Gosainkunda Helicopter Tour
Gosainkunda Helicopter tour is the shortest helicopter ride to explore the Himalayas and touch the snow from Kathmandu. The Gosainkunda Heli tour package takes about half an hour ride to reach Kyanjin Gompa from Kathmandu airport. The helicopter tours to Gosainkunda offers a closeup view of mountains over the Langtang National Park and have close view of highland village, dramatic landscapes and lofty peaks in very short time period.
Gosaikunda Lake, also known as “Gosainkunda,” has been identified as a sacred landmark in Nepal that is widely respected by both Hindus and Buddhists. Gosaikunda Lake is an alpine freshwater lake that is situated in Rasuwa region of Langtang National Park at an elevation of 4,380m (14,370 ft). The lake’s surface, which covers around 34 acres, is mostly frozen from October through June during the winter season. Winter does, however, have certain advantages. If you visit Gosaikunda Lake in the winter, the snow-covered landscape will give you lovely memories.
The Gosaikunda Lake has something special to offer in every season, regardless of the season.
|Days||Program||Altitude||Distance / Duration||Accommodation|
|1||Kathmandu to Gosainkunda Valley||1,400 m / 4,200 m||20 mins helicopter ride||Not required|
|1||Explore the Himalayas and take photographs||4,200 m||40 mins||Not required|
|1||Fly back to Kathmandu||4,200 m / 1,400 m||20 - 25 mins||Not required|
7:00am Kathmandu to Gosainkunda Valley (20 minutes)
The airport is where the chopper takes off, providing an intriguing aerial view of the Kathmandu valley. After that, we move northward toward the Langtang region. We get some amazing views of the lush hills with the Langtang mountain range in the background as we fly over the Langtang National Park.
You will run across some sizable rocks around Gosaikunda Lake as soon as you land there. You are welcomed to the Gosaikunda by a chilly air.
7:20am – 8:00 am Explore the Himalayas and take photographs
As soon as you go outside, the thin air gives you a strong sensation of adventure and elevation. The surroundings are typically chilly.
A teahouse with some residents that are always happy to tell some stories and little-known facts about the lake is decorated with prayer flags. The Gosaikunda Lake is treasured by both Hindus and Buddhists, hence it must always be treated with care. After spending some time together, we get ready for our journey back to Kathmandu.
8:00am Fly back to Kathmandu
With our return flight to the domestic terminal at Tribhuvan International Airport, the Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour comes to a close.
We said goodbye to the lovely Gosaikunda lake as we swung above the area for the final time. We board the plane on schedule after a roughly 30-minute return flight.
- Airport transfer as per itinerary (Pickup and drop facility)
- Passenger Insurance
- Helicopter charter flight to Langtang and back
- Domestic airport departure tax
- Service charge
- Tea/coffee and breakfast
- Necessary permits and entrance fee
- Nepal entrance visa fee
- Personal nature expenses
- Accommodation at Kathmandu
- Evacuation expenses
What's Not Included
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the distance from Kathmandu to Gosaikunda via helicopter?
44 kilometers separate Gosaikunda from Kathmandu. With landing time, the entire Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour lasts about 4 hours.
Is the Gosainkunda Helicopter tour Safe?
Yes, as long as you strictly adhere to the instructions given by our travel experts, the Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour in Nepal is entirely safe. Safety is the top priority for Simrik Air on all tours. Only after a thorough analysis of the weather and environment will the flights take off. We only conduct the tour if the specialists have determined that it is safe to fly.
All of our fleets are flown by highly skilled pilots with an exceptional flight crew, and they are all routinely maintained. You will therefore receive the utmost care possible with regard to your safety.
What is the maximum height we can reach to during the tour?
Uncertainty surrounds the helicopter's top height. At Gosaikunda Lake, the maximum altitude will be 4,380m for landing and takeoff. The chopper climbs more than 4,500 meters on this specific journey.
Will I experience any altitude sickness during the tour?
Given the brief period of time we will spend at Gosaikunda Lake, it is quite unlikely that we would get altitude sickness. Since the area is relatively low in elevation, the risk is lower.
Please remember, though, that you can never be really certain. Our team will offer first-aid care if you have AMS. You will be transported to a lower altitude site or straight to Kathmandu if the case gets worse. If more therapy is required, it will be given.
Can I trust the airplane crew?
They are, indeed. All of the expert and trained pilots on Koili's top-tier, world-class flight crew are from the UK and the USA. Every member of our crew has a license that was given out by the Nepali government. Koilitours Air has been transporting passengers for more than 18 years.
We have been successful in building a high-performing staff throughout the years, which has enabled us to rank among the best helicopter service providers in Nepal.
What is the best time for the tour?
No matter what season you visit, the Gosaikunda region has something special to offer. The finest season for the Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour would be the autumn, followed by the spring, if we had to choose. The lake is at its finest during these periods, and the mountain vistas are unobstructed.
Is the helicopter tour better than trekking?
It all comes down to preference. Time and resources are saved by the Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour. Beyond the voyage itself, nothing will be lost. The majority prefer the heli tour because not everyone has the luxury of spending long days trekking and not everyone is physically healthy enough to do it.
The tour also has benefits besides that. A spectacular helicopter journey will take you to and from Gosaikunda. A breathtaking aerial view of the landscape and sporadic communities in the Langtang region Additionally, you will avoid paying extra for camping and hiking gear.
Are there any hidden charges in the trip?
This heli ride has no additional unstated fees. Hotel pickup and drop-offs, transportation to the hotel, and your permission are all included in the price. This package includes all services and taxes. You are required to pay for any additional things, such as drinks and snacks, on your own.
Is there a refund policy if I cancel my flight ?
If you decide to postpone your flight, you will, in fact, receive a refund. We are fully aware that plans don't always work out as expected. Refunds will be made in accordance with our rules. A small percentage of booking fee will be deducted and the rest of your money will be returned. Before making a reservation for the Gosaikunda Heli Tour in Nepal, carefully read our terms.
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