Manaslu Tsum Valley Heli Trek

Manaslu Tsum Valley Heli Trek
Trekking/Heli Tours
  • Max Altitude
    4,750 (Makalu Base Camp)
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax 
  • Meals
    B. L. D 
  • Accommodation
  • Best Time
    March to May and Sept to Dec 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $2,500USD

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.


  • 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.


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.

Upcoming Trip Departure

  • Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
  • Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
  • Limited - Only few space available
Check Available Dates
Trip Start Date Trip End Date Price Availability Book

Private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with us via bellow contact us form.


Rachel and MeganUSA

We had an unbelievable adventure completing the Mardi Himal Trek in January 2023. Our guide Rajendra (Raj), and porter Rajesh  were professional, fun, energetic, and knowledgeable about not only the trek we were on but about many others in the area.

Tamar NitzanUSA

I'm so happy I went with Nepal Hiking Team. From the moment I arrived at the hotel, I knew I made the right choice. The hotel was in a great area. Bars, restaurants, clubs, shops were all within a 10 minute or less walk from the hotel.

I was doing


I completed the 14 day Annapurna Circuit early December 2022, thank you so much to Surya and Rabin, who both went out of their way to make this trip, that I'd been planning so long,and  memorable. They were always checking in with me during the hike

Rick BelliveauPortland Oregon USA

Namaste! I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your trekking adventure in the beautiful Himalayan Mountains of Nepal. This was my first trip to Nepal and additionally my first ever muli-day trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trek became a dream of mine about

JulesSydney, Australia

Posted on Nov 22 | Trip Advisor Review

We completed the 15-day Manaslu Circuit trek with Nepal Hiking Team in late November 2022.

The scenery of the Manaslu region is stunning and far more beautiful than we had imagined. The weather was excellent!