Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance | Day to Day Distance Breakdown

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the best off-the-beaten-trail treks in Nepal. Unlike the famous Annapurna and Everest Region, Manaslu Circuit Trek is a less crowded and unexplored trekking region in the Himalayas. It is the best way to explore and experience life outside of the luxury of the cities.

Trekking in the Manaslu Region means you will be trekking through one of the remote areas of Nepal. Manaslu Trek is located in the western part of Nepal and takes you to the foothill of Mt. Manaslu (8163m), the 8th highest mountain in the world. The Trek rewards the trekkers with spectacular views of the Himalayas, varied landscapes, magnificent passes, fast-flowing rivers, waterfalls, suspension bridges, and many more.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance day by day
Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance Day by Day

Along with natural beauty, you can explore the cultural insight of the Tibetan locals of the Manaslu region. You will get a truly magical feeling when you get the views of Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal, etc., just in front of your eyes.

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a moderately challenging trekking destination in Nepal. However, climbing higher altitudes makes the Trek much more complicated.

Today, we will discuss the Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance. Read further to learn more about the Manaslu Circuit trek routes and distance.

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

15 Days Moderate
US$ 1550

Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance

Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance varies depending upon different factors. The distance of this Trek can differ depending on the starting point and the endpoint of the Trek. The total Manaslu Circuit trek distance is around 177 km.

This 15-day Manaslu trekking starts with a drive from Kathmandu to the starting point of the Trek. Depending on your package or itinerary, the actual starting point differs, and so does the total distance of the Manaslu trek.

The starting point of Manaslu Trekking is Arughat Bazar, situated in the Gorkha District. However, there is a motorable road to Sotikhola, so you can choose to Trek from Arughat or drive to Sotikhola and start the Trek. The Trek concludes at Besisahar, the starting point of the world-famous Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Furthermore, you will have a few acclimatization hikes during the Trek, further increasing your trekking distance.

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There is a day-by-day breakdown to understand the Manaslu Circuit Trek distance better.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance and Route

Distance from Kathmandu (1400m) to Soti Khola (700m)

Sotikhola is the starting point of the Manaslu Circuit Trek. The total distance from Kathmandu to Soti Khola is around 140km. It will take us 6 to 12 hours to complete, depending upon the modes of land transportation.

Distance from Soti Khola to Machha Khola

Today is the first day of the Manaslu trekking. The total trekking distance from Soti Khola to Machi Khola is 23.28KM. It will take us around 5 hours to cover this distance. However, the duration can alter depending on your walking speed.

Thus, it might take about 6 to 7 hours to reach Maccha Khola if you are a first-time trekker and slow walker.

Distance from Machha Khola to Jagat

It would help if you covered a distance of 23 KM to reach Jagat from Maccha Khola. The trail consists of uphills and downhill, and you must cross some suspension bridges to reach Jagat.

The duration of the Trek to cover this walking distance is about 6 to 7 hours. 

Distance from Jagat to Deng

Jagat has a checkpoint where you must show your Manaslu Conservation Area Permit. After completing the permit checking process, we will head towards Deng. The total trekking distance from Jagat to Deng is about 21 KM.

You will walk along Ghatta Khola’s and Deng Khola’s beautiful rivers. It will take us around 6 hours to complete today’s Trek.

Distance from Deng to Namrung

Today, you will walk toward Namrung from Deng, about a 19.4 KM long trekking route. You must walk for 5-6 hours to reach Namrung from Deng.

The trail from Namrung to Deng involves steep climbing along crisscross routes, which is challenging.

Distance from Namrung to Lho

You will have to cover a distance of 11 kilometers from Namrung to Lho. Today, we will cross the Budhi Gandaki River and walk along the forest.

After walking for around 4 to 5 hours, we will reach the large village of Lho.

Distance from Lho to Samagaon

It would help if you covered the total distance from Lho to Samagaon, which is 18 KM. You will have a short hike of about two hours towards Shyala village.

You will explore the Pungyen monastery and many Chortens along the trail to Samagaon. And if you want, you can hike to Manaslu Base Camp from Samagaon.

Distance from Samagaon to Samdo

Today, you will head toward the beautiful Samdo village, where you can hike up to Manaslu Base Camp to get a picturesque view of Mount Manaslu and the surrounding mountains.

You will cover a walking distance of 17 KM to reach Samdo from Samagaon. It will take around 4 to 5 hours of walking to reach Samdo.

Distance from Samdo to Dharmasala / Larkya Phedi

Dharmasala is also known as Larkya Phedi. The total distance from Samdo to Dharmasala is 12.45 kilometers. You must walk around 3 to 4 hours to reach Dharmasala from Samdo village.

After crossing several Mani walls and prayer flags, a final uphill climb will take you to your destination at Larkya Phedi.

Larke La Pass
Larke La Pass – Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance

Distance from Larkya Phedi to Bimthang

Today is the day you will cross the iconic Larkya La Pass. Today, you will walk 24 kilometers distance to reach Bimthang from Dharmasala. It is the longest walking day because you must cover a longer distance. You must walk for 8 to 9 hours to reach Bimthang from Dharmasala.

Larkya La Pass, at an altitude of 5160 meters, is the highest point of the Manaslu Circuit trek. Hence, it is the most challenging Trek of this entire Trek.

Distance from Bimthang to Tilije

The total distance between Bimthang and Tilije is 26 KM. The trail that you will be walking today is relatively easy as you have crossed the most challenging parts of the Trek.

It will take you around 6 hours to reach Tilije from Bimthang.

Distance from Tilije to Dharapani and drive to Besisahar

Today is the final day of trekking. You will walk toward Dharapani from Tilije, an 8 KM long trail. After a 3-hour walk from Tilije and the beautiful villages and Mani walls, you will reach Dharapani. Dharapani is also the starting point of the famous Annapurna Circuit Trek.

From Dharapani, you will take a local bus to Besisahar from Dharapani, which takes around 5 hours to cover the distance between Dharapani and Besisahar.

Distance from Besisahar to Kathmandu

Today, your trip concludes. You will be getting back to Kathmandu from Besisahar. The total distance between Besisahar to Kathmandu is 186 kilometers. You can quickly get a local bus or a Jeep to Kathmandu from Besisahar. It will take around 6 to 8 hours drive to reach Kathmandu.

You will enjoy the scenic views of the Trishuli River, terraced farming, unique landscape, and vegetation on your back to Kathmandu.

Side Trip to Tsum Valley: Distance Added- 55-70 km

Tsum Vally is another popular trek in the Manaslu region that takes you to the remote Tibetan Buddhist land near the Tibet-Nepal border. It is an excellent side trip to the remote and well-preserved region of Tsum.

You need 2 to 3 extra days to complete this Tsum Valley Trek and Manaslu Circuit Trek.

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Tsum Valley Trekking

Tsum Valley Trekking

18 Days Moderate
US$ 1600

Tips Reduce the Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance

Soti Khola is your actual starting point

In most of the Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary, the starting point of the Trek is Arughat Bazar. However, instead of trekking from Arughat to Soti Khola, you get a local bus to drive to Soti Khola. This reduces a day of trekking and is around 13 km from your Manaslu Circuit Trek.

However, if you decide to hire us to manage the Trek, then Soti Khola is the starting point for the Trek in our itinerary.

Is Distance a Major Factor for Manaslu Circuit Trek Difficulty?

The most common question we get from our clients is, “How difficult is the Manaslu Circuit Trek?” So, is it challenging?

Talking about the difficulty of the Manaslu Circuit Trek is a moderately challenging trek. One of the most challenging parts of this Trek is crossing Larkya La Pass at 5125 meters. Furthermore, the Trek has many ascending and descending trails, and you will walk along steep and narrow ridges. So, you must be very careful!

Many factors, such as the duration of the Trek, altitude, weather, and temperature, determine the Manaslu Circuit Trek’s difficulties. Besides that, the total distance of the Manaslu Circuit Trek is also a significant factor in determining the difficulty of the Trek.

Since Manaslu Trekking is a long-distance trek, you will have to walk for a more extended period in a day. You will walk 6-7 hours daily to complete the Manaslu trek distance.

If you are trekking in Nepal for the first time, trekking distance can be a significant challenge. However, you can conquer this Manaslu Trek with proper training and preparation.

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The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a moderate to strenuous level trek that takes us to the Manaslu region’s untouched areas. This Manaslu Circuit Trek distance day-to-day breakdown follows a standard itinerary. However, the itinerary can vary depending on the trekking route, the agency, and the guide you hire. Please get in touch with us if you have any further queries regarding the Manaslu Circuit trek or any other trek or tour in Nepal. Or, if you are unsatisfied with our itinerary, we can help you personalize your itinerary. Learn more on Manaslu Trek via “Manaslu Circuit Trek FAQs.”