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.

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Jayadatta Narasipura, USA Dear Ganga and the entire team, We, Narasipura family would like to thank you and your team for making once in a lifetime experience possible. All three of us loved every minute we spent in the Himalayas and Nepal. After my EBC trek, I wanted to experience Himalayas again with my family. Your team made it possible. Every day, we knew what to expect because Paban explained us on previous evening and in the morning. In seven days, we trekked in the lush green forest, saw numerous waterfalls, were inside the clouds, refreshed ourselves in the river and stream water, took multiple breaks with tea, coffee. Even though it was very hard, especially from 3rd to 5th day, we managed to get over the fatigue to continue because of Paban, Gokul and Ganesh’s help and encouragement. They used to tell us to take it easy (Aaramse jayenke) then we can do it, no need to rush. Paban modified the plan/itinerary based on the time of the day and our physical condition. We always ended the day before 5pm. Paban was flexible and booked the best teahouses, he made our trek very enjoyable. On fourth day, we were scheduled to trek to Upper Sinuwa. He changed it, we stayed at Lower Sinuwa. Because of 4th day’s change of plan, he modified fifth day trek too. Every day, as soon as we woke up, we started off with a hot cup of coffee or tea, they served to us without fail. Enjoying first few minutes of the day looking the sunrise in the mountains with a hot drink was so peaceful and relaxing. At the end of every day, we had fun, talking, playing cards, and having delicious dinner with fresh fruits as dessert. It was a beautiful experience. Paban, Gokul and Ganesh treated us royally and with respect, we are grateful to them. Spending last two days of our trek in the Machapuchare and Annapurna basecamps were a bliss, surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range was just amazing, and unbelievable. On the last day of the trip, we loved the cultural tour of the three cities, we were mesmerized by the artwork. Hope we can come back and enjoy Nepal again. We appreciate everything you did for us to accomplish our dream trek. Datta Trip done between 9th to 18th May 2022
Richard, UK "After extensive research regarding which trekking company to entrust with helping me with my dream holiday I chose The Nepal Hiking Team. This was for a number of reasons.
  1. Ganga and his team were super flexible, quick to respond, and allowed me to build a bespoke holiday that suited my schedule.
  2. When things went wrong at my end, they were quick to come up with solutions to help me out
  3. They understood this was a once in a lifetime experience for me, and answered my many and varied questions.
Once I arrived in Nepal it was immediately clear I had made the right decision. I was picked up from the airport, and driven to the hotel where I met Ganga and my guide Dinesh. Dinesh checked that the equipment I had brought with me was suitable, and NHT provided me a down jacket. The next day we flew out of Kathmandu, to EBC and Island Peak. Dinesh looked after me for the next 12 days in the mountains. He is an expert on the local area. Point at any mountain, and he can tell you how high it is and what its name is. He has travelled extensively over the area for more than 8 years, and he uses this knowledge to enrich your holiday experience. Every hotel you stay in, he knows the owners, and ensures you get a comfortable room. Need your washing done, or a hot shower? He will recommend where (and where not!) to get it done. When you are walking the trails he can tell you how much further you have to go, what bits will be difficult, and which easier. If you are looking to book with Nepal Hiking, and are lucky enough to have Dinesh as a guide then you are going to have a fabulous trip"
Walt Risley, USA When searching for a trekking company I wanted to go with a local group. All the reviews for Nepal Hiking Team were excellent so I choose them. From start to finish they had their act together. Initial correspondence and any email questions were answered by Ganga, the man in charge, by the next day. They kept me up to date with everything I needed as far as entry into Nepal. Picked me up from the airport and got me to my hotel without an issue. I joined a couple from Canada for the trek. Our guide Prakash never left our side from breakfast to dinner. He expedited the flight to and from Lukla which would have been a hectic process without him. Since all of us were in our 50s he established early that we would be in no rush. Whether we got to our next location at 2pm or 4pm didn’t matter. I would rather be outside enjoying the trek than in early playing cards. I felt safe and looked after with him. This trek is tough. It’s much steeper than I anticipated and the altitude change from place to place does not reflect the ascents and descents which on some days doubles the heights you actually do. They ascents into Tengbouche and at Dugla pass are particularly tough but at a slow steady pace they are doable by any who are reasonably fit. Once at the guest house the service didn’t end there. Prakash took care of all our needs. Making sure we had enough to eat and enough water. He wouldn’t leave our side until we turned in for the night which was often quite early. His personality was very soothing. We could not have accomplished what we did without him or our 2 porters. While English was not their strength, they would carry our gear ahead of us to the next location and often double back to see if we needed help and were more than happy to help with our day packs. They also accompanied us on some of the acclimation hikes in case some or one of us wanted to climb higher, splitting us up. After the trek everything was taken care of. I needed a PCR COVID test for a tour in Abu Dahbi the day after I left Kathmandu and Ganga arranged for a nurse to administer it to me in the hotel. Seamless. It’s a long review but I really can’t say enough about these guys, especially for the price. For all the service we got it was amazingly reasonable. Would definitely use this company on any return trip to Nepal and highly recommend!     You can also read this review on trip advisor.
Nicola Ross, Australia The Annapurna circuit trek was one of the best treks I’ve ever experienced. I completed it with my sister (we are both in our early sixties) on a private tour in April 2022. It was very well organized by Nepal Hiking Team, a very professional organization. Nina provided wonderful advice on the trip initially. Our guide, Hari was experienced, attentive, capable, and kind. He made the trip a success for us, along with Nomoratz, our porter, who carried our gear with such good humour. The Himalayas are the most majestic mountain range in the world. The trek was very strenuous and challenging, (more for me than my sister) but was such a wonderful experience. We have learned so much about Hinduism and Buddhism and have developed a great affection and respect for the Nepalese people. They are wonderful hosts with a rich culture we have enjoyed learning about. I highly recommend this company, our guide, and porter if you are considering trekking in Nepal. This country offers real adventure, beauty, and cultural experiences to those who venture here. See this review on TripAdvisor (click here)
Beste Gokkilic Yazar, Turkey We did eight days Mardi Himal trek and it was a very pleasant experience. The whole team arranged everything with great professionalism and they were equally precise when something unexpected or out of the plan happened. They took great care for us both during our accommodation in Kathmandu and the trekking period as well. Our guide Dinesh was also extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I would absolutely recommend him, he was always there with his stunning hospitality when we needed. He is also a great teacher, taught me some of the basics of Nepalese language too :D. I would definitely recommend Nepal Hiking Team if you have any plans to travel to Nepal for trekking purposes.