Langtang Trek Helicopter Return - 8 days

Langtang Trek Helicopter Return - 8 days

Langtang Trek Helicopter Return is a luxurious adventure in the wilderness of the Langtang region located to the north of Kathmandu. The trek is gaining popularity these days as it is an easier, luxurious and quicker version of the Langtang trek. The 8 days short trek takes you to the lush green landscape of the Langtang national park, strolling around traditional and recently built houses.

The best part of the trek is passing through the ethnic Tamang communities in Langtang village before heading to Kyangjin Gompa monastery, Tserko Ri ridge, and the beautiful Tsona lakes. Finally, the second-best part of this easy-going tour is returning to Kathmandu via Helicopter ride with panoramic views of the mountains and the green hills underneath.

Why Langtang Trek Helicopter Return?

  • Get to enjoy both the experiences of trekking one way in Langtang valley and taking a helicopter ride on the way back
  • Quickest and easiest langtang trek alternative without having to take the route back to Kathmandu on land
  • Up close views of Langtang Lirung, Yala Peak, Langshisha, Gang Chenpo, and Dorje Lakpa
  • Hike to the highest point of Tserko Ri ridge at 4,984m/16,352ft
  • Visit the Kyanjin Gompa monastery and the local cheese factory
  • Chance to interact with the ethnic Tamang community and witness their culture and traditions
  • Hike to the pristine Tsona lakes surrounded by mountains
  • Witness the unique flora and fauna of Nepal's first Himalayan national park, Langtang
  • Bird's eye view of the Langtang valley from the helicopter ride

How Much Does This Trip Cost?

The trip's price depends on the type of services chosen by our clients and the group size. The cost of each trip we organize is different because we see travelers as individuals having their own particular needs and preferences.

Get ready for an incredible journey tailored to your interests and preferences, whether you're looking for a budget-friendly adventure or a luxurious getaway. Leave the planning to us as we take care of all the details, ensuring your dream trip becomes a reality. You can relax and focus on creating unforgettable memories that will stay with you forever.

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Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Arrival In Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) - Transfer to Hotel and Trek Preparation
Day 2 Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,500m/4,921ft) - 7 to 8 hours drive
Day 3 Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,480m/8,136ft) - 7 to 8 hours trek
Day 4 Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek
Day 5 Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,830m/12,566ft) - 3 to 4 hours trek
Day 6 Acclimatization Day in Kyanjin Gompa, then Hike to Tserko Ri (4,984m/16,352ft) - 7 to 8 hours trek
Day 7 Hike to Tsona Lakes and Helicopter Lift to Kathmandu - 2 to 3 hours trek, 20 minutes flight
Day 8 Final Departure from Kathmandu

Route Map

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival In Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) - Transfer to Hotel and Trek Preparation

As you arrive at the terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representatives will welcome you and drive you to the hotel in Thamel, located 5 km away. After relaxing and refreshing, we will get all the documents ready and then stroll around Thamel. You can shop or rent any trekking essentials or gear that might be required. In the evening, you can devour a warm dinner with authentic Nepali food.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,500m/4,921ft) - 7 to 8 hours drive

After having breakfast, you will leave to the north of Kathmandu to reach Syabrubesi. You will take a drive past the city then into a more dusty road. On the way, the views of traditional farms, terraced rice fields, mustard fields, and mountains will be prominent.

The traditional houses are made of bricks and thatched roofs. You might come across locals grazing their cows and goats along with the riverside settlement of Trishuli. After reaching Dhunche, the drive takes you further up to Syabrubesi, where you will rest at a tea house for the night.

Overnight in Syabrubesi

Day 3
Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,480m/8,136ft) - 7 to 8 hours trek

You will begin the trek on this day towards Lama Hotel. The trailhead takes you to the Langtang National Park area. The park's wilderness can be witnessed as the dense forest is silent with clear whispers of birds and animals. The route passes the Bhote Koshi river flowing from Tibet. Passing by thick rhododendrons and oak trees with sights of Langurs swinging from trees, you will eventually reach Lama Hotel. 

Overnight in Lama Hotel.

Day 4
Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek

The trail on this day will take you through a dense forest with Langtang Lirung peeking in the backdrop.The elevation gain is significant on this day as you cross Ghode Tabela (Horse Stable), leaving behind the forest into open fields. You can witness the closeup views of the Langtang range of mountains as the Tamang villages across the hills. Depending upon the season, you will witness the yak herders with their yaks in the lush grazing fields.

After trekking for a while, you will reach Langtang village, which has been renewed with hundreds of tin-covered houses wiped out during the 2015 earthquake. The new teahouses and lodges are fairly better. Interact with the Tamang ethnic community living there. You will come across a series of Mani wall memorials dedicated to all those people who lost their lives in the massive earthquake.

Overnight at Langtang Village.

Day 5
Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,830m/12,566ft) - 3 to 4 hours trek

Kyanjin Gompa Kyanjin Gompa

The trek to Kyanjin Gompa will begin on this day as you pass the different houses and move across yak pastures. In the winter season, the rivers are mostly frozen. As you cross the bridges, you will reach Kyangjin Gompa. The place is named after the Buddhist monastery with the same name. Visit the monastery in the afternoon.

If you have reached on time, visit the local cheese factory and devour some fresh yak cheese. You can even hike up to Kyanjin Ri (4,984m) to enjoy the sunset. The views of snow-capped Langshisha (6,427m), Gang Chenpo (6,388m), and Dorje Lakpa (6,966m) are amazing.

Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 6
Acclimatization Day in Kyanjin Gompa, then Hike to Tserko Ri (4,984m/16,352ft) - 7 to 8 hours trek

You will stay at Kyanjin for acclimatization and rest on this day. As there is a drastic increase in altitude, your body needs to acclimate. After breakfast, head up the trail to Tserko Ri, a ridge in Kyanjin. From here, the views of Langtang Lirung, Naya Kang, Yubra Himal, and Yala Peak are clearly visible. The frozen Langtang Lirung glacier and the icefall between Changbu and Yubra are majestic sights. From Tserko Ri, hike back to Kyangjin Gompa for the night.

Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 7
Hike to Tsona Lakes and Helicopter Lift to Kathmandu - 2 to 3 hours trek, 20 minutes flight

This is one of the most exciting days as you will pack your bags and gear up for a hike to Tsona Lake. There are about five chains of small lakes with mountains surrounding each side. The view is mesmerizing and worth the hike.

To add to the adventure of this tour, the helicopter will be waiting to fly you to Kathmandu. The bird's eye view of the lakes and the closeup views of Langtang mountain range are a once-in-a-lifetime sight. In about 20 minutes, the helicopter will take you to the domestic airport of Kathmandu.

After reaching the airport, you will be driven to your hotel, after which you can spend the evening by heading to pubs and clubs in Thamel or souvenir shopping.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 8
Final Departure from Kathmandu

On the final day in Nepal, bid farewell to our team, who will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for the homeward return. Remember the time spent in the Langtang villages, views of the Langtang range, and the wilderness.

If you want to lengthen the tour or visit other trekking regions like Annapurna, Everest, or more, please reach out to us for a similar successful tour.

Best time to go Heli trek to Langtang

The best time to go on a Helicopter trek to Langtang is in Spring from March to May and autumn from mid-September to November. During this time, the sky is clear, so the views of the mountains are sharp. Moreover, in the Langtang national park, the wildflowers and rhododendrons bloom in these seasons, making the trail even more beautiful.

The days are fairly warmer, and the nights are slightly chilly. The trail is dry, so it is easy to hike in the rugged routes. From September to October, there are many important Nepali festivals where tourists can witness and celebrate with the locals, which is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity making Spring and autumn the best seasons for this trek.

Who can do Langtang Helicopter Trek?

The Langtang Helicopter Trek can be done by all age groups of physically fit individuals as it is an easy to moderate level trek. You don't need past trekking experience to go on this trek if you correctly follow the itinerary and take all necessary precautions. The trek's highest point is Tserko Ri (4,984m), which won't be such an issue for altitude sickness if the above itinerary is followed. Also, it involves returning back from the helicopter, which means that trekking is one way, thus less tiring.

It is also opted mainly by tourists who want to experience the beauty of the Langtang region by foot, up close but have limited time. Luxuriously, the helicopter flight takes only 20 minutes to return to Kathmandu from the thick hills of Langtang.

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Based on 5 reviews

Latest Trip Reviews

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

Cristóbal Reyes
May 14, 2022

Langtang Adventure

Did 8 days Langtang Trek with my 12 years old brother. WE reached Kyanjin Gompa earlier so requested my guide that we climb Kyanjin Ri as well, he agreed and we climbed both peak. Tsergo Ri was the best viewpoint for mountain views. We fly back to Kathmandu in Heli which was unique experience for us. Highly recommended Itinerary.
Kingston Nevin
May 14, 2022

Langtang Trek

The view from Tsergo Ri was the best view I ever had in my life. Luckily didn't have to trek back the same route as we hired a heli to Kathmandu. It was great trek.
Nicholas Marshall
flagsUnited Kingdom
Apr 29, 2022

Great Trek

I'm in love with Kyanjin Gompa village. The beauty of this village is indescribable. The hike to Tsergo RI was a bit challenging for me but I did it with a little encouragement from my guide. We also hiked to Tsona lake there. It was a superb experience.
Freddy Haley
flagsUnited States of America
Mar 10, 2022

Amazing Itinerary

I loved the itinerary of Langtang Trek. My guide was a hero, who has all the knowledge in the world for the trek. We ascended to Tsergo ri, had clear and stunning views of the jagged peaks. And on return, we board a heli to Kathmandu. Had great experience.
Henry Lancaster
flagsUnited States of America
Mar 08, 2022

Trek and heli return

My friend insisted we return via heli to Ktm after beautiful trek to Langtang. And luckily TRA host such itinerary. Be booked instantly and flew to Kathmandu for the trek. The team received us from airport and the very next day we drove to Syabrubesi. From there trekked for 4 days to Tsergo Ri, and descended to Tsona lakes and hopped on a heli to Kathmandu. It was wonderful experience.

Based on 5 reviews
Very good

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