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Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Helicopter Trek is adventure package with inspiring Everest trekking trail to covers the main attractions through thrilling alternate helicopter flight over Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar and Gokyo Lakes, UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Luxury Everest and Gokyo Lakes Helicopter tour is perfect adventure holiday for those who cannot trek all the way to Dingboche, Kala Patthar, Base Camp and Gokyo Lake but wish to see the view of World’s highest peak. In Himalayan Adventure trip you will experience short trek to Phakding and then to Namche Bazaar with Breakfast at Highest located hotel, Explore ancient monasteries and get unique culture and exotic cuisine. Moreover, One days at Phakding and two days in Namche Bazar at Everest Region is set for an Acclimatization days to get used to higher altitudes and prevent Acute mountain sickness. Experience Himalayan Peak over the 7000m and 8000m in a comfortable Helicopter ride with Aspiration Adventure, the curious adventure travelers searching for unusual, exotic, hand crafted custom trekking tour.
Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Helicopter Trek is best itinerary with Easy Hike to Namche Bazaar begins from Lukla. Before heading off to Lukla, Recreational tour of UNESCO Heritage Site in Kathmandu Valley. Explore Pashupatinath temple which is one of the holiest hindu temple of Nepal dedicated to Lord Shiva. Swayambhunath Stupa known as the Monkey temple because of countless monkeys living in the premises- watch over the valley from the top of the hillock. Patan Durbar Square is one of the most beautiful city squares in Asia, a testimony to the outstanding Nawar skills in crafts. Excellent example of Nepali architecture built in the 17th century, the square has beautiful palaces, courtyards and temples. Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world keeps an eye out in every direction.
Real Adventure of this trip begins with the flight to Lukla (2,800m), and set off on the first walk through the valley of the Dudh Kosi (or ‘milk river’), small plateau, down into the forested valley. Finally to the small settlement of Phakding (2,652m), where we spend our first night. Next Morning, Follow the Dudh Kosi and ascend to Namche Bazaar, with time to explore Sherpa villages. Walk through the forest and get the glimpses of mountain. We cross the several rivers times by bridges as we pass through the villages of Benkar, Monzo and Jorsale. Namche Bazar is the filled with trekkers, coffee shops, bakeries and stores selling all kinds of trekking and climbing gear as well as Tibetan souvenirs. Acclimatization walk to the highpoint Everest View Hotel. This spectacularly situated hotel with wonderful views of Everest and Ama Dablam is an ideal place for a tea break and breakfast. You can also take a walk to the Sherpa villages of Kunde and Khumjung. After the excursion, head down to Namche Bazar again.
The main highlights of the tour an amazing Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour allows you to fly close to Mount Everest (8848m) and other 8000 meter peaks. Moreover, a stopover at Kala Patthar (5550m) the great vantage point, from where you will get 360-degree panoramic views of Himalayan peaks including Nuptse (7,861m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Lobuche (6,119m) and Everest itself (8,848m). Similarly, At Gokyo Lakes will let you soak in some of the most beautiful sights in the planet, great photography with the emerald and heavenly lakes of Gokyo. Enjoy the stunning landscape of Everest region and finally back to Lukla.
Leave Lukla behind and fly to Kathmandu. Free time on your own to relax or explore around City. You can collect some pashmina shawls, Dhaka caps, and more to take back home as souvenirs while exploring around the thamel market. In the evening we would reunite for a farewell Dinner at one of the best authentic Nepalese restaurant to celebrate the successful completion of trek and achievement of a successful Short trek and helicopter flight to Gokyo Lake and Everest Kala patthar, where we’ll be eager to hear your feedback on the trip.
At Aspiration Adventure, we believe in the power of Responsible Travel. We ensure to provide Best Quality Helicopter Service in Everest region, Nepal along with the best available luxury accommodation, Guide, Transportation and Healthy food. Hand-Crafted adventure trekking tour package in Nepal to create life-changing custom travel experience. If you want to continue trekking up to Everest Base Camp, you can choose our other Package Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return, Everest View Heli Tour, Everest Breakfast Tour, or Everest Luxury Tour.
Highlights of Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Trek
- 4 Days Short Everest Trek to Namche Bazaar and an helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar and Gokyo Lakes
- UNESCO Heritage Site Sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Luxury Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and best available lodge during the trek
- All Inclusive trek, carefully planned itineraries, experienced guide and pilot
- Scenic flight to the small mountain airport Lukla
- Exciting helicopter ride from Namche to Kalapatthar and Gokyo to Kathmandu offering the best aerial view
- Get Aerial views of Mount Everest(8848m) and other 8000m and 7000m Himalayan peaks
- Achievement Certificate is award to each individuals in the recognition of your amazing trekking
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m). Transfer to Hotel.
Accommodation: 5-Star Hotel in Kathmandu
Include Meals: Welcome Dinner
Guided Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Accommodation: 5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu
Include Meals: Breakfast
Fly to Lukla (2,840m); Start trek to Phakding (2,600m)
Distance: 45 minutes flight: 8km, 3 - 4 hours trek
Accommodation: Luxury Lodge in Phakding
Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,450m)
Distance: 11km; 5 - 6 hours treks
Accommodation: Luxury Lodge in Namche Bazaar
Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Acclimatization Day- Hike Around Namche Bazaar
Accommodation: Luxury Lodge in Namche Bazaar
Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Helicopter tour of Everest Base Camp (5,365m); Kala Patthar (5,550m) and Gokyo Lakes (4,790m).
Accommodation: Luxury Loge in Lukla
Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)
Distance: 35 minutes flight
Accommodation: 5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu
Include Meals: Breakfast, and Farewell Dinner
Transfer to Airport for Final Departure
Distance: 25 Minutes Drive
Include Meals: Breakfast
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- All arrival and departure transfer from airport to hotel to airport by private comfortable vehicle
- All ground transportation by private comfortable vehicle as per the itinerary
- 3 Nights 5-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast Inclusive
- Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu – Lukla- Kathmandu Flight Ticket as per itinerary including Airport tax
- All your hygienic organic meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- An experienced, Local Aspiration Adventure English-speaking and government-licensed trekking guide.
- Local Staff and Porter to carry your luggage during the trek. Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including daily wages, medical insurance- transportation allowance-meals and accommodation on trekking
- Best Available 4 Nights Luxury Lodge Accommodation during trek
- Helicopter/Chopper expenses as per the itinerary
- Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fee and Community Fee
- First Aid kit, Pulse Oximeter and essential medicines (Paracetamol, Diamox etc.) carried by trekking guide
- Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- Complimentary Welcome and Farewell dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges
- All Local and Government taxes, administrative charges
- Official expenses
What's Not Included
- Nepal Visa fee. You can easily obtain a visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu
- Helicopter rides from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu (if requested by guests)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal trekking equipment
- Any unseen expenses due to circumstances beyond our control (natural calamities, strike etc.)
- Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu than the schedule itinerary
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Best Time for Trek
Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Helicopter Trek can be done throughout the year, but Spring during the month of March, April, May and Autumn Season during the month of September, October, November are regard as the best time for this trip. During these spring and autumn season you will find moderate temperatures and provide better view of mountains, less heat haze cloud and clear views of mountains. Although this trip is achievable during winter and monsoon seasons too, though it is not suitable for everyone. In winter season, the months of December, January and February surrounding along the Hills and peaks are fully covered by snow in the mountains.
If you are travelling to Nepal for (tour, sightseeing, travel, trekking, mountaineering, visiting friends and families) then you need to have a visa to enter Nepal. Arrival Visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu’s where you can simply get the “On Arrival Visa” with the application that require at least a passport of 6 months’ validity, and a passport size photo. You will be charged USD $ 30 for 15 days and USD $ 50 for 30 days as visa application fee which have to be paid in cash on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you do not need a visa (Free Visa). Most visitors will be able to obtain a visa upon arrival at the airport. The Certain country (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria) are requested to acquire Visa prior their arrival from their local Diplomatic missions (Embassies/Consulates) of Nepal Government.
Permits and Requirements
Every trekkers who are willing to Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Trek requires permits which are Sagarmatha National Park entry permit, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit, and TIMS Permit. Please be noted that, you do not have to worry and pay extra for permit. It is organized and provided in the package by Aspiration Adventure – All of these permit are included in cost and our guide will take care of it.
Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek with Helicopter Tour itinerary is pretty easier and can be done without previous experience. It is one of the easier luxury trekking experience in Everest Region that can be done from the 12 years young to 75 years old. It is high mountain trekking so reasonable fitness level is required. It is physically quite moderate which involves approximately 5-8 hours trekking along the way.
Travel Insurance is a must for safety reasons. Although this is a lower elevated trek, of course there is some risk. You might need an emergency evacuation in areas where roads and hospitals are not accessible in that case, you need to have a travel insurance. We encourage to travel insurance in your own home country.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Easy moderate trek suitable for keen trekkers who are willing to get easy trekking experience with helicopter tour in Everest region and make their footsteps. The farthest point on the trek is Kala Patthar 5,545 meters by helicopter so, the chances of altitude sickness are low. You will take an acclimatization hike up to Everest View Hotel and Khumjung Village. If you are physically fit and mentally strong with a determination, then this trek is not as difficult. It is 8 Days itinerary with 3 Days trekking and 1 Days helicopter to Kala Patthar and Gokyo Lake with Landing. During the trek there is Full porterage and luxury accommodation service while all there is left to worry about is your water, snacks, and camera. It is suitable for anyone.
It is advice drinking 3 to 4 liters of water each day to stay well hydrated. The water is available at every trekking lodge or grocery shops along the route, buying a bottle mineral water cost anywhere around 1 USD per litres. However, Aspiration Adventure recommend not buying bottled water due to environment concern and advice you to carry a reusable water bottle that can hold hot water. You can refill the water from the freely available taps or water source and use water purification tools such as water filter, purification drugs (chlorine/Iodine), SteriPEN (UV Water Purifier).
Our trip can be customized according to your need and there is not any fixed departure date, itineraries. Being a local trekking agency in Nepal we can organize your trip according on any dates and years of time, which dates are suitable for you can certainly be added by us. Moreover, you can choose your own Departure dates according to your time and schedule. We believe everyone have different taste and preference so, if published itinerary and service are not suitable for your plans then please send us your Inquiry we will customize your itinerary accordingly. There are also option available for sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, extending trip to Chitwan Jungle Safari, Lumbini, Pokhara and Many More. We run tours all over the Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet.
At Aspiration Adventure, We believe that the accommodation is one of the major factor that enhances your overall travel experience. On this Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Helicopter Tour, We have carefully selected high quality luxury accommodation both on city and trail. During your trekking you will stay at standard and luxury mountain lodges. You will be accommodate at the luxury lodge in Phakding, Namche Bazaar and Lukla. The lodges provide a high level of service with landscaped gardens, comfortable restaurant and staying in rooms with comfortable beds with sheets, blankets, down pillows, hot water bottles and western toilets. You will have spacious rooms, furnished with high quality, modern furnishings but in traditional style rooms provide comfort with charm, modern functionality with Sherpa detailing, a wonderful place to rest and replenish. During this 8 Days trip you will be accommodated at 5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 Nights and luxury lodge in Everest for 4 Nights, Stay in the lap of luxury, undoubtedly the finest property. All accommodations are on twin sharing basis. However, Single Supplement can be served upon request at additional cost.
Frequently asked questions about this trip
Why do I book Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Helicopter Trek with your company? Is there any difference?
If you think all the travel adventure company are same then it is time you change your concept! Yes, we are different and we can prove it. We have been organizing the trip to thousands of visitors by providing first class quality services. Our offer of treks and tours is extensive, nonetheless every trip can be adjusted to your interests, taste and time schedule. If you do not find trip or want to add On extra you like, we design with pleasure and personalized dream trip in Nepal. Always with extra attention to quality. Here are reasons why we are different:
- Expert Consultant
- Reasonable Price
- Flexibility on Trip Itinerary
- Best Quality Services
- 24/7 Customer Support
- Expert in Luxury Heli Tour in Everest Region
- Experienced Local guides
- Engaged in Social Work
- Get valuable insight and Authentic Information
- Hassle-free experience
- Catering to Unique Tastes
- Establishing Loyalty
Does your company organize helicopter flights, hotel booking, transport, guides and other services for tour?
Yes, We organize everything helicopter flights booking, hotel booking in Kathmandu, Permits and Paper works, transportation, guides and many more. After you have done booking with us, we will be in regular communication and update you time to time.
How will the tour guides communicate with us? Are they experienced?
Yes, All of our tour guides speak excellent English. We use local guides who have been to the this tour destination numerous times. Our guides have many year’s of working experience, knowledgeable, flexible, polite, authorized licensed holder and are very good at connecting with people. Moreover, if you wish we can include Spanish, French, Germany, Chinese, Italian Speaking guide throughout the tour.
Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival ?
Yes, Our representative will be there to greet you at the Kathmandu airport. We will be displaying your Name Plate or Aspiration Adventure signboard to receive you from an international airport and transfer to hotel on Private vehicle.
Can I Buy trekking equipment in Kathmandu before the start of the trip?
The answer is YES! You may not have full equipment yourself that is appropriate for Everest treks in Nepal. So, it is possible and economical to buy or rent the trekking gear (e.g. boots, jacket, gloves. sleeping bags, Down Jacket) in Kathmandu. The best way to find trekking equipment in Kathmandu before the start of the trip is to ask your guide or trekking agency. Through them, No deposit required for renting. We at Aspiration Adventure, Provide opportunity to hire or buy any trekking equipment at market with explore the tourist colorful market thamel bazaar down town.
How long do I need to walk per day during my trek ?
Evidently, the trekking would be 4 to 6 Hours per day according to the destination and the situation.
Does your guide and porter have Insurance ?
Yes, Our Guide and Porter are fully insured. Our Guide and Porter are only eligible for the trekking after involving a training conducting by the Government of Nepal.
Do we need to carry additional medicine for trekking?
Yes, Our guide will be carrying a first aid box along with some basic medicine like ibuprofen, codeine, paracetamol, lozenges, anti-diarrhea tablets and diamox for AMS. However, It is recommended to carry some medicine by yourself.
How do you avoid altitude sickness during trek?
- Drink at least 3 to 4 liters of water daily to keep your body hydrated.
- Avoid alcohol, smoking and caffeine, this are the major causes of dehydration and headache.
- Walk slow and take time to acclimatize to the increase altitude.
- Eat Well and Plently
- Take Diamox Medicine as per the Doctor Instruction, an over-the counter pill used to prevent and reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness.