Gokyo Lake Heli Shuttle Trek

Gokyo Lake Heli Shuttle Trek
  • Trip Grade
    Easy To Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    5360 M
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax 
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Best Time
    March - May and Sept - Dec 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $1,990USD
Group Booking Discount
No. of peoplePrice per person
1 PaxUS$ 2690.00
2 PaxUS$ 1990.00
3-4 PaxUS$ 1750.00

Trip Overview

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 trek in Nepal and take an incredibly 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 the trek you should be on. It is crowd-free and, at the same time, 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 quality time strolling around the alleyways of Namche Bazaar.
  • Enjoy 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, one of Nepal’s longest glacial lakes. 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 a scenic experience. All through the journey, super mountain vistas shall accompany you as a silent yet fantastic companion.

Gokyo Lake Heli Shuttle Trek trails follow the EBC trekking route up to Namche and branch off the central 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 fourth and fifth lakes and treasure the beauty experienced here.

Gokyo Lake Heli Shuttle Lake is a stunning short trek that is pleasing. You can also combine the treks by walking to Everest Base Camp and taking the Heli Shuttle flight from Gorak Shep to Lukla. It is a rewarding trek, and we assure you will cherish your experience collected in this journey.


Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel

Day 02: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Walking Distance - 8 km, Duration: 3 hours

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283) Walking Distance - 10 to 12 km, Duration: 6 hours

Day 04: Acclimatization Day – Hike to Everest View Hotel (3,962m/12995ft) Walking Distance - 3 to 4 km, Duration: 3 to 4 hours

Day 05: Trek to Phorste Thanka (3800 m / 12465 ft) Distance –  6 to 7 km, Duration: 6 to 7 hours

Day 06: Trek to Machhermo (4400m/14432ft) Walking Distance – 10 km, Duration: 6-7 hours

Day 07: Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4700m/15416ft) Walking Distance – 7 km, Duration: 4-5 hours

Day 08: Hike to fifth Lake (4980 m/ 16335 ft) Walking Distance – 11 km, Duration: 6 to 7 hours

Day 09: Hike to Gokyo Ri – Back to Gokyo Village then Lukla, 3 hours hike and 15 min. Heli Ride to Lukla  

Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu (30-minutes) then transfer to Hotel

Day 11: Departure

Cost Includes

  • All ground transports in private vehicle 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 attached bathroom with 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 flight Kathmandu – Lukla, and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Service of Heli shuttle from Gokyo Lake to Lukla.
  • Duffle bag for the trekking
  • 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

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Cold drinks Inc. coke, water, Fanta, etc.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek except for Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WiFi internet during the trek
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and driver


  • How do I get Visas to Nepal?

  • Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

  • Do you offer Airport Drop Off?

  • Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?

  • Which hotel you use in Kathmandu? Can I extend? And how much does it cost?

  • Can I upgrade my trip Hotel to Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu?

  • Where am I supposed to store my stuffs that are not required for the trek?

  • Do I need to bring any official document papers for the trek?

  • Are all the departure dates guaranteed?

  • I am a solo traveler; can I join a group?

  • Can I do a private trip?

  • What sort of accommodation conveniences is available during the trek? And what about showers?

  • Is there a possibility of getting separate rooms during trek? If so, how much extra will this cost?

  • What type of toilet/bathroom facilities available during the Trek?

  • Where do we go to toilet along the trail?

  • Is there any means of Communication and Internet access while on trekking?

  • What kind of food can I expect during the trek?

  • Is it safe to drink water in the Everest region? And drinking water included in your package?

  • How much spending money do I need for each day on the trek?

  • How is the Typical Trekking Day like?

  • Are credit cards accepted on the Trail?

  • Do I need to bring toilet paper for the trek?

  • Can we get laundry service during Trek?

  • Can I recharge my electronic gadgets and what kind of plugs, adapter/converter should I use to travel Nepal?

  • When is the best time to do the Trek?

  • What is the weather and temperature all year-round during trek?

  • What is the temperature rating of the sleeping bag that you lend to trekkers?

  • Are your guides qualified to handle medical emergency?

  • What safety equipment do your guides carry with them on trek to deal with sickness/accidents?

  • What immunizations will I need?

  • If I am sick can I continue the trek next day after a day rest?

  • Do you guys have a Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC)?

  • Are your guides certified by the government of Nepal?

  • Have trekking guides received first aid training for high altitude?

  • Do I need to tip my guide and porters?

  • Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?

  • What are the recommendation if we have multiple free days?

  • Is it necessary to make a down payment to the reserve a spot in a trek? And how to proceed?

  • What is the cancellation policy of Nepal Hiking Team? Can I postpone the trip without penalty?

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Rachel and MeganUSA

We had an unbelievable adventure completing the Mardi Himal Trek in January 2023. Our guide Rajendra (Raj), and porter Rajesh  were professional, fun, energetic, and knowledgeable about not only the trek we were on but about many others in the area.

Tamar NitzanUSA

I'm so happy I went with Nepal Hiking Team. From the moment I arrived at the hotel, I knew I made the right choice. The hotel was in a great area. Bars, restaurants, clubs, shops were all within a 10 minute or less walk from the hotel.

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I completed the 14 day Annapurna Circuit early December 2022, thank you so much to Surya and Rabin, who both went out of their way to make this trip, that I'd been planning so long,and  memorable. They were always checking in with me during the hike

Rick BelliveauPortland Oregon USA

Namaste! I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your trekking adventure in the beautiful Himalayan Mountains of Nepal. This was my first trip to Nepal and additionally my first ever muli-day trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trek became a dream of mine about

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Posted on Nov 22 | Trip Advisor Review

We completed the 15-day Manaslu Circuit trek with Nepal Hiking Team in late November 2022.

The scenery of the Manaslu region is stunning and far more beautiful than we had imagined. The weather was excellent!