Manang Valley Trekking
Manang, an incredible region known for its hidden valleys, lakes and mountains is located in the Gandaki zone of western development region of Nepal. It is extended up to Kaski and Lamjung in the south, Myagdi and Mustang in the west, Gorkha in east and Tibet in the North. In tourism point of view, Manang is famous route for the Annapuarna circuit trek that circles through the exotic sceneries. Manang is best known for its trekking expedition. There are at least 3 trekking routes, first via Thorangla, Muktinath, Mustang to Lhasa, second via Nar Khola and Nauragon to Lhasa, a journey of 5 days and last is from Larkiya bazaar.
Marshyangdi River, Tillicho Lake, Manang valley or Manang village, Milerepa cave, GangaPurna Lake are some of the splendid sights of the region. Tilicho Lake, the pride of Manang region is situated at the highest altitude of the world. Every year thousands of tourists ascends the Manang region just to take a glance of this amazing and beautiful lake. Another popular spot for the tourist is Manang village, which serves as the last trekking stops walking in the famous Annapurna circuit. From Manang village, tourist moves ahead through the famous Thorong La pass which connects Manang to Mustang. The exotic views of Pisang peak, Chulu range, Tilicho peak, Kangaru peak are seen from this heavenly place. Manang is equally rich in culture and in its religion.
Manang is equally rich in its culture and religion as it is a home town of Gurung and Ghale community , the other inhabitants of this region are of Lama community who migrated from Tibet, Mustang and Dolpo while the people residing here follows follows Bhuddism and speaks Nepali, Tamu Kyi- a Sino Tibetan language. Losar is festival are the main of this region. The life of Manangis revolves around animal husbandry, agriculture, yak and salt trading, seasonal trading and tourism activities. The people of Manang are widely known for their hospitality and their trading abilities.
Manang offers varieties of flora and fauna and is the botanist paradise. Flora such as Abies spectabilis, Berberis angulosa, Berberis aristata, Berberis ceratophylla, Berberis lyceum, Betula utilis, Hippophae salicifolia, Juglans regia, Juniperus communis, Juniperus indica, Juniperus squamata, Pinus wallichiana, Rosa macrophylla, Rosa sericea, Salix wallichiana, and Taxus wallichiana etc. are some species are found in this region. Yak, snow leopard, blue sheep, Himalayan wooly hair and lynx are spotted somewhere aroud the region.