Maximum Altitude: 9000 ft
Duration: 5 days
The beauty of any trekking journey lies in the rewarding views, but it is not always limited to incredible sights of the mountains. Some journeys are just based on the super exciting trail and the Talle Valley Trek is a supreme example of one such journey. Located in Arunanchal Pradesh, the Talle Valley Trek takes you through three striking valleys of the region, the Talle Vally, the Ziro Valley, and the Pangey Valley, offering captivating views of the surrounding green mountains, and the journey through the Talle River and Pangey River is thrilling.
The trail is highly enticing and passes through a number of striking places. You will cross the famous and picturesque Ziro Valley of Arunachal Pradesh, a UNESCO recognized site. Known as the land of ancient tribes, the trail winds through dense forests, lush green carpet, fern fields, mountains, river crossings this combing the cultural and traditional uniqueness of the North East.
Further, you will enter Talle valley biodiversity zone. There, you may have a look at the most endangered ‘clouded leopard’ and also get pretty views of white coloured bamboos. Passing through the thriving deciduous and alpine forests, you get to see a clear and eye catchy picture of snow laden ‘Nimapema Range’ of Bhutan that stands beautifully at a considerable distance. The scenery is super alluring. Talle valley is also a home to pretty rhododendrons that charmingly blush inside the valley.
With diverse flora and vegetation, bamboo trees, and an awe-inspiring landscape, the Talle Valley Trek is a paradise for nature lover. The highlight of the trek is the rainforests of Arunachal Pradesh with spectacular mountains flanking at a distance.
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Day 1: Arrive in Ziro
The Ziro valley is one of the most picturesque places in all of Arunachal Pradesh, bearing the appearance of a colorful natural mosaic. This valley is inhabited by the Apatani tribe who are spread across seven large villages. One of the most evolved and intellectual of all tribes, the Apatanis have unique customs and traditions. Visit the villages in the valley, talk to the locals about the culture and listen to some of the interesting folklores.
Day 2: Ziro to Pange
The excursion today starts through the Talle Valley Forest Sanctuary, while the Pange River is streaming along the path. The walk is incredibly charming and goes through the tropical rainforest including for the most part of Bamboo and Fern Vegetation. You can likewise get the chance to observe some intriguing falls as you walk further. All through the trail you will hear the continuous chirping of birds. On reaching the campsite, take a refreshing dip in the Pange stream. Later in the evening, head out for a trail walk around Pange.
Day 3: Pange to Talle Valley
It’s the toughest portion of the trek. The path runs on the left flank of the Pange River. The initial part of the route is a mix of steep climbs through dense temperate forests, and udulating walks alongside fern covered walls. In no time you will be absorbed by the tranquility and beauty of the forest. The climb continues for around three hours till you reach Lebya Pengo pass (7984 feet), the high point of the trek. From you will see a gradual change in the forest from sub temperate to temperate. You can camp near the Talle stream. Don’t you love the gurgling sound of a small stream while you sleep cozily in your tents!
Day 4: Talley Valle to Pange
In the morning enjoy the vibrant bird life around the camp and explore some routes around Talle valley. It’s your time with the nature! The descent will be more relaxing, so sing a song while enjoying the surroundings. The beautiful wildflowers, and the sunbeams over the valley enhances the charm of the trek.
Day 5: Pange to Ziro
Enjoy your last morning in this amazing forest, before commencing your leisurely descent down to Ziro. It’s the last day of the trek, so take your time. I know it will be hard to say goodbye.
Best Time To Visit
The best suited time for this trek is from October to April.
How To Reach
Lilabari is the nearest airport. It is located in North Lakhimpur district of Assam. The airport is not that well-connected and there are very few direct flights. You can take connecting flights via the major Indian cities or fly into the Guwahati airport. Naharlagun is the nearest railway station from Ziro which is situated at a distance of around 100 km.
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