Langtang Heli Tour - 1 Day

Overview

Langtang Heli Tour is a helicopter tour of the region of Langtang where besides getting spectacular aerial views of the Landscapes below and around, you land at the Monastery of Kyajin for half an hour in which you visit the monastery and interact with the locals.

The ride itself is a two and a half hour trip, include the half an hour which you spend at Kyanjin. You begin the ride from Kathmandu airport fly there taking an hour and then fly back taking another. The Langtang region along with its valley is known for the hamlets which are perched in scenic lush mountainsides of multi ethno cultures which seems to be sculptured into the land. The area to the north in Lantang boast of glaciers flowing south from the peaks of various mounts like Mount Langtang from which the region gets its name, Mount Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Lakpa Dorje, Yala Peak, Naya Kanga, Gaurishankar and others lie in the aerial view of the flight. Then you fly over the Alpine lakes of Goisakunda, a revered lake to the Hindu faithful for it having a relic of the Hindu God, Lord Shiva.

The visit to the Kyajin Monastery perched on the ridge overlooking into north gives you a spectacular look of not only Langtang Mountain at close range but also the glacial basin at the base. The monastery itself is held in high reverence in the Buddhist faith for not only the virtues of it but as it is historical in nature with is showcased in the architecture in the splendid backdrop. Langtang Heli tour brings out the best of Langtang in a short span of two and half hours with memorable Photographs to prove it.

Outline Itinerary
Day 01 : Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Langtang, land at Kyajin Monastery, explore & fly to ABC then fly back to Kathmandu

Trip Highlights

  • Witness breathtaking mountain views of Langtang Lirung, Naya Kangri, Gang Chhenpo, Dorge Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu
  • Explore Langtang Valley
  • Visit Kyajin Gompa 'Monastery'
  • Board scenic flight passing over rain forests to alpine zones, traditional mountain villages, lakes, rice terraces

Highlights

Langtang Heli tour though being just a helicopter ride of two and half hour gives you much to see in this short span of time. The climax of it is the half an hour stop at the Kyajin monastery in which you get a view from the ridge of the monastery of the snow-capped mountain of Langtang and the glacial basin below it. Then there is the historical monastery with its architectural marvels in such a sublime isolated place with its rustic beauty. Then you interact with the locals and the religious people giving you an insight into that form of Buddhism so formed. The flight itself both in and out gives you the aerial view of the lush green hill side with villages of various ethnicities perched in them along with various snow-capped peaks of Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Lakpa Dorje, Yala Peak, Naya Kanga, Gaurishankar the north. The way in and way out takes you over the Goisakunda Lake, a freshwater alpine lake, revered as the abode of Lord Shiva. So much so, when it is over, you might consider taking the Langtang trek to the region.

Is flying in the hilly region safe?
Flying in the hilly region of Nepal is safe as it can get. The pilots and the machines used for them are some of the best in this part of the world. The pilots know the topography by the back of their hands which gives you some of the best experience ever to be had of the landscape. So much so, with the slightest of disturbance, flights are cancelled and rescheduled for a better time. This is why, if you happen to be a guest from out of the valley, please keep some days on hand for such instances.

Itinerary

Day 1
One Day Tour Package – Kathmandu – Kyajin Monastery – Kathmandu

In this Langtang Heli Tour, You will be picked up from a set location and taken to the airport in Kathmandu by private vehicle. Before, you can fly, you will be given instruction by the pilot of the dos and don’ts on such a flight. You will take off and head for your one hour ride. Then you will land at kyajin Monastery and do your interaction and sight there. Half an hour later, you will take off and return to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you will be dropped off by private vehicle to you destination.

Note: There can be cancellations to the tour in case of adverse weather and other unforeseeable reason, where you tour will be rescheduled for another day. Please keep some extra days in hand if you happen to take such as tour or any other ones of the same category.

Cost

What is Included

  • Airport pick up/drop by a private vehicle.
  • Langtang Heli-tour as per the itinerary (Kathmandu – Kyanjin Gompa – Kathmandu)
  • Domestic airport departure tax.
  • Ground support staff from office.
  • All government and local taxes.

What is Not Included

  • Langtang Conservation Area trek Permit fee (if necessary).
  • Personal expenses, meals, drinks etc.
  • Tips or gratuities.
Where is Langtang?

Langtang is closer to the Kathmandu Valley located at the north-central Himalayas of the Bagmati province in Nepal. It’s at a distance of 51 kilometers from Kathmandu City. The region is protected by Langtang National Park which ends meet the Tibet autonomous region of China.

What is Langtang helicopter tour package?

Langtang helicopter tour package is a beautiful journey into the Langtang region by helicopter discovering it’s a serene and beautiful natural beauty, witness some majestic Himalayan panorama of peaks like Mt. Langtang, Mt. Lurung, Ganesh Himal, Lakpa Dorje, Yala Peak, Naya Kanga, and Mt. Gaurishankar.

Where does Langtang helicopter tour starts and ends?

Langtang helicopter tour starts and ends in Kathmandu where you will drive to the domestic section of the Tribhuvan International Airport early in the morning to start off the tour. After the tour, land at Kathmandu airport and drop-off at your hotel.

Where does the flight will take us?

The flight will take you to the Langtang region where you will land at Kyanjin Gompa (3,950m), spend about an hour at Kyanjin for photographic opportunities and exploring around witness spectacular Himalayan panorama then fly back to Kathmandu

How much does the helicopter tour to Langtang cost?

Helicopter tour to Langtang cost depends upon group size and also if you are doing it privately or joining up a group departure along with other passengers.

Is an oxygen supply available in case of an emergency?

Yes, oxygen cylinder is always available in a helicopter for an emergency.

I am a Solo Traveler. Can I take Langtang Helicopter tour?

Of course, and there will be a group join-in from different countries where the group size is up to 5 passengers at maximum. Group join-in depends upon the season of your travel.

What is the best time for helicopter tour to Langtang?

Though the tour can be done around the year, the best time for helicopter tour to Langtang is Spring (March-May) and Autumn (October-Mid December). Weather is favorable with clear mountain views during these seasons.

What if Langtang helicopter tour got canceled?

No worries, we can try the next morning or if you don’t have time then refund for the same will be made after deducting transportation cost.

What is the maximum number of people one helicopter carries?

Helicopter can carry a maximum of 5 or 6 people depending upon weight since weight needs to be balanced during the flight. But exceeding more than 6 people isn’t possible. Every helicopter has a weight limit that comes to 500 KG. In higher altitude this even becomes less.

Can children or elderly take this Langtang helicopter ride?

Without any doubt, they can and Langtang helicopter ride is suitable for any age group with children or elderly people since the total tour duration is 2 hours maximum and if there’s any problem of altitude sickness or other then the helicopter is always at stand by then immediately fly back to Kathmandu.

Who leads the trip and are the pilots well experienced?

No doubt about your pilots since they are experts and professionals in this field with years of flying experience. Your pilot will lead the tour who knows the Langtang region better and also point out all the mountain drama as it unfolds.

Can I take Langtang valley helicopter tour in the morning and fly back the same day?

Yes, it’s possible and if everything goes out as planned then we will be back in Kathmandu by noon so flying back home the same day can actually be don

How far are the International and Domestic airports in Kathmandu?

It’s just next doors and takes only 7 minutes walking distance or 2 minutes drive.

Are there any other extra costs applicable?

All are covered except for breakfast and the Langtang National Park Entry fee. The entry fee is US$34 per person and can be paid in Nepali rupees too. So, you are suggested to exchange your currency into Nepali rupees before the tour. Breakfast cost depends upon the meals ordered.

What is clothing for Langtang helicopter tour?

Clothing for Langtang helicopter tour depends upon season but most of the time it will be sunshine but in colder months and cloudy days will require warm clothing, windproof jacket.

Trip Information

Tour Availability
We operate Langtang Helicopter Tour privately daily so that you don’t have to confront with other people who might have different interests or attitudes.

Vehicle
We use comfortable car/mini-van for the transfers to/from hotel to airport and back. (For up to 2 people, car is provided and mini-van is for the group 3 & above)

Tour duration
The tour duration is 2 hours (Approx.)

Clothing
Clothing varies with the type of tour and season. It’s warm in Kathmandu from April to October-end and from November to March-end, days are usually warm but evening colder. Summer clothes are okay during the day time but the evening requires a light jackets. Winter is from December till February so bring along sufficient winter wears like jackets, sweaters, trousers etc. Or you can purchase clothes of your choice in Kathmandu clothing stores too.

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Langtang Heli Tour

Trip Facts

  • Nepal
  • 01 Day(s)
  • All year round
  • 1-4 Person per chopper
  • Private vehicles & Flights
  • Kyanjin Gompa (3870m)
  • Easy
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Your hotel in Kathmandu
  • Your hotel in Kathmandu
  • Flight over the Himalayas, Kyanjing Monastery visit
  • Helicopter Tour
  • 2 hours

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