Destination Manang

Posted in Travel & Places, फोटो फिचर at 2:07 am by www.PHALANO.com

by Rajesh KC 

Manang, situated within the Annapurna area, goes from 3,000 m to over 8,000 m. Monsoon clouds are effectively blocked by the mountains and it is up to the glaciers and melted mountain snows to feed the many lakes, brooks, and rivers, and keep alive the meadows, forests, and farmlands in the area. The harsh, dry desert-like conditions in Manang Valley also means that the Manangi people don™t lose their nomadic roots. Horse-riding and archery were the most popular tools used by these people to gather food, and these abilities are still prized among the people, and are celebrated and renewed each year with festivals.

Manang district consists of 13 villages and is divided into two valleys”the Upper Valley and the Lower Valley. The Valley™s harsh landscape has, so far, prevented roads from being built. Travel is possible through man-made trails on horseback, or on foot. Goods are usually transported by mule trains or by porters.

An age-old, relatively-unaltered way of life can be found in the Valley™s many monasteries, its numerous festivals, and the hardiness of its people. Manang boasts spectacular mountain scenery, the vibrant colors of nature, wild flowers, herbs, tranquil lakes, and plenty of outdoor adventure opportunities.

Manang valley captured in moonlight at night

Locals with traditional costume

Gangapurna lake

Marshyangdi river

Manang village and Marshyangdi river

Gangapurna lake

Khangsar village

Khangsar village

A trail to Tilicho lake

Khangsar village

Marshyangdi river

                                           Annapurna II

Ngawal monastery

Crops at Ngawal village

Ghyaru village

Way to Pisang village

Annapurna III at night


Near Gangapurna lake

Braka village

Lower Pisang village

All photographs by Rajesh KC 


  1. ravi marshall minnesota said,

    March 9, 2007 at 2:43 am

    i am very proud to be a NEPALESE . THAT’S MY COUNTRY

  2. nabin ghale ktm said,

    March 27, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    hi rajesh im very proud of you yer that’s my district im realy glad to see photoes ur good job keep it up

  3. china said,

    April 16, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    hi rajesh bro am so happy when i saw these pic ,but we want more than this so if u dont mind and if u can plz submit the picture of besishahar (i mean pic of lamjung becoz it is also so beautiful place.i dont know who are you but i know u r nepali,ok have a successful future………in this field…………these pic are so nice ………………….


    April 20, 2007 at 10:44 am

    sabai lai mero tarf bata namaskarcha hal ma doha qatar ma chu aafano culchar lai navulanako lagi tapai hurula intrenet ma dienu vhayako ma aaja dharai khusai chu ghar mero puythan ho ok bye


    April 20, 2007 at 10:47 am

    yo thau mali dharai man lagayo sayad samayala sat deyo bhana 1choti aauchu

  6. shambhu aryal, MD, wash-DC said,

    April 20, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    great pics! thanks

  7. Cardiff,UK said,

    April 27, 2007 at 1:13 am

    Amazingly beautiful pictures.Absolutely breathtaking.I wish I were there trekking in the magical Manang.I have never been there as I hail from east,and not from highland but mid hills.Fantastic job,Mr KC.Well done.Dr P Rai

  8. Kathmandu said,

    June 4, 2007 at 4:27 pm

    Very beautiful photos Rajeshji! Thumbs Up for your great great job!!


    June 19, 2007 at 12:36 pm

    i went trekking there with my friends that really unforgable experiences was i think every one should go there once .

  10. Seeta grg/England said,

    June 20, 2007 at 2:02 am

    thank u Rajesh ji i m so happy to see all those pictures.i m also from Manang but from lower valley.if i could see some pictures from lower valley then it will be really wonderfull, anyway i really enjoyed it

  11. tshering gurung/usa/ny said,

    June 24, 2007 at 6:52 pm

    thats my village,manang……..thanx for letting the world know that we have a paradise within……….

  12. Ashok K.C. said,

    June 27, 2007 at 11:13 am

    Dear Mr. K.C.
    What a brilient picture you did. Oh I like Manang and it is wounderful place in the world.

    Thank you for your all hard job.

    Ashok K.C.
    Balaju, Kathmandu

  13. prabhakar said,

    July 5, 2007 at 10:50 am

    like your compose so much and i really wanna be a good photo grapher
    i don know when i take pic like yours but you r great

  14. Prakash Shrestha, Chame, Manang said,

    July 30, 2007 at 9:24 am

    Dear Rajesh Dai

    I’m from Chame, the district headquarter of Manang. I’ve been seeing many photos and love to see more that you have taken which are very beautiful, awesome.
    You may have visited Manang many times. But I didn’t know you. When you visit Manang next time please do not forget me. I’ll be here to have a cup of coffee with you in my place.

  15. asmita shrestha, sydney said,

    August 22, 2007 at 7:44 am

    thanks a lott rajesh jeee

    it was absolutely beautiful and gorgious PICUTRES i feel like it is a real nepal and only that what we want is PEACE ! PEACE ! PEACE! LOVE to MY COUNTRY MY PRIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. singapore said,

    August 22, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    dear rajesh dai
    i’m suresh lama from singapore,
    tapi ko photo graph dekhara ta molai pani photo graphy sikna man lagyo it is so beautiful ke bayan garera pani sadya china just mind blowing manang so that i wanna thank u from my heart for such a nice picture thank u very much

  17. Gregor Germany said,

    September 7, 2007 at 8:07 pm


    in Oct./Nov. I will visit your lovely country for the 7th. time!
    I always remember my treks with mero bhai Govinda in Khumbu and Annapurna region. Dherai dhaanyabhaad for this site!

    Pheri bhetaaula Nepal!

  18. Shally /Bangalore said,

    September 8, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    so beautifull. its like paradise on earth man..

  19. uttam chame, manang said,

    September 12, 2007 at 3:32 pm

    hello sir,
    nice information about the annapurna trek.
    i found most of the information of this route.
    but i felt one thing is missing.
    that is about the internet facility of chame manang.
    i found that is very nice in speed which is run through vsat.
    i found very cheap international call also.
    with good hospitality we satisfied most.
    one interesting things is they have their own web address also where you can found all the information and facility they offer.
    you can found detail info on:
    Beyond Himalaya Broadband Internet Service
    so nice one….

  20. Shankar Prasad Dhakal (Iraq) said,

    August 3, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Dear Rajesh Dai
    I am Shankar Prasad Dhakal.From Baghdad,Iraq
    Dai Yeha US ka Boss harule Timro Desh Kasto Cha Bhanera Sodha phataphat internatema Dekhauna pauda sarai ramailo lagcha Tesko lagi hajurlagayet sampurna hajurko sahayogila mumimuri dhannabad.

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