Manang Valley Trekking
Manang, an incredible region known for its hidden valleys, lakes and mountains and is located in the Gandaki zone of western Nepal extending from Kaski and Lamjung in the south, Myagdi and Mustang in the west, Gorkha in east and Tibet in the North. There are at least 3 popular trekking routes to Tibet from Manang, first via Thorang la, Muktinath, Mustang to Lhasa, second via Nar Khola and Nauragon to Lhasa, a journey of 5 days and last from Larkiya bazaar.
The Marshyangdi River, Tillicho Lake, Manang valley, Milerepa cave, Ganga Purna Lake are some of the splendid sights of the region. Tilicho Lake, situated at over 4000m is the world’s highest lake and is a popular trekking destination. From Manang village, the famous Thorong La pass connects Manang to Mustang. The exotic views of Pisang peak, Chulu range, Tilicho peak, Kangaru peak are seen from this spectacular place.
Manang is equally rich in culture and religion and is home of the Gurung and Ghale communities. The other inhabitants of this region are ethnic Lama who migrated from Tibet, Mustang and Dolpo. People of the Manang valley follow Buddhism and speak Nepali and Tamu Kyi- a Sino Tibetan language.The life of Manangis revolves around animal husbandry, agriculture, yak and salt trading, seasonal trading and trekking activities. The people of Manang are widely known for their hospitality and their international trading networks.Manang offers varieties of flora and fauna and is a botanist’s paradise with many rare, wild plants. Yak, snow leopard, blue sheep, Himalayan wooly hair and lynx can also be spotted in this region