Trip Start Sep 01, 2009
138Trip End Mar 01, 2010
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The first segment of the path was easier than anticipated. I was scared of that Se La pass - but in the sun did a good job in the last four days and the road was just clean of any snow/ice. This also made the journey much shorter - there was no need in chains.
Arriving to Bomdila we checked the options to continue. In addition to a waiting list for tomorrow's morning jeep it was found out that there is a bus to Itanagar which leaves at 1700. The problem is that it's booked and there is no chance that there will be cancelations. The situation wasn't too nice, but we were positive, especially after talking to the manager of that Himalayan Holiday tour-agency. The guy explained us everything about Aalon, Ziro and Kaziranga, and even tried to help me with a permit to Nagaland.
And the positive approach payed back. When we, demonstrating the best of Israeli stubbornness came to the bus (I even tried to buy a ticket for a double price from one of the passengers:) a ten-persons group that was supposed to show up at the last moment appeared to count only 6 people, leaving us a perfect seats at the front row of the bus. I was happy enough to hug the bus driver! :) And we started the second segment of that road. It wasn't as pleasant as the first one, but I managed to sleep the most of the time.