Chhusang

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Chhusang
छुसाङ
Village development committee
Chhusang in the Kali Gandaki Gorge
Chhusang in the Kali Gandaki Gorge
Chhusang is located in Nepal
Chhusang
Chhusang
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 28°55′48″N 83°54′36″E / 28.93000°N 83.91000°E / 28.93000; 83.91000Coordinates: 28°55′48″N 83°54′36″E / 28.93000°N 83.91000°E / 28.93000; 83.91000
Country    Nepal
Zone Dhawalagiri Zone
District Mustang District
Population (1991)
 • Total 860
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)

Chhusang (Thsug in Tibetan) is a village development committee in Mustang District in the Dhawalagiri Zone of northern Nepal. It is located on the Upper Mustang trekking route, between Tangbe and Chele, about an hour’s walk north of Tangbe. It lies at the junction of the Narshing river and the Kali Gandaki.

Chhusang cliffs

It is surrounded by gigantic red, orange and silver gray cliffs spotted with cave dwellings.

The village consists of three different hamlets: north of the Narshing river is Tangma, to the south of it is Braga, and west of Braga, towards the Kali Gandaki, is Cikyab.[1] It is an active farming community.

Demography[edit]

At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 860 people living in 195 individual households.[2]

Religion and Culture[edit]

Cave dwellings in the cliffs of Chhusang

In the high cliffs on the west side of the Kali Gandhi river, is an extensive area of caves called Thagsing Grangma. To the south of these is an abandoned nunnery called Gompa Gang, the “Convent Ridge”.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dead and living settlements in the Shöyul of Mustang 
  2. ^ "Nepal Census 2001", Nepal's Village Development Committees (Digital Himalaya), retrieved 15 November 2009 .
  3. ^ Dead and living settlements in the Shöyul of Mustang 

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