Manung Kot : The Charm of Damauli

Nov 7, 2020 | Travel | 6 comments

Manung Kot or The Manung Danda, situated in Vyas-5, Damauli, Tanahun is an all-season wonder. Manung amazes anyone who dares to conquer it irrespective of season and time. Majestic Sunrise, floating foggy dense cloud in the morning; panoramic view of Snow Capped Mountains and hills in the day; and glowing view of Damauli and surrounding valleys at night.

Manung Danda In The Morning

Early in the morning, Manung Dada seems to be afloat as it gets covered by a white foggy dense cloud. There’s a myth that this dense floating fog was created by Maharishi Parashar to hide his love relation with Satyawati, who later married him to give birth to Ved Vyas. Hence, Damauli is also the Birthplace of Ved Vyas.

You can’t help yourself but feel like you’re somewhere close to heaven. The biggest attraction to Manung is undoubtedly the sunrise. It’s stunning, in fact, beyond words. So, sorry, I won’t be able to explain that in words, you got to see it yourself.

Manung Kot During Daytime

When the sky gets clear during mid-day, the astonishing view of mountain ranges including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Lamjung, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt Himchuli, and more small mountains can be seen from Manung. You can also capture the birds-eye view of Damauli Bazar, Madi-Seti River, Sangey, Gunadi and other surrounding areas.

Damauli From Manung Kot At Night

Sparkling stars like the lights of Damauli and the surrounding valley will definitely mesmerize you.

There is provision for self camping at the top. If you ain’t got anything for camping, don’t worry! Local people will provide you with a homestay. Local Magar community will perform their traditional dance as per your request during your night stay to add to your entertainment. The Local organic alcohol, i.e., Chyanng of Manung kot, is also popular among youths.

The short description of Manung Kot

Location = Vyas-5, Damauli, Tanahun

  • 9kms from Damauli, 159 km from Kathmandu and 58 km from Pokhara
  • Approx. 1km Above Sea-Level
  • 4/5 portion of the road is off-road

Modes of Transportation – Hiking, Public Vehicle, Private Vehicle

Route Description from Damauli to Manung Dada:

Damauli –> Chapaghat –> Army Camp –> Uphill Road to Manung Kot Dadaa

Manung Dada Google Earth

Similar Tourist Area Near Manung

  1. Chabdi Barahi Temple
  2. Vyas Cave And Chancha Mandir
  3. Parashar
  4. Tanahusur – Similar to Manung
  5. Siddha Cave
  6. Bandipur

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  1. Anushka Poudel

    Thanks for the detailed guide! Can’t wait to go!!! 😊😊

  2. Sandesh


  3. Anonymous

    I am here to read the comments ! Oh shit , this is not a YouTube ! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  4. Anonymous


  5. Anonymous

    Wow! Nice place.

  6. Ujjwal Tiwari

    Great Place!


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