Gosainkunda lake helicopter tour

Trip Facts

  • Cost Start FromUS$ 250 per person
  • Duration 1 Days
  • TransportationNA
  • DestinationNepal
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About Trip

Gosainkunda lake helicopter tour provides easy and quick access to the holiest Gosainkunda Lake located in Langtang National Park. This helicopter tour is considered as one of the shortest helicopter tours in Nepal. The Gosainkunda Lake Helicopter tour starts from Kathmandu and ends at Kathmandu after landing at the bank of holy lake. Before returning back, a break is given to the visitors for any puja, Havan or holy bath. Further visitors can also explore the beautiful lakes and spectacular mountain views. Strolling around the lake one can get to see the astonishing reflection of surrounding snow-clad mountains in the crystal clear lake of Gosainkunda which is truly outstanding.

Gosainkunda lake is considered as a holy site for Hindu and Buddhist. Due to its holiness, every year a large number of pilgrims visit this sacred place. Gosainkunda Lake is believed to have been created by Lord Shiva when he thrust his holy Trident into a mountain to extract water so that he could cool his blazing throat after he had swallowed poison. Further, the large rock in the center of the lake is said to be the remains of the Shiva Shrine. Pilgrims visiting this place believe that taking a bath in the holy lake takes away the pain, sorrow, and sins.

Not only for the religious tour, Gosainkunda is also popular for incredible mountain views and beautiful glaciers lakes. The enthralling beauty of Gosainkunda attracts thousands of trekkers to do the Gosainkunda Lake Trek. A number of trekkers do this trek as part or extension of Langtang Valley Trekking or Helambu Trek.  If you wish then you can also relish in the serene environment of Gosainkunda by joining the Gosainkunda Lake Helicopter Tour.

Situated at an elevation of 4380m, Gosainkunda is one of the renowned mountain trekking destinations in Nepal. It is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake in the Rasuwa district of Nepal and has been designated a Ramsar site on 29 September 2007. The lake melts down and remains frozen to form the Trishuli River and remains frozen for six months of the winter from October to June. For this reason, Gosainkunda lake is also known as a frozen lake.


Why choose Gosainkunda Lake Helicopter Tour?

Trekking to Gosainkunda lake takes about a week to complete and is quite strenuous too. Gosainkunda trek rewards you with various wonders so if you have time and energy then trekking provides you a great experience. However, if you have the ardent desire to reach the holy lake but do not want to hike for a long day then you can join the Gosainkunda Helicopter Tour package. You will feel blessed and astonished reaching the bank of Gosainkunda Lake. Hindu mythology attributes Gosainkunda as the abode of the Hindu deities Shiva and Gauri. The Hindu scriptures Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu Purana and the epics Mahabharata and Ramayana refer to Samundra Manthan, which is directly related to the origin of Gosainkunda.  The water of Gosainkunda is considered holy water and also there is a place carrying a particular significance during the Gangadashara festival and the Janai Purnima festival. At this time thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit this area.

Gosainkunda Lake Helicopter Tour is perfect for those nature lovers and pilgrims who want to visit this holiest place but do not have enough time for trekking. The tour is suitable for people of all age groups. The flight to Gosainkunda offers breathtaking views of snowcapped mountains such as Langtang, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu ranges and many more. In addition, the glacier lakes such as Gosainkunda, Saraswatikunda, and Bhairabkunda can also be seen from the helicopter. The areal view of these lakes surrounded by fascinating snow-capped mountains is something one should experience once in their lifetime. 


What is the best time of the year for the Gosainkunda Heli Tour?

Gosainkunda Helicopter Tour is suitable for all the year and the season. However many people do this tour during Spring and Autumn season. Spring and autumn are the best seasons to plan the helicopter tour to Gosainkunda. During these seasons you can have spectacular views of mountains and the surrounding environment.


How much does a Gosainkunda Helicopter Tour cost?

Gosainkunda Helicopter Tour cost differs from company to company however, you will not find a huge difference in price. Gosainkunda Heli Tour price depends on private and sharing pax policy.  If you decide to choose the private charter flight then it will definitely cost higher than the sharing one. The helicopter tour to Gosainkunda can accommodate at most 5 persons at a time. Normal Gosainkunda Helicopter Tour cost details are given below:


No. of people

Price (per person)


USD 250


USD 400


USD 450


USD  650


USD 1200 (being private charter)


Equipment for Gosainkunda Heli Tour in Nepal

Gosainkunda Lake Helicopter Tour is one of the shortest Helicopter tours in Nepal and you can complete this tour within around 2 hours. So, as the trip is of a short duration you needn’t have to pack heavy equipment or gears. A nice daypack with warm clothing would be enough for your trip.

  • Woolen gloves, socks, and hats

  • Wind/Waterproof down jacket and trouser

  • Camera to capture memories

  • Sunglass and lip balms

  • Some light snacks, dry fruits, chocolates

  • 2 bottles of water


Can we do a group joining a helicopter tour?

Definitely, if you wish then you can do group joining helicopter tour. It is quite affordable also in comparison to the private charter helicopter tour. If you choose the group joining tour then the total price is distributed among the members in the group so the cost gets less than that of the private one. The flight can accommodate 5 persons at a time.


How can I book the Gosainkunda Lake Helicopter Tour?

You can book the Gosainkunda Heli Tour package from any of the local trekking companies in Nepal which provides this tour package. Among many Mountain Rock Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd is one of them. It one of the well-known trekking companies in Nepal that offers you the Gosainkunda Lake Helicopter Tour package at a reasonable cost. You can book the trip by doing the payment by bank transfer or by using the online payment form.


Payments by Bank Transfer

  • You can email us with your preferred date and details.

  • We will provide you the detailed costs of the given trip as soon as possible.

  • Email us the details after the bank transfer

  • You will be provided with receipts within at most 12 hours after the amount gets credited into our account.

  • You should send a copy of the passport along with the payment details.


Last Minute Booking / inquire for this trip

You can call us ( +9779849023179 - Dipak Pande) and WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat and line available @ 24 hrs or email info@mountainrocktreks.com

Trip Highlights

  • pilgrimage tour 
  • best lake views and Himalayas views
  • Scenic views of langtang mountain range.
  • Fastest pilgrim trip

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Morning flight to gosaikunda

Cost Includes

  • Hotel-TIA domestic-Hotel in a private vehicle.
  • TIA domestic airport-Gosaikunda Lake-TIA domestic in the helicopter
  • Breakfast/lunch in Gosaikunda
  • A short walking tour around the Gosaikunda Lake.


Cost Excludes

Your personal expenses

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Morning flight to gosaikunda Fly from Kathmandu to the Gosaikunda Lake. Complete your worship at the Lake, walk around, enjoy the breathtaking Langtang range and fly back to Kathmandu.