The sacred high Himalayan Gosainkunda Lake is believed to be abode of Lord Shiva. It is believed that Lord Shiva, restless after consuming the Halahal poison, travelled to the Himalayas. After reaching the present day Gosainkunda, he dig his Trishul in the land from where three springs originated and formed a lake. Lord Shiva is believed to have slept in the lake until the effect of the Halahal poison gradually wore off. There are numerous holy lakes in the area namely Bhairav Kunda, Surya Kunda, Nag Kunda and Saraswati Kunda. The area can be accessed only by trekking for at least two days. But for those who cannot trek in the Himalayas, we have an easy option for you – Heli tour.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Fly to Gosainkunda in the morning.
Day 3: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing.
Day 4: Departure.
Welcome to Nepal. Our representative will be at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. In the evening, we will organize a trip briefing program for you.
After breakfast, we will drive you to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for your heli flight to Gosainkunda. The four-seater Airbus AS 350B is considered the best to fly in the Himalayas. The flight will allow you to enjoy breathtaking bird’s eye view of the Kathmandu Valley and snowcapped mountains. The chopper will land right on the banks of the holy lake. Enjoy the Himalayan landscape all around you and offer prayers and worship to the holy lake. You can also walk to the place called Trishuldhara from where three springs originate. The lake drains into two other lakes downstream and then to the Trishuli River which meets the Ganges in India. After offering worship and prayers,we will fly you back to Kathmandu and drive you to your hotel. Remaining time is free for independent activities.
After breakfast, we begin sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley. We start from Swoyambhunath Stupa which is popular among tourists as monkey temple. This UNESCO World Heritage site sits on a small hillock commanding breathtaking view of the Kathmandu Valley. Then we move on to Pashupatinath Temple – the most revere Hindu shrine in Nepal. The temple which sits on the banks of the holy Bagmati River is dedicated to Lord Shiva. There are numerous other temples of different gods and goddesses on the Pashupatinath temple premises which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. We wrap up our sightseeing by visiting Bouddhanath Stupa. Bouddhanath is the largest stupa in South Asia. It is believed to have been built in the 5th century BC. The ambience on the stupa premises is quite spiritual. After lunch, we drive you to your hotel. Remaining time is free for shopping and independent activities.
Your last day in Nepal! Our representative will drive you to the airport in time to catch your return flight.