An aerial adventure to Langtang Valley bordering Tibet…
  • Group Size: 2-6
  • Min. Age: 10
  • Max. Altitude : 3817 m / 12523 ft
  • Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Departure from: Kathmandu Nepal
  • PID:TR156
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Langtang Helicopter Tour lets you experience Langtang Himalayan range from the comfort of a helicopter. Get a bird's-eye view of traditional Tamang villages, the verdant Langtang National Park and Gosainkunda and other mountain lakes. Watch in awe as the chopper flies close to snow covered Himalayan Peaks. As the region lies close to Tibet you get a glimpse of  Tibetan peaks...

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 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 honour of this village.

Get spellbound and mesmerized!

Your heli ride 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. After exploring the area and refreshment at a local café you will fly back to Kathmandu. Some of the Himalayan peaks you will get to fly close to are Langtang Lirung, Langshisa Ri, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Paldor Peak, Jugal Himal, Yala Peak and Singri Himal. 

Want to fly out to Everest or Annapurna?

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. You can also club in trekking and aerial adventure by choosing our best-selling Everest Base Camp Heli Trek. Take a luxurious heli tour to Annapurna Base Camp or book our ABC Heli Trek and trek up to Annapurna Base Camp and return to Pokhara via a helicopter. 

Why Langtang Helicopter Tour?

  • Fly to a region which lies close to Kathmandu as well as Tibet
  • Aerial views of Gosainkunda Lake and ethnic Tamang Villages along the Tamang Heritage Trail (Gatlang, Briddim, Thuman, Syabru Besi)
  • Close up views of 7000 and 6000 metre Himalayan peaks
  • Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Kathmandu Valley and Langtang National Park
  • Explore Kyangjin Gompa – an ancient Tamang settlement with a Buddhist Gompa

Is this trip suitable for you?

  • This trip is suitable for anyone who is not scared of flying.
  • Easy walking involved at Kyangjin Gompa (3830m). The ground is level and there are no steep ascents.
  • If you want to get close to the mountains but can’t due to time or health constraints, this is the trip for you.

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Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal | Departure from: Kathmandu Nepal

DAY 1:

Day 1 Fly from Tribhuvan International Airport to Langtang Valley expand
Stopover at Kyangjin Gompa (3830m) – Fly back to Kathmandu

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.


Inclusion

What's Included

  • All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Helicopter Tour as per the itinerary.
  • Emergency oxygen available inside the helicopter. (Additional cost required for personal use of the oxygen cylinder outside the helicopter

What's not Included

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure.
  • Nepal Visa fee.
  • Travel and medical insurance.
  • International flights
  • Breakfast Lunch and dinner (Meals)
  • Personal expenses (laundry, drinks, beverages, snacks, phone calls, extra porters, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, souvenirs, hot showers etc.)
  • Any unseen expenses due to circumstances beyond our control (natural calamities, strike etc.)
  • Expenses not listed in the ‘Price Includes’ section

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

You need to keep yourself updated and informed about the places you are about to visit. For this reason we have tried to incorporate as much information as possible about this trip. Learn more about this trip by going through our 'Trip Note.' However, if the information provided is not enough and you still have queries, you can send us an email or call us at +977-9851196875.

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Johanna Mortensen
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Mar 17, 2019

Flying to the Himalayas- Langtang Helicopter Tour

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Wow, this was a wonderful tour! This was the second time we were visiting Langtang and we did it in style. Langtang has been special for us (my husband and I) as this was where we trekked to on our first visit to Nepal 17 years back. We have such good memories from that trek. The news about the destruction caused by the 2015 earthquake to Langtang Village saddened us greatly. We had stayed at a teahouse run by a jovial local lady at this village. This year we decided to revisit the region again. Our plan was to trek but we had to change our plans at the last minute because of a knee injury. We were about to shelve our plans when the Third Rock team(with whom we had booked the Langtang Trek) suggested that we do the Langtang Helicopter Tour instead. Thanks to them we were able to revisit this lovely region and relive our memories. The flight was absolutely breathtaking. The Himalayas looked stunning and the stopover at Kyangin Gompa brought back so many memories. Once again thanks to the team at Third Rock Adventures for this wonderful adventure. We recommend this adventure to anyone who wants to get close to the Himalayas without exerting oneself. It is easy and not very expensive for a helicopter tour.

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We wanted to visit Langtang Region.
From the take off to landing, the whole tour was enjoyable.
Take this tour. Great value and beautiful views.

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QUESTION AND ANSWER

What is the duration of the tour?

This tour will last for a little over an hour and a half.

How long is the stopover at Kyangjin Gompa?

We will be stopping at Kyangjin Gompa for not more than 20 minutes.

Should we be worried about altitude sickness?

As Kyangin Gompa (our stopover point) lies well below 4000 metres, there is no threst of altitude sickness. One need not worry as we will be stopping for only about 20 minutes. 

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