Heavy snowfall hits Upper Manang

Upper region of Manang district received heavy snowfall on Saturday afternoon, for the first time in this season.

Normal life in nearly a dozen villages including Nar and Phu has been affected due to the snowfall.

Locals have said that the three-foot thick snow blanketed the lands since this afternoon. 

The villagers have been unable to come out of their houses due to the snowfall. 

Foreign tourists who were trekking along the Annapurna circuit were stuck in Manang due to the snowfall. 

The trekkers have been unable to cross the Thorang La Pass that lies at the altitude of 5,416 metres. 

Like last years, schools of Upper Mustang have concluded the academic activities for this session. 

They will resume in April-May.

Source: THT