Sela Pass


The Sela Pass is the high-altitude mountain pass located in TawangDistrict. It has an elevation of 4170 m (13,700 ft) connects the Buddhist city of Tawang Town to Tezpur and Guwahati and is the main road connecting Tawang with the rest of India. Tawang is situated at a distance of 78 km from Sela Pass while Guwahati is at a distance of 340 km.

The pass has hardly any vegetation and is usually snow-covered all through the year. During winter temperature in the pass can go down to minus 10 degrees. This part of the Eastern Himalayan range is pretty special for the Buddhists, it is believed that about 101 lakes exist in and around Sela pass and each of these lakes has a huge religious significance for the Buddhist community. Very close to the Pass is the beautiful Sela Lake.   The pass is open throughout the year.