Located between Tawang
and West Kameng
districts, Gorichen Massif is the highest peak (22,500 ft) of Arunachal Pradesh
. An ice peak, it borders with China. It is often referred to as Sa-Nga Phu, which literally means the kingdom of the deity. Hence, it is considered sacred by Monpa tribe
. Gorichen is an ideal base for mountaineering and trekking. The months of April, May, September and October are the best time to explore. Tezpur Airport and Rangapara North Railway Station
(both in Assam
) are the nearest airport and railhead respectively.