Trip Duration

15 Days

Trip Grade


Highest Altitude

Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft)


Teahouse / Hotel / Lodge


Overland / Domestic Flight / Heli Ride

Group Size

1 to 15 (maximum)

Best Season

Spring (Mar-May) & Autumn (Sep-Nov)

EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek – 15 Days Brief Insight

EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek is a remarkable adventure across the Khumbu region of Nepal. On it, you can learn about the unique attractions of the Himalayan landscape. This journey offers a beautiful fusion of natural beauty, a cultural encounter, and unmatched vistas. It unfolds against the majestic Himalayas and within the recognized boundaries of the Sagarmatha National Park.

You will come across Sherpa settlements as you go into the Everest region‘s center, where their genuine hospitality and warm way of living will give you a glimpse into their hardy way of existence. Ancient monasteries dot the landscape, giving a sense of connection to the area’s rich history and customs. They are draped with colourful prayer flags and are steeped in spirituality.

EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek offers a visual symphony of the Himalayas’ beauty as they stand as quiet guardians. The world’s tallest peak, Everest, as well as other magnificent mountains like Pumori, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, etc., come to life as you go closer and see them in all their glory.

The adventure is about gaining insights as much as scaling heights. The sunlight that highlights the mountains in shades of yellow and pink as one ascends to Kala Patthar is a sight that will live in memory. The Gokyo Lakes are a sight to behold. Their crystal-clear waters perfectly reflect the sky and are encircled by the towering peaks that define the area. These mesmerizing lakes may be seen after successfully climbing Gokyo Ri.

At the end of the trek’s effort to reach the tranquil Gokyo Lakes, trekkers must cross the demanding Cho La Pass. Nestled amidst the rugged terrain, these lakes display an otherworldly serenity.

The spectacular helicopter trip from the Gokyo Valley to Lukla is the grand finale of the EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek. As you soar through the air, you’ll see the landscapes you traveled through from a new angle. This is a wonderful way to end a trek that is equally about personal achievement and the limitless majesty of the Himalayas.

Highlights of EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek – 15 Days

  • Sensational panoramas of mountains like Everest, Pumori, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, and Nuptse
  • Encounter the unique Sherpa culture and their way of life
  • Pass through charming settlements and visit ancient monasteries along the way
  • Trek through the UNESCO-listed Sagarmatha National Park
  • Catch the awe-inspiring sunrise view of the mountains from Kala Patthar
  • Traverse the Cho La pass that rewards with astonishing views
  • Uncover the serene and picturesque Gokyo Lakes, a hidden gem in the Himalayas
  • Gokyo Ri Summit: Conquer the Gokyo Ri summit for a mesmerizing vista of the turquoise Gokyo Lakes, surrounded by the towering Himalayan giants.
  • A thrilling helicopter ride from the Gokyo Valley to Lukla

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,593 ft)

Meals :


Our representative will gladly greet you upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport and make arrangements for a transfer to the pre-booked hotel. After checking in, take some time to rest and refresh. Discover Thamel’s bustling streets to experience the city’s liveliness.

Attend EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek briefing to get ready for the amazing journey in the fascinating Everest region. This journey promises incredible experiences set against magnificent scenery.

Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,850 m / 9,350 ft); Trek to Phakding (2,652 m / 8,699 ft)

Trek Distance :

8 Km

Highest Altitude :

Lukla (2,850 m / 9,350 ft)

Trek Duration :

3-4 hrs

Meals :

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The day starts with an amazing morning flight via Tenzing Hillary Airport from Kathmandu to Lukla. Awe-inspiring vistas of green valleys, hills, rivers, and stunning mountains are available during the exciting 40-minute flight. You will start your EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek after touching down in Lukla, surrounded by the friendly Sherpa people.

As the hike proceeds, you will pass through Chaurikharka Village and drop to Dudhkoshi Ghat. After that, the trail passes through Cheplung Village, where Mount Khumbila can be seen clearly. As you descend, you will arrive in Phakding, where breathtaking mountain views await.

Flight Details for Lukla

Learning more about Lukla flight details is essential if you plan a trek to the Everest region. This is because airlines arrange flights based on the number of passengers and the busiest periods: March to May and September to November.

Due to air traffic limitations during peak seasons, Lukla flights from Kathmandu can be diverted to Ramechhap (Manthali Airport). As a result, it would take 5-6 hours drive to reach Ramechhap for the Lukla flight.

On the other hand, you can directly fly from Kathmandu to Lukla during other months, such as December to February and June to September.

Sometimes, factors like bad weather, political affairs, or technical issues can cause flights to be delayed or even canceled. Just in case your trip doesn’t go as planned, it’s a good idea to arrange a few additional days. A successful trek requires being adaptable to changes.

Day 03: Trek from Phakding (2,652 m / 8,699 ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m / 11,286 ft)

Trek Distance :

10-12 km

Highest Altitude :

Namche Bazaar (3,440 m / 11,286 ft)

Trek Duration :

5-6 hrs

Meals :

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After breakfast, set off on a beautiful trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. The picturesque villages of Jorsale and Monjo will be among those you cross. Monjo, located north of Phakding, serves as the Sagarmatha National Park’s entrance. The national park is well-known for its wide variety of wildlife and lush alpine forests.

Enjoy the gorgeous Dudh Kosi River as you travel through the national park’s periphery. You will soon be arriving at Namche Bazaar, a thriving commercial center in the Khumbu region. Enjoy your time in Namche and be charmed by the stunning panorama of Thamserku Peak and Kongde Ri Himal.

Day 04: Rest Day and Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3,440 m / 11,286 ft)

Highest Altitude :

Namche Bazaar (3,440 m / 11,286 ft)

Meals :

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

It’s time to use today in Namche to rest and acclimate. The increasing altitude will require some acclimatization. The best way to adapt is to hike to the 3780-meter-high Everest View Hotel. You will ascend around 400 meters for optimal acclimatization benefits.

Appreciate the opportunity to take in the unmatched Himalayan panoramas offered by this outstanding hotel. Retrace your steps back to Namche to ensure a well-paced and moderate ascent acclimatization.

Day 05: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3,860 m / 12,660 ft)

Trek Distance :

10-11 km

Highest Altitude :

Tengboche (3,860 m / 12,660 ft)

Trek Duration :

5-6 hrs

Meals :

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start your walk by taking a simple path from Namche to Tengboche. You will come across Phungki Thanka as the travel advances. Here onwards, you will walk toward the Dudh Koshi Valley. This is where you will be treated to incredible views of Mount Everest.

Afterwards, you will stroll alongside the Dudh Koshi River’s right bank before ascending to Tengboche. Take in the most stunning views of Mount Everest, Mount Ama Dablam, and other magnificent peaks.

Discover the renowned Tengboche Monastery, the Khumbu region’s biggest monastery and an important Buddhist spiritual center. This trek combines the amazing beauty of nature with cultural diversity.

Day 06: Trek from Tengboche (3,860 m / 12,660 ft) to Dingboche (4,410 m / 14,464 ft)

Trek Distance :

11.5 km

Highest Altitude :

Dingboche (4,410 m / 14,464 ft)

Trek Duration :

5-6 hrs

Meals :

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On this day, you trek towards Dingboche after breakfast at Tengboche. The suspension bridge across the Imja River must be crossed to continue the walk. As you continue, you will pass through the settlement of Pangboche. From here, you will have a stunning view of Mt. Ama Dablam.

Soon after, you’ll arrive in Dingboche after a few hours of walking. Dingboche, sometimes referred to as the “Summer Valley” of the Khumbu, welcomes you with its distinct beauty and tranquil ambiance.

Day 07: Rest Day and Acclimatization at Dingboche (4,410 m / 14,464 ft)

Highest Altitude :

Dingboche (4,410 m / 14,464 ft)

Meals :

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Use the day in Dingboche for your trek’s second acclimatization. You should concentrate on getting enough rest and acclimating to the altitude while being watchful about altitude sickness.

You will hike for 3 to 4 hours to the 5100-meter Nagarjuna Peak as part of your acclimatization today. The steep, uphill trail, located right above Dingboche, presents a difficult yet rewarding experience.

Enjoy breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, Lobuche, Thamserku, Kangtega, and other peaks from this vantage point on the edge of the Chhukung Valley. Afterwards, you will return to Dingboche.

Take advantage of your free time to explore the pleasant village surroundings after taking in the landscape.

Day 08: Trek from Dingboche (4,910 m / 16,105 ft) to Lobuche (4,910 m / 16,105 ft)

Trek Distance :

11-12 km

Highest Altitude :

Lobuche (4,910 m / 16,105 ft)

Trek Duration :

5-6 hrs

Meals :

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a satisfying breakfast, start your trek from Dingboche to Lobuche. You’ll pass the Trekkers Aid Post in Pheriche along the way. Western Volunteer Doctors operate the aid post with assistance from The Himalayan Rescue Association. It’s an easy place to stop and get any needed items.

Continue travelling till you reach Chupki Lhara, a rocky outcrop with a wide panorama of Everest. Observe Pumori, Mahalangur Himal, and Lingtren as you go over the Khumbu Glacier moraine.

Soon enough, you will follow the trail to the Thukla Hills. Here, you can see memorial sculptures honouring climbers. Continue forward, and you will ultimately arrive in Lobuche, bringing the day’s gratifying journey to an end.

Day 09: Trek from Lobuche (4,910 m / 16,105 ft) to EBC (5,364 m / 17,598 ft) and Descend to Gorak Shep (5,180 m / 16,990 ft)

Trek Distance :

14.9 km

Highest Altitude :

Everest Base Camp (5,364 m / 17,598 ft) & Gorak Shep (5,18 m / 16,990 ft)

Trek Duration :

6-7 hrs

Meals :

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a delicious breakfast, start your day with a slow-paced hike next to the Khumbu Glacier. You’ll arrive in Lobuche after walking for two to three hours. Continue onwards to Gorak Shep, which hosts lodges for trekkers.

From then on, the path requires an uphill ascent to the top of a cliff, eventually bringing you to the awaited Everest Base Camp. Enjoy the breathtaking experience of being at the base of the majestic Everest. Retrace your way to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay after taking in the adventure.

Day 10: Hike from Gorak Shep (5,180 m / 16,990 ft) to Kala Patthar (5,545 m / 11,283 ft), Descend to Dzongla (4,830 m / 15,850 ft)

Trek Distance :

14 km

Highest Altitude :

Kala Patthar (5,545 m / 11,283 ft)

Trek Duration :

7 hrs

Meals :

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today’s itinerary include stunning scenery and worthwhile challenges. The early morning hike from Gorak Shep to the viewpoint point of Kala Patthar starts before sunrise.

It is the EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek’s major attraction. Experience the stunning sunrise above the Himalayas, with Mt. Everest and nearby peaks like Lhotse, Nuptse, and Pumori shining magnificently.

You will then go back to Gorak Shep to have a nice breakfast. Hence, you will reach Dzongla, taking a downhill stroll while soaking in the enthralling scenery of the Everest region.

Day 11: Trek from Dzongla (4,830 m / 15,850 ft) to Dragnak/Thangnak (4,800 m / 15,415 ft) via Cho La Pass (5,420 m / 17,782 ft)

Highest Altitude :

Cho La Pass (5,420 m / 17,782 ft)

Trek Duration :

7 hrs

Meals :

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

As you depart Dzongla, you will begin the toughest walk of the entire journey. Ascending steeply, the climb takes you to the 5,420-meter (17,782-foot) Cho La Pass, which is demanding but reachable. The pass rewards the effort with views that defy description. Continue climbing while carefully crossing the pass.

Soon enough, you will travel to Thangnak as you steadily make your way down. Although this portion of the trek is physically demanding, it also rewards you with spectacular views and a sense of satisfaction.

Day 12: Trek from Dragnak/Thangnak (4,800 m / 15,415 ft) to Gokyo (4,700 m / 15,420 ft)

Highest Altitude :

Gokyo (4,700 m / 15,420 ft)

Trek Duration :

2-3 hrs

Meals :

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

You can start your hike from Dragnak/Thangnak with a gentle ascent that is less strenuous than crossing Cho La Pass. As you move forward, you will pass by the magnificent Ngozumpa Glacier.

You will take the path to Gokyo Village, on the edge of the third of the six lakes. Admire how the pristine lake reflects the views of the mountains in the area. Upon arriving, check-in at a teahouse before discovering the region’s charm. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore Dudh Pokhari Lake.

Day 13: Trek to Gokyo Ri, Back to Gokyo (4,700 m / 15,420 ft), and Fly to Lukla (2,850m/9,350ft) via Helicopter

Highest Altitude :

Lukla (2,850 m / 9,350 ft)

Trek Duration :

5 hrs walk & 15 mins flight

Meals :

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The early morning ascent to Gokyo Ri begins with a hearty breakfast. You reach the top at 5483 meters after a demanding hour hike that is steeply ascending. Enjoy the breathtaking vista of Gokyo village below from here, with Cho Oyu and the Ngozumpa Glacier serving as a stunning backdrop.

The panorama extends to encompass Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kangtega, Nuptse, and much more. After enjoying the moment, you will descend back to Gokyo. Here onwards, you will take a helicopter back to Lukla for a thrilling and beautiful flight.

Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,593 ft)

Highest Altitude :

Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,593 ft)

Trek Duration :

35 minutes

Meals :

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

As you board a plane and say goodbye to Lukla, your trekking adventure comes to a close. Enjoy the magnificent journey once more as you view the lush valleys, hills, rivers, and mountains.

Our friendly staff will arrange your travel to the hotel after arriving at Kathmandu airport. This flight home captures the sensation of the area you’ve been through, making it a suitable conclusion to your amazing journey.

Hence, the EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek ends here.

Day 15: Final Departure

Meals :


The EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek journey through the mountainous terrain is now complete. Leave the hotel, and a representative of Glorious Eco Trek Nepal will help you proceed to the airport.

Conclude your amazing experience with us by boarding your flight home. We sincerely hope your time in this stunning destination will leave you with priceless memories and experiences. Travel safely!

What is included in EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek – 15 Days

  • All modes of ground transportation, including airport pickup and drop-off
  • Flight Kathmandu-Lukla roundtrip, including departure taxes
  • Helicopter shuttle Gokyo to Lukla
  • 2 nights twin-sharing 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Best available twin-sharing teahouse lodging for 12 nights during the trek 
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) plus tea/coffee on trek
  • Accommodation, meals, insurance, equipment, and salary for all staff
  • Duffel bag, Trip achievement certificate, and Trekking map by Glorious Eco Trek Nepal
  • First aid medical kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park and TIMS permits (bring passport photos)
  • Government taxes
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • 1 porter for 2 trekkers

What is Excluded

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (except the farewell dinner)
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, battery recharges, and hot showers on rest days
  • Tips for guide, porter, and trek staff
  • Personal trekking gear and equipment
  • Any sightseeing tours and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like cancellations/roadblocks due to weather, landslides, etc
  • Travel insurance and evacuation costs
  • Expenses on alcoholic drinks, chocolates, etc
  • Additional services not specified in the included list

Trip Map

Best Time for EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek

The finest seasons for the EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek are autumn and spring. This is when the weather is pleasant, the scenery is breathtaking, and the general trekking conditions are ideal. However, with the right planning and equipment, the trek can also be done in different seasons, each presenting unique experiences and difficulties.

Spring (March to May)

The EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek is typically done in the spring. This time of year is moderate and consistent, with clear skies and comfortable temperatures. Rhododendrons blossom vibrantly throughout the trail, brightening the surroundings.

It is a photographer’s heaven due to the breathtaking clarity of the views of the towering Himalayas. Trekkers frequently choose spring because of the pleasant weather and great visibility.

Summer/Monsoon (June to August)

The Everest region experiences the monsoon season during the summer. EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek during this time can be difficult because of the heavy rains, the potential for leeches, and slippery trails.

The rich vegetation and fewer crowds can provide a unique experience for those looking for a more peaceful trek. However, it is important to consider the possibility of canceled or delayed flights to and from Lukla because of the weather.

Autumn (September to November)

In the Everest region, autumn is another excellent time for trekking. The spectacular summits are clearly visible due to the persistently clear and stable weather. The weather is perfect for EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek while taking in the breathtaking views.

The trail is dry, the skies are largely blue, and temperatures are in the middle of the range. This time of year, many trekkers come to the Everest region to explore its top attractions, which can make the routes crowded.

Winter (December to February)

Although the Everest region has freezing temperatures and occasional snowfall throughout the winter, EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek is still possible. However, it’s important to be well-prepared for colder weather because the trail may have snowy patches.

The quieter routes and fewer people are benefits of trekking in the winter. The adventure has a special beauty because of the bright skies and snow-covered scenery.

Difficulty Level and Fitness Requirement

The EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek has a moderate to demanding difficulty level. Although climbing skills are not necessary, it is essential to be in good physical and mental shape in order to appreciate this journey fully.

Fitness Requirement

Trekkers should be reasonably fit since the EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek entails trekking for a number of hours each day at various altitudes. It is optional to have prior trekking experience. Still, regular activity, such as hiking, walking, or jogging, will greatly assist your body in getting ready for the journey’s difficulties.

A Consideration of Altitude

The EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek will take you up to an altitude of more than 5,000 meters (16,404 feet), which is a big ascent. Because altitude sickness is a potential risk, the itinerary includes acclimatization days to assist your body in gradually getting used to the thinner air. Following a suitable acclimatization plan, paying attention to your body, and following the trek leader’s instructions is crucial.

Condition of the Terrain and Trail

There are a variety of clearly marked paths, rugged terrain, steep ascents, and descents on the trails. Though they are not necessary, trekking poles can help with stability, particularly on descents. Certain sections entail crossing suspension bridges and moving across rocky terrain, both of which call for surefootedness.

Mental Stability

High-altitude trekking can be mentally draining. Physical effort, shifting weather, and distant settings call for mental toughness. Throughout the EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek, having an optimistic outlook, perseverance, and the capacity for situational adaptation are vital qualities.

Medical considerations and consultation

Consider speaking with a doctor before starting the EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek to make sure you are physically prepared for high-altitude trekking. Take any required medications with you, and follow the advice of your trek leader and medical professionals.

If you want to do moderate trekking yet want to experience the Everest region, then the Everest Panorama Trek is appropriate.

Benefits of EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek with Glorious Eco Trek

EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek with Glorious Eco Trek Nepal offers trekkers a range of unique advantages. These advantages enhance the overall trekking experience. The following are some noteworthy benefits of selecting Glorious Eco Trek Nepal for this extraordinary journey:

  • Experienced trek leaders ensure a safe and organized journey.
  • Thoughtfully designed itinerary balances trekking and acclimatization.
  • Enjoy a personalized experience within a close-knit group.
  • Experience a luxurious and scenic return from Gokyo Valley to Lukla.
  • Trek leaders provide cultural and historical context about the region.
  • Emphasis on safety measures and emergency preparedness.
  • Comfortable lodging and nourishing meals throughout.
  • Encouraging environment for trekkers of all fitness levels.
  • Promoting eco-friendly and responsible trekking practices.
  • Glorious Eco Trek Nepal ensures a memorable and enriching adventure.

Comprehensive Guide for EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek

The EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek is a fascinating trek that demands careful planning and preparation. Here is a comprehensive guide to assist you in completing this incredible journey:

Trek Duration and Itinerary

Depending on the route used and the amount of time allotted for acclimatization, the journey usually lasts 15 days. The schedule is carefully planned to incorporate downtime, acclimatization breaks, and significant overlooks like Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri.

Physical Fitness and Training

Although previous trekking experience is not required, reasonable physical fitness is important. Regularly work your cardiovascular system, strength, and endurance to prepare your body for the trek’s demands.

The Effect of Altitude

The EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek requires ascending to elevations of more than 5,000 meters (16,404 ft). It is essential to acclimate in order to avoid altitude sickness. The schedule includes days of relaxation so your body can acclimate to the higher elevations and moderate ascents.

Weather and Seasons

Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the optimum seasons for the trek. These times of year are ideal for trekking because of their consistent weather, bright skies, and comfortable temperatures.

Packing Essentials

Pack layers of warm clothes, clothing that wicks away moisture, a quality trekking jacket, durable trekking boots, a roomy daypack, and other necessities like a sleeping bag and toiletries. You can scroll down for the complete guide to trekking gear.

Permits and Documentation

The Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card should be obtained before beginning the trek.

Accommodation and Meals

Teahouses and lodges are both options for accommodation throughout the walk. These provide fundamental services and regional food. Glorious Eco Trek Nepal provides cozy lodging and nourishing food to energize you during the trek.

Safety and Health

To determine your readiness for high-altitude trekking, speak with a medical practitioner before the hike. Include any necessary medications in your basic medical kit. Pay attention to the leaders’ instructions on acclimatization, safety, and health.

Trekking responsibly

Follow the Leave No Trace guidelines, show respect for native cultures, and take steps to reduce your ecological footprint when trekking.

Experience and Pleasure

Accept the difficulties and rewards of the trip. Engage in conversation with other trekkers, engage in local culture, and take in the breathtaking scenery. Keep memories, but also enjoy being in the present.

Glorious Eco Trek Nepal Partnership

By selecting Glorious Eco Trek Nepal as your trekking partner, you will have access to professional supervision, a thoughtful itinerary, and the special luxury of a helicopter return from Gokyo Valley, all of which will enhance your experience.

The Everest Helicopter Tour is tailored for those with time limitations – it’s the perfect option for you.

Packing List


  • Warm hat or beanie
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Buff or neck gaiter


  • Trekking poles
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Water bottle or hydration bladder
  • Water purification tablets or filter
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Trekking towel
  • Personal toiletries and medications
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with SPF
  • Insect repellent
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Travel adapter and charger for electronic devices
  • Trekking map and guidebook
  • Cash (Nepalese rupees) for purchases along the trail

Upper Body Wear

  • Thermal base layers (tops and bottoms)
  • Long-sleeved trekking shirts
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Insulated down jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket

Lower Body Wear

  • Trekking pants
  • Thermal base layers (bottoms)
  • Waterproof and windproof pants
  • Trekking shorts (optional)


  • Lightweight gloves
  • Insulated gloves or mittens


  • sleeping bag (cold-weather rating)
  • Liner for sleeping bag (optional, but increases warmth and cleanliness)
  • Mattress or sleeping pad (optional, but enhances comfort)
  • First-aid kit 
  • Trekking permit and TIMS card
  • Passport and other required travel documents
  • Information on travel insurance
  • Extra memory cards/batteries and a camera
  • Portable power bank for charging electronic gadgets


  • Trekking boots 
  • Hiking socks (wool or synthetic)
  • Gaiters 
  • Camp shoes or sandals

Dates of Trip


Frequently Asked Questions

What makes the EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek superior to other trekking options?
The finest of both worlds can be found in the EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek. You'll appreciate the comfort of a helicopter return while also taking in the stunning beauty of both Everest Base Camp and the serene Gokyo Lakes. In addition to saving you time and having an added element of adventure, this special combination gives you the option to explore more varied landscapes and experience an exciting helicopter trip home.
Is the Gokyo Lake region worth the additional time and effort?
Absolutely! A peaceful alternative to the more crowded Everest Base Camp Trek is the hidden beauty of the Gokyo Lakes region. The snow-capped peaks and blue lakes offer an amazing environment for relaxation. The opportunity to spend some time in the peace of nature before travelling to Everest Base Camp makes the extra time and effort well worth it.
Is taking the helicopter back a good option for me?
The helicopter return is a fantastic choice for people who wish to cut down on time while still getting to see the Himalayas from above. Your body can benefit from a rapid descent to a lower altitude after the walk, lowering the likelihood of altitude-related discomfort. It's an excellent way to conclude off your trek with a beautiful and memorable journey.
Will taking a helicopter back prevent me from having the "trekking experience"?
Absolutely not! The helicopter return provides a different viewpoint on the grandeur of the area, which is a distinctive and effective way to end your walk. Your trek to the Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp will nonetheless make you feel accomplished. Additionally, the sights from the helicopter will offer a stunning conclusion to the trip.
Will taking the helicopter return means I won't have a chance to interact with the locals and other trekkers?
You'll have plenty of chances to meet with locals and other trekkers throughout the journey, even though the helicopter trip offers a distinctive return experience. A helicopter trip cannot replace the friendships that are made when exchanging stories, experiences and laughs in tea houses along the way.
What are the region's highlights around Gokyo Lake?
The Ngozumpa Glacier as well as the Gokyo Ri viewpoint are all features of the Gokyo Lake region. It's an opportunity to travel farther out, see a variety of plants and animals, and take in the serenity of beautiful lakes.
Along the route, are there any cultural experiences?
Yes, throughout the EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek, you will come across Sherpa culture, from traditional tea houses to prayer flags and monasteries. These encounters deepen your trekking experience by providing insights into the region's rich cultural tapestry.
How can I get ready for the trek's high-altitude challenges?
The trek includes planned itineraries and gradual acclimatization to reduce dangers associated with altitude. Your chances of having a successful and pleasurable journey will be increased by prior physical training, hydration, and following the advice of knowledgeable guides.
If I become ill while on the trek, what options exist for me in an emergency?
There are set protocols for medical help or evacuation, and experienced guides are well-trained to handle a variety of scenarios. Your safety is of the utmost importance, and Glorious Eco Trek Nepal has procedures in place to guarantee it.
Can I go on this trek alone or with a group of friends?
Absolutely! EBC with Gokyo Lake Helicopter Return Trek is appropriate for all kinds of trekkers, whether you're travelling with friends or by yourself. While group dynamics enhance companionship, lone hikers frequently find themselves making ties with other travellers.
How can I get ready for changing weather conditions along the trek?
The weather in the Himalayas can be erratic. Always be ready for chilly evenings and pack clothes to respond to temperature variations. To enhance your comfort, we will offer recommendations for the right equipment.
Are there any other activities or side trips planned for the trek?
Yes, side trips provide additional options for exploration and photography, such as the viewpoint at Gokyo Ri, a visit to Dudh Pokhari Lake, and more. The additional views of the area's magnificence provided by these extra side trips improve your experience.
How can I decide between trekking to Gokyo Lakes and the Everest Base Camp?
The combination of the two locations provides a well-rounded experience. Everest Base Camp is famous, and Gokyo Lakes offers peace and interesting scenery. By choosing both, you can participate in both incredible journeys.
Can I extend my stay in Kathmandu after the trek?
Absolutely! Extending your stay lets you discover Kathmandu's rich cultural legacy, see historical places, and engage in local culture. It's a fantastic opportunity to relax and think back on your amazing hiking journey.

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