Manang trekking information

Location

Manang 28° 39' 58.554" N, 84° 1' 8.3064" E

Manang (3540m) is one of the largest villages in Manang district and one of the last trekking stops for trekkers walking the famous Annapurna Circuit trek. From Manang the route continuous to Thorung La (pass) at 5.415 meters above the sea level which connects Manang district to Mustang District by providing a route between the town of Manang and the village Muktinath. This trail to Muktinath has been used by the locals for hundreds of years to transport huge herds of sheep and yak in and out of Manang.
The northern part of town is more preserved in it's old style, in the southern part you will find many hotels, shops and even a cybercafe, with satellite internet connection.
Manangies are well-known traders and many of them are relatively rich having property in both Manang and Kathmandu and their children study in good schools or even abroad.
Many trekkers spend one acclimatisation day in Manang or surroundings although the surroundings are interesting enough to stay for several days. Interestings places to visit are the glacial lake at the foot of the ice-fall at the slopes of the Gangapurna mountain, the village of Braga, Bhojo gompa, a Milarepa Cave and a two or three day side trip to Tilicho lake. You have to try the famous Seabuckthorn juice when staying in Manang, which is said to contain a lot of vitamins and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine since ages.

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