Presented by Asian Heritage Treks & Expeditions., the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Heli Tour offers an unparalleled journey through the heart of the Himalayas, all while enjoying the comfort and luxury of a helicopter ride.
This journey provides an intimate encounter with the highest peaks on earth, including Mount Everest, and the serene beauty of the Gokyo Lakes. You will depart from Kathmandu, first flying over the culturally rich Kathmandu Valley, and then onward to the snow-capped Everest region.
The helicopter lands at the Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar, depending on the weather conditions, providing you with a unique opportunity to step foot in the foothills of Mount Everest. Subsequently, the tour heads towards the pristine Gokyo Lakes, known for their turquoise blue waters amidst the rugged mountainous landscapes.
Adding a touch of luxury to this exhilarating journey, you’ll enjoy a delightful breakfast with mountain views at Yeti Mountain Home, Kongde.
Throughout the journey, your experienced pilot will double as a guide, providing valuable insights and historical commentary on the areas you explore. The Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Landing Helicopter Tour is a testament to the seamless blend of adventure, comfort, and safety, promising an unforgettable experience.
6:30 AM: Your adventure begins early with a pick-up from your hotel in Kathmandu by a representative. You’ll be transported to the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport.
7:30 AM: After a quick safety briefing and an introduction to your pilot, your helicopter tour starts. As you ascend, you’ll enjoy scenic views of the Kathmandu Valley and transition into the stunning panorama of the Himalayas.
8:30 AM: En route to Everest Base Camp, you’ll marvel at the breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks including Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.
9:30 AM: The helicopter lands at Kala Patthar (5,643m), one of the best viewpoints for Mount Everest. Spend about 10-15 minutes here to take photos and experience the awe-inspiring grandeur of the majestic Himalayas.
9:45 AM: Next, fly to Gokyo Lake, a mesmerizing turquoise high-altitude lake. Here, you’ll have a chance to land and enjoy the serene beauty of the lake surrounded by Himalayan peaks.
10:15 AM: Depart Gokyo Lake and head towards the Everest View Hotel in Syangboche. Here, you’ll land for a well-earned breakfast with Everest and its surrounding peaks as your dining backdrop.
11:00 AM: After breakfast, begin your return flight to Kathmandu, once again enjoying the remarkable aerial views of the Everest region.
12:00 AM: Arrival back at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. From here, you will be transferred back to your hotel, marking the end of an unforgettable journey.
Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. The duration at Kala Patthar and Gokyo Lake is strictly monitored due to altitude considerations.