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

Trip Overview

  • Start-EndKathmandu
  • Group sizeminimum 2 people
  • Trek Duration0
  • Trek Gradeeasy
  • Max Altitude5,554m/18,192ft
  • Best TimeAll Time
  • DepartureKathmandu, Nepal
  • ArrivalKathmandu, Nepal

Trip Summary

Accommodations

We will be staying at a deluxe suite in Kathmandu (3 nights) and luxury teahouses during the trek and heli tour (4 nights). We stay in Yatri Suites and Spa in Kathmandu and Yeti Mountain Home during the short trek and heli tour. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 650.

Meals

All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. While on the short trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination.

Best Time to Travel

The best time to take this trip is Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip.

Trip Start Dates and Cost

Check available trip start dates and cost for Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Tour by Heli. Please contact us for your customized departure date.

Trip Introduction

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 and Gokyo Lakes Tour by Heli - 8 Days - Yatri Nepal Adventures -

Trip Inclusions

  • 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)
  • Himalayan Glacier’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

Trip Exclusions

  • 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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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 tour of Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes and Kalapathhar

Day 07: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 08: Final departure

Important note

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: 00977-

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