principal selected 19 students from the departments of Geography and Botany, 3
teachers and 2 lab bearers for the study tour to the highest mountain peak of
Mizoram, Phawngpui National park.The team gathered at the college campus at
8:30 Am on 19th march 2017. After 8 hrs drive the team reached Little flower
convent school Serchhip and stayed there
for the night.
On the morning of the 20th March, after breakfast, the team headed towards Phawngpui National Park and again night halt at Sangau Tourist Lodge.
On 21st March two jeep were hired to reach ‘Far Pak’ and from the spot after breakfast the team marched towards the peak which is about 5 kms from the ‘Far Pak’. The peak is measured 7100 ft. The mountain looks blue due to light scattering by the dense forest. The forest is composed of many types of trees, rare bamboo called ‘Phar’ oak trees, beautiful blooming red rhododendron (Chawkhlei), ground orchids and tree orchids as well. Blue mountain is also rich in fauna. It is the habitat of tigers, mountain goats, Gibbons snakes, etc. Beautiful vultures were spotted during the hike.
On reaching the peak at 11:30 Am the team rested for a few minutes and had a light refreshment. We took a group photograph and of the landscapes, then we headed back towards the camp. The next morning, on the 22nd we moved towards home via Thenzawl and camped at Vety complex, Thenzawl for one night. On the 23rd March, after breakfast, We visited the highest waterfall in Mizoram ‘Vantawng Khawhthla’ and a beautiful waterfall ‘ Tuirihiau’. On the way we passed through the tropic of cancer. We reached kolasib at 8:00 pm safely.
The main objective of the Study Tour is to let the students see for themselves Phawngpui Tlang which is included in their syllabus. It is expected that the Tour broadened students’ horizon of knowledge. The Tour is also expected to help the students apply knowledge and skills acquired in lecture and laboratory and to explore the possibility of a chance to do research.