- Helicopter drop and pickup.
- Explore the wonderful attractions of Langtang valley.
- Visit one of the oldest Kyanjin Gompa.
- Witness the beauty of the holy Gosaikunda lake.
- Sunset view from Kyanjin Ri. (4,773m)
- Sunrise view from Tserko Ri. (4,985m)
- Get along with the locals at Langtang valley.
This trip focuses on providing an unforgettable experience and quality time while in Nepal. A stunning and isolated valley with native wild animals followed by jaw-dropping snow-capped mountain peaks is some of the attractions to explore in this Langtang tour. The spectacular scenery of glorious Gosaikunda will catch your eyes with its beauty. Spiritually important places such as Kyanjin Gompa will take you on a spiritual journey with its divine energy.
The small settlements in the Langtang valley trail will give you an excellent opportunity to learn about the history and the origin of the culture. You can get along with the locals and explore the nearby area with the natives at the particular place. Having an interesting conversation with locals about the lifestyle at a beautiful yet brutal place is one of the things that you can do while at Langtang valley.
Langtang valley (3430m)
There are many things to see and witness in this amazing place, some of which are the unique landscapes of this valley. The entire area is isolated and has very little human settlement so the thing that you will mostly view is the beautiful landscapes, snow-capped mountains view and some religious sites. Besides the landscapes, there are numerous wild animals as well that you can come across during your exploration. Langtang is not only famous for its adventure trek but is also one of the national parks of Nepal. This valley protects endangered animals such as Red Panda locally known as (Habre) and other wild animals. Natural attractions such as the renowned Langtang river grant inspiring views to its visitors. The viewpoints of Langtang are Kyanjin Ri (4773m) and Tseko Ri (5033m) from where you get the celestial sunrise and sunset view.
Kyanjin Gompa (3860m)
Kyanjin Gompa lies in the heart of the Langtang valley. Located at an elevation of 3860m above sea level. Kyanjin Gompa is a small village mostly of Buddhist culture. You can get a stunning view of the mountain ranges such as Langtang Lirung, Changbu, and Yubra. Kyanjin Gompa is the place where one can hike Kyanjin Ri and Ganja La pass which is regarded as one of the most difficult passes in Nepal.
Besides the majestic view, Kanjin Gompa is also known for its authentic Tamang culture inspired by Tibetan Buddhism. Other than the natural beauty there is a century-old monastery near the village that you can visit. You will see a Tibetan-style monastery in Kyanjin Gompa as it is infused with Tibetan culture and tradition. Here you can try local cuisines while chatting with the locals.
Kyanjin Ri (4,773m )
Kyanjin Ri is the highest point of the Langtang valley and stands at an elevation of 4,773m above sea level. It is just 2.2km from Kyanjin Gompa and one can reach the peak within 3-4 hours. There are no tea houses or lodges on the way to Kyanjin Ri as hikers and trekkers prefer to stay at the Kyanjin Gompa. Kyanjin Ri provides a mind-blowing view of the entire valley, and incredible glaciers followed by a panoramic mountain range view.
Excluding the landscapes, this viewpoint also provides breathtaking sunrise and sunset views. After reaching the top you can witness the close-up view of Langtang Lirung on the northwest side. Similarly, you get the Langtang glacier view below the Kyanjin Ri peak. On the right side of the Langtang Lirung you get the perfect view of Changbu and Yubra mountains. Meanwhile, Yalla Peak can be seen on the northeast side. And from the southwest side, you can witness yet another outstanding peak that is Tserko Ri situated at an altitude of 4,984 m above sea level.
Tserko Ri (4,985m)
Tserko Ri is the ultimate viewpoint of the Langtang valley. It is situated above 4000 m above sea level. Tseko Ri is one of the most visited places in the Langtang valley. From here you can get a 360-degree view of the mountain range including other attractions such as the glaciers and the Tamang settlement of Kyanjin Gompa.
On the trail, there is no teahouse or any settlement which means there is no water or food supply along the way. Hikers and trekkers must carry water and food supply if they wish to hike toward the peak. The distance between KyanjinGompa and Tserko Ri is around 5 km. The trail follows a gradual hill that one can complete within 4-5 hours. This photogenic place will stun you with its beauty. The reason why it's called the ultimate viewpoint is that you can get a bird's eye view of the entire area.
The holy lake Gosaikunda also known as Silu is an alpine freshwater mesotrophic lake located in Nepal’s Langtang National park. It is situated at an elevation of 4,380m above sea level. It lies north of Kathmandu between Helambu, and Langtang valley. The whole lake covers 14 ha and is 25.5m deep. This gorgeous lake provides a spectacular view to its visitors.
Besides, the majestic view of this pure holy lake has religious significance as well. Every year hundreds of Hindu devotees visit during the Hindu festival of Janai Purnima. People visit Gosaikunda on this particular date to pay respect to the departed souls, praying for their well-being in the afterlife.
What to expect from this Langtang Valley Helicopter tour?
This trip will take you to some of the most visited and admired places of Nepal, Langtang valley. This stunning place provides its visitors with a lifetime experience among the dazzling mountain and heartwarming people. Everything about Langtang valley is worth your precious time. Your journey starts from Kathmandu where which is your pick-up point. From here you will fly to Langtang valley by helicopter above the beautiful city and lush green valleys. In around an hour or two you will reach your destination. As you get closer to your destination you will notice mountain peaks getting closer to you. You will get a warm welcome from the locals there.
Today you will explore the nearby areas and attractions of the place, before that rest your bags at the lodge and start your exploration. Visit one of the oldest Monterey influenced by Tibetan culture. Walk around and interact with the villagers to know about their aura and lifestyle. There are mostly Tamang settlements which are one of the ethnic groups of Nepal. You can learn about history and traditions while having some hot tea. Rest well at the lodge for the upcoming day in this amazing valley.
On the second day of your tour, you will visit renowned places that are Kyanjin Gompa and Kyanjin Ri. Kyanjin Gompa is a small village of Tamang people and there is a monastery that you can explore. From there you will go on a short hike towards the viewpoint that is Kyanjin Ri situated at an elevation of 4,773m. You can see mountain peaks, glaciers ad the village as well from this location. The time duration from Kyanjin Gompa to Kyanjin Ri is just 2-3 km you can cover it within 3-4 hours. The view from the top is incredible have some pictures and return to the lodge. You will get to try authentic local cuisine, and enjoy your dinner at the lodge.
On the third day of your trip, you will walk up to Tserko Ri situated at an elevation of 4,985m which is the ultimate viewpoint of the valley. From Kyanjin Gompa it takes around 3-4 hours to reach the top. You get the astounding 360 degree view from this place which includes several snow-capped mountains, glaciers, a valley view,s and many more. Sunrise and sunset are the main attractions that one can witness in this place. After you finish exploring make your way back to the lodge and rest for the night. You will collect lots of memories in the wilderness of this valley.
On the 4th day which is the last day of your Langtang valley tour. Before you end your exciting journey you will visit the holly lake Gosaikunda. After you have your breakfast you will get ready for your helicopter ride towards the lake which will take around 15 mins on the helicopter. While you get to your destination you will get a panoramic view of the valley followed by breathtaking mountain views. As you get close to the lake your eyes will spark with the beauty of the lake. Have some pictures and explore the nearby area with in 15mins. After that fly back to Kathmandu. You will get a bird's eyes view while making your way for your departure at Kathamandu.
Fly to Langtang Valley, Hike to Kyanjin Gompa
At.08:00 AM: Meet our official representative at the meeting spot and fly to Langtang (Time duration 1-2 hours) a professional guide will accompany you throughout your tour. Fly over the stunning valley which grants an awe-spring view. As you reach the beautiful valley, start exploring the valley with the help of your guide. Have some snaps at this beautiful place for memories.
Hike to Kyanjin Gompa which is a Tamang settlement. The distance between Langtang and Kyanjin Gompa is just 6 KM which can be covered in just 2-3 hours. Once you reach the Kyanjin Gompa you can visit the nearby area and interact with the locals. Have authentic cuisine there and have a quality time with the natives at the lodge. In the evening witness, the majestic sunset followed by the calming mountains.
Kyanjin Gompa Sunrise, Hike to Kyanjin Ri
At. 05:30 AM: Wake up early to see the dazzling sunrise while having tea at the lodge. Walk up to Gompa if you wish to in the morning for some fresh air. You can do some meditation in this peaceful place to refresh yourself and stretch your legs for the upcoming hike to Kyanjin Ri.
Have your morning breakfast and get ready for a short hike up to Kyanjin Ri. Pack some food and water as there is no facility for food and water on the trail/way. This distance between Kyanjin Gompa and Kyanjin Ri is 2.2 km which can be covered in around 3-4 hours. (Keep yourself well hydrated during the hike)
Once at the peak, you will be able to see the beautiful landscape followed by numerous glaciers, Yak pastures, wide bangs of the Langtang river, and the most noticeable peaks. You get a clear view of Changbu and Yubra mountains. Followed by Yalla peak and Tserko Ri which stands on an elevation of 4,984m. Along the attraction, the sunrise and sunset are also the most adored view from this peak. Hike down to Kyanjin Gompa and stay overnight at the lodge.
Hike to Tserko Ri (4,984m)
At. 08:00 AM: Have your breakfast at the lodge and get ready for yet another beautiful day of your Langtang valley tour. Today you will hike to the highest peak of the Langtang valley that is Tserko Ri. The distance between Kyanjin Gompa and Tserko Ri is around 5 km. One can cover the distance within 3-4 hours. Your guide will provide you with all the necessary information related to the trail and its attraction.
Soak in the absolute beauty of this place, have some pictures for memories and appreciate the view that this peak grants. You will get a 360 degree view of the entire place. Explore the surrounding area and enjoy the moment at today's destination. Have your packed lunch at the view spot and after spending a good amount of time return back to the lodge. While making your way back, witness the glorious coral sunset followed by sparkling mountains.
Gosaikunda touchdown, Back to Kathmandu
At. 09: 00 AM: Have your delicious breakfast at the lodge and pack your bags for today's adventure. Today you will visit Gosaikunda by helicopter which will take around 10-15 mins. Say the last goodbye to the locals, have some pictures with the heartwarming people at the lodge and make your way to Gosaikunda.
Visit the holy lake and admire the bewitching lake. Explore the nearby area and have the experience of a lifetime. This peaceful lake will refresh you and make you feel alive. After 10-15 mins head back to the helicopter and make your way back to Kathmandu. The time duration from Gosaikunda to Kathmandu will approximately take 1-2 hours. Enjoy the aerial view of the green lush valley and the city. You will get a breathtaking view while flying back so enjoy your trip back to the city.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What makes the Langtang Valley Helicopter tour different from others?
This trip is different and better than other itineraries that Altitude Himalaya has ever created because this trip is an ideal escape from a busy lifestyle. This tour is convenient compared to other trips because you get the most comfortable transportation which is a helicopter. You will get to learn about the native culture of Langtang. Also, this trip provides an opportunity to experience short hikes. You get to enjoy the beauty of these places and have quality time within a limited period.
When is the best time to visit Nepal?
The second week of February to June (Post Winter to Late Spring) and October to December (Autumn to Early Winter) are the best times to visit Nepal. The weather condition will be good (occasionally raining in the evening) until the 2nd week of June, monsoon starts after that. If you like the rainy season you can make a trip in July and August too, or postpone the trip to September.
Are the places mentioned in the given itinerary worth visiting?
Yes, absolutely the mentioned places are worth visiting. The places that are mentioned above offer awe-spiring natural beauty, warm hospitable people, and many other factors that make this trip perfect for any age group. Places mentioned in the itinerary have immense cultural and religious significance. Some of the sites are also considered holy sites with immense religious importance for people around the world.
Are there internet facilities in the mentioned places?
Yes, you can get an internet facility in various parts of this tour. You can use either mobile data or wifi in the places where you can get the signal. For wifi, you might need to pay extra depending on the lodge.
How difficult is it to reach Langtang Valley?
Langtang valley trek is a moderate trek that does not demand physical training or trekking skills. A mentally and physically prepared person can easily reach Langtang valley within 6-7 days on foot from Syabrubesi which is the gateway to Langtang valley. And by Helicopter, as mentioned in the itinerary it will take 1-2 hours to land in Langtang valley from Kathmandu.
Is there any other alternative to explore Langtang valley?
Yes, there are numerous alternatives to explore this beautiful valley. If you have unlimited time you can visit this place on foot from the start which will take 7-8 days. Langtang valley is also accessible by drive as well; these areas are still unknown to a lot of trekkers.
What kind of foods will be served as per the meal inclusion?
In Urban cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will be served with varieties of breakfast options. However, in the higher elevations during the trip, you will taste local cuisine which is mostly Thakali food and for breakfast limited options are available. Some of the available foods are eggs, fresh seasonal veggies, salads, apple pies, pancakes, Dalbhat, bread, soups, and meat (depending on availability).
Two- way flight transfer by a chartered helicopter.
Service charge and taxes.
Passenger insurance during the helicopter flight.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included, effective after the beginning of the Heli flight till it ends in Kathmandu.
Lodge accommodation in Langtang for 3 nights stay.
English-speaking professional tour guide.
Guide’s salary, food and accommodation during the trip.
One local SIM card (returnable, if required) during your stay.
All necessary paperwork.
Tips to the driver and guide. (not required but recommended)
Cost of drinks and beverages.
Travel health insurance. (Recommended)
Services and extra amenities that aren’t mentioned above.
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