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Manang District


Manang District, a part of Gandaki Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal. Manang is valley situated in the rain shadow in the north of Annapurna range of Himalayas and trans Himalayan region of Nepal. It is still one of the remotest and inaccessible valleys in Nepal .The district, with Chame as its district headquarters and other 13 Village Develop Committee , covers an area of 2,246 km² . Altitude of 3,519 metres (11,545 ft ) and high mountain pass of Thorung La at 5415 (17769 ft) meters above the sea connects the district to Mustang District by providing a route between the towns of Manang to Muktinath, Mustang, Tibet and western region .

The Manang Valley, which lies close to the Nepal-Tibet border, offers tremendous opportunities due to its rich natural flora and fauna. Three tracks start from here. The first, via Thorangla, Muktinath, and Mustang to Lhasa—a journey that takes four days; the second via Naur Khola and Naurgaon, which takes five days to Lhasa; and finally the third via Larkiya bazar, which is the one most commonly used by the people of Central Nepal.

Mostly inhabited by Gurungs and Ghales eminently innocent and hard working people, Manang has survived with the century old culture and tradition still when we are entering 21st century. Monasteries, Natural beauties and typical villages are the places to visit. Tourism, agriculture, animal husbandry is mail occupation of Manang. They have received special dispensation from travel abroad with precious stones and metals, musk, herbs and other items. Many of the Manangies spend as much as six months away from home, returning only during the summers.

Tourism of Manang

Since the area was opened to outsiders (foreigner) in the late 1970s, many have switched from the traditional agriculture to hotelier and tourism business and going to abroad for job

Manang has always been an important point for tourists visiting popular Annapurna Trekking Route. It boasts of spectacular mountain scenery, vibrant colors of nature, wild flowers and herbs, tranquil lakes and plenty of adventure opportunities, he informed.

This place is one of the par t of world famous Annapurna Trekking Route. Most groups trekking around the Annapurna will take resting days in Manang to acclimatize to the high altitude, before taking the Thorong La pass. The village is situated on the northern slope, which gets the most sunlight and the least snow cover in the winter. The cultivation fields are on the north slope with terraces.

Manang is a beautiful village just below the Thorong la pass situated within the Annapurna conservation area. Thorong La Pass (5,416m) is one of the highest trekking passes in the world. Yak roam the valley sides surrounded by stunning 6000 to 8000m peaks, and the area also contains high concentrations of endangered species such as snow leopard and blue sheep. The area is a botanist's paradise with rare flowers and herbs in abundance. Just above the valley The world's highest situated lake(5000m), Tilicho lake, is just above the manang valley.

So we having doing various types of activities like trekking, culture tour, religious tour, bird watching, pick climbing, expedition and so many other adventures activities. We have rich so many various types rare flora and fauna. We have of spectacular view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, natural beauty of Manang , Himalayan range of Nepal with warm hospitality of Manang’s people and their amazing festival

This place is added that this campaign would also help promote the Visit Nepal 2011. Government, national tourism organization, tourism entrepreneurs and local people have promote of Manang and promote sustainable tourism as well as helping Manang to create its own identity as a travel destination.

Tilicho Lake (highest lake of the world), Milarepa’s Cave, Himalayan range and spectacular natural beauty , monasteries as well as warm culture and rich hospitality of local people will be showcased to the domestic as well as foreign tourists.

Access to Manang
Via Besisahar (Lamjung District): About 6-7 days walk
Via Manang Airport: About 2 hours walk
While doing round Annapurna trek in anti clockwise direction
Via Jomsom: About 3-4 days walk


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