Tsarang / Charang village on road trip to mustang

Picture of Charang village, Tsarang Nepal

Tsarang / Charang village on road trip to mustang

Tsarang village is a beautiful and historical place located in the Mustang district of Nepal. Charang located at an elevation 3560 meters / 11680 feet above sea level. It is situated near the Kali Gandaki River and surrounded by majestic mountains. The village is well-known for its ancient architecture, rich culture, and the unique way of life of its inhabitants.

Charang village is the second largest settlement of Mustang with about 135 houses and 750 people are living. Local practice Tibetan Buddhism and Bon Po religion, culture, tradition and lifestyle very similar to the Tibet. Buddhist chortens (stupas), mani walls, holy flags, monastery, palace, traditional houses with flat timber topped roofs, narrow stone flagged alleyways and surrounding landscape are the main tourist attraction of this village.

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Charang village said to have been founded around the 14th century. It is also home to a number of historical and cultural landmarks that visitors can explore. It was once an important trading center along the trade route between Tibet and India. Today, the village has become a popular tourist destination because of its rich history and breathtaking landscapes.

The main attractions of this village is the ancient monastery, which is known as the Red Gompa, was built in the 14th century. Inner walls of monastery adorned with beautiful frescoes, statues, mandala and murals that depict the life of Buddha and other deities.  It is considered as one of the oldest and most important monasteries of upper Mustang region Nepal.

The ancient palace of local king “The Tsarang Palace” is a must-visit site, which was built in the 16th century. The palace is a great example of traditional Tibetan architecture, with intricate wooden carvings and colorful murals. Tsarang village is known for its architecture, white-washed houses, narrow alleys, and intricate carvings on the doors and windows.

Visitors to Tsarang get an opportunity to witness the traditional way of life of the villagers. Locals are mostly farmers and pastoralists, who practice traditional agriculture and animal husbandry. They are known for their hospitality and kindness towards visitors, who are always welcomed with a warm smile and a cup of tea.

The village also has a number of festivals and events throughout the year, which provides a chance to experience the local culture and traditions. This village is a hidden gem in the Mustang district of Nepal. With its rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and unique way of life, the village is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Mustang Nepal.

This village is also a great place for outdoor activities. The surrounding mountains offer breathtaking views and opportunities for hiking and trekking. Explorer can enjoy horseback riding and mountain biking etc in this area. It is a must-visit destination on the road trip to Mustang or hiking. Its rich history and culture, stunning architecture, and beautiful scenery make it a unique and unforgettable experience for travelers. So, if you are planning a trip to Mustang, make sure to include Charang village in your itinerary.