There are numerous trekking destinations in Nepal. Every destination presents a unique adventure, significant norms & values, enchanting landscapes, and a different lifestyle. You can see this blog, ‘Trek in Nepal’ to know our trekking packages. Likewise, trekking in Manang comes with a whole new experience where you will see preserved Tibetan Buddhists culture. 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 (4,919 m).
However before booking this joyful trip you should know a few things that are mentioned below:
This trek will take you to one of the gorgeous remote villages of Nepal, Manang. Many trekkers stay at this 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.
Adventurous hike towards the highest lake in the world:
Trekking in the Manang region will take you to the world’s highest lake, Tilicho Lake. This lake is situated at an altitude of 4,919 meters in the Annapurna Range. Even though there are lakes situated on the more higher altitudes still Tilicho Lake is regarded as the world’s highest lake because of its size. The lake is surrounded by snowy mountains all around it, and present you astonishing views of sceneries.
Incredible views of Mountains
Trekking in this region will take you to the Annapurna Region of the Himalayas. 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. This trek will also present you gorgeous views of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), which is also known as Mt. Fishtail because of its unique shape.
Best time to visit Manang
Autumn (September – November) and spring (March-May) are known to be the best seasons for trekking in the Manang Region. Where trekking in the winter season is also available for this region.
Tips for Manang Trek
Followings are the tips you should keep in consideration while going on the Manang Trek:
- Collect enough information on the climate, temperature, and season
- Carry hand cash
- Carry light snacks
- Carry along the insect repellents and table salts
- Keep yourself hydrated
- Hire a guide to accompany you
- Pack light, pack wise
- Walk slow
Altitude Sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) during Manang Trek
Manang Trek is not that high altitude trek. The most important tip to prevent high altitude sickness is not to stay overnight more than 3,900 meters altitude. For extra safety, it is always better to take one acclimatization day after you conquer every 1000m. And, don’t forget to keep yourself hydrated during the trek.
Manang Trek is a teahouse/lodge trek. You will be going to stay in the teahouse/lodge throughout your trek. Teahouse is basically a combination of lodge and guesthouse. You will get a basic room with minimum furniture and a blanket while staying here.
There is a chance that you will not find electricity in many tea house/lodge unless the region has hydroelectric power. However, the dining room will have solar power. Most teahouse/lodge now have electricity for charging small appliances like mobile phones and cameras with a small charge.
Traveling in isolated regions can limit the variety of food. You can eat meals at lodges and restaurants along the way. Trekking to the Manang Region will serve you with typical Nepali dishes along with bread, momo, soups, curries, rice, and baker items during the trek. Whereas, the dal bhaat is the most filling food.
Rates vary with the season and also on the owner. As the elevation gets higher the food will get more expensive. You can buy normal snacks like cookies, biscuits, WiWi, and candy bars on the way.
You can easily get boiled water throughout the trek, as every shopkeeper and teahouse/lodge has a thermos of hot water. You can also bring your own water purification device, Steripen, that you can use to double purify water.
We request you to not buy mineral water bottles during the trek and carry your own reusable water bottles, as it contributes to preserving the region from pollution.