Langtang Helicopter Tour takes you on an exhilarating helicopter ride across the beautiful Langtang Valley. A new inclusion in our Nepal Helicopter Tours, the helicopter tour to Langtang lets you experience the splendor of the Langtang Range. Langtang Region is the only trekking region that lies close to Kathmandu. This area is renowned for its rich Tamang Buddhist culture and Himalayan peaks that are easy to climb. The Tamangs, an ethnic mountain community, are believed to be descendants of Tibetan horsemen who came to trade horses in Nepal hundreds of years ago. In the traditional villages one can still find families practicing Tibetan culture and breeding horses. The region also came into the limelight when an avalanche triggered by the devastating 2015 earthquake destroyed the entire Langtang Village. The International Astronomical Association has named a crater in Mars ‘Langtang’ in honor of this village.
Get spellbound and mesmerized! Your Langtang Helicopter Tour begins from Tribhuvan International Airport. Enjoy aerial views of Kathmandu Valley as the aircraft makes its way to Langtang. Watch the green hills, hilltop villages, and serpentine rivers flowing past the mountains. Capture the breathtaking sight of snowcapped Himalayan peaks and Gosainkunda Lake (a sacred mountain lake) in your camera. The helicopter lands briefly at Kyangjin Gompa, a Tamang settlement with an ancient Buddhist Monastery located inside the Langtang National Park. Soak in the sights of the snow-covered mountains and glaciers during your Langtang Helicopter Tour. After exploring the area and refreshments at a local café you will fly back to Kathmandu. Some of the Himalayan peaks you will get to fly close to during your Langtang Helicopter Tour are Langtang Lirung, Langshisa Ri, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Paldor Peak, Jugal Himal, Yala Peak, and Singri Himal.
Want to fly out to Everest? If you prefer to fly close to the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest, you can do so by booking our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour - 1 day. You can also club in trekking and aerial adventure by choosing one of our popular heli treks- Everest Base Camp Heli Trek - 11 days, Everest Base Camp Short Trek Heli Return - 12 days, and Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Trek - 8 days.
|Day 1||Day 1 Fly from Tribhuvan International Airport to Langtang Valley|
Drive to the airport and check in. Your Langtang Heli Tour commences after you board the helicopter and fly north, towards Langtang Valley. As the aircraft hovers above Kathmandu Valley, savour the aerial view of the city. From up above you will find the teeming city nestled within a ring of green hills. As the helicopter approaches Langtang Valley you can see the Nepalese and Tibetan peaks stretching across the horizon. Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Paldor Peak, Jugal Himal, Singri Himal and Shisapangma are some of the Himalayan peaks you will get to view.
Stopover at Kyangjin Gompa (3830m) – Fly back to Kathmandu
Langtang Helicopter Landing- The helicopter lands briefly at Kyangjin Gompa, an ancient Tamang settlement named after its Buddhist Monastery. This settlement is located inside the Langtang National Park, an ecologically rich area. Snow clad Himalayan peaks and glaciers surround this village. There is also a cheese factory established by Swiss geologist Toni Hagen more than seven decades ago. This is the oldest and the first Yak Cheese Factory in Nepal. Take pictures and explore the village. As staying in high altitude will lead to complications, the chopper will land for only 20 minutes.
After refreshments at a local café, climb aboard the helicopter and return to Kathmandu. Enjoy stunning sights of Langtang Valley, Gosainkunda Lake (a sacred mountain lake) and the villages along the Tamang heritage Trail - Gatlang, Thuman, Briddim, Syabru Besi etc.