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Metha (Dha Chyang)Archery Festival: Manang

Enasha.com brings to you exclusive pictures of the 'Metha' Archery festival held at Chame in Manang from the the 23rd to 27th of April 2007.  Photographer Suraj Shakya has captured some great moments during his stay at Manang and we are thankful to him for providing him these prized pictures.

The archery festival is one of the most popular event in Manang and Manang youth socity is doing a great job to preserve and promote the culture.  Pasang Lama from Bagar Chap and Karma Gurung from upper Manang became the hero of the year after jointly winning the event.

: 23-28th April 2007
Location: Manang
Captured by: Suraj Shakya
Camera: Nikon D40

Welcome gate for the Archery Festival

Worshiping the prayer flags

Women waiting to greet men with 'Chyang'.

Men waitng for their glass of  'chyang'

'18 till I die' who says I can't compete

Archery Competition underway

Head Priest walking down to the Competition field.

Bulls Eye!

Participants and locals singing and dancing after the Archery Festival

Kids with their best pose

View of Manaslu

'Here we come' Khachad is the major  transport option

Marshyangdi river

Mules take some time off

This is Manang not Texas

Manang is a living art

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