Duration: 6 nights 7 days (Kathmandu tour & Langtang Helicopter trek)
Season: September to May
Means of Transportation: Helicopter flight & private car
Activities: Kathmandu cultural tour with stay in scenic resort in the green outskirt of valley.
An acclimatization walk from Nagarkot to Changunarayan before we do real trek in Langtang valley.
Helicopter flight to the Himalayan valley of Langtang, the hardcore Himalayan experience with short trek in the beautiful alpine valley wedged between snow peaks. Langtang valley is close to Tibet and people living in the region are Sherpas and Tamangs.
This is best easy trek in alpine valley of Himalaya within short time. If you are regular trekker, you can also reach to 4,993 m Cherko Ri.
Note: Could be custom make to meet your interests.
Langtang Helicopter Trek Itinerary
DAY 1: Arrive Kathmandu, Nepal
Our represent will meet you outside the Kathmandu airport. Drive 35 km / ½ hrs to Dhulikhel. Dhulikhel is a hill station at 1,500 m in the eastern rim of Kathmandu valley. Stroll through the charming village to the sunset view point and back to the Hotel.
DAY 2: Acclimatization walk and Bhaktapur tour
Sunrise view over the eastern Himalayas from Dhulikhel is breathtaking. After breakfast, drive 2 hrs to Nagarkot hill station at 2,000 m and walk for about 5 hrs to Changunarayan. Changunarayan is the oldest existing Pagoda style Hindu temple dating back to 3rd century. The premises has beautiful stone sculptures from around 7th century. Drive back to Dhulikhel. Visit Bhaktapur on the way. Bhaktapur is known as living museum for it still retains age old Newari lifestyle intertwined with medieval architectures. Both Changunarayan and Bhaktapur are recognized as UNESCO as cultural heritage sites.
DAY 3: 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 4: 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 5: Explore the Langtang valley. Cherko Ri (4,993 m) is option.
There are several side trips and climbs in the valley. Climb to the Kyanjin Ri (4,650 m) takes about 3 hrs. Walk to the end of the glaciated Langtang valley to Langshisha Karka with pack lunch. If you still feel fit, climb Cherko Ri (4,993 m) for the 360° view of Snow peaks.
DAY 6: Helicopter flight back to Kathmandu
Take a Helicopter flight back to Kathmandu and check in Hotel. Later visit Kathmandu Durbar square and Boudhanath.
DAY 7: Drive to the airport for final departure.
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