Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Tour by Heli - 8 Days

Everest Base Camp heli tour with Gokyo Lakes is an 8-day trip that begins with sightseeing of World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu followed by a very short trek in the world-renowned Everest region. 

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  • Country
    Nepal  
  • Duration
    -8 days  
  • Level
    Easy   
  • Altitude
    5,554m/18,192ft  
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  • Ends
     
  • Activity
    Heli Toursnew  

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About Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Tour by Heli - 8 Days

Everest Base Camp heli tour with Gokyo Lakes is an 8-day trip that begins with sightseeing of World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu followed by a very short trek in the world-renowned Everest region. The main attraction of the trip is the heli ride over the Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes and Kalapathhar. Stopping our chopper at Kalapatthar and Gokyo Lakes and spending some time at these locations, will truly enrich our Himalayan experience. From Kalapathhar, we get excellent views of the Himalayas including Everest, the highest mountain on earth. In Gokyo, the pristine emerald colored Gokyo lakes are ours to admire. Additionally, we also get to see the beautiful Khumbu Valley, Khumbu Glacier and Icefall region. On our helicopter ride we will also get to admire outstanding views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and other Himalayan peaks.The helicopter tour is ideal for those who wish to experience everything Everest but don’t have time to walk all the way to the Everest Base Camp. ‘Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Tour by Heli’ also includes trekking for a little over two days so that we get to experience first-hand what it’s like to walk on the trails that famous men like Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary have treaded upon.Everest Base Camp heli visit with Gokyo Lakes is a 8-day trip that starts with touring of World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu took after by a short trek in the incredibly famous Everest area. The principle fascination of the trek is the heli ride over the Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes and Kalapathhar. Halting our chopper at Kalapatthar and Gokyo Lakes and investing some energy at these areas, will really improve our Himalayan experience. From Kalapathhar, we get great perspectives of the Himalayas including Everest, the most astounding mountain on earth. In Gokyo, the perfect emerald hued Gokyo lakes are our own to respect. Moreover, we likewise get the chance to see the excellent Khumbu Valley, Khumbu Glacier and Icefall locale. On our helicopter ride we will likewise get the opportunity to appreciate exceptional perspectives of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and other Himalayan peaks.The helicopter visit is perfect for the individuals who wish to encounter everything Everest except don't have room schedule-wise to walk the distance to the Everest Base Camp. 'Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Tour by Heli' likewise incorporates trekking for barely two days so we get the chance to encounter direct what it resembles to stroll on the trails that acclaimed men like Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary have treaded upon.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Patan

  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 40 minutes flight; 8km, 3 - 4 hours trek

  • Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours

  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar: acclimatization

  • Day 06: Heli voyage through Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes and Kalapathhar

  • Day 07: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

  • Day 08: Final takeoff

Trip Details

  • Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

    Subsequent to arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport, we will be welcomed by a delegate of Glory Himalayan Club who will drop us off at our lodging. We at that point registration at the lodging, spruce up and take a rest. At night an appreciated supper will be facilitated by Glory Himalayan Club. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 02:  Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Patan

    In Kathmandu, we visit Pashupatinath sanctuary, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are for the most part world legacy destinations. Pashupatinath sanctuary is a standout amongst the most vital spots of journey for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is otherwise called the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the biggest stupas on the planet. We additionally visit the Patan Durbar Square which is a different universe Heritage Site. The square is reminiscent of medieval Kathmandu with lovely patios, sanctuaries and sanctums noted for their choice design and fragile cutting. We likewise visit the Patan exhibition hall while we are in Patan Durbar Square. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 03:  Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 40 minutes flight; 8km, 3 - 4 hours trek

    We take an early morning customary flight to Lukla by a Twin Otter plane which is the place all Everest treks start. We meet whatever remains of our group in Lukla and begin trekking from that point. We stroll on a trail that bit by bit plummets to Cheplung town from where we get a look at Mt. Khumbila, a sacrosanct mountain which has never been climbed. From here, we continuously slide until Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.

  • Day 04:  Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours

    Our trail goes through a pine woodland and we proceed with our stroll on the trail that goes north up the Benkar valley. We cross Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo towns before achieving the passage of the Everest National Park. Subsequent to entering the recreation center, we climb on a lofty trail with fantastic perspectives. Climbing further, we achieve Namche Bazaar which is the greatest town in the Everest locale. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • Day 05:  Namche Bazaar: acclimatization

    Burning through one more day in Namche Bazaar will enable us to get used to the high elevation and diminishing oxygen noticeable all around. We visit the essential town of the Everest or Khumbu locale which has government workplaces, ATMs, web bistros, shops, eateries, and a brilliant market. We can climb up to Sagarmatha National Park and appreciate the dawn over the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde et cetera. On the off chance that we are occupied with a day climb, we can trek to Khumjung town. Today we additionally visit the Hillary School and a cloister which houses a sasquatch scalp! Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • Day 06:  Heli tour of Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes and Kalapathhar

    Today is the most energizing piece of our excursion. We start our heli voyage through Everest and the Himalayas after breakfast. We start our Himalayan touring on a helicopter from Namche Bazaar. The helicopter or chopper will likewise take us to the Everest base camp alongside Gokyo Lakes and Kalapathhar. We stop at Kalapathhar and Gokyo Lakes. From Kalapathhar, we look at the strong Himalayas including Everest. In Gokyo, the immaculate emerald hued Gokyo lakes are our own to respect. Moreover, we likewise get the chance to see the lovely Khumbu Valley, Khumbu Glacier and Icefall area, on our heli visit. The visit closes in Lukla where we spend the night.

  • Day 07:  Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

    We take an early morning general flight to Kathmandu. In the wake of achieving Kathmandu, we can take the genuinely necessary rest. In the event that there is a place we have a craving for going by before our excursion back home tomorrow, we can do that also. There will be a goodbye supper at night to commend the effective fruition of our excursion. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 08:  Final departure

    Our enterprise in Nepal closes today. A Glory Himalayan Club agent will drop us off at the Tribhuwan International Airport a couple of hours before the booked flight.

Our Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle

  • Deluxe hotel accommodation in Kathmandu for three nights with breakfast

  • Luxury teahouse accommodation during the short trek and heli tour (four nights)

  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek

  • Welcome and farewell dinners

  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary

  • Domestic flights from a regular Twin Otter plane (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)

  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Patan by private vehicle

  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary

  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader

  • Porter service

  • Helicopter/Chopper expenses

  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation

  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)

  • Glory Himalayan Club’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take

  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)

  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

  • All government and local taxes

Our Does Not Cost Includes

  • Nepalese visa fee 

  • Excess baggage charge(s)

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)

  • International flights and helicopter rides from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu (if requested by guests)

  • Travel and rescue insurance

  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)

  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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Total Duration -8 days

Everest Base Camp heli tour with Gokyo Lakes is an 8-day trip that begins with sightseeing of World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu followed by a very short trek in the world-renowned Everest region. 

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