Max Height

5360 m / 17585.3 .ft

Trip Days

10 Days

Type

Heli Tour

Difficulty

Difficult

Starting From
USD 2300
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Gokyo Lakes Heli Trek

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USD 5100 USD 3195 USD 2300

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.

Trip highlights:

  • One day guided tour around major religious and historical sites around Kathmandu
  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Observation of unique and culturally rich Sherpa lifestyle
  • Pleasing view of mountain peaks all along the trek
  • Enjoying the exotic beauty of Gokyo valley with a number of beautiful lakes
  • Climb up to Gokyo Ri for the magnificent sunset view
  • An exciting helicopter ride from Gokyo to Kathmandu offering the best aerial view of Gokyo valley and surrounding peaks

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264ft)
  • Day 3 : Fly to Lukla and head to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft) 3-4 hours
  • Day 4 : To Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft) 5-6 hours
  • Day 5 : Acclimatization Day (3,440m/11,283ft)
  • Day 6 : Trek to Dole (4,200m/13,779ft)6-7 hours
  • Day 7 : To Machhermo (4,470m/14,665ft) 4-5 hours
  • Day 8 : To Gokyo (4,790m/15,715ft) 3-4 hours
  • Day 9 : Explore Gokyo Lakes and hike up to Gokyo Ri for sunset View.
  • Day 10 : Fly back to Kathmandu by Helicopter
  • Day 11 : Departure Day

What's included ?

  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • Airport tax
  • All required local and government taxes.
  • Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • Flight Certificate
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla flight tickets.
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • Stay in the city at finest hotel (3 nights twin sharing room at Kathmandu).
  • Trekking permits/TIMS.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
  • Private helicopter from Gokyo to Kathmandu.

What's excluded ?

  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Extra hot showers, wifi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Extra porter charge.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
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Trip Overview
  • Trip Code
    NASC-157
  • Trip profile
    10 Days Gokyo Lakes Heli Trek
  • Type
    Heli Tour
  • Span
    10 Days
  • Accommodation
    3 star hotel in Kathmandu & tea house during trek
  • Meal
    All meals included during the trek
  • Country
    Nepal
  • Starts from:
    Kathmandu,Nepal
  • Ends at:
    Kathmandu,Nepal

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