Travel & stage itinerary
Below is the 2013 route. GPS is a useful tool, but not perfectly accurate. Distances will be slightly longer than represented below as the track was simplified. The height changes may be less than shown due to inaccuracies of GPS spot heights recorded at the bottoms of river gorges.
Click the image to the right for a Google Earth file of the route for 2014. Specific days’ routes are given below in the list.
The 2015 will change very slightly from this route presented.
|1, 2, 3||Sat, Nov 7th||Days 1-3 – Kathmandu (7th arrive, 8th organise, 9th depart to start)|
|4||Tue, Nov 10th||Stage 1 [D4] – Arughat to Machhakhola||25km||1883m||-1523m|
|5||Wed, Nov 11th||Stage 2 [D5] – Machhakhola to Deng||39km||3808m||-2788m|
|6||Thu, Nov 12th||Stage 3 [D6] – Deng – Hinang Gompa||25km||2637m||-1388m|
|7||Fri, Nov 13th||Stage 4 [D7] Hinang to Samagaon||32km||1588m||-1182m|
|8||Sat, Nov 14th||Stage 5 [D8] Sama – Manaslu Base Camp – Sama||30km||1198m||-1198m|
|9||Sun, Nov 15th||Stage 6 [D9] Samagaon – Samdo||8km||438m||-102m|
|10||Mon, Nov 16th||Day 10 – Rest/Walking – Samdo – Tibetan Border – Samdo||(20km)||( 1200m )||-1200m|
|11||Tue, Nov 17th||Stage 7 [D11] Samdo to Bimtang||22km||1435m||-1586m|
|12||Wed, Nov 18th||Stage 8 [D12] – Bimtang – Dharapani||31.6km||1435m||-3472m|
|13||Thu, Nov 19th||Day 13. Return to Kathmandu (Drive)||-3472m|
|14||Fri, Nov 20th||Kathmandu departure (14th day!)||-3472m|