Manang open for tourists on voting day

A trekking guide taking clients to Thorong La. Photo: Shashwat Pant

Manang, May 11

Trekkers travelling to the Manang district on the local election day, this Friday, will be allowed to enter the district, according to local officials.

The District Administration Office says it made the decision to ensure that tourists who had come to Nepal to visit would not face problems due to the election schedule.

Chief District Officer Ravindra Prasad Acharya says anyone with a road permit from the Nepal Tourism Board will be allowed to enter the district during the silence period.

“This is one of the prime tourist seasons. We want to welcome them,” informs Acharya. “Vehicles, however, will not be allowed into the district on the voting day. Trekkers are more than welcome.”

Manang is part of the Annapurna Circuit which starts from Besi Sahar in Lamjung and ends in Jomsom in Mustang. Thousands of tourists, both local and international, visit places like Tilicho Lake and Throng Pass.

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