The Government of Nepal has announced an issue for the flight operation to Lukla. Most of the flights to Lukla will commence from Ramechhap until further notice to avoid the heavy traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport. The airport in Ramechhap is located 130km from Kathmandu (approximately 3-4 hours drive).
It is better to experience oneself than hear from millions of others. Why our titles “make your truly self-experience in Langtang valley trek in the helicopter”? The Langtang valley trek is a trek with a real heart. It has been a long time favorite trek among many other travelers who has done it and experience the real value with the interesting and impressive snow-clad peaks on the background of gigantic mountains, delightful beauty collection rich flora& fauna, eye-catching glimpses of waterfalls falling from the top of the hill, blistering rivers with hard waves and showering sounds, adorable culture, tradition, a religion of the highly valued Tamang community with their solid passion and respect for their culture and religion as well as the never-dying behavior and many more, so come and visit Langtang Valley to achieve truly self-experience.
In this Make your truly self-experience in Langtang valley trek in the helicopter is a pleasurable trip in Nepal that starts with a city tour of the historical and cultural monuments in Kathmandu – the temples, shrines, gompas, stupas, and monuments. The following day, Drive with the private jeep to Syabrubesi, Following our route map, we start trekking from the lower region of the Langtang Valley through small villages, farmlands and green forests to Kyangjin Gompa. After an (optional) day hike up to the top of Kyangjin Ri (peak), where the 360-degree views of the Himalayan mountains are actually impressive and get a helicopter ride out from Kyangjin Gompa and our 9 days drive in fly out amazing trek in Nepal comes to wrapping up with a helicopter flight to Kathmandu, where it had started.
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Our trip to Nepal begins today. An official of Mountain Hike will be looking for us at the airport. Our staff will then drop us off at our hotel where we can take a rest. In the evening, we can enjoy a welcome dinner, while having dinner; we can enjoy Nepalese cuisine that will introduce us to the country’s food culture.
Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing guided tour and trek preparation
Our Kathmandu City Tour gives a near glimpse of Nepal. It now not most effectively showcases the rich way of life of the Nepalese people however also takes you returned in time through its architectural marvels. The excursion takes you to 4 locations: Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhnath and Syambhunath temples that preserve each non-secular and cultural importance to the Nepalese people.
After breakfast, we commence our visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites beginning within the Kathmandu District. This tour encompasses Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhnath and Syambhunath temple
In the evening we will prepare the checklist of trekking for Langtang valley trek.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi, 8 hrs road trip
After breakfast at the hotel, we drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi which is 7/8 hours and also the starting point of the trek, heading north on the windy road running at the bank of Trisuli river. Going with private vehicles is safe and highly recommended. You can observe the Chilime hydropower plant on Syabrubesi designed on the run-of-the-river model. On a clear day, we get to enjoy outstanding views of Manaslu, Annapurna, and Ganesh Himal. Overnight in Syabrubesi
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel, walk 6 hrs
This is the very first day of your trek. You must trek the rural areas of the Langtang valley on this day. As this is your first day, essence, landscapes, traditions and culture, biodiversity and the sound of the forest will fascinate you.
Your trip will be through the suspension bridge over the Bhotekoshi River in Syabrubesi. You’re going to hike up the hill across the Langtang River. You’ll come around the heavy Rhododendron forest on the route, and you’ll see a lot of Langurs, as well as other wild animals and birds. On the road, after the forest you can meet a small village named Thulo Syabru.
From here, the journey divides into two paths, one leading to Sing Gompa and Gosainkunda, and the other to Lama Hotel. You must follow the trail through the suspension bridge across the Langtang and eventually to the Lama Hotel. There are some lodges over there, and you’re going to stay in one that we’ve pre-booked.
Day 05: Trek to Mundu passing by Langtang Tamang Village, walk 6 hrs
After leaving the Lama Hotel after breakfast, you’re going to Mundu this day. On your journey to Mundu, you can see beautiful mountain scenery and waterfalls. After a few hours, you will enter Ghoda Tabela, from where the magnificent Langtang Mountain range can be clearly evident. The trekking route brings you to the Langtang River.
The charm of the place is enriched by the flapping Buddhist flags and the prayer wheels on the way. It gives you a glimpse of the Northern Buddhist culture. Our target Mundu is now just a step ahead of the Langtang village. On the fourth day of your trek you’ll be staying here in Mundu.
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa, walk 7 hrs
You will begin to ascend towards Kyanjin Gompa after breakfast. It is a famous Buddhist Monastery, where people come to pray from the Langtang Village. You will not fail to miss a lot of Buddhist prayer flags, Chortens, prayer wheels and Mani Walls on the way to this Gompa. Those are through Himalayan traits.
It is a mountainous setting. The vision is flawless after it enters the Kyanjin Gompa. From the location you can see the incredible view of the snow-capped mountain vistas. We will stop for the night at a tea house in Kyanjin Gompa town, after touring the monastery and the nearby village.
Day 07: Acclimatization; visit to Tserko RI
This is the day of acclimatization. It is highly important to acclimatize before going hiking. It helps the body to adapt at heightened altitude. If you’re given a day for acclimatization, you’ll find it much easier to climb and there’s a marginal risk you’ll get sickness from altitude. But that doesn’t mean you’re going to stay all day. You’ll need to engage in activities such as taking brisk walks to nearby villages.
Therefore, we are taking a day off for acclimatization at an altitude of around 4000 m today. The closest peak “Tserko Ri” welcomes you to discover and see the enchanting Langtang sunrise and spectacular panoramic views. In the morning you’ll move towards this point. The stunning visuals of the Langtang Lirung, Langshisha Ri, Gyanghempo, Yansha Tenji, and Nayakang Lay peaks will steal away your breath. Upon living for the day you’ll head up to visit Kyanjin Gompa’s parts and see a beautiful sunset from there.
Day 08: Fly to Kathmandu in the helicopter
It takes about half an hour ride from Kyanjin Gompa to Kathmandu. The remarkable views of great peaks like Ganesh Himal (7,407m), Langtang Lirung (7,246m), Dorje Lapka (6,975m), and Gosaikunda lakes are the major highlights from the Aerial view while flying to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 09: Departure
You will be dropped at the Airport in our private vehicle according to your time.
Good quality trekking shoes, slippers and extra pair of socks
Sunscreen lotion or any other skin moisturizers
Water bottles, trendy backpack, and energy bars/snacks
A pair of sunglasses and a camera
Caps or hats
Personal toiletries and basic medication (if any)
Flashlight (with spare batteries)
Insect repellent and emergency medical kit
The Langtang Valley Trek is a range of uphill and downhill routes with some steep parts. The difficulty level depends on the topography of the route and the season in which you choose to trek.
If you plan to trek in Spring( March-May) and Autumn (September- November) months then you will have much easy time trekking in the region. The moderate temperature and the stable weather conditions on the dry trails ease the treks.
Whereas, the unexpected snowfall or rainfall, harsh winds, and freezing temperature in Winter (December- February) and Monsoon(June – August) may add to the difficulty of your trek.
Despite the rugged terrains and the rocky trails, you can overcome the Langtang trek difficulty if you come prepared physically and mentally with proper packing. Also, if you are a novice trekker then you can choose to trek in the best trekking season to reduce the trek difficulty.
Spring (Best Season): Starting from March to May, the spring season has a slightly warmer temperature ranging from 17 °C to 20 °C. But it is still the best time to trek after autumn as the forests come to life with blooming flowers and green trees. The air is filled with the fragrance of the flowers and the clear sky gives an uninterrupted view of mountains.
Summer/Monsoon (Low Season): Starting from June to August, the summer season is also known as the rainy season with daily temperature from 18 °C to 25 °C. It is also known as ‘off-season’ as the rain leads to landslides in the lower region and avalanches in the higher reason making it a very less preferable season. Though you can still trek in the season if you would have prepared accordingly having muddy and slippery routes with unclear sky you will find a lesser crowd.
Autumn (Best Season): September to November is the best season to plan a trek. The temperature starts from 15 °C to 17 °C with rain or snowfall. As the sky will be clear, sunrise and sunsets could be seen perfectly. Though you will find the trail very crowded but the trek is worth doing.
Winter (Low Season): Starting from December and lasting till February, winter days have temperature from 9 °C to 12 °C, whereas the temperature at night could fall down till -15 °C to -20 °C with foggy morning and unclear sky. Although lower regions are dry but upper regions are covered with a thick layer of snow which requires crampons to hike upon and winter clothes are a must.
For the Langtang Valley Trek in the Helicopter, there will be one leader, and luggage carrier (2 trekkers:1 porters) This arrangement means that if someone in the group gets sick, the trip will proceed as scheduled. For groups of a maximum of 4 members in a group because the helicopter tour can accommodate up to 5 people or 500kg including pilot and trekking bag for a wonderful trip. If you would like to book this trip for a large group, even so, this can also be arranged.
Your safety is important while traveling with Mountain Hike Nepal. Please notice that your leader can change or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is considered suitable due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above trip; but, as this adventure includes traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot promise that we won’t deviate from it. Climate conditions, a member’s wellbeing, unforeseen natural disasters, etc., may all lead to changes in the itinerary. The leader must seek to ensure the trip runs according to schedule, but if essential, be ready to be adjustable.
During your Langtang Valley Trek, you spend total 3 nights at one of the best four-star hotels in Kathmandu
Facilities in 4 start Hotel Room:
All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. While trekking you will be staying at the best available teahouses. We will have rooms with attached washrooms in most parts of the trek but this is not possible in a few remote locations. Also, understand that single rooms are not easily available in higher elevations like they are in Kathmandu and the lower elevation regions. At higher elevations, the lodges will have only basic facilities – bed, shared washroom, and a communal sitting and dining area. You will have to pay extra for using the Wi-Fi hotspot and charging your electronic devices.
In Kathmandu, only breakfast will be available, and there will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests.
During Trekking all meals will be served at the lodge you will be staying at; lunch will be taken at a teahouse en route. Items on the menu include the traditional Nepali and Tibetan foods like dal-Bhat (rice, lentils, and curry), momo, Tibetan bread, etc. as Indian and continental dishes (chapattis, apple pie, pancake, pizza, mac & cheese, noodles, etc.).
How are the teahouses along the Langtang trail?
As Langtang Region is not that developed like Annapurna and Everest Regions, the teahouses along the Langtang Route offer basic facilities. There will be a communal area for dining and recreation and bedrooms with two beds(with mattress, pillows, blankets) on either side. Most teahouses don’t offer rooms with attached toilet and bathroom. There will be one common toilet(western style) and bathroom used by all guests.
I am in my 65s. Will I be able to do the Langtang Valley Trek?
If you are physically fit and used to walking for long hours, you can definitely do this trek. Moreover if you are an active hiker, this trek will be easy for you. This trek is much easier then Everest Treks as it involves walking at a lower elevation. But we do recommend you to consult your physician before booking this trek.
How do I deal with the slow walkers in the team?
Besides, your group leader will appoint you with your group’s assistant guides, and your leader will take complete responsibility for the group’s slow walkers. He will work out regularly identifying each of his assistants in the team while taking responsibility for the people behind him, making it completely non-strenuous for everyone involved. Your leader, however, must set up grounds for everyone in the group to remain together and walk as a group.
Will we be able to view Mount Everest while trekking in the Langtang Region?
No, Mount Everest is not visible from the Langtang but you will be able to enjoy glorious views of other 7000metre peaks and Tibetan peaks
Are there ATMs along the trail? Should I take foreign currency or local currency?
As Langtang Region is a remote mountain region with very less development, banks and ATMs are almost non-existent along the trail. For spending money, you can withdraw money from an ATM in Kathmandu. Do carry local currency as teahouses or shops on the trail don’t accept foreign currency, You will get local currency when you with draw money from a local ATM booth in Kathmandu. If you have foreign currency with you and want to exchange it, you can easily do it at a money exchange counter.
What happens if someone from our group gets sick while trekking in the mountains?
Please do note that if you are traveling in a group, a member falling sick won’t disrupt your trip. While the sick person will be taken care of, the rest of the group will be able to continue with the trip.
If someone becomes ill on the trail your trekking guide will take the sick person’s condition on account and decide he or she shall continue with the trek or return to a lower elevation and wait for the rest of the group. If his or her condition is serious then the person will be flown by air ambulance to Kathmandu for expert medical attention. An assistant will take care of the sick person, while the rest of the group shall proceed onwards and complete the trip as per the itinerary.
What if I want to do something beyond the itinerary?
If you want to add extra activities and sites to your itinerary it can be done. Our Travel Consultant will help you customize your trip. Just let us know which places you want to visit and what you want to do and we will add these in your itinerary.
What kind of overland transportation facilities do you provide during the trip/tour?
We usually provide private comfortable vehicles to individual tourists. For groups we provide comfortable luxury buses for pick up and drop-offs.
How much tips should I give to the guide, porter and driver?
Although tipping isn’t compulsory, it’s a sweet way to show gratitude to the people who helped you enhance your travel experiences. It all relies on how happy and satisfied you are about their services. There’s no fixed amount, but many of our customers offer as tips from a minimum of USD 50 to a maximum of USD 100.
Where can I store my extra luggage while trekking?
You can store it at your hotel (most hotels in Kathmandu have storage facilities) or you can leave it at our office.
Can you provide more information about your trekking guides?
Most of the guides in our adventure company come from mountainous areas. They are carefully selected on the basis of their experience, leadership skills, and personal aptitude. We provide guides that are experienced and fluent in English. With the objective of sustaining local communities, we employ guides from different ethnic backgrounds who have adequate knowledge about the culture, ecosystem, flora and fauna, geography, and history of Nepal.
Our guides have the required government license to guide tourists. They have all gone through intensive training programs like wilderness first aid, trekking guide training which are certified and approved by the government of Nepal.
Do I need to bring additional medicine for trekking?
We carry a first-aid box with us while trekking. But if you want you can carry along some essential medicines like ibuprofen, codeine, paracetamol, lozenges, anti-diarrhea tablets, and Diamox for AMS.
How do you avoid altitude sickness?
Please do note, all our trekking itineraries incorporate an adequate number of acclimatization days. You will get an extra day’s rest at a lower elevation to prepare your body for a walk-up in the higher reaches.
AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness usually occurs due to the lack of oxygen in the atmosphere in high altitudes. Our body is not used to walking in high altitude and it requires a lot of time to adapt to thin air in the mountains. Technically there is no way of stopping AMS but you can surely prevent it by following the given tips:
Do I require an earlier Trekking Experience?
Many previous observations on trekking are helpful.
Moreover, every beginner or seasoned trekker should be able to complete the trek with good health.
The trek might be simple for those who are used to hiking long distances with a weighted
For a fact, those who don’t have these interactions should start jogging, sprinting, cycling, and walking a
couple of weeks before trekking, which helps boost your stamina level and also keeps your body for
good shape. Walk around places nearby, and focus on building the power. The walk is daunting in every way but it is satisfying. You will complete the journey with a little planning and dedication, and tick it off your bucket list.
What happens if I need to leave the trekking beforehand?
If you have to leave the trekking due to ill-health or injury, an emergency air rescue will be arranged whereby an air ambulance/helicopter will fly you out of the mountains to Kathmandu for medical attention. Make sure your insurance covers high altitude mountain rescue. If you are able to walk down, one of the assistant guides will guide you down to a lower elevation where you can wait for the rest of the team or fly out to Kathmandu ahead of the group. Whether for health or personal reasons, please do keep in mind that refunds for the unused days of your trip will not be given. Even if you leave the trekking beforehand, we are committed to paying the porters, and guides for the duration of the trip for which they are hired.