Gorichen Peak is the highest peak in Arunachal Pradesh, at 6858 m above sea level. Being located at such a height, the peak remains snowbound throughout the year. This captivated many tourists' attention, especially mountaineers and passionate trekkers. You can also witness the magnificent views of Gorichen Peak from the road between Bomdila and Tawang.
Gorichen Peak is located at a distance of 164 km from Tawang and is locally known as Tsa-Nga-Phu, meaning ‘Kingdom of the Deity.’ The Monpa tribe of Arunachal Pradesh highly reveres Gorichen Peak as they believe it is important for their existence. They believe it protects them from all evils. The state's locals often refer to the peak as the giant white elephant due to the white carpet of snow that bounds it, making it one of the most identifiable peaks in the region.
Here are the details you must know about Gorichen Peak
Best Time to Visit Gorichen Peak
Gorichen Peak can be visited any time during pre-monsoon, i.e., late April, May, and June, ad post-monsoon, i.e., September and October. It is the best time to indulge in Gorichen Trek. The weather is freezing in the winter months, so you must wear heavy woolens to protect yourself from harsh weather conditions.
How to Reach Gorichen Peak
You can find cabs from Tawang to Gorichen Peak. The distance between Tawang and Gorichen Peak is about 57 km and can also be reached by private car.