Chandan Kumar Duarah in Sangti valley during his study about birds and climate change
Situated beneath the towering snow-capped Sela Peak of the Eastern Himalayan ranges the Sangti Valley in Arunachal Pradesh is known as paradise of colourful birds and tribal cultures. To the visitor, the beautiful valley poses as a picture postcard complete with the flowing Sangti, pine forests, tiny hamlets, wildflowers in the alpine meadows and grazing cattle and horses.
Blessed with pleasant weather round the year and sometimes flakes of snow during the winter months Sangti is sandwiched between Bomdila and Tawang in the strategically important Indo-China border. The valley is situated about 15 kilometres away from the township of Dirang on the Bomdila – Tawang highway of Western Arunachal Pradesh in North East India. Apple, orange, kiwi, apricot, pineapples, maize grow abundant in the valley enriched by swift flowing rivers. The Monpa tribe is the dominant tribe in the Valley considered as a trekker’s dream destination.