Arunachal CM treks for 11 hours at 14,500 ft height through mountains to meet villagers Credit: EastMojo Image

Itanagar: A trek of 11 hours on the foothills of Himalaya by the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu, is not only making headlines but also setting examples for the lawmakers in the country.

Khandu trekked for 11 hours at a height of 14,500 feet through mountains and forests to meet the villagers of Luguthang which falls in his constituency. He covered a distance of approximately 24 kms.

Arunachal CM Pema Khandu with the villagers

Khandu in a tweet said that “A 3-day visit to Luguthang village (14,500 ft) of about 24 kms trek. Luguthang is one of the most remot inhabited places in Arunachal with just 10 households. The villagers are primarily engaged in Yak rearing.”

The chief minister’s visit to Luguthang was to take stock of the status of flagship schemes being implemented in the village.

“Had a review meeting with Luguthang villagers to ensure that benefits of every flagship programme reaches the last man standing in forward areas,” said Khandu in his tweet.

CM Khandu addresses the villagers

Luguthang is a village which falls under Mukto constituency in Tawang district that shares its borders with China and Bhutan.

The journey to the village is, however, a mesmerising one as one has to cross the eye-catching Karpu-La Mountain (16,000 feet) and several enchanting natural lakes that fall on the way to the hamlet.

The village, which is situated around 97km away from the district headquarters of Tawang, is located in Mukto (ST) Assembly seat that Khandu represents.

The chief minister, along with Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi, villagers and monks of Tawang monastery attended the consecration of ‘Jangchup Stupa’ the next day.

The stupa has been erected in the name of Khandu’s father and former chief minister Late Dorjee Khandu.

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