Charikot - It is a beautiful region in which the riverine valleys open out into massive volcanic folds. Sub-tropical settlements on the banks of rivers boast banana trees, guava and an abundance of fish. Above the banks hover the terraced fields of paddy, make, wheat and millet.
The region is bordered by the Sun Kosi River on the west and the Khimti Khola River on the eastem edge. It is divided unequally by the River Tama Kosi, proportionately two thirds to the west of the river and one third to the east.
To the north east lies the impressive Rolwaling Himal to the western edge of which are such peaks as Gauri Shanker and Melungtse. Gauri Shanker is synonymous with the god Shiva and his consort Parvati.