Gokyo Lake Heli Shuttle Trek

Trip At Glance
  • Group Size2-15 Persons
  • Max Elevation5380 M
  • GradeAdventrous
  • DestinationNepal
  • TransportationFlight/Drive
  • AccommodationHotel/Lodge
  • CostContact Us
  • Trip Length10 days
  • Best MonthMarch to May, September to November
  • WIFIAvailable
  • RegionEverest
  • Trip ModeTrekking and Helicopter Shuttle flight
  • MealB/L/D
  • Trekking StyleTea House
overview

Trip Overview

Gokyo Lake is a stunning high-altitude freshwater lake located in the Everest region of Nepal, near the village of Gokyo. The trek to Gokyo is a popular alternative or addition to the classic Everest Base Camp trek. Trekkers often choose this route for its breathtaking scenery, which includes panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu, among other peaks. The trek starts with a hike from Lukla to Namche Bazaar, the main trading center in the Khumbu region. Acclimatization days are essential to adjust to the increasing altitude. Trekkers may explore the surrounding areas, including the Everest View Hotel. The trail leads to Gokyo, passing through picturesque villages like Dole and Machermo. Trekkers can also climb Gokyo Ri for stunning panoramic views. returning from Gokyo to Lukla by helicopter shuttle.

HIGHLIGHTS

Highlights of Gokyo Lake Heli Shuttle Trek

Kathmandu to Lukla Flight, Namche Bazaar, Everest, Gokyo Lake and Gokyo-ri

ITINERARY

Detailed Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport receive by our staff and guide with warm welcome and greetings and then transfer to your hotels in the heart of Kathmandu city. After checking into your rooms getting refreshed from Jet-Lag, a quiet environment after getting refreshed join at main hall or in lobby where our guide will provide briefing on treks-hotels with necessary information. Evening includes group dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with folk culture program with various dances of Nepal while having your authentic Nepalese dinner with local entertainment.

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1336

Early morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for super short flight to land at Lukla, the gateway to many adventures around Khumbu region, where walk starts on gradual winding path past several Sherpa farm villages with views of Kongde and Kusum-Khanguru to reach overnight stop at Phakding, located by the glacial Dudh Kosi River

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Tea House/Lodge
Elevation
2640

Today walk leads to Namche Bazaar gaining altitude as walk progress, morning walk starts following the river and crossing several times to reach at Monjo village near Sagarmatha National Park entrance, from here walking on river valley and gorge covered within nice woodland of tall rhododendron-pines and fir trees. After crossing a high last bridge with few hours climb to Namche Bazaar with stunning views of Everest-Lhotse and Kongde peaks. Namche Bazaar at 3,440 m high an ideal place for rest day to acclimatize, the main town / village of Khumbu where colorful and exciting Saturday market takes place once a week.

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Tea House/Lodge
Elevation
3440

Rest day for acclimatization before heading higher terrain, morning after breakfast with options for hike to Everest View Hotel or walk on top of Namche, where you can catch super landscapes scenery with Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam with series of high peaks, here enjoy visiting National Park Museum provides you with much information of Khumbu region, Sherpa history-culture-flora and fauna including detail on mountaineering.

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Tea House/Lodge
Elevation
3440

Morning walk starts on gradual path to reach above of main trail near Sanasa village then with steep climb for an hour to reach at Mong Danda (ridge) offering grandeur views of mountains with Everest and majestic Ama Dablam, from here on downhill to reach at Phortse Tenga by the Dudh Kosi River. Afternoon walk leads up into cool shade of forest of rhododendron-pines and oaks trees to reach at Dole for overnight stop, a nice small spot with few good lodges facing north side of Khumbila peak.

 

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Tea House/Lodge
Elevation
4110

As our adventure progress gaining high elevation, where walk leads to a slow start to reach at Machherma of 3-4 hours of good scenic walks, as morning starts with climb to a ridge and then walking on pleasant winding path for some hours facing views of Mt. Cho-Oyu (world’s 6 th highest peak at 8,201 m / 26,906 ft). From the high ridge descend to a valley where Machherma a small settlement located with number of nice lodges to stay with time in the afternoon for short walks.

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Tea House/Lodge
Elevation
4470

Today walks leads to our main destination at Gokyo Lake as our route follows high with a climb leaving the tree lines behind with more views of mountains at close distance reaching at first lake and second then entering by the third lake of Gokyo our final destination. Gokyo Lake also known as Dudh kund considered as holy by Hindu and Buddhist, here after checking into a fine lodge with time to marvel the views of surrounding mountains with Mt. Cho-Oyu.

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Tea House/Lodge
Elevation
4800

Gokyo Ri is a prominent peak in the Everest region of Nepal, offering one of the most stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas. Here's a description of the Gokyo Ri climb and the breathtaking views you can expect. The trail to Gokyo Ri is steep and challenging, involving a significant altitude gain. The ascent is demanding, especially considering the high altitude. Trekkers need to pace themselves and acclimatize properly to avoid altitude sickness. The trail offers breathtaking scenery throughout the climb. You'll pass through rocky terrain, glacial moraines, and high-altitude landscapes. The trek provides stunning views of the surrounding peaks even before reaching the summit. As you ascend, you encounter prayer flags and cairns along the trail. These are common in the Himalayan region and add a cultural and spiritual dimension to the trek. The summit of Gokyo Ri sits at an elevation of approximately 5,357 meters (17,575 feet). From the top, you are rewarded with a panoramic view of some of the world's highest peaks. Everest, Cho-Oyu, Gokyo Lakes, and Himalayan Landscapes, After return back to Gokyo lake after sometime  Gokyo Lake to Lukla short scenic Helicopter flight to Lukla,

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Tea House/Lodge
Elevation
2820

Morning transfer to Luka air terminal known as Tenzing-Hillary airport, tribute to late legendry mountaineers the first two to conquer on top Mt. Everest. As per the flight time board in small aircraft (Dornier or Twin Otter) a scenic 35 minutes flight brings you to hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1336

Last day in the country of high beautiful Himalayas as per your international flight transfer to Kathmandu International Airport for homeward bound or to the next port of call after a wonderful and mesmerizing adventure on Gokyo Lake to Everest Base Camp trekking with great service of Tramping Himalaya Adventures.

Food
Breakfast
Cost Included
COST INCLUDED
  • Airport Pick up & Drop with private transport ( International & Domestic )
  • Hotel in Kathmandu 2 Nights  3-star standard with B/B Twin Sharing Basis 
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Flight Tickets 
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Flight Tickets for Guide 
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek ( Twin Sharing Basis )
  • Meals, Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner during the trek 
  • Well English Speaking of government license holder guide 
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide/Assistant guides and Porters their salary, Insurance, Equipment, and lodging & fooding
  • Tramping Himalaya Adventures Duffel bag & T-shirt
  • All the necessary paperwork, Trekking/permits
  • Carried by your guide Medical Kit
  • All government taxes
  • Down Jacket If you need it ( To be returned after the trip )
  • Oxi-meter to check the pulse, Oxygen saturation, and heart rate
  • Unlimited Chlorine-treated safe drinking water 
  • Gokyo Lake to Lukla Helicopter Shuttle Flight 
Cost Excluded
  • Nepalese visa fee ( Bring the right cash in USD and 2 passport-size photographs )
  • 15 Days USD 30, 30 Days USD 50, 90 Days USD 125, 
  • Airfare International
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, the cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, or early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu 
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, wifi,  etc.)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Expenses arising from unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Tramping Himalaya Adventures 
  • Tips and gratuities 
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