Langtang Heli trek is suitable for those travellers who wanted to avoid the long drive on the rough road and more hours walking in rocky trails of Langtang valley. The helicopter flies right into the scenic part of the valley from where the walking is easier. In a just few days from Kathmandu, one can enjoy the Himalayan view from Kyanjin Gompa, climb Kyanjin Ri (4,773 m / 15,655 ft) or Cherko Ri (almost 5,000 m). With a couple of extra days, avid trekkers can also climb the Yala peak 5520 m.
Langtang valley is the closest trekking route from Kathmandu. The region is less travelled and sustains authentic Tibetan Buddhist Sherpa culture just next to the Tibetan border. However, the drive to the trailhead is tedious and the first few days of walking is tiring with ups and downs on the rugged trail. On our way trekking to Kyanjin, yak pastures and quaint villages can be encountered en- route. Kyanjin Gompa and government-operated cheese factory makes it an insightful sightseeing tour.
In the upper part of the Langtang valley, there are snows Ridges spanning angry torrents, high passes enveloped in mist tiny lakes of crystalline brightness and glaciated mountain giants. Mighty Langtang Lirung (7246m) dominates the valley to the north; Gang Chhenpo (6388m) and the trekking peak of Naya Kangri (5846m) lie in the south, and Dorje Lakpa (6966m) protects the east of the valley. Langtang valley expedition area is inhabited by Tamang whose religious practices, language, and the unique dress is worth enjoying. According to a legend, a lama following a runaway yak discovered the valley, hence the name -Lang (Tibetan name for YAK), Tang (more currently “Dhang” means to follow) was given. A variety of sights including Buddhist monasteries, a cheese factory, and yaks make this trek an exciting one. There are good opportunities for moderate climbing excursions here allowing some extra days for exploration of the extensive glacier system in beautiful Langtang valley.
Langtang Heli trek offers an opportunity to explore villages, to climb small peaks and to visit glaciers and sacred lakes at a comfortably low elevation. We will take a helicopter flight from Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu and lands at Ghore Tabla and start our journey from here.
Day 01: - Arrive Kathmandu, Nepal
We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Where you will have your time to settle in and freshen up after your long flight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have the same discussion in the next day morning after your breakfast.
Day 02: - Fly in a Helicopter to Ghoratabala and walk to Langtang
Drive to the airport and take a Helicopter ride to the Langtang valley north of Kathmandu. The scenic flight takes about half an hour to land at Ghoratabala at 2,950 m. At this altitude, we are in alpine meadow surrounded by snow peaks. Walk 3 hrs to Langtang village at 3,330 m. Overnight in teahouse
Day 03: - Trek to Kyanjin Gumpa (3730m)
Walk through the beautiful grassland following the Langtang River upstream to Kyanjin Gumpa. The valley opens wide and more of the snow peaks become visible including the Langtang Lirung (7,204 m). Overnight in comfortable teahouse.
Day 04: - Helicopter flight back to Kathmandu
Take a Helicopter flight back to Kathmandu and check in Hotel. Can go for walking tour to Kathmandu durbaquare and local market of Ason and Indrachok
Day 05: - Drive to the airport for final departure
Today is free or last minute you have few hour special shopping for your relatives. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey.
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