Asiana Treks

Gokyo Lake Trek Return By Heli

Duration
11 days
Max. Elevation
5360m
Group size
2 to more
Level
EASY
Transportation
Plane /Car/ Jeep
Best Season
August to November and March-15 to June.
Accomodation
Hotel/guest house
Meals
b/B in Kathmandu/ B/L/D In trekking
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu- Lukla- Namche- Dole- Machhchermo-Gokyo lake - Gokyo Re hike Fly back to Kathmandu by Heli Copper.

Highlights

Overview

Overview

Start a unique adventure with the 11-day Gokyo Trek and Helicopter Return via Everest base camp package, designed for those who want to go without Chellane EBC Trek in Khumbu. This journey takes you to the lesser-explored yet captivating Gokyo Valley in the Everest Region, providing seven days of trekking amid breathtaking landscapes. To optimize your time and energy, the return journey to Lukla is conveniently facilitated by a helicopter, offering a panoramic aerial perspective of the entire Everest Base Camp area, glaciers, and surrounding mountains.
Commencing in Kathmandu, your expedition starts with a flight to Lukla, the starting point of your trek. As you progress through the days, you traverse the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, and via various Sherpa villages. A rejuvenating acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar becomes a pivotal pause to absorb the awe-inspiring ambiance and views of the 7000 and 8000-meter peaks in proximity.
Upon conquering a challenging ascent, Gokyo Lake becomes your ultimate destination. A hike to Gokyo Ri rewards you with breathtaking vistas of the Gokyo lakes and the majestic Himalayan mountains. The trek culminates in a thrilling helicopter flight back to Lukla, allowing you to savor the mesmerizing landscapes of Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar.
This moderate to challenging trek demands mental and physical endurance as you navigate elevations exceeding 5000 meters. Prepared and guided by Asiana Treks and Tours, this expedition promises a test of resilience amid the stunning backdrop of the Everest Region.

Trip Itinerary

Your trip day starts today when you arrive to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will follow later today and the time will be notified to you by the representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at the fixed time. Until then just relax or explore a bit of surrounding.

We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight of history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include; Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having the history over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience. Patan City including Patan Durbar Square: A tour to medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight about ethnic Newari culture, Budhhist spirituality, religious harmony, art and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skill of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm. Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important center of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is nice Circular Square with the stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere.

Take an early morning flight from Kathmandu airport to Lukla. The flight is a scenic Himalayan panoramic flight to the gorgeous mountain town of Lukla, the gateway to Everest trekking. After landing at the Lukla airport, take some time to prepare for the walk of the day. Start the trek for the day today to Phakding, a beautiful town on the bank on Dudhkoshi River. Approximately four hours of gentle walking on the Everest trail takes you to Phakding to spend overnight at a tea house.

After taking breakfast at the tea house, you start the trek to astounding Sherpa town of Namche today. The walk today is mostly uphill making you cover a good distance of elevation. You will come across lots of yaks, Buddhist prayer flags, and many trekking adventurers like you and several other beautiful things. Once you arrive at Namche, you praise the charm of the town and the Himalayan view from there more. Check into a hotel and relax.

Already at the elevation of 3440 meters above sea level, you need to acclimatize with the high altitude atmosphere. Thus it is an extra day at Namche to acclimatize doing some uphill side hikes. Once you return back to Namche from the hike, you will have some time to explore the charming town of Namche as well.

Today, you are taking a route to Gokyo region, a different one from the usual route to Everest Base Camp. The stopover destination today is Doley situated amidst the mountains. Passing through scenic trails, the trek for the day comes to an end after about five hours at Doley.

From the 4050 m elevation of Doley, you are walking higher to the elevation of 4464 m at Macchermo, a village in the Gokyo region trekking trail. The trekking today, which starts after breakfast, will be of about four hours.

The walk today to Gokyo Lake is an epic one as it boasts some excellent views of mountains. The trek goes through diverse landscapes trailing up the mountain and a glacier. The view of the first of the Gokyo lakes and of the surrounding area brings such an incredible experience to you which remains with you forever. Stay at the small but beautifully settled Gokyo on the bank of a beautiful lake.

Today weak up early in the morning hike up to see the Gokyo-re at the elevation of 5360 meters which is just above the Gokyo village. Once at the top of Gokyo Ri, a spectacular view of the high mountains including Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Makalu enthralls you. The view of the Ngozumpo glacier, the longest one in Nepal, is another incredible thing that you see from there.


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