Langtang Valley Trek with Heli Return

8 Days Days

starting from $2200

$ 1875



Group Size:

Min 2 person


Car, Jeep & Helicopter


5000 m


Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Trek Overview

The Langtang Valley Trek with heli return is a splendid blend of adventure and comfort. It allows you to explore one of Nepal’s hidden treasures, experience the culture of the Himalayan communities, and enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery. Whether you’re short on time or simply prefer a more luxurious trekking experience, this option is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the Langtang Valley’s splendor. It’s a journey that combines the best of both worlds and leaves you with unforgettable memories of the Himalayas. This scenic helicopter return not only saves time but also grants you unparalleled panoramic views of the Himalayas, making it an unforgettable conclusion to an already remarkable trekking experience.

This trek takes you through lush alpine forests, serene villages, and high-altitude meadows, providing an up-close encounter with the majestic Langtang Himalayan range, including Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and Ganesh Himal. The trek is an ideal choice for nature enthusiasts, as it not only showcases the pristine landscapes of the Himalayas but also introduces you to the unique traditions and lifestyles of the Tamang people who inhabit the region. Trekkers can expect to witness a tapestry of rhododendron forests, glacial rivers, and terraced fields as they make their way to Kyanjin Gompa, the trek’s final destination, situated at an elevation of 3,870 meters.

Trek Highlights:

  1. Helicopter Mountain Flight: A scenic helicopter return flight over the mountains and hills from Kyanjin Gompa to Kathmandu.
  2. Natural Beauty: The Langtang Valley trek is renowned for its breathtaking natural scenery. You’ll traverse through lush rhododendron forests, quaint villages, and along the Langtang Khola River, all with a backdrop of towering Himalayan peaks.
  3. Cultural Immersion: Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with the local Tamang and Sherpa communities. These warm and hospitable people offer a glimpse into their unique way of life and traditions.
  4. Kyanjin Gompa: The trek’s climax is Kyanjin Gompa, a picturesque village situated at 3,870 meters. Here, you’ll be awed by the views of Langtang Lirung and can visit a sacred Buddhist monastery.
  5. Panoramic Views: Enjoy panoramic vistas of the Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, Yala Peak, and other snow-capped mountains.
  6. Wildlife Watching: The Langtang National Park is home to several endangered species, including the red panda and the elusive snow leopard.

Advantages of a Helicopter Return:

  1. Time-Saving: One of the most significant advantages of a helicopter return is the time saved. Instead of retracing your steps on the trek back, a helicopter ride offers a swift and comfortable journey back to Kathmandu. This is especially appealing for trekkers with limited time.
  2. Scenic Flight: The helicopter journey provides an incredible aerial perspective of the Langtang region. You’ll soar above the rugged terrain and towering peaks, capturing unparalleled views for a memorable experience.
  3. Comfort and Luxury: Helicopter returns are a luxurious way to conclude your trek. You can avoid the physical demands of the return journey, ensuring you return to the city refreshed and ready for your next adventure.

When to go on this trip?

The best time to embark on the Langtang Valley trek with a heli return flight is during the spring and autumn seasons in Nepal. Typically, this means planning your trek between the months of March to May and September to November. During these periods, the weather is relatively stable with clear skies and comfortable temperatures, making it ideal for trekking in the Langtang region. The lush rhododendron forests are in full bloom during spring, while autumn offers stunning views with clear mountain vistas. The helicopter return flight is an added bonus, providing a scenic and efficient way to conclude your adventure in the Langtang Valley, ensuring a memorable and convenient experience.


01 DAY

Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

You will be warmly greeted by a representative of our office when you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport. After all airport formalities are done with, you will be transferred to your hotel. Following the completion of the check-in process and the consumption of some refreshments, our senior guide will come to meet you in order to provide a concise introduction to the Langtang Valley Trek with heli return. After that, you can have some dinner, walk around some more to become acquainted with the surrounding areas, and then retire for the night.

02 DAY

Drive from Kathmandu hotel to Syabrubesi (1462m/4795ft)- 7 hours drive

Following an early breakfast, we take a local jeep drive from Kathmandu and begin the seven to eight-hour voyage to Syabru Besi. The trip itself includes many beautiful sights. For the people who live in Syabru Besi, this is a significant village town that also functions as a trading post. The residents of the entire Langtang area travel down to this marketplace to purchase the goods they consider necessary as it is the main business hub linked to the capital Kathmandu. During the drive, we are also afforded the opportunity to view the breathtaking panoramic view of the Himalayas, which includes the Annapurna, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal, as well as the famous peaks of the Langtang region.  We will spend the night at a lodge in Syabru Besi.

03 DAY

Trek to Lama Hotel (2500m/8200ft) - 5 to 6 hours walk

Waking up at Syabrubesi, we have a hearty breakfast and make our way precipitously along a small stream, which we cross via a suspension bridge. We follow the pristine Langtang River for a large portion of the trek today.  Our stroll through the oak, rhododendron, and bamboo forests will be enchanting.  The forests are home to an abundance of wildlife, including red pandas, yellow-throated martens, wild boars, and plenty of langur monkeys. These forests are also home to Himalayan black bears, too. However, you would have to be incredibly lucky to encounter a red panda. We finally reach Lama hotel in the evening where we stay for the night.

04 DAY

Trek to Langtang Village (3307m/10845ft) - 5 -6 hours walk

We leave the Lama Hotel in the wee hours of the morning after breakfast to proceed with our climb higher above the Langtang Khola. The grade of the trail continues to get steeper as it goes on.  The path ends at a log bridge, and if we continue climbing up from there, we will reach the verdant meadows of Ghora Tabela at an altitude of 3,000 meters. We grab lunch here. We are going to pass by a few lodges as well as a police checkpoint. As you continue on, the trail eventually opens up into a broad valley with yak pastures and scattered Tamang villages that have water-driven mills and prayer wheels. After climbing up to an altitude of 3500 meters and navigating across a stream, we finally make it to the Langtang Valley. Langtang village serves as the administrative center for Langtang National Park. It is home to Tibetan-style homes with flat roofs, hotels, and agricultural lands.  Many memorials commemorating the lives lost during the avalanche caused by the 2015 Nepal Earthquake are found here.

05 DAY

Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3798m/12495ft) - 3 hours walk

Today is a short 3 hours easy trek to Kyanjin Gompa. After waking up, we will travel along a gentle path on the side of a hill, passing a large mani on our way to a well-known Chorten and then through a small village with stone-built homes. As we move down into a lower level of the riverbed, the valley changes its shape to become U-shaped. The distance we cover on foot today is relatively low, giving us more time to adjust to the altitude and investigate our surroundings. This region is well-known for its cheese and curd, and a cheese factory can be found right in the middle of it all. Straight after making it across the suspension bridge, the trail will provide you with a breathtaking view of the glacier known as Langtang Lirung. Many mountaineers who are just starting out use this glacier as a training ground before they tackle more difficult peaks. At Kyanjin Gompa, after having lunch, we go to a local bakery and then to a factory where real Yak Cheese is being made fresh. There is clear evidence of Tibetan culture and ancestry in this part of the world.

06 DAY

Kyanjin Gompa Exploration Day. Climb to the Tserko RI (5050m/16564ft) or Kyanjin Ri Duration: 4 to 7 hours walk

A day of rest and acclimatization to the new environment is included in today’s itinerary. This is fantastic for the health of our bodies. We have the option of ascending Tserko Ri, which is situated at an altitude of 5,000 meters and offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains that are wonderfully spread out right next to us. As we make our way toward Tserko Ri, we stop to enjoy a lunch that we brought with us and then check out the location where Guru Rinpoche left his footprint. After fording a river, we continue our ascent up a steep trail while taking in the breathtaking views of the mountains surrounding us, including Langtang Peak, Ganjala Peak, Ganchenpo Peak, Nayakhang Peak, and Langtang Valley. When we get to the peak, we will have the best possible view in all directions of the Himalayas, including Sisapangba, which is located in Tibet, as well as Langsisa and Dorje Lakpa, which are located in Nepal.

07 DAY

Helicopter flight to Kathmandu from Kyanjin Gompa

On the 7th day of our incredible adventure in the Langtang Valley, we will bid farewell to the picturesque Kyanjin Gumba and embark on an exhilarating helicopter return flight to Kathmandu. As we soar above the rugged terrain of the Himalayas, our hearts will be filled with awe at the majestic snow-capped peaks and deep valleys below. The helicopter journey will provide us with a unique perspective of the region’s stunning natural beauty. With memories of our time in Kyanjin Gumba and the surrounding wilderness etched in our minds, we will head back to the bustling city of Kathmandu, cherishing the experiences and breathtaking landscapes we encountered on this unforgettable journey.

08 DAY

Departure from Nepal

Following breakfast on our final day in Kathmandu, our vehicle and escorts will be waiting to drive you to the international airport three hours before your flight back home is scheduled to depart. While we pray for your trip back home to be without incident, we will think back on the wonderful times we shared together. Bon Voyage! We look forward to hosting you at Glorious Himalaya once more in the near future.

Price Includes

  • All airport pick-ups and drop-offs are by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights of 3-star standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast.
  • 5 nights of private local lodges accommodations while on the trek.
  • All the required surface transportations are as per the itinerary.
  • Private Helicopter Ride from Kyanging Gompa to Kathmandu
  • An experienced and government-certified local guide for the trek.
  • Supporting porters to carry your luggage during the trek. (1 porter between 2 customers)
  • Full board meals while on the trek. (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • All essential trekking permits and official paperwork for the trek.
  • First aid medical kit for the trek.
  • Water protection duffel bag and sleeping bag to use for the trek.
  • Trip achievement certificate after the successful trip completion.
  • Nepalese cuisine farewell dinner at a typical local restaurant with a cultural dance show in Kathmandu.
  • Pre-meeting in Kathmandu before the trek.

Price Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal entry visa.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu hotel except for farewell dinner.
  • Your personal expenses such as cold drinks, mineral bottled water, hot shower, charging, use of WIFI while on the trek.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Tips to the trekking crews (guide and porters).

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