Langtang / Gosaikunda Heli Tour
Langtang Helicopter tour is an easier option to explore incredibly beautiful, culturally rich and religiously significant Langtang Region. Aarohi Holiday offers the helicopter trip to Kyanjing Gompa (3750m) and Gosainkunda Lake (4380m) for the travelers with a short time schedule and is physically weak. Within the short time span, you will closely experience the magnificent mountain views from the Langtang Range, Mansiri Range, Tibetan Range, various massive glaciers and turquoise Lakes.
Kyanjing Gompa is named after an ancient monastery. You can visit the nearby monastery and cheese factory in a short period of time. You will also be rewarded with the beautiful view of Langtang while drinking coffee in one of the restaurants. Gosainkunda (4380m), popular as the frozen lake, carries a huge natural and religious significance. According to Hindu Mythology, the lake was formed when the Lord Shiva stroke his trident in the Himalayas in order to clear his thrust he felt after swallowing poison. Filled with religious believe this is one of the most popular places to visit in Nepal.
The Langtang helicopter tour commences from the Kathmandu Domestic Airport, in the early morning. We fly over the densely inhabited city of Kathmandu, lush rhododendron forest and finally the rugged mountain landscapes. We make our first landing in Kyanjing Gompa and from there head towards Gosainkunda. We offer our prayers and perform some pooja rituals in Gosaikunda (which is the religious place for Hindu devotee people from all around the places gather in this place to celebrate Janai Purnima in the month of Shrawan where Hindu men renewing their Janai and people flocking to Shiva temple which lies in-front of Gosaikunda Lake) and finally return to Kathmandu.
One day Lantang-Gosaikunda Heli tour
Aarohi Holiday offers a one-day helicopter tour to the heavenly Kyanjin Gompa. You’ll have an early helicopter flight from Kathmandu domestic airport. In a 1.5 hours flight, you’ll fly from the Lantang region landing on the Kyangin Gompa and have a breakfast viewing and between the mountain and back to Kathmandu.
We’ll meet at 4 p.m. at our hotel in Luzern (Lucerne) for a “Welcome to Switzerland” meeting. Then we’ll take a meandering evening walk through Switzerland’s most charming lakeside town, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together. Sleep in Luzern (2 nights). No bus. Walking: light.
Enjoy an orientation walk of Zurich’s OLD TOWN, Switzerland’s center of banking and commerce. Then, leave Zurich and start your Swiss adventure. You’ll quickly discover that Switzerland isn’t just home to the Alps, but also to some of the most beautiful lakes. First, stop at the foot of the Jura Mountains in the picturesque town of Biel, known as Bienne by French-speaking Swiss, famous for watch-making, and explore the historical center. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to lakeside Neuchâtel, dominated by the medieval cathedral and castle. Time to stroll along the lake promenade before continuing to stunning Geneva, the second-largest city in Switzerland, with its fantastic lakeside location and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps.
Our morning drive takes us from Swiss lakes to Swiss Army. At the once-secret Swiss army bunker at Fortress Fürigen, we’ll see part of the massive defense system designed to keep Switzerland strong and neutral. Afterward, a short drive into the countryside brings us to the charming Alpine village of Engelberg, our picturesque home for the next two days. We’ll settle into our lodge then head out for an orientation walk. Our stroll through the village will end at the Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery with its own cheese-making operation. You’ll have free time to wander back before dinner together. Sleep in Engelberg (2 nights). Bus: 1 hr. Walking: light.
An unforgettable trip to the high Alpine wonderland of ice and snow is the true highlight of a visit to Switzerland. Globus Local Favorite At an amazing 11,332 feet, the JUNGFRAUJOCH is Europe’s highest railway station. Jungfrau’s 13,642-foot summit was first ascended in 1811 and in 1912 the rack railway was opened. There are lots of things to do here: enjoy the ALPINE SENSATION, THE PANORAMA 360° EXPERIENCE, and the ICE PALACE. Also receive your JUNGFRAU PASSPORT as a souvenir to take home with you. The round trip to the “Top of Europe” by MOUNTAIN TRAIN will take most of the day.
It’s market day in Lausanne! Enjoy browsing and packing a picnic lunch for our 11 a.m. boat cruise on Lake Geneva. A few miles down-shore we’ll dock at Château de Chillon, where we’ll have a guided tour of this delightfully medieval castle on the water. On our way back we’ll take time to peek into the vineyards surrounding Lutry before returning to Lausanne. Boat: 2 hrs. Bus: 1 hr. Walking: moderate.