Gosainkunda is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake situated at the altitude of 4,380m in the Langtang National Park of Nepal. As per Hindu mythology, Gosainkunda is an abode of Lord Shiva and Gauri and is considered one of the holy sites in Nepal. Therefore, this site receives an influx of Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims throughout the year and especially during the Gangadashahara and the Janai Purnima festivals. Since the lake lies in the Dunche –Helambu trekking route, this site is also visited by lots of trekkers every year.
Normally, this religious site is 2 days walk from Dhunche, but the Gosainkunda Helicopter Tour by Amigo Treks and Expedition makes it possible for you to complete the tour of this holy site in just 2 hours. Additionally, along with the lake, this tour also allows you to feed your eyes the beauty of the Langtang range including the close-up view of Langtang Lirung, Langshisha Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Sisapangma, Gaurishankar, Kimshung and Langtang Ri, and the aerial view of the beautiful landscape and the traditional settlement of Tamang people. This tour is perfect for time-bound travelers and pilgrims (especially children and the elderly), who cannot trek up to the Lake.
Amigo Treks and Expedition’s Gosainkunda Helicopter Tour package includes private pick-up and drop-off service from and to the hotel in Kathmandu and airport departure tax. We can make the arrangement of additional service requested, but at extra cost. We also make sure that the helicopters are equipped with a set of Oxygen systems consisting of 4-5 liter cylinder of mountaineering oxygen, fitted with a regulator and hi-tech top-out mask, to provide instant help in case of emergencies.
Although spring and autumn are the best seasons to plan Gosainkunda Helicopter Tour in Nepal, if the weather is good and supportive, it can be planned any time of the year. Enjoy the tour.
|Up to 5 Pax|
|1800 US$ (per group)|
Itinerary for the Gosainkunda Helicopter Tour
6:30 AM: Transfer to Kathmandu International Airport
Your early morning adventure begins with a pick-up from your hotel by one of our representatives, who will assist you in transferring to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu International Airport. Once you have completed the necessary airport procedures, it is time to board the helicopter for an unforgettable tour of Gosaikunda.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM: Kathmandu to Gosaikunda Lake
As the helicopter takes off, be prepared to be amazed by the stunning views of the lush green hills and valleys that surround the Kathmandu Valley. During the aerial tour, you will be treated to panoramic vistas of the Dhaulagiri range, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Ri, among others. You will also get to see several small settlements, including Dhunche, Syabru Besi, Thadepati, Mangengoth, and Kutumsung, as well as the dense forest of rhododendrons and bamboo at Chandan Bari. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of endangered species like the red panda and musk deer in the Langtang National Park.
The highlight of the tour is, of course, the breathtaking Gosaikunda Lake. The helicopter will land here briefly, allowing you to take in the natural beauty of this sacred lake before continuing on to Langtang Valley.
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM: Gosaikunda to Langtang Valley for Breakfast
After the exhilarating experience of Gosaikunda Lake, the helicopter will take you to Langtang Valley for a sumptuous breakfast. During the 10-15 minutes scenic route, you will get to enjoy the diverse landscape, culture, and nature of the area. Look out for the Kyanjin Gompa trail, one of the oldest monasteries, gompas, and chortens in the region. You will land at Langtang Valley for a half-hour stopover to enjoy a hot Sherpa breakfast and take in the stunning views of the iconic Langtang and Dhaulagiri mountain range.
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM: Langtang Valley to Kathmandu
After a hearty breakfast, it is time to head back to Kathmandu by helicopter. The return flight promises more awe-inspiring views of the Himalayas, leaving you with unforgettable memories of your adventure. You will be transferred back to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Please note that the itinerary may be subject to change due to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.
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