How to Reach
RoadwaysBoard the state roadways bus to Bomdilla from Guwahati to reach Camp Dirang. On reaching Bomdilla, hop on to a connecting ASTC bus for Dirang. The entire journey is expected to be around 9 hours.
Accommodation HighlightsWith a total of 10 bedrooms and a capacity of 16 guests, Camp Dirang is one of the few homestays where you can order good breakfast in the village. Surrounded by valleys and steep hills on three sides, the jolly-natured host allows you to set up a bonfire and sleeping tents alongside the river and enjoy mouth-watering dinner beneath the open sky! However, it is unadvisable to go too close to the river as the flow shifts during the day.
- Indoor Fireplace
- Room Essentials
- First Aid Kit and Medical Facility
- Sightseeing Around Camp Dirang
- Dirang Dzong
Tour Around Camp Dirang
1. Dirang DzongPresent along the banks of river Dirang, Dirang Dzong is a tribal colony comprising of ancient-styled homes. Although some of the houses are nearly 500 years old, their unique architecture of stone foundations and wooden structures are fascinating! You may also capture some marvellous views of the ice-capped mountains in the distance and the Dirang lush green vegetation from Dirang Dzong.
2. Sangti Valley
Situated around 7 kilometres from Dirang village, Sangti Valley is a must-visit during your stay at Camp Dirang. Surrounded by Himalayan mountains, the place is rich in flora and fauna. During winters, you may spot the black-necked cranes which migrate to Sangti Valley from China every year!
Hot Water SpringFlowing amidst the Himalayan mountains, the Hot Water Spring of Dirang is one of the major winter tourist attractions here. The spring water is rich in sulphur and is believed to possess several remedial powers. So, during your stay at Camp Dirang, spare some time to relax your muscles at this hot water spring!
Cultural & Regional HighlightsWeaving, wood carving, carpet weaving, and preparing other handicraft items is one of the major professions in Dirang.
The Monpa Crowd
On exploring the village and its nearby places, you may come across the Monpa people, who are known for making wooden bowls and other products from a bamboo shoot. These items are sure to burn a tiny hole your pockets!
Besides, the Dirang locals are known to celebrate their local festivals with grandeur. So if you want to explore the festive colours of the region, plan your trip to the Dirang around the Behdeinkhlam festival!
- Carry warm clothing while travelling to Dirang village as evenings at the camp can be cold
- Days are short here, so plan your sightseeing trip accordingly
- Obtain a valid Inner Line Permit (ILP) before travelling to Dirang if you are not a bonafide resident of Arunachal Pradesh