The freezing terrain majestically resides at the elevating height of 2’840 m above sea level. The single and narrow thoroughfare of this beautiful valley is fortified by the high mountains on one side and the other side of the same road frightens the brave hearts by its steep and deadly gorges. A furtive glance into the pediment stops the heartbeats and heightens the excitement. It’s a picture perfect abode adorned by the beauteous alpine trees and the sacred Gompa’s embellishes every curves of the tortuous terrain. The fog filled environs, magnifies the attraction and romanticizes the mood of the exquisite valley altering it into exotic destination for couples and honeymooners
WEST KAMENG with an area of 7’422 Sq. Km derived its name from the river Kameng, a tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra and treasures the rare species of wild orchids that has christened the province as the Paradise of Orchids. The Orchid Research Centre of this zone is the third largest Orchidarium in Asia. Beside this famous Orchidarium, an arduous area measuring 100 sq km has been officially declared as Orchid Sanctuary that abounds variety of species glorifying the trees of the Paradise woods which presents an amazing spectacle during blossoming season. The lush green wild orchid’s habitat unravels numerous secure trekking routes for nature aficionado. Additionally, the region also boasts of massive apple orchards and sheep breeding farms.
It is also the homeland of the Monpa’s and Sherdukpen’s, their religious faith elaborates the intriguing mishmash of Mahayana Buddhism and Indigenous beliefs. The ‘Gompas’ splendidly decorates all the villages of these societies. Basically, practices terrace cultivation but scores of these communities are pastoral and breed herds of Yak and mountain sheep. The exotic carpets and artistic wooden vessels are specialty of this bucolic group. Ethnically similar Memba and Kamba are minorities that dwells in the high mountains along the northern borders.