Langtang Valley Heli Trek

Langtang Valley Heli Trek

Activities:
Trekking/Heli Tours
Duration
8 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    Chorkari RI 5050m
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2 Person.
  • Best Time
    March - May and Sept - Dec 

Trip Overview

The Langtang Valley Heli Trek lets you experience the riches of the beautiful Langtang Valley with the added thrill of an amazingly thrilling Helicopter ride. Also known as “the Valley of Glaciers”, the Langtang Valley lies in the lap of the Himalayas of Nepal to the north of the Kathmandu Valley bordering Tibet. Because of its close proximity to Tibet, the valley’s inhabitants follow the ancient Tibetan Buddhist customs and trekking here presents one of the most splendid opportunities to experience the people’s unique culture and tradition while trekking through ethnic villages. The valley, also being under the protection of the Langtang National Park, is blessed with beautiful and verdant alpine woods home to many endangered species of animals. The Langtang Valley Heli Trek perfectly combines both aspects of trekking and the helicopter ride to present to you an experience unlike anything else! Trek along the beautiful landscape and go through many ethnic villages of the region, all the while encountering many small monasteries and gumbas that lien the terrain. Revel yourself in the distant views and sights of the mountain peaks as they make up the tapestry set beguilingly against the valley. The silver mountains of the Langtang Himalayan range contrast spectacularly against the green and brown terrain of the region and provides one of the most spectacular sights while trekking.

Start the trek from Kathmandu with a drive to Syabru Bensi, all the while enjoying the countryside and the fleeting views of pasturelands and terrace farms wet with rice and mustard plantations. Then visit famed places of the Langtang region like the Lama Hotel and the popular Langtang village. Pay a visit to the famous Cheese factory of the region and trek to the holy Kyanjin Gompa. You can also enjoy a bite of the delicious cheese from the factory where the cheese is made from yak milk. The Mani-stone walls and the colorful prayers flags along the trekking trail present the whole experience with a feel of distant isolation and add a religious nuance to the journey. The monastery, located atop a hill, provides amazing views of the landscape and of the mountains like the Langtang Lirung, the Langtang RI, the Dorje Lakpa, and many more. All throughout the trekking journey, views of mountain peaks ornament the terrain. The Langtang Valley Heli Trek then presents you the chance to ride back to the capital on a helicopter where you can enjoy the verdant green landscape of Langtang from an aerial view. The sight of the mountains from the helicopter is one of the most thrilling affairs! Looking at the Himalayan peaks and the Langtang Valley from a bird’s eye perspective presents spectacular views.

Get to experience Langtang’s rich culture and the people’s traditional customs and practices up close as well. The valley is mostly occupied by people who follow the Tibetan Buddhist culture and their unique lifestyle in such an isolated region is quite humbling to experience. Catch rare glimpses of animals like the Red Panda and the Musk Deer as you trek through the alpine woodlands of the park. Catch yourself catching your breath as the view of the cerulean mountains present themselves as colossal walls of ice and snow in the backdrop of the villages and the settlements. The Langtang Valley Heli Trek is an experience that truly captures the best qualities and elements of the region along with presenting you a thrilling helicopter ride back to Kathmandu at the end of the trek.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1462m/4795ft), Duration: 7 hours

Day 03: Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2500m/8200ft), Duration: 5 hours

Day 04: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3307m/10845ft), Duration: 5 hours

Day 05: Langtang Village to Kyanjin RI (4773m/15655ft) and back to Kyanjin Gompa (3798m/12495ft), Duration: 7-8 hours

Day 06: Kyangjuma Gompa Exploration and Climb to the Chorkari RI (5050m/16564ft), Duration: 7 hours

Day 07: Fly Back to Kathmandu via the Helicopter

Day 08: Farewell/Departure

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by the private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 5-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
  • Private Helicopter Ride from Kyanging Gompa to Kathmandu
  • Nepal Hiking Team duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • T-shirt (yours to keep) and trekking map as souvenir
  • Langtang national park permit
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring three passport photos)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • All kind of cold drinks during the trek
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WIFI internet during the trek
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Reviews

Kate Renee Sciacca, United States The Langtang valley Trek is one of the most relaxed and amazing trekking journeys in Nepal. I was lucky enough to be in the company of Nepal Hiking Team when I did the trek, and their organization of my trip to the valley of Langtang was filled with a very smooth and problem-free experience. From the first pick-up at the airport till the end of the trip, I was greeted and subjected to the best services that I could have asked for. My guide was very professional and concise, his experience in trekking and handling the customers and the people while trekking really shone through. My porter was also the most hard-working and diligent person that carried the heavy bags from one location to the next without delay. I was accommodated at comfortable guesthouses and the meals that I was given were also fine. The villages around the valley were the most beautiful and I liked hiking through them. I was lucky enough to have clear views of the mountain as well. It was a wonderful trek and one that I immensely enjoyed. I loved every moment of the trek and I really recommend everyone to go with Nepal Hiking Team because of their genuine care and concern for their customers. Also, Langtang Valley Trek is also recommended because it is a very beautiful and easy trekking journey with some very beautiful mountains and sceneries. Thank You Nepal Hiking Team for a beautiful experience in Nepal!
Jeff, North America Just got back from Nepal a couple of days ago, where my partner and I were doing an Everest Base Camp Trek assisted by Nepal Hiking Team. Their service couldn't have been better. I started planning this trip last Spring and looked at numerous trekking companies. Chose NHT due to the tremendously positive reviews on them, the professionalism of their website, and the quick response I got from Ganga when I sent an initial inquiry via their website -- he phoned me within a few hours, apparently as soon as the morning had come round to Nepal (given the time difference between North America and Nepal). He was extremely helpful and responsive from the start, all the way through the completion of our trek and the last couple of days back in Kathmandu. Our guide for the trek, Bhim, couldn't have been more helpful and took very good care of us and kept us safe. The whole operation and experience couldn't have been more positive.
Marcel, South Africa We recently returned from an EPIC trekking adventure to Everest Base Camp with the Nepal Hiking Team. Due to some time restraints we trekked on the cusp of the season, started our trek on 30th Aug, and returned to Kathmandu on the 10th of Sept, and what a great decision that was! The weather was amazing, we had most of the tea-houses to ourselves, our guides were on their first trip after the second wave of the covid 19. So it was great for them as well to witness everything as if for the first time. If you prefer a more 'quiet' trek, then I would recommend going on the cusp of the season! Our guide Raj of Nepal Hiking Team, did everything in his power to make the trip a most memorable trip and our wonderful porter who's name happens to be 'Love' totally lived up to his name! I cannot thank the Nepal Hiking Team enough for all their prep work, the guide's knowledge and caring for our welfare, and Ganga, the father of the group who personally met us at the airport and made sure that all our needs were met. What a great team, I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your future Himalayan trekking!
Raymond Low, Singapore Nepal Hiking Team provide an excellent guide to me when I hiked Everest Base Camp. My guide, Mr. Prakesh Rai, is very professional and caring... He always gives me very informative replies whenever I have a question or two about the terrain which we are trekking, the history of certain towns or places we passed by or stayed...He is always asking how I am (my old right ankle injury came back)...and will help me carry my load.... We had a good time together especially when we take photographs of the awesome scenery.....He works tirelessly and would be a concern for my diet and always asked me if I had enough of food, hows my leg was, and whether feeling ok especially when we are going towards a higher altitude..... We had a wonderful acclimatization climb and he is always observing me how I am doing. Nepal Hiking Team rocks!.... And I would sincerely recommend my friends to this group..... It’s simply awesome!... Thank you Nepal Hiking team and it's truly a great experience traveling with your professional guide!
Yang, Singapore It was an awesome experience in Nepal, in which a big part of my trip was covered in the mountain, thank to NHT. Ganga, the company manager has been engaging since my enquiry and very efficient and patient with all my queries. They are flexible to customize to my needs due to my planned itinerary besides hiking. They also made arrangement for airport pick up and Ganga met me in person in my lodge to go through the procedures and discussion. 2 days prior to the trek it was raining heavily and many flights were cancelled. We were lucky to tag along a rescue helicopter to Lukla, also thank to Ganga's arrangement. When we arrived at the start point, we were welcome by the friendly guide and porters. My relationship with Gurung, the guide was very good, he took care of me every single bit of the trip, as I was a slow walker in the team. He would check our conditions from time to time to ensure our well beings. Gurung and I joked around in the tea houses and we made many friends and some exchange of cultural knowledge. I was not well when I returned from Base Camp. We discussed and we decided that an evacuation was needed. Gurung visited me in the hospital and sent me back to the hotel after discharge. I had a farewell lunch with him. Ganga and Hari, the 2 managers visited me on the 2 days and they even sent me to the hospital again for report collection. Hari also sent me to the airport on my departure day. I have total satisfaction and heart-felt appreciation for Nepal Hiking Team. There were other companies who tried to compromise prices and quality but not NHT, who insisted on quality and care above all. I'm back in Singapore safely. And they are keeping in contact with me on some follow-ups. I truly want to recommend you this company for their awesome service given the reasonable if not attractive price! This trip was so awesome although I had some hiccups on my decent. I miss Nepal alot, and the friendship shared.