Gosaikunda Lake, which lies in the Langtang region of Nepal, is an amalgamation of both beauty and spiritualism. This is one of the magnificent lakes on the lap of the Langtang range of the Himalayas, which is situated in the remote areas of the Helambu, surrounded by the snow-covered Himalayas.
The highest point to be reached in this trek is Gosaikunda Lake(4380 meters/ 14370ft) above sea level, it is also known as the Frozen Lake of Nepal because the lake remains frozen during the month of winter (October to June).
There are more than 100 holy Kunda (lakes) both for Hindus and Buddhists in this region, but Gosaikunda has its own importance. Hindu people believe that Lord Shiva had created this holy lake Gosaikunda with his trident to pacify his thrust after consuming poison (which came out during ‘Saaghar Manthan’ between Gods and Demons), so that the poison may not destroy the living creature.
So during the month of August- September the day of the ‘Janaipoornima’ festival thousands of devotees both from Hinduism and Buddhism visit the lake for a dip, as it is believed that taking a dip in this holy lake will wash away all the sin from the body and soul so that when we die our soul will rest in heaven and gain liberation from the circle of re-birth.
In this region, we will be able to view the settlements of Tamang and Sherpa people mainly of Tibetan origin. Apart from exploring the holy lake, we will be able to view wild forests, waterfalls, wildlife, etc.
Enchanting mountains are another attraction of this tour, Langtang Lirung(7246m), Gangchempo(5846m) and Dorje Lakpa(6966m), Sisa Pangma, and many more Himalayas will make the helicopter tour a memorable experience.
Furthermore, the lifestyle of the people here will fascinate all the travelers, Tibetan monasteries, and wild animals like mountain tar, snow leopards, jackal, rabbit, wild boars, monkeys, and moreover, the Red panda is another attraction of this region.
Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour is one of the unique programs designed by Discover Altitude for travelers who wish to be at one of the most sacred lakes of Hindu and Buddhist followers, it is a lake created by Lord Shiva, one of the most worshipped Hindu gods.
Gosaikundha Helicopter tour is a short and easy day tour on the lap of the Himalayas, which takes about 4 hours from the main city of Kathmandu. It is about a 15-20 minute helicopter ride from the Kathmandu airport, with a mesmerizing view of the Kathmandu valley, the surrounding hills, and the mighty Himalayas.
The views of the Himalayas as we reach the Gosaikundha will be of 360° panoramic view, which is really awesome. As we land at the Lake, the pilot will allocate us some free time for worshipping, taking a dip in the lake, making some pictures, and going around viewing the lake, and also for some tea or coffee as per our interest. We as believe a dip in the lake will purify our inner as well as outer body and soul.
Your pilot will inform you about all the surrounding views while flying into Gosaikundha Lake. Now your age and physical condition won’t affect you to stop visiting one of the holiest lakes known as the Gosaikunda Lake.
If you want to try some other alternative helicopter rides into the Himalayas of Nepal, Discover Altitude has numerous options for a day tour into the Himalayas of Nepal, some of the amazing day tours are: Muktinath Helicopter Tour, Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour, Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour and Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp