In 2016, Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent spent ten incredible weeks exploring Arunachal Pradesh. Cordoned off from the outside world from 1873 until the late 1990s, today the harshness of its terrain, a sensitive political situation, and the need for restrictive permits still make it a little-visited region. Travelling 2,000 miles by motorbike, foot and boat, she went from leech-infested jungles to the gompa-clad peaks of Tawang, followed explorer F M Bailey’s footsteps to the border with Tibet, and trekked deep into the sacred Buddhist kingdom of Pemako. She recounts stories of a journey which was cold, wet, hot, mind-blowingly beautiful, and constantly surprising.