Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Gokyo lake, a clear water oligotrophic lake that stands ideal at an altitude of 4700m lies under the Sagarmatha National Park is one of the fascinating lakes to observe. Due to its clarity and complexity, its quiet and silent nature is a moment of pure calm. The lake will definitely give you a sense of change in yourself after witnessing the peacefulness of the mountain.
‘Mt.Everest’,” the top of the world, its peak at an altitude of 8848.86m is the highest peak in the world. The gigantic mountain is tall and ideal, remaining above the clouds, giving its outstanding aura to the people all around to experience is the topmost destination to travel. To make it easier yet adventurous helicopter flights have been tremendously popular among people.
Everest and Gokyo Helicopter Tour hold some spectacular views of Shishapangma 8012m, Gaurishankar 7134m, Cho Oyu 8201m, Makalu 8463m. Thereafter looking to dive into the peacefulness of Gokyo Lake.

Highlights of Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri

Gokyo Ri standing at an elevation of 5843m gives rise to a calm, peaceful, and silent lake Gokyo. The base to witness beautiful Gokyo Ri with its specialty in itself Gokyo Lake is a perfect destination to wander and explore the electrifying nature of the large mountains.

Remarkable experience in EBC

Everest base camp dream to travel and trekkers is a surreal destination to look forward to on your trip to Gokyo. Everest Base Camp is the gateway to the tallest mountain in the world, its breathtaking views of glaciers, starting of rivers from freshly melted glaciers, and the unique nature of lakes are a sight to experience in this helicopter tour.

UNESCO Site, Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha National Park is one of the UNESCO heritage sites of Nepal making it a habitat to some of the unique flora and fauna. It is home to some of the nearly endangered species such as the Red Panda, the Himalayan Leopard, and many more.
Sagarmatha National park has some amazing views of dense forest, valleys, fields, terraces, rivers, gorgers, village settlements, and many more.

More Highlights of Gokyo and Everest Helicopter Tour

  • Flying over amazing National parks and the Khumbu region.
  • Encounter UNESCO world heritage sites
  • Breakfast in one of the hotels at the highest elevation.
  • Aerial views of lakes, rivers, glaciers, snow-capped hills, and icefalls. 
  • Birdseye views of a beautiful village, green valley, an alpine forest of rhododendron and pine tree
  • Thrilling flight to Lukla.
  • Learn about Sherpa culture and Tibetan Buddhism. 
  • Experience calmness and peacefulness in Gokyo Lake

Best time to Gokyo and Everest Helicopter Tour

The fairly autumn season is considered the best time to visit the Gokyo and Everest region. The time is also favorable during the spring season. The weather during this period is calmer and has clear & distinct views of the Himalayas and mountains. However, the time depends upon the type of adventure and scene you want to experience.
Luxury Holidays Nepal serves you the best quality service and has been offering some amazing and incredible mountain flight packages and Everest Region trekking. You can choose or go for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Champagne Breakfast, Everest for Breakfast, Everest Stopover at Kalapattar Helicopter Tour, and many more packages to get amazing and incredible views of mountains and Himalayas.

Luxury Holidays Nepal is offering some amazing and incredible mountain flight packages and Everest Region trekking. You can choose or go for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Champagne BreakfastEverest for BreakfastEverest Stopover at Kalapattar Helicopter Tour and many more packages to get amazing and incredible views of mountains and Himalayas.

If you need any further information, please contact us.

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN165
  • Duration5 Hours
  • Pricefrom US$1099 / person
  • GradeEasy
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax01-15 pax
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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Helicopter flight to Gokyo and Everest Base Camp: 4-5 Hours flight

6:30 AM
➺ Pick up from the hotel in Kathmandu and transfer to the airport
7:00 AM
➺ Check-in at the airport and fly to Lukla: 45 minutes flight
7:45 AM
➺ Landing at Lukla - fueling for 5 minutes
➺ Helicopter tour to Gokyo Lake, Everest Base Camp and Kalapathher: 30 minutes flight
8: 20 AM
➺Landing at the Everest Base Camp for 15 minutes. Free time to enjoy the Himalayan scenery with the views of Mount Everest and several other mountains
8:35 AM
➺ Fly to Syangboche for breakfast: 10 minutes flight
➺ Enjoy breakfast with Himalayan scenery: 1 Hour
9:45 AM
Fly to Kathmandu via Lukla: 1-hour flight
10:45 AM
➺ Transfer back to your hotel

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    What's Included

    • Airport drops and pick up by a private vehicle.
    • Helicopter tour to Gokyo and Kalapattar and return.
    • 15 minutes stop at Kalapattar for sightseeing.

    What's Excluded

    • Optional - Breakfast USD 35 per person
    • Everest National park fees USD 30 (around) per person- must be in Cash - pay locally in the Mountain
    • Gratuities and Tips (recommended)
    • Personal Expenses
    • Food and drinks, unless specified

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    Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour Trip Map

    Cost included

    • Airport drops and pick up by a private vehicle.
    • Helicopter tour to Gokyo and Kalapattar and return.
    • 15 minutes stop at Kalapattar for sightseeing.

    Cost Exclude

    • Optional - Breakfast USD 35 per person
    • Everest National park fees USD 30 (around) per person- must be in Cash - pay locally in the Mountain
    • Gratuities and Tips (recommended)
    • Personal Expenses
    • Food and drinks, unless specified

    1. What Is The Payment Method If We Book Directly Through Your Company?
    Once the reservation and traveling dates are confirmed you need to make advance payment which can be paid online by using your card. For the booking of the Helicopter tour, you can follow the link (Online Payment)

    2. Are There Weight Limits On The Flights?
    The helicopter can accommodate a maximum of 5 pax excluding pilots. On a group sharing basis helicopter will depart the minimum requirement of 3 Pax. On a charter, basis the helicopter can accommodate up to 5 Pax. Children above 3 years old can be eligible for a helicopter tour.

    3. Is There An Age Limit While Travelling In A Helicopter?
    There is no age barrier to experiencing this trip. But in the case of a child, children above 3 years old can be eligible for a helicopter tour. All age groups can experience a helicopter tour.

    4. Do You Charge For Kids Coming To Fly With You As Passengers?
    Yes, kids are also required to make payments to experience this tour.

    5. Are Helicopter Flights Affected By Weather Conditions?
    Mountain weather is often unpredictable. It highly depends upon morning temperature and wind on the very same day. We would suggest you make your traveling dates flexible between 3 to 4 days in order to avoid bad weather. If the flight is affected due to weather you can try the next day.

    6. How High Could You Possibly Fly And With How Many Passengers?
    Most of the helicopters in our fleet will fly above 16000 ft to 23000 ft with a maximum capacity of 5 Passengers.

    7. When Is Your Peak Seasons?
    March / April / May / September/ October /November / are the peak season for the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. In those months we announce every day fixed departure on our website. If you willing to travel for the next season please kindly contact us for pre-fixed departure dates,

    8. How Can The Middle Ones Enjoy The View When There Is 5 / 6 Person On Board?
    Even though we fly 5/6 Pax from Kathmandu, we will do two shuttles with each 3 Pax from Pheriche (Place in Everest Region). If you are more than 3 there will be two flights from Pheriche to EBC each carrying not more than 3/3 persons. This allows you to enjoy the Great views from your Seats.

    9. Can We Bring A Camera? Best Camera Lens?
    Cameras are permitted on board and recommended. We have found through guest comments that a 35mm with ASA 400 or higher with a wide-angle lens works well.

    10. What Should I Wear? Why Do You Recommend Dark Clothes? Will I Be Comfortable?
    Clothing should be comfortable and casual. Dark shirts or tops are recommended for photo taking. Bright-colored clothing may put a reflective glare on the helicopter Plexiglas windows which may refract in your photos. Dark clothing helps to eliminate the reflection.

    11. Do People Get Sick? Should I Take Dramamine?
    Although most of our guests enjoy our flights with no discomfort at all, some guests are prone to motion sickness. If this applies to you, we would recommend taking Dramamine or a similar product. As with all medicines, consult with your doctor before use. All of our flights are sightseeing tours and our pilots take pride in providing the smoothest, safest, and most enjoyable tours available. Helicopters have “Sickness Bags” on board if needed.

    12. Am I Guaranteed To See Everything In Your Tour Description?
    Tour description is based on what sites have been most requested in the area to be toured. Every attempt will be made by our pilots to cover each site described or requested by you, weather permitting. Pilots will adjust their flight paths for wind and weather. We have many alternate sites to recommend. You will have the very best helicopter tour of Nepal. Again, your safety and comfort are our primary concerns.

    100% Guaranteed Departures: Are You A Solo Traveler Or Looking To Join A Group Of Travellers? Join A Group To Below-Mentioned Dates. Booking Is Open For The Following Guaranteed Departure Dates, Find A Suitable Date For Your Trip, And You May Contact Us at [email protected] If The Given Dates Are Not Favorable For You.

    Note: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.

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