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Gokyo Valley Trek with Helicopter Return - 8 days

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Good to Know
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Destination Gokyo
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 5,357 m
  • Trip Type Trek and Helicopter Return
  • Transport Private Vehicle and Helicopter
  • Accommodation Lodges and Teahouses

Highlights

  • Easy online booking system
  • The best guaranteed service and price 
  • A professional guide with fluent english 
  • Daily Guaranteed Departure 
  • Reach Gokyo RI's peak for panoramic views of Everest and surrounding peaks.
  • End the trek with a scenic helicopter flight back.

Gokyo valley trek with helicopter return is a combination of exclusive trekking and tour packages that offers an amazing 8 days journey through the captivating landscapes of Gokyo Valley.

This 8-day Gokyo valley trek is a one-way trek, which is great for people who like to explore, learn about other cultures, and spend time in nature. During this heli trek to Gokyo valley, you will hike along beautiful trails, which will give you a chance to really take in the beauty of the Himalayas.

Along the Gokyo valley helicopter return trek, you'll get to see stunning views of famous peaks like Cho Oyu and Everest, and you'll also get to see the beautiful Gokyo Lakes. The tall mountains surrounding the turquoise bodies of water create a lovely scene.

The Gokyo valley 8 days trek in Nepal starts with a flight to Lukla, where you'll start walking to Phakding. From there, you'll slowly make your way to the heart of the Gokyo Valley. As you climb higher, each step brings you closer to the breathtaking views. 

The one-way trek to Gokyo valley isn't too hard, so anyone with a decent level of health can do it. After exploring Gokyo Valley, you will fly out by helicopter, enjoying the stunning aerial view of the Himalayas.

Our complete Gokyo valley heli-return trek package includes accommodations, meals, permits, flight tickets, and much more. For your comfort, we've also set up a helicopter flight for your way back, so you can see the beautiful Himalayas from above. Don't miss this chance to see the beauty of the Gokyo Valley.

Book now to reserve your spot and make memories that will last a lifetime. Enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas, learn about the history of the area, and push yourself in nature. Join us for the 8 day Gokyo valley trek with helicopter return and make your hiking dreams come true.

Gokyo Heli Return Trek Attractions

  • Scenic flight to Lukla, gateway to the Everest region
  • Picturesque trekking routes through vibrant Sherpa villages
  • Spectacular views of towering Himalayan peaks, including Everest
  • Trekking through lush rhododendron and pine forests
  • Namche Bazaar, a lively trading hub in the heart of the mountains
  • Acclimatization day at Namche to adjust to higher altitudes
  • Tranquil Dole village with serene landscapes
  • Machherma's stunning alpine scenery and yak pastures
  • Arrival at Gokyo, nestled beside the glacial Gokyo Lakes
  • Summiting Gokyo Ri for panoramic views of Everest and more
  • Helicopter return flight, a breathtaking aerial perspective
  • A chance to experience the local Sherpa culture and traditions

Gokyo Valley Trek with Helicopter Return Route - 8 Days 

With our Gokyo Valley Trek with Helicopter Return package, you can take an exciting trip through the heart of the Himalayas.

This 8-day trek is specially planned to combine the thrill of hiking with the comfort of a helicopter ride back, making the whole thing an unforgettable experience. 

The Gokyo Heli Retun Trek route starts with a beautiful flight to Lukla, then a hike to Phakding, where you can get used to the rhythm of the mountains. 

The trail then passes through beautiful scenery, taking you to Namche Bazaar, where you will also spend a day for acclimatization. 

As you climb, you'll reach Dole and then Machherma. At each step, you'll see stunning views and learn about the history of the area.

At the end of the trekking route, you reach the beautiful Gokyo Valley, which has turquoise lakes and tall peaks. The best part of the 8-day trek is climbing up to Gokyo RI, where you can see an amazing view. 

And to top it all off, our special helicopter will take you back from Gokyo to Lukla, where you can take a regular flight to Kathmandu. 

This Gokyo Valley trek with a fly-out by helicopter is more than just a trek; it's a deep dive into the majesty of the Himalayas, combining the beauty of nature with the comforts of modern life.

Why book Gokyo Valley Helicopter Return Trek with NTA?

  • Easy and secure online booking system 
  • Trip postponement service 
  • Customizable itineraries based on client preferences.
  • A certified NTA guide who is fluent in English.
  • Accommodation and food during the trek
  • An experienced and knowledgeable guide about altitude sickness, routes, and other things related to trekking.
  • Transportation-inclusive packages for both private and public vehicles, as requested.
  • Track record of 100% client satisfaction.
  • A farewell and trek accomplishment celebration dinner at the end of the trip.
  • Medical kits are available at all times.
  • Always prepared for emergency rescue and evacuation.

Gokyo 8 Days Heli Return Trek Package Cost

We are excited to announce that bookings for the Gokyo Valley Trek with Helicopter Return for the years 2023 and 2024 are now open. The cost of the Gokyo Valley Trek with heli shuttle is $2250 per person for a group joining basis during the main season.

Our trekking groups are tailor-made to cater to the unique preferences of each client. The Gokyo Valley Trek with helicopter return package also offers the option for private trek departures.

Please Note: For private group sizes ranging from 1 to 5 individuals, the cost of the Gokyo Valley helicopter return trek ranges from $2500 to $3550 per person. Book a private trek to the Gokyo Valley with a helicopter return. If you're going on this adventure with companions such as friends or family, we are pleased to provide private trips to suit your needs.

The itinerary for the Gokyo Valley Heli Shuttle Trek, including the helicopter return for the years 2023 and 2024, starts upon your arrival in Nepal and concludes at the time of your departure.

Best Season for Heli Return Trek to Gokyo Valley

The best times to do the Gokyo Valley Trek with Helicopter Return are in the autumn and spring. During these times, the weather in the region is at its best, with clear skies and pleasant temperatures. 

In autumn, from September to November, you can see beautiful views of the Himalayan hills all around you, as well as colorful leaves that add a splash of color to the landscapes. 

In the spring, from March to May, rhododendrons grow and there is a lot of greenery, making a beautiful scene for trekkers. During these times of the year, you can see the beauty of the Gokyo Valley and its tall mountains at their best. 

Also, the weather is clear and stable in the fall and spring, making it safer and easier to use the choppers to get back. This makes the trip back smooth and amazing.

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Itinerary
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    Once you arrive in Kathmandu, our staff will pick you up from the airport and take you to the assigned hotel. The pre-briefing is scheduled for the evening; until then, you are free to explore the area or rest.

      On the first day of the Gokyo Valley Trek with Helicopter Return, the trek begins with an exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This scenic flight offers a preview of the breathtaking landscapes that await in the Himalayas. After landing in Lukla, the trek begins toward Phakding. The trail winds through picturesque Sherpa villages, lush forests, and alongside the Dudh Koshi River. The serene surroundings and gentle terrain provide a perfect introduction to the trekking adventure ahead. Prayer flags fluttering in the breeze and the friendly hospitality of the locals will greet trekkers along the way. This day's trek offers a harmonious blend of natural beauty and cultural immersion, setting the tone for the days to come.

      Distance: around 145 kilometres

      Walking Time: 2 to 3 hours 

      Flight Duration: About 30 minutes

      Highlight of the Day: Soaring over the Himalayas during the scenic flight and stepping into the world of trekking amidst charming Sherpa villages and verdant landscapes

        The second day of the trek continues as you leave Phakding behind and make your way towards the vibrant and bustling Namche Bazaar. The trail meanders through enchanting rhododendron forests and crosses suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, providing a taste of the picturesque landscapes that lie ahead. As you ascend, you'll catch your first breathtaking glimpse of the towering Himalayan giants, including the renowned Thamserku and Kongde Ri peaks. The stunning backdrop of the highest peaks in the world will welcome you to Namche Bazaar, a bustling Sherpa town tucked away in the mountains. This acclimatization hub offers a perfect blend of cultural immersion and modern amenities, making it an ideal place to rest, replenish supplies, and explore the local markets.

        Distance: Approximately 11 kilometers 

        Walking Time: About 6-7 hours

        Highlight of the Day: The awe-inspiring views of the Himalayan peaks and the lively atmosphere of Namche Bazaar, where trekkers and locals converge in this picturesque mountain town.

          On the third day of the trek, you'll have the chance to acclimatize and explore the vibrant Namche Bazaar. Nestled amidst the breathtaking Himalayan landscape, Namche Bazaar offers a captivating blend of traditional Sherpa culture and modern amenities. This day serves as a vital acclimatization break, allowing your body to adjust to the increasing altitude and reducing the risk of altitude sickness. You can take a leisurely stroll through the bustling marketplace, where local crafts, souvenirs, and unique Himalayan artifacts are showcased. For a deeper cultural experience, consider visiting the Sherpa Museum to learn about the region's mountaineering history and Sherpa traditions. The backdrop of towering peaks and the winding Dudh Koshi River enhance the town's enchanting atmosphere. This acclimatization day is a well-deserved pause before your onward hike into the heart of the Himalayas.

          Highlight of the Day: Immersing yourself in the vibrant culture of Namche Bazaar, enjoying the Sherpa Museum, and taking in the stunning Himalayan views

            On the fourth day of the trek to Gokyo Valley with Helicopter Return, you'll leave behind the vibrant atmosphere of Namche Bazar and continue your adventure towards Dole. As you ascend further into the Himalayas, the trail offers a captivating blend of panoramic mountain vistas and charming local villages. The path meanders through rhododendron forests and alpine terrain, providing a serene and immersive experience in nature's embrace. This part of the trek offers a unique opportunity to witness the traditional way of life of the local Sherpa communities, offering insights into their rich cultural heritage. As you settle into your lodging for the night in Dole, the serene surroundings and a sense of accomplishment will greet you.

            Distance: Approximately 29 kilometers

            Walking Time: 6 to 7 hours

            Highlight of the Day: Immerse yourself in the picturesque landscapes as you traverse through rhododendron forests and encounter local Sherpa villages on your way to Dole.

              On the fifth day of the trek, you will set foot in Dole, heading on an enthralling trek toward Machherma. This segment of the trek offers a unique blend of natural beauty and tranquility. As you ascend through alpine terrain, you'll be captivated by the majestic vistas of the Himalayan peaks that unfold before you. The trail winds its way among rhododendron forests and meadows, creating a serene ambiance that provides ample opportunities for reflection and rejuvenation. As participants reach Machherma, they'll find themselves embraced by the peaceful atmosphere of this remote settlement, surrounded by towering mountains and pure mountain air.

              Distance: Approximately 6 km

              Walking Time: Around 2 to 3 hours

              Highlight of the Day: The awe-inspiring views of the Himalayan peaks and the serene beauty of the rhododendron forests en route to Machherma.

                On the sixth day of the trek, the adventure continues as you trek from Machherma to the enchanting destination of Gokyo. The trail leads you through a mesmerizing landscape, where you'll witness the dramatic shift from alpine meadows to the pristine Gokyo Lake nestled among towering peaks. As you ascend, the scenery becomes increasingly awe-inspiring, with each step offering new panoramic vistas that leave you in awe of nature's grandeur. The trail is both exhilarating and serene, providing an opportunity to immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of the Himalayas. This best part of the trek is truly a highlight, as you approach the enchanting Gokyo village that rests at the edge of the tranquil lake, surrounded by towering mountains that seem to touch the sky.

                Distance: Approximately 8 kilometers

                Walking Time: Around 2 to 3 hours

                Highlight of the Day: Reaching the stunning Gokyo Lake and village and being captivated by the breathtaking mountain vistas that surround the area.

                  On the seventh day of the trek, adventurers will embark on a captivating journey from Gokyo to Gokyo, RI before returning to the cozy settlement of Gokyo. This day's trek promises a blend of awe-inspiring panoramic vistas and a sense of accomplishment. The ascent to Gokyo RI presents a challenging yet rewarding climb, granting trekkers the chance to witness a breathtaking sunrise over the towering Himalayan giants, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. The play of light and shadows on the peaks creates a truly mesmerizing spectacle. As the morning sun bathes the landscape in a warm glow, the beauty of the region becomes all-encompassing. After absorbing these unforgettable moments, trekkers descend back to Gokyo, filled with a sense of achievement and an enduring memory of the mountain's grandeur.

                  Distance: Approximately 3 to 4 kilometers.

                  Walking Time: About 2 to 3 hours.

                  Highlight of the Day: Witnessing the sunrise from Gokyo RI, offering unparalleled views of Everest and neighboring peaks.

                    On the last day of this trek, you will take to the skies once again for an exhilarating helicopter flight from Gokyo to Lukla. As you soar above the stunning landscapes, you'll have a final chance to marvel at the awe-inspiring Himalayan vistas and the winding trails you've conquered. The helicopter ride provides a unique perspective of the terrain you've traversed, adding a touch of grandeur to your adventure. Upon reaching Lukla, you'll transition to a regular flight that will whisk you back to Kathmandu. This last leg of the expedition offers a moment to reflect on the incredible experiences and memories amassed during the trek.

                    Distance: around 35 kilometers 

                    Helicopter Flight Time: Gokyo to Lukla: around 20 to 30 minutes; Regular flight form Lukla to Kathmandu: around 30 minutes.

                    Highlight of the Day: Soaring above the Himalayas in a helicopter, capturing panoramic views of the landscapes you've trekked through, and bringing your Gokyo Valley adventure to a remarkable close

                      You will be departing Nepal today. A member of our staff from our company will take you to the airport and then say farewell.

                      Greetings, See You Again

                      Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

                      What's Included

                      Airport Pickup and Drop-off Services

                      • International Arrival Pickup
                      • Domestic Airport Drop-Off Before Trek 
                      • Domestic Airport Pickup After the Trek 
                      • International Dropoff on your Final Departure Day

                      Accommodations Services

                      • 1 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan (Twin Sharing Basis)
                      • 7 Nights at Local Tea Houses in the Mountain (Twin Sharing Basis)
                      • If you want to upgrade the hotels in Kathmandu, (Apply the Addons option)

                      Trekking Permit

                      • Local Government Entry Permit (Trek Card)
                      • Sagarmatha National Park Permit (Everest Permit)
                      • Trekkers' Information Management Systems Card (TIMS)

                      Domestic Flights 

                      • Kathmandu to Lukla flight ticket
                      • Lukla to Kathmandu flight ticket

                      In the case of Lukla Flight via Ramechhap

                      • Kathmandu to Ramechhap Drive by Sharing Transportation
                      • Ramechhap to Lukla Domestic Flight Ticket
                      • Lukla to Ramechhap Domestic Flight Ticket
                      • Ramechhap to Kathmandu by Sharing Jeep

                      Helicopter Flight

                      • Helicopter flight from Gokyo Valley to Lukla (Group Sharing Basis)
                      • Private Helicopter flight from Gokyo Valley to Lukla (Incase of Private Trip Only)

                      Food During in Kathmandu/Trekking

                      • 8 Breakfast: Local and Continental choices from tea house menu
                      • 8 Lunch: Simple and Light Lunch in Lunch Camp Tea Houses
                      • 7 Dinner: Veg and Non-Veg Meals of your Choice Domestic and Continental Foods from the Local Tea House Menu
                      • 1 Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at Best Restaurant with the NTA Team 
                      • Breakfast at Kathmandu Hotel, 8 days of total breakfast included 

                      Guide/Porter Services and Their Liabilities

                      • English Speaking Government Licensed Trekking Guide
                      • With a Minimum of 10 Years Experience
                      • All Meals for Guide/Porter
                      • Insurances for Guide & Porter
                      • Well Paid Salary as Per the Government`s Rate or the Concerned Association`s Circular Rate
                      • Local Sherpa for carrying your luggage up to 20 KGs Max
                      • First-Aid Kit Box Carried by Our Team

                      What's Excluded

                      • Nepal visa fees upon arrival in Nepal
                      • Tips and gratitude to the guides, drivers, porters, other staff, etc.
                      • Extra-day expenses apart from the scheduled itinerary
                      • Personal expenses like drinks, laundry, shopping, personal gear, a hot shower, electronic battery recharges, and WiFi
                      • All the other expenses which not mentioned in cost includes list.
                      • Travel Insurance: It must be covered in both medical & emergency evacuations with a value of USD 100,000.
                         
                      Availability & Private Trip

                      For those interested in joining a group tour, we offer a fixed departure date. However, if you prefer to choose your own date for the trip, we encourage you to explore our Book a Private Trip section, which provides the flexibility of booking on any day of your choice, as private trips offer daily availability.

                      Select a Trip DateSmall Group Departure
                          
                      Start DateStart: ThursdayFeb 29, 2024End DateEnd: ThursdayMar 07, 2024PricePriceUS $2250StatusStatusGuaranteed
                      Pick Your Suitable Date
                      Book a Private Trip
                      Private & Group Discount Price
                      1 pax
                      US$3550
                      2 pax
                      US$2850
                      3 pax
                      US$2550
                      4 pax
                      US$2354
                      5 - 8 pax
                      US$2150
                      1 Travelers x US $3550TotalUS $3550(No additional taxes or booking fees)

                      Accommodation 

                      During the Gokyo valley heli return trek, you'll have comfortable accommodation options that make your adventure even more enjoyable. Along the trekking route, there are cozy tea houses and lodges where you can rest and recharge after a day of exploring.

                      These accommodations provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere, with clean rooms and basic amenities. You'll get to experience the local hospitality and connect with fellow trekkers from around the world. As you wake up amidst the stunning Himalayan landscapes, you'll feel invigorated and ready for the day's hike .

                      Whether you're gazing at the breathtaking views or sharing stories with newfound friends, the accommodation during this trek ensures that you have a memorable and pleasant stay throughout your Gokyo Valley adventure.

                      Food

                      During the trek to Gokyo Valley with a helicopter return, the food experience is a delightful part of the trek. The local cuisine blends hearty flavors with nourishing ingredients that keep you energized for the adventure.

                      You'll savor delicious dishes like momos, which are dumplings filled with either meat or vegetables, offering a warm and satisfying treat after a day of exploration. Traditional Dal Bhat, a combo of lentil soup, rice, and seasonal veggies, provides a wholesome and comforting meal.

                      Along the way, you'll also get to try yak-based dairy products like yak cheese and yak butter tea, providing a unique taste of the region's culture. Whether you're enjoying a meal in a cozy teahouse or taking in the breathtaking mountain views, the food adds a wonderful touch to your unforgettable trekking experience in the Gokyo Valley.

                      Difficulty

                      Going on the Gokyo valley 8-day trek is an exciting adventure, but it's important to know that it comes with its fair share of challenges. The trek takes you through stunning landscapes, quaint villages, and serene lakes, but the trails can be steep and rugged at times, requiring a good level of physical fitness.

                      The high altitude can also make breathing a bit harder, and it's essential to acclimatize properly to avoid altitude sickness. However, the effort is well worth it, as you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views and a sense of accomplishment.

                      At the end of the trek, you have a helicopter ride back, which is known to be quite comfortable and provides a different perspective on the trek. It's a great way to reflect on the memories you've made and the beauty you've witnessed during this remarkable adventure.

                      Altitude Sickness

                      Altitude sickness can be a concern when doing an 8-day heli-return trek to Gokyo valley. As you hike higher into the mountains, the air becomes thinner and contains less oxygen, which might lead to altitude-related issues.

                      Common symptoms of altitude sickness include headaches, dizziness, nausea, and fatigue. It's important to listen to your body and acclimate gradually, giving yourself time to adjust to the changing conditions.

                      Stay hydrated, eat well, and take it easy if you start feeling ill. Trekking in such a stunning place is an amazing experience, but being cautious and taking care of your health will ensure you have a safe and enjoyable trek.

                      Travel Insurance 

                      Travel insurance for the Gokyo valley 8-day trek with a heli-fly back is like having a safety net for your adventure. It's like having a trusted companion who's got your back if things don't go as planned.

                      Imagine you're exploring the breathtaking Gokyo Valley with its stunning views and serene lakes, but unexpected hiccups can happen, like flight delays or minor injuries. That's where travel insurance comes in.

                      It's your backup plan that can help cover the costs if your trip gets disrupted, your baggage gets lost, or you need medical assistance while trekking. It's all about peace of mind, so you can fully enjoy every step of your journey without worrying about the what-ifs.

                      Permits

                      If you're planning to go on an 8-day trek to the beautiful Gokyo Valley, there are a couple of permits you'll need to make sure you have before you set off on your adventure. Firstly, you'll need the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, which allows you to explore the stunning landscapes and natural wonders of the area.

                      Additionally, you'll also need the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card, which helps keep track of trekkers and ensures their safety. These permits are like your golden tickets to enjoy the breathtaking views, serene lakes, and majestic mountains of Gokyo Valley while making sure you're safe and supported throughout your trek. Just remember to arrange these permits before you begin your trek so that you can have a smooth and unforgettable experience in this picturesque destination.

                      Packing Lists

                      Clothing:

                      • Moisture-wicking T-shirts (3–4)

                      • Long-sleeve shirts (1-2)

                      • Fleece or insulated jacket

                      • Waterproof and windproof jacket

                      • Waterproof and windproof pants

                      • Trekking pants (2–3 pairs)

                      • Warm hats and gloves

                      • Sun hat or cap

                      • Underwear and socks (enough for the duration)

                      Footwear:

                      • Sturdy trekking boots

                      • Camp shoes or sandals

                      Gear and Accessories:

                      • Backpack with rain cover

                      • Sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures

                      • Trekking poles

                      • Sunglasses with UV protection

                      • Headlamp with extra batteries

                      • Water bottles or hydration systems

                      • Personal first aid kit and any necessary medications

                      • Sunscreen and lip balm with SPF

                      • Insect repellent

                      • Personal toiletries and small towel

                      • lightweight, quick-dry towel

                      Electronics:

                      • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories

                      • Power bank and charging cables

                      • International adapter plug (if needed)

                      Miscellaneous:

                      • Trekking permits and identification documents

                      • Cash in local currency for small purchases

                      • Snacks and energy bars

                      • Pocket knife or multitool (pack in checked luggage if flying)

                      • Small sewing kit for minor repairs

                      Note: Remember to adjust this list based on the specific weather conditions and your personal needs. It's essential to pack light but also be prepared for changing weather in the mountains.

                      Important Tips 

                      • Pack appropriately by including warm clothing, sturdy footwear, a reliable backpack, and necessary electronics.

                      • Stay hydrated throughout the trek to maintain energy levels and minimize the risk of altitude sickness.

                      • Take regular breaks, especially at higher altitudes, allowing your body time to adjust and rest.

                      • Fuel yourself with local foods rich in carbohydrates, like dal bhat and noodle dishes, to sustain your energy.

                      • Ascend gradually to acclimate your body to higher altitudes, minimizing the chances of altitude-related issues.

                      • Layer your clothing to stay warm, particularly during chilly nights in the Gokyo Valley.

                      • Pay attention to your body's signals, and if you experience discomfort, dizziness, or breathing difficulties, inform your guide promptly.

                      • Show respect to the local people you encounter, be courteous, and learn a few local phrases to connect better.

                      • Capture the breathtaking landscapes with your camera, but also take moments to appreciate the beauty firsthand.

                      • Prepare for variable weather by packing essentials like a raincoat and warm clothing.

                      • Stay connected by obtaining a local SIM card, though be aware that signal strength can be limited in remote areas.

                      • Ensure you have all required permits and paperwork, and your guide can assist you with this process.

                      • Opt for a guided trek to benefit from their expertise, enhancing both safety and your overall experience.

                      • Preserve the environment's integrity by refraining from littering and respecting the local flora and fauna.

                      • Immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting monasteries and engaging with the community during your trek.

                      • Prioritize adequate sleep to aid your body's adjustment to altitude and maintain your energy levels.

                      • Familiarize yourself with evacuation routes and emergency contacts as a precautionary measure.

                      • Obtain travel insurance that covers trekking-related incidents for added peace of mind.

                      • Share the adventure with companions, as the experience becomes more enjoyable when shared.

                      • Acknowledge and celebrate each step as an accomplishment throughout your trek in the Gokyo Valley.

                      Frequently Asked Questions
                      • Q1. How do I get to Gokyo Valley for the trek?

                        You can fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, and then start your trek from there.

                      • Yes, it's possible. With a heli ride back, an 8-day trek is a common duration for this route.

                      • It's moderately challenging. You'll be trekking through varied terrain and altitudes.

                      • Yes, you need the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and a TIMS card.

                      • Yes, helicopter evacuation is available in case of emergencies, but it's best to plan accordingly.

                      • Yes, there are teahouses providing accommodation and meals along the way.

                      • The pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons are ideal for clear views and stable weather.

                      • Yes, altitude sickness is possible due to the high elevations. Acclimatization stops are crucial.

                      • Dress in layers have sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, a good backpack, and essentials like a water bottle and sunscreen.

                      • You can coordinate with us in advance for helicopter arrangements in case of emergencies.

                      • The Gokyo Ri viewpoint at around 5,357 meters is the highest point and offers stunning panoramic views.

                      • It's best to carry enough cash from Lukla, as ATMs are not reliable at higher altitudes.

                      • You can do it independently with a guide for safety and local insights.

                      • Mobile networks may be available at some points, but don't rely on consistent coverage.

                      • There are basic teahouses with shared facilities. The lodges are comfortable, but don't expect luxury amenities.

                      Testimonials
                      What Our Clients Say
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                        Sam RodgerUnited Kingdom,August 07, 2023

                        Trek to Gokyo Valley with helicopter return

                        I had the privilege of going on the Trek to Gokyo Valley with helicopter return, all thanks to Nepal Trek Adventure. From the moment I signed up, I knew I was in for a luxurious adventure. The trek itself was a perfect blend of challenging hikes and mesmerizing scenery. The Gokyo Lakes were like something out of a dream. Nepal Trek Adventure's attention to detail was impressive – our accommodations were comfortable, the meals were delicious, and our guide was both friendly and knowledgeable. And then came the helicopter return – a true highlight. The aerial view of the landscapes we had just trekked through was awe-inspiring. I felt like I was in a movie. I'm grateful to Nepal Trek Adventure for making this journey not only adventurous but also comfortable and memorable. Highly recommended!

                         

                         

                         

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                        Steve SmithUnited States,August 03, 2023

                        Gokyo Valley 8 days Trek with the helicopter return

                        I went on the Gokyo Valley 8 days Trek with the helicopter return option organized by Nepal Trek Adventure. The journey was a mix of challenges and rewards. The trail itself was stunning, with pristine lakes and Himalayan vistas. However, we encountered unexpected weather changes that affected our trekking plans. Thanks to the knowledgeable and adaptable guide from Thank Nepal Trek Adventure, we were able to make informed decisions to ensure our safety. The team's flexibility was evident when they arranged the helicopter return earlier than planned due to the weather. The helicopter ride not only offered a unique perspective of the landscape but also got us back to Kathmandu swiftly. Despite the challenges, the overall experience was memorable, and I appreciate Nepal Trek Adventure's dedication to their clients' safety and satisfaction.

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