Langtang Helicopter Tour

Langtang Kyangjing Gompa Helicopter Tour  ||   Extermly Popular  ||   1 hour & 30 minutes

Langtang Helicopter tour is one of the pristine trips running in the Himalayas with magnificent views of the major ranges here, topped by a close view of the Mt.LangtangLirung (7,227m) and holy Kyanjin Gompa.

Major Attractions Views of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal range towards Jugal Himal including Dorji Lakpa from the air and on land at beautiful picturesque Langtang valley.
Transportation options Private Vehicle for Airport drop & pickup from hotel.
Maximum Altitude 3730 meters
Best Season All Months

The Langtang Helicopter Tour is a substitute of a 13 days trek to the Langtang region for those people lacking time to complete it. You will experience a whole lot of the important components of the Langtang from this brief Heli tour. Alongside the wonderful views, once you reach the KyanjinGompa, you will have a majestic sightseeing flight over the Himalayas. A brief time here will remain as the memories for eternity in Langtang.

Starting from the Kathmandu, the valley view is the starter for this amazing flight. Once in the air, you can witness the varied landscape of Nepal perfectly. From the plains of Terai and riverbeds to the green hills, the scene is pristine. Gradually rising from the hills to rocky and then snow-capped ones, you will experience them all. From the crowded cities to the villages in the hills to the Tamang settlements nearing Langtang, one will witness them all. The compact houses with stone patched roofs will distinguish the Tamang settlements from others. Landing on the Gompa, you will be welcomed with a cool breeze followed by the breathtaking peripheral view. You can meet some of the trekkers doing the surrounding hiking routes of Yala Peak and Naya Kanga. Both these are about two days long and require permits to do. The whole journey passes through some of the great, beautiful mountains. LangtangLirung (7246 m), Annapurna I (8091 m), Shishapangma/Gosainthan (8013 m), Makalu, Manaslu, Gaurisankher and many others. Leaving behind the plains these treasured Himalayas will give you some of the best memories of your life.

Hence, soar over the beautiful Himalayas and with the daring Langtang on the doorsteps, explore the next step of adventure travel in Nepal. Experience Langtang in the luxury of a flight giving you the opportunity of glancing Shangri-la on earth. Discover and dwell the moment in the moments with the Langtang Helicopter Tour.

Major Highlights

  • Fly over the Himalayas viewing the landscape diversity of Nepal live as you can have a view of Terai Plains, Green Hills and Snow-capped Himalayas in a single flight.
  • Major mountain sightings like Annapurna I (8091 m), Shishapangma ( 8013 m), LangtangLirung (7246 m), Ganesh (7604 m), Gaurishanker (7145 m), and many other ranges.
  • Witnessing the Himalayan art of living with the short flight over the stone patched Tamang villages.
  • Picturesque view throughout the flight of the vegetation and landscapes of Langtang National Park.
  • Amazing view of the Langtang valley and an organic tea treat your soul in your brief stay.
  • KyanjinGompa tour watching the murals and sculpture in this old Monastery
  • Rare but lucky spotting of the red panda and Himalayan birds.

Outline Itinerary

  • Early morning pick up from the hotel
  • Transfer to the Domestic section of the TIA, Kathmandu
  • Take off after 20-30 minutes of the arrival
  • 30-35 minutes of scene packed flight to Langtang region.
  • Landing at Kyanjin Gompa, 20 minutes of ground time
  • Breakfast at the lap of Langtang Lirung, Picture taking and strolling
  • Return flight to TIA
  • Drive back to your hotel

Detailed Itinerary

The best viewing experience of the Himalayas is early after sunrise in clear weather. So, we will start the tour early in the morning. Our private vehicle or cab will pick you up from your hotel around 6:00 am. From the hotel, you will have about 30 minutes of drive to the domestic flight section of Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA). After 20-30 minutes of your arrival, your chopper will be ready, and you will board it timely. Taking off from the airport in about 7:00 am, you will fly over the valley and start to gain greater altitude. The pilot or your guide will narrate some of the significant mountains that fall alongside you. After a majestic flight over the hills and mountains, you will land in KyanjinGompa. As you will have around 20 minutes of ground time, you will take a quick breakfast/tea. Take some pictures as you soak in the beautiful scenes surrounding you. You can visit the KyanjinGompa, which was partially destroyed by the earthquake of 2015. Your return flight from this brief but worthy tour will take place after the pilots signal. You will head towards TIA and view some of the remaining mountains. After your arrival in TIA in about 9:30 am, we will drive you back to your hotel.

Price starts from
US $500 $350 per pax
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    What's included?

    • Car/van transportation to and from the domestic airport and hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Escorting guide for this Langtang heli flight.
    • Private helicopter for 1.5 hours.

    About Langtang

    The Langtang region is a beautiful, ecologically diverse place in the central Himalayas. This region touches Tibet in the north and high hills to its south. This area consists of lush tropical forest, plain grasslands, small and high Passes, waterfalls, alpine forest and over it the beautiful Langtang and the peripheral Himalayas. Wildlife wise looking, Langtang is home to some of the rarest animals and birds of Asia. Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Black Bear, Himalayan Thar, Naur sheep, etc. are some of the protected species here. In the summer seasons, one can sight various species of migratory birds from Siberia and Mongolia regions heading here. Langtang NP is the area of Langtang protected by the government of Nepal, and one must take permits to enter here. Home to about 5,000 locals, mostly of Tamang ethnic group, one can have a twist of cultural experience here too. The area of Langtang is home to some of the holiest pilgrimage sites in Nepal. Gosainkunda Lake (also visible from the Langtang flight) is one of the prime pilgrim place and popular hiking option in this region. The area of Langtang, being near to epicenter of the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, suffered heavy loss. A massive avalanche took the life of more than 310 residents of the valley. One can still see the ruins around the valley of that great disaster.

    About Kyanjin Gompa

    The Langtang valley is most famous for its natural location, culture and Buddhist monuments. As the Tamangs following Buddhism are abundant in these areas, Langtang is home to some of the majestic monasteries of Nepal. The KyanjinGompa (Monastery) lying in the heart of the valley is one of the oldest gompas in the region. It is a building of simple Tibetan inspired architecture and is home to beautiful murals and Thanga paintings. As the gompa suffered some heavy damage by the Earthquake in 2015, one has to enter the area with precaution. The devotion of the locals to the Gompa, however, makes it one of the most significant sites in the Langtang National Park region.

    Majestic Mountain views from the flight

    The major attraction of the Langtang Helicopter flight is undoubtedly the sightings of some of the major ranges of the Himalayas. Mountain views of Nepal doesn't get better than what Langtang flight offers. In a brief time, you will experience the Himalayas like never before. This popular helicopter tour will take you close to beautiful mountains ofAnnapurna I (8091 m), Shishapangma ( 8013 m), LangtangLirung (7246 m), Ganesh (7604 m), Gaurishanker (7145 m) with many other ranges. Once in the Langtang areas, you can also view the trails to Yala peak (5,500 m) and Naya Kanga. These are both perfect short hike options with a majestic view of the Himalayas.