Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Helicopter Tour
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Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Helicopter Tour

Price: USD 550.0


calender icon Duration 1.0 days
accommodation icon Accommodation No Accomodation
season icon Best Season Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec,
hiking icon Hiking,Sight Seeing 1.0 days
transportation icon Transportation helicopter days
altitude icon Max-Altitude 4380.0 m
meal icon Meal No Meals
difficulty icon Difficulty easy

Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Helicopter Tour Overview

Embark, on an expedition through the magnificent Himalayas, with the Langtang Gosaikunda helicopter tour, an amazing journey that reveals the awe inspiring beauty and cultural abundance of Nepal’s Langtang region.

This extraordinary journey offers a blend of Nepal’s Himalayas providing accessibility and inclusivity that can capture the hearts and minds of all. Set against the backdrop of snow capped peaks and lush valleys this expedition transcends boundaries calling upon adventurers culture enthusiasts and those seeking serenity alike.

Embark, on a journey designed for adventurers seeking both awe inspiring vistas and an authentic cultural experience. This expedition seamlessly combines thrilling moments of flying above snow capped peaks with moments of contemplation by the revered waters of Gosaikundas. It guarantees an encounter that truly captures the beauty of Nepal. Join us on this transformative adventure that transcends barriers welcoming individuals, from all walks of life regardless of age or interests to fully embrace the Himalayas in a manner.


Experience a bird's eye view of the scattered settlements, in Kathmandu, the capital city.

Experience interactions with the Sherpa tribe living up in the Himalayas and learn about their way of life.

Make a visit to Kyajin monastery, a monastery that holds years of history and spiritual significance.

Get a glimpse of Langtang National Park, known for its vegetation that includes rhododendrons, towering pines and delicate alpine plants.

Gosaikunda lake situated at an altitude of 4380 meters.

Prepare to be amazed by breathtaking views of Mt. Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa Yala Peak and other majestic peaks that surround this region.

This adventure is suitable, for people of all ages.

Gosaikunda Lake

Gosaikunda Lake is a breathtaking freshwater lake located in the Langtang National Park of Nepal, at an altitude. It holds significance for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Is situated approximately 4,380 meters (14,370 feet) above sea level covering an area of around 13.8 hectares (34 acres). This beautiful lake lies to the north of Kathmandu nestled between Helambu, Langtang Valley and Langtang National Park. It has long been renowned in society due to its connection with Lord Shiva, the deity associated with power and destruction, in Hindu mythology.

In this area you can find a total of 108 lakes with the ones being Saraswati Lake, Bhairab Lake Surya Lake, Naga Lake and Gosikunda. Among these lakes Gosikunda holds a place, for both Hindus and Buddhists as it is considered a pilgrimage site. Every year devotees from parts of the country visit this lake to take a purifying dip, in its waters.

Religious Beliefs

According to Hindu belief, Lord Shiva is credited with creating Gosaikunda Lake when he drove his Trishula, or Trident, into a mountain in order to draw water out of it to soothe his poisoned throat. People continue to think that the enormous rock beside the lake is a Shiva shrine. There is another who says that those with a pure soul can see Lord Shiva's reflection beneath the river. Samudra Manthan is mentioned in the Hindu scriptures Vishnu Purana, Bhagavata Purana, and the epics Mahabharata and Ramayana as having a direct connection to the beginning of Gosaikunda and providing a very clear explanation.

Although Gosaikunda Lake is primarily considered a place, for Hindus it also holds significance for Buddhist pilgrims particularly in relation to Padmasambhava, who is also known as Guru Rinpoche.

In the tradition Gosaikunda is closely associated with Padmasambhava, a respected figure who played a vital role in spreading Buddhism across the Himalayan regions such, as Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan during the 8th century. According to legend Padmasambhava, a master engaged in meditation at various holy sites including Gosaikunda.




8:00 AM:
The tour starts by picking you up from your hotel, in Kathmandu. After that, you will be taken to the Heli Terminal, at Tribhuvan International Airport. Our experienced pilot will provide you with a safety briefing and instructions to ensure a pleasant flight experience.

8:30 AM:
Get on the helicopter. Find your seats as we prepare for a 30 minute journey, to Langtang Gosaikunda. As the helicopter takes off you'll be amazed, by the breathtaking views of the Kathmandu Valley that gradually give way to the captivating landscape of the Langtang region.

9:00 AM:
Embark, on a journey to Gosaikunda Lake. Be mesmerized by the view of its crystal clear waters nestled among the majestic Himalayan peaks. Take your time as you'll have an hour to soak in the peacefulness capture photographs and immerse yourself in the sacred atmosphere of this revered place.

Explore the surrounding nature through walks and hikes uncovering trails and viewpoints along the way. Take a moment to relax by the lakeside perhaps enjoying a tranquil picnic amidst the beauty. It is not uncommon for visitors to participate in rituals like bathing for purification during Hindu festivals such as Janai Purnima. The lakeside also serves as a spot for prayer offering moments of meditation and reflection that deepen one's connection to this serene place highlighting its importance, in both Hindu and Buddhist traditions.

10:00 AM:

As the helicopter rises it presents a chance to appreciate the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas and the Langtang Valley before turning. The flight path leads passengers back, towards Kathmandu. As we move forward we witness another change, in the scenery. The sprawling urban landscape of Kathmandu Valley comes into sight contrasting with the backdrop of the Himalayas.

10:30 AM: 

Arrive safely at Tribhuvan International Airport after a breathtaking helicopter tour of Langtang Gosaikunda. This incredible experience will leave a lasting impression of Nepals beauty providing a special view of its Himalayan landscapes and rich cultural heritage.

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Included & Excluded Items in the Trip Package

included icon Included

  • Helicopter Tour in Langtang Gosaikunda is given below 1:20 hours flights from Kathmandu to Langtang and Gosaikunda.
    Lukla to Kathmandu by Helicopter Pilot's salary, insurance, and food.

    Helicopter fuels and all related charges of Helicopter.

    Pick up from your hotel and drop off at your Hotel.

    All Government tax and service charges.

excluded icon Excluded

  • Airport Tax
    National Park Entry fee

    Breakfast or Lunch at Stoping place


Trip Information

Benefits of doing Helicopter Tour

Spectacular Views:
Helicopter tours offer an opportunity to see the world from above providing awe-inspiring views of landscapes, mountains, and famous landmarks that are often difficult to reach by other modes of transportation. Passengers can enjoy panoramas. Capture stunning photos, from unique vantage points.

Time Efficiency:
Going on a helicopter tour is a way to maximize your time when exploring places or enjoying breathtaking views. It's particularly advantageous if you're short, on time, or looking for a paced sightseeing experience.

Helicopter tours offer an opportunity to explore hard-to-reach destinations allowing people to access rugged terrains, secluded valleys, and mountainous regions that might be difficult to explore on foot or using other means of transportation. This accessibility is particularly beneficial, for individuals, with mobility or those looking for a way to experience remote areas.

Comfort and Safety:
Helicopter tours place an emphasis, on ensuring the comfort and safety of passengers. By having pilots and utilizing state-of-the-art helicopters designed for flights travelers can indulge in a seamless safe and enjoyable experience while embracing the excitement of the adventure.

Personalized Experience:
Helicopter sightseeing tours often provide a customized experience because they limit the group sizes. This allows passengers to engage with both the pilots and guides ask any questions they have and customize the tour according to their preferences.

Environmental Conservation:
Helicopter tours have the potential to lessen their impact on the environment when compared to other forms of transportation. They can help in minimizing disturbances on the ground in ecosystems and safeguarding habitats.

Unsuitable weather for helicopter Tour

Poor Visibility: Fog, mist or a layer of clouds can greatly reduce visibility making it difficult for pilots to safely navigate through areas. Poor visibility can also obscure the scenery. Pose risks, to the flight's safety.

Heavy Precipitation: Rain, snow, or hail can have an impact, on the safety and overall quality of flights. When it's raining or snowing visibility decreases, creating flying conditions and potentially affecting landing areas.

Strong Winds: In areas, with mountains windy conditions can be risky when it comes to taking off flying, and landing. Powerful gusts of wind can make helicopter flights difficult for pilots to control.

Turbulence: Unpredictable weather conditions, which are often accompanied by winds or atmospheric instability have the potential to create discomfort and safety concerns, for passengers during flights.

Thunderstorms: Lightning, thunder, and severe storms present dangers, to helicopter flights. Pilots refrain from flying in thunderstorm conditions because of the perilous nature of these weather phenomena.

Best Time to do this Tour

The optimal period to start a helicopter tour of Langtang Gosaikunda usually coincides with the weather conditions, in Nepal. This ensures that you have visibility, pleasant temperatures, and minimal rainfall. Typically the ideal months for this tour are, during the spring and autumn seasons.

Spring (March to May): During this time you can expect weather, beautiful blooming rhododendrons, and clear skies that create scenery. The transition, from winter to spring brings an array of colors, to the valleys and hillsides making the tour more visually captivating.

Autumn (September to November): Autumn, known as the time, for tourists offers weather, cool air, and unobstructed skies. The magnificent views of the Himalayas are particularly awe-inspiring, during this season creating an opportunity to appreciate the charm of the Langtang Gosaikunda area.

Sharing ride vs Private booking

You can do this Helicopter Tour by either sharing with others or by booking a Helicopter according to your preferences. However, Sharing and booking a private Helicopter for a tour has its own merits and demerits as well. Sharing a helicopter is budget-friendly and makes Everest even easier to reach. It also offers multiple landing means you can observe the view from both air and ground. The demerit of sharing a helicopter; is you might have to wait a little longer for others to join in a group with you.

Touring from a private helicopter might be a little costly but you will receive maximum flexibility on the tour by privately booking the helicopter. You can completely customize the date of the flight, stopping places, and the amount of time you want to spend at different stopping places. If you have your group for visiting the Everest base camp then it is better to go in a Private Helicopter with family and friends. The helicopter's maximum ride is 5 people on one flight.

Packing Items for Helicopter Tour

  • Clothing

Small Day Pack

Down Jacket

Shoes (wearing)

Inner and Outer layer gloves

Water Bottle

100% UV rays UV-protected sunglasses

Scarfs, shawl

Warm hat or Woolen hat

Snacks or Chocolate bar 

  • Electronics



Electrical adapters

Power bank

Weight Limit

The helicopter can carry 5 passengers with a combined weight of up to 450 kg(including packing items).

Langtang Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour Cost

The price of the Langtang Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour is contingent on the group size. Given limited opportunities for shared tours, similar to the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, the private helicopter flight is set at $1900, covering a landing at either Langtang or Gosaikunda Lake. Based on Group Size the cost of the Langtang Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour

Passenger Cost (Price $)




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Frequently Asked Question

Absolutely! The helicopter tour is designed to cater to a range of travelers including those with mobility constraints or limited availability.

In general, there are no specific restrictions. Nevertheless, each helicopter flight accommodates up to 5 passengers with a total weight limit of 450- 500kg. We kindly ask passengers to adhere to and comply with this weight limit.

Certainly, adverse weather conditions, Sometimes typically occurring in June, July, and August, can affect helicopter flights. Safety is our utmost priority, and we may adjust flights when necessary to ensure the safety and comfort of our passengers.

We recommend wearing warm clothing, for the prevailing weather. Don't forget to bring along a camera or smartphone to capture those views! Additionally please bring any essentials you may need throughout the tour.

Trekking provides a hands-on and physically challenging experience, fostering closer engagement with local communities and a thorough exploration of the region. In contrast, the helicopter tour offers a quicker, aerial perspective of landscapes without physical exertion, allowing for a shorter yet panoramic view.

Helicopter to Langtang Gosaikunda Lake is accessible throughout the entire year due to its proximity. While the rainy season (June, July & August) may occasionally affect flights, this helicopter tour is operational year-round, offering an exceptional experience with Himalayan views and diverse landscapes.

While the helicopter tour reaches significant altitudes, its shorter duration minimizes the risk of altitude-related issues. Oxygen supplements are also provided inside the helicopter in case passengers experience altitude symptoms.

The Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Helicopter Tour stands out as the most affordable and finest option from Kathmandu. It offers a stunning perspective of the Himalayas, picturesque landscapes, pristine oligotrophic lakes, and other natural wonders. Ideal for both families and various programs.


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