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Langtang Helicopter Tour

Langtang Helicopter Tour

Trip at a Glance

  • Country

    Country: Nepal

  • Trip grade

    Trip grade: Easy

  • Destination

    Destination: Langtang region

  • Activities

    Activities: Helicopter Sightseeing

  • Transportation

    Transportation: Private vehicle/Helicopter

  • Maximum altitude

    Maximum altitude: Kyanjin Gompa (3870m)

  • Group size

    Group size: 1 pax min

  • Trip Start / End

    Trip Start / End: Kathmandu - Kathmandu

  • Best Season

    Best Season: Feb-Jun, Sep-Nov

Langtang Helicopter Tour offers a unique and breathtaking experience, allowing visitors to explore the stunning Langtang region of Nepal from the comfort of a helicopter. With its unmatched beauty and serene landscapes, Langtang has become a popular destination for adventure-seekers and nature enthusiasts alike.

Embarking on this tour, you will be whisked away on a thrilling helicopter ride, providing you with panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas. As you ascend above the clouds, you will witness the snow-capped peaks in all their glory, including Langtang Lirung (7,234m), Dorje Lakpa (6,990m), and Ganesh Himal (7,422m). The beauty of these towering mountains is truly awe-inspiring and is a sight to behold.

Once you reach the Langtang Valley, you will be captivated by the rugged terrains and lush green vegetation that surround you. The valley is not only home to breathtaking landscapes but also to a diverse range of flora and fauna, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers. You may even get a chance to catch a glimpse of rare species such as the Red Panda, Himalayan Tahr, and Langur monkeys.

During the helicopter tour, you will also have the opportunity to pay a visit to the charming villages of Kyanjin Gompa, where you can immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of the local people. You will have the chance to learn about their unique culture and traditions, gaining a deeper appreciation for the rich heritage of the region.

Langtang Helicopter Tour is not only a visual feast but also a spiritual journey. You will have the chance to visit ancient monasteries and spiritual retreats, where you can reconnect with your inner self and find solace amidst the serene surroundings.

Safety is our top priority, and our experienced pilots will ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience throughout the tour. Whether you are an adventure enthusiast, nature lover, or simply seeking a memorable experience, the Langtang Helicopter Tour is an opportunity of a lifetime.

Langtang Helicopter Tour Highlights:

  • Observer spectacular Himalayan range of Lantang
  • Visit Kyanjin Gompa (3870m)
  • Explore Lantang National Park
  • Witness view of peaks like Mt. Langtang, Mt. Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Lakpa Dorje, Yala peak, Naya Kanga, Gaurishanker etc.


Langtang Helicopter Tour

06:00 AM – Pick-up from hotel
Pick-up from your hotel in Kathmandu then drive to the domestic section of Tribhuvan International Airport.

06:30 AM – Check-in at airport in Kathmandu
After completing formalities and paperwork, and also checking the weather, we shall then fly to Langtang region.

07:00 AM – Fly to the Langtang Region
The helicopter slowly leaves the Kathmandu Valley and you will witness the aerial view of the city flying along small towns nearby Kathmandu City. As the helicopter reaches Langtang Valley many peaks come into view across horizon located at the Nepalese and Tibetan borders which include Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Paldor Peak, Jugal Himal, Singri Himal, Shisapangma etc.

07:30 AM – Land at Kyanjin Gompa and explore around for 30 minutes
Land at the beautiful village of Kyanjin Gompa which is an age-old Tamang community village which is named after the monastery Kyanjin Gompa or Monastery. The village is inside Langtang National Park which is surrounded by snow-capped peaks and glaciers. There is also a cheese factory at Kyanjin established by Swiss geologist Toni Hagen more than seven decades ago – the oldest and the first Yak Cheese Factory in Nepal. Now is the time for some great pictures and explore around the village.

08:00 AM – Fly back to Kathmandu Airport
Kyanjin Gompa is located at high elevation so there can be risk of high altitude so helicopter will stay there for about 20-30 minutes. After some refreshments at local café, we will fly back to Kathmandu.

08:30 AM – Drop at your hotel
Upon arrival in Kathmandu our airport representatives will drop you back to your hotel.

(Note: Time is subject to change as per the season)

What is included?

  • Airport pick up/drop by a private vehicle.
  • Langtang Heli-tour as per the itinerary
  • Domestic airport departure tax.
  • Langtang National Park entrance fees
  • All government and local taxes. 

What is not included?

  • Personal expenses, meals, drinks etc.
  • Tips or gratuities.


1. What is the Langtang Helicopter Tour?
Langtang Helicopter Tour is a scenic and thrilling helicopter flight that takes you on an aerial journey through the Langtang region of Nepal. It offers a unique opportunity to witness the majestic Himalayan peaks, stunning landscapes, and remote villages in a relatively short amount of time.

2. What is the duration of the Langtang Helicopter Tour?
The duration of the Langtang Helicopter Tour is 3 hours, including the flight time, short stops for sightseeing, and refuelling.

3. What are the major highlights of the Langtang Helicopter Tour?
The major highlights of the Langtang Helicopter Tour include flying over the Langtang Valley, Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Ganesh Himal (7,422m), and other peaks, witnessing the Langtang Glacier and serene glacial lakes and experiencing the remote Tamang villages with their unique culture and traditions.

4. Is the Langtang Helicopter Tour safe?
Yes, the Langtang Helicopter Tour is considered safe when conducted by experienced pilots and reputable tour operators. Nepal’s aviation industry adheres to strict safety regulations, and helicopters used for tours are well-maintained and regularly inspected.

5. What is the best time to do the Langtang Helicopter Tour?
The best time to do the Langtang Helicopter Tour is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and better visibility for enjoying the mountain views.

6. Do I need to be physically fit for the helicopter tour?
No, the helicopter tour to Langtang does not require trekking or extensive physical exertion. It is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels, making it an excellent option for those who cannot undertake long treks.

7. Can I take photographs during the helicopter tour?
Yes, you are allowed to take photographs and capture the mesmerizing views during the Langtang Helicopter Tour. The helicopter will have large windows, providing ample opportunities for photography.


Langtang Helicopter Tour offers a stunning aerial perspective of the Langtang Valley and its beautiful landscapes. Since this tour typically involves a shorter visit compared to trekking, your packing list can be relatively minimal. Here's a packing list for a Langtang Helicopter Tour:


Layered clothing for temperature variations (consider the time of year)
Moisture-wicking and breathable base layers
Insulating layers like fleece or down jacket
Waterproof and windproof jacket
Warm hat and gloves
Sunglasses with UV protection
Sun hat or cap

Personal Items:
Cash and credit cards
Camera, Mobile phone
Sunglasses with UV protection
Travel insurance documents

Helicopter Tour Specific Items:
Confirm the weight limit for your helicopter tour. Pack as lightly as possible to avoid excess weight fees.
Ensure your camera and phone are charged and have sufficient memory for photos and videos.
​Earplugs and noise-canceling headphones for in-flight comfort.

​Altitude Sickness Prevention:
Altitude sickness is less likely to be an issue on a helicopter tour, but it's good to stay hydrated and rest if you experience any discomfort.

It's important to check the weather forecast for the time of your tour and pack accordingly. Dressing in layers is crucial, as temperatures can vary significantly between lowland regions and high altitudes. Additionally, double-check with your tour operator for any specific recommendations or requirements for the helicopter tour.

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