Gokyo Lake Heli Shuttle Trek is a beautiful 11 days journey in the Khumbu valley that serves, serene nature’s beauty and exciting helicopter ride. The journey takes individuals through small villages that are friendly and nice at the same time. Getting to know their life in the Himalayas away from modernity will be interesting to observe and experience.
Similarly, the journey also allows individuals to taste what it’s like to do trekking in Nepal and take an extremely scenic helicopter journey. Also, if you find a regular trail to Everest Base Camp too busy or jam-packed, a journey to Gokyo Lake is absolutely the trek you should be on. It is crowd-free and at the same time absolutely filled with incredible sceneries that are simply breathtaking. Additionally, this trail is a fantastic alternative for any crowded trail in Khumbu valley.
Highlights of Gokyo Lake Heli Shuttle Trek
- An exciting flight to Lukla airport from Kathmandu overseeing the massive cliffs, deep gorges, and valleys.
- Exploration of the small villages of ethnic Sherpa groups.
- Spend the quality time strolling around the alleyways of Namche Bazaar.
- Take the pleasure of exploring tranquil Gokyo Lakes including Fourth and Fifth Lakes.
- An exhilarating helicopter rides back from Gokyo to Lukla.
Gokyo Lake Heli Shuttle Trek climbs the valley to the west of Everest to the village of Gokyo and five sacred lakes on the moraine beside the Ngozumpa Glacier. This trekking venture not only allows trekkers to taste the grand essence of Gokyo lakes and enjoy amazing helicopter rides. In this trek, one also visits Ngozumpa glacier, which is one of the longest glacial lakes in Nepal. The glacier lies just below Mt. Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world standing tall at 8210 m above sea level. The journey is also about having scenic experience. All through the journey, super mountain vistas shall accompany as a silent yet amazing companion.
Gokyo Lake Heli Shuttle Trek trails follow the EBC trekking route up to Namche and afterward branches off the main valley to the Dudh Koshi. The trail eventually reaches the source of emerald green lakes along the moraine of the Nogzumpa Glacier and reaches Gokyo Valley. From Gokyo valley, you can climb Gokyo Ri (5360m) for a heart-stopping view over Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. After appreciating the view, continue north along the valley to the highest of the sacred lakes. Sequentially, explore all the forth and fifth lakes and treasure the beauty experienced here.
Gokyo Lake Heli Shuttle Lake is a stunning short trek that is completely pleasing. You can also combine the treks by walking to Everest Base Camp and taking the Heli Shuttle flight from Gorak Shep to Lukla. All in all, it is a rewarding trek and we assure you will cherish your experience collected in this journey.