Pongging village is one of the most hard to reach and virgin human locality I have ever found. I get amazed to find people living happily in the deep dark lushly green forest, far away from almost all modern facilities amidst in the sub Himalayan hills.
|Beautiful Pongging Village|
The only connecting way to the village with the mainland of Pasighat is the suspension bridge over the Yamne river. Yamne river meets with Siang river at about 200 meters away from the suspension bridge). After crossing the suspension bridge one need to trek on the straight shoulders of the hills with the Siang river flowing at the base for nearly an hour or more.
|Hanging bridge to Pongging|
|Confluence of Yamne and Siang|
|The only way to the village|
|Other side of the river|
We reached Pongging after nearly more than an hour of hiking. There are nearly 50 houses in the village with 1 school up to class V. People go out of home in the very early morning of the day for farming and other works. Nature has taken care of each and every person of the village, they have no health service facility and they in fact do not need one, this is the way they live. They are strong, humble and most honest. A 60-70 years old lady carrying 60-70 KG load of wood on her back and climbing up is a normal way of daily their lives. It is said eyes is the opening to the heart. And their eyes are wide opened and clear.
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