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Gangapurna Tal, Manang, Annapurna Conservation Area
Nepal
The almost obligatory acclimatization stop at the village of Manang(3519m) for most trekkers on the Annapurna Circuit has turned this once impoverished village into a bustling "refueling" station. The 7454m high Gangapurna looms large over the village and provides it with a stunning backdrop and a beautiful glacial lake, Gangapurna Tal that is a major source of water for the dwellers here.
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