Langtang Valley Trek with Helicopter return is one of the exciting tours operated for travelers to enjoy the airborne view of Langtang valley. The scenic mountain flight offers you the picturesque scenery of the snow-capped Himalayas of Nepal. It is one of the easiest treks available for a short and luxurious experience of the Langtang valley.
The helicopter tour that follows is a unique experience of the hidden lands of Nepal. You will have a dazzling view of the hidden valleys and glaciers on the helicopter flight. The mesmerizing tour is recommended for a total of 4-6 people. Also, it is an excellent opportunity for even children and elderly to witness the extensive beauty of Langtang valley.
The Langtang Valley trek with helicopter return is a 9 days trip that has plenty of delightful encounters with nature. There is a beautiful visit to the Langtang National Park with its wonderful ecosystem as well as its lush green vegetation. You can glimpse of the rare animals, birds, and plants of this national park.
Besides, when you are on your way back, you can have a birds eye view of the mountains and valleys of this region. You can catch the mesmerizing peaks of Langtang and Annapurna range in your helicopter return.
This 9 days trip starts after a Jeep ride to Dhunche. From there, you visit the classic places of this region including Syabru Gaon, Kyanjin Gompa and eventually to Gosaikunda lake (optional) if you want to. This lake, which is one of the holiest sites for Hindus, is surrounded by some majestic hills and mountains. There are also many surrounding lakes in this region which are equally worth visiting.
The Langtang valley trek with helicopter return is a wonderful exploration of one of the best off-the-beaten-track trails of Nepal. The hidden valleys, wonderful culture, and the majestic mountains make this trek one of the most pleasurable in Nepal.
Related Trip: Langtang Valley Trek 11 Days, Lantang Kyanjing Gumpa Trek
Langtang Valley Trek with Helicopter Return Highlights:
- Opportunity to witness the stunning Gosaikunda lake.
- Holy bath in the Gosaikunda and Havana.
- Stunning views of the Himalayan mountains.
- Enjoy Tibetan breakfast at the guest houses.
- Explore beautiful Tibetan village at Langtang valley.
- Stunning view of Langtang Ri (6370m), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Lang Sisa (6427m)
- Panoramic views of Dorje Lakpa ranges (6966m), and the surrounding landscapes.
Difficulty of Langtang Valley Trek with Helicopter Return
The highest point of the trek takes you to the elevation of 3,870m at Kyanjing. Thus, the threat of altitude sickness is moderate during the expedition. As long as you take proper precautions and acclimatize, your chances of altitude sickness are minimum.
Besides, the tour does not require any physical fitness test. The moderate fitness of an individual is sufficient to complete the task. Furthermore, only a small part of the trail is steep and difficult. So, you must give extra care if you have any knee and ankle problems. Nonetheless, with plenty of rest stops along the way, even senior citizens can enjoy the stunning trek.
Best Time for this Trek
The weather during November and March to May is the best time to visit the Langtang Valley. The climate is warm during this time around with little chances of rain. Therefore, you can enjoy a stunning trek with clear panoramic mountain views. Besides, the post-monsoon season is also regarded as the ideal time to visit. The monsoon rain clears all the dust away offering clear views and brighter days. So, you shall enjoy a staggering trek with crystal clear views of the mountains.
Food and accommodation
Tea houses along with the trek offer varieties of dishes. You will even have the option to enjoy porridge, pancakes, and eggs for breakfast. Besides, options like momo, pasta, and noodles are also available for lunch and dinner. Nonetheless, Dal Bhat will be the prominent item in most of the houses.
The most popular food in the trail is the traditional Nepali staple food, i.e. rice, lentils, chutney, curry, meat, and salad. The tea houses and the lodges are inadequate amounts along the trail. So you don’t have to worry about accommodation. These establishments offer cozy bedrooms with separate bathrooms. However, in some cases, you might have to share the bathroom as well.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1550 m) by jeep, 7 to 8 hours.
Day 02: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel ( 2380 M)
Day 03: Lama Hotel to Langtang (3430m)
Day 04: Langtang (3430m) to Kyanjing Gumpa(3870m), hike to Langtang glacier, or hike to Kyanjin Ri
Day 05: Explore the Langtang Valley.
Day 06: Return to Kathmandu (1400m) Flying back by Helicopter From Kyanjing after breakfast.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1550 m) by jeep
Today, we shall commence our journey to Syabrubesi starting point of the tour of the Langtang valley trek. The journey starts after your departure from the hotel. A private vehicle will be waiting outside the hotel premises for your services. The jeep ride takes you to the northern side away from Kathmandu towards the exciting countryside of Nepal.
The 8-hour journey takes you to the scenic foothills on narrow bends alongside the ridgeline vistas. You will experience the scenic mountain views and country settlements on your journey to Syabrubesi, After the exotic jeep ride on gravel roads, you finally arrive at the guest house. The journey ends today at the guest house for today. You enjoy a warm meal from the locals and spent the night here.
Day 2: Syabrubesi Trek to Lama Hotel – 2350 m
Today, after a delicate breakfast with astonishing views of the sunrise. You shall commence a 6 hours trek towards Lama Hotel. The trek ahead is rather easy and you can enjoy most of the Langtang region. As the trail heads towards Syabru, you will come across stunning glaciers, alpine forests and beautiful villages.
On today’s trek, the first half of the hike is the hardest. As you walk towards a steep incline up the mountain, the walk will certainly get the best of you. However, the trails shall shortly descend towards Ghopche Khola (2050m). The hike gets easier from here as you gently ascend to Rimche (1810m).
The trail winds along the river valley offering you stunning views of the snow-capped mountains. As you proceed on the trail, you might even catch glimpses of mountain bears and red pandas. After the 6 hours trek from Syabru gaon, you finally reach your destination at Lama Hotel(2470m). After you arrive at the lodge, you will be rest for the night at the hotel.
Day 03: Lama Hotel(2470m) to Langtang (3430m)
Today, we shall start our expedition from Lama Hotel to Langtang village via Ghore tabela. The trek leads you to a decent climb over the ridge with occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung. After a short hike, you emerge Ghora tabela at 3000m. As you proceed with the expedition, you will come across a military post and local inhabitants of the region. Shortly, the trail shall widen through a monastery before your arrival at the Langtang village. The 6 hours hike finally comes to an end at the guest house at Langtang(3430m). You will enjoy meals prepared with locally grown potatoes, barley, wheat, and turnips. After an elegant meal with your team, you spend the night at the guest house.
Day 04: Langtang (3430m) to Kyanjing Gumpa(3870m).,
The trek to Kyanjing Gumpa takes about 3 hours. You shall enjoy the sunrise and breakfast at your hotel. Shortly after, you will start your hike towards a gradual incline towards yak pasture and small villages. After crossing several small moraines and streams you shall reach a small monastery. As today’s hike is rather short, you will arrive at Kyangjing at lunchtime.
Day 05: Hike to langtang glacier, or hike to Kyanjin Ri. Explore the Langtang
At the guest house, you will enjoy your lunch with plenty of time to acclimatize. Also, you can commence a short 1 hour hike to langtang glacier or Kyanjin Ri to enjoy the panoramic view of Langtang Ri 6370m, Dorje Larpa 6990 m, and Langtang Lirung 7245m. You shall spend the night at a local guest at Kynagjing.
Day 06: Return to Kathmandu (1400m) By Helicopter.
Today is one of the most adventurous parts of the entire journey. A private helicopter shall arrive at the pick-up station at Kyanjin Gompa. Along with your expedition team, you shall board the helicopter for a scenic flight to Kathmandu (1400 meters). The scenic flight lasts for 1 hour as you witness the striking snowy mountains of the Himalayas. We will transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu, Trip END.
Optional: Helicopter Pickup from Kyanjing Gompa (3870m) to Gosaikunda Lake (4,380m), Explore GosaiKunda
Note: You also have the option of traveling to Gosaikunda. It is one of the holiest religious sites of Hindus. So, it would be a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to witness the mythological attributes of Gosaikunda. The excursion, however, lasts for 45 minutes as staying over for a prolonged time may invite altitude sickness. This excursion to Gosaikunda will cost an additional 700 US$.
Trip Cost US$ 2150 Per person
- Your arrival and departure from Airport –hotel -airport.
- All your standard meals like, Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, during the trek.
- Tea house Accommodations during the trek.
- Equipment like sleeping bag, Down Jacket & needed things etc if you do not have your own. To be returned after the trip.
- Ground transportation by Jeep to Dhunche.
- Pick up from Kyanjing by Helicopter to Kathmandu.
- Well English speaking guide, experienced, with government license holder.
- A Guide, food, Transport, Accommodation, Salary, equipments, e.t.c. All paid.
- A Strong Porter among the two trekkers ( one porter sharing among two member ) including all his expenses including full insurance during the trek.
- Monastery fees.
- A trekking route map
- Emergency helicopter rescues service. ( pay by your travel insurance company.)
- Insurance of Guide and porter.
- National Park fee
- TIMS (trekkers’ Information Management System.)
- First aid box with normal medical supplies, including Oximeter and pulse meter checker.
- Helicopter charter cost
- All kind’s of Drink’s like Mineral water, beer Juice, Coke, fanta, other alcoholic hard drink’s, ETC.
- Night hotel night and activities in Kathmandu and sightseeing.
- Sweet things like chocolate and others
- Your personal expenses.
- Gonsaiekunda Lake Explore and landing on the way back 700 USD additional.
Are the guides well trained and experienced?
All of our guides are well trained and professionals in the relative field. They have a decade's worth of knowledge and expertise. The experienced staff will provide you with adequate knowledge regarding the local culture and wildlife of the region. Also, they have medical knowledge to react to emergencies. In serious cases, they are equipped with devices to call for emergency evacuation services.
How are the arrangements for safe drinking water on this trip?
You should not drink any water from the water sources without any filtration. So, we recommend you to carry safe water all the time. You can boil freshwater at tea houses or even buy a packaged bottle for the trip.
How do I book Langtang-Gosaikunda Heli tour with your company?
The booking process is easy and direct. You can contact us direct at our official website or our office. You will have to send us your traveling documents and the exact date of your trip. You can either pay via bank transfer, online or by card.
I am traveling single, Can I join with another group?
The Langtang-Gosaikunda Heli tour is a group expedition. So, yes you can join a group of travelers. For further inquiries, you can contact us on our website. It will enable us to manage your travel dates with the other expedition members.