Langtang region is pretty famous for its different trek routes. Such as Langtang valley trek, Helambu Trek, and many more. The treks are usually about 7 to 16 days long according to the place you will be trekking.
These treks take about a week or more time. Many people can’t go on this trek due to their limited time. Thus Nepal Recreation brings you a Langtang Helicopter tour that is a day long. So grab your things to soar through the sky and make awesome memories.
Langtang region is located in the north-central part of Bagmati province. The area is about 51 km on the north side of Kathmandu. It is one of the closest mountains to be near the capital.
The region is quite famous for holding Langtang national park. This park was created in 1976 by the Royals to protect and conserve the Langtang area. It was the first national park to be established in the Himalayas.
The various species of wildlife and vegetation you get to explore are quite exciting.
The majority of people living in this place are from the Tamang Community. The warm welcome and hospitality provided by them are not to be missed. They still depend on timber and wood for the fire.
The park contains lake Gosaikunda which is considered a holy site for the Hindus. It also has another sacred site, the Kyanjin Gompa, which is a beautiful Buddhist Monastery.
This helicopter tour takes you on the flight above the beautiful Langtang national park. You get to view the snow-capped mountains, glaciers, rocky terrains, and many more.
Some mountains you get to sight are Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and many more.
On this Langtang Helicopter tour, you will reach Kyanjin Gompa situated at an elevation of 3800 m.
You will also get a chance to visit a settlement that resides near the Gompa. The colonies are mostly filled with Sherpa and Tamang communities.
On this tour, you can also see the colorful forests filled with rhododendron. And experience the lifestyle of the Tibetan influenced village.
Your Helicopter tour starts from Kathmandu reaching Kyanjin gompa then after some exploration you return back.
Helicopter tours have been quite popular nowadays to visit and explore the beautiful attraction points in a short time period. Langtang Helicopter tour is a pleasing flight experience through the air.
Highlights of this Helicopter tour
- Visit the Kyanjin Gompa
- Aerial flight through Langtang national park
- View the snowy peaks of Mt. Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, etc
- Visit Village near the Gompa
- Unique landscapes, glaciers, etc
- Experience the Tibetan Influenced culture
- Visit the cheese factory
- Reach Langtang region
One day short itinerary for this helicopter tour. You will begin your flight from Kathmandu and make your landing at Kyanjin Gompa. After a short tour, you return back to Kathmandu.
The itinerary is explained briefly below:
Kathmandu to Kyanjin Gompa
You will be taking an early flight so you have to wake up early and reach the Tribhuvan Domestic Airport. From here, you will be boarding your chopper.
After the fueling is complete you will buckle up your seat belt and soar through the sky. The flight distance between Kathmandu and Kyanjin Gompa is around 1 hour.
As you look out your window you will witness the stunning Himalayas such as Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, and many more.
Also, the beautiful valley and lush green forests below is quite breathtaking. Viewing these scenarios you reach your destination.
Explore around Kyanjin Gompa
You will be landing near the Kyanjin Gompa. The helicopter will stay in the ground for about 45 minutes. This time is enough for you to explore the nearby valley.
Kyanjin Gompa is one of the highlights in the Langtang region. This place offers ancient stupas and monasteries that reflect the Tibetan culture. It also has a famous old yak cheese factory.
The majority of people living here are from the Tamang community. Their warm hospitality and foods are not to be missed.
Also, the stunning view of snowy mountain tops and unique landscape will amaze you.
If you are visiting this place during peak seasons then you will see many trekkers here. During their acclimatization day at Kyanjin, they also tend to hike up till Tsego Ri. It is situated at an altitude of 5150 m.
Fly back to Kathmandu from Kyanjin Gompa
After taking beautiful snaps and exploring the valleys it’s time to head back to Kathmandu. You will fly back the same airway, viewing the mountain peaks and valleys.
Landing at the airport you will be picked up from there and dropped off at your hotel.
Nepal recreation hopes you had an awesome helicopter experience above the Langtang region.