Pickup time by 6:30 a.m. Flight Time from 7 to 8 a.m. as weather wise.Duration of flight with stops: 2-3 hours. Back to Hotel by 10 a.m. or 10: 30 a.m. Flight distance of 62 k.m. / 39 miles from Kathmandu to Langtang Valley at Kyanjin Gompa, and 41 km / 26 miles to Gosainkunda from Kathmandu.
Langtang Valley & Gosainkunda Helicopter Tour, a fascinating ride on a spacious chopper, a short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport. After getting clearance from the security at the airport, then reach the Helipad. Received by the captain of the chopper and airline crews, after short introduction with the pilot.
Board in the comfort of nice seating helicopter, passengers can have the pleasure seating next to the pilot. If the co-pilot is not flying, as the chopper takes off enjoy the panorama of Kathmandu city and the valley. Heading high the pilot then heads North-West towards Central Himalayas where Langtang Himal is located.
Overlooking grand vista of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal as far towards Annapurna in the far west with Jugal Himal towards east. An amazing flight flying across high green hills covered in dense forest of rhododendron, pines and fir trees.
Slowly the helicopter heads above the tree lines reaching a wide valley of Langtang; then landing near a lovely settlement of Kyanjin Gompa.
Enjoy the dramatic scenery of rolling hills with series of snow-capped peaks of Langtang Himal as far towards Dorje Lakpa. Time permitting visit the Kyanjin Gompa settlement with many good lodge for the trekkers. A nice way to catch glimpse of local culture of native Tamang, the main tribes of Langtang region.
After a refreshing stop enjoying the grand surrounding scenery, board in the helicopter for next destination. The helicopter flies high above hills dotted with farm terraces and villages, then reaching Gosainkunda, situated on a basin.Surrounded by rocky hills, towering cliffs and snow peaks, a spectacular location the holiest of all holy sites for all Hindu followers. At Gosainkunda an annual religious festival event is held in the month of August, as per Hindu Lunar Calendar. Which is called ‘Janai Purnima’, falls in the time of full moon and auspicious day to visit Gosainkunda Lake. As well around other ponds located on high Himalayas, thousands of devotees and pilgrims pay homage to Lord Shiva.
A small shrine and temple of Shiva located by the shore of holy Gosainkunda Lake; the menfolk takes a bath and a cool dip. The belief is it relinquishes the sins of a hundreds life time, and the day to change holy thread. Performed by men and teenage boys with worship and prayers.
From this holy site of Gosainkunda, after a holy visit for devotees can have time for short prayer, worship and offering. Return journey a short flight of less than an hour to land at Kathmandu airport, after a refreshing and exciting experience on Langtang Valley & Gosainkunda Helicopter Tour.
With more than 5 passengers, for above 6 to 10, chartering another helicopter, but with 5-6 on the same chopper. The pilot lands at Dhunche town Helipad, the headquarters town of Rasuwa district and Langtang region. The pilot does the shuttles the passengers to and from Langtang and Gosainkunda.
So that every passengers can enjoy the views and experience the holy lake of Gosainkunda and scenic Langtang valley.
Depending upon the seasons, but mostly for all seasons carry a light day pack with necessary items for the morning trip. Wearing warm clothes, down jacket, sun hat and woolen tops, scarf, sun-glass and sun-blocks. On higher altitude the sun is bright with strong UV, needs protection against the bright sunlight.
Wearing boots, or sport shoes, might need to walk for short distance like at Kalapathar hill bottom and at Everest View Hotel. As well some money for refreshment drinks and breakfast at Everest View Hotel.
At least a month ahead or minimum of a week or few days, after paying the amount charged for the flight. Full payment should be made before boarding the helicopter for the Langtang & Gosainkunda tour. The cost depends upon the number of passengers or for chartering as private for one family or friends.
Yes you can carry a packed breakfast, but it will be cold to consume but can carry with you. Enjoy the breakfast wherever the landing spot is on the tour, preferable places is at Kyanjin Gompa with many good lodges and restaurants.As well time permitting depending upon the weather and pilot decisions.