Gokyo Lake Luxury Trek with Helicopter Return - 8 Days

Gokyo Valley Lake Luxury Trekking with Helicopter Return Cost, and Itinerary 2024
Gokyo Lake Luxury Trek with Helicopter Return
What to see & doSpecific information about Gokyo Lake Luxury Trek with Helicopter Return - 8 Days
  • Duration8 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5347M
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Medium Luxury Lodget Trek
  • Group Size 5
  • Transportation Plane and Helicopter
  • Best Season March, April, May, and Sept, Oct, Nov

Are you looking for a trekking expedition, which includes hiking on exciting routes with comforts and luxury? If you, are then the 8 days Gokyo Lake Luxur Trek with Helicopter return is the best option for you. The expedition is filled with adventurous activities that will leave you awestruck and overjoyed. On this journey, you will be hiking on stunning trekking routes of the Khumbu region, which traverses through beautiful landscapes and terrains. Further, you will be able to visit tranquil Gokyo Lakes such as Thonal Cho, Tanjung Cho, Gyazumpa Cho, Longpanga Cho, and Ngojumba Cho. Afterward, you will enjoy a scenic helicopter ride to Kathmandu. This offers you a different perspective on the aesthetic of the Khumbu region. Along the way, you will have bird's eye views of the snow-capped mountains, glaciers, ice walls, and unique terrains. The Gokyo Lake Luxury Trek with Helicopter Return is a fantastic experience for travelers like you who love adventure with luxury and comfort.

Gokyo Valley Trek With Helicopter Return Route: 8 Days

The Gokyo Valley Luxury Trek package is a fantastic expedition. Your journey begins upon your arrival in Kathmandu. Our representatives will be waiting for you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. They will be holding our display board and greet you with utmost hospitality. Shortly after, you will be escorted to a private vehicle and transferred to a four-star hotel in Thamel. The next morning, we board a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, which is a small beautiful village in the Khumbu region of Nepal. After landing at the airport, our staff members will help you with your luggage, and we will begin the hike to Phakding. The next stop of the journey is Namche Bazaar, a major hub of the Khumbu region. The third day of the expedition is the acclimatization day, and we will hike to Everest View Hotel where you can witness the 360-degree views of Nuptse, Mt. Everest, and Lhotse. The hike resumes on the fourth day, and we will make our way toward Dole, Machhermo, and finally Gokyo. Here, you will be resting for the night, and preparing for the hike tomorrow. Finally, we will push ourselves for the final stretch as we head on to Gokyo Ri. After hours of steep ascent, you arrive at the destination, which offers glorious views of the surrounding landscaped and snow-capped mountains. The adventure does not stop here, after having breakfast and enjoying the scenic panorama, we will head back to Kathmandu with an exciting helicopter ride.

Major Highlights of Gokyo Lake Luxury Trek

  • Cross-suspension bridges over Dudh Khoshi River.
  • Exciting flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary Airport, one of the highest airports in the world.
  • Hike through the Sagarmatha National Park, a conservation area in the Khumbu region.
  • Opportunity to witness wildlife such as Red Panda, Himalayan Tahr, and many more.
  • Visit the Everest View Hotel and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Walk along beautiful rhododendron forests.
  • Enjoy the serene beauty of the pristine Gokyo lakes.
  • Marvel stunning panorama views of mountains such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Mt. Everest, Makali, and Gokyo Ri.

Best Time Gokyo Luxury Trek with Helicopter Return

The best time to commence this exciting journey is the season of Spring and Autumn. During this time the skies will be crisp, and clear with comfortable temperatures. The weather conditions are stable in these two seasons, and the trails are vivid with brilliant wildflowers and rhododendron forests. Moreover, you will be able to enjoy stunning views of the Himalayan range and the snowy landscapes around you. Traveling around this time of the air gives you a breath of fresh air, and the hike is more delightful than the rest of the time of the year.

On the other hand, due to potential safety concerns and extreme weather conditions, we do not recommend you travel during the winter and monsoon. The routes will be slippery and wet with rain and snow. This significantly increases the chances of getting injured by accident. Regardless, rest assured that the expertise of our guides will ensure your safety and well-being if there is any turn of events during the expedition.

Is Gokyo Luxury Trek Suitable For You?

To help you have a better understanding of the difficulties involved, we have broken down the elements of the expedition to help you better understand. The highest point of the Gokyo Lake trek is at Gokyo Ri (5,357m/17,575 ft). Additionally, you will be spending several nights at elevations higher than 4,000m throughout the trek. This significantly increases the chances of suffering from altitude sickness. However, our staff members will be equipped with an oximeter to check your oxygen level in the blood. You will also be provided with medication and rest if the guide feels any warning symptoms of the illness.

During the exciting adventure, the hike can be quite challenging as well, as you will be working an average of 6 to 8 hours daily. Regardless, you don't need to have prior trekking experience. The expedition features a rest day, allowing you to relax, and adapt to the atmospheric changes around you. Besides, you can hike at your own pace, and enjoy a stroll around villages, and hamlets along the way. On the other hand, although most of the trail is well-trodden, there are some rocky, and uneven terrains. We advise you to navigate properly and with the assistance of your guide for the trek. If you have issues with your knees, we advise you to bring trekking poles along. It will significantly help you hike along some trick terrains along the route. Moreover, carry lightweight daybacks and wear comfortable trekking boots to prevent any ankle injuries.

Preparation for Gokyo Luxury Trek with Helicopter Return

We at Outfitter Nepal highly advise you to start a fitness regime six to eight weeks before participating in the trek. The exercises will help you improve the overall strength and endurance of your body. During the expedition, you will carry a daypack that weighs around 5kg, which significantly increases the load on you. We suggest you involve yourself in weight-training exercises to build up the stamina to complete the hike with ease.

Moreover, prioritize spending your time on an exercise that focuses on the calf and thigh muscles. You should also focus on cardio exercises, so get yourself involved in exercises such as swimming, jogging, and cycling. Besides, the training regime should be complemented with other exercises as well. For instance, aerobic workouts are excellent preparation as they emphasize balance, strength, and stability.

Gokyo Valley Lake Luxury Trek Cost

The Gokyo Lake Luxury Trek with Helicopter Returns costs start at USD 2095 and reach USD 2597 per person based on additional services. In general, the average cost is subject to the preferences and requirements of our clients. Please note that the price might also differ based on the group size in which you are traveling. Contact us to learn more about the details.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

The exciting Gokyo Luxury trek begins from Kathmandu. You will board a flight from the Tribhuvan International Airport bound to Lukla. During the scenic journey, you will have incredible glimpses of the magnificent scenery of the unique landscape and Himalayan regions of Nepal. After you arrive at the Tenzing Norgay Airport, we will prepare for our hike to Phakding. The trail ahead leads us to lush forests and beautiful villages. Along the route, you will be greeted by monasteries and prayer flags waving in the cool breeze. The hike today ends after you arrive in Phakding, where you will spend the night at a reputed teahouse.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,840m
  • Meals: Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Pine Foreset

After having a delicious breakfast in the morning, we will depart Phakding and make our way towards the beautiful Namche Bazaar. The trail ahead offers beautiful scenery and charming rhododendron forests. Along the way, you will enjoy majestic views of Kongde Ri and Thamserku peaks. Further ahead, you will make a steep ascent and arrive at the lively Namche village. It is one of the best tourist hubs in Nepal, which offers travelers to immerse themselves in the local culture, and lifestyle.

    Today is the rest day, as acclimatization is essential for travelers to adapt themselves to the changing atmospheric conditions. You can relax the entire day in the comfort of your bed or opt to explore the nearby location and hike to the Everest View Hotel. The establishment is the highest-placed hotel in Nepal and is a popular vantage point of the region. From here, you can enjoy a lavish afternoon breakfast with gorgeous views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Longde, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam. On the other hand, you can also visit Khumjung Monastery and the local Sherpa museum to learn about their history and heritage.

      On the fourth day of the expedition, you will leave Namche and resume the hike. The trail ahead offers a mesmerizing blend of stunning views and exploration of local villages and settlements. As you move on forward, the trail winds through thick forests and serene streams and rivers. Further ahead, you will come across additional Sherpa villages, where we can have a brief stop and enjoy lunch. Shortly after, we will complete the final stretch of the journey today and arrive at Dole. As you make your way to the village, you will feel a sense of accomplishment and cherish the memories you made today.

        As you depart from Dole, you will ascend to gorgeous meadows where yaks can be seen grazing. Moving ahead, you will come across shrines adorned with beautiful carvings and prayer flags. Eventually, you will make a steep ascent, and although the trail is well-trodden, make sure to navigate with care. After 4 hrs of hiking, you will arrive at Luza (4360m), and from here you will hike an additional two hours to reach Machhermo where we will spend the night.

          The Gokyo Lake Luxury Trek continues as you hike from Machhermo to the enchanting Gokyo. The hike ahead takes you through some amazing landscapes which change as you make your way through alpine meadows. As you ascend, you will be greeted by additional inspiring views of the surrounding mountain peaks. The hike today offers you a thrilling experience with magnificent immersion in the serene surroundings of the valley. Gokyo, our destination for today is perched at the edge encircled by snow-capped mountains. It is a major highlight of the trek as it offers you a full Himalayan experience of the Khumbu region. Also, you will have the opportunity to explore the Gokyo Lakes, which are Gokyo Cho, Thonak CHo, and Gyazumoa Cho, Tanjung Cho.

            Today is the most important part of the trek as you will commence a captivating hike from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri and explore all the serene lakes. Moving ahead, you will make your way up a challenging yet rewarding ascent through the icy landscape. Along the way, you will marvel at the beautiful clouds over the towering mountain peaks. After soaking in the stunning panorama from the peak of Gokyo Ri, you will visit Ngozumpa Cho, and immerse yourself in its peace and tranquility. Eventually, after feeling a sense of achievement and exploring the nearby region, we will make our way back to Gokyo for an overnight stay.

              The eighth day is the final day of the expedition. After having breakfast at the tea house, we will board a helicopter and make our way, soaring above beautiful landscapes. During the final stretch of the journey, you will witness awe-inspiring views of the Himalayan vistas, hills, village settlements, and rivers. The aerial flight back to Kathmandu offers you a unique perspective on the experience and outlook of the memorable journey. Upon your arrival at the airport, our staff members will escort and transfer you to the hotel. Please keep in mind that we will have a farewell dinner tonight, where we will share our cherished memories and experiences we had during the Gokyo Luxury trek.

              • Meals: Breakfast, and Dinner
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              Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
              What's Included
              • services, Complimentary transport services including airport pickup and drop-off services.
              • mealsTwo nights accommodation and meals in a 4- star hotel in Kathmandu.
              • Four-night accommodation during the trek and a full board meal.
              • An experienced guide and porter, and their salary, food, accommodation, equipment, and insurance.
              • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa, and taxes during your departure.
              • Helicopter rides from Gokyo to Kathmandu.
              • Complimentary use of duffle bag, down jacket, and sleeping bag.
              • Outfitter Nepal cap, t-shirt, and trekking map.
              • Hot beverages, snacks, and seasonal fruits along the trek.
              • Oximeter, and first-aid medical kit.
              • All trek permits and government taxes.
              What's not Included
              • Meals and beverages outside of the itinerary.
              • International airfare and Nepal visa.
              • Cost for your travel insurance.
              • Personal gear and trekking equipment.
              • Tips for our staff members.
              • International phone call.
              • Everything else that is not listed in the “cost includes” section.
              Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

              What Makes the Gokyo Valley Luxury Trek Unique?

              For travelers who love nature, adventure, and comfort, the Gokyo Lake Trek with Helicopter Return not only promises unmatched experiences, it guarantees a return in the lap of the Himalayan landscapes. The luxurious accommodations and meals we provide will ensure you have a lavish stay throughout the journey.

              Luxurious Stay And Dining

              Unlike traditional teahouses along the trekking routes, you will be accommodated in some of the finest lodges. These establishments provide comfort, hospitality, and an enhanced level of service. Some of the examples are Yeti Mountain Home and Everest View Hotel. These two are the best luxury lodges in the Kubu region, offering travelers rooms with heaters, push bedding, and attached bathrooms. Moreover, the Everest View Hotel is one of the highest-placed hotels in the world. This gives you the perfect opportunity to marvel at the beautiful panoramic view of Mount Everest and surrounding mountain peaks.

              On the other hand, depending on your preference, accommodation in Kathmandu will range from 4-star to 5-star properties. These establishments offer you a unique fusion of modern and traditional amenities, ensuring a memorable stay. Besides, these accommodations offer not only top-notch facilities but also a gourmet dining experience. During your travel, enjoy traditional Nepalese cuisine prepared with some of the finest and freshest ingredients. Whether it's Western, continental, or specially curated menus, every meal you eat promises a delightful culinary experience. Moreover, you can relax in the spa and wellness facilities of these accommodations and allow yourself to rejuvenate for the journey ahead.

              All-Inclusive Experience

              The Gokyo Lake Luxury trek with Helicopter return package is curated and designed with an all-inclusive experience, ensuring travelers experience the best of the Himalayas while we take care of the arrangements. Our itinerary features every aspect of the expedition, ensuring a luxurious and comfortable trek. From the moment of your arrival to your departure, every section of the trip is planned perfectly for a hassle-free journey. We take care of all the necessary permits, ensuring a legal and smooth trekking experience without any hurdles. In the luxury expedition, you will be accompanied by a licensed and experienced guide who will ensure an insightful journey in the Himalayas. Moreover, our staff members will be equipped with medical kits and other necessary medications to handle situations such as injuryPackage, illness, and altitude sickness. Besides, our Gokyo Luxury package is not limited to just trekking; the journey encompasses interactions with the local Sherpas, cultural dinners, and immersion in their tradition as well.

              Personalized Care

              At Outfitters Nepal, our commitment to providing you with an unparalleled trekking experience extends beyond just luxurious facilities and amenities. It is the personalized care we dedicate to each of our clients which sets us apart. Realizing each traveler has their unique preferences, we meticulously craft our itinerary to cater to your individual needs, whether it is a specific interest, the pace of the hike, or dietary restrictions. Further, to ensure personalized attention in the trek, we compose a suitable staff-to-trekker ratio. This makes sure you feel comfortable and safe during the trek and encourages a sense of camaraderie with fellow trekkers. Our dedicated porters are also well-trained in handling your equipment, ensuring it is safe and intact. Their commitment allows you to enjoy the Gokyo luxury trek without any physical burden. We value your feedback, and our staff members will actively seek it during the journey. This allows us to make real-time adjustments to fulfill any requests or mitigate any concerns you might have for a seamless experience.

              Permits for Gokyo Lakes Luxury Helicopter Trek

              Before we begin our exciting journey, it is essential to ensure all the trekking permits have been arranged. When you book the package with us, the process of obtaining these documents is handled by our staff making it a hassle-free experience for you. Some of the permits required for the Gokyo Lake Luxury trek are:

              • Tims Card (Trekker's Information Management System): This card is a record to keep track of all travelers in the region, ensuring their safety and security.
              • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit: Since you will be trekking within the boundaries of the conservation area, It requires a special permit to enter the park. This later contributes to the protection of the endangered plants and animal species of the region.
              • Gokyo Lakes Protected Area Permit: Depending on the conservation policies, you might need an additional permit to gain access to the Gokyo Lakes area. Keep in mind that, after the recent update, the SNPEP might cover this region as well.
              • Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit: The respective permit is required to travel in the Khumbu region. The revenue earned will then go to the development of community and infrastructure development projects.

              How can we obtain a Nepal visa?

              Obtaining a Nepal Visa is a straightforward process, and there are several options available for you depending on the length of your stay and country of origin.

              • Online Application: You can apply for a Nepal visa online through the means of Nepal Immigration website. After submitting the required information you will receive a receipt, which later comes in handy during the visa process upon your arrival in Nepal.
              • Visa on Arrival: Travelers of Indian and Chinese origin can obtain a visa at Tribhuvan International Airport and the border of Nepal. You must fill out an application form with a passport-size photograph.

              The fees for the Visa depend on the duration of your stay. It will cost you approximately USD 30 for a 15-day Visa in Nepal. Similarly, the charge for a 30-day Visa is USD 50, and USD 125 for 90 day Visa. If you want to extend your stay, you can process it through the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu. Please keep in mind that you will need a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the intended stay. Besides, the fees and visa regulations can change, so we advise you to check the latest update from the official website of Nepal Immigration or with your local Nepalese Embassy.

              Travel Insurance for Gokyo Luxury Trek

              Travelers must have travel insurance if they want to explore the Himalayan regions of Nepal. It is a safety net for your well-being if any mishaps were to happen along the journey. The expedition in the Khumbu region, exploring the tranquil Gokyo Lakes is enchanting. However, you must also be aware of the unforeseen events, that might occur due to the unique features of the region. For instance, there might be unexpected changes in the weather and you might fall ill or get injured. In such circumstances, travel insurance enables us to make the necessary arrangements for your immediate evacuation and provide you with medical attention. All of these charges will then be covered by the insurance company. We advise you to get the best insurance, which ensures your safety enabling you to enjoy and experience the beauty of the Himalayas to the fullest.

              Equipment List

              The gear we have listed is recommended for the Gokyo Luxury Trek, and we encourage you to get all of it for a convenient and secure journey. You can buy them back home or hire these gear in Thamel, Kathmandu.

              Head gears

              • Warm hat Sunhat, Sunglasses, and Headlamp.


              • Softshell and heavyweight gloves, a pair each.

              Upper Body

              • Thermal base layer, Trekking Shirts, Fleece jackets, Down jackets, Hardshell Jacket, and Insulated Down jackets.

              Lower body

              • Trekking trousers, Fleece thermals, Insulated down pants, Hardshell Pants, Undergarments.


              • Liner socks, Hiking Socks, Waterproof Hiking Boots, Gaiters, and Slippers.

              Gears and Personal equipment

              • Daypack, Rain Cover, Sleeping Bag, Duffel Bag, Camera with batteries, Charger Trekking poles, Water bottle, Laundry bag, Ear plugs, Padlock.

              Toiletries and hygiene

              • Face towel, Towel, Toothbrush and toothpaste, Face Mask, Soap, Shampoo, Deodorants, moisturizers, Sunscreen, Sanitizers, and your medications.


              • Passport, Driving license, Credit cards, Flight Tickets, and Travel Insurance.
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