Manang valley, one of the biggest villages along the Annapurna circuit trek is a beautiful village sitting below the Gangapurna and Annapurna III Mountain on the trans-himalayan zone of Manang district. A wall of Annapurna range towards it southern side to a rocky terrain and Tibetan mountains on the northern side, Manang valley lies along the banks of the Marsyangdi river. Also known as Nyeshyang village or upper Manang, the village is blended with old traditional mud houses to modern hotels and even cinema halls. The morning view from the window of almost every hotel offers a magnificent view of Gangapurna Mountain and its glacier and the Gangapurna Lake from the hotels along the side of the Marsyangdi River. The dry rocky terrain somewhat resembling to Mustang, yet differs slightly with lush green forests in Manang valley. Chortens along the small alley prayer flags and monasteries below the glistening snow of Annapurna range, the view of Manang valley is extremely pleasing. One of the major villages along the Annapurna circuit trek, Manang valley situated at 3540 meters is the last homely place before the trekker taking in the arduous task of trekking towards the Thorang La pass. Manang valley is also the gateway to Lake Tilicho, one of the highest fresh water lakes in the world.
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