Gokyo Lakes Heli trek is one of the short and exciting trips around Khumbu region. This trip majorly focuses on spending most of the time around Gokyo Lakes after trekking from Lukla. The beautiful Gokyo Valley with a number of placid and pristine Gokyo Lakes is a major attraction here. In addition to enjoying the beauty of the lakes, this trip also offers a great chance to view the number of gigantic Himalayan peaks. This trek is also gaining popularity as it is the part of the extended trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC). In this trek, you will reach as far as Gokyo Ri and enjoy the nice sunset view. In choosing this package you will get the first-hand experience of trekking around Everest region. Also, you will be benefitted with comfortable helicopter ride directly to Kathmandu from Gokyo and hence will not have to trek all the way back to Lukla. This will save a lot of your time and energy.
The journey begins with a tour around Kathmandu valley where you will visit the major religious and historical sites. On the next day, you will fly to Lukla. The trek on foot begins from Lukla.
The trail passes through traditional Sherpa villages where you can know more about Sherpa’s festival, culture, tradition, and lifestyle. You can also enjoy local traditional dishes at tea houses during the trek. You can also relish the beauty of rhododendron, birch and pine forest all along the way. You will walk through Namche Bazaar, Dole and Machhermo before reaching Gokyo valley.
The main highlight of this trek is Gokyo Valley with a number of freshwater lakes situated at the highest altitude. There are six major lakes around the valley. Both national and international tourist visit here every year to enjoy these unique beauties. Additionally, these lakes also have religious significance. Both Hindus and Buddhists consider the lakes holy and pay their visit during their major religious festivals. After spending enough time around the lakes, you will climb Gokyo Ri to enjoy the best sunset view. On a concluding day, you will directly fly back to Kathmandu through a chartered helicopter enjoying the best wide view of Gokyo Lakes, number of peaks and stunning landscape.