Langtang Valley Heli Trek

Duration: 8 DAYS

(Based on 1 Review )

Trip Overview

  • Trip Code: NHT3980

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Trip Grade: Moderate

  • Max Elevation: Chorkari RI 5050m

  • Total Duration: 8 days

  • Best Time: March - May and Sept - Dec

  • Group Size: Minimum 2 Person.

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 contrasts 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 presents the whole experience with a feel of distant isolation and adds 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 back drop 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 Expand all

Day 01 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

You may arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Our airport representative will be there to welcome you and will explain the program further. There are no planned activities for the day, so you may check into the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

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

You will have a drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi, which takes about seven hours via a private jeep. Heading north out of Kathmandu, you will be driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Bensi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of the Trishuli River, you can catch a glimpse of the Ganesh Himal set against the rice, maize and mustard terrace farms and hills enveloped with green forests. As you pass through Dhunche, you will feel as if you are heading towards a deeper terrain. At the same time, you will notice that the road is still under construction. Syabru Bensi is a gorgeous little settlement that lies at the bottom of tall green hills. The vast open farms lands in the village roll along the winds and provide a beautiful sight. Old Syabrubesi lies on the eastern bank of the Trishuli Ganga River and is just a 20 minutes’ walk from Syabrubesi. It has quite a few tea houses as well, and the gorge-like terrain of the village is like staying at a location overshadowed by hills on all sides. As the drive passes the village of Dhunche, the road continues along deeper terrains that gets more and more engulfed in the wild natural foliage. The village of Syabru Bensi lies north to Kathmandu and is blessed narrow-cut gorges and richly verdant hillsides. Pink baubles of rhododendrons grow in bunches on trees along the village and springtime in Syabru Bensi is extremely beautiful. Overnight stay at breakfast, lunch and dinner included.  

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

The first part of the trail crosses through the Bhote Koshi River and follows the Langtang Khola gradually climbing to Bamboo, passing through the Landslide area. Afterwards, your trek ascends gently to Ramche (2400 meters) through Bamboo (1960 meters) which lies at the bank of the Langtang Khola. You can have lunch at this place if you like. At the end of your trail, the levels to the Lama Hotel present themselves in the terrain. En route you could see Red Pandas, monkeys and bears if you’re lucky. Bamboo is situated pleasantly in a canyon and features several guest houses and gardens growing fresh vegetables. The pleasant flow of the river makes the trek quite refreshing. The Lama Hotel, while being named after the hotel, is mainly referred to the whole area in general. There are many guesthouses here and the surrounding of woods and cliffs makes gives this place a feel if haunting isolation. Overnight at the Lama Hotel, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

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

The trek route follows Gumanechok, ‘Ghoda Tabela’- which literally means ‘the Horse Stable’ from the Lama Hotel. It is a village that has stone walls and small village houses built in the Tibetan style. After this, the trail turns slightly gradual and enters the beautiful valley where grazing Yaks on green pastures decorate the terrain. The Langtang Village is one of the very local and old villages along this trekking route and the view of the mountains from here are more spectacular. The trekking trail flows smoothly along hills and the misty brume of early morning makes the trekking route turn magical. The sight of the Langtang Lirung Mountain in the distance also makes its appearance. The Langtang Village, lying at an elevation of 3,400 meters, is a thriving community of teahouses sitting in a bowl and is a haven that is situated on a narrow section of a gorge. Various small bakeries at the booming village are a welcoming sight after a long trek. Located directly beneath the southern face of the Langtang Lirung, the Langtang Village had a large glacier and a frozen lake hanging above- the sources of the river that runs down a gulley past the western end of the village. It also contains a memorial Mani Wall that was built to commemorate the victims of the 2015 earthquake. Overnight at breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

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

The trail climbs gradually to Sindum and to Yamphu (3640m), passing along the largest Mani wall in Nepal made with stones carved with prayers. Crossing the Laja Khola, the trail then gradually climbs a moraine to a viewpoint where you can see the Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung. After Kyanjin Gompa, you would be hiking to Kyanjin RI (4773m) and trekking back to the Kyanjin Gompa. Ornamented with amazing natural scenery and verdant woods, the trail to the Kyanjin Gompa is quite fascinating. The open expanses of green land and huge molding brown hills with herds of yaks and goats scattered around its acreage presents a sight that transports trekkers into a land that makes for a fairytale setting. The hills are also a home to various huge beehives hanging from cliff frontiers and crevasses, and the area is a beautiful presentation of a Sephardic life of the people. Overnight stay at the Kyanjin Gompa, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

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

Today is a day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and ascend at Chorkari RI (5050 meters), which is highest point of this trek, directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peak. Over 10 mountain peaks above 6000 meters can be seen from here. The Kyangjuma Gompa is decorated with fluttering flags and a magnificent wall of Himalayas. Located at the foothill of the Langtang Lirung, the Dorje Lakpa and the Langshisa RI, the Kyanjin Gompa is one of the oldest Gompas of the region, probably built around the sixth century. Overnight at breakfast, lunch and dinner included.  

Day 07 - Fly Back to Kathmandu via the Helicopter

Today is one of the most excited days of the trek as you will be returning back to Kathmandu via the helicopter. The aerial views of the mountain and the landscape from the helicopter are one of the most spectacular sights that you will see. The changing landscape of the Langtang valley from the helicopter presents a new perspective on the whole journey. After landing at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel, breakfast included.

Day 08 - Farewell/Departure

Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the airport by one of Nepal Hiking Team’s representatives, from where you will depart.

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.

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Reviews

Kate Renee Sciacca , 105 Charles Street #3, Boston MA 02114 USA

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!

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