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Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour

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Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour

Duration :   2 Hours
The Price :   $455.00
Max People :    15
Start Location:   Kathmandu

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Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour (Daily) is one of the shortest yet exhilarating heli-tours available from Kathmandu, Nepal. The overall tour takes approximately one and a half hours with 40 minutes of flight duration collectively. Every year, thousands of visitors prefer Gosaikunda over several different travel destinations in Nepal. This is mainly because of the religious significance of Gosaikunda Lake. Moreover, the phenomenal mountain ranges that surround the lake makes for a breathtaking view as well.

 

Furthermore, the Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour in Nepal is a no-brainer for you if you are into thrilling adventurous flights. Besides, it also leads to a peaceful and pristine environment surrounded by massive snow-capped Himalayas. Gosaikunda Lake has also been delineated as a religious site in Nepal that carries a high value to both the Hindu and the Buddhists.

 

The Gosaikunda Lake

Gosaikunda is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake in Nepal’s Langtang National Park. It is located at an elevation of 4380 m (14370 ft) in the Rasuwa District. The lake has a surface of 13.8 ha (34 acres). Together with associated lakes, the Gosaikunda Lake complex is 1030 ha (2500 acres) in size and was designated a Ramsar site in 2007. The lake melts to form the Trishuli River and remains frozen during the months of winter. However, the winter season has its perks. The snow-covered surroundings make up for a heavenly experience at Gosaikunda Lake if you happen to travel during winter. Regardless of the seasons, the Gosaikunda Lake has something unique to offer at each season as there are other 108 lakes in the vicinity. Moreover, the Lauri Binayak Pass at an elevation of 4610 m (15120 ft) falls right on its outskirts.

 

Religious Importance of Gosaikunda

The origin of Gosaikunda is directly related to the epics of Hindu Mythology and Samundra Manthan. It means churning out the ocean. Moreover, it is believed that the Lake was formed after Lord Shiva thrust his Trishul (Trident) into the mountain to extract the water to cool down his stinging throat after he had swallowed the Kalkut Vish (a poison). Pilgrims hence believe that drinking water from Gosainkunda Lake has bodily benefits.

 

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Additional information on Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu:

 

Availability of Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu:

Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu is available from Tribhuvan International Airport all year long except for adverse weather conditions.

 

Best time of the year for the flight:

The best season for the flight is during January through June and then September through December. The weather is generally clear with clear blue skies at the time. Moreover, you may choose to avoid the monsoon seasons for your tight schedule as the flight might get canceled due to adverse weather conditions.

 

Note: You may choose to go for the flight just after your arrival in Kathmandu before or after your main trip, the choice is yours.

 

Flying Altitude:

The Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu can reach up to 23000 feet for you to fully enjoy the aerial view of Mt. Langtang Lirung and the surrounding ranges with Mt. Dorje Lakpa & Ganesh Himal range.

 

Safety measures:

All of the helicopter flights to Gosaikunda are well equipped with emergency oxygen masks and cylinders. Additionally, they are also equipped with first aid kits for AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) as well.

 

Passenger’s Insurance:

All passengers are insured for any unfortunate accidents or minor incidents from USD 5000 to USD 20000.

 

Things to bring along with you during the helicopter flight:

You are highly recommended to bring along your camera / mobile phone to capture the pictures for beautiful memories. Also, please do not forget to carry your valid passport for your identification. However, please avoid carrying along any heavy luggages or bags. Additionally, warm clothes are highly recommended during the winter.

 

Duration of Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu:

The flight usually lasts for 15 minutes after the takeoff from Kathmandu Airport. The total time for the tour will however take 1-2 hours including half hour ground time at Gosaikunda & a return flight back to Kathmandu. Please be advised, the flight might get delayed or canceled on days of adverse weather conditions. So plan for having extra hours to be on the safe side.

 

Complimentary pick up and drop off service:

The travelers will receive a complimentary pick up and drop off service from their hotel/apartment in Kathmandu. The travelers will be picked up from their respective hotel at around 07:00 am in the morning and be dropped back to their hotel after the flight. The airport transfer (one-way) will be nearly 15-20 minutes approximately.

 

Flight to Gosaikunda:

The Gosaikunda Lake falls inside Langtang National Park at an altitude of 4380 m. The travelers can therefore experience a spectacular flight of the region with an aerial view of surrounding mountains, alpine freshwater lakes and local villages.

 

Note: Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu is the most affordable helicopter tour in Nepal to experience the central Himalayas and alpine fresh water lakes.

 

Refund / Reschedule in case of flight cancellation:

There are three cases where your flight might get canceled. One if the weather gets too bad, insufficient number of passengers (5 Pax) or if you yourself decline to fly. If the flight is canceled due weather conditions or insufficient number of travelers, you will be fully refunded. But there is always an option to reschedule your flight for any other suitable day. However if you cancel the flight with no appropriate reason you will no longer be valid for any refunds.

 

Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour Operators:

 

1. Air Dynasty (Aircraft: AS350B3e)
2. Simrik Air (Aircraft: Airbus Eurocopter AS350 B3E)
3. Heli Everest (Aircraft: AS 350 B3E (H125))
4. Prabhu Air (Aircraft: Airbus H125/B3e)
5. Altitude Air (Aircraft: AS 350 (H125) B3E)

 

Note: You will be appended to a respective flight as per the availability of seats

 

Price for Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu:

The current flight ticket option per person as of January 2024 is USD 455 for all travelers. However there is an option to go for a private chartered flight as well (Pax 1 to 5) for USD 2100.

 

More details on Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu:

 

1. Duration: 1-2 Hour round trip

2. Places you will see: Langtang range including Langtang Lirung (7234 m)

3. Possible group size: Min 1 to Max 5 per tour

4. Flight takes off early in the morning with first boarding at 07:30 AM (approximately)

5. Half hour ground time at Gosaikunda

6. View fantastic Himalayan peaks, lakes and glaciers

7. Hotel pick up and drop service included from Kathmandu

Places You’ll See :

Gosaikunda is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake in Nepal's Langtang National Park, located at an elevation of 4,380 m (14,370 ft) in the Rasuwa District with a surface of 13.8 ha (34 acres).[

1Gosaikunda

Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park is the ninth national park in Nepal and was established in 2002. It is located in the country's mid-hills on the northern fringe of the Kathmandu Valley and named after Shivapuri Peak of 2,732 m (8,963 ft) altitude.

2Shivapuri National Park

Langtang National Park was established in 1976 as Nepal's first Himalayan national park and the country's fourth protected area.

3Langtang National Park

Travel Itinerary:

07:30 AM: Tour begins from your hotel (Max Altitude: 1338 m / 4390 ft)

The tour begins with a pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu. You will then be escorted to the Heli Terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport.

08:00 AM: Board a 15 min helicopter flight to Gosaikunda (Max Altitude: 4380 m / 14370 ft)

You will then board a helicopter flight (15 min) to Gosaikunda via a flyby over Langtang National Park. Here you will have a time of thirty minutes to enjoy the surroundings and take pictures.

 

Gosaikunda is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake in Nepal's Langtang National Park, located at an elevation of 4380 m in the Rasuwa District with a surface of 13.8 ha (34 acres). Together with associated lakes, the Gosaikunda Lake complex is 2500 acres in size and was designated a Ramsar site on 29 September 2007.

 

Moreover, the lake remains frozen during winter and melts to form the Trishuli River. There are 108 lakes in the vicinity and provides an excellent view of the surrounding mountains.

08:45 AM: Fly back to Tribhuvan International Airport (Min Altitude: 1338 m / 4390 ft)

After your trip to Gosaikunda, you will take a 15 min helicopter flight back to Tribhuvan International Airport.

09:15 AM: Drop back to your hotel (Min Altitude: 830 m / 2723 ft)

A tour representative will then escort you back to your hotel.

 

Note: The flight time may change as per weather conditions.

F.A.Q

Is pick up and drop off service included?

Yes, we have pickup and drop off service included in your pay. A private vehicle will pick you up early in the morning (around 07:00 AM) from your hotel in Kathmandu and drop you off at the same hotel after the flight.

 

Note: We will inform you the exact pickup time a day before your trip begins.

What are the mountain ranges that I can see during the flight?

The mountain range you can see during the flight includes Mt. Langtang among others. 

What should I bring along for this flight?

You must bring along a valid ID or a copy of your passport for verification and check in.

 

Optional: You might as well bring sunglasses and a camera for clicking pictures of your memorable journey. 

Can the trip be rescheduled for any circumstances?

Yes the trip may be rescheduled as per your suitability. You must however inform us a day before the trip begins. 

 

Note: The trip may be rescheduled for unpredictable and adverse weather conditions as well. In such conditions we will inform you a day before the trip begins. The trip may as well be rescheduled in cases of insufficient pax (min 5 travelers).

What's Included

  • Airport Tax
  • First Aid
  • Helicopter Ride
  • Insurance
  • Pick Up and Drop
  • Private Vehicle
  • Specially Abled Friendly
  • Travel Permits

What's Excluded

  • Gratitude for Driver
  • Meals
  • Personal Expenses

Activities

  • Helicopter Ride
  • Snow and Ice

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