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Gokyo Lake Heli Trek


Gokyo Lake Heli Trek

Blue turquoise lake and hamlet situated at its shore shadowed by mighty snowcapped mountains is everybody’s dream destination to visit. Plethora of wildlife and vegetations dancing merrily at the presence of gorgeous waterfalls and Mountain Vistas would make any ordinary holiday vivaciously momentous. Moreover experience the walking on Everest region’s trail and explore the entire area on helicopter too. Gokyo Lake Heli Trek provides ultimate travel moments.

Embark on joyous trekking trip of Gokyo Valley situated at Khumbu region of Nepal with an experienced team of Nepal Hiking Himalaya. Gokyo Lake Heli Trek takes you to five outstanding Himalayan lakes and endows disparate view of mighty Mt. Everest. Everest Base Camp Trek is considered as the epitome of wilderness adventure while this trekking route is considered as stupendous high altitude voyage ever.

The journey of Gokyo Lake Heli Trek begins equally adventurously. The flight to one of the most extreme airports of the world the Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla is the gateway to iconic world of Himalayan splendors including world’s four mountains above eight thousands meter height (Mt. Everest, Choyou, Lhotse and Makalu).

What’s on it?

Trekking past riverside hamlets like Phakding, Benkar, Manjo and Jorsalle the trip reaches Namche Bazaar. The first sight of Everest too can be observed just half an hour before reaching Namche. This is the heartland of Sherpa lifestyle up in the Khumbu region. Eateries, bars, lodges and shops make up for amazing Himalayan hustle in this place. The acclimatization hiking of Everest View Hotel adds gloss to your trekking.

The hike not only provides panoramic Mountain Vistas of Thamserku, Lhotse, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Tabuche and others but also endows perfect safety enhancement to avoid altitude sickness. The trail then leaves the trail of usual Everest Base Camp Trekking heads towards Machhermo & Dole. The sight of Mt. Choyou far distant will act as the source of motivation all the up to Gokyo Lakes. The first lake welcomes trekkers then second lake cheers while third lake serves as accommodation to tired legs of trekkers.

Sunset or Sunrise from Gokyo Ri

The hike of Gokyo Ri for sunset or sunrise is ultimate attraction of this trekking in Nepal. Sight of Everest is different than what you see from EBC trek. The trip of this heavenly fairyland comes to an end when you return back to Lukla in helicopter. While returning back you can visit the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar on Helicopter as well.

Book the most prodigious Everest region trekking package in the form of Gokyo Lake Heli Trek. Exploration of the Ramsar listed naturally alluring site will definitely go down as your most precious holiday moment. The team of trekking operators at Nepal Hiking Himalaya would like to assure all our clients that you will not forget this effervescent journey throughout your life tenure.


Outline Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding
Day 3 Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 4 Namche bazaar to Phortse village
Day 5 Phortse village to Macherma
Day 6 Macherma to Gokyo
Day 7 Gokyo Exploration
Day 8 Early helicopter Flight to Lukla; Airplane Flight to Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

We will get off at the international airport of Nepal i.e. Tribhuvan international airport. There we may see many welcome to Nepal banner receiving us with their warm blessings. We will guide to the hotel by the representative of Nepal Hiking Himalaya. We will spend the day by exploring around the valley and spending the night at the nearest hotel.

Day 2
Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding

We start the morning with the flight over to Lukla at the elevation of 2804m. On arrival at the airport, we will be guided by Nepal Hiking Himalaya towards the nearest hotel to have the lunch. Then we have to move on through the forest. We can meet Sherpa people living here. We have to walk for several hours to reach to Phakding from Lukla for about 2 hours.

Day 3
Trek to Namche Bazaar

After spending the night at Phakding, we have to walk forward to the Namche bazaar. We have to walk around 5 to 6 hours to reach to Namche bazaar. We can visit the beautiful Namche bazaar as this area is facilitated with every service. The night will be at the nearest lodges of Namche bazaar at the altitude of 3441m.

Day 4
Namche bazaar to Phortse village

After having the breakfast at Namche bazaar, we have to trek above to the high hills enjoying the panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam and many more. Throughout the way, we can see many animals like peasants, musk deer, and many yaks. The Phortse village is situated at the altitude of 3810m. We have to trek around 5 to 6 hours. We spend the night at Phortse village.

Day 5
Phortse village to Macherma

From Phortse village, we continue our way following the main trail. We have to cross several suspensions bridges and springs. We can enjoy the surrounding area which is enriched with the pleasant and bravura scene. After walking for several hours, we can reach at Macherma at the elevation of 4470m. We stay the night at Macherma.

Day 6
Macherma to Gokyo

From Macherma, we headed towards Pangka (4480m). After walking for around 5 to 6 hours, we can reach at Gokyo. After having the lunch, we can roam around to the Gokyo valley. Gokyo is situated at the height of 4800m from where we can see the panoramic view of all around the valley. We stay the night at nearest hotel.

Day 7
Gokyo Exploration

The day can be used to adapt ourselves to the nature. From Gokyo, we can climb to Gokyo Ri at the height of 5357m. After hiking for several hours we can reach at the fifth lakes of Gokyo. From the northern part of the fifth lake, we can have a fantastic view to Cho Oyu and Nguzumpa. We have to be back to Gokyo at the end of the day and have to spend the night at lodges.

Day 8
Early helicopter Flight to Lukla; Airplane Flight to Kathmandu

We will take the early helicopter flight to Lukla and from Lukla we will take the airplane flight to Kathmandu. We might add one more day for the contingency plan as well.

Whats included in this tour

Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.

  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu Flight
  • First Aid Medical Kits
  • Airport Pick up and Drop
  • TIMS, Permits & Entrance Fees
  • Hotel Accommodation on BB Basis at Kathmandu,
  • Guide & Porter Salary
  • Teahouse accommodation on Full Board at Trekking
  • Trip Completion Certificate

Whats Exclude in this tour

Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.

  • Meals not mentioned in Itinerary
  • Personal Travel Insurance of Trekkers
  • Personal Equipment and Personal Expenses
  • All kinds of beverages
  • Tips and Gratuities


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Trip Facts

  • Departure From : Kathmandu
  • Duration : 8 days
  • Difficulty : Easy
  • Group Size : 1-50
  • Accomodation : Hotel/Teahouse/Lodge
  • Best Season : March - August, September - November

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