Travel & stage itinerary

MMTR-2013-full-track imageBelow is a good approximation of 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 in the bottoms of river gorges.

Click the image to the right for a Google Earth file of the route for 2013. Specific days’ routes are given below in the list.

2014 will be very similar if not the same.

Japanese version

D#DateRouteKm+/-
D#DateRouteKm+/-
1,2,3Sat, Nov 8thDays 1-3 – Kathmandu (8th arrive, 9th organise, 10th depart to start)
4Tue, Nov 11thStage 1 [D4] – Arughat to Machhakhola 25km 1883m / -1523m 
5Wed, Nov 12thStage 2 [D5] – Machhakhola to Deng 39km 3808m / -2788m 
6Thu, Nov 13thStage 3 [D6] – Deng – Hinang Gompa 25km 2637m / -1388m 
7Fri, Nov 14thStage 4 [D7] Hinang to Samagaon 32km 1588m / -1182m 
8Sat, Nov 15thStage 5 [D8] Sama – Manaslu Base Camp – Sama 30km 1198m / -1198m 
9Sun, Nov 16thStage 6 [D9] Samagaon – Samdo 8km 438m / -102m 
11Tue, Nov 18thStage 7 [D11] Samdo to Bimtang 22km 1435m / -1586m 
10Mon, Nov 17thDay 10 – Rest/Walking – Samdo – Tibetan Border – Samdo (20km)1200m / -1200m )
12Wed, Nov 19thStage 8 [D12] – Bimtang – Dharapani 31.6km 1435m / -3472m 
13Thu, Nov 20thDay 13. Return to Kathmandu (Drive)
14Fri, Nov 21stKathmandu departure (14th day!)
212.614422m / -13239m