Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is relatively long. The distance is about 177 km/ 110 mi. However, if you want to also trek through the Tsum valley, it is 200 km/ 124 mi. The distance can differ between itineraries.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek can take from 11 to 20 days. This also differs from itinerary to itinerary. Trekkers have to walk for around 6-7 hours a day on average. However, you are not advised to pace yourself, like altitude sickness and low temperatures are looming.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek has an incredible elevation range of 4,203 m/ 13,789 ft. The lowest altitude is at Soti Khola (710m/2,330ft). The highest altitude is at Larkya La pass (5,106 m/ 16,752 ft).

Typical Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary 

On average, Manaslu Circuit Trek takes 15 days to complete. A typical itinerary is:  

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265ft)
Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu – Arughat (670m/2,198 ft) – Soti Khola (710m/2,330ft): 135 km/83.8 mi, 8-9 hrs. drive
Day 4: Trek from Soti Khola – Machha Khola (890m/2,920ft): 14 km/8.7 mi, 6-7 hrs.
Day 5: Trek from Machha Khola – Dobhan (1,000m/3,280ft): 11 km/6.8 mi, 6-7 hrs.
Day 6: Trek from Dobhan – Philim (1,590m/5,216ft): 10 km/6.2 mi, 6-7 hrs.
Day 7: Trek from Philim – Lokpa (2,240m/7,350ft) – Chumling (2,360m/7,750ft): 10 km/6.2 mi, 6-7 hrs.
Day 8: Trek from Deng – Namrung (2,660m/8,725ft): 12 km/7.4 mi, 6-7 hrs.
Day 9: Trek from Namrung – Lho (3,180m/10,430ft): 4 km/2.4 mi, 3-4 hrs.
Day 10: Trek from Lho – Sama Gaon (3,530m/11,578ft): 8 km/4.9 mi, 5-6 hrs.
Day 11: Sama: Rest and exploration day: Birendra Tal / Pung Gyen Gompa / Manaslu Base Camp
Day 12: Trek from Sama – Samdo (3,860m/12,660ft): 8 km/4.9 mi, 3-4 hrs.
Day 13: Trek from Samdo – Larkya Phedi/Dharamsala (4,460m/14,628ft): 7 km/4.3 mi, 3-5 hrs.
Day 14: Trek from Dharamsala – Larke La Pass (5,160m/16,929ft) – Bimthang (3,720m/12,201ft): 12 km/7.4 mi, 7-9 hrs.
Day 15: Trek from Bimthang – Gho (2,515m/8,250ft): 12 km/7.4 mi, 5-6 hrs.
Day 16: Trek from Gho – Dharapani (1,920m/6,300ft): 8 km/4.9 mi, 3-4 hrs.
Day 17: Trek from Dharapani- Besisahar (760m/2,495ft) – Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265ft): 190 km/118 mi, 7- 8 hrs. | Farewell Dinner
Day 18: Final departure

How long is the Manaslu Circuit trek?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is an 18 days' trek right from arrival to Kathmandu to departure. A day for sightseeing in Kathmandu has also been set before the beginning of the trek. On average, it takes 15 days to complete this trek.

How many miles is the Manaslu Circuit?

Manaslu Circuit is about 177 km/ 110 mi.