Nampong is a census town in the Changlang District in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. It is a small town situated in the picturesque scenic valley. Nampong is one of the virgin places in Arunachal Pradesh. One can reach Namphong via air, road or train. The nearest airport to reach Nampong is Dibrugarh airport and the nearest railway station is Tinsukia and from there one can take Assam State Transport Buses to Jagun via Margherita, and again you will have to take Arunachal State Transport Buses for Nampong. Though it’s a long journey but the traveler will enjoy the journey since one can enjoy the nature’s ride and the sight of beautiful tea gardens.
The lifestyle of Nampong is very simple. Nampong is located 12km away from Pangsau Pass. The pass lies on the crest of the Patkai Hills on the India-Burma border and it is 3,727 feet in altitude. One can also view the famous lake called The Lake of no return in Myanmar side from Pangsau Pass. Nampong is also the last town in eastern Corner of India which also shares the boundary with Myanmar. Almost every month people are allowed to visit Myanmar through Pangsau Pass.
Tangsas are one of the major tribe of Arunachal Pradesh and are dominant tribe of Nampong. They are originally migrated to India in the 1740s and they are originated from north of Mayanmar. There are different tribes within the Trangsas. Traditionally, they are believer of Bon Faith but over the years many have converted to Buddhism and Christianity.
The Nampong are experts in handicrafts particularly in woodcarving. Every year in Nampong the Pangsau Pass Winter festival is organized during the month of January. The festival is organized for three days, during the festival the festival ground looks very colorful since thousands of people with colourful traditional attires gather in the festival ground the people also performs folk dances, songs with cultural attire. During the festival the ground is also occupied with hundreds of traditional stalls showcasing local handlooms and handicrafts, local food stalls, etc.