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    Do you want to trek to Gokyo Valley for your next holidays? If so, we want you to look at this trekking package- the Gokyo Lakes Heli Shuttle Trek. The journey will take you to the beautiful lakes of Gokyo and the glaciers.

    At a Glance

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      11 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Easy to Moderate
    • Activities
      Trekking/Heli Ride
    • Accommodation
      Hotel/Guesthouse
    • Meals
      B.L.D
    • Max.altitude
      5364m.
    • Group Size
      Min. 2 Pax
    • Best Time
      March - May and Sept - Dec

    Message Regarding flight to/from Lukla

    During the peak seasons for the Gokyo Lake Heli Shuttle Trek (March to May and September to November), all the Lukla flights will be operated from the Manthali Airport due to congestion at Tribhuvan Airport.

    Trip Overview

    While going on this 11-day trek in the Khumbu Valley, you'll pass along one of the most picturesque routes of the Khumbu region. This journey is the perfect combination of tranquility and serenity of the Gokyo Valley. This sacred lake is an embodiment of the Hindus and Buddhists. On this trek, you’ll get a chance to be in the presence of this sacred site.

    As you travel through these trails, you'll enter the Sagarmatha National Park, one of this trek's noteworthy highlights. This conservation area is home to a variety of Himalayan flora and fauna that will captivate your eyes. Along the way, there is greenery, and you'll witness bird species like Himalayan snowcock and many more.

    This journey takes an individual through small villages that are friendly and nice at the same time. Learning about their life in the Himalayas, away from modernity, will be interesting to observe and experience. This extraordinary trek visits the Sherpa homeland and their stately monasteries with a chance to witness their ancient traditions.

    This trek will also take you to the Majestic Gokyo Ri Peak to witness the amazing panoramic view of the entire mountain ranges. Join us on this remarkable trek and enjoy the best of the nature and culture of the Khumbu region. The hospitality of the local Sherpas, the breathtaking Himalayan Peaks, and the tranquility of the beautiful Gokyo Lake will surely add delight to your trek.

    Additionally, this trail is a fantastic alternative for any crowded trail in Khumbu Valley. Hence, we welcome you to join the trip and spend your vacation beautifully.

    Highlights of Gokyo Lake Heli Shuttle Trek

    • Get on board a thrilling flight to Lukla Airport overseeing the massive mountain range, deep gorges, and Himalayan valleys.
    • Indulge in the local ethnic culture and savor the local cuisines of the ethnic Sherpa groups.
    • Stroll in the alley of Namche Bazaar and explore the vivid town beneath the mountains.
    • Pay a visit to the Sherpa Museum and have a close look at the ancient artifacts.
    • Get acquainted with the community of the Sherpas and learn about their lifestyles.
    • Enter the Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the flora and faunas
    • Hike to the Everest View Hotel and get lost in the 360-degree views of the snow-capped mountains.
    • Rejoice near the beautiful Gokyo Lakes and take beautiful pictures beside the lake.
    • Hike up to Gokyo Ri and watch the spectacular views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, lakes, and large glaciers.
    • Enjoy the grand feeling of being in the Khumbu region.

    Route Overview 

    Once you land at the TIA, you’ll be welcomed by our representative at the arrival gate and transported from the Tribhuvan International Airport to your designated hotel. Then, we’ll board an exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The mountain flight will be a thrilling experience for you; make sure you take the window seat! Your flight to Lukla departs from Kathmandu Domestic Airport or Manthali Airport, Ramechhap depending on the season.

    Upon you land at Lukla Airport, you’ll start your hike to Phakding, a quaint village just north of Lukla. After Phakding, you’ll start your walk towards Namche Bazaar. Along the way, you come across several pine trees and high bridges decorated with prayer flags.

    After reaching Namche, will stay an extra day for acclimatization. On this day, a short hike is organized to ensure your body is set to the high altitude. You can visit the Hotel Everest View, the highest-placed hotel in the world. Or you can visit the Sherpa Cultural Museum to learn more about their culture and traditions.  After your acclimatization, you trek towards Phortse Thanka, Macchermo, and then Gokyo. During your stay in Gokyo, you can stroll around the valley and enjoy the beautiful view of the lake.

    After breakfast, you’ll head towards the trails of Cho-Oyu Base camp and walk towards the next fifth lake or Ngozumba Tse.

    The plans for the other day will be a hike to Gokyo Ri, which is situated at 5,357m. After the hike, you’ll return to Gokyo, where a helicopter is waiting for you. You can hop on the helicopter and enjoy the ride back to Lukla. Upon reaching Lukla, you can rest there for the night and enjoy the last day in the Khumbu region.

    In the morning, you’ll take an early morning flight to Kathmandu. Enjoy your flight back to Kathmandu, rest for the night, and prepare for a nice farewell.

    If you wish to go on this thrilling Gokyo Lake Heli Shuttle Trek, you can contact the Nepal Hiking Team (NHT). We customize treks as per your preference and have experienced guides to make your journey even more memorable.

    Best Season for Gokyo Lake Heli Shuttle Trek

    So, after you’ve finalized your trek but are confused when to trek in this region? We understand your concern and want to address it in this section.

    The best time for the Gokyo Lakes Heli Shuttle Trek is from March-May, and September- November. These months lie in the seasons of spring and autumn.

    The spring season (March-May) brings in vibrant and warm weather for trekkers. You’ll enjoy the trek during these months, as the skies are also clear. The clear weather will highlight the highest peaks. You’ll be refreshed and energized in this season.

    In the autumn (September-November), the sunny weather wipes off the footprints of the rainy season. Trekkers can take joy in the relaxing and breezy weather. Additionally, on your flight back and forth to Lukla and the helicopter ride back to Lukla, the views will be splendid as the weather clears out.

    In the winter, you can trek to the Gokyo Valley, but the lake will be frozen, so there is not much to see. Also, excessive snowfall might block the roads as well.

    Alternate Treks

    We have different packages that are similar to the Gokyo Lake Heli Shuttle Trek.

    The first one is the Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle Trek. This journey takes you to the ancient routes of the Khumbu region where you’ll explore the Everest Base Camp. You’ll also hike up to the highest point of Kala Patthar, and enjoy the helicopter ride back to Lukla. But you won’t be able to

    The next one is Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Heli Shuttle. It is a 15-day trek, where you reach the base of Mount Everest and take a helicopter from Gokyo to Lukla.

    Whether you choose any trekking option, we will happily organize it for you. Our experienced guide and trekking leaders will ensure that you get the best in the Himalayas.

    Itinerary

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    Cost Includes

    • All ground transports in private vehicles, including airport transfers.
    • Two nights (twin sharing beds) accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
    • Best available twin-sharing lodge-to-lodge accommodation during the trek; we provide you with an attached bathroom with a hot shower at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche.
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people), and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.
    • Round-trip to/from Lukla, including transfers (flights operate via Ramechhap Airport during peak season).
    • Service of Heli shuttle from Gokyo Lake to Lukla.
    • Duffle bag for the trek.
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek, if required.
    • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate.
    • First aid medicine kit with an oximeter to monitor oxygen level and heartbeat during the trek.
    • All required trekking permits, including Sagarmatha National Park and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
    • Government taxes & office service charge

    Cost Excludes

    • Lunches and dinners while in Kathmandu.
    • Personal travel insurance.
    • International airfare.
    • Nepal entry visa. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, a visa can be obtained quickly. A multiple-entry tourist visa for 30 days is available for US $50 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, a multiple-entry tourist visa for 90 days can be obtained for US $100. Please bring two passport-size photos.
    • Soft drinks, including water.
    • Local/guided tours in Kathmandu.
    • Snacks and other personal expenses.
    • Hot showers during the trek, except in Phakding, Namche, and Lukla.
    • Personal trekking equipment.
    • Wi-Fi internet and phone calls unless they are free.
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers.

    Cost and Date

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Gokyo Lake Heli Shuttle Trek set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Gokyo Lake Heli Shuttle Trek departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

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