Sangti Valley Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh – A Hidden Paradise

Sangti Valley Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh

Sangti Valley Dirang in West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh is lovely with surreal landscapes and is one of the best places to visit in Dirang.

Sangti Valley Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh

The crystal clear waters of the Dirang Chu river flowed serenely over gleaming rocks and pebbles at Sangti Valley Dirang. The green of the hills fused seamlessly with the blue and white of the sky to create a scene that seemed like a masterpiece of Claude Monet, the pioneering impressionist painter.

Sangti Valley Near Dirang Arunachal Pradesh has such a surreal beauty that you wonder whether you have jumped into a painting by Monet or have been miraculously dropped right into a poem by William Wordsworth.

Sangti Valley Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh – The Stuff Of Dreams

Sangti Valley Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh

Dirang is surely one of Arunachal Pradesh’s best-kept secrets, overshadowed by places like Tawang and Ziro that hog the limelight. There is so much to see and experience in Dirang, and when you are in these parts, you must visit Sangti Valley. Green pastures as far as the eye can see, clouds hovering protectively over the river, hills standing in silent somnolence, and unique birdlife are sure to spin a web of magic and enthral the visitor to Sangti Valley.

We were in Dirang as part of an 11-day Arunachal Pradesh trip organized by Holiday Scout. We visited the beautiful TDL Monastery that has been consecrated by the 14th Dalai Lama himself and later we were mesmerized by the pristine beauty of Chug Valley. It was then that Holiday Scout pulled a surprise on us, by informing us that we were going to have a picnic lunch at Sangti Valley!

Sangti Valley Dirang – A Picnic By The River

Sangti Valley Dirang - A Picnic By The River
Sangti Valley Dirang – A Picnic By The River

We drove from Dirang to Sangti Valley with much anticipation, and our expectations were indeed met in full measure by our experience at Sangti Valley. We drove right into the heart of the valley and halted on a grassy bank that hugged the Dirang Chu River. It was a spectacular place for a picnic. The river flowed right beside us in languorous abandon and green hills dotted the opposite bank.

Picnic at Sangti Valley
Picnic at Sangti Valley

Soon the paraphernalia required for the picnic was out; folding chairs, a table, carpet, and of course lots of food. Holiday Scout had everything planned to perfection. So we ate heartily, listening to the bewitching sound of silence, only broken by the gurgling of the river as it passed by us negotiating the rocks and pebbles that lay strewn in its path. A friendly dog welcomed us and joined in the fun as we savoured every moment by the riverside.

Dirang Chu river at Sangti Valley
Dirang Chu river at Sangti Valley

It was a great experience, and we felt elated as we experienced bliss in the womb of mother nature. However, it was soon time to break the magical spell and head back along with bundles of lovely memories of an ecstatic evening by the banks of the river Dirang Chu at Sangti Valley.

Sangti Valley Near Dirang – The Sheep Farm

Sheep Farm at Sangti Valley
Sheep Farm at Sangti Valley

One of the places to visit at Sangti Valley is the Regional Sheep Breeding Farm, set up by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh. The Sangti Valley Sheep Farm has more than 250 Sheep. The Sheep farm has a capacity of 450 Sheep and a massive grazing area of about 74 hectares.

Near Sangi Valley Sheep Farm

Watching flocks of snow-white sheep grazing and gambolling amidst the green pastures is a scene reminiscent of the Swiss countryside. However, when we visited the Sangti Valley Sheep Farm, we could not see the Sheep. But the beautiful landscapes and the spectacular views, more than made up for it. The endless green pastures interspersed with golden brown created an enthralling spectacle along with the blue skies.

Beautiful view of Sangti Valley from Sheep Farm

From the edge of the Sheep Farm, a breathtaking view of Sangti Village can be enjoyed. Sange Tsering from Holiday Scout who was accompanying us aptly summed it up thus: “This scene is just like the drawing we used to make as kids, the sun rising behind hills, a flowing river, and a hut.”

Dirang Chu river at Sangti Valley

It was a truly mesmerizing sight that stretched out below us. The sunlight that peeped out from behind the clouds bathed the valley in different shades of green. Picturesque houses stood scattered around a lazily meandering Dirang Chu River that gleamed in the light. It was a blissful moment as we were lost in the incredible painting created by Nature. The time that we spent at the Sheep Farm in Sangti Valley, were moments of bliss that we stole from time.

Birding In Sangti Valley Dirang

Black Necked Crane in Sangti Valley Dirang

Sangti Valley in Arunachal Pradesh is a Global Biodiversity Hotspot and has been classified as an IBA ( Important Bird and Biodiversity Area) by Birdlife International. The area covered by this biodiversity hotspot in Sangti Valley is about 500 ha.

Sangti Valley near Dirang is famous for the sighting of the Black Necked Crane in the winter months. The Black Necked Crane has been classified as Near Threatened.

Sangti Valley is not a delineated sanctuary or reserve. It consists of mountainous stretches of land that are part of the Eastern Himalayan Ranges. Sangti Valley in Arunachal Pradesh lies in the midst of the slopes of the Eastern Himalayan ranges. The area is mainly covered with temperate and broad-leaved types of forests.

The villages that make up the western part of Sangti Valley engage in paddy cultivation during the summer months. When the paddy is harvested in winter, many birds get attracted and flock here.

A tiny stretch of marshy land not more than half a hectare. This is the region where the Black Necked Crane can be seen during the winter months. Sangti Valley is one of the handfuls of wintering sites in the North East, where the Black Necked Crane can be spotted. Apart from the Black Necked Crane, more than 300 species of birds have been recorded in Sangti Valley and the neighbouring area of Mandla-Phudung.

Sangti Valley Dirang Climate | Sangti Valley Temperature

Sangti Valley Dirang Climate | Sangti Valley Temperature

The climate and weather of Sangti Valley are typical of Montane forests. There is a sharp contrast between sun and shade. Summers in Sangti Valley are warm and wet while winters are dry and cold. The temperatures range from 0 degrees in winter to 30 degrees in summer.

Sangti Valley Best Time To Visit | Sangti Valley Location

Sangti Valley Best Time To Visit | Sangti Valley Location

The location of Sangti Valley is straight out of a picture postcard. At a height of about 1500 metres above sea level, the valley is hemmed in by the verdant slopes of the Eastern Himalayan Ranges. It is a great place for trekking, nature walks, birding, and just spending time surrounded by the magic of nature.

The magic of Sangti Valley can be experienced at any time, however, the best time to visit Sangti Valley is between the months of October to April. If you are interested in birding and want to sight the Black Necked Crane, you should plan to visit Sangti Valley Dirang in December-January.

Images Of Sangti Valley Dirang

Images Of Sangti Valley Dirang
Images Of Sangti Valley Dirang

The beauty of Sangti Valley cannot be described in words.

We at Sangti Valley Dirang

As they say, a picture speaks a thousand words, so here are some Sangti Valley pictures that we hope are able to convey at least partially the beauty of the place.

How To Reach Sangti Valley Arunachal Pradesh

How To Reach Sangti Valley Arunachal Pradesh

Sangti Valley Arunachal Pradesh is located near Dirang Basti Village. It is one of the lesser-known gems of the West Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh, India.

  • Dirang Town to Sangti Valley is about 10 kilometres
  • Dirang Dzong To Sangti Valley is about 8 kilometres
  • Bomdila To Sangti Valley is about 45 kilometres
  • Guwahati To Sangti Valley is about 254 kilometres
  • Sangti Valley to Tawang distance is about 142 kilometres

Reaching Sangti Valley By Air

To reach Sangti Valley Dirang by Air, the best option is to fly to the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati, and then drive down to Dirang and onwards to Sangti Valley. The distance from Guwahati Airport to Dirang is about 303 kilometres. Guwahati is well connected by air to major cities of India including Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai, etc.

Reaching Sangti Valley By Train

The nearest Railhead to Sangti Valley is Tezpur in the Sonitpur district of Assam. Guwahati is the other major railway station that is well-connected to all parts of the country.

Reaching Sangti Valley By Road

Sangti Valley is well connected by a good road network and can be easily accessed from within the state of Arunachal Pradesh, as well as from Guwahati in Assam. The nearest town is Dirang.

To travel to Sangti Valley you can book your flight tickets right here through Cleartrip or Makemytrip or CheapAir or Priceline and fly to Guwahati. If you are thinking of a road trip to Sangti Valley, Arunachal Pradesh, do check out the rental car options.

Where To Stay In Sangti Valley West Kameng

Where To Stay In Sangti Valley West Kameng

In terms of Sangti Valley stay, there are many Sangti Valley homestays to choose from. You can also choose to stay at Dirang. For booking the best accommodation at Dirang you may contact Holiday Scout Team at +91 9540698458,  +91 9436249862.

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Other Tourist Places To Visit In Dirang | Things To Do In Dirang

Mandala Top Arunachal Pradesh – Unique 108 Manes Near Dirang
108 Stupa Mandala Top

Dirang is a place that offers so much to the discerning traveller. No wonder it is one of the best and yet offbeat tourist attractions in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. You should plan for at least 2 or 3 nights in Dirang on the way to Tawang from Guwahati or Bomdila.

There is so much more to experience in Dirang apart from visiting Sangti valley on a day trip from Dirang, and visiting the many fruit orchards including Orange and Kiwi groves as well as Apple and Apricot Orchards.

  • Visiting the 108 Stupa Mandala Top at a height of about 11,000 feet
  • Visit the beautiful TDL Monastery
  • Visit the ancient Khastung Monastery
  • Experience the 9th-century Dirang Dzong
  • Trace the Dalai Lama’s footsteps in Dirang
  • Be enthralled by the beauty of Sangti Valley
  • Lose yourselves in the lovely landscapes of Chug Valley
  • Visit the Sheep Farm in Sangti Valley
  • Learn authentic Momo Making
  • Sangti Valley trek
  • Dirang Valley Trek
  • Monpa Trail Trek in Dirang starts from Sangti Valley

Sangti Valley Dirang | Sangti Valley Camping FAQ

Sangti Valley Dirang | Sangti Valley Camping

Where is Sangti Valley?
Sangti Valley is located near Dirang, in Arunachal Pradesh, India.

Which river flows through Sangti Valley?
The river Dirang Chu flows through the Sangti Valley.

Which rare bird can be seen in Sangti Valley during winter?
The Black Necked Crane can be sighted during winter in Sangti Valley.

Is Sangti Valley worth visiting?
You must not miss visiting Sangti Valley in Arunachal Pradesh for its beautiful landscapes and rare birds.

When is Sangti Valley open?
Sangti Valley can be visited at any time.

Are you planning a trip to Arunachal Pradesh and wish to visit 108 Mandala Top in Arunachal Pradesh or any part of North East India?

Sangti Valley with Holiday Scout

You can connect here with The Holiday Scout Team for a hassle-free and comfortable tour curated by them.

The Holiday Scout
Contact Number: +91 9540698458,  +91 9436249862
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Summing up, Sangti Valley, in many ways is representative of the pristine beauty of the state of Arunachal Pradesh. It is one of the rare places where nature can be experienced in its raw form, a place untouched by commercial trappings. A place that you will love to lose yourself in. For posts about more such amazing places, subscribe to our blog. Follow us on our social media handles to stay updated with our travels.

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Sangti Valley Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh - A Hidden Paradise

Sangti Valley Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh - A Hidden Paradise

17 thoughts on “Sangti Valley Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh – A Hidden Paradise”

  1. Wow! That looks like a really wonderful and amazing place it is so peaceful there! I would love to visit there one day

  2. From the edge of the Sheep Farm, it is, indeed, a breathtaking view. I have never visited Arunachal Pradesh, and after reading your post, I am just desperate to see this place. Bookmarking it.

  3. Bedabrata Chakraborty

    I loved seeing the word ‘gambol’. Spotted it after ages. Your pictures are indeed most alluring. Hope to visit Sangti Valley during my Arunachal trip.

  4. oh wow! I always knew that Arunachal Pradesh would be beautiful, but your article has really brought this to the forefront of my list – definitely adding this to my new year travel wishlist 🙂

  5. It is such a shame that I have till now not visited Arunachal Pradesh. I would love to visit this gem soon and hopefully tick it off next year. And I will ensure I add Sangti Valley Dirang to my list. Thanks for introducing the place.

  6. Beautiful valley. The photo are fantastic & looks like a postcard.
    Seems u had a wonderful time over there. Also, you have written down so well. It makes me want to visit it soon.

  7. Arunachal Pradesh has been on my list for a long time. I want to explore each and every place in the state. Never heard about Sangti Valley. Amazing photos, and the location appears to be a heavenly place to visit. I’d like to come here whenever I’m in Arunachal.

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