Akash from Nepal had recently trekked Manaslu Circuit, starting on 3rd Oct 2015. He did entire Manaslu Circuit in 13 days, starting from Soti Khola near Arughat. Spend a day for acclimatization in Sama Gau, explore Manaslu Base Camp and witness sunrise over mighty Mount Manaslu from the village of Lho. He was a part of Russian Group lead by our guide Prakash. When they were on trekking we were updating this blog from Kathmandu, on basis of information provided by Prakash. Akash did an excellent job! He tracked the Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance in kilometers and tentative footsteps using his Iphone 6+.

This data might not be accurate and subject to change. There were still the landslide rubbles on the lower part of the trail. Probably Akash had walk couple steps more while bypassing these rubbles from the trail. Take this information as a reference for total distance of Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance

Day 01- 3rd October 2015

Kathmandu to Arughat
Total steps – 10,477 steps
Distance – 7.46 kilometers

Here 7.46 kilometer is the total distance walked by Akash on the 3rd of October. This is from his home to bus station and some afternoon walk around Arughat.

Day 02 – 4th October 2015

Arughat to Macha Khola
Total steps – 35,349 steps
Distance – 23.28 kilometers

This is combination of trip from Arughat to Macha Khola, including jeep ride from Arughat to Soti Khola. Distance in between Arughat and Soti Khola is not tracked here. This is walking distance from Soti Khola to Maccha Khola.

Day 03 – 5th October 2015

Macha Khola to Jagat
Total steps – 26,592 steps
Distance – 22.89 kilometers

This is the walking distance from Macha Khola to Jagat.

Day 04 – 6th October 2015

Jagat to Deng
Total steps – 26,367 steps
Distance – 20.67 kilometers

This is the walking distance from Jagat to Deng.

Day 05 – 7th October 2015

Deng to Namrung
Total steps – 16,776 steps
Distance – 19.4 kilometers

This is the regular walking distance from Deng to Namrung.

Day 06 – 8th October 2015

Namrung to Lho
Total steps – 16,966 steps
Distance – 10.54 kilometers

This is a regular walking distance from Namrung to Lho.

Day 07 – 9th October 2015

Lho to Sama Gau (Morning hike to ridge close to Lho)
Total steps – 24,112 steps
Distance – 17.51 kilometers

This is regular walking distance from Lho to Sama Gau. Here in the morning Akash had hiked up to Lho Viewpoint for the sunrise and walk back to Lho.

Day 08 – 10th October 2015

Sama Gau – Manaslu Base Camp – Sama Gau
Total steps – 28,698 steps
Distance – 25.05 kilometers

This is walking distance from Sama Gau to Birendra Lake, further hike to Manaslu Base Camp and descending back to Sama Gau. In the afternoon Akash had also walk around the Monastery of the Sama Gau.

Day 09 – 11th October 2015

Sama Gau to Samdo
Total steps – 8,333 steps
Distance – 16.55 kilometers

This is the regular walking distance from Sama Gau to Samdo. Very close village with elevation gain of approximate 300 meters and nice flat trail.

Day 10 – 12th October 2015

Samdo to Dharmasala
Total steps – 8,885 steps
Distance – 12.45 kilometers

This is regular walking distance from Samdo to Dharmasala.

Day 11 – 13th October 2015

Dharmasala to Bimthang
Total steps – 19,240 steps
Distance – 24.9 kilometers

This is regular walking distance from Dharmasala to Bimthang passing through highest elevated point of Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Day 12 – 14th October 2015

Bimthang to Dharapani
Total steps – 39,743 steps
Distance – 30.03 kilometers

This is a long walk down from Bimthang to Dharapani. It might take up to nine hours. Many people stop for night either in village of Goa or Tilije.

Day 13 – 15th October 2015

Dharapani to Kathmandu
Total steps – 27,913 steps
Distance – 19.46 kilometers

It looks like here is some default on measurement. 19.46 kilometers is a long distance to walk in a single day apart from long drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu. Probably Iphone tracked extra steps and distance while Akash was enjoying the view of road from the roof of jeep. Probably!

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