|a glimpse of Chaling|
The majority of the people are farmers practicing age old subsistence agriculture. Farmers grow maize,millet, wheat,buck wheat, soya beans, potatoes and many other vegetables. Many families own herds of cattle. Few farmers also do small business from time to time.
The people there speak a language called Monpa which is also spoken in Moen Tawang. It is said and proved that Chalingpas migrated from Moen Tawang many years ago. Villagers can also speak Shachop and dzongkha. Many young chalingpas can speak English today. Almost all households send their children to school these days. Lots of Chalingpas work in many parts of the world and many students from the village are pursuing higher education.
People of Chaling are generous and helping. They are friendly and kind. The village has been under the influence of Buddhism from many years. Chalingpas are always ready to help a traveler and they are often welcome to new visitors. Chaling is extremely safe village to visit, with cases of roberries, murder etc almost non existent. Do visit Chaling and experience the bliss of a typical countryside lifestyle.