Manang Yartung Festival Trek is one of the well-known horses racing festival of Nepal which is celebrated in Manang for centuries. Manang valley lies close to Nepal- Tibet Border and is one of the main trekking attractions for Annapurana Circuit trek. Manang valley consists of its own unique cultural landscape and with the characteristics similar to Tibet. Among much festival this horse racing festival is something that we don’t want to miss during your travel to Manang celebrated in the rain shadows areas of Nepal.
Manang Yartung Festival Trek is an opportunity for us trekkers to see and explore the high Himalayas festival which demonstrate the strength of their horses and its men own ability. We take our 20 days of holidays in Nepal to explore and enjoy this festival of Nepal. With our arrival in Kathmandu we take a drive to syange and gradually ascend to Dharapani, Chame Pisang and to Manang. Since we want to see whole of this festival we will spend five days in Manang. We will see some of the most historic celebration. The winner of the horse races has to be both fast and skillful as the rider is requested to pick up the Khata (silk ritual scarf) from the ground in full gallop. The horse races, which are held in Between Manang and Braga villages, are followed with the interesting and colorful rituals in the local temples. Most people in Manang, both men and women, would wear their traditional dress and nearly all villagers will take some part in the feast. After the end of Festival we leep forward making our ways through Thorang la Pass, Muktinath and finally returning back to Kathmandu via Jomsom and Pokhara.
This 17 days of hiking in Manang Yartung Festival Trek let us enjoy the horse riding festival along with the Annapurna Circuit trek. If you are not much of trekkers, Parikrama Treks can also arrange you this trek as a tour on a Jeep or on a motorbike with your team. If you want to have tailor made this program feel free to contact us and get going with this biggest festival of Manang.
TREK COST: Based on Per Person Twin sharing room accommodation
Single Supplement: USD 400 Per Person
SPECIAL 10 % DISCOUNT FOR 20 YEARS CELEBRATION 2019 (ANY DATE BOOKING)
Fixed Arrival Dates in Kathmandu: 2019 Trip Starting Date: 2019
Special Free Service Highlight for 2019(20 years Celebration):
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