Welcome to Dirang
Dirang is the gateway to the Tawang Valley and serves as a useful overnight stop, especially for those travelling in their own vehicles. Tiny Old Dirang, located 5km south of New Dirang, is a picture-perfect Monpa stone village. The main road separates its rocky mini citadel from a huddle of pretty streamside houses, above which rises a steep ridge topped by a timeless gompa. Heading the other way, just north of New Dirang, the valley opens out and its floor becomes a patchwork of rice and crop fields, through which gushes the icy-blue Dirang River.