Embark on an exhilarating 8-day Everest Base Camp heli tour with Gokyo Lakes in Nepal. Commencing with Kathmandu's World Heritage Sites, the journey features a brief trek in the renowned Everest region. The helicopter adventure soars over Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes, and Kala Patthar, allowing us to pause and absorb the rich Himalayan surroundings. Kala Patthar offers stunning views, including Everest, while Gokyo showcases pristine emerald lakes. The helicopter ride also treats us to panoramic vistas of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and more. Ideal for those craving the Everest experience with limited time, the 'Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Tour by Heli' combines the thrill of a helicopter ride with a two-day trek on historic trails treaded by legends like Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu and Patan Sightseeing
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazar
Day 05: Namche Bazaar - Acclimatization Day
Day 06: Heli Tour of Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes, and Kala Patthar
Day 07: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 08: Final Departure
Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, our representative will warmly welcome and transfer us to our hotel. After checking in, we can freshen up and relax. In the evening, AAN will host a welcome dinner. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Explore the cultural treasures of Kathmandu and Patan. Visit Pashupatinath Temple, a significant Hindu pilgrimage site, and Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple. Bouddhanath Stupa, one of the world's largest stupas, is another highlight. In Patan, a World Heritage Site, discover the medieval charm of Patan Durbar Square with its courtyards, temples, and exquisite architecture. Don't miss the Patan Museum for a deeper insight into the city's heritage. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Begin the day with an early morning flight to Lukla, the gateway to Everest. Board a Twin Otter plane for a scenic journey. Upon reaching Lukla, meet the trekking team and commence the trek. The trail descends gradually to Cheplung village, offering views of the sacred and unclimbed Mt. Khumbila. Continuing our descent, we reach Phakding. Overnight stay in Phakding.
Flight: 40 minutes Trekking: 3-4 hours
Embark on a scenic journey through a pine forest, trekking north along the Benkar valley. Cross the Dudh Koshi River, passing through Chumoa and Monjo villages before reaching the entrance of Everest National Park. As we ascend on a steep trail, the breathtaking views accompany us. The journey leads us to Namche Bazaar, the largest town in the Everest region. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.
Hiking: 5-6 Hrs
Dedicate a day to acclimatize to the high altitude in Namche Bazaar. Explore the town, equipped with government offices, ATMs, internet cafes, shops, and a vibrant market. Opt for a hike to Sagarmatha National Park for a sunrise spectacle over the Himalayas, featuring Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kongde. For those seeking a day hike, venture to Khumjung village. Visit the Hillary School and a monastery, home to a mysterious yeti scalp. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.
Prepare for the highlight of our journey as we embark on an exhilarating heli tour of Everest and the Himalayas. Starting after breakfast in Namche Bazaar, our helicopter adventure takes us to Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes, and Kala Patthar. The majestic views from Kala Patthar include the mighty Everest, offering an awe-inspiring sight. In Gokyo, savor the beauty of pristine emerald Gokyo Lakes and witness the stunning landscapes of Khumbu Valley, Khumbu Glacier, and the Icefall region. The tour concludes in Lukla, where we spend the night.
Catch an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, take the opportunity to rest and relax. If there's a particular place you wish to visit before heading home tomorrow, feel free to explore. In the evening, join a farewell dinner to commemorate the successful completion of our journey. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Flight: 40 Min
Conclude our memorable adventure in Nepal today. A representative from AAN will provide transportation to Tribhuwan International Airport, ensuring we arrive well on scheduled flight. Safe travels and farewell to the enchanting landscapes of Nepal !
Accommodation in Luxury Lodges/Hotels on Twin Sharing Basis
Local Guide & Support Staffs
All Private Ground Transportation Including Airport Transfers
Meals in the Mountain
No Booking Fee
During trekking, all meals are included.
In Kathmandu, only breakfast is provided.
Welcome and farewell dinners are arranged for guests.
On the short trek, breakfast and dinner are served in the tea-houses/lodges where we stay overnight, and lunch is provided on our journey to the next destination.
Kathmandu: Deluxe suite at Yatri Suites and Spa for 3 nights.
Trek and Heli Tour: Luxury teahouses at Yeti Mountain Home for 4 nights.
All accommodations are based on twin-sharing.
Single supplement is available upon request.
For Your Information:
International flights are not included.
Room accommodations typically involve sharing with another person, unless a private room is requested.
There's an option to upgrade to better hotels both in the mountains and cities.
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