Manung Kot Danda


Manung Kot Danda, situated in the Tanahu District of Western Nepal, offers a panoramic view of the surrounding hills. This hill station, located near Damauli Bazaar, lies 43 kilometers away from the tourist destination Pokhara and 150 kilometers from Kathmandu. Situated at the elevation about 1000 meters above the sea level, it has rapidly become most popular destination in Nepal.

Manung Kot offers a breathtaking panoramic view of some of the most magnificent mountains in the world, including Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Manaslu, Mt Himchuli and Mt Annapurna range. The sight of these majestic peaks, along with other smaller mountains like Mt Machhapuchre, must be awe-inspiring. Additionally, the view of Damauli and the Seti and Modi rivers flowing through the valley adds to the natural beauty of the area.

Accomodation at Manung Kot Danda

As of the current situation, it’s important to note that Manung Kot does not have professional hotels or resorts. The only accommodation options available are homestays and tents. Visitors have the opportunity to experience local hospitality and stay in traditional mud houses, offering a unique cultural experience.

For a more comfortable stay, you might consider arranging accommodation in nearby towns like Damauli or Pokhara, and then make a day trip to Manung Kot to enjoy the stunning views and local hospitality. This way, you can experience the beauty of the area without compromising on the quality of your stay.

How to Get there?

  1. Get to Damauli:
    • From any place in Nepal, take a public or private vehicle to reach Damauli, the capital city of Tanahun District, which is the gateway to Manung Kot Danda.
  2. Travel from Damauli to Manung Kot:
    • Once in Damauli, you can travel to Manung Kot Danda in several ways:
      • By Gravel Road (10 KM): Drive on a gravel road for about 10 kilometers. You can use a public vehicle or ride your own bike, scooter, or any other private vehicle.
      • By Hiking (2-3 Hours): Alternatively, you can hike to Manung Kot Danda. The hike takes approximately 2-3 hours, allowing you to enjoy the scenic beauty along the way.
Another Tourist Area near Manung:
1. Bandipur
2. Siddha Cave
3. Chabdi Barahi Temple
4. Pokhara Valley
5. Begnas Lake


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