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EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return – 15 Days

  • Duration 15 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Challenging
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals 12 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, and 12 Dinners
  • Accommodation Tea House or Guest House
  • Max. Altitude 5545 Meters at Kala Patthar
  • Activity Trekking and Helicopter Return
  • Group Size 1 to 10
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
Highlights
  • Experience breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, from various vantage points like Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar.
  • Explore the stunning Gokyo Lakes region, renowned for its turquoise waters and picturesque surroundings.
  • Enjoy trekking on less crowded trails compared to the traditional Everest Base Camp route, offering a more serene and immersive experience.
  • Conclude your trek with a thrilling helicopter ride back to Kathmandu, providing a convenient and scenic alternative to the standard return journey.
  • Save time on your return journey, allowing for more flexibility in your travel plans and additional time to explore other attractions in Nepal.
  • Trek with experienced guides who are knowledgeable about the region's terrain, culture, and safety protocols.
  • Stay in comfortable teahouses along the trekking route, providing essential amenities and a cozy retreat after a day of hiking.
  • Interact with local Sherpa communities and learn about their unique culture, traditions, and way of life.
  • Embark on an unforgettable adventure and achieve the milestone of reaching Everest Base Camp while enjoying the added thrill of a helicopter return journey.

Would you like to explore several places in a single trip? If the answer is "yes", then the EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return is the most appealing option for you.

You will be able to visit all six of the Gokyo Lakes on this trip: Gokyo Cho, Thonak Cho, Gyazumpa Cho, Tanjung Cho, Ngojumba Cho, and Longpanga Cho. Following that, you will get the incredible chance to explore the 5420-meter-high Cho La Pass.

Other significant sites included in the EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return are the popular observation point Kala Patthar, which is located at an elevation of 5545 meters, and Everest Base Camp, which is located at 5364 meters.

The most enjoyable aspect of the EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return is the helicopter ride back to Kathmandu from Gorakshep, which helps you see the trip from a different angle and shortens your trekking distance.

You will be able to get a bird’s eye view of the snow-covered Khumbu glacier and several other high peaks, including Ama Dablam, Everest, Thamserku, Lhotse, and many more.

The 15-day EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return is a fantastic experience for nature lovers and adventure explorers. The beginning of your journey will involve a quick flight to Lukla from the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport.

This flight has a duration of 35 to 45 minutes. During the busiest trekking season, when there is a lot of traffic and a large number of visitors, the Lukla flight may detour to Manthali airport.

Green Valley Nepal Treks also offers daily helicopter flights from Kathmandu to Lukla if you don't want to waste three or four hours driving to Ramechhap by road.

Prepare to follow the Dudh Koshi River valley and arrive at Namche Bazaar, a bustling market town, once you arrive in Lukla. As you pass through charming towns like Chheplung, Phakding, Monjo, and so forth, the ambiance will be wonderful.

You will also get plenty of opportunities to take in the magnificent mountain vistas. The breathtaking views of some of the tallest mountains, which are just as stunning as Everest, will welcome you here.

Following your acclimatization in Namche, your EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return will pass through Machhermo and Dole before arriving at the next acclimatization site, which is Gokyo Valley.

You will have a wonderful opportunity to take in the breathtaking Gokyo Valley, with its calm lakes and majestic peaks. Marching to Gokyo Ri, which is located at an elevation of 5357 meters, is another way to prolong your journey.

According to some trekkers, Gokyo Ri offers a better view of Mount Everest than Kala Patthar.

Following your time spent admiring the splendor of Gokyo Valley, you will travel through gorgeous destinations like Dragnag, Cho La Pass, Dzongla, Lobuche, and lastly Gorakshep on your way to approaching Everest Base Camp.

You will explore the neighboring snow-capped peaks for a while after arriving at EBC before heading back to Gorakshep. The next day, you will spend roughly two hours trekking to Kala Patthar, where you can get a closer look at Mount Everest.

After that, you will hop on a helicopter and head back to Kathmandu to wrap up your EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return Package in style.

Get more information about the EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return package by contacting us right now. We are willing to make any necessary customizations to this bundle based on your preference.

Don't hesitate to contact us at any time if you have any questions about the price or any other aspect of this package. To make your journey as simple and pleasurable as possible, we are available to you around the clock.

Benefits of Booking EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return with us

  • We offer a simple and safe online reservation method.
  • We provide the option to customize the trek itinerary to suit the needs of our clients.
  • We have an English-fluent certified NTA guide on staff.
  • On the trek, you will get the greatest lodging and meals.
  • Our guides have received extensive training and are knowledgeable on trekking routes, altitude sickness, and other related topics.
  • Our track record of 99% client satisfaction makes us proud.
  • To spend quality time with our clients, we plan a farewell and trek completion celebration supper after the trip.
  • We always have medical kits on hand in case they become necessary at any time.
  • We always have emergency rescue and evacuation plans in action.
  • We give our customers t-shirts and our company's duffle bag.
  • We also offer free storage for extra luggage at our office while on the trek.

What You Can Expect from EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return?

One of the most incredible journeys for those who enjoy the outdoors and daring adventures is the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo with Heli Return. On this journey, you can take a helicopter back to Kathmandu in place of walking down from Gorakshep to Lukla to catch a plane.

The primary sights of the Everest region will be explored during this excursion, including Cho La Pass, Kalapathar, Gokyo Ri, Gokyo Lakes, and Everest Base Camp.

You are going to hike to the world's tallest mountain base camp in just fifteen days. Admire the amazing views of Kalapathar, Cho La Pass, and Gokyo Ri in addition to the magnificent Gokyo Lakes.

Finally, take a helicopter ride back to Kathmandu. For you to enjoy this amazing experience without being fatigued, we have planned two days for rest and acclimatization in Namche and Gokyo Valley.

For adventure seekers worldwide, the EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return in the Khumbu region is an extremely daring experience. To get to Everest Base Camp, you must traverse the 5,330-meter-high Cho La Pass.

You will hike through the stunning valleys of Dudh Koshi and Khumbu, which are home to the amazing Sherpa people.

Enjoy breathtaking views of four enormous 8,000-meter peaks from Gokyo Valley: Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and the largest glacier in Nepal, the Ngozumpa Glacier. You will also get to see the stunning Gokyo lakes, which are turquoise in color.

Is EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return Suitable For You?

Let's break this voyage down section by section to determine if it is right for you or not.

At an altitude of 5545 meters above sea level, the EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return will transport you to famous base camps. You will be sleeping at an elevation of 5000 meters for a few days throughout this walk.

The voyage can be quite challenging, requiring an average daily march of 6 to 8 hours. It's not necessary to have prior trekking experience, but it will help if you enjoy walking, have a reasonable degree of fitness, and can adjust to high altitudes.

Although you will be traveling a well-trod path, there may be some rocky and uneven terrain on the EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return. Since walking accounts for almost all of the route, neither rock climbing nor mountaineering equipment is required.

Still, some slopes are steep and appear to go on forever. During bad weather, the Cho La Pass may turn slick. In this case, it can be helpful to carry basic boot spikes rather than crampons.

If you have knee issues or just prefer to use them, trekking poles can be quite useful. Although the track is generally easy to follow, the wide slopes and moraine may offer additional stability at higher altitudes when used with a pole.

Gokyo Ri, one of the highest ascents on the journey before reaching Everest Base Camp, is comparatively simple but occasionally treacherous. Hikers should choose lightweight hiking boots with high ankles for the Gokyo Lakes hike to prevent ankle injuries.

It might be hot, heavy, and uncomfortable to wear heavy boots. Cross trainers are a common substitute, however, at higher elevations, they could feel chilly in the morning.

Preparation for EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return

Trekking experts at Green Valley Nepal Treks highly recommend starting a fitness program at least six weeks before participating in EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return, especially for beginner trekkers.

This program should improve overall endurance and strengthen specific leg muscle groups.

Engaging in hiking with a backpack is an unparalleled training method, so spending as much time as possible in hilly terrains is our best advice. During your trek, you will likely carry around 5 kilograms in your day pack, so working with this weight during your training sessions is beneficial.

If you prefer using a gym, prioritize step machines that target your thigh and calf muscles. Aim to elevate your heart rate to 50% above its resting rate. Any cardiovascular activity is beneficial, but keep in mind that swimming alone will not adequately train the specific muscle groups required for trekking.

It should be complemented with other exercises to be effective. Exercise classes such as body pump, Pilates, and aerobic workouts are all excellent preparations for a trek like this, particularly those emphasizing core strength, balance, and stability.

15 Days EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return Trek Cost for 2024 and 2025:

15 Days EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return Trek Costs start at USD 2195 and might reach up to USD 2575 per person. Green Valley Nepal Treks announces the Everest Base Camp Trek Cost for 2024 and 2025 based on group size.

The cost of the EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return Trek is subject to the requirements of travelers. When searching for Everest Base Camp Trek's cost, different price ranges can be found depending on the travel agency and services offered.

The cost of the EBC Trek via Gokyo with the helicopter return trek prepared is based on people making reservations together. Please flow for the cost of EBC Trek via Gokyo with the helicopter return based on group size:

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Day to Day Itinerary
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A Green Valley Nepal Treks representative will greet you when you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be driven to your accommodation in a private vehicle after completing the necessary paperwork for your visa and other requirements.

You will receive an orientation with the trekking guide regarding your trip itinerary after taking a short break at your hotel.

  • 3 Stars Hotel in Thamel

The exhilarating journey from Kathmandu to Lukla kicks off the first day of the EBC Trek via Gokyo with a Helicopter Return excursion. An early glimpse of the magnificent scenery seen in the Himalayas is provided by this sightseeing take-off.

The journey to Phakding starts after landing in Lukla. Together with lush trees and the Dudh Koshi River, the trail travels past charming Sherpa communities. An ideal preamble to the trekking adventure ahead is provided by the tranquil surroundings and easy terrain.

Along the journey, trekkers will be greeted by prayer flags waving in the breeze and the warm hospitality of the villagers. As a prelude to the days ahead, today's hike provides a well-balanced mix of scenic natural features and cultural exposure.

  • Tea House (Attached Bathroom)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7.8 Kilometers
  • 3 to 4 Hours

You will depart Phakding on the second day of the hike and head towards the colorful and energetic Namche Bazaar. The trail highlights a peek of the beautiful scenery that lies ahead as it winds through charming rhododendron trees and passes the Dudh Koshi River suspension bridges.

The majestic Thamserku and Kongde Ri peaks, as well as the other towering Himalayan giants, will be visible for the first time to you as you ascend. Tucked deep in the Himalayas, Namche Bazaar is a lively Sherpa village with a breathtaking backdrop of the world's tallest peaks.

Namche Bazaar for acclimatization provides the appropriate balance of contemporary conveniences and cultural immersion, making it a great spot to unwind, restock, and visit the regional markets.

  • Tea House (Attached Bathroom)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 10.4 Kilometers
  • 5 to 6 Hours

Acclimatization is very important for trekkers hiking at high elevations to get used to the climate and situation. For the speedy adjustment to the higher altitude, you can hike to the Everest View Hotel which is considered to be located at the highest place.

From the hotel, you will get a splendid view of the Himalayas such as Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, and others. After having a tea or a coffee break, you will gradually descend to the Sherpa villages of Khumjung where you will have lunch.

You may also visit the Khumjung Monastery. The legend has it that the monastery houses a Yeti’s scalp. When you return to Namche, you may choose to relax or enjoy roaming about the town.

You may visit the Sherpa museum to learn about the Sherpa culture and the history of mountaineering, or nearby Thame, a historic village. It is worth visiting the school established by Sir Edmond Hillary, the first person to climb Mt Everest.

  • Tea House (Attached Bathroom)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

You will leave Namche Bazar's lively atmosphere behind and continue your journey towards Dole on the fourth day of the EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return. The trek offers a mesmerizing combination of expansive mountain views and quaint local communities as you climb higher into the Himalayas.

The trail winds through alpine scenery and rhododendron woods, offering a tranquil and absorbing experience in the embrace of nature. This portion of the journey provides a special chance to observe the customs of the nearby Sherpa communities, providing insights into their rich cultural history.

You will be greeted by calm surroundings and a feeling of achievement as soon as you get inside your lodging for the night in Dole.

  • Tea House (Sharing Bathroom)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 10 Kilometers
  • 6 to 7 Hours

Stepping out of Dole, you will ascend to stunning meadows where yaks congregate on the fifth day of the EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return. Aside from colorful prayer flags, you will also see some interesting shrines.

The Dudh Kosi Valley, which is located much above the river, will be followed as you continue your ascent. Although it's an easy walk, the altitude could still affect you on even the smallest hill.

With very few plants and shrubs in the alpine terrain, this area has a very different landscape. With the gorgeous snow-capped peaks and the clear blue sky overhead, it stands in stark contrast.

You will reach Luza (4360m) after approximately two hours, and it will only take you an additional hour of walking to reach Machhermo (4465m), where you will spend the night.

  • Tea House (Sharing Bathroom)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 10 Kilometers
  • 5 to 6 Hours

The journey continues as you hike from Machhermo to the enchanted destination of Gokyo on the sixth day of the voyage. The walk takes you through amazing scenery that changes dramatically as you go from alpine meadows to the immaculate Gokyo Lake tucked away behind towering rocks.

Ascending offers ever-more amazing scenery, as you remain in awe of the majesty of nature with every step you take. The trail offers a chance to fully experience the unspoiled splendor of the Himalayas, offering both calm and thrilling experiences.

Approaching the charming Gokyo Valley, perched at the edge of a serene lake and encircled by towering mountains that appear to reach the sky, is undoubtedly the highlight of the entire journey.

  • Tea House (Attached Bathroom)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 Kilometers
  • 4 to 5 Hours

Day seven of the EBC Trek via Gokyo with a Helicopter Return is planned as an acclimatization day. To enjoy the breathtaking dawn and a panoramic view of the entire Khumbu region, you will travel early in the morning to Gokyo Ri, a famous peak above Gokyo Valley.

You will enjoy an increasingly breathtaking perspective of Nepal's tallest peaks, such as Everest, Makalu, Barun, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse, the higher you ascend. You will enjoy the tranquility of Thonak Tsho, the fourth lake, and then follow the path back to the third lake.

If permits and physical conditions allow, you can also hike to the fifth lake, the longest glacier in the Himalayas, Ngozumba Glacier, and spend the night back in Gokyo.

  • Tea House (Attached Bathroom)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

You will resume your EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return today toward Dragnag, completing a day of acclimatization in Gokyo Valley. As you proceed on your walk, you will encounter Ngozumpa Glacier.

The route is shorter and gains only a small amount of elevation, but it is full of ups and downs. Strolling along the valley on the eastern side of the glacial moraine is unquestionably magnificent and gorgeous.

Tawache and Cholatse peaks will be directly beside you as you enter the yak grazing region. Trekkers can easily reach Cho-La High Pass from Dragnag Village, which is situated next to Ngozumpa Glacier in a tranquil area.

  • Tea House (Sharing Bathroom)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4.43 Kilometers
  • 4 to 5 Hours

Your hike today will be quite difficult as you will be crossing the challenging Cho La Pass, a high mountain pass. For Cho La Pass, everything will be uphill from the start i.e. Dragnag. Be careful not to slip on the incline because the trail is extremely steep and covered in rocks.

A snow wonderland and breathtaking vistas of the towering Himalayan range await you when you ascend Cho La Pass. After that, you will descend sharply and stroll next to a glacier.

Ascending the trail will bring you to the foot of Awi Peak, where you can descend its lower slope. Get ready to be in complete amazement at the breathtaking vistas of Tawoche and Cholatse, two of the Himalayan giants.

You will arrive at Dzongla and spend the night there as you go forward across the snowy terrain that gives way to verdant grasslands.

  • Tea House (Sharing Bathroom)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 9.4 Kilometers
  • 6 to 7 Hours

The tenth day of the EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return unfolds as you continue your trip from Dzongla. You will climb higher still to reach the Khumbu glacier's perilous moraine.

Walking a row of memorial stone monuments dedicated to Sherpas and Climbers who perished on Everest mountaineering missions. The trail then heads west along the western rim of the valley, dropping down to Lobuche. Seeing the sunset over Nuptse from this viewpoint is just breathtaking.

The climb up to Lobuche will be enjoyable, unlike the day before, and you will travel with Imja Khola to the summit. Traveling to Lobuche will require four hours.

  • Tea House (Sharing Bathroom)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 8.4 Kilometers
  • 5 to 6 Hours

You will commence your journey to Everest Base Camp early in the morning today. Trekking via the Khumbu Glacier's deep crevasses and icy peaks will take several hours. Rest assured, though; before hitting the path again, you will enjoy a brief lunch break. Gorakshep can be reached by following the trail.

The real accomplishment, though, comes from reaching Everest Base Camp at last. That's when you start to genuinely admire those courageous climbers who successfully navigate the treacherous Khumbu icefall.

Particularly in the spring and fall, vibrant tents stand out against drab, gray surroundings. The views of the Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori mountains are breathtaking from the Everest Base Camp.

You can choose a higher route on the way back to have an even greater perspective of the South Col trail and the Khumbu icefall. Once you've had enough time to enjoy yourself on the Everest Base Camp, you'll return to Gorakshep and spend the night relaxing.

  • Tea House (Sharing Bathroom)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 15 Kilometers
  • 6 to 7 Hours

Get up early and head to the best viewpoint in the Everest Region, Kala Patthar, to start your day. This location also denotes the highest point you will climb on your journey.

A magnificent 360-degree vista will be shown to you, showcasing Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and Changtse. You will take a helicopter ride back to Kathmandu, leaving Gorakshep with amazing views of the mysterious mountains in the distance. During the flight, take in the breathtaking mountain ranges up close.

You will be taken straight to the hotel upon arrival at Tribhuvan Airport's domestic terminal. Spend the day unwinding and letting your sore muscles rest to help you feel more at ease. One of the greatest hotels in Thamel is where you will stay the night.

  • 3 Stars Hotel in Thamel
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • 1.5 Kilometers
  • 2 to 3 Hours

As a preventive measure, one buffer day will lessen the impact of any flight delays or cancellations due to unanticipated circumstances during your EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return.

This extra day serves as a safety net, giving hikers a chance to deal with changes to their itinerary without unnecessary anxiety or difficulty.

Trekkers can handle unforeseen obstacles with more flexibility and peace of mind when they include a buffer day in their itinerary since they will have a little breathing space to change plans or find alternatives if needed.

  • 3 Stars Hotel in Thamel
  • Farewell Dinner

Since this is your last day in Nepal, it's your last chance to shop and enjoy exploring the valley's cultural hub, Kathmandu. Three hours before the departure of your flight, we will drop you off at the airport. If you have more time, you can also talk with us about exploring Nepal's other destinations.

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

    Cost Includes
    • Pickup from Kathmandu international Airport
    • 1 + 2 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on Standard Hotel with Breakfast (Twin Sharing Base)
    • Flight ticket to Lukla from Kathmandu or Ramechhap including airport transfer to domestic airport.
    • All necessary permits for the trekking
    • 11 nights’ accommodation during the trek (Twin Sharing Base)
    • Purified drinking water (Ef-Chlor – water purification tablet)
    • 3 times meals a day such as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking
    • Duffel bag, Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket (return after completing the trip)
    • First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking professionals guide with medical kit (Lukla to Lukla)
    • Staffs insurance, well paid salary, equipment, foods and Hotel etc..
    • Helicopter flight to Kathmandu from Lukla including pickup from Kathmandu airport.
    • Certificate of achievement (If needed)
    • Farewell dinner in Nepali restaurant in Thamel before your departure from Nepal
    • Free luggage stored at Green Valley Nepal Store During the Trek
    • An airport transfer service for your final departure
    Cost Excludes
    • International airfare, Nepal visa fee and Travel Insurance
    • Lunch, Dinner and extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
    • Porter to carry your luggage during the trek (if you would like to take a porter to carry your stuff it will cost you USD 280 each porter, who can carry maximum 25 KG)
    • expenses during the trekking such as hot shower, all kind of drinks, extra meals, Wi-Fi or data, battery charging, upgraded accommodation etc..
    • Tips for Staffs ( it is expected)
    Add-ons & Options

    For decades, Green Valley Nepal Treks has been a pioneer in Everest expeditions. As competition heats up, we are excited to introduce a choice of exclusive add-ons to take your EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return journey to the next level.

    • Porter at $220: Our skilled porter will handle your gear, leaving you free to enjoy the wonders of the Everest region. One porter can be shared between two people; however, he can only carry a maximum of 25 kg.
    • Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight at $320 extra: Begin your trekking journey in comfort by enjoying a picturesque helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Avoid long lines and experience breathtaking airborne views as you travel to the Everest region.

    Choose our personalized add-ons to fully experience the EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return. We go the extra mile so you can propel yourself to new horizons! Book your adventure today and turn each step into a memorable achievement story.

    How to Get Add-ons?

    To get add-ons you can follow the following straightforward steps:

    Step 1: Select your departure date

    Step 2: Add the number of travelers

    Step 3: Click Book Now or Add to Cart Button

    Step 4: Select required add-ons from the listed options

    Step 5: Proceed to payment

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    Useful Info

    EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return Best Time

    The best times to start this adventure are in the spring and fall. With beautiful skies and comfortable temperatures, these are the greatest times of year regarding weather in the Khumbu region.

    Nepal comes alive with the start of spring. The trails will be more vivid and brilliant in the full bloom of the wildflowers and rhododendron woodland. Your excursion will be enhanced by the warmth of spring.

    However, the autumnal season, which lasts from September to November, provides both vivid foliage that permeates the surrounding areas and spectacular views of the Himalayan ranges all around you. Although you will be traveling the same route, the autumn air will make the trip much more delightful.

    Because of the extreme weather and potential for safety concerns, we do not advise hiking during the winter or monsoon seasons. The routes will be slick during the monsoon season, making the journey much more challenging. While traversing the Cho La Pass in the winter will be tough owing to restricted pathways and heavy snowfall.

    Food Availability on EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return

    A lovely aspect of the EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return is the culinary experience. The regional food mixes wholesome ingredients with substantial flavors to keep you energized for the journey. Along the trekking route, Green Valley Nepal Treks will serve 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, and 12 dinners, including a farewell dinner.

    Experience delectable delicacies such as momos, which are dumplings stuffed with meat or veggies and provide a comforting, hot treat after a day of traveling. Traditional Dal Bhat is a filling and hearty dish that consists of rice, lentil soup, and seasonal vegetables.

    You will also get to sample dairy items made from yak milk, such as yak cheese and yak butter tea, which will give you a distinct taste of the local way of life. Food is a wonderful way to add a personal touch to your amazing trekking experience, whether you are dining in a quaint teahouse or admiring the beautiful mountain vistas.

    Accommodation Facility on EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return

    Your adventure will be enhanced by the beautiful lodgings available to you on the EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return. After a day of hiking, there are quaint tea houses and lodges along the trekking path where you can unwind and rejuvenate.

    For the duration of your trekking adventure, you will have access to attached bathrooms in Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Dole, Machhermo, and Gokyo, and shared bathrooms in Dragnag, Dzongla, Lobuche, and Gorakshep.

    These lodgings offer tidy rooms and the necessities in a friendly and comfortable environment. Together with making new friends from all over the world, you will get to enjoy the hospitality of the locals. Feeling rejuvenated and prepared for the day's journey, you will wake up surrounded by breathtaking Himalayan scenery.

    Your EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return journey will be unforgettable and enjoyable because of the accommodations provided during the trek, whether you're admiring the stunning scenery or exchanging tales with newfound acquaintances.

    EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return Difficulty Level

    The EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return is an arduous journey that culminates in Kala Patthar, at an elevation of 5545 meters. Starting at 2800 meters above sea level in Lukla, the trip will take place at an elevation of over 3000 meters the entire way.

    Though the trails might be tough and steep at times, requiring a decent level of physical endurance, the walk will take you through picturesque villages, tranquil lakes, and breathtaking landscapes. In this walk, you will explore the 5364-meter Everest Base Camp, traverse the 5420-meter Cho La Pass, and see Gokyo Ri, which is located at a height of 5360 meters.

    Altitude sickness can be prevented by appropriately acclimating to the high altitude, which can make breathing a little more difficult. You will be rewarded with amazing views and a sense of achievement, so the effort is well worthwhile.

    You get to experience a distinct viewpoint of the trek and are guaranteed a pleasant helicopter flight back to Kathmandu at the end of the trek. It is a wonderful way to think back on the experiences you have had and the beauty you have seen along this incredible journey.

    Travel Insurance for EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return

    A safety net for your participation is what travel insurance for the EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return provides. It's similar to having a reliable friend at your side who will support you in case things don't work out as expected.

    Consider yourself traveling to Everest Base Camp, traversing Cho La Pass, or seeing the gorgeous Gokyo Valley with its tranquil lakes and beautiful views. However, unforeseen events such as minor injuries or flight delays might happen. This is the situation where travel insurance is beneficial.

    If something goes wrong with your trip, like losing your luggage or needing medical attention while hiking, this backup plan will help cover the expenses. It's all about mental calmness, allowing you to experience each moment of your adventure to the fullest without doubting yourself.

    Altitude Sickness on EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return

    When undertaking the EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return, altitude sickness may be an issue. Throughout this tour, you will spend most of your time above 3000 meters. The air is thinner and has less oxygen as you go farther into the mountains, which could cause problems related to altitude.

    Altitude sickness frequently manifests as headaches, nausea, dizziness, and exhaustion. It's crucial to pay attention to your body's signals and adapt gradually so that you have enough time to get used to the new environment.

    If you start feeling sick, take it easy, eat healthfully, and stay hydrated. It's an incredible pleasure to go trekking in such a beautiful area, but you can make sure your journey is safe and pleasurable by exercising caution and taking care of your health.

    EBC Trek via Gokyo with Helicopter Return Packing List

    Trekking to EBC via Gokyo and returning by helicopter is an exciting adventure. Here's a comprehensive packing list to ensure you're well-prepared for the journey:

    Clothing

    • Base layers (moisture-wicking)
    • Insulating layers (fleece jacket, down jacket)
    • Waterproof/windproof jacket and pants
    • Trekking pants
    • Sturdy hiking boots and socks
    • Hat, gloves, and scarf

    Equipment

    • Backpack (daypack and larger duffel bag)
    • Sleeping bag (rated for low temperatures)
    • Trekking poles
    • Headlamp/flashlight with spare batteries
    • Water bottle/hydration system
    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    • Personal toiletries and medications
    • Trekking map/guidebook
    • Travel documents (passport, permits, insurance)

    Miscellaneous

    • Snacks/energy bars
    • Reusable bags
    • Emergency shelter
    • Whistle/signal mirror
    • Multi-tool/knife
    • Cash (Nepalese rupees)
    • Trash bags
    What our travelers saysClient Reviews
    • TrustPilot

      EBC Trek via Gokyo Valley with Heli Return

      I'm overwhelmed with appreciation as I reflect on my fantastic Gokyo Valley Trek with heli return. I'd like to convey my heartfelt gratitude for organizing this flawless and amazing journey for Green Valley Nepal Treks. Exploring the calm Gokyo Valley and arriving at the unspoiled Gokyo Lakes was a fantastic adventure that will stay with me forever.  I cannot thank you enough for the incredible Gokyo Valley Trek with Heli Return. Your adventure will remain memorable.

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      RobertMarch 25, 2024United Kingdom
    • TripAdvisor

      Heartily Advise Green Valley Nepal Treks for EBC Trek via Gokyo with Heli Return

      I had the pleasure of returning to Nepal, this time to see the Everest region. Discovering the breathtaking Gokyo Lake was an amazing experience. We ascended Gokyo Ri with my guide in tow and then flew in a helicopter from Gorakshep to Kathmandu. It was a stunning view from up there. The most breathtaking panoramic view of the Everest region may be found at Kala Patthar. We took a flight back to Kathmandu at last. This itinerary, which is around 15 days long, promises to be an unforgettable magical trip. To reserve this trekking package and maintain composure, I heartily advise Green Valley Nepal Treks.

      G
      GilbertoMarch 15, 2024Spain
    FAQs
    • This trek combines the classic Everest Base Camp route with a detour through the scenic Gokyo Valley, culminating in a helicopter ride back to Kathmandu from Gorakshep.

    • It offers a unique route that showcases the beauty of the Gokyo Lakes and provides a less crowded alternative to the traditional EBC trek. The helicopter return adds convenience and allows for more time to explore other attractions in Nepal.

    • For this journey, Green Valley Nepal Treks has prepared a professionally organized 15-day itinerary; however, we are prepared to make any necessary modifications based on your preferences.

    • Yes, there will be challenging hiking at high altitudes throughout the expedition, including Kala Patthar at 5545 meters, Everest Base Camp at 5364 meters, Cho La Pass at 5420 meters, and Gokyo Ri at 5360 meters.

    • Accommodation along the trekking route consists of teahouses and lodges offering basic amenities such as beds, blankets, and meals. You will have access to attached bathrooms in Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Dole, Machhermo, and Gokyo, and shared bathrooms in Dragnag, Dzongla, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. These accommodations provide a comfortable retreat after a day of hiking.

    • Yes, Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit are required to participate in this trek. We at Green Valley Nepal Trek will arrange these permits on your behalf.

    • At the end of the trek, a helicopter will pick you up from Gorakshep and fly you back to Kathmandu, providing a scenic and time-saving alternative to the standard return journey.

    • Altitude sickness can affect trekkers at higher elevations. It's essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your body's signals. Your guides will monitor your health throughout the trek. In our 15-day itinerary, we have scheduled 2 days of acclimatization one in Namche Bazaar and another in Gokyo Valley.

    • Essential items include sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing layers, a down jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a reusable water bottle, snacks, and personal toiletries. Your trekking agency will provide a detailed packing list.

    • Yes, travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation and medical expenses is mandatory for trekking in Nepal. Make sure your insurance policy is valid for high-altitude trekking.

    • At Green Valley Nepal Treks, we offer customizable itineraries to cater to individual preferences and time constraints. You can discuss your requirements with us to tailor the trek to suit your needs.

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