Tawang is both historically and naturally endowed. It is located at a distance of 185 km from Bomdila and is situated at an altitude of 3025 m above sea level. The natural beauty and solitude of Gudpi and Chong-Chugmi ranges, Tawang Chu River and Tawang Valley are very mesmerising. There aremany beautiful glacial lakes in and around Tawang with crystal blue waters such as Sela Lake, P.T.Tso Lake, Sangetser Lake, Banggachang Lake and many more. These remain frozen in winters while in summers they become a haven for migratory birds.
The inhabitants of the districts are all of Monpa tribes. There are two major religious festivals of the Monpas, Losar and Torgya. Both festivals are celebrated annually. Losaris celebrated for the commencement of the New Year. Every third year of Torgya, the festival of Dungyur is celebrated. Both Dungyur and Torgya festivals are celebrated at the premises of the Tawang Monastery with traditional gaiety and enthusiasm.