Adventure at Mechuka

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-08-04

Share using:

Menchukha or Mechuka as it is popularly known as is a valley located close to the Tibetan border in the northern reaches of Shi Yomi district of Arunachal Pradesh. The town of Mechuka is located along the Yargyap chu river at an elevation of 6000 feet, the entire valley is surrounded by Pine & Thorn bush covered mountains. In memba language men is medicine, chu is water and kha is the snow – which literarily means medicinal water of snow. The Valley is inhabited by the Memba and the Adi with a few Tagins tribals.

To promote this beautiful region a 3 days adventure and cultural festival is organized every year in the month of November - Adventure @ Mechuka. The festival was the brain child of Mr. Kiren Rijiju, Member Parliament and Minister for Sorts & Youth Affairs and was started in the year 2012. The festival is jointly organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India and Department of Tourism, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh through its event partners the Sub-Division Administration Mechukha, District Administration West Siang & CCRD Itanagar.

The festival is based around adventure activities with propelled glider and micro-light glider rides, aero-modeling, paragliding, trap shooting, mountain biking, river crossing, rappelling, rafting, trekking, zorbing and rock climbing. Competitive Angling in the local streams has also been added as a new feature during the later years. The evening is usually reserved for cultural performances and music; local musicians from Arunachal Pradesh along with national and international artists have performed here including likes of Adnan Sami. Food and local beverages are an integral part of any festival in this part of the country and Mechuka is no different, as there are plenty of food stalls and beverages available at the festival site.


Mechuka Village

Mechuka is approachable from Passighat with a night halt at Aalong, with the nearest Railway station at Murkongselek (Jonai) in Assam. Passighat has an airport but has connectivity with flights from Guwahati. Mohanbari airport at Dibrugarh connects with major cities in the country.

While at Mechuka do not forget to visit the 400 years old Samten Yongcha Monastery, a visit to the Siko Dido waterfall and the Mechuka Gurudawra besides hiking around the valley and crossing a number of hanging bridges.

There are a plenty of home stays available at Mechuka with plenty of camps sites which are put up during the festival time.

No Comments

Trending Blogs

General Read More
Food of Sikkim
Leisure Read More
Know the best places to visit in North east India: Meghalaya and more
Adventure Rush Read More
Trekking in the lost kingdom of Mustang

Latest Blogs

Culture Read More
Finding culture and spirituality on the trans-Bhutan trail
Adventure Rush Read More
Get Ready to Say Goodbye to Solo Trekking in Nepal
Leisure Read More
My Encounter with Mt. Everest at Tiger Hill
Adventure Rush Read More
Summer adventure activities in Meghalaya
A call to all travel junkies
Share your amazing travel stories
inspire someone today!
Become a TOURGENIE contributor
Write for our blog
Want to explore more Activities?
Explore Activities
Dzukou Valley Trek-Nagaland Tour Package
Dzukou Valley Trek-Nagaland Tour Package
5 Days 4 Nights
Explore Activities
Spectacular Bhutan Tour
Spectacular Bhutan Tour
9 Days 8 Nights
Explore Activities
7-day Gangtok Pelling Darjeeling tour
7-day Gangtok Pelling Darjeeling tour
8 Days 7 Nights
  • Near Co-Operative, Middle Sichey Gangtok, East Sikkim, India, 737101