Imagine trekking through some of the most stunning natural landscapes, pushing your limits, and immersing yourself in the unique culture of the Sherpa people. That’s what the Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Heli Shuttle Trek offers – an adventure that will take your breath away.
Combining the most famous hike to the Everest Base Camp with the relatively unexplored wonders of the Gokyo Valley via the Cho La Pass, we bring the EBC with the Gokyo Lake Heli Shuttle trek.
Join us to visit the “land of the Sherpas” on this adventure to the heart of Khumbu. We assure you it’ll be the ultimate adventure of your life that will stay with you long after you return home!
You’ll be walking alongside our highly experienced guide. He’ll navigate you through the Himalayas and tell you interesting stories along the way.
In this overview, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Heli shuttle Trek.
- Start your journey with an exciting flight to Lukla and witness the bird’s eye view of the Kathmandu valley and the Himalayas.
- Get an opportunity to be immersed in nature in the Sagarmatha National Park.
- Unwind in the lively town of Namche Bazar and make a visit to the Sherpa Culture Museum.
- Make acquaintance with the local Sherpas and enjoy their Himalayan stories.
- Hike to Everest View Hotel for the 360° view of the magnificent white giants.
- Visit the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region, the Tengboche monastery.
- Take a chance to cross-suspension bridges and walk along the pristine rivers.
- Celebrate the glory of reaching the base of the world’s highest mountain, Mt Everest.
- Catch the best sunrise of your life from Kala Pathar, the highest viewpoint in Khumbu.
- Hike up to Gokyo Ri and enjoy the scenic views from there.
After arriving at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you’ll be first greeted by one of our staff. He will then take you to the hotel in Kathmandu. You can have the rest of the evening for yourself and prepare for the next day.
You’ll begin your journey by catching a flight to Lukla and continue walking for 3-4 hours to reach Phakding. Here you’ll stay for the night and continue marching towards Namche Bazar. You’ll stay in Namche Bazar for one more night to help your body adjust to the high altitude. On this day, you’ll hike up to Everest View hotel and enjoy the 360-degree view of the mountains from there.
Commencing the trek, you’ll pass through the sherpa villages like Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche before reaching Gorakshep, the last stop to reach the Everest Base Camp. In Dingboche, you’ll again stay for an extra night for acclimatization purposes.
After enjoying the accomplishment of reaching the Everest Base Camp, you’ll return to Gorakshep for an overnight stay. Thereafter, you’ll hike up to Kala Pathar and catch the breathtaking sunrise from there. Now, walking on a steeply ascending trail, you will reach Dzongla and cross the Chola Pass. Moving forward, you’ll walk towards the Gokyo Lakes and hike up to the Gokyo Ri.
From Gokyo, you’ll fly over the Himalayas and return to Lukla via Helicopter. You’ll mark the end of your journey by catching a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla.
Best Times To Embark
Our journey to EBC with Gokyo Heli Shuttle Trek is indeed exhilarating and offers a unique experience. However, when should you embark on this journey to get the most out of it?
Spring and Autumn mark the most suitable time to embark on this journey. The arrival of spring brings back life in Nepal. With the full bloom of rhododendron forest and wildflowers, the trails will be more vibrant and colorful. The warmth of the spring will make your journey more enjoyable. In contrast, the autumn season offers a complete experience. Even though you’ll walk along the same trail, the breezy wind of the Autumn will let you enjoy the hike even better.
Due to the harsh weather conditions and safety concerns, trekking during monsoon and winter is not recommended. During the monsoon season, the trails will be slippery, making the hike more challenging, whereas, in winter, it’ll be difficult to cross the Chola Pass because of blocked routes with heavy snowfall.
Now that you know everything about the trek, let's clarify its difficulty level.
In terms of how demanding the trek is, it is a moderate-level journey. It takes you through some of the most incredible landscapes in Nepal, with towering peaks, winding valleys, and sparkling lakes that will take your breath away.
Of course, this isn't a walk in the park - you'll be trekking for several hours each day, up and down some steep inclines, and navigating some challenging terrain. But don't worry! There are plenty of rest stops to help you acclimate and catch your breath. Having said that, this journey does require you to stay physically fit.
Who doesn’t love more options to explore, right? Here are some of the alternative treks:
The first one we have is Gokyo Lake Heli Shuttle Trek. This 11-day itinerary skips the hike to the Everest Base Camp and Chola Pass. It offers you to relax at the shore of the world’s highest freshwater lakes, Gokyo Lakes, and lets you soar high above the Himalayas.
The Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle Trek is another package that you can look into. It is a 12-Day package that skips the visit to Gokyo Lake and takes you directly to the base of the world’s highest mountain, Mt Everest. Additionally, it offers you to fly over the Everest peaks from Gorakshep to Lukla in a helicopter.
In any case, we assure you to provide the best service. Even if you want to customize your trip, no worries; we are here to help you in any way we can.