In 2022, the Manang district welcomed nearly 16,000 foreign tourists along the Annapurna trail, according to the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). Of the 15,900 foreign tourists who entered Manang through the Annapurna trail, 10,364 were men and 5,536 were women.
The tourist arrivals were distributed throughout the year, with 41 in January, 169 in February, 1,231 in March, 2,382 in April, 1,196 in May, 1,195 in June, 1,196 in July, 3,670 in August, 2,920 in September, 4,654 in October, 2,981 in November, and 499 in December.
While tourist arrivals have been steadily increasing since 2017, the footpath sector was affected in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Annapurna trail is especially popular among tourists from Israel, Germany, France, Australia, the UK, and the United States. The Lamjung headquarters serves as the gateway to the Bensisahar Annapurna trekking route.
To complete the Annapurna trekking route, one must travel from Bensisahar through Khudi, Bhulbhule, Ngadi, Syange, Jagat and Tal, Bagarchap, and Chame in the Manang district, and pass through Thorang Pass.