Tawang is additionally a perfect spot for trekking and climbing. On the best approach to Tawang lies the World's second highest pass at 14000 feet, the Se la Pass through a the lake with clear blue water. Either sides of the lake are decked with lots of rhododendrons. Bomdila Tawang range particularly around the Tawang Chu offers one of the best treks. The trek beginning from Jong, found between Se- la and Tawang, to Mago is through the forest studded with waterfalls. May and October are the best time for trekkers. There is an Orchidarium at Tipi close to the banks of the Kameng River in the West Kameng District, way to Tawang.
There are different opinions about the the name origination of name Tawang. Accoring to some the name Tawang was given by Merak Lama in the seventeenth century derived from the two words Ta which means, horse (a stallion that inspired Merak Lama, to build the monastery in Tawang) and Wang which means blessings. Alternatively this was the spot where the considerable fortune expert Pema Lingpa gave launches, for example, Kagyad and Tamdlin tantras and subsequently the spot came to be known as Tawang.