Langtang Heli Scenic Tour
BUNA Treks & Expeditions presents an overwhelming experience of a lifetime, flying above Nepal beautiful landscapes of the green verdant valley, rolling hills dotted with farm villages and amphitheater of terraces overlooking the array of snowcapped peaks in our joyful Langtang Heli scenic tour around Langtang Himal located within massive Central Himalaya range of mountains.
Langtang Himal the closest mountain range from Kathmandu, a mere distance of approx: 30 k.m as the crow flies, located direct north direction from Kathmandu Valley rim behind its rolling green hills with a great contrast of snow-capped peaks.
An exciting thrill with the pleasant ride of few hours swirling above Kathmandu valley within snow-capped mountains range, as the flight picks up above Kathmandu valley heading further towards rolling green hills, which encircles the valley, a nice way to view mountains and rural country landscapes in the comfort of a small chopper.
Langtang Himal region offers a range of cultures with main ethnic peoples living in are the Tamang, Hyalmo with the origin of Tibetan culture and Buddhist religion. In a southern section of the park lies a small area of sub-tropical chestnut forest, along with unique Sal forest. The hill forests (2000-2,600m) across the southern slopes of the park consist of Chir Pine, Rhododendron, Nepalese Alder, and Oak.
Heading further higher north towards Mountain zone at above 2,600 m 3,500m m are mainly Mountain Oak, fading to Silver Fir, Hemlock and Larch with various species of Rhododendron trees form a twisted and colorful understory where in spring the whole areas turn into the natural garden when flowers are in full bloom with riots of colors.
On higher zone where few tree lines survive with Birch, Fir, and Juniper. From 3,600 m to 4,000 m Juniper and Rhododendron shrubs slowly dissolve into expansive alpine grassland meadows. Were elusive snow leopard is still thought to comb the alpine heights for prey. The park is also well known for its populations of the red panda, Himalayan black bear, wild dog, Himalayan Thar, Ghoral (mountain antelope) with more than 250 different species of bird life.
Above the tree line, the valley opens up into a classical, glacial ‘U’ shape, bounded to the north by the impressive Langtang Himal, beyond which lies Tibet.
On this Langtang Heli Scenic Tour rewards you with range of central Himalaya range of peaks, includes Ghengu Liru (Langtang II 6,571m / 21,560ft), Langtang Lirung (7,425m / 23,765ft) Kimshun (6,745m / 22,137ft) and Shalbachum(6,918m / 22, 699ft) to the south, the Chimsedang Lekh forms a ridge of peaks which includes Naya-Kanga 5,846m and Gangchempo, Tilman’s beautiful Fluted Peak. Beyond it extends to the Jugal Himal, terminating in Dorje Lakpa (6,980m / 22,929ft). To the east the upper meadows of the Langtang end in a massive mountain wall, forming the frontier with Tibet.
Towards West views of Manaslu and massive bulk of Ganesh Himal mountains range, our Heli tour with shortstop to marvel the beautiful surrounding at Kyanjin Gompa which is above 3,870 m high surrounded with high snow-capped peak.
With time to explore the local Buddhist culture and its ancient heritage of Tibetan traditions and in origin, after marvelous time at Langtang valley heading back with a sweeping flight to Kathmandu.
Langtang Heli Scenic Tour Profile:
Helicopter Ride: On 4 seated spacious with all window facing views
Tour Duration: 2Hrs. hours with short stops for refreshment and fueling
Stop Over: Langtang valley at Kyanjin Gompa.
Maximum altitude: At Kyanjin Gompa 3,870 m high.
Season: All year around.
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I have flown in chopper many times in my life but nothing beats the experience of Heli Scenic Tour around Langtang Himal, thank you so much I am glad I did it!
What a trip I was dumb struck from the moment I saw the massive Ganesh and Langtang Himal at close distance, what an experience I will never forget the entire ride.Thank you Shambu and BUNA for making this thrill so exciting.