The village of Chhukksang (3020m) is one of the first traditional typically Mustang style villages encountered on the journey to Lo Manthang once beyond Kagbeni, the gateway to Upper Mustang.
The location is definitely spectacular as Chhukksang is surrounded by huge, vertical cliffs coloured red, orange, grey and almost silver. Amongst some of these dramatic cliffs are mysterious, seemingly inaccessible sky caves.
The village lies where the Narsing Khola River Valley meets the main Kali Gandaki and just a short drive up the Narsing Khola leads to the by and large undisturbed settlement of Tangbe, where there's a small Himalayan salt mine close by.
On the opposite side of the Kali Gandaki the rarely visited Gumbakang Gompa can be reached on foot as a short 4 hour return walk. There’s also a stiff hike up to the dramatic Siyarko Danda ridge line where at around 4000m there are outlandish panoramic views of the Nilgiri and Annapurna ranges, as well as into Upper Mustang to behold.