Overview Langtang Godaikunda Heli Tour is easier option to visit Langtang valley, the Himalayan beauty of Nepal who don't have time to trek around the Langtang valley Naturally you will be rewarded by breathtakingly beautiful seen of Himalayas plus it presents you an excellent opportunity to visit Langtang valley enjoy with natural serenity for a peace of mind. The key highlights of the tour are panoramic Langtang range, spectacular geographical features, and unbeatable natural beauty. If you wish to experience these diverse attractions that too in a short phase of time, this tour is highly recommended. On top of that, Langtang National park is also major object of attraction of this area.
Langtang Godaikunda Heli Tour is easier option to visit Langtang valley, the Himalayan beauty of Nepal who don't have time to trek around the Langtang valley Naturally you will be rewarded by breathtakingly beautiful seen of Himalayas plus it presents you an excellent opportunity to visit Langtang valley enjoy with natural serenity for a peace of mind. The key highlights of the tour are panoramic Langtang range, spectacular geographical features, and unbeatable natural beauty. If you wish to experience these diverse attractions that too in a short phase of time, this tour is highly recommended. On top of that, Langtang National park is also major object of attraction of this area.
Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd offers you the great Helicopter tour to Langtang valley who has desire to visit Langtang valley in a short time period. We fly north from Kathmandu to Kyanjing Gompa (3730m) and land there. Kyanjing Monastery and local cheese factory and smiling local Sherpa people and mountain yaks make it an insightful sightseeing tour. Beautiful scenery of the Lang tang mountain ranges can be seen from here. The valley pristine purity will inspire you, and may even challenge you softly to come back and trek in its National park.
Langtang region gives you different experience of trekking in each seasons. Each season has different weather conditions. Langtang region has mainly four season’s autumn, spring, Monsoon and winter. The best time to trek to Langtang is during Autumn and Spring. With proper itinerary and gears this region can also be visited during other seasons as well. Here’s what Langtang region receives and offers during different seasons of a year.
Nepal receives numbers of tourists from all over the world during Autumn being one of the peak tourist seasons. Autumn Season offers the best weather to visit Langtang Region. During Autumn the weather is warm and offers stunning views under blue sky.
The temperature ranges from 10°C-15°C (50°F-59°F) during the day. The mornings and nights are a bit colder than the days. This season gives you the most favorable weather for trekking with most stunning and sharpest views of the beautiful valleys and Himalayas.
Spring is the second best season to go trekking in the Langtang Region. During spring the day temperature ranges from 10°C-20°C (50°F-68°F). The days are long and warm during spring and you will have no rush reaching towards your destination. Moreover, you will witness the beautiful blooming flowers along the way during this season. You don’t need to worry about rain or snow during your trek to Langtang in the spring season.
Summer season falls during the months of June, July and August. As summer is the hottest season of the year and also beginning of the Monsoon season trekking is not very suitable during these months. The roads might be blocked due to mud slides and there are chances of heavy rainfall which makes the trial slippery and uncomfortable with leeches, bugs and worms. On the lighter side you can enjoy the greenery and rain washed surrounding of the Langtang region. Though sometimes the fog might interrupt the views but it gets clear after rainfall.
The Langtang region gets extremely cold during winter. Winter is the coldest season of the year and it fall during the month of December to February. The temperature drops to minus degree Celsius during the night and day temperature ranges from 6°C-9°C (42.8°F-48.2°F). Furthermore, the heavy snow fall, strong winds and harsh weather condition may create hazards during the trek. However, winter trek in Langtang region can be an option for peace loving and challenge seeking trekkers.
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, our representatives from Actual Adventure will be waiting you at the airport. After having a short meet and great session they will take you to the hotel in a private vehicle. At the evening we will welcome you with a special welcome dinner at a typical Nepali Restaurant with live cultural music. A short tor description will be held during the dinner. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Langtang Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour starts from Kathmandu. The helicopter ride gives you amazing views of the villages, mountains and landscapes of the Langtang Region. You can also see amazing views of Lauribinayak and glaciers. The helicopter will fly from Kathmandu , lands at Kyanjin Gompa from there fly to Gosaikunda and back to Kathmandu.
7:30 Fly to Gosaikunda from Kathmandu (15 – 20 minutes)
From Kathmandu you will fly to fly to Gosaikunda from Kathmandu. Gosaikunda is high altitude oligotrophic lake situated at an altitude of 4,380m. It lies in Rasua district of Nepal. The lake has a great significance for Hindu religion and each year numbers of pilgrims trek to this religious lake during Janaipurnima. According to Hindu mythology the lake was for me by digging a Trishul on a mountain by Lord Shiva to survive his thirst after swallowing poison. This magical lake remains frozen for six months from October to June. The total duration of the flight is about two hours. Since there is high risk of getting altitude sickness we cannot stay for longer hours at the sights.
The helicopter ride gives you the most wonderful views of the mountains and hills of Nepal. You can visit Langtang Valley, Kyanjing Gompa, Gosaikunda Lake and Saraswoti Kunda Lake in this Langtang Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour package.
Your Helicopter Tour to Langtang Gosaikunda ends here. We thank you for choosing us to celebrate your special moments with us and we hope we make your tour memorable and wonderful. We would like to hear your feedbacks regarding our service before you go. Have a safe journey to your onward destination. We hope to see you soon with your friends and colleagues.
Note: If you are already here in Kathmandu and want to do this tour then please kindly inform us in any of our contact details provided in the website.
Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
Visa Facility Duration Fee
Multiple entry 15 days US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency
Gratis (Free) Visa
For first visit in one visa year (January to December), gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, the visa can be extended from the department of immigration with respective fares.
Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.
Nepal Visa for Chinese Nationals
As per official circular of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, China, Chinese nationals applying for tourist visa to Nepal are being provided “gratis tourist visa” from Jan. 5, 2016, from following Nepali missions in the People’s Republic of China:
Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan will need to obtain visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal.
During this Classic Everest Base Camp trek you will fly to Lukla from Kathmandu only with your guide. Other team members like assistant guide and porters will join you from Lukla. We focus on giving employment opportunities to the local people as far as possible. We choose experienced field staff having good knowledge in their related field. We do have highly experienced team of porters and guides. Our field staff leaders are highly experienced and have undergone the trainings like. Intensive Wilderness First Aid, Trekking Guide Training, Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet, English Language, Conservation and Biodiversity, Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders).
Porters are the most helpful assistant for your Everest Base Camp Trek. They carry your luggage all the way through your trek. We use the local porters during Everest Base Camp Trek. It is a small effort from our side to provide them employment opportunity and help them maintain their living standard and look after their families. We provide one porter for each two members of a group and also provide personal porter on request with additional costs.
During your Trek you can also see several Yaks and Mules on your way used as porter. Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd doesn’t use yaks and mules as porters during the trek because we respect animal rights and emphasis on giving employment opportunities to the local people.
It is in the hand of guide and porter to actually make or break your trip. A good guide can give you a memorable trek of your life time whereas a bad can ruin your trek and make it the worst. Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd has a team of highly experienced a passionate trekking guides, expedition leader, porters and tour guides. With their years of experience and dedication in their fields they have been providing our customers with remarkable service and excellent results. You can have the detailed information of our guides in the company’s Trip Management Team (Field Staff).
Proper equipment and packing is very necessary during the trek. No proper trekking gears can ruin your trekking experience. You will need following trekking gears and equipment’s for Trek.
• Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
• Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
• Fleece or wool trousers/pants
• Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
• Thick, warm wool hiking socks
• Footwear for around camp, example, running shoes and/or sandals
• Gaiters (optional)
• Thermal tops
• Fleece jacket or pullover
• Wind cheater jacket (optional)
• Waterproof shell jacket
• Thermal gloves
• Cotton trousers/pants
• Thermal bottoms
• Sun hat or scarf or Hat or light balaclava
• Sunglasses with UV protection (opt to but this at your home country)
• Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees (3/4 season)
• Head lamp, spare bulbs & batteries
• Small padlock to lock trek bag
• Plastic bags
• Daypack (35-40 litres/2500-3000 cubic inches)
• Camping mattress
• Water bottles
• Small wash towel
• Footwear (see footwear section below for details)
• Waterproof shell trousers/pants (preferably breathable fabric)
• Basic first aid kit
ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK
● Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
● Lip Balm with Sunscreen
● Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
● Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
● Water Bottles or Camel Back
● Headlamp with extra batteries
● Favorite Snacks
● Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
● Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
● Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
● Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
● Toilet Paper
● Trekking Poles (optional)
● Thermos (optional for hot beverages)
CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS
● Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
● Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
● Long underwear pants (2)
● Underwear (5 to 7)
● Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
● Long sleeve shirts (2)
● Sweatshirt (optional)
● Fleece Pants
● Trekking Pants (2)
● Shorts (optional)
● Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
● Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
● Waterproof Pants
● Wide brimmed hat
● Wool hat (Should cover ears)or Balaclava
● Lightwight Gloves
● Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
● Gaiters (optional)
FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS
● Hiking boots with ankle support
● Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
● Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
● Hiking socks (10)
● Sock Liners (optional)
● Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
● Sleeping bag liner (optional)
● Sleeping bag stuff sack
DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS
● Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
● Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
● Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
● Waterproof cover for daypack
● Drybags in several sizes
● Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes
FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES
Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
● Advil or Ibuprofen
● Diamox (for altitude sickness)
● Personal Prescriptions
● Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
● Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
● Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
● Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
● Wet wipes
● Panty Liners and Tampons
● Face lotion
● Hair brush
● Hair ties
● Hand warmers
● Ear plugs for sleeping
PAPERWORK AND MONEY ON THE TRAIL
● Minimum 06 months Valid Passport (needed at entry gate for registration)
● Spending Money for personal use
● 3 Passport Size Photo (Needed for trekking permit)
● Portable Solar Charger
● Journal, pen and paper
If you have not brought any of these equipment then you can also buy this in Kathmandu as well. If you need help our guides will help you to buy the trekking gears in Kathmandu. You can find the wide range of varieties while buying the trekking gears in Kathmandu. The qualities of the trekking gears are similar to that you get in your countries. You can also find medium quality gears at cheaper rates as well. You can find all types of trekking gears in Thamel which is the main street for backpackers and trekkers in Nepal.
Equipment Hire in Kathmandu.
You can also hire the equipments and trekking gears in Kathmandu as well. But we recommend you to bring your own equipments as far as possible. You will have a better experience in your own equipment's’ rather that hiring the used equipments’. However, hiring trekking gears can be a great idea for backpackers and budgeted trekkers since hiring trekking gears can be a lot cheaper than buying. Have a look to the cost of hiking and trekking gears in Kathmandu.
Staying healthy and fit is very important when you are trekking to one of the most strenuous trekking destinations. You need to be very careful about your health and health related problems. Here are the following tips you can use to stay healthy during Trek.
Take Care of your Feet.
Taking care of your feet is a must when you are going on a trek. Not taking proper care of your feet can ruin your trek. To take care proper care of your feet the following tips might be helpful.
Getting a Good Night Rest
As it is said ‘Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy and wise’, getting a proper goodnight sleep is very important for everyone. During the trek since your body gets tired after walking all day long a proper sleep is a must. You need to sleep for at least 7-8 hours. A good night sleep helps your body to take rest and recollect the energies that you’ve lost during your trek. For a better sleep we recommend you to carry a sleeping bag with you. The sleeping bag will be provided by the company or you can carry your own if you have. Sleeping Bag is necessary especially when you are trekking to Everest Base Camp because since only basic accommodations are available the blankets might not be enough for you.
Acclimatization is very important when you are trekking to an altitude of more than 3500m. Proper acclimatization helps to reduce the chances of Altitude Sickness. The itinerary is designed with proper acclimatization that will help your body to adopt the lower oxygen content in the air. Once you reached an altitude of 5000m the oxygen content in the air is less than 50% than that of the sea level. One of the main causes of altitude sickness is staying too long at high altitude without proper acclimatization. If in case you suffer from altitude sickness, the guides will notice the symptoms and then drop you to the lower altitude immediately. You have to inform to your guide if you notice any discomfort or symptoms of AMS. Major altitude sickness might need emergency helicopter rescue so make sure your travel insurance covers all the risk including helicopter rescue.
Note: If you suffer from altitude sickness in the mountain and still want to continue the trek then you can directly call to the office or ask you guide to call to office and make arrangements. In such case you may have to stay at the mountains for some extra days so we suggest you to have at least three extra days than your trek schedule. We charge $70 for extra days in the mountains. Since, there are several groups trekking from the company it is possible for you to join another group during peak seasons. However, it might not be possible during off season and you may have to pay extra charge for the porters and guide.
To know about the symptoms of Altitude sickness the following content might be helpful.
Know about Altitude
Hiking or trekking to high altitudes can result altitude sickness and sometimes can be severe as well. So, it is better to have proper acclimatization and stay hydrated and have proper balance diets while trekking to higher altitudes.
Symptoms of High Altitude sickness
The symptoms of altitude sickness depend upon various factors. These are the primary symptoms of Altitude sickness that can be cured immediately with certain precautions
If the primary symptoms are left untreated it may result to a serious altitude sickness which may need emergency rescue. The following are the major symptoms of AMS.
Travel insurance is compulsory for all our clients traveling with our company. The Nepalese Insurance company doesn’t have travel insurance for foreign people so we recommend you to bring the legal documents with you while coming to Nepal. Your travel insurance must cover the loss due to theft, injury, delay; inconveniences or any other and the company should not have any liabilities for your personal loss. Make sure your travel insurance also compensate emergencies helicopter evacuation in case of emergencies.
No prior training and experience is required to do Everest Base Camp Trek. But, if you have trekking experience anywhere in the world then it can be an added point to your trek to Everest Base Camp. If you can walk up to 6-7 hours a day in an unfamiliar terrain then you can easily trek to Everest Base Camp. It is better if you start taking energy boosting diets and doing some physical exercise a month before the trek. All you need to have is strong willingness and ability to overcome the challenges.
Here are some of the things that you have to keep in mind while trekking to Nepal.
The numbers of Solo travelers are increasing rapidly in recent few years in Nepal. Nepal, being a beautiful and peace loving country is also one of the safest countries for solo travelers. However, the cost for solo traveler might be expensive since single supplement is very difficult to find and are expensive as well in the mountain regions.
Is Solo Travelers Safe in Nepal?
Nepal is one of the safest countries to travel in the world. We see numbers of solo travelers around the streets of the city and trekking areas. Tourism related crimes in Nepal are very less and we Nepalese treat our guests as gods. Even though, it is safe but still you need to be careful while walking to the cities alone during the mid night and we recommend you to hire a guide while trekking.
Is Female Solo Travelers safe in Nepal?
Nepal is generally considered safe for women travelers. Nepal might have a conservative society but the people are open to every kind of cultures which helps to stay true. There haven't been many serious crimes against tourists since few years. Yet, travelers are requested to have considerable care while travelling.
Can you trek in Nepal without a guide?
Nepal requires the use of guides and porters such as in some of the regions such as Inner Dolpo, Kanchenjunga and Upper Mustang due to the areas being restricted. However, places such as the Annapurna Conservation Area and Everest Base Camp do not require guides. But we highly recommend to at least having a guide with you. Since, hiring a guide is very cheap in Nepal and it is not safe to travel alone in the mountain region you need to hire a guide for your personal safety.
Required Permits for Trekking
The permit required for Trek like Sagarmatha National Park Permit, and TIMS card will be managed by the company itself. For this you will need to submit your passport sized photo (2 copies) and a photocopy of your passport in the office.
For some trekking can be a short break from social medias and internet whereas for some internet and communication is a means to stay connected with near and dear ones during trekking. While travelling in the remotest areas you may not have facilities of telephone and internet. However, in recent days the Internet and Communication facilities during your trek to Nepal is improving rapidly. The region now has 3G and 4G coverage as well.
If you want to have the best networks throughout your trek to AnnapurnaBase Camp you can use satellite phone throughout the trial. You can rent the sat phones or bring your own.
Most of the tea houses and lodges now provide Wi-Fi service. You can get free Wi-Fi in some of the lodges. But most of the lodges take extra charge for Wi-Fi. They charge you normally $5 for unlimited Wi-Fi coverage. However, the speed of the internet may not be faster like that of the cities.
Mobile Data can be the cheaper way to get in touch with your family and friends in the Annapurna Region. You can buy a local sim card from a private company in Nepal and activate your data. The cost od data pack varies per MB. A telecommunication company in Nepal, NCELL has launched 3G connectivity since 2010. So you can have a better internet experience in the Annapurna Region through mobile data as well.
Nepalese Rupee is used all over Nepal.
Can I use Indian Currency in Nepal?
Some of the shops and hotels also accept Indian currency but the Indian currency of, Rs 200, Rs. 500 and Rs.2000 rupees denominations has been banned in Nepal.
How can I get currency in Nepal?
Your travel agent or hotel and they can help you exchange your cash into Nepalese rupees as per the exchange rate generated by Nepal Rastra Bank. This is the easiest way to exchange currency in Nepal. However, if you have a traveler's check you need to visit one of the major banks to do so.
What is the exchange rate of Nepalese Currency?
The tentative exchange rate of Nepalese Currency by Nepal Rastrya Bank is shown in the table below. However, the rates keep on fluctuating so it is better to check the rates while exchanging the currencies when you are in Nepal.
Choosing Nepal as your travel destination is one of the best decision that one has to take once in a life. As Nepal offers you so many wonderful travel destinations, fun, adventures and much more once in Nepal is not enough but you have to be well planned and informative about your activities in Nepal before you take off. Nepal is naturally and culturally diverse country and has its distinct identity to the world. Here are some of the travel tips which may help you before you plan your trip for Nepal.
You can fly to Nepal from your nearest international airport or you can fly to India and get a direct bus to Kathmandu. Many countries now have a direct flight to Kathmandu. During peak tourist season the tickets gets expensive in this case you can book your ticket early or another cheap option is to fly to India and get a bus or flight.
Nepalese visa can be obtain at Tribhuvan International Airport on arrival but don’t expect it that easy in peak tourist seasons. You will have to queue for a long time and complete certain procedures, pay fee and then you will get your visa. It is better if you get your visa from an embassy before coming to Nepal. And you might have to wait to collect your baggage for an hour minimum depending the time of your arrival.
Kathmandu being a capital of Nepal is also one of the most populated cities in the world. Nepal is a beautiful country but you may find the capital city a bit different than the rest of Nepal. It’s not that Kathmandu is the worst city but also not as better as the areas you will visit. Because it is the capital of Nepal and major hub for the people all over Nepal you can see the chaos of people in the market areas and because a lot of construction works are going on you may find the city polluted. So, we advise you to wear a mask while roaming around the city.
Once you visit in Nepal don’t forget to visit the UNESCO world heritage sites and do make your itinerary accordingly. The heritages sites are full of history, fine arts, cultures and crafts and you won’t regret visiting it. There are numbers of world heritage sites in Nepal rich in art and cultures which are very important to be taken care of not only for Nepal but for the whole world. The major sites inside Kathmandu valley are Pashupatinath Temple, Soyambhunath Stupa (monkey temple), Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Changunarayan Temple and many more. Visiting the UNESCO world heritage site is a must if you are visiting Nepal.
Nepalese are used to drinking water directly from the tap or any sources of water so they don’t get affected. But it is better if you avoid drinking water directly from the tap or any except boiled and bottled mineral water because you are not used to it and it may affect your health. After all ‘Prevention is better than Cure’.
Along with so many adventures and exciting travel destinations, Nepal also offers you with so many varieties of delicious cuisines. Do try varieties of foods while travelling to Nepal and give your taste buds a different and a unique taste. You will also find numbers of restaurants serving international cuisines and have the pleasure of trying world famous dishes in Nepal.
The electricity problem has been improving in context of few years ago but still there might be load shedding. The hotels have inverter and generators so there might not be problem in city areas. To stay connected via internet you can buy the local Sim- card. The internet facilities have been improving in Nepal you can get wifi in almost all of the hotels and cafes but the speed might not be as per your expectations but works satisfactory.
It is not that riskier to travel alone as we see numbers of solo travelers along the streets but if you travel with an agency it is much more comfortable and safer for you. You will not need to worry about documentations, accommodations, transportation and many more. There is also very less chance of getting lost or theft. After all ‘Prevention is better than cure’.
As Nepal is a developing country the per capita income of the people here is very lower than other many countries. If you are travelling to the remote areas then we suggest you to stay in home stays. As it is the source of income for most of the people and your small contribution will help to boost up the local economy.
“Leave only foot-prints, take only photographs” is our principle. We are striving in promoting sustainable tourism. Therefore, our clients are requested to follow minimum impact code while in the trip so that both host (local nature, culture and people) and the travelers benefit for the indefinite years ahead. Our clients are highly encouraged to preserve and conserve nature and natural beauty, respect local people and culture, privacy, stop pollution, protect wildlife and conserve forest. The guests will keep their eyes, ears and mind open, not only to learn from their hosts, but also encourage right behavior. Hence, be a good example for others; spread the word about sustainable tourism.
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