Kunnu & Charang - A glimpse into the Himalayan hinterland

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A remote hamlet nestled in shadows of the Greater Himalayan peaks like Phawrang (6050m)and Raacho along Indo - China border . Charang (altitude 3400 mtrs )offers a delightful blend of spiritualism and adventure with its beautiful ancient monastery Rangrik Tungma and many chortens. Charang has plenty to offer for adventure freaks too. One can climb peaks like Phwrang or Raacho or hike up to Raacho Kanda & Raacho glacier. Charang also servers as a base camp for Charang La ( alt. 5200 mtr) trek also known as Kinner Kailash Parikrama trek.  Having no road and phone connectivity , Charang offers complete peace for city folks. However you can get here by reaching Shurting ITBP check post which is around 20 km away from Moorang and around 60 km from Reckong Peo. From shurting it is around two hour easy walk to Charang village. ITBP and PWD guys are building road upto Charang. Charang has its distinctive cultural traditions.People are deeply influenced by Buddhism and speak Bhoti language, although Kinnauri is also spoken by many.In spite of that , with the arrival of 21st century globalization , its cultural values are losing sheen. Change is palpable , village landscape is rapidly changing.So get here as fast as you can! Age old Tibetian Bhuddist monastery Rangrik is half hour walk from Charang. According to folklore this monastery was built by 'avtari' monk in a night and nobody knows about its inception year or date. In July and september month every year people celebrate 'Dugpa Cheji' a tibbetian festival where people dance around in circle and monks perform dragon dance. Climate of the village is similar to that of arid zones of Spiti or Leh Ladakh. People have built their house from stones and mud. In winters temperature plummets several degrees below zero and Charang river freezes completely like Zanskar river and one can walk or slide over it.

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Hi, This madhu here,we spoke on air bnb,would like to check if I can drive from Delhi by my own cat.what is the road condition like?? How far is ur place from reckong peo?
Wed 04 05 17, 21:57 · Reply (1) · Report
Hi Madhu! how have you been? let me know if you're planning to come this year. raachotrekkers.com/contact/
Mon 02 19 18, 02:47 · Report