Delightful Charang

Charang village

After trekking for what seemed like most part of the day from Thangi & Lambar, we reached Charang – a delightful little village. I had no clue what lay ahead of us – the Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama! One of the most challenging, once in a lifetime adventures I’ve had in the Himalayas. A day at Charang village and monastery was the best part of the trek, blissful!

Surrounded by harsh mountains, Charang is a pretty delight.
Surrounded by harsh mountains, Charang is a pretty delight.

Charang Village in Kinnaur Kinnaur is the most beautiful and least explored part of the Himalayas

Kinnaur is the most beautiful and least explored part of the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh, India. Surrounded by harsh mountains, Charang is a small village of wood and mud houses at an altitude of 3500 meters in Morang, accessible only by foot, a beautiful trek through Thangi and Lambar. Less than a hundred families live in Charang and every home here has solar panels, their only source of electricity. They have been living here in this remote corner of the Himalayas, with almost no connection from the outside world. Proximity to Tibet has a Buddhist influence on the people and culture here. The PWD guest house is great place to stay with the beautiful view of the river, chorten & the village in the distance. The gorgeous village and heart-warming people were as much a delight as the amusing kids! 🙂

A two hour trek from Charang village is the ancient Rangrik Monastery – one of the most sacred and beautiful monasteries in India, in my next post. More about KinnaurMagnificient desolation, Untouched Kinnaur – Rusklang village in Ropa valley and Heavenly Chitkul – the last inhabited village near the Indo-Tibet border.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Sims says:

    Memories of your trip beautifully captured. Wonderful pictures and they are vibrant. 🙂

  2. Puru says:

    Hi Ritu,

    Stumbled at your blog from a quora link on best travel blogs and am so glad that I did. Wonderful photographs with a soft human touch. Keep sharing the beauty of the world, you are very good at it!

    Thanks
    Puru

    1. Ritu Saini says:

      Thankyou so much 🙂

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