Flight Duration: Minimum 1 hour to Maximum 2 hours with shortstops.
Location: Central North Himalaya range around Rasuwa district of Bagmati Zone. Latitude 28.0820° N, Longitude 85.4150° E
Major Stops: At Gosainkunda, time permitting at Sing Gompa or Dhunche.
Aerial Distance: Approx. 32 km air distance direct north of Kathmandu.
Local Culture: Around Rasuwa district and Langtang region populated by Tamang people, the indigenous ethnic hill tribe interwoven to Buddhism with fascinating colorful culture and customs.
Helicopter Model: AS 350 B series of helicopters of Euro-Copter, France as well as popular all over the world and Ecureuil model or similar.
Fail-Safe Design, Comfortable Seating Arrangements, maximum 5 seats excluding Pilot, Suitable for all types of helicopter missions and can fly up to an altitude of above 5,000 m or 16,000 feet high.
5 a.m wake-up call at your hotel with early morning breakfast.
5:30 a.m or 5: 45 a.m transfer for a short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport to check-in for the Heli flight, as well completing security formalities.
The airport main door opens from 6 a.m. onwards.
By 6:30 a.m not later than 7 a.m. board in a chopper parked a little further of a few minutes' walks.
Welcome by airline staff and captain of the Helicopter, then get seated on the back of the pilot, if there is only one pilot, passengers can take a seat next to pilot in the front also.
After getting organized, the pilot welcomes you onboard and brief you on the safety measures and route of the Heli flight, as well as the names of some famous well-known peaks. Including weather situation and duration of stop at Gosaikunda.
Slowly the pilot lifts off the engine flying high above Kathmandu city and the valley, as soon you hit high altitude grand views of Himalayan peaks appears.
The helicopter heads straight north of Kathmandu, flying high above the valley, rivers, and green hills.
As you enjoy the panorama of Himalayan peaks, then slowly the heli gains height overlooking towns and villages down below, then finally makes an easy landing on a Heli-Pad at Gosaikunda near the shore of the holy lake.
Herewith time to walk around the lake, at a given time by the pilot and as well one can have hot drinks to make the wonderful morning activities much worth-while.
After an hour or less, after enjoying a good short walk along with views, and observing some offerings and traces left by the pilgrims, then get ready for the return flight to Kathmandu.
At Kathmandu airport, our vehicle, staff, and driver will be at your disposal for a short drive back to your hotel, after a marvelous morning with exciting moments on Gosaikunda Heli Tour.