Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Heli Trek is a spectacular trip that will surely blow your mind. Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lake and the two major sites of the Everest region (up to Gokyo Ri and Kalapathar). Board the plane and return to Kathmandu. In 14 days, trek to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain, visit Gokyo Lake, see panoramic views from Gokyo Ri and Kalapathar and return home.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla then trek to Phakding 3/4 hrs
Day 03: From Phakding to Namche (3,440m), 6 hrs
Day 04: Acclimatization day (explore Namche Bazar)
Day 05: From Namche to Dole (4,040m), 5/6 hrs
Day 06: from Dole to Machhermo (4,470m), 4/5 hrs
Day 07: Rest and Acclimatization day
Day 08: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800m) 4/5 hrs
Day 09: Climb to Gokyo Ri (5,357m) then trek – Thangka (4,750m) 4 hrs
Day 10: Traverse Chola pass (5,420m) then Dzongla (4,820m), 7/8 hrs
Day 11: From Dzongla to Lobuche (4,910m), 4 hrs
Day 12: Trek from Lobuche to EBC (5,364m) then retrace back to Gorkshep (5,140m)
Day 13: Climb to Kalapathar (5,545m) then Fly back to Kathmandu on a chartered helicopter
Day 14: International departure
HOW MUCH DOES-EVEREST BASE CAMP GOKYO LAKES HELI TREK COST?
All inclusive Trek Price for 3 trekkers basis; USD 3,840 per person
This cost includes permit, guide, porter, airfare, transport, helicopter fare, accommodation and food. But the cost varies according to the size of the group, customize your trek: this is a general itinerary, which can always be “tailormade” individually. Trek packages can be redesigned or redeveloped according to your taste.
Tell us about your travel needs. We will work together to customize your trip to meet your exact needs so you have a memorable trip.
WHEN IS THE BEST SEASON TO TREK THE EVEREST REGION?
Mid-September to November (autumn) and March to May (spring) are the best seasons for teahouse/lodge treks in Nepal.
June to August (monsoon) are the rainy months. Very difficult but the weather is perfect for keen botanists and the skies are sometimes clear.
During the trek, it offers a magnificent view of rhododendron flowers blooming in March, April and May.
We do not recommend the trek in winter (December February). But if you trek to your liking, the morning temperature is cool but not unbearable and it warms up during the day trek with clear skies on most days.
TOOLS AND GEARS
When deciding what to pack in your bag, it is important to check the features of the trek as well as the season/month you are coming to Nepal. If you’re wondering what to pack, here’s our recommended packing list and tools.
Check the equipment checklist.