But a steady stream of pilgrims continued to arrive to make offerings to the new monastery and to Thupten Rinpoche, with one group traveling three days from their teacher’s birthplace in Bhutan. They brought offerings of butter, rice, and money, and performed traditional songs and dances for Thupten Rinpoche and the other monks into the late hours of the night, with the temple lights shining brightly and the melodies of Bhutanese folk songs floating over the Dirang valley.
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08:00 am - 05:00 pm
Best Time to Visit
April to June - 20°C - 35°C
During the summer season, the temperature reaches 35°C. It is a good time to plan a holiday in Nampong as the days might remain hot but nights are comparatively cool.
October to March - 8°C - 14°C
Visiting Nampong for a vacation can be a really good idea. The weather is pleasant, just the perfect to plan a tour to Nampong. Also this is when one can get to see the famous Pangsau Pass Winter Festival.
It was the mostly used route during the 13th century arrival of Assam in India by the Ahoms, a Shan tribe.The British in the late 19th century looked at the pass as a possible railway route from India to Myitkyina in north Burma through the Hukawng Valley, all of which were part of the British Empire at the time, but no railway was built.During World War II the pass became famous because of the Stilwell Road connecting British India to Nationalist Chinese forces fighting the Japanese in China. The pass was the large initial obstacle encountered by United States General Joseph "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell's forces in their effort to build a land route to supplement The Hump air route (after the other land route, the Burma Road was lost to advancing Japanese forces).The Stilwell Road began at Ledo, Assam, the railhead, and passed through Tirap Gaon, Lekhapani, Tipong, Jagun, Jairampur (the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh boundary and beginning of Inner Line), and Nampong before switchbacking steeply upwards through densely forested hills to the pass, 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) away. The distance from Ledo to Pangsau Pass is 61 km (38 mi). Because of the fierce gradients and the mud, which made getting up to the pass difficult, it was nicknamed "Hell Pass" during the war.
Interesting facts about Pangsau Pass
The pass offer one of the easiest route into Burma from the Assam plains. It is name after the neighboring Burmese village, Pangsau, that lies 2 km beyond the pass to the east. It is the supposed route of the 13th century attack of Assam in India by the Ahoms, a Shan tribe. Prospect by the British in the late 19th Century as a possible railway route from India to Myitkyina in north Burma through the Hukawng Valley, the overtake become well-known during World War II for being the original obstacle encounter by American universal "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell's forces in their effort to build a ground route to remote China after the fall of Burma to the Japanese.