“The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure” – Christopher McCandless
Perched at more than 6500 meters above sea level in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, Gorichen Peak is an absolute paradise for all adventure junkies. Nestled in the midst of picturesque mountains of North-East India, scaling the peak of Gorichen is always audacious and enchanting. Despite being one of the highest peaks in Arunachal Pradesh, Gorichen is still considered to be one of the climbable pinnacles in North-East India. In the Sa-Nga Phu region, there are several climbing opportunities for the trained climbers as well as for the beginners.
An interesting saga that goes with the peak of Gorichen is that this place is believed to be a scared peak for the Monpa tribes. According to them the elevated mountainous terrain safeguards the local inhabitants here against all the tribulations. Apart from its adventure exposure, Gorichen Peak is also frequented by many travellers for its natural exquisiteness. While travelling to Tawang from Bomdila, you get to catch a glimpse of beautiful Gorichen Peak and its breathtaking environs.
For a true adventure enthusiast, the best time to scale the Gorichen Peak is during summer especially from April to June. Avoid visiting the region during monsoon i.e. from July to August. The reason being, intense rainfall invites lot of troubles for the trekkers and climbers. However, visiting Gorichen Peak after monsoon (from September) is quite enticing for travellers and adventure lovers.
If you are a seasoned climber and want to emerge your rousing person at the Gorichen Peak along with its natural abundance, here’s what you need to consider:
Explore the least visited Nuranang Falls
Nestled nearly 26Kms from Gorichen Peak, Nuranang Falls is one of the leading tourist pullers in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh. The 100 meters high waterfalls is situated on the Tawang-Bomdila route offering you an enchanting vista of natural splendour. There is also a small hydropower plant located in a close proximity to the falls, which is the prime source of electricity in this terrain. The spectacular waterfalls came into limelight in 1997 after one of the Bollywood movie song from the movie Koyla was pasteurised in this location. However, the beauty of this tranquil waterfall is still unknown to many travellers. If you wish to explore the natural liveliness of this wonderful cascade, make a plan and unveil the natural grandeur of Nuranang Falls.
Cross the trekking trails in Gorichen
Located in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, there are many short and long trekking trails around Gorichen. Be it a beginner or a professional trekker, taking part in the trekking activities around Gorichen Peak is always captivating. So pack your trekking kit and grab one of the amazing trekking experiences in the mountains of North East Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh.
Climb the height in the hills
A trip to the mountain is full of adventure; and the ecstasy turns more rousing when you get a platform to excel your daring persona. Gorichen Peak has no dearth of climbing opportunities for you. Visiting here during the summers may take your adventure enthusiasm to a different level. If you have group of buddies with similar gusto, rock climbing in Gorichen region can be more awe-inspiring. So get yourself up for the rousing rock climbing and catch an eye-catching vista of the lush bush environs of Tawang district.
Camping in Gorichen Peak is absolute thrilling
One more addition to the list of adventure in Gorichen Peak is camping. Plenty of vivacious camping areas you get to explore around Gorichen where you can base your camp. Staying inside the camp delimited by gentle breeze and serene ambience is certainly an amazing experience to have when in Gorichen Peak. Visitors flock here from various parts of the neighbouring locations for camping; especially during winters when flame of bonfire in the midst of frosty dusk leaves you stun in Gorichen Peak
These are some of the adventurous activities that you should do when in Gorichen Peak.