Nepal is approximately the size of North Carolina, USA (48,711 sq mi or 126,161 km^2), yet its elevation ranges from 200 feet in the far South to 29,035 feet in the far North. It is, for this reason, you can see elephants, tigers, and rhinos in the south, snow leopards, the Himalayan wolf, and brown bears in the north. Nepal offers among the world’s richest geography and biodiversity, especially given its small size. This is also the reason why a bus ride from Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, to one of the launching points of the Manaslu Trek can take up to 10 hours, despite only being 83 miles/134 km away.
Our multi-day heli tour allows you to witness this remarkable change from an aerial view. Begin in Nepal’s bustling capital, Kathmandu City, and quickly ascend to the world’s tallest landscapes. Along the way, witness the drastic change in scenery, the villages that scatter the hillsides, and then lastly, Mt. Manaslu, the 8th tallest mountain in the world, shadowing over the entire Nubri-Tsum valley.