Helicopter Tour to Langtang is one of the lesser spoiled national parks of Nepal. Situated North of Kathmandu valley near the Tibetan border, it is the most easily accessible highland sanctuary from the capital. Langtang covers 1,710 sq. km. forming the upper catchments areas of two of Nepal’s largest river systems – the Trishuli and Koshi. There is great latitudinal variation, starting at 1,500 m. and ascending to the top of Mt. Langtang Lirung at 7,234 m. As a result, the park has immense ecological diversity. Some of the most attractive areas of the park include the Langtang Valley, the holy lakes at Gosaikunda, and the forested hillsides above the village of Helambu.
The deep gorges of Bhote Koshi and Langtang Khola are thickly forested with rhododendron, oak, maple and alder trees. The stretch of forest around Ghode Tabela in the lower Langtang Valley and below the Gosainkund Lakes is inhabited by the very shy red panda, a rare and threatened symbol of a healthy Himalayan ecosystem. Other animals, common to these forests are yellow Throated Martens, wild boar, Himalayan black bear, Ghorel (Mountain Goat), grey Langur monkey and leopard. The rare Himalayan honey guide has been sighted here and the park is also the home for Impeyan (National Bird), Tragopan and Kalij pheasants among others. Larch, a rare deciduous conifer, is also found in the forest of the lower Langtang Valley. Further up in the higher valleys, Himalayan Tahr, musk deer and snow leopard can be found. The upper Langtang Valley is one of the few known breeding grounds of the ibis bills besides the Tibetan snow cock and snow partridge. Like other Himalayan nature parks, Langtang has to be explored on foot.
There are several possible trails to choose from depending on preference and time available. The Langtang Valley is easily approached from the Dhunche town and the park office, which is a day’s drive from Kathmandu. The upper reaches of Langtang can be reached in four days of easy walking; however, it is advisable to spend a few days around the forest at Ghoda Tabela to watch for the red panda. Once above Langtang village and the monastery at Kyangjin, visitors can explore the high valley of Langshisa Yala peak and Tsergo, Ri. These and other villages of upper Langtang are inhabited by people of Tibetan descent whereas the villagers of Dhunche, Bharkhu and Syabru further down are home to the Tamangs of Nepal’s middle hills.
It includes peaks such as the Langtang Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Langshisa, and Ganja La pass. Yala peak stands out and Tibetan ranges can be seen from its summit. Most trekkers enjoy the panoramic views of the northern Himalayas. Ganja La pass or Gosaikunda pass lead to the Helambu region. The scenic and holy village of Tarkegyang is famous. Yangri peak is prominent and the northern mountains extend from there.
Namaste & welcome to Mountain Guide Trek of Nepal. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a representative from Mountain Guide Trek (MGT). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Mountain Guide Treks and Expedition with the Group leader's name display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel. After check-in, if time allows, you will visit the MGT office to meet your trekking leader as well as other participants and for final preparation for the trip. It all depends upon your arrival time. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)
The day after breakfast we will start a sightseeing tour with our professional tour guide to the several of most historical and spiritual Places in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage historic Sites such as Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple (Swayambunath) and the Buddhist shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. After coming back from the tour there will be a pre-trip discussion with our trek leader and other team members. Mountain Guide Trek will brief you regarding your trek as well as we may have an opportunity to discuss any difficulties regarding our upcoming adventure. The rest of the time you could use for travelling around the Thamel and shopping for needed equipment and other necessaries. Evening drive to Nagarkot. Beautiful sunset views and mountain views including the Mt. Everest view can be seen from the Hotel. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)
After breakfast, we transfer you to the airport. We fly north from Kathmandu to Kyanjing Gompa (3730m) and land there. Kyanjing Monastery and local cheese factory and smiling local Sherpa people and mountain yaks make it an insightful sightseeing tour. The beautiful scenery of the Langtang Mountain range can be seen from here. The helicopter to and back to this area is around an hour and an extra one hour is given for sightseeing in Kyanjing. In the evening a cultural dinner together with cultural dance is served. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)
Today is the last day in Nepal for this trip; you are saying goodbye to the mountains as the journey in Nepal, comes to an end today, There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Mountain Guide Treks will take you to the airport.
Langtang National Park is one of the most popular places to visit in Nepal. It has a rich history, diverse ecosystems and a beautiful landscape. There are many ways to explore this beautiful park but I would recommend Langtang Helicopter Tour as it is a fun and exciting way to see this place.
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