Langtang Valley Trek with Helicopter Return


  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Destination: Langtang Region
  • Starts/Ends: Syabrubesi/Kyanjin Ri
  • Best Time: Spring & Autumn
  • Travel Style: Trek & Helicopter Flight
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,860 m


  • Explore the Langtang National park and its magnificence
  • Follow a less crowded trail abundant in flora & fauna
  • Learn about Sherpas and Tamangs
  • Walk through lush forests of rhododendron and cross many suspension bridges
  • Visit ancient monasteries and stupas along the way
  • Hike to Kyanjin Ri to witness gorgeous sunrise and stunning mountain view
  • Enjoy the breathtaking aerial panorama of stunning Langtang region

"Join one of the best trekking packages of the Langtang region, Langtang valley trek with helicopter return, and get to witness heavenly mountain landscapes. Follow a less crowded trail and immerse into the tranquility of the Himalayas on this trek."

Langtang valley trek is a wonderful introduction to Nepal's Himalayas and its sensational beauty. It is a perfect trek for beginners, and combining the helicopter return makes the venture furthermore easy & exciting. Our Langtang valley trek with helicopter return itinerary lasts for 7 days. The trek is short, and the trail has a gentle pace, so you can do Langtang trek helicopter return with your family too. 

Langtang region is one of the closest trekking areas to Kathmandu. The trail winds through the Langtang National Park and presents abundant flora & fauna to the trekkers. Despite the Langtang region's proximity to Kathmandu, the trail is not that crowded. Therefore, you get to enjoy tranquil trekking and keep all the mountain views to yourself. 

*FYP: Langtang valley is widely known as the Valley of Glaciers.

Locals & their culture

To be precise, the Langtang region is located north of Kathmandu and borders Tibet. The region has ancient trade routes to Tibet. Tamangs and Sherpas are the main inhabitants of the Langtang region. Tamangs are known as the descendants of Tibetans. If you know about Tibetan culture and traditions, you'll find a lot of similarities. The locals mostly follow Tibetan Buddhism. 

The trekking route has many monasteries and stupas. You'll come across chortens, prayer wheels, mani walls, and prayer flags throughout the trail. Kyanjin Gompa is one of the most significant monasteries in the Langtang region. You can see artifacts, manuscripts, sculptures, art, etc inside the monastery.  

The locals are very friendly, and their humble hospitality will win your heart. You are more likely to spend nights in their home (guesthouse). This gives the opportunity to have a close look over their lifestyle and practices. You'll learn a lot about the mountain lifestyle and also experience the essence of divinity in the trek. 

Mountains & landscapes

The Langtang trek with helicopter return is all about beautiful landscapes and mountain views. Immerse yourself and unwind while enjoying breathtaking mountain views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lhakpa, Sisapangma, Kang Guru, Yala Peak, Kimshung (6,781 m), Langshisha Ri (6,370 m), etc. The views of green valleys, terraced fields, and green pastures are phenomenal. 

The trek presents diverse sceneries. Likewise, during the helicopter flight, you get to witness striking aerial panoramas of glaciers and mountains. Not many travelers have gotten the chance to see the aerial view of the Langtang region. So, this experience will remain very close to your heart. 

Langtang helicopter trek itinerary summary

The Langtang helicopter trek route begins through tropical forests and leads all the way up to glaciers & frozen streams. The trail passes through forests of rhododendron, pine, fir, oak, bamboo, etc. You can see many species of flowers and other vegetation. As Langtang National park is home to hundreds of wildlife and birds, you may get to see some of them, like the red panda, Himalayan tahr, snow leopard, Himalayan monals, etc. 

The trek begins with a long drive to Syabrubesi. From here, you begint trekking, following the banks of the Bhote Koshi River and Langtang Khola. The trail passes through small villages like Bamboo (1,960 m) and Ramche (2,400 m) before ascending towards Lama Hotel. The trail then follows the Langtang river and passes by Ghoda Tabela (3,000 m). You trek through meadows and reach Langtang village.

Leaving Langtang village, you follow an uphill route to Mundu (3,543 m). The trail gradually progresses through small settlement areas and ascends steeply to Kyanjin Gompa. The following day, you hike to Kyanjin Ri and take a helicopter flight back to Kathmandu.

Langtang trek difficulty

Langtang valley trek with helicopter return is an easy venture in the Himalayas. The terrain is gentle enough to trek with family and is recommended for old-age people/kids. It is a quick trek with no trekking back to the starting point of the trail. The helicopter flight at the end of the trek lets you skip the long seven hours drive back to Kathmandu.

The trekking route of the Langtang region has a commendable rise in elevation. The chances of altitude sickness are quite low because your body gets ample time to acclimatize. Most of the trail passes through lush forests, and there are some steep sections, which keep the adventurous essence of the journey. 


To book a Langtang valley trek with helicopter return 2022/2023 departure, contact us now. Booking a trek with us is simple and does not involve any complicated process. We only need your general information, valid passport details, and advance payment to send you a trip confirmation mail. 

You can call us at 9851060902 (Whatsapp/Viber) for immediate support. Our email address is [email protected]

Similar packages

You can also check out our other treks with helicopter return for more options. If you are confused between the itineraries, we recommend you talk with our travel consultant and get to know which package suits your needs best. 

Everest base camp helicopter trek, ABC trek with helicopter return, and Everest view trek with heli return. Moreover, you can tailor-make any trek with us and combine helicopter returns.


We pick you up from the international airport on your arrival day. Your hotel is in Thamel. It takes half an hour to drive (in traffic) from the airport to your hotel. Our team will help you with the luggage. We use a private vehicle from the airport to the hotel drop. On a remaining day, we prepare for the trek and later enjoy a welcome dinner in the late evening. 

  • Hotel
  • Farewel dinner

This day is leisure. If you want, we can arrange a guided sightseeing tour of historical monuments in the morning. We spend most of the afternoon and evening meeting with the guide and doing final packing. End the day strolling on the vibrant streets of Thamel.

  • hotel
  • Breakfast only

The trek starts at Syabrubesi. From Kathmandu, it's a long seven hours drive to this place. The driving route follows the highway and presents scenic views. From Dhunche onwards, you can see fantastic views of Ganesh Himal and green hills until you reach Syabrubesi.

  • Guesthouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 2,380 m
  • 7 hours

The trail from Syabrubesi goes along the banks of the Bhote Koshi River and Langtang Khola. You'll cross a suspension bridge and trek through a landslide-prone area to Bamboo (1,960 m). The trail then takes you to Ramche (2,400 m) and passes by lush forests to Lama Hotel. If you are lucky, you may get to see a glimpse of wildlife like red panda and rhesus monkey in this part of the trail. 

  • Guesthouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 2,500 m
  • 5 hours

Following the Langtang river, you begin trekking, enjoying the tranquil surrounding and chirping of birds. The trail presents stunning views of Langtang Lirung and other mountains. You reach Ghoda Tabela at 3,000 meters and continue walking past meadows. On the way, you pass by a few small settlement areas and chortens to Langtang village. 

  • Guesthouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 3,430 m
  • 6 hours

The trail from Langtang village ascends to Mundu (3,543 m). From here, you trek and reach Sindum. Further, the trail goes to Yamphu and crosses a few suspension bridges over the Laja Khola river. You walk along the river bank and ascend steeply to Kyanjin Gompa. Kyanjin Gompa offers breathtaking mountain views and glaciers. 

  • Guesthouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 3,860 m
  • 5 hours

Today is your last day of the trek. You hike to Kyanjin Ri early in the morning to witness gorgeous sunrise and jaw-dropping mountain views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lhakpa, Sishapangma, Yala Peak, Kang Guru, etc. From here, you hop on the helicopter and fly over the Langtang region before descending to Kathmandu. In the late evening, we have farewell dinner. You have the rest of the day leisure. 

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast & farewell dinner
  • 4,773 m
  • 3-4 hours

If you are not satisfied with this itinerary, you can custom-create it with us. You can choose the departure date and time as per your wish. 

Essential Info

A normal day during the Langtang valley trekking: day-to-day itinerary

Your normal day looks something like this during the Langtang valley trekking. You wake early in the morning and have a delicious breakfast, enjoying superb mountain views. After breakfast, get ready to leave the village, following the footsteps of your guide towards another village. The trail ascends and descends through lush forests, crossing suspension bridges & streams. 

You'll take a break for lunch after 3-4 hours of trekking and continue trekking towards the final destination of the day. While passing through small villages, witness natives doing their chores. Along the way, you may come across mules and yaks too. 

Altitude sickness

Langtang valley trek with helicopter return is a high-altitude venture. You'll be going above 5,000 meters and spend multiple days above 2,500 meters. Traveling at this elevation brings risks of altitude sickness with it. If you take precautions, then you can easily avoid it. 

For your information, trekkers rarely get altitude sickness following our itinerary. If by chance they suffer from altitude sickness, 99% of the time, it gets controlled with first aid. 

Some of the precautions you can take to avoid altitude sickness during the Langtang Valley trek are mentioned below:

  • Keep yourself hydrated. Drink plenty of water and other liquid.
  • Carry prescribed medicine to subside symptoms of altitude sickness during the trek. Some early symptoms are loss of breathing, headache, loss of appetite, insomnia, etc.
  • Do not drink alcohol or smoke. It'll dehydrate your body and increase the risk of altitude sickness. 
  • Do not ascend more than 500 meters a day. Trek high, sleep low. 

Langtang trek preparation

For the Langtang valley trek and helicopter return venture, you do not have to do any specific preparations. Combining the helicopter flight from Kyanjin Gompa makes the trek easier and omits the downhill walk. We recommend you go on frequent walks and hikes if possible. You can also do activities like swimming, cycling, and jogging to increase your stamina. 

Make sure to pack all the essentials. You can buy or rent most of the trekking gear in Thamel, so no need to carry heavy ones from your country. Do visit your doctor once and share about the venture. He'll let you know all the changes your body may see because of the high altitude. 

Best Time for this Trek

The best time to trek in the Langtang region is from March to April. It is spring season, and the trails are thriving with exotic flowers & vegetation. The mountain tops are covered with fresh snow, and you can feel the warmth in the air. The trail slowly begins to revive, and the views are phenomenal. The temperature reaches a low of -3°C at night/morning and 20°C in the daytime. 

The second best time to trek to Kyanjin Gompa is autumn (October to November). This season also has stable weather and a moderate climate like spring. What makes trekking in autumn a lifetime experience is the biggest Nepali festivals that you may get to see if you are on time. Autumn is the festive season, and the climate begins to cool down. The trails are bustling with travelers from around the world, and the vibe is immaculate. The temperature ranges from -7°C at night/morning to 18°C. 

Food & Accommodation

Different varieties of dishes are available along the trail. The best trekking meal is dal bhat with side dishes. It is a staple Nepali meal, tastes delicious, and is very affordable. You'll get it in every teahouse/guesthouse. Other dishes like momo, pasta, noodles, chapati, curries, pancakes, porridge, eggs, toast, soup, etc are also widely available. You can also see Tibetan dishes like thukpa, thenduk, Tibetan bread, special tea, etc. 

There are many teahouses and guesthouses available on the Langtang trail. We book all the accommodations in advance, so you do not have to worry about getting a room. The rooms are small and clean. You'll get to have a goodnight's sleep after a long trekking day every night. In some places, you may have to share the washroom. Rooms are twin-supplement. Single rooms are only booked on prior request. 

Other general information

  • Charging: To charge your device, you have to pay a few extra bucks. Every guest house has a separate space for charging. You can charge your device there. Carry extra batteries with you.
  • Internet: Wifi is available in some places. You need to pay to use the service. We recommend getting a Nepali sim and using cellular data to get a good internet connection. 
  • ATM: There is no ATM available on Langtang valley trail, and by now, you must have guessed you need some money on you to buy a few services. Only Nepali cash is accepted by the service provider along the trekking route, so withdraw enough in Kathmandu.
  • Luggage: The duffel bag weight limit is 10 kgs for each trekker. Pack all the heavy luggage for trekking in the duffel bag provided by the company. You can carry a daypack with the essentials. 
  • Tipping: It's culture to tip guides at the end of the trek/tour. Tips are not included in our package cost. If you are trekking in a group, then you can tip our crew combined. 
  • Crew: During the trek, we make sure you trek with the best native guide and porter who are professional, know the region inside/out, and are friendly. You can trust our crew with all your heart and rely on them during the trek. They'' take care of you in the Himalayas and give you first-aid if any medical emergency occurs.

Tour FAQs

  • Q1. What are the permits required for the Langtang helicopter trek?

    For the Langtang valley trek with helicopter return, you need to get the Langtang National Park entry permit and Trekker’s Information Management System Card (TIMS). Our package cost covers the cost of both permits.

  • Our guide and flight crew members are trained to handle emergency situations calmly. They are well trained in giving first aid and know how to carry evacuation if needed. You can trek freely with our team. We'll make sure to provide you with a smooth journey, and on the off chance, if any medical emergency occurs, the team will make decisions in your best interest.

  • The washroom is usually shared between the trekkers. Private washrooms are not generally available. The washroom has 24/7 running water, and you can get hot water to shower by paying a few extra bucks. 

  • Yes, the Langtang valley trek with helicopter return is safe for solo trekkers. Check out our group joining and private trekking options for more information. 

  • Yes, you can rent most of the trekking gears in Thamel. You'll need basic trekking gear and clothes for this trek.

  • Langtang region trek is on easy to moderate level. If you take all the factors like terrain, long walking hours, high altitude, and limited facilities, the trek falls under a moderate level. Unlike other famous trekking routes in the Himalayas, the Langtang valley trek is more doable. 

  • Our group sizes range from 2 to 12 people. If you are traveling in a bigger group than this, you still can trek with us. We provide an assistant guide if the group has more than 8 people. Likewise, in one helicopter, 5 people can travel, so we use additional helicopters as per the group size and divide the cost according to that. 

  • There is no ATM on Langtang valley trail, and the locals do not accept credit cards for payment. So, you have to withdraw cash in Kathmandu.

  • Yes, we offer guaranteed group departures. We do not postpone or cancel our trip unless the situation is not in our control. If in the rare chance we have to cancel the trip, we'll inform you and offer you the best possible date. 

  • Yes, kids/elderly can join our Langtang valley trek with helicopter return. 

  • Yes, the helicopters are always equipped with oxygen cylinders for emergencies. 

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