From a complete shift in architectural pattern, with wood replacing brick and mortar and herds of stray horses interrupting your path or seen grazing at a distance, replacing the usual cow herds seen on Indian roads, you slowly tend to relate to the deep-rooted Tibetan influence that you have read online about.Why don't you hear it from people who have travelled through us before?
To reach this village in Arunachal Pradesh, we took a plane, a train, a cab, a couple of shared sumos, woke up at unearthly hours, survived many hairpin turns, rocky roads, headaches and a near brain freeze. But boy, was it worth it!Bhumika Udernani, Pune,
Being on the mountaintop where you feel like you are the only one in miles and surrounded by prayer flags is pretty awesome feeling.Avinash Kaur, Delhi
The trip gets better when you are received by your warm homestay hosts.Traditional food preparation sessions, long nature walks and exploring Memba heirlooms( the major tribe inhabiting the valley) punctuate your Mechuka experience.Mechuka turns fluorescent green from May right till August. September marks the beginning of Autumn and everything turns brown and stays that way until December.January brings in snow and then spring comes. Regardless of the season, you visit it in, the place offers breathtaking beauty.
The second leg of the journey is rather unique.It is not every day that you get to visit a geographic location that remains cut off from the rest of civilisation for half the year due to the lack of a motorable land. In November nature allows you enter Dambuk and use the dry river bed as a road. So, are you going to decline nature's invitation?