Manaslu Tsum Valley Heli Trek

Manaslu Tsum Valley Heli Trek

Activities:
Trekking/Heli Tours
Duration
16 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    4,750 (Makalu Base Camp)
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax
  • Meals
    B. L. D 
  • Best Time
    March to May and Sept to Dec 
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Guesthouse

Trip Overview

Embark on a journey into the lap of Mt. Manaslu and a hidden valley of Tsum and finish off the adventure with a fantastic helicopter flight. Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is a 16-day journey in the northern part of Nepal. The trip also offers an opportunity to enjoy the culturally divine highland settlements on the Nepal- Tibet border. Throughout the journey, the beauty of Manaslu will leave you in awe and spellbound. The trek includes being in the presence of sparkling mountain tops and the rich and wild scene of Tsum valley. The journey is remote, yet in recent times, the route is becoming busier with trekkers.

Manaslu Tsum Valley Heli Trek is a superb excursion that lets you stroll along with the religious communities in remote and unsolicited conditions. The thick woodlands in the district are home to numerous wildlife and vegetation. The area condemns chasing and poaching activities because the Buddhist religion heavily influences the region. And Buddhism abhors harming any form of living beings. You may get to see Himalayan Tahr and Blue sheep which is quite dominant in these regions. But they can be pretty hideous. The trek perfectly engrosses the natural features with the unique culture of the remote area. Similarly, the trekking entails walking around the Budhi Gandaki River, Machha Khola, and Soti Khola with Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal Hiunchuli in the background.

Highlights

  • A remote and isolated village of Tsum valley where nature and culture remains untouched
  • The beautiful trail of the Manaslu region passes through the river banks, paths carved through the cliffs, and crossing numerous suspension bridges
  • Traverse through the distant villages inhabited by different ethnic groups of Nepal
  • Exploration of the unique flora and fauna sheltered in the Manaslu Conservation Area
  • Breathtaking view of the Manaslu Himal, Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Budhha Himal, and many more
  • Ending the journey with an unforgettable heli flight from Sama Gaun to Kathmandu

Additionally, trekkers get to appreciate the dynamic social quality prevalent only in Tsum valley. The journey includes passing many monasteries and gompas. Thus, you will be visiting Nunnery Gompa, Mu Gompa and Rachen gompas, and many other monasteries through which you will get insight into the Tibetan Buddhist culture. Chortens, Mani walls, prayer flags; all that we experience following right after us during our excursion gives a similarity of Tibetan Buddhist culture.

In general, the way of life and custom of the individuals living in the valley is kind and conventional. The locale individuals have saved their uniqueness unblemished with no impact of modern-day. And this brilliant trek ends with an excellent heli flight from Sama Gaon to Kathmandu.

Trekkers can choose to trek only one destination with Manaslu Circuit Trek or traverse through Tsum Valley. Similarly, if heli flight does not interest you, check our Manaslu Circuit Trek with Tsum Valley, a hiking journey all through the trek. Either way, Join Nepal Hiking Team to savor your get-away in this isolated and remote valley in a brilliant way.

Best time to do Manaslu Tsum Valley Heli Trek

An ideal time to do Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek would be the spring and autumn season. We do not suggest anyone doing this trek between monsoon seasons due to possible chances of a landslide blocking the trekking trail.

It offers stunning views of the mountains during the winter season, but only a few people opt for the trek due to cold weather. It is not like this trek is not attainable during the winter season. Regardless, we wouldn’t recommend rookies to trek this trail during the winter season. Avid trekkers should bring along their crampons as the snow will cover the tracks and the passes. It will be beneficial to cross mountain passes and to walk in the snow.

We suggest the spring season, which falls from March to May because the weather is moderate. The days are warm, mild and nights are chilly. If you trek in the early spring season, you will find the winter snows on the trails. Nonetheless, snow will not be a problem during this season. The beautiful rhododendrons flower trees adorn the path; hence you will find a lush environment.

Just like that, another season for best views in autumn which endures from September to November. The skies are clear; thus, you will get to see magnificent mountain views. And in terms of weather, it is simply perfect. The days are warm with cold nights. Autumn is one of the busiest seasons, so you will get to meet few fellow trekkers on the trail.

Why choose Manaslu Tsum Valley Heli Trek?

Manaslu Tsum Valley Heli Trek is an exciting trek that engulfs the remoteness’s beauty, adding fun and excitement with the Heli flight. It is also a convenient journey for travelers who have a limited period but want to enjoy the beauty of Nepal’s secluded areas. Trekking in Nepal’s remote locations is challenging because it requires physical strength and a flexible schedule.

Hence, considering the busy life of trekkers, we created this itinerary to minimize their valuable time. Moreover, with the inclusion of a heli ride from Sama Gaun, it is a more feasible journey than Manaslu Circuit Trek with Tsum Valley. Therefore, for trekkers with a tight schedule or those looking for adventurous at the same time exhilaration in their journey, Manaslu Tsum Valley Heli Trek is undoubtedly the best journey to partake.

Special Trek Permits

Tsum valley is a restricted area of Nepal; therefore, you need to obtain a special permit (Restricted Area Permit) for trekking in this region. Moreover, solo trekking is not allowed in this region. There have to be two people to hike in this region, and a local trekking guide should guide them.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Day

Day 02: Guided Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Day 03: Drive From Kathmandu - Machha Khola (900m/2952ft) Duration: 8-9 Hours

Day 04: Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m/4395ft) Walking Distance: 22.2 Kilometers/13.8 Miles, Duration: 5-6 Hours

Day 05: Trek Jagat to Chisopani (1660m/5,445ft) – Approx. 4/5 Hours Walk

Day 06: Trek Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m/7,827ft) – Approx. 6/7 Hours Walk

Day 07: Trek Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m/9,903ft) – Approx. 4/5 Hours Walk

Day 08: Trek Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m/11,058ft) – Approx. 5/6 Hours Walk

Day 09: Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m/12,174ft) Day Hike, 6-7 Hours

Day 10: Trek Back To Chumling

Day 11: Trek to Deng (1,860m/6100ft) Duration: 7 to 8 Hours

Day 12: Trek from Namrung to Lho Gham (3180m/10430ft) Duration: 3-4 Hours

Day 13: Trek to Samagaon (3500m/11480ft) Duration: 6 Hours

Day 14: Explore Around Samagaun

Day 15: Heli Flight Back in Kathmandu 

Day 16: Departure/Adventure Ends

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 & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Jeff, North America Just got back from Nepal a couple of days ago, where my partner and I were doing an Everest Base Camp Trek assisted by Nepal Hiking Team. Their service couldn't have been better. I started planning this trip last Spring and looked at numerous trekking companies. Chose NHT due to the tremendously positive reviews on them, the professionalism of their website, and the quick response I got from Ganga when I sent an initial inquiry via their website -- he phoned me within a few hours, apparently as soon as the morning had come round to Nepal (given the time difference between North America and Nepal). He was extremely helpful and responsive from the start, all the way through the completion of our trek and the last couple of days back in Kathmandu. Our guide for the trek, Bhim, couldn't have been more helpful and took very good care of us and kept us safe. The whole operation and experience couldn't have been more positive.
Marcel, South Africa We recently returned from an EPIC trekking adventure to Everest Base Camp with the Nepal Hiking Team. Due to some time restraints we trekked on the cusp of the season, started our trek on 30th Aug, and returned to Kathmandu on the 10th of Sept, and what a great decision that was! The weather was amazing, we had most of the tea-houses to ourselves, our guides were on their first trip after the second wave of the covid 19. So it was great for them as well to witness everything as if for the first time. If you prefer a more 'quiet' trek, then I would recommend going on the cusp of the season! Our guide Raj of Nepal Hiking Team, did everything in his power to make the trip a most memorable trip and our wonderful porter who's name happens to be 'Love' totally lived up to his name! I cannot thank the Nepal Hiking Team enough for all their prep work, the guide's knowledge and caring for our welfare, and Ganga, the father of the group who personally met us at the airport and made sure that all our needs were met. What a great team, I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your future Himalayan trekking!
Raymond Low, Singapore Nepal Hiking Team provide an excellent guide to me when I hiked Everest Base Camp. My guide, Mr. Prakesh Rai, is very professional and caring... He always gives me very informative replies whenever I have a question or two about the terrain which we are trekking, the history of certain towns or places we passed by or stayed...He is always asking how I am (my old right ankle injury came back)...and will help me carry my load.... We had a good time together especially when we take photographs of the awesome scenery.....He works tirelessly and would be a concern for my diet and always asked me if I had enough of food, hows my leg was, and whether feeling ok especially when we are going towards a higher altitude..... We had a wonderful acclimatization climb and he is always observing me how I am doing. Nepal Hiking Team rocks!.... And I would sincerely recommend my friends to this group..... It’s simply awesome!... Thank you Nepal Hiking team and it's truly a great experience traveling with your professional guide!
Yang, Singapore It was an awesome experience in Nepal, in which a big part of my trip was covered in the mountain, thank to NHT. Ganga, the company manager has been engaging since my enquiry and very efficient and patient with all my queries. They are flexible to customize to my needs due to my planned itinerary besides hiking. They also made arrangement for airport pick up and Ganga met me in person in my lodge to go through the procedures and discussion. 2 days prior to the trek it was raining heavily and many flights were cancelled. We were lucky to tag along a rescue helicopter to Lukla, also thank to Ganga's arrangement. When we arrived at the start point, we were welcome by the friendly guide and porters. My relationship with Gurung, the guide was very good, he took care of me every single bit of the trip, as I was a slow walker in the team. He would check our conditions from time to time to ensure our well beings. Gurung and I joked around in the tea houses and we made many friends and some exchange of cultural knowledge. I was not well when I returned from Base Camp. We discussed and we decided that an evacuation was needed. Gurung visited me in the hospital and sent me back to the hotel after discharge. I had a farewell lunch with him. Ganga and Hari, the 2 managers visited me on the 2 days and they even sent me to the hospital again for report collection. Hari also sent me to the airport on my departure day. I have total satisfaction and heart-felt appreciation for Nepal Hiking Team. There were other companies who tried to compromise prices and quality but not NHT, who insisted on quality and care above all. I'm back in Singapore safely. And they are keeping in contact with me on some follow-ups. I truly want to recommend you this company for their awesome service given the reasonable if not attractive price! This trip was so awesome although I had some hiccups on my decent. I miss Nepal alot, and the friendship shared.
Stephen, Australia I finished the ABC and Bhutan Tours with Nepal Hiking Team and had a very good time. It was a great pleasure dealing with Balaram and Ganga. They are extremely professional, flexible, and accommodating. prior to the trip, I had been constantly emailing Balaram with my questions, whether or not they are directly related to the trek. Balaram was always extremely responsive with detailed answers and he was always patient. When I first got to Kathmandu, both Ganga and Balaram met me at the hotel to greet me. Throughout the trip, they constantly checked up with the guide to make sure that everything went okay. Overall, the trek was well organized and I can say with confidence that the team has done their best to ensure that my needs were met. I am already thinking about coming back to Nepal for my next trek and I will certainly go with Nepal Hiking Team again.