Highlights

  • A pilgrimage tour to sacred Gosaikunda 
  • Fly over mesmerizing Langtang National Park
  • Witness 360-degree Himalayan views of the whole Langtang region
  • Fly over beautiful Langtang valley and land Gosaikunda Lake 
  • Beautiful scenery of holy lake Gosaikunda along the helicopter ride 
  • Beautiful aerial view of the dense forest of Pine, Maple, and Rhododendron
  • Direct insight into the culture and lifestyle of the local Tamang people and Tibetians 
  • Enjoy the lovely breakfast at Gosaikunda Lake with the tranquil environment 
  • Get real amazing photos and videos of the Gosainkunda and Langtang range.

About Gosainkunda Lake Helicopter Tour

Gosaikunda Helicopter tour takes you above an alpine freshwater lake situated at 4,380 meters in the Rasuwa district. This lake melts and sips down to form the Trishuli River. The interesting part is that the lake remains frozen from the month of October to June. The helicopter flight is the shortest and fastest way to feel the captivating beauty of the Gosaikunda Lake and the surrounding Himalayas.

Along with exploring diverse terrain, you will also experience the Nepali culture and their hospitality during your short journey to any of these places.

The helicopter service is also widely used for research and surveys. We also offer this service. Regulus Treks and Expedition focuses on a safe and quality helicopter flight to Gosaikunda lake. There are options whether you want a private charter or a group joining the tour to Gosainkunda.

Gosaikunda Tour Package 

Looking for some adventure, go for the Gosainkunda helicopter tour package. This tour package is meant for a daring and unflinching nature lover. Located at an altitude of 4380 m  (14,370 ft) above sea level in Nepal's Langtang National Park, Gosaikunda lake is also the best destination for high-altitude trekking in Nepal. For trekking lovers, Gosainkunda lake has 4 different trails for the trek. Among these, the Kathmandu-Dhunche-Gosaikunda trail is the most preferred one. Gosainkunda lake trek starts from Dhunche with a drive that takes around six hours on a bus to reach Dhunche, the district headquarters of Rasuwa. It is 117 kilometers from Kathmandu. In Dhunche snowfalls during the winter. For those who do not prefer the Gosainkunda trek package, this helicopter tour package to Gosainkunda is the best choice.

Gosainkunda Lake Helicopter Tour

Gosainkunda lake helicopter tour best time is Autumn and Spring season. Most travelers prefer Autumn because the days are warm and sunny with dry weather which makes it easy to tour around the lake. However, March or April offers you mesmerizing views of rolling hills painted red with at least 16 different species of rhododendron (Nepal’s national flower). Exploit the local residents' Tamang people's typical tradition and culture and the way of life and living, During the Gosainkunda lake helicopter tour, you will be land at Gosainkunda (the abode of the Hindu deities Shiva and Gauri) for some time where you can finish your worship or do puja. Explore the historic monastery in Chandanbari also called Sing Gompa by the locals. You can stop by the gompa to light some butter lamps if the weather permits because often the weather in Gosainkunda fluctuates.

Best Time for Gosaikunda Lake Helicopter Tour in Nepal

The Autumn and Spring season is the best time for Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour in Nepal. In this season the weather is helpful for helicopter flights. These seasons are stable with endurable temperatures. The days are warm and sunny with drier weather which makes it easy to tour around.

On the other hand, the mornings and nights can be colder. The verdant hills and lush forests are at their best during the Autumn and Spring seasons offering some crisp views of the Himalayas. In Nepal, the autumn season falls under September, October, and November and the spring season falls under the weeks of March, April, and May.

Packing List For Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour

Regulus Nepal suggests you pack some light but smart packing List For Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour. Here is what we suggest you take with you: 

  • Full sleeve clothing
  • Windproof down jacket
  • Warm pair of trousers
  • UV protection sunglasses 
  • A water bottle
  • Silk/Nylon scarf 
  • Lip balm and moisturizer 
  • Toiletries 
  • Camera essentials

Helicopter Model Used for Gosaikunda Lake Helicopter Tour

1. 9N ANA (AS350B3e)

  • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
  • Engine type: Arriel 2D
  • Passenger capacity: 5 + 1
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 KG
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 23,000 FT

2. 9N ALA (AS350B3e)

  • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
  • Engine Type: Arriel 2D
  • Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 KG
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 23,000 FT

3. 9N-AJD (AS 350 FX II)

  • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
  • Engine Type: LTS – 101 700D2
  • Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 KG
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,000 FT

4. 9N-AFQ (AS 350 FX II)

  • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
  • Engine Type: LTS – 101 700D2
  • Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 KG
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,000 FT

5. 9N-AGU (AS350 BA)

  • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
  • Engine Type: Arriel 1B
  • Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2100 KG
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,000 FT

Gosainkunda Helicopter Tour Cost

The cost of Gosainkunda. lake. helicopter tour depends on the total size of the group, individual and group joining, single or a couple of pax. Further, these also make a difference in the cost of the Gosaikunda helicopter landing tour.

Itinerary

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Gosaikunda Helicopter tour starts early in the morning with a drive to the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International airport.  Then a flight from Kathmandu will take you to holy lake Gosainkunda, finish your worship and then return back to Kathmandu. In total the duration of the Gosaikunda helicopter tour is 1 and half hours.

Day 1: 7:00 AM: Drive to Kathmandu International Airport

Early in the morning, regulus Nepal representatives will receive you from your location. A short drive will take you to the domestic terminal of an international airport. Clearing all the airport processes, we will get to the helicopter for a thrilling and lifetime experience on the Gosaikunda helicopter trip.

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  • None
  • Tribhuvan International Airport
  • 1400 m

We take off from Kathmandu airport to the north passing over hills, a dense forest of Rhododendrons and Bamboos, forests, and many villages. Experience the breathtaking views of mountain ranges like the Dhaulagiri range, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Ri.

After about 30min, we reach the mesmerizing Gosaikunda Lake at 4,380m. We land for some time here, do our worship, and return back to Langtang valley for a delicious breakfast with a scenic view of the Kynajin Gompa. 

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  • Breakfast
  • Gosainkunda Lake
  • 4380 m

After taking breakfast at Langtang valley, with great lifetime memories we fly back to Kathmandu. It takes 30 minutes helicopter ride back to Kathmandu airport from the Gosaikunda area.

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  • Tribhuvan International Airport
  • 1400 m

What to Expect

  • All the tax that needs to be paid to the government
  • Insurance of Passenger
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary,
  • Airport tax and government tax.
  • Meals - Lunch/Dinner
  • Insurance, items of personal nature.
  • Expenses due to medical evacuation
  • Tips 

Useful Information

  • Full refund policy in case the flight is canceled due to the weather
  • The helicopter company takes the right to cancel the flight in case of an emergency or bad weather condition
  • Extra seat purchas are required in the case the weight of an individual exceeds 100 kgs.

FAQs

Is The Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour In Nepal Safe?

Yes, the Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour in Nepal is completely safe as long as you strictly follow the guidelines provided by our travel professionals.

Simrik Air prioritizes safety first on any kind of tour. The flights will take off only after a comprehensive evaluation of the weather and environment. When the experts have finally signaled that it is safe to fly, only then do we execute the tour. 

All our fleets are regularly maintained and are flown by well-experienced pilots with a remarkable flight crew. So, as far as the safety concern goes, you will be dealt with by the best.

How Long Does The Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour Take?

From taking off at the airport and returning, it will take approximately 1 and 1/2 hours for the completion of the tour. However, the travel duration to the airport will depend on the location you choose to fly from. You can either take off from Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu or Pokhara airport at Pokhara.

Do We Land At More Stops Than Gosaikunda Lake?

No, we don’t. The Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour only has one stop. Since the trip is fairly short, we need not stop for defueling. 

However, we can add more destinations upon request. Reach us at [email protected] for more information regarding tailoring your trip. You can also call us directly at [+977-9851010696, +977-9851010697, +977-9851203493, +977-4155340].

How Do I Book The Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour?

You can book the Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour by picking a date that best suits you from our ‘Fixed Departure Date’ section and filling out the form. You can also call us at [+977-9851010696, +977-9851010697, +977-9851203493, +977-4155340] to inquire more about the trip or to customize according to your preferences.

What Is The Maximum Altitude That We Reach During The Langtang Helicopter Tour?

The maximum altitude for the helicopter is uncertain. However, for landing and taking off, the maximum altitude will be 4,380m at Gosaikunda Lake. For this particular trip, the helicopter ascends over 4,500m.

What If I Am Late To The Airport?

In case you run late to the airport than the given time, then the helicopter will wait for a certain amount of time. You are required to inform one of our representatives if you are running late to the airport. 

Since the flight needs to take place early in the morning (depending on the weather condition), if you are still unable to show up on time, then your flight will be considered a ‘No-show’ and will be automatically canceled.

Is The Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour Better Than Trekking?

The short answer is ‘it depends. The Gosaikunda Helicopter saves time and energy. You will not miss anything besides the trek itself. However, not everyone has the luxury to spend long hours trekking and not everyone is fit enough to do it, which is why most prefer the heli tour. 

Besides that, the tour comes with its advantages. You will experience a thrilling helicopter ride to and from Gosaikunda. An astounding birds-eye view of nature and scattered settlements of the Langtang region. On top of that, you will save the extra expenditure on camping and trekking equipment. Nevertheless, it depends upon your preferences and what you want out of the trip.

Is It Possible For Kids/Elderly To Take The Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour?

Yes, it is possible for kids/elderly to experience the Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour in Nepal.

Will I Get A Refund If I Cancel My Flight?

Yes, you will get a refund if you decide to cancel the flight. Things don’t always go as planned and we completely understand that. The refunds will go as per Simrik’s Booking Terms & Conditions. Read our terms thoroughly before booking the Gosaikunda Heli Tour in Nepal.

Is There Any Possibility Of Altitude Sickness Or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) In The Gosaikunda Region?

It is very unlikely to suffer from Altitude Sickness given the minimal amount of time that we will be spending at Gosaikunda Lake. The location is relatively at a low altitude, which means the risk is lower.

However, please acknowledge that you can never be 100% sure. In case you suffer from AMS, our crew will provide first-aid treatment. If the condition worsens, you will be transferred to a lower altitude location or directly to Kathmandu. Further treatment will be provided if necessary.

Does The Helicopter Carry Oxygen Tanks For An Emergency?

Yes, all of our helicopters are equipped with emergency oxygen tanks. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) can be unpredictable. Therefore, we always carry safety equipment including first aid and an oxygen tank

Are The Pilot And Helicopter Crew Reliable?

Yes, they are. Simrik Air has a top-of-the-line world-class flight crew including all professional and trained pilots from the UK and USA. Each of our crew members holds a license issued by the Government of Nepal. Simrik Air has been flying travelers for over 18 years now. Over the years, we have been successful in creating a high-performing team allowing us to be one of the best helicopter service providers in Nepal.

What Is The Best Time For The Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour?

The Gosaikunda region has something unique to offer no matter what time of the year you visit. However, if we had to pick, the best time for the Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour would be the Autumn season followed by the spring. During these times, the lake is in its most amusing state and the mountain views are uninterrupted. To learn about the weather condition during different seasons at Gosaikunda, please take a look at the ‘Best time for Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour‘ section above.

Can I Visit More Places Than Gosaikunda On The Same Trip?

Yes, you can. We can opt-in for an extra location upon request at an additional cost. To add locations to your helicopter tour, contact us at [email protected] or talk to one of our travel consultants at ( +977-9851192662, +977-9840092663 )

Is There A Chance Of A Flight Delay Or Cancellation?

Yes. Flight delay or cancellation mostly occurs during the monsoon season due to frequent rainfall and poor weather conditions.

Initially, helicopter flights will be scheduled to avoid any delays or complications. However, there is always a chance of flight delay or cancellation. In case the flight is canceled, you will get a refund according to our refund policy.