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    Manaslu Tsum Valley Heli Trek

    At a Glance

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      16 days
    • Activities
      Trekking and Heli Tours
    • Accommodation
      Hotel/Guesthouse
    • Meals
      B.L.D
    • Max.altitude
      4800m.
    • Group Size
      Min. 2 Pax
    • Best Time
      March to May and Sept to Dec

    Trip Overview

    Do you want to explore Manaslu and Tsum Valley on one trip? But have limited time? Well, we present to you the Manaslu Tsum Valley Heli Trek! It is a 16-Day journey that is exciting and adventurous with the combined thrill of a helicopter ride.

    The trek has numerous highlights, especially a unique touch of Buddhist culture. Hence, the trek is ideal for those who have a keen interest in Buddhism. There are prayer flags, stupas, and old monasteries along the way!

    So, why wait? Just send us an inquiry, and we shall arrange the rest of the trip for you! We’re ready, are you?

    Interesting Highlights

    • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites- Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
    • Enjoy a bumpy yet scenic drive from Kathmandu to Maccha Khola.
    • Walk along the suspension bridges and enjoy the sounds of rivers and birds.
    • Cross small villages which have a unique architectural structures.
    • Interact with the local villagers and learn about their lifestyles, dialects, and many more.
    • Indulge in local cuisines like Tibetan, Sherpa, and Nepali dishes.
    • Explore the wilderness of the Manaslu Conservation Area and watch for endangered animals.
    • Visit Buddhist monasteries, gompas, and stupas along the route.
    • Witness the aerial views of the Himalayas, mountain ranges, the valley, terraced farms, and spectacular landscapes from the helicopter ride.

    Route Overview

    Before we move on with the rest of the overview, here is a brief route overview for the Manaslu Tsum Valley Heli Trek.

    When you reach the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you’ll be greeted by one of our staff at the airport. He’ll wait for you and will hold a Nepal Hiking Team display board. Then, we continue our itinerary with a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu’s UNESCO sites. You’ll visit Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath Stupa.

    We then continue the trip with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Maccha Khola, then a hike to Jagat, Chisopani, Chumling, and Chokhangparo. Further, we begin the hike to Nile, Mu Gompa, and back to Chumling, Deng, Namrung, Lho Gham, and Samagaon. In Samagaon, we take a day to rest there. You have choices for short or long hikes. The full-day hike is towards Manaslu Base Camp. Alternatively, there are half-day walks either across the valley or to Birendra Tal. With this, we reach the end of the trip with a helicopter ride back to Kathmandu, bidding farewell to the trip.

    How difficult is the Manaslu Tsum Valley Heli Trek?

    It’s totally normal for these questions to arise while embarking on a trek. The Manaslu Tsum Valley Heli Trek is a moderate trek accessible for beginners and experienced trekkers.

    The terrains are rocky and are mixed with steep uphill and downhill. However, with daily cardio exercises and a healthy diet, you can trek in the Manaslu region easily. Moreover, on the way back, you’ll be hopping on a helicopter ride instead of retracing the route. Hence, this will make the hike much easier.

    Second of all comes the altitude level. In the trek, the most high-level altitude that you’ll reach is 4800m at Manaslu Base Camp. At this level, there are chances of acquiring altitude sickness. But worry not! This is where we enter! Our guides are well-trained professionals who have multiple years of experience. They’ll carry medical kits, measure your oxygen levels and make sure you acclimatize well to withstand these altitude levels.

    Hence, you can be assured of your health and safety with us!

    When to Hike?

    Before booking the trek, let’s check out when is the best time for the Manaslu Tsum Valley Heli Trek. The best for the trek is March-May and September- November.

    March-May belongs to the spring season, which is considered to be one of the best seasons for treks. Likewise, the autumn season ( September- November) is also the season adored by hikers. During these seasons, the weather conditions will be favorable for hiking, and you’ll enjoy the trek to the fullest.

    We recommend avoiding hiking during the monsoon or winter seasons because the weather conditions can be unfavorable. It's best to stick to the optimal time for trekking. 

    Alternate Treks

    Do you still want to look for other Adventures? If you want, you can check out some of our recommended alternative treks.

    Let’s talk about the Tsum Valley with Manaslu Trek, a breathtaking 20-day hike that doesn’t involve a helicopter ride. This trek takes you on a journey through the Tsum Valley and Manaslu region, allowing you to delve deeper into their beauty, and culminates with a thrilling ascent over the Larke La pas at 5206m. However, it’s important to note that this trip is marked as strenuous and challenging.

    Secondly, consider the Tsum Valley Trek.  It is an 18-day journey that will leave you astonished and wanting more. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the Tsum Valley thoroughly on this journey.

    Overall, the Manaslu Tsum Valley Heli Trek is a wonderful trekking journey. If you are interested in this trek, do send us an inquiry so that we can organize this trek for you.

    Itinerary

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    Cost Includes

    • All ground transportation by private vehicle, including airport transfers
    • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Full-day guided tours of Kathmandu, including entry fee, tour guide, and transportation
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge for accommodation during the trek
    • Private Heli Shuttle from Samagaun to Kathmandu as per itinerary.
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide, porter (1 porter for two people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
    • Manaslu and Tsum valley special trekking permits as well as Annapurna and Manaslu conservation fees.
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking, if required.
    • Duffle bag for trekking, it is to put your trekking belongings
    • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medical kit with the provision of Oximeter to monitor oxygen level and heartbeat
    • Government taxes and office service charge

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary.’
    • Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a passport quickly upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa suitable for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring two copies of passport-size photos.)
    • Cold drinks, bottled or boiled water, snacks, and other personal expenses
    • Hot shower during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

    Cost and Date

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Manaslu Tsum Valley Heli Trek set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Manaslu Tsum Valley Heli Trek departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

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