Arunachal: Bailey Trail Trek & Mt Gorichen Expedition Launched

A ‘Bailey trail trek’ and an expedition to Mt Gorichen in Arunachal was launched on Saturday in a Press meeting. The expeditions will be initiated by Everester Anshu Jamsenpa.

The two national adventure events are scheduled to be organized during September-October this year. High-altitude trekkers and seasoned mountaineers from different parts of the country are expected to participate in it.

Around 80 local youths would be engaged and trained during the course of these two events. After the training, they can work as trainers, trekking guides, camp leaders, porters and cooks, said Jamsenpa.

“Adventure tourism has huge scope and the youths should opt for these opportunities, rather than running after government jobs, which are scarce,” she opined.

The event’s adviser, Brig S Prasad, launched a website,, during the press meet. He informed that the Bailey trail is a historic route taken by Lt Col FM Bailey, who was a British political officer. 

“During his explorations of the area, he trekked from Bomdila to Tawang via Chander, Thungri, Changla, Potok, Lurtem, Mago and Jang, with altitudes touching 15,500 ft above the sea level. The same trek route was used by both Indian and Chinese armies during the 1962 Sino-India war,” he said.

He expressed confidence that the Indian Army would facilitate the Mt Gorichen expedition, “including rescue operations as and when required.”

Jamsenpa will lead the Mt Gorichen expedition, while Everester Nima Lama will be the leader of the Bailey trail trek, informed the Arunachal Mountaineering & Adventure Sports Association. It said that part of the proceeds from the events would be donated to the Covid-19 relief fund.