For true explorers of Nature, luxury, comfort, and availability of amenities do not matter much. What they look for is scope to stay on the lap of Mother Nature for some time, breathe in the fresh air and absorb the simplicity of the surroundings. So they prefer quaint hamlets over dazzling towns and cities. Situated in Arunachal Pradesh, one of the top tourist destinations in North-East, a Dirang Tour will bring solace to the explorer in you. A small hamlet or town in the West Kamen district, Dirang stands in between Jorhat in Assam and Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh and serves as a night halt for the Tawang-bound tourist groups. Located closely to Dirang is Bomdila, another spot where tourists rest for a night on their way to Tawang Package Tour.
The small hamlet of Dirang mesmerizes explorers with its beauty. It is situated on the foot of Kameng River Valley and offers a wonderful visual treat. Dirang is situated at an altitude of 4900 feet and enjoys a pleasant weather condition, which makes stay very comfortable for explorers. Being a night halt, most of the tourists do not get enough time to explore Dirang, since they are in a hurry to reach Tawang so ideally, you should choose this hamlet as your night halt during your return journey to Assam from Tawang. You can spend your time here simply by enjoying a stroll through paddy fields on the slope of the valley, take some snapshots of the valley from the bridge over the Kameng river or take a tour of the local Dirang market in the evening where villagers bring local artifacts for sell.
Being a region close to Bhutan, you can easily experience the influence of the neighboring Buddhist nation during your Dirang Package Tour from Guwahati. The biggest symbol is the Dirang Dzong, a 150-year old fort. Around the fort, there are some stone houses that date back to several centuries. The Dirang Dzong also offers a grand view of the surroundings. Another attraction in Dirang is the hot spring which you will find on the way to Tawang. To reach the spring you need to climb some 500 steps. You may also visit the Yak Research Centre which is located at the top of the town.
Dirang Tour Duration : 9 Nights / 10 Days
Places to visit in Assam Meghalaya Arunachal Pradesh Package Tour : Bhalukpong 1N / Dirang 1N / Tawang 3N / Bomdila 1N / Tezpur 1N / Kaziranga 2N
Pickup & Drop : Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport [GAU] / Guwahati Railway Station [GHY]
Altitude of Tawang : 3,048 m [Coordinates - 27.5861° N, 91.8594° E]
Altitude of Dirang : 1,560 m [Coordinates - 27.3584° N, 92.2409° E]
Altitude of Bomdila : 2,415 m [Coordinates - 27.2645° N, 92.4159° E]
Altitude of Bhalukpong : 213 m [Coordinates - 27.0137° N, 92.6345° E]
The little picturesque village of Dirang is located in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, which is 312 km from the hilly city of Guwahati and 313 km from the Capital city Itanagar.
The altitude of Dirang is 5,118 Ft (1,560 meters) above Sea level. Coordinates are 27.20° N, 92.16° E.
Dirang is one such location that never fails to captivate its tourist with its beauty and similarly, its weather varies with the arrival of a new season, from the hot and humid summer to cold and chilly winter with light to heavy monsoon, Dirang is one blessed region.
The nearest airport to reach Dirang is by landing at Guwahati airport, which is at a distance of 312 km, where daily Domestic flights from all over India and few International flights make a landing, apart from that Tezpur airport is another entry point located at a distance of 196 km with very few flights in operation.
The Best Places of Attractions in Dirang, Arunachal Package Tour fro Guwahati are : Sela Pass, Tawang Monastery, Shonga-Tser Lake, Nuranang Falls, Tawang War Memorial, Peng Teng Tso Lake, Urgelling Gompa, Jaswant Garh War Memorial, Bumla Pass, Samten Yongcha Monastery, Nagula Lake, Gorichen Peak, Taktsang Gompa, Gorsam Chorten.
|Dirang Dzong||4,910 ft||Address: West Kameng District, Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh|
|Hot Water Spring||5,200 ft||Address: West Kameng District, Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh|
|Kalachakra Gompa||5,200 ft||Address: Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh 790101|
|National Research Centre on Yak||4,920 ft||Address: West Kameng District, Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh 790101|
|Sangti Valley||5,000 ft||Location: Sangti Valley is 15 km outside Dirang|
|Thupsung Dhargye Ling||4,910 ft||Address: Cona County, Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh 790101|
|Guwahati||Dirang||9 hr 10 min (372.7 km) via NH 27 and Chariduar - Tawang Rd|
|Tezpur||Dirang||5 hr 22 min (196.0 km) via Chariduar - Tawang Rd|
|Itanagar||Dirang||8 hr 13 min (312.3 km) via NH 15 and Chariduar - Tawang Rd|
|Bhalukpong||Dirang||4 hr 7 min (138.3 km) via Chariduar - Tawang Rd|
|Tawang||Dirang||4 hr 20 min (134.5 km) via NH13|
Meet and greet on arrival at Guwahati Airport for your Arunachal Pradesh Package Tour from Guwahati and proceed towards the scenic town of Bhalukpong (260 Km), located in the West Kameng District by the Kameng River for your Dirang Tour.
Bhalukpong is a little border town outlining the vast areas of Arunachal Pradesh at an altitude of 213 m above sea level. The picturesque town is surrounded by evergreen forests, a gurgling river, breathing landscapes, tiny hamlets, and a soothing ambiance that never expires to casts a spell on its visitors. On arrival, check into the hotel for a night's stay. Overnight at Bhalukpong.
Post breakfast, drive fr Dirang Tour. Enter Arunachal by Bhalukpong check post. Dirang is an ideal getaway in the West Kameng district with beautiful apple orchards and sheep breeding farms. The entire place is surrounded by apple and kiwi orchards and the atmosphere is picturesque. Over night at Dirang.
After a sumptuous breakfast in the morning, drive for Tawang Tour from Dirang (10,000 ft) crossing Sela Pass (13720 ft.) which runs through a small ridge and along the paradise lake. Stop to enjoy –
Sela Pass - At an altitude of 4170 m, this high altitude mountain pass connects the dreamy Tawang town to the rest of India and is situated at a distance of 78 Km from the Buddhist town, Tawang. The unobstructed scenic views of the Eastern Himalayas and its breathtaking views lure the visitors to stop, pose and snap.
Paradise Lake - The charming Paradise Lake is located near the Sela Pass, and is known for its scenic vistas.
Jaswant Garh War Memorial - Dedicated to the hero of the Indian Army Jaswant Singh Rawat, a rifleman, who fought in the 1962 war against China till his last drop of blood. This memorial is a tribute to the brave martyr who single-handedly fought against the Chinese soldiers for 3 days, and this place depicts the saga of the war and its soldiers.
Nuranang Fall - Also known as Jung Waterfalls, this mountainous fall gushes its way out of the green vegetation and vast evergreen valleys to form a cloudy froth while taking the plunge, in a scenic and enchanting environment is a not to miss sight for all Tawang visitors.
On arrival, check into the hotel for a night's stay. Overnight stay at hotel in Tawang.
We will start our Tawang Monastery Tour after breakfast. The Monastery was established in the 15th century by Lama Urgen Sangpo. Tawang is called - The Land of Dawn-lit Mountains. Situated at an altitude of 3,048 m, Tawang gives you an unparallel view of the majestic mountain with pure beauty.
In the Tibetan language, Tawang Monastery, also known as the - Gaden Namgyal Lhatse which means - "the celestial paradise in a clear night". This monastery is one of the largest Lamaseries of Mahayana sects in Asia and is the largest of its kind in India. Tawang Monastery is almost 400 years old and accommodates over 500 monks and houses priceless Buddhist texts and scriptures. Tawang Monastery is blessed with an 18 feet high statue of Lord Buddha situated at 10,000ft among the exotic Himalayan mountain ranges overlooking the Tawang-Chu valley. Stroll every nook and corner of this fabulous monastery and experience its grandeur. The Tibetan influence here is unmistakable.
Later we will visit the War Memorial commemorating the bravery of the Indian Soldiers of the Indo-China war of 1962. Witness the light & sound show in the evening. Over night at Hotel in Tawang.
As the quaint city in the Land of the Dawn Lit Mountains wakes up, begin the day with some hot breakfast before starting the local sightseeing of the Tawang City.
PT Tso Lake - Penga Teng Tso Lake or PT Tso Lake, is located only 17 Km from Tawang, a crystalline freshwater lake formed by the melting of glaciers, and is stationed in the mid of snow-covered forest and tall mountains in the backdrop of vivid landscapes.
Bumla Pass - An important Border Meeting point of the Indian Army with the Chinese Army is this pass. The stunning white Bumla Pass remains covered under the snow throughout the year, and visiting this pass requires a special permit (to be arranged by our driver) so that one can roam and breathe the fresh air with proper permission.
Sangetsar Lake - This Lake should top on the sightseeing list for diehard fans of Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit as this lake is named after her when she matched her steps with a hit number in front of that lake. Madhuri lake or Sangetsar Lake has located only 35 Km from Tawang city with mountains and forest in its surroundings, along with fluttering prayer flags to add more charm to this place.
After a full day of sightseeing drive back to Tawang for a night's stay. Overnight at Tawang.
Enjoy the sunny morning with a cup of hot tea before starting towards Bomdila, located at an altitude of 2415 m in the North-Eastern State of Arunachal Pradesh and inhabited by various tribes.
This photographer's delight offers a panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas, marvelous landscapes, hiking trails, and boundless apple orchards which make this place the perfect holiday destination that one can never have enough of. The 4 hours drive with unmatched views of the Himalayan terrain, and soothing green nature follows before the final stop at Bomdila for a night's stay. Overnight at Bomdila.
Post Breakfast Drive towards Tezpur. On arrival Check-in to Hotel. Overnight at Tezpur.
After Breakfast Proceed towards Kaziranga Tour Package, covering an area of 430 sq-km, which is inhabited by the world's largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as many mammals, including tigers, elephants, panthers and bears, and thousands of birds. In 1985, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its unique natural environment. Overnight Stay at Kaziranga National Park.
After an early wake-up, you will be taken to the riding point for Kaziranga Elephant Safari After the ride returns to the Resort. After lunch Evening drive for jeep safari & also visit Assamese Ethnic Village.
NOTE: Park authority may close Kaziranga National Park for tourists without any prior notice. Overnight stay in Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga to Guwahati transfer (4:00 hrs of Journey, approx). Early morning after breakfast, check out from your hotel and then transfer to Guwahati airport. Your Arunachal Pradesh Package Tour ends with sweet memories.
Bhalukpong - Prashanti Cottages
Bomdila - Elysuim
Tawang - Hotel Yangzom
Dirang - Norphel Retreat
Bhalukpong - Waii International
Bomdila - Tsepal Yangjom
Tawang - Zax Star / Gakyi Khang Zhang
Dirang - Pemaling
The pretty as picture Dirang Town has some of the amazing places which can be visited during North East Package Tour -
Sangti Valley - Located in West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh, this valley is mostly visited in summer due to its pleasant temperature. The specialty of the valley is the black-necked cranes and fruit orchards like apples, oranges, and Kiwi.
Dirang Dzong - Also known as Dirang Fort was built in the 17th Century to protect Bomdila from other States. This Dzong is situated on the hilltop and is comprised of fortified stone slabs which are supported by wooden logs. A visit to see this architectural site is worthwhile.
Tawang - Known to the World for its 400-year-old monastery situated in the mid of the snow-covered lofty mountains, Tawang is the showstopper in every Arunachal Pradesh Package Tour. Tawang is only 134.5 Km from Dirang and has mesmerizing scenic beauty to fall in love with over and over again.
Bomdila - This photographer’s delight offers a panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas, marvelous landscapes, hiking trails, and boundless apple orchards which make this place the perfect holiday destination that one can never have enough of.
→ Capturing the exquisite beauty of Tawang in the lenses
→ Bird Watching
→ Talking walks across the beautiful streets of Tawang
→ Shopping of Tibetan handmade items at Tawang
→ Tantalize the taste buds with the local delicacies of Tawang
→ Hiking at the nearby Peak in Tawang
The unexplored Indian village Dirang is located in the North-Eastern State of Arunachal Pradesh, which is perched at an altitude of 4910 Ft, is a hidden gem well known as the gateway to Tawang.
Dirang is located 312 Km from Guwahati, which requires an approx. travel time of more than 8 hours, and depending upon the road condition it becomes quite hectic for the driver to reach the same day, so it requires a 1-night stay at Bhalukpong before finally reaching Dirang.
As Dirang being the gateway to the popular tourist destination Tawang, numerous hotel options are available to choose from, which is equipped with basic amenities and tries to offer the maximum possible comfort to its tourist.
Dirang covers almost every known cellular network like BSNL, Vodafone, and Airtel, so it’s better to carry at least one Sim card from the mentioned names on your North East Tour.
Just like the whole of India, Rice is the staple food throughout Arunachal Pradesh along with other vegetables and meat served as side dishes. While visiting North East it’s better to keep in mind that the people love to keep their meal simple and feast on smoked and boiled food rather than fried stuff.
Yes, Inner Line Permit is required for every Indian Citizen while visiting Dirang, so it is mandatory to carry a valid ID card while visiting this State.
Yes, in maximum hotels at Dirang, a geyser is available, and in hotels with no geyser facilities, hot water will be provided in buckets on request.
Generally, hiking is not so popular in Dirang, but there is some hiking routes present which follows the beautiful nature trail and can be combined with your Arunachal Pradesh Package Tour to get an unmatched experience
At Dirang, there are very few shops, which sell Tibetan handmade items such as carpets, woolens, thankas, prayer wheels, pictures, and books on Buddhism.
The drool-worthy local delicacies which are worth giving a try are as given below -
→ Bamboo Shoot dishes
→ Yak Cheese delicacies
→ Meat Curries
→ Lukter, cooked dry meat with lots of chilies
→ Fresh Kiwi and Apples
Arunachal Package Tour Reviews
5 Stars Rating, out of 5
based on 181 Reviews
we had a Arunachal Tour Package from Kolkata from 14.10.18 to 21.10.18
1 Night in Bhalukpong
1 Night in Dirang
3 Nights in Tawang
1 Night in Bomdila
1 Night in Guwahati
All the hotels, food quality, driver, behaviour of hotel staff were just excellent. Trip was very much well organized by Mr. Arpan & Mr. Indrajit. thank you for arranging such a wonderful trip. Arpan & Indrajit used to call me twice a day to know whether there is any area of concern/improvement. This was my second trip with nature wings. I will definitely love to have a trip with nature wings again.
We were planning to visit the North East and some ease to access locations. We got in touch with NatureWings who suggested and designed the package for us which was for 6 days including 2 days stay each at Shillong, Cherrapunjee and Kaziranga. Naturewings had got our hotels booked and arranged for a cab pick up from the Guwahati airport who stayed with us during our journey and then finally dropped us back to the airport at Guwahati at the end of the trip. I must say not only the trip well planned but the choice of stay and the points to visit at the various tourist spots was very well thought of. The cab operator who was a local person was very friendly and helpful. He acted as guide to us and advised and informed us on points of interest. We had stayed at Orchid Lake Resort Barapani and Barbareek Inn at Shillong, at Cherrapunjee Holiday Resort at Cherrapunjee and at Wild Grass Resort at Kaziranga. The stay at these places were very comfortable and along with the tranquility and scenic beauty Orchid, Cherrapunjee Resort and Wild Grass Lodge it turned out to be a very memorable and enjoyable stay. Naturewings were also regularly in touch with us and though we really didn't need any help as everything was very well planned out. Must mention the support we got from Ms Arpita and later Mr. Ratul who kept in regular touch.
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We have taken Kaziranga and Arunachal Trip through NatureWings in this year January month. It was Nine Nights trip with my three friends and their families. Our trip includes Kaziranga, Tawang, Dirang, Bomdila and Bhalukpong. We are from Mumbai and we got the reference of NatureWings from one of my close friend, who took the North East Package Tour from NatureWings last year and suggested me to take the Kaziranga Package Tour along with Arunachal with NatureWings only as they were extremely happy with NatureWings Service. So after a discussion, we did lots of customization as our choice and they revised the itinerary happily so many times. We have planned for Kaziranga Jungle Safari for long and our first day was in Kaziranga Jungle and on the next day early morning we took the famous Kaziranga Elephant Safari. It was only once in a life time experience as we could see the One Horn Rhinos just from few metre distance. In the afternoon, we took the Kaziranga Jeep Safari in the central range and that too was great experience. We stayed in a nice resort close to Kaziranga Western Range and resort was very beautiful with nice ambience, food and service were extremely good. Next day, we started for Western Aurnachal and we visited Bomdila, Tawang, Diranga and Bhalukpong and overall Arunachal experience was also very good. Thank you NatureWings for providing best experience in our North East Package.
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We booked our Arunachal Tour for Nov 2019 end. We were 6 persons traveling from Mumbai. We reached Gauhati by air and from there, our Arunachal Tour started with a tour guide cum driver provided by NatureWings. In this remote off-beat destination like Arunachal, you have to depend entirely on your driver and thankfully we got a decent and cordial driver throughout our Arunachal Tour. On our return, we visited Kamakhya Temple and offered puja. It was a nice trip. Mr. Suman from NatureWings deserves a Kudos.
It was such an amazing tour to Arunachal Pradesh that I can't get over it even after a year of our visit especially the quaint town of Tawang. Our family planned to have an incredible vacation to this North Eastern State with our journey starting from Guwahati and covering beautiful places like Bhalukpong, Dirang, Tawang, Bomdila, Tezpur, and Kaziranga. The destination was great, and we enjoyed a lot while staying in good accommodation amidst the mountains, quiet nature with serenity and peace was true bliss.
NatureWings Holidays arranged our Tawang Trip from Mumbai and it was a great experience we all had due to an exceptionally well-planned trip by Mr. Sandip Raha. All hotels we stayed in were good and hygienic, with our very polite driver who kept the car very clean. We appreciate and recommend NatureWings Holidays for worry-free Tawang related tours.
We went to Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh in the 2019 Diwali vacation from Delhi and booked our tour through NatureWings Holidays based on online reviews. They handled the whole trip with great care and we received follow-up calls from them on daily basis. The hotels booked were good and after spending 13 days we again wished to visit this State once again through this professional travel agency who assured us their best service.
Thanks a lot to NatureWings Holidays managed by Mr. Sandip Raha, and only for him my North East Tour was a great success. The whole arrangement was superb and everything was systematic and praiseworthy. Utmost care was taken to see our age, liking, difficulties, and choices before booking our hotels and car at a lucrative rate. I recommend every North East explorer to choose NatureWings as their travel partner for a worry-free and reliable trip.
Tawang is a beautiful place to visit while on a North East Package Tour and in early 2020 we got a chance to explore this beautiful place amidst the tough mountains. The highlight of this place is its 400 years old Tawang monastery along with few ads on nearby places like Jaswant Singh Memorial, Nuranang falls, Bumla Pass, Sangetsar Lake, and War memorial. Although the place was undoubtedly great with a good stay, but the food is an issue here as my mother being vegetarian had to rely upon minimal options, but other than that we had a great family time.
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