Langtang Helicopter Tour

Langtang Valley Heli tour

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 Heli tour

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
Day 1
Langtang Helicopter Tour Itinerary

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.

FAQs - Langtang Helicopter Tour

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When is the best time for a Langtang Helicopter Tour?

Langtang Helicopter tour is suitable any time of the year, but people consider Spring and Autumn the best time. The weather and temperature are favorable for mountain flights during these seasons. There are few chances of delays and cancellations. To know more about the Langtang helicopter tour’s best time, you can read above in the article.

How much time does the flight take to reach Kyanjin Gompa from Kathmandu?

The flight takes about 30 to 35 minutes to reach Kyanjin Gompa from Kathmandu. But the duration can change according to the weather conditions.

What is the highest point of this Helicopter tour?

Kyanjin Gompa is the highest point you will be reaching in this helicopter tour. This Gompa resides at an altitude of 3817 m.

Does this helicopter tour have any age limit?

No, this helicopter tour doesn’t have any age limit. It is fit for any age group as you don’t have to make long and tiring up and downhill walks.

Do we face any difficulty in this Langtang Helicopter Tour?

Yes, you will be facing some difficulties in this Langtang Helicopter tour. You might not be trekking in the routes, but still, bad weather, AMS, packed paths are challenging.

Is Altitude SIckness a problem when going on the Langtang Helicopter tour?

We can’t precisely say Altitude sickness will be a problem in this Langtang Helicopter tour. But yes, it can cause suffering for some as you will be directly reaching an altitude above 3000 m. You won’t have acclimatized to get to this elevation, so instant exposure to high altitude can cause AMS.

Thus to reduce the possibility of altitude sickness, 30 minutes of ground time is allocated. You won’t be staying more than the given time in these areas.

What measures will you use if anyone suffers from Altitude sickness?

In case of altitude sickness, first-aid treatment will be provided by the crew member. And if the condition worsens, you will be transferred to Kathmandu or lower altitudes.

Is a helicopter tour during winter and monsoon possible?

Yes, a Helicopter tour during winter and monsoon is possible. But there are high chances of flight cancellation and delays due to bad weather. So, early June, late August, early December, and late February are the months for a heli tour during these seasons.

Will the Helicopter wait for the passengers if they are late for boarding?

There are a few chances of getting late, but they will wait for the passenger in case that happens.

Is the Langtang Helicopter tour safe?

Yes, the Langtang Helicopter tour is very safe as we consider our client’s safety first. The flights operate only after a thorough weather inspection and wind direction. The flights are regularly maintained and flown by expert pilots who have years of experience.

How many stops do we make in this heli tour?

The destination is very close to Kathmandu valley, so we won’t be making more than one stop. We will only land in Kyanjin Gompa.

Best time for Helicopter Tour in Langtang Region

There are four seasons throughout the year in the Nepal context, i.e., Spring, Autumn, Winter, and Monsoon. You can choose any of the seasons for the Langtang Helicopter Tour.

Among them, Spring and Autumn are the peak season of the year. The clear weather, outstanding views of peaks and landscapes are some of the reasons. During these seasons, the climatic conditions make the helicopter tour worth it.

To know more about the seasons, read further below:

Spring season

It brings a new beginning along with it. The lost greenery of the hills, beauty of nature, buds of flowers, lush forests is some of them. The month of March, April, May fall under this season.

The weather and temperature are very favorable during these months. The skies are clear and sunny, giving the best view of your surroundings. The temperature ranges from 20 degrees to 5 degrees in this region.

Autumn Season

Autumn is the most popular season among the others. The trails and flights are filled with visitors from all around the world. During this season, the bloomed flowers, green hills, and magnificent peaks look mesmerizing. The month of September, October, November fall under this season.

And the festive season is right around the corner, so; it adds flavor to the helicopter tour. The weather is best during this time with clear blue skies and bright days. The temperature ranges from 10 degrees to 2 degrees during Autumn. Early mornings are a bit chilly during this time.

Winter Season

Winter is the off-season time for trekking and mountain flights. So, the routes and flights are not as packed as other seasons. The months of December, January, February fall under this season.

This season is the time for snowfall in elevation above 2000 m. So, heavy snowfall occurrences at higher altitudes cause flight cancellation and delays. However, you can do the Langtang Heli tour during early December and late February.

The skies are clear, and the days are windy, bright, and warm. But the temperature drops below the freezing point as you reach higher in elevation. So, it gets colder with every climb.

Monsoon Season

Monsoon is the least preferred season for mountain flights due to continuous rainfall and obstructed view. But the helicopter tour is not impossible during this season. As summer and monsoon fall at the same time.

June, July and August are the months in Monsoon. Flight delays and cancellations are usual during these months. And the views hidden behind the dark clouds can be disappointing.

But due to regular rainfall, you can see new species of flora on the forest paths. Also, mountain flights are possible during early June and late August.

The earlier weeks of June indicate the beginning of the summer season, so the weather is sunny and hot during these times. While by late August, the monsoon will have ended, clearing the dark clouds.

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Altitude sickness

There is a low possibility of suffering from altitude sickness in the Langtang Helicopter tour. But some people suffer from AMS when reaching elevation above 2500 m.

You won’t have any acclimatization when going on a helicopter tour. So, the sudden elevation change can cause problems for some travelers. However, not everyone suffers from this, so be calm.

If you suffer from breathing difficulty, nausea, dizziness, etc., during the land, then immediately inform the crewmate. They will give you proper instruction on how to overcome AMS and decide whether to return or stay.

Bad Weather condition

Unlike treks, weather plays a vital role when going on a helicopter tour. If the weather conditions are bad, there are high chances of flight delays and cancellations.

Also, the tour might be less exciting due to obstructed views and humidity. You can face this problem when traveling during winter and the monsoon. So, always read the weather forecast before making plans for the trip.

Pack during Peak season

One of the difficulties will be booking immediate flights during peak season. As trekkers and travelers will pre-book the routes and flights during this time.

Also, the destinations will be swarming with trekkers visiting the region. So, you might not get privacy and have to wait to click decent pictures. Autumn and Spring are the peak seasons, so be prepared to adjust to crowds.

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