Gokyo Lake Heli Trek is an exciting combination of a classic Himalayan trek with a scenic helicopter ride for the return. Not only does it help to shorten the trekking time, but adds an exciting adventure full of surprises and different perspectives. The highlights for the Gokyo Lake Heli Trek are Gokyo Lake, and views of the enormous mountains; including sunset from Gokyo Ri (5,360m) that will surely be unforgettable.
What to experience while GokyoHeli Trek
The Gokyo Heli Trek passes through rhododendron and pine forests with spectacular mountains in the background and idyllic Sherpa villages that have a unique culture all their own. The experience of the unquestionable beauty of Gokyo blended with that of culture and awe-inspiring views is the greatest thing any trekkers could ask for. The pristine emerald color Gokyo Lake (4,870m) is stunning. The Gokyo trail passes the ridges of the Ngozumpa Glacier located to its west and is the longest glacier witnessed from this trek.
From above the ridges of Ngozumpa Glacier panoramic views of mountains such as Mt Cho Oyu (8,153m), Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,414m), and Makalu (8,481m) are visible. In addition, the trek offers hiking up to Gokyo Ri (5386m). Luckily the Gokyo Lake Heli Trek is not as popular so the trail is quiet and allows for wonderful solitude. All these views provide picture postcard scenes of lakes, mountains, and landscapes that make this trek unique and amazing. For the adventurer with limited time but desires to escape to magnificent mountain landscapes, the Gokyo Lake Heli Trek is a perfect fit.
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One of our representatives will pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport and transport to the hotel. Night-stay in Kathmandu.
Travelling private vehicle and tour around the Kathmandu UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, an important Tibetan Buddhist site, as well and Pashupatinath Temple; biggest Hindu temple of Lord Shiva. Later on, we will begin trek preparation and provide a short briefing about the tour by the guide.
The day starts with a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. The flight will be amazing with the scenery of the river valleys, and terraced mountainsides. Then we head towards Phakding (2,610m) where we encounter the Sherpa community with their distinct mountain culture.
Today the trek heads to Namche Bazar (3,440m). Considered a tourist hub and the real beginning point for expeditions to Mt. Everest. This is where we also enter into the Sagarmatha National Park where our guide will facilitate our entry. Namche Bazaar is a trade area for people, offering Saturday morning markets. It is also the first acclimatization point to facilitate adjustment to the altitude. We can see the snow- capped mountains from here such as Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,414m), and Thamserku (6,623m). Stay overnight at Namche Bazar
The fifth day of the trek, we rest at Namche Bazaar. Acclimatization not only can help make the rest of the trek more comfortable physically, but it also is vital to allow the body to adjust to the change in altitude. You can enjoy the local food have some small conversations over tea with the locals.
We initiate the trek to Dhole by passing a steep trail with numerous frozen waterfalls followed by rhododendron and oak forest. We can explore the hilltop of Mong La. After crossing Dudh Koshi we reach Tenga which is the check post of Dole National Park. Ten walking ahead we will pass Tangwa Kharka and we finally arrive at Dole.
On this day, we will pass through local villages like Kela and Luza along with lovely cultivated fields. Here we can witness the daily activities of the local people and then be continuing on the trail we finally arrive at Machhermo. Stunning views of Mt. Kyajo Ri (6,186m) are available from Machhermo.
We will head towards Gokyo we pass Phangga village. As we continue on walking ahead, we will get the first views of the beautiful Lake Longponga (4,710m). Then walking ahead past the Ngozumpa Glacier we arrive at a second lake, Taujung Tsho (4,740m). We have time to cherish this incredible landscape. Finally, we arrive at Gokyo and have some rest with a soothing hot cup of tea.
During this, the last day of the trek we explore Gokyo Lakes. First, we will visit Gokyo Tsho (4,870m) which is the main attraction of the Gokyo region. Then we hike up to Gokyo Ri where we can have panorama views of the mountains Mt Cho Oyu (8,153m), Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,414m) and Makalu (8,481m) as well. If we have enough time, we can hike to another few lakes then we return back to Gokyo.
Day 10 is the exciting flight from Gokyo back to Kathmandu. The mesmerizing scenes of Khumbu Region seen from the helicopter is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity, one you will never forget. Upon arriving in Kathmandu you will be transferred to your hotel. The evening is yours to relax or enjoy the streets of Thamel.
Today is the final day at Nepal. After breakfast, our team will drop you at the airport 3 hours before your scheduled time. Farewell.