Hi thanks for contributing to OSM Mapping for Nepal.
I wonder why you changed the track into Manang into an unclassified road. My latest information from 1 year ago is that there has been little progress with the 'Chinese Road' and no bridges are in place. Unclassified road is only suitable if the road is used by 4-wheeled vehicles. As far as I know this is not the case in the valley around Manang.
If you have some more up-to-date information please let me know.
A friend of mine who was helping me map hiked the manaslu route up to manang a couple of months ago and said that there is a road is usable for up to 4WD (and hence isn't just a path) up to Manang.
I am, of course, basing this on hearsay. I will confirm this once again and let you know pronto.
Great thanks for replying.
My information, based on March 2014, was that the road was "There are no Cars, only Motorbikes, between Dhikur Pokhari and Manang." and in particular that a bridge was missing between Bhratang and Dhikur Pokhari.
I know the road has been under construction for quite a while.
It would be great if you could check with your friend for more details. Also if they have any photos showing the condition of the road, perhaps they could upload them to Wikimedia Commons.
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