GUWAHATI: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu trekked a distance of 24 km for about 11 hours to meet the residents of a village located at a height of 14,500 feet above sea level.
Accompanied by his security personnel, the 41-year-old chief minister along with a few locals trekked through passes, difficult mountain terrain to reach Luguthang, which falls in his constituency Mukto in Tawang district.
On Thursday, Khandu took to his official Twitter handle and shared the memories of the trek via a small video. “A 24 km trek, 11 hours of fresh air & Mother Nature at her best; crossing Karpu-La (16,000 ft) to Luguthang (14,500 ft) in Tawang district. A paradise untouched,” the CM tweeted.
“Had a review meeting with Luguthang villagers to ensure that benefits of every flagship programme reaches the last man standing in forward areas,” Khandu tweeted on Thursday after his return.
Luguthang is located in Thingbu Tehsil of Tawang district, and has a population of just 58 people who live in 11 houses, according to the 2011 census.
The village also shares its borders with China and Bhutan.