Kathmandu to Gokyo helicopter tour provides a wonderful view of Gokyo Valley and Gokyo lakes within a period of 4 hours and 30 minutes. The Gokyo valley is located in the variant Solukhumbhu district, the village itself is nestled at an elevation of 4,750 meters on the eastern shore of the third Gokyo Lake making it one of the highest settlements in the world. Gokyo Lakes helicopter tour is one of the best helicopter tours in the Himalayas. This is a trip around a half-day as Gokyo is just 137 kilometers from Kathmandu. The trip offers a view of the world`s tallest mountains, Gokyo lakes, and, superb landscapes. Not many people get to see these aerial views even if they do long challenging treks in the Khumbu region.
The Gokyo valley helicopter tour is a unique experience flying over 8000 meters and discovering the wonder of nature from a different perspective, beginning from the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport.
A helicopter tour on a circular route via Gokyo is the fastest way to discover the wonders of the Khumbu region in a brief period. Regarded as the most picturesque valley of Everest, this tour takes you hovering above dense woodlands, extensive pastureland, high mountain valleys, and the pristine turquoise blue lakes flying along with the Himalayan giants. You can get to discover the beauty of this region from the luxury of a helicopter. Sit beside the tranquil waters of the lake and soak in the energy of the Himalayas. After brief tours hop on the helicopter and head back towards Kathmandu valley.
Highlights of Kathmandu to Gokyo Helicopter Tour
Weight Limit for Kathmandu to Gokyo Helicopter Tour
The helicopter weighs 500kg and can accommodate 2 to 5 people at a time (not including the pilot). As per the weights of the participants, elevation over 4000 meters, and other factors, we may use multiple helicopters for the tour. We guarantee full window seats to every participant from the beginning to the end of the helicopter tour.
Average recommended weight: 80kg per person
The weight limit for 3 people: Maximum 250kg
The weight limit for 5 people Max: 500kg
Maximum number of people in one helicopter: 5
Terms and Conditions for Kathmandu to Gokyo Helicopter Tour
Safety Rules for Helicopter Tour to Gokyo
Before taking off the Helicopter, you will be given the briefing session which is a must for any kind of helicopter tour. You need to listen to the captain and not behave aimlessly during the flight. Follow the mentioned rules during the helicopter flight to Gokyo.
1: Feel free to ask any questions to the flight instructor during the short briefing session
2: Never approach the helicopter from behind
3: Only approach or exit the helicopter after the signal from the captain
4: Keep your seat belt tights, and do not change the seats during the flight
5: Do not rush after the things if they get flown away after you enter the shuttle
6: Take care of your belongings. The company will not be responsible for anything you lost or left behind during the helicopter tour.
Packing List for Kathmandu to Gokyo Helicopter Flight
While booking, our team members will provide you with a packing list, but make sure to keep your on-body luggage as light as possible. Some of the essentials that you must carry with you during the Kathmandu to Gokyo helicopter flights are as follows
1: Base layer clothing (warm, Breathable clothes)
3: Sunscreen and moisturizer
4: Lip balm
5: Windproof jacket
Booking Terms and Conditions for Kathmandu to Gokyo Helicopter Tour
Before booking the Kathmandu to Gokyo helicopter, please go through our terms and conditions. Once the trip is confirmed, you will be bounded by all of our terms and conditions.
To book the helicopter tour, we charge a 25% non-refundable booking cost of the total amount of the package. We will need a 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 cost, you can pay after you arrive in Kathmandu before the helicopter tour starts. You can pay the booking deposit through a Credit card (Master card or Visa Only) or do a wire/bank transfer.
The company can cancel Kathmandu to Gokyo helicopter tour any time before prior information because of unseen events like bad weather conditions, political disturbance, natural disasters, etc. In a case like that, we will be refunding you the money or postpone the trip.
If the helicopter is canceled by the participant, they will lose 25% of the 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 tour, no refund will be made.
Included and Excluded Services during the Kathmandu to Gokyo helicopter tour
1: Helicopter Fuel Surcharge 1: Medical Insurance
2: First Aid Kit 2: Meals, accommodation
3: Oxygen cylinders 3: Personal expenses
4: Sightseeing as per itinerary 4: Personal gears down jackets
5: No hidden charge 5: Other equipment’s
Best Time for Kathmandu to Gokyo helicopter tour
Kathmandu to Gokyo Helicopter tour can be done in every season unless the weather is good and is no rainfall and wind. The most necessary thing to be needed during any helicopter tour is the clear sky. Meanwhile, March to April in the spring season and October to November in the autumn season is considered the best season for a Helicopter tour. 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 Helicopter tour because of the stable weather and clear views.
These seasons have the most fantastic views of the Himalayan Mountain. Helicopter tours in the Himalayas during the off-seasons can get canceled frequently. The overall trip may not be as smooth as during peak seasons.