Lukla - Starting point to Everest Region

  • Raju
  • Last Updated on Feb 3, 2023

Lukla is a small village located in the north-eastern part of Nepal. Situated at an altitude of 2860m elevation, Lukla is famous for being the gateway to the Everest Region. It is the starting point for many trekkers and mountaineers who want to reach the base camp of Mount Everest.

The Lukla Airport, also known as "Tenzing-Hillary Airport" is the first and foremost attraction point of Lukla village. It is the entry point of Everest Region. This airport is considered as most dangerous airport of Nepal because of its short runway, high altitude and geographical structure. 


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Known Facts of Lukla

Known Facts of Lukla

       Elevation                               2860 m
       Province                                   1 
        Country                                Nepal
          Zone                           Sagarmatha
         District                           Solukhumbu
      Famous for             Airport, Gateway to Mount Everest

How to reach Lukla ?

Lukla, the smallest village of Solukhumbu district is widely famous for many trekker. Those who wish to perform Everest Base Camp trekEverest Three High Passes Trek or Gokyo-Ri Trek must have to reach Lukla to start the journey. So, the popular and most convenient way to reach Lukla is by taking the domestic flight from Kathmandu or Ramechhap.

Also, you can get helicopter services from Kathmandu.

Kathmandu to Lukla flight :

Around 30-40 minutes of flight from Kathmandu, you can reach to Lukla Airport. Different aircraft companies like Tara Airlines, Goma Airlines and Sita Airlines operate many flights on a daily basis. 

The fare of the flight might vary in sense of foreigners and Nepali. 

You can only carry limited weight as per airlines guidelines. You can carry up to 10kgs of luggage and 5 kgs of hand-carried bags as per each passenger. 

Ramechhap to Lukla flight :

Another way to reach Lukla is through flight from Ramechhap. Ramechhap is located about 130km east of Kathmandu. You can reach there by 4 -5 hrs of drive in jeep or bus.

It only takes you around 15-20 mins to reach Lukla from Ramechhap flight.

By trekking from Kathmandu :

This route is quite much longer but not impossible one. You start your journey from Kathmandu to Jiri through drive. Then, you trek will actually start from Jiri.

You can also check our Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek package for more information.

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Raju Aryal