The Langtang Valley Heli Trek offers you the chance to enjoy the riches of the gorgeous Langtang Valley with the added excitement of an incredible Helicopter ride. Langtang Valley is also famous as the Valley of Glaciers. The Valley sits in the lap of the Himalayas of Nepal to the north of the Kathmandu Valley bordering Tibet. Due to its close vicinity to Tibet, the people of the valley follows the ancient Tibetan Buddhist customs. While trekking through many ethnic villages, we will experience the unique culture and lifestyle of the people living here. The valley has some of the most beautiful mountain trekking and scenery near Kathmandu Valley. The valley is also full of gorgeous mountain forests and is home to many rare species of animals, which have been possible due to the protection provided by the Langtang National Park. The Langtang Valley Heli Trek has made it possible to experience both trekking and luxurious helicopter ride that can be listed in your travel diaries. Trek alongside the astonishing scenery and pass through many traditional villages of the region while visiting many small monasteries and gompas that lies in the terrain. Relish the views of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks as they soar above the valley. The silver mountains of the Langtang Himalayan range distinct outstandingly beside the green and brown landscape of the region and offer one of the most remarkable views while trekking.
The trek starts from Kathmandu with a drive to Syabrubesi, while enjoying the countryside and the swift views of pasturelands and terrace farms with rice resembling pure gold. Then, we will visit the famous tourist places of the Langtang region, such as the Lama Hotel and the famed Langtang Village. Taste the mouthwatering dairy products produced from yak milk at the renowned Cheese factory of the region and hike to the sacred Kyanjin Gompa. The Mani-stone walls and the colorful prayers flags along the trekking trail present the whole new experience with a feel of the distant area and add a religious tone to the journey. The monastery situated at the top of the hill offers incredible views of the landscape and the mountain peaks such as e Langtang Lirung, the Langtang RI, the Dorje Lakpa and many more. Throughout the journey, the trail is decorated with beautiful white mountains. Finally, the Langtang Valley Heli Trek presents you the opportunity to fly back to Kathmandu on a helicopter, enjoying the lush green landscape of Langtang from a bird’s eye perspective. The chance to be neck by neck with mountains and watch over the enchanting terrain is the adventure you will never forget.
Experience Langtang’s unique culture and people’s traditional customs and practices firsthand. Get a glimpse of endangered wildlife like the Red Panda and the Musk Deer as you trek through the mountain forests of the park. As the mountain presents itself as the giant walls of ice and snow in the background of the villages, get ready to be astonished. The Langtang Valley Heli Trek is an experience that captures the finest qualities and features of the region accompanied by an electrifying helicopter ride back to Kathmandu at the end of the trek.
The finest view of Langtang Himalayan Range from Kyanjing RI
Explore the culture of the Sherpa and Tamang communities
Less crowd than other trekking regions in Nepal
Varied scenery; mountain panoramas, rhododendron forests, glaciers and gompas
A moderate trail with the perfect natural background to admire
Encounter gorgeous Himalayan birds, flora and fauna at Langtang National Park
Taste the local cuisine and dairy products of Yaks and Chauris
Enjoy the luxurious Heli ride back to Kathmandu
- Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
- Finest twin sharing room for accommodation during the trek
- Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
- A highly experienced, supportive, well-informed, pleasant, well-trained Government License holder guide who speaks English fluently with all his salary, food and drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance paid for
- Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek, if required (to be returned after the trip)
- Duffle bag for trekking
- T-shirt, Trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
- First aid medicine kit
- Langtang National Park permit
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
- Government taxes & office service charge
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa
- Beverages including water
- Snacks and other personal expenses
- Hot showers during the trek
- Personal trekking equipment
Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
Upon arriving at Kathmandu, you will meet our airport representative, who will transfer you to your respective hotel in Thamel. On your way to the hotel, our airport representative will provide you the brief details about your further activities. Nothing much is planned for this day, so you will just meet your trekking guide and be informed about your daily activities on your stay. After that, you can just rest at your hotel or involve in any activities you like. In the evening, our company will organize a welcome dinner for you to enjoy.
Drive from Kathmandu to Syarubesi (1462m)
After having breakfast, we will drive to the village of SyaruBesi, which takes approximately seven hours. You will take a tourist bus to the initial point of the trek. Moving north out of Kathmandu, we will be driving through beautiful foothills and ridgeline scenes to Syabrubesi, passing through Dunche. While moving through the bank of the Trishuli River, we will get to see the view of domineering Ganesh Himal towering over the rice, maize, and mustard terrae farms and hills full of lush green forests. Syabrubesi is a beautiful small village situated at the foot of huge green hills. The huge open farms make it possible for us to get outstanding views of the distant mountain peaks. Old Syabrubesi lies on the eastern shore of the Trishuli Ganga River and is just in the distance of twenty minutes’ walk from Syabrubesi. The village is surrounded by huge hills from all sides, and the accommodation is also quite good. As the drive crosses the village of Dunche, the path goes through even deeper terrains that gets more and more enclosed with the wild natural vegetation. The village is blessed with narrow-cut gorges and lush green hillsides. The forests of rhododendron spread sweet fragrance all around, and the trek during spring is made even more beautiful.
Syabribesi to Lama Hotel(2500m)
Firstly, we will cross through the Bhote Koshi River and follow Langtang River and then climb towards Bamboo Lodge, passing through the Landslide area, often referred to as Pahiro. Then, we will climb up steadily to Ramche (2400 meters) through Bamboo (1960 meters), situated at the shore of the Langtang River. We might stop for lunch at this place. The Bamboo Lodge is situated beautifully in a canyon and includes few guesthouses and gardens growing organic fresh vegetables. From Bamboo, we will ascend slowly to the Lama Hotel. As you get closer to the Lama Hotel, the forest starts clearing. Along the way, we will witness the Tibetan lifestyle in the small villages. The Lama Hotel, while named as the caste is mainly referring to the whole area in general. We might also get to witness endangered wildlife like Red Panda on our way to the Lama Hotel.
Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3307m)
Today, we will make our way to Langtang Village. The trek route from the Lama Hotel moves through the Gumanechok, ‘Ghoda Tabela,’ which means, ‘the Horse Stable.’ The Langtang village is full of small houses built with stones in the Tibetan Style. From here, the trail starts slowing down a bit until we enter the gorgeous valley where the terrain is full of grazing yaks. The Langtang Village is one of the oldest and significant villages in this trekking trail, and the view of mountains you get from here is mind-blowing. The trail from Langtang Village is quite smooth; we move along the hills where the misty brume of early morning makes the trekking route turn magical. We will also get to see the Langtang Lirung Mountain from a distance. At an altitude of 3400 meters, the Langtang Village is a bustling village with lots of tea houses and paradise set at a narrow section of a gorge. After a long and strenuous trek, the bakeries of the village seem very welcoming. Set right below the southern face of the Langtang Lirung, the Langtang Village has a huge glacier and a frozen lake hanging above- the foundations of the river that runs down a valley past the western end of the village. There is also a memorial Mani Wall built to honor the victims of the 2015 earthquake.
Langtang Village to Kyanjin RI (4773m) and Kyanjing Gompa (3798m)
We will start our trek after having mouthwatering breakfast at the Langtang Village. From Langtang village, the trek ascends slowly to Sindum and then to Yampu(3640m), moving along the largest Mani wall in Nepal built with stones engraved with prayers. Then, we will cross the Laja Khola from where the trail steadily ascends a moraine to the viewpoint of Kyanjin from where we can get a mesmerizing view of the Kyanjin Gompa and the beautiful icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung. After visiting Kyanjin Gompa, we will hike up to Kyanjin RI (4773m) and then trek back to Kyanjin Gompa. Decorated with beautiful natural scenery and lush green forests, the path to Kyanjin Gompa is quite serene. The open areas of lavish green land and immense molding brown hills with herds of yaks and goats scattered around make the sight like that of the fairy tale. The area is a perfect presentation of the Sephardic life of the people.
Acclimatization at Kyangjin Gompa
This day is planned for you to acclimatize and get accustomed to the higher altitude environment. Acclimatization is vital in the Himalayas to prevent altitude sickness. Even though the day is planned for rest, we will be hiking and exploring the area. We can visit the monastery and the cheese factory and walk up the moraine to witness astonishing mountain peaks and ascend to Chorkari RI (5050meters), which is the highest point of our trip. The Chorkari Ri lies right behind the village, and we can get a beautiful panorama of the Langtang Peak and various other mountains. We will also visit Kyangjing Gompa, which is decorated with prayer flags and a beautiful wall of Himalayas. Situated at the base of the Langtang Lirung, the Dorje Lakpa, and the Langshisa RI, the Kyanjin Gompa is one of the oldest Gompas of the region, believed to be built around the sixth century.
Fly back to Kathmandu via the Helicopter
This is the most anticipated day of the trek. Today you will be flying back to Kathmandu on a chartered helicopter. The aerial views of the mountain peaks from the helicopter are very thrilling and exciting. Looking below, you will observe the huge change in the terrain as the snowy lands of the high mountains get altered with the green hills, terrace farmlands, and forests. We will see the herds of yaks and goats grazing below. The changing landscape of the Langtang valley from the helicopter presents a different outlook on the whole trip. After landing at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you, so you can shop or roam around the buzzing streets of Thamel.
This is the day we will bid you goodbye. Our airport representative will transfer you to the Tribhuwan International Airport before three hours of your scheduled flight.