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August 28, 2020

Manang stands still owing to effect of Coronavirus

Any one who arrives in Manang thinks that he has landed in a different world because of the picturesque landscape, abundance of natural beauty and ancient Buddhist cultural heritage found in this Manang village.

Manang as a matter of fact is considered to be a separate and exclusively different district beyond the Himalayas. The Manang villages always remains surrounded by icy Himalaya ranges throughout the year.

The Manang which falls on the top priority of the arriving tourists from foreign countries is also famous for the world’s highest lake known as Tilicho lake which is elevated at an altitude of 4919 meters above sea level.

Manang is also famous for Annaurna circuit trekking trail for which hundreds and thousands of tourists hanker to trek to Manang and Annapurna region.

Thorongla Pass is another attractions of this village which cannot be ignored by any trekkers and climbers. The enchanting landscapes, and a different lifestyle of the local residents here really bewitches you as you arrive here.

Manang is located in the central region of Nepal, stretches from Chame to Thorong La by road, overland to Phu, and almost up to the Tibetan border.

The places you can visit in Manang are the glacier lake located at the foot of an ice-fall at the slopes of the Gangapurna Mountain, Bhojo Gompa, Milarepa Cave, the lovely village of Braga, and the thrilling two-day side trip to the world’s highest lake- Tilicho lake. The lake is surrounded by snowy mountains all around it, and present you astonishing views of sceneries.

The Manang is a gorgeous village for acclimatization. This village is located at an altitude of 3,519 meters. There are plenty of options for hiking around the Manang Village. You can walk for 15 minutes and reach beautiful Gangapurna Lake and Glacier or, go on the hike to higher slopes with horses and cows.

You can also explore the local cultural heritage, culture, and tradition of the people living in this isolated region. Manang village can also give you incredible views of Himalaya ranges in the Annapurna region.

You will get to see impressive views of snowy mountains all around you including few world’s highest mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m)- the 7th highest mountains of the world,  Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m)- the 8th highest mountain of the world, and Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m)- the 10th highest mountain of the world. Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m) and Mt. Fishtail  are also seen from Manang.

Outbreak of Coronavirus stopped tourist coming to Manang

The year 2020 has been very unlucky for the country and Manang where no tourists were welcomed during the peak time of tourist season after Coronavirus pandemic threatened all foreigners and locals alike.

Even the Visit Year 2020 campaign started by the government of Nepal also could not be successful due to the spread of Coronavirus.

So, the Coronavirus has adversely affected Manang this time where the crowds of tourists were always seen and locals used to be busy any time in attending the tourists.

The locals are helpless in this regard as they cannot do anything to bring the tourists to Manang as usual as the time is not favorable due to Coronavirus pandemic.

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