Key Information

  • Destination:
    Nepal
  • Accommodation:
    None
  • Trip Style:
    Adventure Touring
  • Transportation:
    Private Car and Helicopter

About Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour

Gosainkunda Helicopter Tour is two and a half hours of the tour taking you to the holy Gosaikunda Lake. This lake is believed to be a dwelling place of Lord Shiva and Parbati. Thousands of pilgrims especially from India and Nepal come here due to its holiness. Thousands of travelers trek to this place as a part or extension of Langtang Valley Trek or Helambu Trek due to its beauty. 

The regular trek to Gosainkunda Lake takes about a week to complete. You also have to cross a mountain pass called Laurebina La which is quite a difficult one. This trek is worth all the strenuous walking for hours for a week which lets you emerge slowly into the Himalayan lifestyle, altitude, and beauty. 

But, multi-day trekking in the Himalayas may not be the right thing for some people due to many reasons including lack of time and lack of physical strength. This, however, should not be the reason to stop yourself from enjoying this outstanding Himalayan beauty, especially if you are someone looking for a spiritual retreat or be a part of the exotic Hindu culture.

Samudra Manthan has been referred in many Hindu scripts like Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu Purana, Ramayana and Mahabharata during which Lord Shiva drank the poison. It is believed that he derived water from the mountains and formed the Gosaikunda Lake to relieve his aching throat.

There is no risk of altitude sickness as long as you spend only the recommended amount of time while landing at the lake. There is no preparation required, this can be an instant decision to add one more thrilling and rewarding activity to your Nepal trip.

Spring and autumn are the best seasons for the Gosaikunda Helicopter tour but, there is no bad time to do this tour. This pilgrimage tour is perfect for anyone wanting to visit isolated and mythical lake situated at high altitude within a few hours without any hassle.

 

GOSAINKUNDA HELICOPTER TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • About 45 minutes helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Gosainkunda and same flight back to Kathmandu
  • Visit the sacred lake of Gosainkunda, a pilgrimage site for Hindu and Buddhists
  • 360° Panoramic view of mountains in Manaslu and Ganesh Himal Range from the helicopter
  • Aerial view of picturesque villages, lush forests, and landscapes
  • Private and group flight tours available
  • Feasible for people of any age group
  • Easy online booking and a full refund upon cancellation*
  • Insightful tour of short duration
  • Safe flight with very experienced and friendly pilots
  • 1-hour landing at Gosainkunda Lake

 

What to Expect

1. Gosainkunda Lake

Gosaikunda Lake lies at the height of 4,380 meters inside the Langtang National Park. This lake is visited by trekkers all around the world to witness the serene and untouched beauty. But, it is also a popular pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists. It is believed that Lord Shiva drank poison after Samundra Manthan and hurt his throat in the process. He is believed to have come to this place to heal his throat. Pilgrims believe that taking a bath in the holy lake of Gosaikunda takes away pain, sorrow, and sins. 

This sacred lake is visited by hundreds of pilgrims from Nepal and India during Gangadashahara and the Janai Purnima. This lake remains frozen for 6 months in the winter (October to June). This lake lies within the rugged terrain and is surrounded by the views of snow-peaked mountains. 
 

2. Helicopter ride and the scenic beauty

The flight is thrilling in itself and some amazing views can be seen from the helicopter during these two 45 minutes flights. It though depends on how clear the day is. Kathmandu valley surrounded by hills and mountains can be seen during the early minutes of flight while the mountains slowly start to get bigger. 

Picturesque villages, lush forests, and rivers start to appear as you reach Gosaikunda. There are 108 lakes in this area including three major ones Gosainkunda, Saraswatikunda, and Bhairabkunda which can be seen from the helicopter.

During this helicopter flight, majorly the mountains of  Langtang, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu Range and Tibetan peaks can be seen. The aerial view of these lakes surrounded by snow-peaked mountains is something people around the world would cherish. 

Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour Itinerary & Map

Gosainkunda Tour in helicopter starts early in the morning. A helicopter arranged by Sublime Trails will be ready to pick you from the Kathmandu Airport. In about 45 minutes, enjoying the scenic ride, you will reach Gosainkunda Lake.

If the lake is frozen or not depends on the time of your travel. You can explore the lake and enjoy the cool fresh air. Catch amazing views of the lake, mountains and the rugged landscape. Since the lake holds enormous religious values, you can also perform a Hawan or Puja. You can also dive into this holy river as it is believed to wash away your sins.

You can also have some breakfast in a tea house nearby. After spending about an hour in Gosainkunda, you will hop into the helicopter and return to Kathmandu. The same scenic beauty will unfold once again in front of your eyes.

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Inclusions

  • A helicopter and experienced pilot by Sublime Trails
  • Airport drop and pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu
  • Items of personal nature

Departure Notes

Departure for this trip is conducted daily. If you want are interested, please contact us.

Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 1 reviews

We didn't know, Helicopter Tour to Gosainkunda existed and this made the whole thing easier!!  We were on our family vacation tour in Nepal and had visited so many places like Pokhara, Palpa, Chitwan. Yet my mother was still upset that she could not visit Gosainkunda while in Nepal as it was one of the biggest pilgrimage sites of Lord Siva and it was on her wishlist for so long. There was no way she could trek all the way to Gosainkunda and no buses were available. I asked Ram (our tour operator) if there was any way possible. He told us about this recently added Helicopter Tour!  It took only an hour to complete this tour and we enjoyed the tour more than we thought we would! The landscapes and the lake were so amazing and the lake was surreal. On top of all my Mom was happy!! Thank you Sublime Trails for this amazing experience, im definitely coming back to visit the Himalayas!

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