Langtang Helicopter Tour

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Langtang Helicopter Tour

Overview

Starts

KTM

Ends

KTM

Region

langtang

Airlines

Air Dynasty

Duration

1/2 hours

Max Altitude

6,450m

    Details for Langtang Helicopter Tour

    The primary points of interest in the area include 

    • the breathtaking Langtang Himalayan Range, 
    • the opportunity to engage with the local Sherpa population and immerse oneself in their unique culture, 
    • a chance to visit the historic monasteries in Kyajin, and 
    • the chance to take in stunning landscapes adorned with red rhododendrons and an assortment of oak, maple, and pine trees. 
    • Visitors can also explore the renowned Langtang National Park, witness the stunning aerial view of the pristine Gosaikunda lake, and tour the cheese factory nearby. 
    • Lastly, visitors will have the chance to marvel at several imposing peaks such as Mount Gaurishankar, Mount Langtang, Mount Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Lakpa Dorje, Yala Peak, and Mount Naya Kanga.

    About Langtang

    Langtang mountain is a sight to behold, and luckily for residents of Kathmandu, it's the closest mountain accessible to them. It's no surprise that the Langtang region is the third most visited location after the Everest and Annapurna regions. Embarking on the Langtang helicopter tour package from Kathmandu, you'll head north, chasing the Langtang range, and be greeted by a breathtaking mountain landscape that will leave you in awe. As you make your way toward the Langtang National Park, you'll notice a striking contrast in the landscapes, geography, vegetation, and mountainous terrain. The Langtang Heli Tour is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that takes you to Kyanjin Gompa, located at an impressive altitude of 3,950 meters. This Tibetan-influenced town is a jewel of the Langtang region, adorned with spectacular scenery, historic monasteries, and stunning mountain views that are nothing short of breathtaking. The Langtang Heli Tour's main highlights are the panoramic vistas of towering peaks, including the Ganesh Himal (7,407m), Langtang Lirung (7,246m), Dorje Lapka (6,975m), and the sparkling Gosaikunda lakes. The sheer magnificence of these natural wonders will leave you spellbound and provide an unforgettable experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Itinerary

6:00 AM - 6:30 AM

Meeting Point at Tribhuvan International Airport's Domestic Terminal

Upon arrival at the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative will be there to welcome you. You can contact them using the details provided during your reservation.

6:30 AM - 7:15 AM

Introduction of Pilot and Boarding for Flight Briefing

Prior to the helicopter flight, the pilots will provide important safety instructions and highlight potential hazards. You will have the chance to meet and interact with them before boarding, and feel free to ask any questions you may have. It is highly recommended to follow the pilot's instructions for a secure flight.

7:15 AM - 7:45 AM

Journey to Kyanjin Valley or Kyanjin Gompa

As the helicopter takes off from the airport, you'll enjoy a fascinating bird's eye view of Kathmandu Valley. The exhilarating ride lasts approximately 45 minutes until Kyanjin Gompa, which is hidden behind a ridge from the scattered settlements that form the village of Kyanjin, comes into view. Upon landing in the valley, you'll still see the remains of Langtang airport, which was abandoned by the government due to the lack of travellers and frequent landslides caused by the earthquake in 2015.

7:45 AM - 8:00 AM

Kyanjin Valley Tour Including a Visit to the Gompa and Cheese Factory

Experience the Kyanjin Valley Tour which includes a visit to the spiritual Kyanjin Gompa and the famous Local Cheese Factory. As you step outside, you will be greeted by a thrilling sense of adventure and the crisp thin air of the valley. The surroundings are decorated with colourful Buddhist prayer flags that add to the serene atmosphere. The entrance of the Kyanjin Gompa is crafted mostly with stones and wood, reflecting its focus on spirituality rather than aesthetics. The wall-mounted images of Lord Buddha emanate a sense of tranquillity and positivity. Our next destination is the Local Cheese Factory, which produces fresh and organic yak cheese. The factory is a remarkable sight and is known for shipping its products to various countries. This stop offers a glimpse into the unique cultural heritage and traditions of the Kyanjin Valley.

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Departure from Kathmandu International Airport

After experiencing these wonderful sights, we prepare for our journey back to Kathmandu. As we take off towards the domestic terminal from Tribhuvan International Airport, we bid farewell to the breathtaking Kyanjin Valley with one last exhilarating spin above it. Our flight is scheduled to arrive at the airport in approximately 30 minutes.

Includes

    The package includes

    • transportation via a helicopter that can accommodate up to five passengers 
    • covering service fees
    • taxes 
    • a medicine bag
    • oxygen tanks
    • the cost of the helicopter trip and 
    • the necessary permits are covered

Excludes

    However, the following expenses are not included in the package

    • life and health insurance, 
    • meals, 
    • lodging, 
    • personal expenses, 
    • drinks during the trip, and 
    • down jackets or any other clothing or equipment.

Langtang Helicopter Tour Route

The Langtang Helicopter Tour promises an unforgettable adventure that captures the essence of Nepal's natural beauty. Additionally, the Langtang Helicopter Tour is a brief but breathtaking journey from Kathmandu to the majestic Himalayan mountains of Langtang. With the Langtang Heli trip package, it takes only around 30 minutes to arrive at Kyanjin Gompa from Kathmandu. Despite its short duration, this helicopter tour to Langtang offers an up-close look at charming highland communities, awe-inspiring landscapes, and towering peaks within the Langtang National Park. It is considered one of the most stunning aerial tours of the Himalayas in proximity to Kathmandu

Langtang Helicopter Tour Packages

If you went through everything above, you might have come to know that, the Langtang Helicopter Tour is a fantastic way to experience the beauty and grandeur of the Himalayas in Nepal. However, like any outdoor activity, the weather can play a crucial role in determining the quality of the experience. So, what is the best time of year to take a Langtang Helicopter Tour? Let's explore.

The Langtang region experiences four distinct seasons - spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Each season has its own unique characteristics, and the weather can vary significantly throughout the year. Generally speaking, the best time to take a Langtang Helicopter Tour is during the spring or autumn season.

The period from March to May marks the spring season in Nepal. During this time, the skies are usually clear, and the weather is warm and pleasant. The temperature at lower altitudes is around 20-25 degrees Celsius, while the higher altitudes are still cold. The spring season is also the time when the rhododendron forests are in full bloom, and the entire Langtang region comes alive with colours.

The autumn season spans from September to November in Nepal. This is considered the peak season for tourism in Nepal, and for a good reason. The skies are clear, and the temperature is comfortable during the day, making it an ideal time for outdoor activities like hiking and helicopter tours. The weather is dry, and the humidity is low, which means there is less chance of clouds or rain interfering with your tour. During this time, the entire Langtang region is exceptionally beautiful, with stunning mountain views, crystal clear rivers, and lush green forests.

During the summer months of June to August, the monsoon season in Nepal brings heavy rainfall, and the skies are often cloudy, which can make visibility poor. Landslides are common during this time, and it can be challenging to navigate the mountainous terrain safely. Therefore, it is not recommended to take a Langtang Helicopter Tour during the monsoon season.

The winter season extends from December to February. The temperature during this time can drop below freezing, and snowfall is common in higher altitudes. While the snow-covered mountains and frozen waterfalls are undoubtedly breathtaking, the weather can be harsh and unpredictable. Therefore, it is not the best time for a Langtang Helicopter Tour, as visibility can be poor, and the cold temperatures can be uncomfortable.

In conclusion, the best time to take a Langtang Helicopter Tour is during the spring or autumn season when the weather is mild, and the skies are clear. While weather patterns can be unpredictable, planning your tour during these seasons will give you the best chance of experiencing the beauty of the Langtang region without any interference from poor weather conditions. It's essential to keep in mind that safety is always a top priority, and if weather conditions are not suitable for a helicopter tour, it is best to reschedule for a later time.

FAQ

What time of year is ideal for the Langtang Helicopter Tour?

The Langtang Helicopter Tour can be completed at any time of the year, but the best time to take the tour is in the autumn or spring when the skies are clear and the temperature is comfortable for helicopter flights.  

Is it possible to delay the flight to the Langtang Kyanjin Valley?

The helicopter trips are initially scheduled to avoid any delays or difficulties, but bad weather can cause a flight delay or cancellation. If the flight is cancelled, you will receive a refund in accordance with the refund policy.  

What is the duration of the Langtang Helicopter Tour?

The Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Helicopter Tour lasts approximately one and a half hours, including a 25-minute one-way flight and a 30-minute stopover at Kyanjin Valley.  

What is the highest altitude reached on the Langtang Helicopter Tour?

The maximum altitude reached for landing and takeoff is 3,817 meters at Kyanjin Gompa, but the helicopter ascends well over 4,000 meters on this particular journey.  

Will the helicopter wait if I am late for the airport?

The helicopter will wait for a predetermined period of time. If you are running behind schedule, you must inform the agent that you are on your way as you must arrive at the airport 30 minutes before the scheduled flight time. If you cannot make it to the flight, it will be automatically cancelled as a no-show.  

Is trekking or the Langtang Helicopter Tour better?

It depends on personal preference, as trekking provides a raw and immersive experience, but it may not be possible for everyone. A thrilling helicopter tour can be a great option for those who cannot trek or want a bird's-eye view of the Himalayas and the Kyanjin valley.  

Can older people or children take the Langtang Helicopter Tour?

Yes, children and seniors can participate in the Langtang Helicopter Tour.    

Is it possible to get altitude sickness in the Langtang region?

It is highly unlikely to experience acute mountain sickness at this altitude, but it is still possible. First-aid care will be provided, and you will be transported to a lower altitude or to Kathmandu for further treatment if necessary.  

Is the Langtang Helicopter Tour safe?

Safety is a top priority for all helicopter tours, and flights only take off after a thorough examination of weather and wind conditions. The tour is conducted only when specialists determine it is safe to fly. The pilots have years of experience flying in the mountains.

Are the pilot and crew experienced and dependable?

Yes, the pilot and crew are experienced and dependable with years of expertise, and most pilots are licensed by the Nepali government.

Does the helicopter carry emergency oxygen tanks?

Yes, each helicopter carries an emergency oxygen tank in case of need.  

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