Helicopter tour to Langtang valley is consider as one of the most scenic aerial flight to explore and discover the in Himalayas nearby Kathmandu.
Langtang valley offers the magnificent view of the Himalayan range. We can see the stunning view of the mountains namely Langtang lirung 7,234 M, Langtang ri 7,205 M, Dorje Lakpa 6,966 M, Loenpo Gang 6,907 M, Changbu 6,781 M, Gangchenpo 6,387 M, Morimoto 6,150 M, Yala peak 5,520 M and many other peaks After the Annapurna and Everest region, Langtang is one of the popular destinations amongst travelers visiting Nepal.
Langtang is home to many sacred lakes amongst which Gosaikunda is the most popular one. Situated at an altitude of 4300m, the glistening blue alpine lake of Gosaikunda is a holy symbol. Hindu mythology explains Gosaikunda as the abode of sacred deities Shiva and Gauri.
Locals say that Lord Shiva created the lake by injecting his Trishul into the mountain to extract local water to cool his throat after drinking poison. Due to its religious beliefs, the lake witnesses thousands of pilgrims and devotees during the Janai Purnima festival.
Langtang Valley Helicopter Route
Langtang Helicopter Tour in Nepal starts from the domestic terminal of TIA in Kathmandu. The helicopter flight takes approximately one and a half hours for a round trip from Kathmandu to Kyanjin Gompa and back to Kathmandu.
- Kathmandu to Langtang Valley (30 minutes)
- Explore the Himalayas and photographs around Kyanjin Gumpa ( about 45 mins for breakfast and exploration)
- Fly back to Kathmandu from Kyanjin Gumpa
The helicopter flight takes approximately one and a half hours for a round trip from Kathmandu to Kyanjin Gompa and back to Kathmandu.
After a brief introduction from the captain, we will provide you some detailed safety precautions to be taken as well as ways to handle an emergency. After some safety briefing, the helicopter takes off leaving the airstrip and heads to the north. Flying over the suburbs of Kathmandu, we continue our flights scoping some satisfying scenery of Langtang national park. The bird’s eye view of pristine Gosainkunda Lake is one unforgettable sight. Different Tamang cultural pilgrimage sites and Tibetan monasteries reflect the ancient Buddhist culture.
Upon landing at Kyanjin Gompa, we will go for a short visit to the Kyanjin Cheese Factory which was established by the Nepal Government to support the Tamang culture and lifestyle. Once you are on the ground, the Buddhist prayer flags welcome you along with beautiful local settlements mostly made by stone and wood. The place is mostly inhabited by Tamang people. With a stopover time of 45min, it will be more than enough for us to interact with a few locals, take some memorable pictures, and visit Tibetan style monasteries enclosed by snow-capped mountains. Finally, after having our breakfast at Kyanjin, the tour comes to the end as we fly to Kathmandu airport.
Best Time for Helicopter Tour
Langtang Region is relatively at a higher altitude and the weather change is frequent. It is mostly dry and windy here. Since our trip requires only a few hours, the weather should not hold us back from having a wonderful adventure to the serene Kyanjin Gompa. However, it is simply not possible to take off the helicopter when it’s raining or foggy. There is no point in flying if we can’t scope out the unique landscape and distinct panoramic of the Himalaya.
Autumn and Spring season is the most favorable for the helicopter tour in Langtang. Days are warm and sunny with drier weather which makes it easy to tour around Kyanjin Valley and surrounding. On the other hand, the mornings and night can be colder. The verdant hills and lush forests are at their best during Autumn and Spring seasons offering some crisp views of the Himalayas. Let’s take a deeper look at the weather and the best time for the Langtang Heli Tour in Nepal.
Langtang Helicopter Tour is an excellent alternative for people looking for a short, scenic and affordable experience. Though quick and cheaper than most helicopter tours, it promises to provide you with spectacular views in absolute luxury. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for this helicopter tour for an experience of a lifetime.
Highlights of Langtang Helicopter Tour
- The serene Langtang National Park and the Langtang Mountain Range.
- Exploration of ethnic Tamang settlement and Tibetan culture.
- Pristine oak and pine forests with blooming Rhododendrons.
- Mesmerizing flight over the Gosainkunda Lake.
- The Kyanjin cheese factory at Kyanjin Valley.
- Explore the Kyanjin Gompa built before centuries, visit the ancient monastery and government-owned cheese factory.
- Mountain peaks including Mt. Langtang, Mt. Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Yala Peak, and Mt. Gaurishankar.