Nepal, Trekking around Annapurna - the Manang side
NATT trail No. 31: Manang to Khangsar (3745 m)** to Sheree Kharka
Annapurna Circuit: on this page you will find information and pictures of the trail
from Manang to Khangsar and how you can continue to Yakkharka on the way to Thorong La
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Khangsar is definitively one of the jewels of the upper Manang valley. And the good
thing is that it is nearly on the direct way to the Thorong la. Instead of staying two nights in Manang you can go instead for one night to Khangsar or the new lodge on
the way to Tilicho Lake and then continue to Thorong la. This will be even a better acclimatization to the altitude and you will come closer to the breathtaking rock wall
of the “Grande Barriere” it will take you around 2 hours from Manang to Khangsar. On the trail to Tilicho Base camp there is a new lodge in Shrfee Kharka called
Tilicho lodge at Shree Kharka. This is not the Tilicho Base Camp lodge which is much further. But from this lodge you can already nearly kiss the Grande Barriere so
it is an outstanding experience. From this lodge there is a rather flat trail leading over old Khangsar to the Manang valley viewpoint and then to Yakkharka. If you
stayed one night in Khangsar or even better in the new Tilicho lodge in Shree Kharkayou can continue the next day without problem till Churi Lethar. There are now a few standard lodges in Khangsar.
The Khangsar valley
Natt trail 31:
If you are heading to Thorong La there are various combinations possible:
- Braga- Manang (lunch and sightseeing) Khangsar
- Braga- Manang Khangsar –new
- Manang –Khanagsar-Tilicho lodge (I call it kissing the Grande Barriere**)
- Khangsar-Manang valley viewpoint**-Yakkharka ( Churi Lethar)
- Khangsar- New Shree Kharka Lodge –viewpoint **-yakkharka
- new Shree Kharka lodge - Tilicho Base Camp (only in the morning!)
Day 3: Tilicho base camp lodge - Tilicho lake*** TBC-lodge
Day 4: TBC- new Shree Kharka lodge- Viewpoint**- Yak Kharka
Khangsar in 1999
Making hay in summer
above Khangsar we saw a few blue sheps
you can climb up the hill directly at the end of the village and join the upper trail going to the viewpoint
and then to Yakkharka. Bu tfar nicer would be to continue to the Gompa and then to the Tilicho lodge ain Shree Kharka.
Going from Khangsar to the Tilicho Lodge in Shree Kharka
Nearly kissing the Grande barriere. Even when you dont have the time to go to Tilicho lake, The view from teh Gompa are so breathtaking that you will never forget them.!
The lama who started to take care of the Gompa (photo in 1998)
For many years the tara Gompa was neglected. But in the 90ies a monk from Khangsar started to take care. now it is agian lively and you might even can ask fo ra butter tea. With the help o fvillagesrs
a huge new stupe was build. Tare Gompa with the breattaking Mountain views is a magic place on the AC.
Just a little bit further you will find the tilicho lodge in Sheree Kharka which was built in 2007. Enjoy the
perfect view on the Grande Barriere. This lodge is the perfect starting point to continue to the tilicho base Camp. The reason is, that the trail is only safe in the morning, from mid day on you have a higly
risk of rockfall. The other possibility is to go from here to Yakkharka or churi Lethar on the way to Thorong La.
Overview Annapurna region
Braka to Manang side treck to tilicho lake
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NATT- guidebook and maps