Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Helicopter Trek 8 Days

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Trip Information
  • Trip Duration8 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Easy-Moderate
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
  • Activities Trekking & Helicopter Tour
  • Max. Altitude 5,644 m by Helicopter
  • Group Size Min 1 Pax
  • Best Time February-June, September - December
  • 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

Everest Base Camp 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 and fly back, you can choose our other Package Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return, Everest View Heli Tour, Everest Breakfast Tour, or Everest Luxury Tour.

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From the beginning of inquiry, you will have travel representative to talk through email, phone call, social media or any desire medium who will give you an honest assessment of this trip and make sure to experienced difference. This personal service and warm welcome will also await at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu, Nepal where Aspiration Adventure representative will be met, assisted and transferred to your Hotel. There will be a pre-trip meeting, so make sure to ask all the questions. In evening, there will be welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural performances which will introduce you to the country's food.

  • Max. Altitude:1,350m
  • Meals:Welcome Dinner
  • Accommodation:4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

After Breakfast at Hotel, we set out for a sighsteeing of Kathmandu Valley as per our itinerary includes the tour of Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Instead of Kathmandu Durbar Sqaure you will have option to visit Patan Durbar Square. All these sites are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Pashupatinath Temple is considered one of the holiest place for the Hindus built in pagoda style and site is a collection of temples, ashrams, images, inscriptions and the cremation ceremony of the Hindus can be seen along the Bagmati’s river bank. Swayambhunath Stupa is located at top of hill which is believed to be around 2500 years old. The four sides structure represents the four elements of earth, fire, wind and water. There are 365 steps passing through which you will reach the holy site or there is option of driving. Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the oldest and biggest monument built in the Himalayan nation. Explore around the inspiring white dome reverberate with energy; observe and send a prayer where you wish. on each side are a pair of the all-seeing-eyes of the Buddha symbolizing awareness, look around for souvenirs. Kathmandu Durbar Square is also known as Hanuman Dhoka Palace. Many temples which are dedicated to different Hindu deities. Most of the buildings here were constructed from the 15th – 18th century. The palace is named after the Hindu god Hanuman, who is regarded as the protector of the entire palace. The Durbar Square of Kathmandu holds many old palaces, buildings, temples and statues from medieval times. Unique Nepali architecture, amazing wood-crafting, stone and metal works, rare carvings done on their doors and windows. After the tour, you will return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

  • Max. Altitude:1,350m
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Early in Morning, We will drive to domestic terminal at Kathmandu Airport for regular flight to Lukla (2,800m) from kathmandu by a Twin Otter plane which is where all Everest treks begin. These 40 minutes flight offers you to enjoy the beauty green hills along with background of snowy mountain peaks. On reaching at Lukla Airport, you will have a Breakfast at lodge and the luggage are prepared for the Porters. Lunch hour depends upon the time of arrival at Lukla, either in Lukla or a bit of a further walk down en-route to Phakding. Shortly after this, the trekking starts from Lukla, we head towards Phakding (2,652 meters) passing the Cheplung village and bank of Dudh Koshi river with the amazing view of a beautiful mountain like Gongla, Nupla, Karyolung. Pass through couple of suspension bridges, several mani walls and stone, chorten, stupas and prayer flags with snow capped mountains in the background. This first Day hike to Phakding is specifically designed for the purpose of acclimatization. However, if you show your interested then we go to a nearby Monastery. Experience is simply awe-inspiring! Today's trek is relatively short around 3 and ½ hours walking; it is an introduction of typical trek in Everest. Lot more thrill is yet to come. Overnight at Standard with Best Available Teahouse/Lodge in Phakding. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

  • Duration:45 minutes flight: 8km, 3 - 4 hours trek
  • Max. Altitude:2,610m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Luxury Lodge in Phakding

After Breakfast at Phakding, you will continue towards north with a few uphill and downhill climb, through the forest, suspension bridges and small Sherpa settlements will bring you village like Jorsale and Monjo. Monjo is the gateway Point of Sagarmatha National Park, where our guide will have a brief permit check and then descend to Dudh Kosi River at Benkar. You will walk through the flat land and crossing last suspension bridges above the river, ascend through the forest of pine all the way up till Mislung, escape out of the forest and continue to Namche following the stone steps. On the trail to Namche Bazzar you will see yaks transporting the goods and experience the breathtaking view of Thamserku Peak, the Kongdi RI Himal and first glimpse of Mt. Everest in its majesty. You will reach the main trading center of Khumbu region where quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, internet cafes and bakeries are available. Overnight at Best Available Guesthouse/Lodge in Namche Bazaar. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

  • Duration:11km; 5 - 6 hours treks
  • Max. Altitude:3,450m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Luxury Lodge in Namche Bazaar

At this point, we will spend a day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize and appropriate adaptation with the environment at the height. Today you will get a chance to adjust your body with the altitude. Hike around the Namche Bazar with visit to some local schools, Buddhist Monastery. Enjoy the panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and many other mountains range. we strongly suggest an easy walk up to a similar altitude of the next day’s walk. Further more, Get the panoramic view of Namche and see the Himalayas range from the highest located hotel in world, Everest View Hotel. You will have two option on these day, Hike to Everest View Point or Spend day exploring Namche Bazaar. Aspiration Adventure local trekking guides you offers you a flexible option, you can spend time easily exploring around the shops, try some Himalayan bakery items or go for a Coffee. Take some rest and prepare for next day! Overnight at Best Available Guesthouse/Lodge in Namche Bazaar. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Luxury Lodge in Namche Bazaar

Get Ready, today is the most exciting day out the journey. After Breakfast, We begin our Helicopter Sightseeing flight from Namche Bazaar. Chopper takes you to Highlights of gorgeous Khumbu Valley along with Everest Base Camp, Kalapathhar and Gokyo Lakes. We make a brief stop at Kala Patthar and Gokyo Lake. In both place, you will be given enough time to enjoy the views and take the pictures. Kalapatthar is best vantage point of Everest and welcomes you with adorable 360 degrees panoramic views including Nuptse (7,861m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Lobuche (6,119m) and Everest itself (8,848m). After brief landing at Kalapatthar, We move towards Gokyo Lake. Enjoying the best wide view of Gokyo Lake with number of peaks and stunning landscape. After brief landing at Gokyo Lake Helicopter fly to Lukla. Indulge in the changing sight of the landscapes on these 45 minutes and it will give you some thrilling experience for sure. After landing at Lukla, you will be escorted to lodge. You can stretch up your sore legs and have a rest for a while and later stroll around the village, listening to the stories of the locals and experience their lifestyle. After settling into lodge you are free to wander around, relax or perhaps enjoy a hot shower. Enjoy last night dinner at heartland of Everest with your team. Overnight at Lukla. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

  • Max. Altitude:5,555m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Luxury Loge in Lukla

Leave Lukla behind and fly to Kathmandu. You can enjoy the final views of these amazing snow-capped peaks. After breakfast in Lukla early morning, get your bagpack ready and head to the Tenzing Hillary airstrip for a flight back to Kathmandu. Indulge in the changing sight of the landscapes on these 30 minutes and it will give you some thrilling experience for sure escaping from the mountains, the green valleys and city come to a closer view. Upon your landing at Kathmandu Airport, you will be transferred to Hotel. 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, where we'll be eager to hear your feedback on the trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Duration:40 minutes flight
  • Max. Altitude:1,400m
  • Meals:Breakfast, and Farewell Dinner
  • Accommodation:4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

It's your last day in Nepal! Grab hygenic breakfast, then take last-minute shopping and explore around the market or relax at hotel in Kathmandu. You will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements to make sure that you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with plenty time before your flight back home. We will exchange our good-byes and now you will be leaving Nepal, armed with all the good memories and unforgettable Experience. We know and hope that you will always remember this trip and after return home tell stories of your amazing experiences in Nepal. Our airport representative will drop you to the airport for your International flight as per your flight schedule. If you want to explore more of Nepal or the Himalayan countries (Tibet, Bhutan), Please do let us know.


  • Meals:Breakfast

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Cost Details
Cost Includes
  • 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 4 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
Cost Excludes
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • 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
Useful Information

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.

Visa Requirements

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.

Trekking Grade

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

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 and 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.

Drinking Water

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).

Customization Option

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.


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 Trek, 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. In Kathmandu you will be accommodated at 4 Star Hotel 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.

  • Hotel in Kathmandu: Hotel Aloft, Hote Yak and Yeti or Similar
  • Lodge During Trek: Comfort Teahouse
Client Reviewstripadvisor
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    Namche Bazaar moderate trek combine helicopter to Kala Patthar and Gokyo Lakes

    My Borther and I did trekking in everest region with aspiration adventure tailor made itinerary, it was built perfectly to cater individual needs. We hiked up to Namche Bazaar and acclimizate hike to hotel everest veiw, and finally to Everest Base Camp flyover with landing at Kala Patthar (one the best view point for 360 degree mountain views), then again baord a flight surrounded by breathtaking mountain flight to the stunning turquoise Gokyo lakes. We really enjoyed our trip and guide pasang was the man in the mountain, Thank you Anjan for organizing everything perfectly. Everest is Heaven, and the itinerary that built within 8 days to covers everything of 20 days is the best parts we realized it on our adventure. 

    TannerUnited Kingdom,May 21, 2023
  • rating star

    Amazing journey to Everest, the most memorable trip of my lifetime

    My trip with Aspiration Adventure was absolutely fantastic and i highly recommend this company! 2 of my friends and I just backed from an amazing trip to Everest Base Camp Trek by Helicopter. It was adventurous and also one of the best experiences of my life. This was my first experience of trekking in my lifetime and felt proud for myself that I make it and it’s going to be an unforgettable lifetime memory for me. Definitely deserves 5 stars and as promised Aspiration Adventure and Anjan looked after us very well.


    AydenGermany,October 12, 2022
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