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Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance

Witness the rich local heritage and biological diversity of the Manaslu region in Nepal. Standing at the highest point in this trek, the ‘Larkya La Pass’ is more than a satisfying experience. Larkya La is one of the adventurous mountain passes in the Nepalese Himalayas.

Because of the uniqueness in local natural and cultural heritages, Manaslu Circuit trek is gaining more popularity these days. Though it is a newly established trekking destination, there are several adventure seekers who choose this trail.

Circling around the eighth highest peak in the world, Mt. Manaslu, is an incredible feeling. Beginning from subtropical to the high alpine meadows, this trek offers a wide range of trekking experience in rural Nepal. This region has an intact with Tibet. Thus, while trekking in Manaslu, you can experience Tibetan-influenced cultures and traditions in the Nepalese villages.

Aren’t you excited to share an amazing bonding with the exotic landscapes, flora, fauna, and lush biodiversity in Manaslu? Walking through the Manaslu conservation area, you’ll have your wish fulfilled. The conservation area houses hundreds of floral, wildlife, birds, reptiles, and amphibian species. There are chances of spotting endangered wildlife species like Musk Deer and Snow Leopard.

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Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance

From the starting point at Arughat to the ending point at Besisahar, the Manaslu circuit trek covers a total distance of 177 kilometers. In between these points, the trek touches the zenith at

Larkya La Pass, 5125 meters.

Completing 177 kilometers in 17 days, you will cover 15 to 20 kilometers distance in a day. However, this is not constant for all days. Some days are long while some are short. If you are thinking of adding Tsum valley to your Manaslu Circuit trek, it will add a number of days and the total trekking distance as well. The Manaslu Tsum valley trek is a 21 days trek.

Walking from lowlands to highlands gradually is an amazing experience. You will notice the distinctive variations in everything. The weather, the temperature, the lifestyle, diversity in plants and animals, etc are prominent.

Enjoy every moment on the trek. The distance will not bother you. You will have an amazing trek to one of the isolated regions in Nepal, the Manaslu region.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Highlights

  • The Larkya La pass, a dramatic mountain pass.
  • Striking views of several Himalayas like Samdo Himal, Panbari, Manaslu, Nirekha, Khayang, Saula, etc.
  • Trekking to the base camp of Mt. Manaslu, the eighth highest peak in the world.
  • The Manaslu glacier.
  • The Tibetan influenced lifestyles at the higher villages in Manaslu.
  • Visiting the ancient Gompas en route.
  • Experiencing an authentic Nepali tradition and culture in remote villages of Manaslu.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

  • Day 01: Land in Kathmandu (1,300m).
  • Day 02: Trek Preparation or Sightseeing as an option.
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola (710)
  • Day 04: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m)
  • Day 05: Machha Khola to Jagat (1410m)
  • Day 06: Jagat to Deng (1920m)
  • Day 07: Deng to Namrung (2700m)
  • Day 08: Namrung to Lho (3180m)
  • Day 09: Lho to Sama Gaun (3530m)
  • Day 10: Acclimatization day at Sama Gaun, hike to Manaslu Base Camp and return.
  • Day 11: Sama Gaon to Samdo (3780m)
  • Day 12: Samdo to Dharamsala (4480m)
  • Day 13: Dharmasala to Bhimthang (3700m) via Larkya La Pass (5213m)
  • Day 14: Bhimthang to Tilje (2300m)
  • Day 15: Tilje to Jagat or Syange (1100m)
  • Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu

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Day to Day Trekking Distance During Manaslu Circuit Trek

Distance from Kathmandu to Soti Khola

Total Distance: 141.3 km

Driving Time: 8 to 10 hours

We will drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola via Pokhara. On the way, we will see Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Mt. Manaslu. We will stay overnight at Sotikhola.

Distance from Soti Khola to MachhaKhola

Total Distance: 14 km

Trekking Duration: 6 to 7 hours

We will climb a ridge over the Budi Gandaki river valley. We will make our walk through Khorsane into Labubesi village. From there, we will walk to Maccha Khola. Overnight there.

Distance from MachhaKhola to Jagat

Total Distance: 22 km

Trekking Duration: 6 to 7 hours

We will cross the Tharo Khola and will walk to Kharlo Besi. From there, we will walk to Tatopani. Walking further, we will cross suspension bridges and make our way towards Thado Bharyang. From there, the trail moves towards Jagat. Overnight in Jagat.

Distance from Jagat to Deng

Total Distance: 19.9 km

Trekking Duration: 6 to 7 hours

We will enter the Manaslu Conservation Area. Walking through the dense forests, we will trek towards Salleri, then to Philip. We will walk for hours before we reach Deng Khola. Walking across the river, we will reach Deng. Overnight there.

Distance from Deng to Namrung

Total Distance: 19.5 km

Trekking Duration: 6 to 7 hours

The adventurous trekking trail today will lead us from Deng to Namrung via the beautiful Prok village. We will walk through dense forests of Manaslu conservation areas, we will reach Namrung. Overnight there.

Distance from Namrung to Samagaon

Total Distance: 17.7 km

Trekking Duration: 6 to 7 hours

Today, we will cross the Laha pass and will trek to Samagaon. Samagaon is a beautiful village with amazing views of Mt. Manaslu. Overnight at Samagaon.

Distance from Samagaon to Samdo

Total Distance: 16.4 km

Trekking Duration: 4 to 5 hours

Today, we will be trekking over the amazing trekking trails to reach Samdo. We will cross the Budi Gandaki river and will walk several steep uphill and downhills. Overnight in Samdo.

Distance from Samdo to Dharamsala

Total Distance: 12 km

Trekking Duration: 4 to 5 hours

It’s a tough day today. We will walk through the Larkya Bazaar and will ascend up through Larkya glacier to Dharamsala. Overnight in Dharamsala.

Distance from Dharamsala to Bimthang via Larkya La pass

Total Distance: 24.7 km

Trekking Duration: 7 to 9 hours

It is probably the longest day on the trek. Walking along the rivers, crossing the rivers over bridges, rejoicing the surrounding vistas are really exciting. We will walk through the awesome trekking trails to the small village across Larkya La glacier. Enjoy the striking Himalayan views from there. We will cross the glacier. Astonishing views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, and Annapurna II will appear right in front of your eyes.

Distance from Bimthang to Tilije

Total Distance: 16 km

Trekking Duration: 5 to 6 hours

You will see Mt. Manaslu so close. ALong with Manaslu, we will see several other mountains towering to touch the sky. From Bimthang, we will descend to Dudh Koshi River. Walking across the village of Gho, we will reach Tilije. Overnight there.

Distance from Tilije to Tal

Total Distance: 11.3 km

Trekking Duration: 5 to 6 hours

We will start from Tilije crossing a ridge over a stream. Making our way through the village of Thanje, we will cross over the Marsyangdi Khola before reaching Tal. We will stop for overnight at Tal.

Distance from Tal to Syange

Total Distance: 12.9 km

Trekking Duration: 6 to 7 hours

Walking down through Chyange gaon, we will walk towards Syange. The trail passes through amazing forests of pine and juniper. After several hours of walking through amazing trails, we will reach Syange. Overnight there.

Distance from Syange to Kathmandu

Total Distance: 201 km

Driving Duration: 3 to 5 hours

Finally, the day has arrived when we will drive back to Kathmandu. From Sanje, we will drive to Besi Sahar and then to Kathmandu. Enjoy the wonderful ride.

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Manaslu Circuit Trek Altitude Profile

We will start from Kathmandu, 1300 meters. The trek starts with a drive to Arughat, 570 meters. Now, we will gain altitudes gradually as we trek to Soti Khola (730m), Machha Khola (930m), Jagat (1370m), Philim ( 1570m), Deng (1540m), Ghap (2165m), Lho (3180m), Samagaon (3517m), Samdo (3860), Dharmasala (4450m), and finally to Larkya la, (5125m).

From there, the altitude drops towards Tilje (2300m), Chyamje (1390m), Bulbule (840m), and to Kathmandu.

Some Tips on Manaslu Trek Distance

  • Practice some hikes to the hills near you. This will help you practise walking, hiking, and trekking as well.
  • If you have knee problems, bring a knee cap. They are really helpful while walking for long hours over the uneven terrains.
  • Prepare a strong mindset before you go. There is nothing to feel exhausted about in the middle of trekking. Be calm and col while you trek.

At Last,

Manaslu is a promising trek in Nepal where you can experience excitement, thrill, and adventure. Nothing can hinder your trek once you have a strong determination and will to do it. You might have to face several difficulties during Manaslu circuit trek. However, despite all of them, you can still do the trek. Distance doesnot matter when you really want to do the trek. However, with suitable plans, preparations, exercising, and training, you will have a remarkable time trekking in Manaslu circuit.

So, aren’t you excited to go? If you are, contact us. EXciting Nepal is a renowned trekking agency in Nepal that organizes best trips, tours, and treks in Nepal. For any help, suggestions, or queries, you can directly contact us.

We wish to see you soon on Manaslu Circuit trek with us.


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Mr. Subash K.C ventured into the tourism industry after completing his studies in Management Stream in 2001 at Tribhuvan University. Mr. K.C, born and brought up in the Lalitpur district, is keenly interested in exploring the different trekking routes. Getting the opportunity to work in the tourism industry helped him gather insights about trekking across Nepal. In addition, he also learned about customer care and group management.
By leading solo and group trekkers himself, he started collecting data about many trekking destinations in Nepal. He creates an enriching experience for national and international travelers through exceptional hospitality.

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