Mechuka

Arunachal Pradesh is every Nature lover’s Paradise. The lush green forests, majestic snow clad mountains, gushing rivers and rivulets, towering mountains, deep gorges are the pride of Arunachal Pradesh. Being home to over 30 tribes of North East India, Arunachal has been able to balance the varied culture and heritage from modern townships to remote villages.

One among the most beautiful destinations of Arunachal Pradesh is the Mechuka valley. Nestled in between the border of India and China, Mechuka is a land of undulating meadows where the horses run wild. Mechuka is a small town located in the West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. The name Men-chu-kha means medicinal water of snow where men is medicine, chu is water and kha is snow though kha also means mouth.

Mechukha is situated in a forested valley, surrounded by pine trees and thorn bushes. The river Yargyapchu flows in the valley of Mechukha. Mechuka is 180 kilometres northwest of Along and is only 29 kilometres away from Indo-Tibet border.

Mechuka Valley is home to the people of the Memba, Ramo, Bokar and Libo tribes. The local population is primarily Memba, a Tibeto-Mongoloid Ethnic Group.People of this place are believers of Buddhism, Donyi-Poloism, Christianity and speak Memba, Adi, Hindi and English. Mechuka is known for both its religious and historical significance. The 400-year old Samten Yongcha monastery of Mahayana Buddhist sect is a contemporary of the much-revered Tawang Monastery.