Chyangba Village lies at a height of 3500m, in the north of Kathmandu and is approximately 400 km away from the city. The village does not lie on the trekker's trail so development has been very slow. Yet the natural beauty and the rich cultural heritage make this village a unique place on earth.
There are about 150 houses inhabited by many ethnic groups such as Sherpas, Rai, Magar, Newar, Tamang, Chhetris, Brahmins, Viswakarma, Sunuwar, etc. People here are mostly farmers, growing potatoes, apples, corn, wheat, barley, peaches, radishes, buckwheat, millet, etc. Every Friday, people bring their crops to sell or exchange for rice, tea, salt, oil, butter, spices, soaps etc. This Market is an attraction as many people come here from other villages. There are many species of rhododendron growing at this elevation. There are also many wild strawberries growing in the nearby forests and during the mushroom season, people collect different varieties of edible mushrooms. Once a year, there is a shaman ritual when people gather near a water stream to watch shamans perform unusual practices, worshipping their spiritual gurus.