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Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Tour by Heli 8 days

Thinking of being airborne and witness the gigantic views of snow-capped peaks and galciers via a helicopter ride? Are you looking for the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake 8 days tour by Heli itinerary?

Embarking on the highest peak of the world Mount Everest is a dream of all adventure lovers worldwide. An alluring journey for the climbers to be on the top, and accomplishing this feat is matter of pride and satisfaction. In recent past it has been within the reach of people, willing to experience the beauty of the mountains in its backyard at least once in a lifetime.

You can also follow this magnificent trail, and experience the same wonders of this glorious mountains, however don't have enough time to trek at a gradual pace, then being on this trip is just the right one for you. Ideal for you.

If you are looking for other options, then check out our other best affordable Heli Tour Packages such as Day Tour of Everest Base Camp in Helicopter or Upper Mustang Trek and Lo Manthang Helicopter Tour-14 days.

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Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Tour by Heli 8 days Itinerary

The Everest base camp heli tour with Gokyo Lakes is a luxurious tour that begins with sightseeing in Kathmandu followed by a short trek to the Everest region. Above all, you will be exploring the panoramic views of Mount Everest along with serene Gokyo lakes, and interesting Sherpa cultures with diverse nature. This is how your Everest base camp and Gokyo lakes tour by Heli for 8 days itinerary look like.

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu:

Upon landing at the Tribhuwan International airport, our airport representative will our representative will receive you at the arrival gate, and transfer you to the hotel. The entire day is reserved for rest, and later in the evening you will be briefed about the trip in details.

Day 2 Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and Patan:

Your second day of 8 days tour to Everest base camp and Gokyo lakes by heli begins with an informed visit to the cities of Kathmandu and Patan. You will first pay a visit to the famous hindu temple of Pashupatinath dedicated to lord Shiva.

From here you will move on to the next destination, which happens to be the Swayambhunath stupa which is popularly known as Monkey temple, followed by Boudhanath stupa which is the world's biggest stupas and the cultural center of Tibetan Buddhist in Nepal.

A visit to Patan Durbar Square is another place of interest that you will be visiting on this day. This place is renowned for ancient architectural monuments, showcasing Malla Palace turned museum, Krishna Temple, and various others, reminding you of the glorious past of this fabulous land of myths and mysteries. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3 Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2651m) and trek to Phakding:3-4 hours

The 3rd day of your 8 days tour of Everest base camp and Gokyo lake via helcopter tour begins with an early morning rise. You will backpack early, and board the flight for lukla. After a scenic 40 mins flight, you will touch down at Lukla airport. Upon landing you will follow the trail that leads to Phakding, as you move on, you will make a gradual descend to the Cheplung village, getting exciting glimpse of Mount Khumbila, and you will finally reach Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.

Day 4 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3485m):5-6 hours

Your fourth day of Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake tour of 8 days via helicopter tour begins with following a spectacular trail that passes through the pine forests; you continue trekking to the northern direction that leads you into the Benkar Valley.

From Benkar Valley, you will follow the trail that leads you to the eye-catching Dudh Koshi River and crossing this river, and passing through the village of Chumoa, your reach Monjo. This is a popular point, also known to be the gateway to the world's highest park, the Sagarmatha National Park. You will then pass through this park, to make a steep ascend, gathering exciting glimpses of incredible mountain backdrops and variety of landscapes.

Further as you trek ascending the steep trail, with a steady pace, you will find yourself in one of the biggest marketing hub of the Everest region, the Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 5 Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar:

The fifth day of your Everest base camp and Gokyo lake tour by Helicopter for 8 days is a day meant for resting and exploration. It includes getting the first glimpse of the Mount Everest, and other great mountains of the high Himalayas. You will also get time to have a look in to the lives of the Sherpa highlanders, their age old culture and traditions, maroon clad monks enchanting their prayers amidst fluttering symbolic flags. You will also find interesting shops, ideal for picking up souvenirs and gifts for taking it back home, along with sites of ATM, cafes and restaurants that delights you with a purpose.

If you have a bit extra left in you, a short hiking trip is ideal to witness the fabulous sunrise over the splendid Himalayan ranges including Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Kongde, Thamserku and others. Visiting Hillary school in the vicinity is also a worthwhile trip, including the monastery which is known to have a yeti scalp that marks the end of this 8 days Everest base camp and Gokyo lake tour by helicopter. Overnight at Namche.

Day 6 Helicopter Tour of Everest Base Camp, Kalapathhar and Gokyo Lake:

The sixth day of your Everest Base Camp tour and Gokyo Lake by heli for 8 days is one of the most importantly anticipated days of your entire tour that you have been waiting for, as you are scheduled for helicopter ride over Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake. After taking an instant breakfast you will be heading towards a helicopter, waiting to lift you up from Namche Bazaar.

While flying, you will also come across breath taking views of serene Gokyo lakes, fabulous mountain peaks, until you reach Kalapathhar. An important vantage point to witness the glory of panoramic mountain ranges, including the gigantic Mount Everest. Adding to the beauty of the hour will be the splendid viewing of the mesmerizing Khumbu glacier, khumbu valley and icefall, that only a helicopter ride can provide you from up and close.

Having a good look at all this natural wonders for some time, you take to the helicopter again and head back towards Lukla. Overnight at Lukla.

Day 7 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu from Lukla:

Your seventh day of your 8 days Everest base camp and Gokyo Lake by heli tour is your last day on the mountains. You will get up early in the morning to board a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Once here, you will have a long day ahead for resting and exploring the city picking up items of your choice before you leave for your home country.

Day 8 Departure from Kathmandu:

This is the ultimate day of your Everest base camp and Gokyo lake8 day’s heli tour. For your convenience, our airport representative will escort you to the airport safely. You will be leaving Nepal with unforgettable memories of an extraordinary journey to be cherished for a life-time.

Price Include/Exclude:

Price Includes:

  • All Airport pickups and drops
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for three nights with breakfast
  • Accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast for two nights with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation for 8 nights on trek
  • All meals during the trek
  • Ground transportation in a private vehicle
  • All domestic flights to and fro airfare
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits
  • Experienced, English-speaking guide and porter.
  • Helicopter expenses
  • Staff expenses including salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kits
  • All government and local taxes

Price Exclude:

  • Visa for Nepal
  • Additional baggage charges
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara either for early arrival or late departure.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • International flight airfare
  • Helicopter ride from Pokhara to Jomsom upon request
  • Insurance for Travel and rescue
  • Personal expenses including phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for staff

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