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Sela Pass

The Sela Pass (more appropriately called Se La, as La means Pass) is the high-altitude mountain pass located in Tawang District of Arunachal Pradesh. It has an elevation of 4170 m (13,700 ft) connects the Buddhist city of Tawang to the rest of India. The pass has hardly any vegetation and is usually snow-covered to some extent all through the year. During winter temperature in the pass can go down to −10 degrees. This place is snowed in most of the year and offers excellent and heavenly views all year round. This is the second highest motor able road in India.

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Sela lake

Very close to the Pass is the beautiful Sela Lake (sometimes called Paradise Lake because of its beauty), which could be fully or partially frozen in winter. Some small rivers also flow out of the lake and during grazing season, yaks grazing around the lake. It is believed that there are 101 lakes in this region which sacred to the local residents and Sela Lake is one of them.

Read blog post: Sela Lake a twin Lake on top of Sela Pass


The village of Marmang, is the first village after Sela Pass with total geographical area of village of about a hectares. Marmang has a total population of 497 peoples with about 74 houses. Marmang village makes a good base for exploring the lakes and natural beauty of the area.

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