Kathmandu to Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour with Landing is all about excellent aerial panoramas. The trip offers views of the world's tallest mountains, Gokyo Lakes (4,700 m-5,000 m), and superb landscapes. Not many people get to see these aerial views even if they do long challenging treks in the Khumbu region. Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour is one of the best helicopter tours in the Himalayas. Join Gokyo Lakes helicopter tour with landing 2022 for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Located at the west of Everest on the moraine beside the largest glacier in Nepal, Ngozumpa Glacier, Gokyo village & Gokyo Lakes is a famous trekking spot in the Khumbu region. Hundreds of adventure lovers trek to Gokyo Lakes every year to experience the thrill and breathtaking views it offers. Treks like- Gokyo Lake Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lakes, and Everest Three High Passes Trek lead you to the gorgeous Gokyo Valley.
All of the mentioned treks above take 13 to 18 or more days overall for the entire journey. We understand not every person can go on long ventures like these. Either because of their time limitation, health issues, etc. So, we have designed a half-day program called Kathmandu to Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour with Landing. It will take you to the Gokyo Valley in a matter of a few minutes and let you explore its wonders.
You do not have to do any physical preparation like trek demands to reach Gokyo Lakes by helicopter. The packing is minimal too. The best part is no previous experience is needed whatsoever to do Kathmandu to Gokyo Valley Helicopter Tour with Landing. You can join the helicopter tour any time as per your availability. We offer many regular departures for Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour with Landing in the peak seasons.
In recent times, helicopter tours in Nepal have become very popular. Many travelers are opting for this alternative to explore the Himalayas or include helicopter return after reaching the final destination while trekking. Some of the famous helicopter tours in Nepal are- the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour, Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour, Langtang Gosaikunda helicopter tour, and Muktinath helicopter tour.
We have opened our booking for the Gokyo Lakes helicopter tour with landing in 2022 (spring/autumn). You can now book Kathmandu to Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour with Landing anytime. For more information, contact us. Our team will help you with everything.
Kathmandu to Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour Quick Facts
Kathmandu to Gokyo flight duration- approx. 70 minutes
Kathmandu to Gokyo tour cost - USD per helicopter
Lukla to Gokyo flight duration - approx. 25 minutes
Lukla to Gokyo flight cost - USD per helicopter
Difficulty level- easy
Altitude - 4,790 meters
Landing time -
Number of lodges in Gokyo village - 5+
The main attraction - Stunning Gokyo Lakes & jaw-dropping aerial panoramas of the Himalayan mountains
Group size - Maximum 4 people in one group (depending upon weight)
Weight allowance - 400 kgs
Kathmandu to Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour with Landing itinerary
The Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour with Landing begins from Kathmandu's domestic airport and flies to Lukla airport. Here, we will land and refuel the shuttle. If the total weight exceeds 400 kgs, then we will provide additional shuttles as per the group size (extra cost applies for each additional helicopter).
All the participants will get comfortable window seats to enjoy the views. There will be no guide with you during the Gokyo Valley Helicopter Tour with Landing unless you request one and pay for his/her expenses. The captain will introduce you to the mountains and region during the helicopter tour.
You will be flying over the Sherpa town, Namche Bazar, and many other remote villages. The views of these villages from up above will be surreal. You get to see spectacular views of snow-clustered vistas like - Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Cholatse (6,440 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m), Island Peak (6,160 m), and many others during Kathmandu to Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour with Landing.
The helicopter lands around the Gokyo village, where you will get some time to explore the village and surrounding lake. You will get to have a glimpse of the lifestyle and culture of the locals of Gokyo valley. After a quick landing session, we will fly back to Lukla for refueling and descend to Kathmandu.
Why go on Kathmandu to Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour with Landing with us?
We, Mountain Rock Treks & Expedition, have been organizing various helicopter tours in the Himalayas for several years now, including the Kathmandu to Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour with Landing. Our expertise, friendly yet professional team, and high-quality service have made us one of the best travel agencies in Nepal for adventurous ventures in the Himalayas. Our helicopter tours are for people of all ages, families, couples, and all sizes of groups.
Our Kathmandu to Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour with Landing cost is transparent. You will not get incurred with any hidden charges for the trip. If there will be any additional costs because of the number of people in the group or other reasons, we will inform you during the booking and keep the conversation line clear.
Kathmandu to Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour with Landing (weight limit)
Our helicopters weigh 500 kgs and can accommodate 2 to 5 people (not including the pilot) at a time. As per the weights of the participants, elevation over 4,000 meters, and other factors, we may use multiple helicopters for the tour. On average, we split body weight to 240 kgs each shuttle. We guarantee full window seats to every participant from the beginning to the end of the helicopter tour.
Average recommended weight: 80 kgs per person
The weight limit for 3 people: Max. 250 kgs
The weight limit for 5 people: Max. 500 kgs
Maximum number of people in one helicopter: 5
Is Kathmandu to Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour with Landing safe?
Yes, the Kathmandu to Gokyo Lakes helicopter tour with landing is safe. Anyone can do this helicopter tour regardless of their age and experience. There is no involvement in strenuous walking. Likewise, low risk of altitude sickness because we will be spending a short time during landing.
Talking about the aircraft, all of our helicopters can withstand the weather of the Himalayas, including the strong wind. The shuttles we use are incredibly robust and can fly under the weather limitations of the Himalayas. We regularly maintain our fleets and make sure everything is fine before each takeoff.
On top of that, our experienced pilots and other crew members will make the helicopter tour smooth and fun. You can freely go on a helicopter tour to Gokyo Lakes with us.
Kathmandu to Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour with Landing Cost 2022/2023
You can see our Kathmandu to Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour with Landing cost on the top right corner of the package page. We do not have any additional charges for the Gokyo Lakes helicopter tour other than what we mentioned on our page (unless the participants make changes in the itinerary or facilities during the helicopter tour).
The Kathmandu to Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour with Landing cost depends upon the number of people flying. The more participants, the less per head cost, and vice versa.
If you have any queries regarding the Kathmandu to Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour with Landing cost, then write to us anytime at [email protected] or directly call on this number +977 9849023179, WhatsApp or +977 1 4701233. We are located in Z-Street, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Please be attentive during the briefing session right before you take off for the heli tour. Listen to your captain and do not behave haphazardly during the flight. Follow the mentioned safety rules during Kathmandu to Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour with landing.
Feel free to ask any questions to the flight instructor during the short briefing session.
Never approach the helicopter from behind.
Only approach or exit the helicopter after the signal from the captain.
Keep your seat belt tights, and do not change the seats during the flight.
Do not rush after things if they get flown away after you enter the shuttle.
Take care of your belongings. The company will not be responsible for anything you lost or left behind during the helicopter tour.
COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Kathmandu to Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour with Landing 2022/2023
There can be changes in the Covid-19 safety protocols depending upon the time you arrive in Kathmandu and the country's situation. Below are some of the general safety precautions we are taking and requesting our guests to follow during our helicopter tours in Nepal.
Obtaining the visa is the traveler's responsibility. The company can only provide a trip confirmation letter for its side.
The travelers must be fully vaccinated to join the helicopter tour.
You have to submit the Covid-19 negative test result not older than 72 hours.
Participants are requested to wear protective face masks during the tour.
Do not shake hands or maintain physical distance.
We thoroughly sanitize the helicopter, including seat belts, seats, windows, etc before every tour.
Private Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour with Landing 2022/2023
If you do not wish to join a group helicopter tour to Gokyo Lakes or are looking to solely fly to Gokyo Valley, then we opt for a private Kathmandu to Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour with landing. We will customize the trip as per your requirements. You can customize the itinerary and the departure time.
Similarly, we can help you arrange a small proposal event for your loved one or a short birthday getaway trip to Gokyo village if you wish.
Get in touch with us anytime for more information.
Best Time for Kathmandu to Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour
The best time for the Kathmandu to Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour with landing is in spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November). You can also do this helicopter tour in early May and December. Spring and autumn are the perfect time of the year to do the Gokyo Lakes helicopter tour because of the stable weather and clear views.
These seasons have the most fantastic views of the Himalayan mountains. Helicopter tours in the Himalayas during the off-seasons can get canceled frequently. The overall trip may not be as smooth as peak seasons.
Packing List for Gokyo Lake Helicopter Tour
While packing for any helicopter tours in Nepal, make sure to keep your on-body luggage as light as possible. While booking, our team members will provide you with a packing list. Some of the essentials you cannot miss during the Kathmandu to Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour with landing are mentioned below:
Base layer clothing (warm, breathable clothes)
Scarf & gloves
Sunscreen & moisturizer
UV protection sunglasses
Terms and Conditions for Booking & Cancellations
Please go through our terms & conditions before booking Kathmandu to Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour with landing with us. Once the trip is confirmed, you will be bound by all of our clauses. We assure you that we do not have any hidden policy or charges.
To book the helicopter tour, we charge a 25% non-refundable booking cost of the total amount of the package. We will need a soft copy of your passport and other details for the booking. Our package cost includes all the permits. Therefore you do not have to pay extra for that. The remaining package cost, you can pay after you arrive in Kathmandu before the beginning of the helicopter tour.
You can pay the booking deposit through Credit Card (MasterCard or Visa Only) or do a wire/bank transfer. If you are in Kathmandu, then you can pay us in cash or cheque.
*Note: You may be charged a certain percentage of the amount by the bank while paying through a credit/debit card or wire transfer. This charge is incurred by the bank, and we have nothing to do with it. If our mentioned amount does not match the received amount, please clear it before the beginning of the trip.
The company can cancel Kathmandu to Gokyo Lakes Helicopter Tour with landing anytime before prior information because of unseen events like bad weather conditions, political disturbance, natural disaster, etc. In a case like that, we will refund you the money or postpone the trip. You can read more in detail about our cancellation policy on our Terms & Conditions page.
If the helicopter tour is canceled by the participant, they will lose the 25% deposit. The percentage may increase depending upon the date on which the company acknowledges the cancellation request.
If the participant requests to cancel the helicopter tour after the beginning of the trip, then no refund will be made.
Take a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to the stunning Gokyo Valley
Fly over famous Namche Bazaar and other beautiful mountain villages
Witness breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayan mountains like Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, etc
The land around Gokyo village and get to have a glimpse of the lifestyle of locals
Explore Gokyo Lakes and take a lot of pictures before flying back to Kathmandu
Professional team, guaranteed departure, best price, and top-notch service
Get to see beautiful landscapes throughout the trip
Day 01:Pre-Meeting Before the Tour & Drive to Airport - fly to Everest Base Camp and Back to Hotel
Helicopter Fuel Surcharge
Taxes and service charges
First aid kit
Applicable permit arrangement
Full Packages trip with Lowest Price Guaranteed
No Hidden Charge
100 % Full Refund guarantee if no flight made due to bad weather
Easy and Secure Online Booking system
Drinks throughout the trips
Personal gear down jackets
Day 01Pre-Meeting Before the Tour & Drive to Airport - fly to Everest Base Camp and Back to HotelEverest Base Camp Helicopter Tour commences with an early morning flight from Kathmandu domestic airport. At around 6:00 AM you will begin your flight to Lukla airport. The chopper will be spacious with comfy seats and enough room for legs. In the next around 45 minutes, you will reach Lukla airport. The flight up to Lukla will be scenic and present you with beautiful views of rolling green hills along with a glimpse of Himalayan mountains at a far distance. You will land on Lukla for 10 to 20 minutes to fuel the tank. From here, you will fly all the way up to Everest Base Camp. You have in Gokyo. You will spend some time at this place, explore around, and take some photos. After that, you will fly to Everest View Hotel for breakfast. Further, you will fly back to Kathmandu.