Gokyo Lake Trek with Heli Back

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Trip Highlights

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Price:$3500
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Best Time:Sep to Dec And Jan To May
  • Max Elevation:5357
  • Start Point:Kathmandu
  • End Point:Kathmandu
  • Max Group Size:15
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Transportation:Road/Fly

Trip Highlights

The Gokyo Lake with heliback is the alternative to the age-old tradition of the well-known Everest Base Camp trek while still giving trekkers plenty of lovely views of Everest and memorable iconic stays in the famous Namche Bazaar which is the major doorway to the Khumbu Region. Here are some interesting highlights:

  • It is the safest and covientant way of online booking system.
  • No extra credit card charges will be mentioned on the booking charges.
  • There is also a facility of last minutes of booking service.
  • The helicopter flight is guaranteed all through 365 days of the calendar.
  • The trips and heli back tours could be postponed and cancelled based on the company policy and procedures.
  • Get a breathtaking and aerial view of the cities, snow peaked hills, lakes and many more.
  • Lavish flight that has an amazing transparent view of the Gokyo hills and lakes.
  • Easy ride as the helicopter carries around 4 to 5 people.
  • Facilities for the family.
  • It will be memorable for the lover’s nature and those people who love serene places.
  • Enjoy the exotic beauty of Gokyo valley that has seven beautiful lakes.

Tour Overview

The Gokyo Lake trek with Heli back is one of the shortest and most great ways for a trip to be conducted around the Khumbu region. The trip is focused on spending most of the time going around Gokyo Lake upon trekking from Lukla.  The lovely and scenic Gokyo has clean and pure Gokyo is the major attraction during the Heli ride.

Apart from enjoying the beauty of the lake, this fine trip offers a great opportunity to view several gigantic Himalayan peaks. Moreover, on this trek, you will be going to Gokyo Ri and watching the spectacular sunset view.  By choosing our tour package, you also will be getting the very first-hand experience of trekking with the Everest region. You also will be greatly benefited from the helicopter ride which is direct to Kathmandu from Gokyo and will not have to trek the way to Luka. It will save you a ton of money and energy.

The journey starts with the tour around Kathmandu Valley where you will be visiting several major religious and historical monuments. On the next, you will fly off to Lukla and after which the trek starts from Lukla. The trail also passes through several traditional Sherpa villages where you can be known about Sherpa’s daily lifestyle such as their festival, and culture. You can also enjoy local traditional dishes at the local tea houses during the trek. You can and feel the smell of rhododendron, pine, and birch forest.  It will also walk all the way through Namche Bazaar, Machhermo, and Dole before moving to Gokyo Valley.

Detail Itinerary

Arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. Upon finishing the visa formalities and collect the luggage in the airport, please kindly proceed to the end of the arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will see you through your hotel in Kathmandu. Please look out for a placard of the Highland Expeditions in the exit of hall. Welcome drinks will be also served and after you’ve freshened up, your trek leader will also you about your trip in the lobby of your hotel in the evening. Get familiar with the surroundings by taking a walk down the street.

Your tour will guide you and lead you to various places such as cool streets of Thamel. Afterwards your tourist guide will be led to the most exotic of places in Kathmandu. He/ She will be guided through places like Sambhunath, Boudha, Pashupatinath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. While preparing for the trek. 


Take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla from the aircraft. Flight time is around 35 minutes to the airstrip which was made by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the 1960s. After landing we will have time to explore the village while the Sherpa crew load the trekking language and equipment. In the afternoon, we begin the trek by descending to the Dudh Kosi River, where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar which is just above Chaurikharka at 2713m. The walking is easy and even with pain and after passing through the small village of Ghat at 2550m, it’s a short walk to the Phakding region.

After our acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar, we’ll start our next morning at the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek fully and will get some rested and will be ready to hike. Our path descends gently through Sherpa villages clustered beneath to a staggering peak such as Taboche, Cholatse, and the mighty Ama Dablam.

If we’re lucky, we see the wildlife like the Himalayan tahr or the danphe, Nepal’s own national bird. Later we go to the mountain pass of Mong La, which is a best place to stop for tea while enjoying some truly very outstanding views. From here, we’ll trek down through a pleasant forest of pine and giant fir, passing through the town of Phortse Thenga and climbing once more to arrive at Dole. This is also a lovely mountain village that are craved with stone walls, green fields, and sweeping views of Thamserku and Kangtega. We will be have hard-earned dinner and a good night’s rest.

You will start on the high trail to EBC till the rest point at Kyangjuma. From Sansa, the trail takes off west hugging the mountains at your left. The tenacious climb to Mong la (3,990m) is rewarding with distant view of Ama Dablam to the east. After lunch, you will go down the valley in a series of steep switchbacks through a rhododendron and pine forest and finally cross a suspension bridge over the raging Dudh Koshi River. There is also a short ahead lies the village of Phortse Thanga, where you can stay for the night.

The path climbs up steeply and climbing could go roughly forty minutes. It meanders down to Dole which is a small Sherpa settlement and again has to go up. Walk on a ridge with excellent views before finally arriving at Machhermo.

This is one of the toughest but most breathtaking scene portions of the trek. You are now in Gokyo Valley and the sights are also quite memorable. Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world and will appear as if there are near to you. There are two very steep climbs on the hike. The journey would be tough as you have to climb the rocky trail. After the ascents, the path soon evens out and you reach the first for the Gokyo Lakes. Walk on and reach the third lake, Gokyo Tso which is also known as Dudh Pokhari. It is the source of Dudh Koshi or Milky River which flows down along the Everest Way. The village of Gokyo lies on the bank of this beautiful lake.

It's time to bid to say goodbye to Lukla and Khumbu. You will be heading down to the tiny Lukla Airport and should board the aircraft. As the plane moves at a narrow airstrip you can't help but get some thrill in your veins. Enjoy the scenic mountain views before landing at the domestic airport at Kathmandu.

You will be driven to the nearest airport well on time to catch your flight back. If you want to extend your stay and try some more adventures then do let us know. Nepal Hiking adventure company has got the wide array of travel itineraries and our travel consultants will be more than glad to help you see to your next trip.

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Gokyo Lake trek helicopter Trek Best Time

The Spring season from March to May and autumn from mid-September to November) are said as to be best seasons for Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Trek. The weather stays will dry and clear during those times, which makes it suitable for trekking and enjoying unobstructed views of the mountains.  During this time, days are warm and the nights chilly. During spring, the hillsides look vibrant and is covered with various species of wildflowers, that also rhododendron flowers.  From March to November is also the peak time of climbing season, and the Everest Base Camp is transformed into a bustling city filled with climbers and lots of Sherpa guides. Autumn is also most popular season for Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Trek. From the wet monsoon season that clears the skies of dust and impurities, you can also enjoy crystal clear views during the season. Timing your trek around October will allow you to experience the most important festival in the Everest way, Mani Rimdu. This festival is held in the monasteries of Tengboche, Thame and Chiwong.

Gokyo lake trek helicopter trek Difficulties

The trek will began from Lukla at 2800 meters which is above sea level. Lukla is the main gateway to the Everest region and is a thriving town. Most tourists fly to Lukla and start the trek from there on. The walk or simply hike is not recommended for those unknown with high altitudes and those who are suffering from heart or lung conditions. The entire circuit from Lukla to Gokyo Lakes and back takes around ten days for this itinerary.

 On average, the trek will require you to walk a minimum of 5 to 6 hours per day. Despite being less traveled than Everest Base Camp, the trail is well-marked and could be navigated. However, if you plan on embarking going to the Gokyo Lakes trek, it’s best to remember the altitude. This trek will give you more than 4,000 meters, so you’ll be at risk for Acute Mountain Sickness Therefore, it’s essential to be aware of the signs symptoms and take necessary precautions to avoid the sickness while enjoying the stunning views for Gokyo Ri. Although the Gokyo Ri Trek is considered a middle form of trek, it allows you to walk through steep uphills and downhills at the rugged terrains of the Himalayas. Moreover, some trails on steep slopes are also physically demanding. As a result, you must approach these routes with proper planning and physical fitness. To prepare for the trek, o exercises such as hiking, walking, cycling, and swimming.