MAGICAL MANANG

Annapurna Circuit/ Annapurna Sanctuary trekking is simply the inspiring and majestic trekking trails in the World. This trail is the most commercial and oldest trekking trail in Nepal. The trekking trail offers you incredible natural beauty, sky-dominating mountains, rich culture and practices, and spectacular views of Annapurna ranges. 

Annapurna regions provide the best and many trekking routes in Nepal, such as Annapurna Circuit Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Manang Trek, and Tilicho Trek, which consists of many beautiful parts. Manang trekking is one of the best short trekking options in Nepal. Manang Valley  is simply the paradise for trekking, tourist destination, and stops points during Tilicho and Annapurna Circuit Trek. This valley is an important part of Annapurna Circuit Treks and Tilicho Trek. Trekkers love to spend more than a day in Manang for acclimatization and to explore the beautiful Manag. The Magical Manag town is famous as the hidden gem in South Asia, which lies below beyond the sky-dominating mountains in Nepal and gives the warmth of the pristine nature and culture to any visitors visiting there. 

Short Details About Manang

Where is Manang Valley? How to get it? 

Manang is a small town in the Northern Part of the Manang District, Nepal. It is a famous stop point of Annapurna Circuits and Tilicho Trek. 

Manang is nearly 166 km from Kathmandu, where you can reach it in many ways.

By Air

Kathmandu- Pokhara

You can fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, then by drive from Pokhara to Manang. 

By Bus or Private Vehicles 

Kathmandu - Pokhara or Kathmandu - Besisahar- Manang                 

By Trekking

Drive: Kathmandu- Khudi 

You can start your trek from Khudi, you can get to Manang after 6 days via Sirung, Jagat, Dharapani, Chame, and Pasang villages from Khudi. 

Manang Trekking Trek Facts

Duration: 9-10 Days (From Kathmandu)  

Average Daily Walk: 5-7 hours

Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

Maximum Altitude: 3,519m/11550 ft (Mannag Valley)

Accommodation: Tea houses andLodges 

Best Time for Manang Trekking

Manang trek is doable all around the year. Autumn and Spring seasons offer beautiful and clear weather, less risk, and colorful trails. Winter is perfect for snow-lovers and for viewing the stunning views of the snow-capped mountains. Many national and international tourists drive directly to Mannag in Winter to play in the snow. 

Where to stay in Manang? 

Manang is the most well-facilitated town in the Annapurna region in Nepal. It has cafes, restaurants, cinema halls, hotels, and guest houses. This valley has a colorful and beautifulluy designed houses. Most of the houses in the Manang village are turned into a homestay, where you can easily spend your night. The house rewards you with stunning views of surrounding hills, mountains, and glaciers. Besides this, peoples are so kind, diligent and fridedny, that they give warm greetings and hospitality to the visitors. 

Hotel Yeti and Gangapurna Hotel are the popular hotels in Manang which are well facilitated. 

Highlights of Manang Trekking

-Explore the most famous and classical trekking destination in Nepal.  

- Explore the rich Tibetan Buddhist culture and traditions in the heart of Annapurna Himalayas

- Walkthrough the pristine nature, consisting of lush green forests, grasslands, rivers, streams, ridges, terraces, and rocks. 

- Experience the desert weather in the mountains. 

- Magnificent sunrise and sunsets views from Manang Valley

- Manang valley rewards you with the majestic views of Mount Gangapurna, its glaciers, and even its lake. 

- Hike through the World's deepest gorges and the Kaligandaki valley

- Magnificent views of Glaciers Gangapurna and Annapurna Range

The trek generally starts from the green paddy fields of Khudi, Lamjung. The trail takes you from the elevation range from 800m, Khusi to 3,519m, which offers varieties of floral species, faunal species, and geographical structures. The beautiful trails, cliffs, rocky roads, rivers, streams, waterfalls, and breathtaking views of the mountains have made the journey to Manang as magical as Manang itself. You can explore the hilly and mountain culture of Nepal from a single trek. You will stay at Sirung, jagat, Dharapani, Chame, and Pisang village before reaching Manang. You can explore many gompas, statues, temples, chortens, mani walls, stone walls, prayer flags, gompas, and monasteries, and these all around the Manang resembles Tibetan Buddhism. Manang valley is the main destination of the Manang trek, is the broad valley of the Marshyangdi River to the north of the Annapurna mountain range. The river flows to the east, and then west Thorong La pass leads to the Muktinath shrine and the valley of Gandaki River. This valley is an isolated valley in the Annapurna region, where terrain looks like desert and dry. This valley constitutes the different ethnic groups like Tamang, Gurung, and Magar, and they practice Tibetian Buddhism. This valley rewards you with breathtaking majestic views of mountains like Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, Pisang peak, Chulu range, and Thorong peak. The grazing yaks, cows, horses, and donkeys inspire the trekkers while trekking inside this valley. 

 

If you are here in Manang, you can extend your trek to Annapurna Circuit or to the Tilicho Trek to explore the highest altitude freshwater lakes in the World. You can also extend your trek to Thorong La Pass at 5415 meters from Mustang, which connects Manang to Mustang. 

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