- Exploration of Tamang ethnic group and Tibetan culture
- Visit the pristine Gosaikunda Lake
- The serene environment Gosaikunda
- Mesmerizing flight over the Langtang National Park
- Pristine oak & pine forests with blooming Rhododendrons
- 360° Panoramic cinematics of Langtang Mountain Range
- Mountain peaks including Mt. Langtang and Mt. Lirung
- Delightful breakfast at Gosaikunda Lake
The Gosaikunda Heli Tour is a short one. However, you can hardly find anyone who did not enjoy the adventure. The helicopter tour consists of 3 phases. The route to Gosaikunda Lake is pretty straight forward. The tour lasts approximately 1 and 1/2 hours considering the one-way trip takes only about 20-30 minutes. The overall tour duration also includes the 30 minutes ground time at the Gosaikunda Lake. The following are the phases that we will go through during the trip.
Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour starts after we take off from the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu. As we gain altitude, we get to experience the birds-eye view of the bustling Kathmandu city. Then we head north, away from the city. On our way, we get to scope out some of the amazing landscapes of Nepal including the tallest Lord Shiva statue at Sanga. The helicopter flies over the wavy highways of Nuwakot, Rasuwa, and Sindhupalchok district. After about 30min, we reach the mesmerizing Gosaikunda Lake at 4,380m.
Once we touch down at the Gosaikunda Lake region, a refreshing breeze hits you reminding that you are at the Himalayas now. You will find the lake surrounded by large rocks of different shapes and sizes. Swimming at the lake is not prohibited, but surely not recommended. The water there is cold. However, every once in awhile pilgrims dip their bodies as a ritual. The weather at Gosaikunda Lake is unpredictable. One moment it’s sunny and the next thing you know, you are covered in snow. Which is why we only spend half an hour. Spending more time could result in consequences that might ruin this beautiful journey. However, it is more than enough for us to take in the heaven-like environment and even take some pictures. After a delightful breakfast, we return to the helicopter and prepare to get back to Kathmandu.
The thrilling flight back from Gosaikunda Lake to Kathmandu gives you one more chance to comprehend the satisfactory trip. After 30 minutes, we landed at the airport at Kathmandu, officially ending the trip. It’s time to bid our goodbyes. But before that, you will be presented with a review book. It only takes 2 minutes to fill in your experience and shortcomings of the tour. This makes a world of a difference for us and our crew to tune our flights and services in the future.
The Langtang National Park was established in 1976, a long time back. It is the first Himalayan National Park of Nepal and also the country’s fourth protected area. The park covers 1,710 sq. km. in the area and exceeds 6,450m of altitude. Gosainkunda Lake Helicopter Tour is a decent opportunity to explore the Langtang National Park as you will fly over the beautiful vegetation of Langtang National Park. Rasuwa, Nuwakot, and Sindhupalchok are a few of the major districts that lie at Langtang national park. The park also includes Langtang mountain range with peaks such as Dorje Lakpa (6,988m) and Langtang Lirung (7,245m).
The Gosaikunda – Langtang region is mostly inhabited by Tamang people. They are very rich in culture and traditions. Tamangs are a highly enthusiastic ethnic group in Nepal. The language, dresses, and culture contribute to their social structure. Tamang people are Buddhist by religion. However, their language is derived from the Tibeto-Burman language family. Along with a strong sense of unity, they are brave and do not back down from challenges. They are welcoming and love to celebrate. Sonam Lhochhar is the main festival among Tamangs which falls in February – March (Magh in Nepali calendar). The Lhochhar is celebrated with dance and music, usually referred to as “Tamang Selo”.
Gosaikunda Lake is the final destination of our heli tour. The sacred lake is believed to be connected to the taking of Lord Shiva, the god of divine power. It is also believed that after several years of meditation he took a bath at Gosainkunda to acquire the purity of his soul. Therefore, Hindus on the full moon day follow rituals at the lake and take baths to wash away the sins they might have done over their lifetime. During the Gosaikunda Heli Tour, you will get to experience the lake in-person and enjoy the pristine environment that surrounds the lake.
If you prefer to fly from Pokhara or if you are already at Pokhara, then it is much easier to start the Gosaikunda Lake Heli Tour from Pokhara. Many travelers prefer to drive or fly to Pokhara before starting the tour, which is why this is an alternative. However, the cost of flying from Kathmandu is a bit higher than from Pokhara. Everything else is the same. The helicopter flights are based on either flight-sharing or as a special charter. Please call us at [+977-9851010696, +977-9851010697, +977-9851203493, +977-4155340] to check the availability.
A chartered helicopter tour to Gosaikunda Lake gives you the luxury to fly alone without any hassle. You get to decide your own time for the trip. It is also possible for you to add a private guide who will keep you well-informed about the locations that you visit. Not to mention a well-experienced pilot who ensures safety.
Note: To request a quotation for Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour in Nepal, call us at [+977-9851010696, +977-9851010697, +977-9851203493, +977-4155340] or email us at [email protected].
The Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour in Nepal takes about 1 and 1/2 hours to complete. It is relatively a short heli tour. However, we promise to give you the most out of it. We do not doubt that this will be your best 1 and 1/2 hours in Nepal. So, if you are ready to embark on your adventure to the pristine Gosaikunda Lake, then we encourage you to book with us sooner.
To book the Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour in Nepal, simply call us at [+977-9851010696, +977-9851010697, +977-9851203493, +977-4155340] or leave us an email at simrikair.com.np. You can either customize your trips according to your preference or let our experts do the work. Also, you can add destinations and visit more than one location in a single flight. Below is the detailed itinerary of the Gosaikunda Heli Tour in Nepal, have a look!
Important: The flight usually takes place early in the morning between 6:30 am to 7 am. Flight timing may vary or delay depending upon the weather condition. However, prior notice will be sent to you if it may happen. Therefore, unless you are notified beforehand, you can be assured of the flight time.
One of the representatives from Simrik Air will receive you after you reach the domestic terminal at Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be provided with the contact details of the representative while booking.
Before boarding, our captains will run you through some important guidelines and things to avoid during the helicopter flight. You will be introduced to the flight crew and a chance to clear up any queries regarding the flight. The instructions provided by the pilots are to be followed strictly at all times.
The helicopter takes off from the airport with an interesting aerial view of the Kathmandu valley. Then we head to the north towards the Langtang region. Flying over the Langtang National Park, we get some incredible views of the verdant hills with the backdrop of the Langtang mountain range.
Upon landing at Gosaikunda Lake, you will encounter some large rocks surrounding the lake. The cold breeze greets you to the Gosaikunda.
Once you step out, the thin air fills your heart with an extreme sense of adventure and altitude. The environment is usually cold. The prayer flags decorate the surroundings and a teahouse with some locals who are always glad to share some stories and unheard facts of the lake. The Gosaikunda Lake is holy to Hindus and Buddhists, therefore it shall be treated with respect at all times. After some quality time, we prepare our flight back to Kathmandu.
The Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour comes to an end as we fly back to the domestic terminal at Tribhuvan International Airport. Swirling above the region for one last time, we bid our goodbyes to the beautiful lake of Gosaikunda. After around 30 minutes of return flight, we reach the airport on our regular schedule.
Note: Here you can add destinations to visit instead of returning to Kathmandu. To learn about available locations to pair with Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour in Nepal, please contact our representatives at [+977-9851010696, +977-9851010697, +977-9851203493, +977-4155340] or email us at [email protected].
During the departure at Tribhuvan International Airport, we will take some time to fill up a review form regarding the trip. Simrik Air is always looking for ways to enhance the flight experience at all times. Your review and feedback will help us improve our services.
Finally, the Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour is now over and after a long tiring day, you can now finally rest and scroll through some of the wonderful pictures and memories that you collected on this journey with Simrik Air.
- Charter for up to 5 pax depending on the weight
- Helicopter fare as per flight sector
- Company service charges including government taxes
- Emergency oxygen and a comprehensive first aid kit
- Passenger insurance
- Personal expenses (extra meals and clothing)
- National Park Fee (If applicable)
- Airport Tax (USD2)
- Breakfast cost at Gosaikunda Lake
- Everything else apart from “The tour includes” section above
Gosaikunda Lake lies at 4,380m from the sea level. At this kind of altitude, the weather change is frequent. Most of the time, it’s windy and dry in the Gosaikunda region. However, it can change quickly. So, it is really important to pick the right time which is favorable for a helicopter flight. While picking our time for Gosaikunda flight, we are looking to avoid foggy and rainy weather as either will distort the views making the helicopter flight worthless.
The best time for Gosaikunda falls during Autumn and Spring season. As per our experience, most travelers prefer Autumn. The days are warm and sunny with dry weather which makes it easy to tour around the lake. The landscapes are at their best during this time accompanied by the crisp views of the Himalayan ranges. Below we take a detailed look into each season, we suggest you go through them before you pick the ideal one for you to visit Gosaikunda.
The Autumn season is the best time for the Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour. However, be informed that this season is not the only ideal season for Gosaikunda Helicopters. If you have missed Autumn, you can still pick a good time for the tour since it only requires 2 hours at max.
Autumn extends from September to Mid-December. During this time, the sky becomes clear and the views of the Himalaya come to life. The weather is stable and the temperature is highly favorable. Since most of the travelers prefer Autumn, you can expect some traffic while touring Gosaikunda.
The Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour can also be enjoyed during the spring (March to May). The spring is considered the second-best season for the Gosaikunda Heli Tour. The temperature is moderate ranging from 10°C to 20°C. During this season, the scenery is exceptional and along the way, you will encounter dense forests blooming with rhododendron.
There is little to no chance of rain which makes it even more exciting to visit Gosaikunda Lake during the spring. However, there is always a slight chance and you can never be too sure. So it is always better to prepare.
The monsoon season falls from June to August. During the season, the Gosaikunda region experiences a warm summer. The daytime averages 25°C in lower altitude but it drops as you start gaining altitude. There is a frequent rainfall that makes the surrounding wet and slippery. Trekking is not really a good idea during monsoon. The weather can get foggy which obstructs the views.
During monsoon, local farmers are highly engaged in the field. Therefore, if you happen to fly during monsoon, you will experience the fascinating terrace farming from the helicopter. To see hundreds of farmers working simultaneously to plant is indeed a wondrous experience.
The Gosaikunda region is extremely cold during the winter. The temperature ranges from 6°C to 9°C during the daytime and drops significantly during the night. The lake will be frozen during winter with its surroundings covered in snow. However, we have to admit that the views look lovely. The weather condition could get uncomfortable if you are not so used to cold temperatures.
So, if you plan on traveling to Gosaikunda during the winter season, make sure you are well-prepared and well-packed. Our travel experts will tell you exactly what you need in order to have an amazing helicopter tour to Gosaikunda even in winter. They will not only fill you up on some crucial information but also help you prepare a custom itinerary for the tour.
The Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour is short, but it is still important to be prepared and pack well. The UV rays are intense when sunny since the location lies at a high altitude. Be careful not to pack too much since it will be hard for you to carry around and increase the weight. All in all, it is important to pack light but also to pack smart. Here is what we suggest you take with you:
- Windproof down jacket
- UV protection sunglasses
- A water bottle
- Lip balm and moisturizer
- Silk/Nylon scarf
- Full sleeve clothing
- Warm pair of trousers
- Camera essentials
Note: Based on our experience, the above items should suffice. Should you need to carry more than the above-listed items, make sure they are obligatory.
All of the helicopter tours by Simrik are followed by some mandatory safety rules and regulations. Safety being our utmost priority, we ensure that our passengers are well informed about the rules. Below are some safety measures and tips before you take on the Gosaikunda Lake Helicopter Tour in Nepal, which should be followed with discipline at all costs.
- Pay attention to the captain during the flight. S/he will explain everything that you need to know before entering and exiting the aircraft.
- Always approach the helicopter after the captain has signaled to do so. Never approach the helicopter from behind.
- It is your responsibility to secure your personal belongings. If an item is blown away while boarding, never chase after it.
- Smoking is strictly prohibited within 50 feet range of the aircraft.
- Only exit the helicopter once the captain has instructed that it is safe.
Please acknowledge the safety rules thoroughly and follow along with the instruction and you should have a safe flight with a lot of thrill and excitement. Act responsibly inside the aircraft and encourage your peers to do the same. Should you have any further inquiries about safety precautions, kindly reach us at [email protected] for further inquiries.
Simrik Air operates four AS350B3e and a Bell 407 GXP. All of our helicopters undergo regular maintenance and servicing. The aircraft comes with some of the remarkable features such as easy take-off and landing at marginal weather conditions. The helicopters at Simrik are simply incomparable to most helicopters in Nepal as they are empowered with exceptional engines. There is no doubt that the fleets at Simrik Air are best in business.
The B3e is one of the commonly used helicopters by Simrik Air for tours. The B3e is manufactured by Airbus, the company that holds the record for the highest altitude landing and taking off. The Airbus AS350B3e surpasses most of the single-engine helicopters when it comes to versatility and performance. After many years of experience with the B3e, we have found that it is one of the most trusted helicopters for high altitude tours like the Gosaikunda helicopter tour.
Bell 407 GXP:
Bell 407 GXP is the recently introduced aircraft to Simrik Air, manufactured by Bell Helicopter as a multipurpose helicopter. The helicopter comes with a four-blade, single-engine, and civil utility feature which is highly reliable. Accompanied by a spacious cabin, the high-performance engine provides a smooth ride in virtually all weather conditions. Suitable for heavyweight and tough rescue missions.
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 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 and by the best.
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.
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].
You can book the Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour by picking a date that best suits you from our ‘Fixed Departure Date’ section and filling 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.
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.
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.
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 of camping and trekking equipment. Nevertheless, it depends upon your preferences and what you want out of the trip.
Yes, it is possible for kids/elderly to experience the Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour in Nepal.
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.
It is very unlikely to suffer from Altitude Sickness given the minimal amount of time that we will be spending at the 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.
Yes, all of our helicopters are equipped with emergency oxygen tanks. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) can be unpredictable. Therefore, we always carry the safety equipment including first aid and an oxygen tank
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.
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 at 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.
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 [+977-9851010696, +977-9851010697, +977-9851203493, +977-4155340].
Yes. Flight delay or cancellation mostly occurs during the monsoon season due to frequent rainfall and poor weather conditions.
Initially, the 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.
Simrik Air is the most trusted helicopter service provider in Nepal. Our services include adventure tours and rescue services. The company is run by local expertise and members with over a decade of experience in tourism in Nepal. Safety of the clients being our absolute priority, we are flexible with our services. Here at Simrik Air, we have developed a solid team who work collectively on the same mission, to push the standards of tourism in Nepal for the better.
Over the last 18 years, Simrik Air has established itself as the pioneer in the Nepalese helicopter industry, with milestones across its tourism and business ventures. Despite many ups and downs, we have stayed dedicated to our vision and we enjoy what we do. We are determined to share the passion with travelers from all around the world in a fun and enjoyable way.
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You can easily customize the tour and add destinations with the EBC Helicopter Tour in Nepal. Consult with our experts to create a tour that fits your needs. There are various travel destinations in Nepal which can be done via helicopter. Pick yours and let us know, we will get back with the quote and a flexible itinerary.
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