Mechuka is a small hamlet cuddled up 6,000 feet above sea level in the Mechuka Valley in West Siang District. This picturesque Valley is about 29 km from Indo-Tibet border and around 500 km from the state capital Itanagar. It is one of the most picturesque destinations in the state. The nearest big town Along, which is a major tourist hub is approx 180 km from Mechuka. This place of Arunachal Pradesh is known for both its religious and historical significance. Mechuka is also known as Menchuka, which is made of three words: “Men” means "medicinal", “Chu” means "water" and “Kha” means "ice" in local language. The melted water flows here from the snow capped peak is believed to have medicinal values.