The Lossar Festival

by Eventours Travels

The Lossar Festival

Assam & Arunachal Pradesh 8 Rating

09 Nights / 10 Days

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A celebration marking the beginning of the New Year (also the Tibetian New Year) in Arunachal Pradesh, involving ritualistic dance forms characterized by elaborate masks, food and wine. This experience is also sprinkled with a dose of Assam’s National parks and cultural heritage.

Marking the beginning of a new year, the festival also stands for agricultural prosperity. The term Losar comes from two words of the Tibetan language, lo which means new and sar which means year. Also known as the Tibetan New Year, the Losar Festival is celebrated magnificently in various states with Tibetan population. The favourite attraction among tourists is the exquisite Chham Dance. Also known as the Dance of Devil, Chham is characterised by elaborate masks, intricate headgear and vibrant costumes donned by the performers. Losar is the occasion when the Monpas feast, drink and make merry. Relatives and friends get together and celebrate this festival in a very pompous manner. 

  • Visit the famous Kamakhya Temple
  • Visit the historical Tezpur Town
  • Explore the 17th Century Dirang Dzong
  • Visit UNESCO heritage site – Thembang
  • Be at the highest motorable pass at 13000ft in North East India
  • Visit the second largest 400 year old Monastery in the world
  • Be a part of the Lossar Festival in Tawang
  • Witness the colourful celebration of the Monpa Tribe
  • Stay a night at Nameri National Park
  • Fully escorted tour with local guides wherever necessary

Includes

  • Airport pick up & transfers in Air Conditioned Vehicles
  • All accommodation in double / twin share rooms
  • Meals inclusive as per request
  • Ferry transfers and charges inclusive

Not Includes

Air/train fare

Entry fees at monuments, museum, Leisure Park
Tips, drinks, laundry
Insurance, telephone charge
Camera fees, if any
Any other services which is not mentioned in the ‘includes column’

Day 01 Arrival Guwahati                                                                                                                     

Arrive Guwahati by air/train and meet our representative at the airport. On your drive to your hotel, visit the Kamakhya Temple located at a hilltop enroute, the most important worship centers in India for Tantric (Shakti) Hinduism. Check into your hotel on arrival. Overnight.

 

 

Day 02 Guwahati – Tezpur

After breakfast you will drive to Tezpur, a historical city of Assam. Check into a hotel on arrival. Evening time permitting, you will visit Cole Park – established by Mr. Cole, a Commissioner of Assam under British rule and Agnigarh - small hill of love immortalized facing the river Brahmaputra. Later visit the nearby market for the evening. Overnight. 

 

 

Day 03 Tezpur – Dirang

Today after breakfast you will be transfer to Dirang. This drive will be through high mountain terrains which forms the eastern Himalayas offering panoramic view. Enroute visit the old Dirang Village and Dirang Dzong, a 17th century fort represented the authority of the King / Chief which acted as an important centre of public administration. Check into your hotel on arrival and visit town and local market later. Overnight.

 

 

Day 04 Dirang

Today rediscover yourself in Dirang among the gushing streams and the lush greenery. You will visit Kalchakra and Ngingmapa Monastery, Yak Research Center, Sangti Valley, Kiwi / Apple orchards and hot-water springs in and around the region. You can also visit the ancient historical village – Thembang, a UNESCO world heritage site now. Later you will return to your hotel/lodge for your overnight stay.

 

Day 05 Dirang – Tawang

Today after breakfast you will drive to Tawang at about 10000 ft and stop by the Sela Pass at 13700 ft enroute, the highest motor-able pass in Northeast India. Later visit the Nuranang falls and later check into your hotel on arrival. Evening walk around the town and visit local markets. Overnight.

 

 

Day 06 Tawang

Today you will visit the famous 400 years old Tawang Monastery, the second largest in the world after the Lhasa in Tibet.  Later join the Lossar Festival celebration with great pomp and show in Tawang. Later return to your hotel for your overnight stay.

 

 

Day 07 Tawang

Full day at the festival, start your day marked by offering prayers at the Tawang Monastery – the largest one outside of Lhasa – and a lot of merrymaking and partying. Overnight in Tawang.

 

 

Day 08 Tawang – Bomdila

Today you will drive down to Bomdila at an altitude of 8000 ft. Enroute visit Urgelling monastery, believed to have been in existence since 14th century and also the birth place of the 6th Dalai Lama. It was one of the first three monasteries built by Urgen Sangpo, the youngest brother of Terton Pempalingpa, the famous Treasure-Revealer. Later before crossing Sela Pass stop at Jaswant Garh, a war memorial of 1962 saga. Check into your hotel on arrival in Bomdila. Visit lower Gompa and market. Overnight.

 

 

Day 09 Bomdila – Eco Camp

You will drive down to the plains of Assam and transfer to Eco Camp at Nameri National Park today, near the Assam Arunachal Pradesh border. On arrival check into Eco camp, (Eco camp has comfortable double bedded tents with a thatched roof canopy). Evening go for a sunset walk along the river bank to end your day. Overnight in camp.

 

 

Day 10 Eco Camp – Guwahati

On this day you will be driven to Guwahati airport for your onward journey.

Prabhakar Homestay / Hotel Royal D’Casa  - Guwahati

Hotel Fern Residency | Hotel Centre Point – Tezpur

Hotel Pemaling | Norphel Retreat – Dirang

Dolma | Luxury Homestay – Tawang

Tsepal Yangjam – Bomdila

Eco Camp – Nameri National Park

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