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    Manang Village in Annapurna
    Sandhya TimalsenaFeb 20th 2024

    Manang is truly a paradise nestled in the lap of the Himalayas of northwest Nepal. It is bounded by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) in the Annapurna region. This picturesque town is the stopover for the trekkers on the Annapurna Circuit Trekking route. It's mandatory acclimatization rest stop before heading above 3500 meters, which can be risky without altitude adaptation.

    Once Annapurna Circuit Trekking was the best trekking in the world. The high altitude terrain, mysterious caves, typical and traditional ethnic communities, impressive Himalayan views, waterfalls, and the challenging high pass- Thorong La Pass (5416 meters)-are the delightful attractions on the excursion. Now, you have two options to explore such diversities of Manang and Mustang, which is the Overland Jeep Tour.

    Yes, you read right. Recently, we have launched the Manang Overland Jeep Tour, which offers you a fantastic jeep tour in the Himalayas and you will be able to explore most of the attractions people could explore in the trekking. If you are limited with time and would like to enjoy a luxurious Jeep adventure, why don't you book the Manang Overland Jeep Tour from Kathmandu or Pokhara?


    Manang is one of the villages in Manang district. There are other impressive towns like Pisang, Chame, Bharaka, and many more. The Manang village is located at 3540 meters (11,614 feet) above sea level. It's close to the Himalayas like Annapurna and Gangapurna.  

    Local and Typical Culture and Tradition:

    Manang is a typical Tibetan Buddhist village, which is loaded with cultural attractions and traditional lifestyles. In the surroundings, you will see the fluttering prayer flags, chhortens, mani walls, colorful monasteries, and spiritual lifestyles.

    Natural Attractions:

    Manang is an impressive village and during the exploration tour, you will get the breathtaking Himalayan scenery of Annapurna II, III, and Gangapurna amazing and close. Besides the Himalayas, walking around the treeless alpine meadows and a wider landscape dotted with nature and culture looks amazing. If you walk a little further, you will be in the pine woods.

    Annapurna Trekking Hub

    There are several attractions for the trekkers. So, it has been an established trekking route in the world. To be specific, Manang opens the gateway- it's a base of two trekking. Crossing Thorong La Pass (5416 meters) and descending to Muktinath is what the world knows about. At the same time, you can join this trekking with the Tilicho Lake Trek, which is located at 4919 meters altitude, at the base of the impressive Tilicho Peak.

    Food and Accommodation Facilities in Manang

    As Manang is a tourist hub, it has various amenities loaded as Café and Coffee shops, hotels and guest houses, restaurants, and many more. Nowadays, there are hotels with attached bathrooms too, which have eased the trekkers to enjoy a private space in nice and cozy hotels. They have hot showers and wifi facilities too.

    Hotels and restaurants in Manang also offer mouthwatering dishes. Typical Nepali food: Dal Bhat (rice, lentil, curry, pickle), Indian dishes like chapatti curry, and Chinese and Continental food items can be found there. Tibetan-style Thukpa and mo: mo are amazing and delicious in this place. Any food with hot soups is great while trekking or traveling in the high altitude terrain.

    Annapurna Conservation Area:

    Manang is one of the high-altitude settlements in the Annapurna region, bound up by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), which is the oldest and largest conservation area in Nepal. It covers an area of 7,629 sq. km. and is home to over 100,000 residents of different cultural and linguistic groups. ACAP is rich in biodiversity and is a treasure house for 1,226 species of flowering plants, 105 mammals, 518 birds, 40 reptiles, and 23 amphibians.

    Annapurna Conservation Area is bordered by the Marshyangdi River on its northeast border and the Kali Gandaki River on the northwest. All the trekking and tours in the Annapurna region fall in this area, so you must obtain permits.  

    Side Trips from Manang

    Not only the Manang village, but the surroundings are impressive equally. They are so great for the trekkers and travelers to explore and make their day spectacular. 

    The Milarepa Cave


    100 Lama Monastery Cave

    Bhraka Village

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    Sandhya TimalsenaFeb 20th 2024

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