Complete information about Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance and other details regarding the Manaslu Circuit Trek is offered in this blog. Read the blog post in detail regarding one of the best trekking in Nepal. Manaslu Circuit Trek is renowned as one of the best trekking routes in Nepal. It receives less trekking compared to other trekking routes like Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, or Langtang Trek.
Manaslu Circuit Trek starts from Arughat of the Gorkha district and ends in Dharapani which is part of Annapurna Circuit Trek. If you want to continue your trek journey then you can hike towards Tilicho Lake or Thorong La Pass and return from Jomsom. The total Manaslu Circuit Trek distance is approx 177 KM. The highest point of Manaslu Circuit Trek is Larkya La Pass-one – 5106 Meters (16,752 ft).
You can enjoy the majestic mountain view of Mt Manaslu, Mt Ganesh Himal, Mt Annapurna during this trek. It will be one of the best trekking memories for the lifetime in Nepal you will spend on this trek. Manaslu Circuit Trek can be adjoined with Tsum Valley which will be 21 days in total.
Either it’s a remote valley of Nepal or a beautiful landscape of the hill, crystal clear running river water, or tough trekking passes, it all about nature and the beauty of it’s you can explore in Manaslu Circuit Trek distance. The living lifestyle of Sherpa people or long suspension bridges is like a library for you to explore the remoteness of Nepal. Buddhist monasteries and Gumbas are also the attraction of this trek.
Need offer more idea about this Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance, here goes the day by day itinerary of this Manaslu Trek below:
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Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance – Outline Itinerary
Day 1: Kathmandu arrival
Day 2: Kathmandu to Soti Khola-151 km (9-10 hours)
Day 3: Soti Khola to Machha Khola- 14.1 Km (5-6 hours)
Day 4: Machha Khola to Jagat – 22.2 km (5-6 hours)
Day 5: Jagat to Deng- 19.9 km (6-7 hours)
Day 6: Deng to Namrung – 19.40 KM (5-6 Hours)
Day 7: Namrung to Lohegaon- 10.5 km (8-9 hours)
Day 8: Lohegaon to Samagaon- 18 km (8-9 hours)
Day 9: Samagaon to Samdo via Manaslu Base Camp – 17 KM – 4 hours
Day 10: Samod to Dharmasthala (Larka La Phedi) – 12.45 KM – 4 Hours
Day 11: Larkya La Phedi to Bumthang – 24 KM – 8-9 Hours
Day 12: Bumthang to Tilche- 26.3 km (6-8 hours)
Day 13: Tilche to Dharapani and to Besisahar – 3 Hours Walk + 5 Hours driver.
Day 14: Besisahar to Kathmandu – 9-10 Hours (186 KM)
Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek
- Amazing Landscape of hilly region
- Larkya La Pass-one – 5106 Meters
- Buddhist monasteries and Gambas
- Remoteness of Nepal
- Mt Manaslu, Mt Annapurna, and Mt Ganesh Himal
- Crystal Clear running river water
- Suspension Bridge
- Less crowded trekking route
Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance and Day by Day Itinerary
Distance from Kathmandu to Soti Khola-151 km (9-10 hours)
The distance between Kathmandu to Soti Khola is approx 151 KM. Kathmandu to Soti Khola drives takes approx. 9-10 hours in a drive.
You will pass through a different small town on the way to Soti Khola. This will be your first trekking village where the trek starts. From here, you need to hike onwards. There is not any motorable road.
Distance from Soti Khola to Machha Khola- 14.1 Km (5-6 hours)
The total distance between Sot Khola to Machha Khola is 14.1 KM. Soit Khola to Machha Khola trek takes approx. 6 hours but it depends upon your walking pace. If you are a slow hiker then it might take you up to 8 hours to reach Machha Khola.
After breakfast in the tea house, we will hike towards our destination today.
Distance from Machha Khola to Jagat – 22.2 km (5-6 hours)
The total distance between these two villages is 22.2 KM in distance. You need to travel uphill and downhill in today’s trekking route. The total hiking time period will be approx. 5-6 hours if you are an average hiker.
However, if you are a slow one then the mentioned time might take quite longer than the mentioned one.
Distance from Jagat to Deng- 19.9 km (6-7 hours)
The total trek distance from Jagat to Deng is 19.90 KM in length. And the trekking journey takes approx. 6-7 hours to reach from point one to point two. You need to display your trekking permit for the Manaslu Conservation Area in Jagat.
The trail goes through the beautiful riverside of Ghatta Khola along with Deng Khola. Beside the river, you will pass through a bamboo forest in this trek.
Distance from Deng to Namrung – 19.40 KM (5-6 Hours)
Today’s trek from Deng to Namrung is a bit tough compared to other days. The trek distance between Deng to Namrung is 19.40 KM which takes approx. 5-6 hours to reach.
You can enjoy the beautiful view of Siring Himal and beautiful Mani walls during the trek. You also can enjoy exploring Namrung village in the evening.
Distance from Namrung to Lohegaon- 10.5 km (8-9 hours)
The trek distance between Namrung to Lohegaon is 10.50 KM and it takes approx. 8-9 hours to cross the distance. You need to cross the Budhi Gandaki river today in the trek. Along with the Budhi Gandaki river, the trek route goes through the forest.
Today’s trek is the shortest trek during the entire trekking. You need to pass only 10.50 KM today. Lhi, Sho, Simnag, and Lho are the popular village you will pass today.
Distance from Lohegaon to Samagaon- 18 km (8-9 hours)
The trek distance between Lohegaon to Samagaon is 18 KM. The trek hour will be around 8-9 hours. You can enjoy the magnificent view of Mt Manaslu from today. Besides this, you also can enjoy the view of Ganesh Himal, Himal Chuli, and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) surrounding you.
You also can explore the renowned Ribung Gompa during this trek. Glacier, Mountain, monasteries are the major attraction of today’s trek.
Distance from Samagaon to Samdo via Manaslu Base Camp – 17 KM – 4 hours
Today’s trek from Samagaon to Samdo is considered an easy trek. The trek distance between Samagaon to Samdo is 17 KM in distance and it takes approx. 4 hours to cross it.
During the trek, we will pass through Birch and Juniper forest. Besides the forest, there are several suspension bridges on the way which need to be crossed. Samdo is an old Tibetan refugee settlement that is now Nepalese citizens. There are numerous tea houses and lodges for accommodation in Samdo.
Distance from Samod to Dharmasthala (Larka La Phedi) – 12.45 KM – 4 Hours
Larka La Phedi is also known as Dharmasthala which the last point before the pass. It is situated at a height of 4400 meters. The distance between Samdo to Larka La Phedi is 12.45 KM and it takes approx. 4-5 hours to reach the destination.
You also can enjoy the majestic view of Larka La Glacier today which is the trek highlights. Besides this, the Tibetan praying flag along with Mani walls also are the attraction you can see during this trek.
Distance from Larkya La Phedi to Bumthang – 24 KM – 8-9 Hours
After few days of short hiking, today we are on our final mission of Manaslu Circuit Trek. We are crossing the pass of 5106 Meters which is the prime goal of this trek.
The distance between Larkya La Phedi to Bumthang is 24 KM and it takes 8-9 hours to cross it. Today’s trek is quite challenging compared to other day’s trek. Depending upon your choice of the trekking season, you might also trek through the ice here during the winter months.
Distance from Bumthang to Tilche- 26.3 km (6-8 hours)
Distance from Bumthang to Tilche is approx 26 KM and it takes 6-8 hours to cross it. Walking hours depends upon your pace of walking in this trek.
Pine forest, Gurung Settlement, Wooden bridge are some of the trek highlights of today’s trek. You will go with ease today compared to yesterday’s trek.
Distance from Tilche to Dharapani and to Besisahar – 3 Hours Walk + 5 Hours driver.
The distance between Tilche to Dharapani is 8 KM and it takes an easy 3 hours walk. Dharapani is also part of Annapurna Circuit Trek. You can enjoy the Buddhist Mani wall and small villages on this trail.
Once you reach Dharapani, we will catch a local bus and drive to Besisahar which takes 5 hours. We will stay in Beshsahar today.
Distance from Besisahar to Kathmandu – 9-10 Hours (186 KM)
The distance between Besisahar to Kathmandu is 186 KM and it takes approx. 9 hours to reach it. You can enjoy the view of a different village, Trishuli River, White water rafting, a different landscape on the way to Kathmandu.
Advise to Deduct Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance
If you are planning to reduce the Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance then you can opt to go directly to Soti Khola. Normally the Manaslu Circuit trek itinerary starts from Arughat and the next day, you will be hiked towards Soti Khola.
Arughat used to be the trek starting point of Manaslu Circuit Trek but due to the road accessibility to Soti Khola, now the trekking starting point has shifted from Aurghat to Soti Khola. In this way, you can reduce the distance of the Manaslu Circuit Trek.
The distance between Arughat to Soti Khola is 13 Kilometers. The total reduction will be 13 KM in total. You can find a bus to reach Soti Khola if you are traveling within the budget. And if you want to travel with comfort then you hire a jeep to Soti Khola from Kathmandu.
Conclusion – Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance
Manaslu Circuit Trek distance depends upon the choice of a trek starting point, trek ending point, trekking hours, your physical condition, and finally the altitude. If your trek starts from Arughat then the trek extends then the expected time. However, if you opt for your trek from Soti Khola then definitely your trek will be shot than the previous point.
Manaslu Circuit Trek distance can be covered within 14 days so the mentioned outline itinerary will be perfect for trekking. Our itinerary is designed by the experts of the trek and experienced trekking guides. The 14-day itinerary might also be tough for you if you don’t have any walking habits or due to altitude sickness.
To reach from point one to point two of Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance, your body condition needs to be fit for altitude hiking. Walking fast is also not the solution and trekking slow is also not. You need to maintain the walking pace in the Himalayas.
Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the best trekking trails in Nepal. These days, trekkers are now adding it to their bucket list. The best time for Manaslu Circuit Trek is Autumn and Spring season. Having said that, this trek can be doable in all seasons.
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