Sela Pass, Tawang

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If you’re a fan of hiking at high altitudes, visiting Sela Pass is just for you, since it’s 4,175 m (13,700 ft) above sea level, among the snowy mountains, away from civilization and cities. See the lake close to the pass, and experience the views of the immensely large landscape. If you wish to warm up, there’s a pleasant cafe that offers all kinds of beverages, as well as warm meals. When going back, go slowly and take care of your breathing because of the extremely thin air. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Tawang holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Sela Pass and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Sela,the high altitude Pass, is certainly dangerously beautiful with an altitude of nearly 14000 ft,stubbornly resting above the clouds. It is located 50-60 kms away from Dirang and takes 2hrs. approx...  more »
  • The pass with temples, lake, Jaswantgarh right across and mesmerising beauty around is gateway to Tawang. The place and its beauty is to be experienced by being there.  more »
  • Indeed a beauty, however you need to move fast to Tawang or Dhirang. Our vehicle broke-down & we were stranded at Sela for 6+ hours. Thanks to the little cottage & the lady up there who served us tea,...  more »

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Look around the market for the best range of accommodations in Tawang. Although the town remains largely undeveloped, with limited amenities and creature comforts, you can find small guesthouses and inns run by friendly locals, many of whom will offer home-cooked food during your stay. While these accommodations remain basic, they more than make up for their shortcomings with true Himalayan hospitality, striking a perfect balance for low-budget hikers. Try to find a top-floor room to enjoy the best views out over the surrounding mountains.
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