Langtang Helicopter Tour
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|Starts at: Kathmandu||Ends at: Kathmandu|
|Trek Region: Langtang||Transport: Helicopter|
|Duration: 1 hours||Trip Grade: Easy|
|Max Altitude: 3,830 m / 12,565 ft||Accommodation: None|
- Langtang is also known as the Valley of Glaciers.
- Although only 51km from Kathmandu, the mountains are incredible, including Langtang Ri, Langtang, Ganesh Himal and Ganjala Peak.
- Flying over Gosainkunda Lake adds to the beauty of this trip.
- Fly over Langtang National Park, home to Himalayan black bears, Himalayan Tahr, macaque and red pandas.
- Land at Kajian Gompa, a Buddhist monastery.
- See rhododendron and bamboo forests, thundering waterfalls, and the stunning snow-capp
Situated very close to Kathmandu, it still takes a day to reach Langtang Valley by road. Flying in by helicopter is much faster and a fantastic way to see a new location from above.
The area is home to Tamangs and Sherpas and therefore has a Buddhist culture, as you will discover at Kyanjin Gompa monastery. There is time to explore the monastery and meet some of the monks.
Some of the majestic mountains you will see are Langtang Lirung (7,234m /23,733 ft), Langtang Ri (7,205m /23,638 ft), and Dorje Lakpa (6,966m / 22,854 ft), among many more.
Helicopter Tour in Langtang
The helicopter tour leaves Kathmandu in the morning and takes around 30 minutes to reach Langtang Valley. The valley is surrounded by the mountains in the Langtang range, such as Langtang itself, Langtang Ri, Dorje Lakpa, and many more, some of which are over 7,000m /22,965 ft high.
You get fantastic views of these mountains and the landscape from the helicopter. Langtang Valley used to have a thriving town that was destroyed by the 2015 earthquake. It is slowly coming back to life as the locals rebuild.
The flight also stops at Kyanjin Gompa, a Buddhist monastery. Most of the inhabitants of this region are Tamangs and Sherpas who practice Buddhism, and there is plenty of evidence of this, from small gompas (shrines) to fluttering prayer flags. You can also check the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour if you are interested in a helicopter tour in Everest Region.
Cost for Langtang Valley Trek
There are two choices for helicopter tours: reserve the whole helicopter or just a seat on a group flight. The basic costs are given here, but seasonal prices may differ. The group flight price depends on the number of passengers. Please, ask us before making the booking for the group flight.
• It costs USD 1500 to charter the whole flight.
• It costs USD 350 per person on a group flight
Langtang Helicopter Tour Itinerary
5:45 to 6:00 am: Drive to Tribhuvan International Airport Domestic Terminal.
6:00 to 6:30 am: Boarding to the Helicopter
6:30 to 6:50 am: Kathmandu to Kanjin Gompa Flight
6:50 to 7:20 am: Landing at Kanjin Gompa
7:20 to 7:40 am: Kanjin Gompa to Kathmandu Helicopter flight
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- Cost of helicopter tour – either per seat or per helicopter.
- Ground charges for helicopter landing in Kanjin Gompa
- Insurance for Helicopter
- Pick up and drop to hotel
- Airport tax
- National Park Permit at Rs3,000 per person
- Personal insurance
Is Langtang Helicopter Ride safe?
Helicopters undergo regular maintenance and the usual pre-flight checks. Pilots are well qualified to fly in Nepal. Your pilot will give you a safety briefing which will include how to get in and out of the helicopter safely and how to wear your seatbelt etc.
Is the Langtang Helicopter flight suitable for children and old people?
Very young (or small) children are not permitted due to the configuration of the seats. We recommend that children under four years are not included in your trip. If your child is under 6, we recommend you inform us in advance. Older adults are welcome on our helicopter tours. The oldest we know who will fly in 2022 is 84 years of age.
How many people are on this helicopter flight?
The helicopter will accommodate 5 or 6 people depending on the weight. Plus, the pilot.
Can I add another stop to this Langtang Helicopter tour itinerary?
You cannot change the itinerary on a shared helicopter tour.
If you are chartering the whole helicopter, you can customized the itinerary according to your needs. This might change the total charter cost for the Langtang Helicopter tour. Please, ask us if you want to add a stop for the cost of this tour.
When is the best time to go?
A helicopter tour to Langtang can be done throughout the year. We don’t fly the helicopter if the weather is not clear. You will receive a 100% refund minus the credit card fee if there is any cancellation of the flight due to weather. You can also reschedule the flight on any day without any additional cost.
Having said that, the perfect time is March to May (Spring), September to November(Autumn), December to February (Winter)
What happens if the weather is bad and we cannot fly?
If your flight is canceled due to bad weather, it will be rescheduled for another day. Should it not be possible to reschedule due to your timetable or heavy helicopter booking, your money will be refunded.
What happens if I am sick and cannot fly?
If you are unwell, please advise us as far in advance as possible. If you tell us less than 48 hours before, you will receive a full refund minus the credit card fee. You can also reschedule the tour for any other day without additional cost. If you are scheduling the whole helicopter, we will try to reschedule your trip when you are well.
What should I take with me on this helicopter tour?
Wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes. We suggest taking a small bottle of water. Bring any of your usual medicines in case of delays. We are sure you will bring your camera and recording equipment. There is no need to carry much on this flight; less is better.
Can you Guarantee a Window seat?
No, we can’t guarantee a Window seat for this flight.
Can I choose my own time If I charter the helicopter?
Yes, you can, but we recommend early morning because the weather is mostly clear, and there is less chance of getting stuck at Kanjin Gompa.
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