Langtang Helicopter Tour - 1 day

Langtang Helicopter Tour - 1 day

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. 

Trip Highlights

  • 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-meter Himalayan peaks
  • Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Kathmandu Valley and Langtang National Park during your Langtang Helicopter Tour
  • Explore Kyangjin Gompa – an ancient Tamang settlement with a Buddhist Gompa

Is this trip suitable for you?

  • Langtang Helicopter Tour is suitable for anyone who is not scared of flying.
  • Easy walking is 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, Langtang Helicopter Tour is the trip for you.

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Day 1 Fly from Tribhuvan International Airport to Langtang Valley

Video Highlights

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1 Fly from Tribhuvan International Airport to Langtang Valley

Stopover at Kyangjin Gompa (3,830m) – 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.

What's Included

  • All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary

  • Helicopter Tour as per the itinerary
  • Emergency oxygen is available inside the helicopter. Additional cost required for personal use of the oxygen cylinder outside the helicopter

What's not Included

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • International flights
  • Airport Departure Tax
  • Personal expenses (phone call, internet, laundry, bar bills, snacks, battery recharge, bottled or boiled water, souvenirs, hot showers, extra porter etc.)
  • Any unseen expenses due to circumstances beyond our control

Route Map


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Based on 4 reviews
Price From
Instant Booking
USD398 per person

No. of People Price per person
1 - 1   USD 1990
2 - 2   USD 995
3 - 3   USD 663
4 - 4   USD 497
5 - 5   USD 398
No of traveller
USD 1990 x 1 pax
Total: USD 1990

Latest Trip Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

Denise Bonner
Dec 19, 2019

Awesome Heli Tour

My husband was on his vacation with his friends while my children were at their aunt's house. I had to do a short, in fact, a day trek and Langtang Heli Tour was on my bucket list. I did every planning in rush but it was worthy. It all went good, I completed by long-wished heli tour to Langtang Valley. Had to say this, if it was not Third Rock Adventures, I would not have done it, they were quick and assertive with every step. My heli ride date and departure were guaranteed and they were up with their words. I am back from my awesome heli tour. An incredible heli ride up above the Himalayas and Gosaikunda Lakes. My husband was shocked to see such cool pictures of the Himalayas and Tamang people I met there. He could only imagine how awesome my trip was. And now I am bragging about my creative and cool heli tour. Thanks to Third Rock Adventures for their service I could not anticipate from any other travel agency.
I wanted to do a day trip and check off the Langtang Heli tour from my bucket list.
Of course, flying parallel to the Himalayas. And Gosaikunda Lakes from Heli was impressive
just like me, if you are short on time and have a day in your hand, this trip is the one. Without any doubt, call the agency and pack your bag to Nepal and Himalayas
Victor Milburn
flagsUnited Kingdom
Dec 19, 2019

Heli to Langtang

I wanted to board a heli to Langtang Himalayas and explore the Tamang village of Kyangin Gompa. I had once heard about Langtang Valley and it's beauty. My friend had done it and requested me to do it any time soon and I did it. I had a summer break and wanted to visit Langtang valley but due to my due works, I could only afford a day. Talked with travel consultant at Third Rock Adventures and everything perfectly matched up and here I am. One of the best things about this trip is insane views of Gosaikunda Lakes from heli. Overall, this trip made summer break a perfect holiday.
Best Destination,
Recommended this trip
Catch some awesome shots of the Himalayas in Langtang region of Nepal
flying parallel to the Himalayas and view of Gosaikunda Lakes
if you're short on time but want to catch the mountains, this trip is for you.
Luca Cooper
flagsUnited States of America
Nov 10, 2019

Langtang Heli Tour

It was actually a great mountain-viewing heli tour. We flown to the north of Kathmandu, to Langtang valley. I could see views of the mountains including Langtang Lirung, Ganesh mountain. ( There are more, I cannot remember the name). THe guide let me stroll around the Kyanjin Gompa for few minutes while the heli-engine was warm. If I have to state the highlight of this heli tour, it is definitely the mountains.
Johanna Mortensen
Mar 17, 2019

Flying to the Himalayas- Langtang Helicopter Tour

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.
Best Destination
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.

Based on 4 reviews
Very good

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