Festivals / Events
Many interesting festivals take place in the valley at different times of year. Yartung, perhaps the most famed festival of the valley, is celebrated during August/September. This is the festival of harvest and horserace taking place in Ranipauwa. Devotees from surrounding villages and Manang gather here during the festival. Other important festivals are Lhosar (New Year), Dhajyang/Toranla (Festival of Archery), Dhekyap, Bakchhap (festival of Lama Dance), Fangyal (festival of taking rest) etc. Villagers perform a Syabro Dance (local dance)in their typical traditional wear during most of the festivals.