Manang district

Situated about fifty kilometer north of Pokhara across the Annaourna range is the beautiful district of Manang. With its district headquarters in Chame, Manang is bordered by Gorkha and Lamjung in the east, Mustang and Lamjung in the west, Mustang, Gorkha and Tibet in the north and Parbat, Kaski, Lamjung and Mustang in the south. The predominant culture and language practiced here is Gurung, Sherpa, Nepali, Magar, Newari and Limbu.


This beautiful mountain village provides splendid views of the mountains and the Himalayas. Adding up to their natural beauty is the setting of the place. The mountains can be seen in their different moods with the interplay of light and also the fact that the mountains seem to transform in their shapes and personality when viewed from different directions make Manang a perfect place for mountain viewing. For example, the Annapurna range is seen as a dramatic wall of rock and ice from the northern horizon from Pokhara while the same mountain range looks like a massive hump of while mass when seen from south of Manang with the individual peaks taking on an entirely different character.

Manang is also one of the popular trekking destinations in Nepal and trekking along the long course of Marsyangdi River enables you to witness the various stages in the journey of a Himalayan river. Standing proudly at the height of 3505 m, Manang boasts of beautiful authentic traditional villages like Nyeshang, Braga, Pisang, Ngawal, Ghyaru, Tanki and Khagsar which deserves at least on visit. Among these villages, Ngawal and Pisang are the older settlements while Ghyaru is an offshoot of Ngawal and Tanki being the extended village of Manang. Said to have started as a monastic community, Khabgsar lay in the western side of the valley. The major rivers in the district are Dudha, Marsyangdi and Nar and the popular ponds in the district are Dharma Pokhari, Dimla Pokhari, Him Pokhari, Pongkar and Tilicho Taal. Chame, Manang, Bhot, Palace of Ghale King, Chaurikharka Tuna-gaun and the beautiful Himalayan peaks are the major touristic attractions of the district.