Se-La with la denoting Paas is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Arunachal Pradesh. It is among the most breathtaking places you could see in your lifetime. Sela pass acts as a lifeline for the people of Tawang and it gets heavenly as it gets.
In this article, we will see some of the breathtaking views of this pass, along with some other information needed while planning a trip to Sela Paas.
How to reach Sela Paas?
To reach Sela pass, you can first reach Guwahati by Flight or train. From Guwahati, you can travel to Tawang, the best would be by cab. On the way of your journey to Tawang, you will pass through mesmerizing Sela Paas, and Sela lake located at an altitude of 14000 ft above sea level.
Best time to visit sela paas?
The best time to visit depends a lot on your personal choice. Although the landscape around pass is equally breathtaking in all seasons. However, during winters, it is no less than heaven and thus I would totally recommend visiting it during winters. My visit to Sela pass was in the month of March.
What do legends have to say?
Legends say that Indian Army sepoy Jaswant Singh Rawat fought alone with the Chinese army near Sela Paas during the 1962 war. Later, for his bravery, he was awarded Maha Vir Chakra
Permits for sela paas
As a tourist, you would need ILP (Inner line permit to pass through Sela pass).
1. Snow-covered route
In winter the entire route is covered with heavy snow, however, you will also come across serene Sela lake. During winters, along with heavenly views, be prepared for freezing temperatures. So it’s very important to keep heavy woolens to keep you warm.
2. Frozen Sela Lake
Sela Lake is most likely to be frozen during peak winters, offering totally gorgeous views. Also, be a responsible tourist and do not try to walk over the ice sheet. The view of Sela lake from the top is totally unreal and surreal.
3. Mountain Yaks
Yes, the Tawang mountain yaks are too fluffy and cute. You can easily spot them on your journey, at all places.
4. Jaswanth Garh war memorial
On the way, make sure to stop at the Jaswanth Garh war memorial. Pay tribute to the brave Indian Army sepoy who fought alone with the Chinese army during the 1962 war.
5. Jung Falls
En route, do make a pit spot at Jung Falls. You can easily walk up to the viewpoint to admire the 100 m high waterfall. It can for sure make anyone’s problems seems smaller. Be a little cautious, while getting close to the fall, because during high tide you could be swept away easily.
6. Heavenly vistas
If there is one thing, you would admire on your entire journey are the heavenly views !!! Visit Sela pass in winters and you gonna fall in love with this place. Northeast is still not much famous among travelers, and due to this reason, its beauty is totally untouched, unexplored, and serene.
Don’t listen to what they, go and see it**