Are you desiring to visit Langtang valley but don’t have enough time for trekking? Then the Langtang Helicopter tour brought to you by Base Camp Adventure is a great choice.
Recently Helicopter tours are gaining popularity in the trekking world. You can visit many major trekking destinations within a few hours limit and return to Kathmandu.
In this Langtang Helicopter tour, you will be flying over the Langtang glaciers and reach Kyanjin Gompa. After arriving there, you will explore the area and take marvelous pictures.
For the entire trip, you will be surrounded by several magnificent peaks, landscapes, and valleys. Some of the mountains are Langtang Lirung, Gaurishankar, Lakpaa Dorje, Yala Peak, Naya Kanga, and many more.
Visiting the Yak cheese factory and Kyanjin Gompa is one of the major highlights of this trek. You will be visiting one of the oldest monasteries of this region and exploring the area quickly.
Langtang Heli tour is an escape to the beauty of nature. Long walks in the trails can be hectic, so this helicopter tour is like a cheat. Flying above the Langtang National Park, viewing the lush green forests is one of the major attractions.
The scenic heli tour begins and ends in Kathmandu. Boarding your flight from the Tribhuvan airport, it flies in the direction of northward towards the Langtang range. You will be viewing splendid scenarios of the glistening white peaks, valleys, and landscapes.
So don’t think much and just plan this Langtang helicopter tour for your vacation. Get ready to be lost in the beauty of nature while viewing the beautiful Himalayas ranges.
About Langtang Valley
Langtang Valley is one of the nearest trekking destinations from Kathmandu. It lies about 51 km away from Kathmandu in the north-central Himalayas of Bagmati.
Langtang valley is popular for hosting Langtang National park. This park acts as a border with Tibet. Langtang National park is the first Himalayan national park in Nepal.
The government built this national park to protect the flora and faunas and preserve the unique culture, tradition, and lifestyle. The people living in this region still depend upon the forest woods for fire.
The areas are mostly inhabited by the Tamang community, which is influenced by the Tibetan culture and tradition. People from other communities such as Rai, Sherpa, Newar, Brahmins, etc also live here.
Langtang Valley is known for its remote and exotic trekking routes. The trekking routes take about a week off your schedule. So, if you have enough time, you can visit various trekking destinations of this Langtang valley.
Highlights of Langtang Helicopter Tour
- Views of snowy peaks including Mt. Langtang Lirung, Gaurishankar, Yala Peak, Naya Kanga, Lakpa Dorje, Ganesh Himal, and many more
- Reach Kyanjin Gompa
- Visit the yak cheese factory.
- Scenic flight for the entire Helicopter tour
- Stunning aerial views of the Langtang valley
- Fantastic scenarios of green hills, lush forest, rocky landscapes, etc
Phase 01: Pick up from the Hotel and drop off at the airport.
Langtang Helicopter tour is about 1 to 2 hours long. Even after visiting and exploring the region, you will have the rest of the day to yourself. To know more about the Langtang Heli Tour itinerary in detail, read further below:
Waking up early, you freshen up and get ready for your Langtang helicopter tour. Your tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and drop you off at the airport. The flights are held early morning to avoid windy and stormy weather conditions during the daytime.
Phase 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Langtang Valley
Arriving at the airport, you check-in and board the flight beginning your journey towards the Langtang valley. Leaving the noisy city behind, you fly north towards the Himalayan range.
As you soar into the sky, you can see the beautiful Kathmandu valley and a few of the UNESCO heritage sites below. You will be flying above the Langtang National Park on this tour.
After flying for some minutes, you get to see the stunning snowy peaks. The helicopter ride takes you towards the Langtang valley while Enjoying the scenic views. Langtang is a gorgeous valley located in the north-central Himalayas.
You get a glimpse of the lush green valley surrounded by gigantic Himalayas and glaciers from the ride. Enjoying the aerial views of the valley, you fly over the Langtang glaciers.
The helicopter ride takes you closer to the Himalayan range. The glistening peaks look super amazing out your window. You can capture the moments in the photograph.
Phase 03: Land at Kyanjin Gompa, then Explore around the valley.
Viewing the luscious scenarios, you finally land at Kyanjin Gompa after a 30 to 35 minutes ride. You will stay and explore this area for another 30 minutes. So, have some fun.
Kyanjin Gompa, residing at an altitude of 3817 m above sea level, is one of this region’s old monasteries. The Himalayas look fantastic on the backdrop of the beautiful Gompa.
Trekkers usually acclimatize here and hike up to Tsergo Ri, residing at 5150 m above sea level. This place also has an excellent viewpoint at an elevation of 4600 m.
From Kyanjin Gompa, you will visit the Yak cheese factory. This factory is centuries old and a significant attraction for people visiting the Langtang region. You can try out the cheese and bring back some as well.
You will have your breakfast here. The warm welcome and friendly hospitality will win your heart. The villages of this area are still remote, so; they have a unique lifestyle, culture, and tradition.
You get to see peaks such as Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and many more from here. Enjoy the moment and capture these memories.
Phase 04: Flight Back to Kathmandu
After making several memories, you now board the helicopter returning to Kathmandu. You fly back, savoring the scenic views of rivers, glaciers, Himalayas, gorges, forests, etc.
The beautiful views are an exciting part of the trip. After a half an hour flight, you land in Kathmandu.
Phase 05: Pick up from Airport and Drop off at the Hotel
After landing at the airport, your guide will pick you up from there and drop you off at your hotel. We hope the Langtang Helicopter tour was exciting for you. If you have longer days, then you can choose the Langtang valley trek as well.