Langtang Trek with Helicopter Return - 8 Days

Trip Facts

  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • 3900 meters/12753 feet
  • Small>7
  • Jeep-Helicopter-Car
  • Easy
  • In Person
  • Helicopter trek
  • Hotel/Mountain Guest house
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English+any other upon request

Langtang Valley Helicopter trek is one of the trending trekking in Nepal. Langtang valley trekking is not as famous as Everest base camp trek and Annapurna base camp trek, neither as famous as Annapurna circuit trek but overwhelmingly beautiful.

In the short trekking activity you will walk through the jungle, trek by the river valley, explore verities of flora and fauna. Surprisingly, this short trekking has variation of landscape in wider scale. In Langtang valley Helicopter trek you will walk inside the jungle for 2 days and the next day trek will be on no tree line zone.

Crossing Thangsyap village, jungle trek will turn to bush trek and but the time we get to Langtang village, trekking will be in no tree line zone, eventually. In Langtang valley trek not only the nature and White Mountains are overwhelming, but also the culture and tradition of local Sherpa is amazing. In such a short trekking trip to Nepal you will explore everything.

Why is it special?

Langtnag valley helicopter trek is a special trekking. That is why Langtang valley trek with helicopter return is regarded as the best of all short treks in Nepal. To be precise, following are the main reasons to say this trek package as a special:

  • 3 days of trekking to get very close to the mountains
  • Trek along Sherpa Village (gaun) for cultural & traditional exploration
  • Kyajing ri or Tserg ri for outstanding mountain view mountain
  • Langtang glacier view with thousands of mountains all around, as far as you can see
  • Closer view of Mountains in a short helicopter trekking tour in Nepal, close enough to touch it
  • Along the trail of Langtang valley helicopter trek; trekkers not only see the nature but also get chance to visit religious pillars like Kyanjing Monastery
  • Langtang is the first national park in Nepal to conserve red panda and snow leopard – both of them are endangered animal. Also that, Langtang valley is famous for bird watching trekking trips. This shows the wider prospect of national park trail.

Accommodation during Langtang helicopter trek

Accommodation during Langtang valley helicopter trek will be simple. Do not expect to be accommodated with star luxury rooms and fancy hotels, but the place will be clean and natural as far as possible.

You will be sleeping in the local guest house. Nepalgram uses the best possible accommodation throughout the Langtang valley trekking trip.

If you want private tent accommodation, please feel free to let us know, we will arrange necessary gears for that.

Interestingly, at Kyangjing, where we will spend two nights in Langtang valley helicopter trek; the accommodation will nice. This is the lovely part of 3 days Langtang valley helicopter trekking trip.

Nurture & Wildlife/Bird

From the first day, Langtang valley helicopter trekking tail goes along the river through the forest. Thus the entire trekking trip will be full of nature and exploration, on air or on the ground. Walking along the bamboo forest, no tree line zone, by the glacier, in between the mountains – Nature is overwhelming inside Langtang national park.

As the trail of trekking is inside national park, we will discover much wildlife. Some of the major wildlife conserved by Langtang national park is as follow:

46 mammal species

  • Assamese monkey
  • grey wolf
  • red panda
  • clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa), leopard cat, snow leopard
  • musk deer and Tibetan sheep
  • wolves
  • Snow leopards have been reported in Kyangjin and Ganjala – upper Langtang, upper Yangri and upper Lendi valleys
  • Red panda is frequently sighted in Polangpati, Ghodatabela and the southern flank of Cholangpati, Panch Pokhari, Yangri and Maginigoth areas.
  • Foxes (Vulpes vulpes) can be found in elevations between 3,300 to 5,300m
  • The Himalayan black bear (Selenarctos thibetanus) is frequently sighted in Timure, Thulo Bharku, Melamchi, Briddim, Thulo Syafru, Lokil and Ghodatabela
  • common leopard (Panthera pardus) in Dhunche, Bharku, Syafrubesi, Ramche, Kutumsang and Sermathan
  • Ghoral (Nemorhaedus goral) is frequently seen in Timure, Bridim, Sherpagaon and Bomboo areas.
  • serow (Capricornis summatraensis) in Ghodatabela and lower Langtang Valley.
  • The Himalayan Tahr is predominantly found on the south facing slopes in Langtang valley and Lendi valley.
  • Unlike Sagarmatha National Park, the mountain ungulates like ghoral, Himalayan Tahr and serow are extremely trepid

Birds of Langtang national Park- More than 250 species

  • Himalayan monal (Lophophorus impejanus)
  • satyr tragopan (Tragopan satyra)
  • Ibisbil (Ibidorhyncha struthersii)
  • Wood snipe (Gallinago nemoricola),
  • Globally threatened bird species, is found in Kyangjin.
  • The Snow partridge is frequently seen in the Gosaikunda valley in summer
  • Tibetan snowcock (Tetraogallus tibetanus), Himalayan snowcock (Tetragallus himalayensis)
  • Tibetan partridge (Perdix hodgsoniae), Oriental Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptilorhyncus)
  • Himalayan Griffin (Gyps Himalayansis), Eurasian Griffin (Gyps fulvus) and the Red Headed Vulture (Sarcogyps calvus)
  • Yellow Rumped Honey Guide (Indicator xanthonotus) in Bomboo and Lamahotel
  • Gliding Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus) in Lauribinayak and upper Langtang valley.
  • Wetland dependent birds Bar Headed goose (Ancer indicus), Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea), Common Teal (Anas crecca), Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) and Common Merganser (Mergus merganser).
  • The 12 globally threatened bird species found in Langtang National Park are – the satyr tragopan (Tragopan satyra), yellow-rumped honey guide (Indicator xanthonotus), wood snipe (Gallinago nemoricola) cinereous vulture (Aegypius monachus), red headed vulture (Sarcogyps calvus), pallid harrier (Circus macrourus), greater spotted eagle (Aquila clang), imperial eagle (Aquila beliaca), yellow-breasted bunting (Emberiza aureola), hoary throated brawing (Actinodura nipalensis), Nepal wren babbler (Pnegpphyga emaculata) and ibisbill (Ibidorhyncha struthersii).
  • The park has the highest known density of Nepal wren babbler, a restricted range species (Baral and Inskipp 2005).

Langtang valley helicopter trek must be a best short Nepal helicopter tour package, which includes the best helicopter ride. During the helicopter ride back to Kathmandu you will look down at the scattered villages of Nepal in the uneven terrain of hills and mountains, along with stunning White Mountain ranges, at the beginning go the flight.

Best time to go

altitude profile of rainfall data in Langtang valley helicopter trek
Trekking in Langtang in rainy season is not recommended

Two main, best season of trekking in Langtang offers wider prospect of climate in Nepal, from lush temperate river valleys with screeching languor to spectacular old growth forest and glacial-craved cliffs rimmed by snow-covered peaks. Langtang trail is dry except January-February, this is a snowfall season and trail might be full of snowy trail.

Despite of colder temperature, winter trekking to Langtang national park is beautiful. Regardless of the special situations; autumn is the best time for Langtang valley helicopter return trekking trip.

April is famous for red, pink, and while rhododendrons stretch into towering canopies of fir and oak forests. Warm weather at the same time makes the Yak and nak herds ascend to higher elevation, making occasional camps in the pasturelands, to follow years of tradition.

June to august, skies might be cloudy with probable rains. For your information, during August, a lively festival at Gosaikunda Lake attracts thousands of Hindu & Buddhist pilgrims. Gosaikunda trek is close to Langtang trekking trail. You can check Gosaikunda helicopter trekking tour, if this interests you.

Trekking Itinerary

  • 1st Day – Trek to Sherpa gaun
  • 2nd Day – Sherpa gaun to Thangsyap
  • 3rd Day – Thangsyap village to kyanjing village
  • 4th Day – Excursion or Side trip to Kyanjing ri or Tsergu ri
  • 5th Day – Fly to Kathmandu

Overview of Langtang valley helicopter trek

A short trek for the best experience – Langtang valley helicopter trek can be a best suit for your first time in Nepal. None other than Langtang valley trek can be as beautiful and interesting in short holiday in Nepal.

Among many Himalayan trekking destinations of Nepal; Langtang valley has been standing out to be a suitable for the beginners and for those who are in short amount of time for the best insights of the mountains, culture, traditional and the adventure of the mountains.

Are you looking for high altitude side trips but low altitude trek? Langtang valley trek has this opportunity. Trekkers sleeps 3900 meters at the maximum but still will have options to trek all the way up to 5000 meters as a day side trip. This literally takes you in the middle of the towering mountains, into the beauty of the high altitude.

Best thing about langtang valley trek is you can wait and see how you feel. If you feel good enough to hike higher you always can. If not you can always get the best view of the 360 degree panorama of the mountain from the low altitude trek. This is why Langtang valley trek has been number one choice of the beginner’s trekkers for Nepal.

However, Langtang valley trek with helicopter return has made this trekking adventure the best one. With all those exploration from 700 meters to 5000 meters along the trekking on your foot will rewards with helicopter ride, at the end of the trip. Flight from langtang valley to Kathmandu goes over the langtang range and sees view of the towering peaks from Manaslu and Ganesh himal. Aerial view of the snowcapped mountains; and rest for your legs after days of trekking worth Langtang valley helicopter trek.

Short & beautiful langtang trek provides all major prospects of mountain trekking with both aerial as well as ground view of the mountains.

Highlights of Langtang valley helicopter trek

  • Trekking in the lower altitude of langtang river valley but still has plenty of side trip options all the way to 5000 meters above the sea level
  • 360 degree view of the snow capped mountains in the spiral river valley – stunning
  • Trekking inside Langtang national park – LNP is the first Himalayan national park in Nepal
  • Chance to see snow leopard and red panda, as this national park conserves these animals (specifically)
  • Close view of the mountain glacier & snow capped mountains; including Mt Langtang and its glacier
  • Gradual & flat trail all the way to Last village of Kyanjing and multiple chance to sight Yak/Nak/Baby yak & explore cultural and traditional aspect of local sherpa
  • Scenic flight on helicopter back to kathmandu - Flying above the langtang himalaya range

Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome on Arrival in Nepal

We will receive you at the international airport on your arrival. After meeting you at the airport, we will assist your hotel transfer and check in, till then you will be informed about trip starting on the next day.

Day 2
Drive to Syaprubensi/Langtnag valley trekking start point

6 to 8 hours’ drive from Kathmandu to Syaprubesi will give better insights of life in Nepal. For your traveling experience, your lunch will be in the local places and you will have ample of time to witness things of your interest, during your drive. Drive duration has amazing landscape of river valley, scattered villages, White Mountains and regular life along the road.
On arrival, we will stay in the local guest house with local hospitality.

Day 3
Trek to Sherpa Gaun, 6 hours

Starting trek from the low land by the lake at 800 meters or 2624 feet we will hike uphill to get to Sherpa gaun. Trek starts by the river and ascends slowly uphill and the river valley looks awesome and beautiful with time.
Getting near to Sherpa Gaun the trail is in the best position to see village of the mountain, snowcapped mountains and astonishing beauty of the landscape of Langtang valley. Part of Gosaikunda lake trekking trail can be seen, as well. Sherpa gaun means Sherpa village and it is beautiful with itself.

Day 4
Sherpa village to Thangshyap

7 hours hike from Sherpa gaun to Thangshyap takes us inside the forest. The beautiful forest with stunning Mountain View; Langtang valley trekking trail of the day, has picturesque scenery and the chirping of the birds.
Along the trekking today, we will meet the river we started our trek yesterday. Trekking is inside the dense forest in the mid-day; however, towards the end when we get to Tahngshyap, we will get to no tree line zone.
Thangshyap is beautiful pasture land of Sherpa community. Village has view of snowcapped Mountains. The chance of meeting yaks or naks is more but not certain, as yak shed migrates according to season.

Day 5
Kyanjing village 3900 meter or 12792 feet – last destination of the trek

3 to 5 hours of hiking from to the last destination of Langtang valley helicopter return trekking trip is a best. Walking I the no tree line zone, today will be a walk day in between the mountains.
Once we get to kyangjing, we will be in position to touch the mountains. Snowcapped mountains will be so close from Kyangjing. As the trail of today’s trek is moderately easy trail, you can have your time to explore around the village.
Laying glacier near Ganja la pass is stunning view near the village. If you have energy to walk more than just around hike to the glacier of Langtang lirung, it is huge; mind the trail is not identified and might be tricky with big boulders. Hiking around with your trekking guide is recommended.

Day 6
Excursion – Side trips of your choice and stamina/fitness

Views of the mountains are close from Kyangjing village itself. But if we trek higher to 4700 meter or 5000 meter the view will be even more amazing. From kyangjing at 3900 meters or 12792 feet to; either Tsergu ri at 5000 meter or 16400 feet OR to Kyangjing ri at 15416 feet or 4700 meter will be a long walk but the best walk of all time.
Although, you are flying above these mountains, tomorrow take this hike and conquer yourself. Apart from these two hiking destination there are few other options of excursion day, they are as follows and can be decided with your trekking guide:
• Explore the village, cheese factory & Kyangjing monastery
• Hike to Langtang glacier – a short hike
• Trek towards Langsisha kharka – as long as you wish to go – Langsisha kharka is towards a high pass trekking trail route
• Kyangjing ri hike
• Tserguri trekking
• Trek to the base camp of Yala peak
• Trek to the base camp of Nayakang peak

Day 7
Fly back to Kathmandu by Helicopter

In the morning, we will take helicopter back to Kathmandu. All the memories of ground trekking scenery will be added with air view of those mountains and more. The top view is amazing, you will love it.
On arrival at Kathmandu, we will drop you to your accommodation. Take a massage or go on a tour with us. We have plenty of trekking trip extension program; you may choose one of the best suits for you.

Day 8
Departure

With beautiful & ugly time spend together; time has come to farewell you. We will drop you at the airport for your departure to next destination or home.
Keenly looking forward for another adventure together!!!

Details for cost of Langtang Valley Trek with helicopter return

Cost includes of Langtang Valley Trek with helicopter return

  • Helicopter Air fare from Kyanjing to Kathmandu & airport shuttle
  • All accommodation during trekking in hotel/tea house/local lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking – any food from Menu
  • Private Transportation from Kathmandu to Syaprubensi (trek starting point)
  • All necessary paper works, local entry permit & Langtang national park entrance fee.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder trekking guide including all his expenses; food, drinks, accommodation, transport, insurance & salary
  • Helpful porter with proper equipment and all his expenses & accommodation
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Added Value - (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap - to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat and thermo meter to keep track of your body temperature; with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
  • Card fee for online parable amount

Langtang Valley Trek with helicopter returns Cost Exclude:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $50 USD dollar.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance for emergency, we assist you for the arrangement, if needed
  • International airfare.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks. (except tea in the morning)
  • Gratitude/Tips
  • Anything not stated in Inclusion

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Langtang Valley helicopter trek Info

  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • 3900 meters/12753 feet
  • Small>7
  • Jeep-Helicopter-Car
  • Easy
  • In Person
  • Helicopter trek
  • Hotel/Mountain Guest house
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English+any other upon request

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