Sela Pass

Sela Pass

  • Tawang
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • India

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Sela Pass, Tawang Overview

Sela Pass, Tawang is one of the outstanding and amazingly beautiful places that is located amidst the Himalayan vista. Sela Pass is considered to be the lifeline of the people living in Arunachal Pradesh. In fact, Sela Pass is considered to be one of the heavenly places on Earth. Sela Pass is famous amongst the tourists for the destination being enchanting and also boast of mystic beauty. Sela Pass also has geographical importance as it connects the Tawang district to the other parts of the world. Topping it all, the beautiful Sela Pass is also a sight to behold as it is always covered in snow, giving the beautiful view of the eastern Himalayan range.

Best time to visit Sela Pass:

Now, talking specifically about the weather and the best time to visit Sela Pass! Although Sela Pass is open all round the year but the best months to visit are October, November, March, April and May. The reason behind the same is the fact that during these months, there are less chances that the routes would be dipped in snow. The temperature at Sela Pass, Tawang can range from anywhere between 20 to 5 degrees Celsius, hence adequate warm clothing is necessary.

How to reach:

People who are travelling to Sela Pass through air, the nearest airport happens to be at Guwahati which is 480 km from Tawang. It is very well connected with other major parts of the world. From the airport, one can hire a car or catch a bus till Tezpur. Apart from this, from here on, helicopter services are also available, which would cost you or over Rs. 400 for adults and Rs. 2500 for children. The ones who are travelling via rail, the nearest railway station is Tezpur. On the other hand, for the ones who want to travel via road, then there are many ASPRTC buses and private buses as well.

Interesting Facts:
One of the interesting facts about Sela Pass, Tawang is that it is situated at an altitude of 4170 meters and also happens to be the gateway to Arunachal Pradesh. There is no denying the fact that standing right in front of the Sela Lake and gazing to its beauty will leave everyone open-mouthed.

Traveller Tips:
Below are some of the tips that all the travellers must keep in mind before travelling to Sela Pass, Twang:
• For the ones who are travelling in winters must carry warm clothes (like literally) for it is very cold during those months. This will not only protect you from the chill winds, but will also safeguard you from the frost bites.
• It is also to be kept in mind that one must not eat too much before hiking towards the pass.
• It is also to be noted that all the tourist will witness and meet Indian army who are having as tough time as one can get in safeguarding the Sela lake.


Nearby Attractions:


• Tawang Monastery
• Madhuri Lake
• Nuranang Falls
• Tawang War Memorial
• Gorichen Peak
• P.T. Tso Lake
• Jaswant Garh

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