Lukla – The Main Gateway of The Everest Region Treks

Lukla Airport - The most dangerous Airport in the World

Lukla is a small town on the way to Everest Base Camp with an elevation of 2860m above sea level. Notoriously it is also popular as the place of the world’s most dangerous airport. The number of hotels, restaurants, pubs, and other tourist attractions are very fascinating to see there. Besides the dangerous airport and tourist attractions, there are many other things to see in the Lukla area. 

As is locally known as the area of sheep and goats located in the eastern part of Nepal. Mostly known as the gateway of the Everest Region Treks and Expeditions. On the other hand, sometimes this place is very cruel weather-wise because each year beginning of the trekking season hundreds of trekkers have to wait there for the flight to Kathmandu. 

The Sherpa Land Lukla is the second most crowded place in the Everest Region after Namche Bazar. Where available all kinds of basic facilities such as health post, Internet, banks, spas, hotels, pubs, bars, and restaurants. A visitor can easily spend a couple of days just exploring the region and tourist attractions. The culture, tradition, and daily lifestyle of the local people in Lukla are other best things to enjoy while staying in Lukla. 

How to get in There

Every adventure seeker wants to be in Lukla once in a lifetime to enjoy the beauty of the Everest region. There are 4 different ways to get in there. 

Flight from Kathmandu or Manthali to Lukla. 

From Kathmandu to Lukla daily flights are going basically mostly in the morning time. However, there are flights that are operating from Manthali as well during the peak trekking season in Nepal (Spring and Autumn). The flight will take around 25 to 30 minutes from Kathmandu. The prime airline that does flights to Lukla are Tara Air, Sita Air, Summit Air, and Nepal Airlines. The flight will cost around 195 USD for one way for tourists and around 10000 rupees for local people. 

Fly in Helicopter 

Heli Flight is another option to get into Lukla, it’s an expensive but easy and faster way to transportation. Heli Copter must be reserved or have enough people to fly. Even some companies offer the Everest Heli Tour as well. 

By Road

There is road access to the Ramailo Danda near Paiya and they plan to build a road to Surke Village just below the Lukla. That is why now also you can take a Jeep from Kathmandu to Ramailo Danda and then walk for one day to get to Lukla Village. 


Most of the people go to Lukla to trek to Everest Base Camp. And you can go there by going to Trek from Jiri or Phaplu or Salleri. Jiri to Lukla is the route of the classic Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek. Also called the Everest Lower Trail Trek. 


There are more than enough hotels and restaurants in the village. It all depends on what kind of hotel accommodation you are looking for luxurious resorts to budget guest houses. Most of these hotels are for trekkers and climbers who traveling to the Everest region. 

The Best Hotels in Lukla 

North Face Resort 

Himalayan Lodge Hotel 

Lukla Airport Resort 

Yeti Mountain Home 

Buddha Lodge 

Sherpa Lodge 

Everest Inn 

Khumbu Lodge 

Mera Lodge 

Everest Summit Hotel 

Hikers Inn

Paradise Lodge 

Hotel Everest Eco 

Everest Mountain Hotel 

Zambala Hotel 

The Nest etc 

The best things to do in Lukla 

Lukla is a tiny but beautiful village on the lap of the Himalayas. As already mentioned it’s the gateway to the Everest Trek. It’s not just the path to Everest it’s the land to enjoy other various activities. Such as enjoying the mountain view the horse ride and chatting with local Sherpa people. 

Here is the list of the few activities a visitor can do in Lukla 

Enjoy the local lifestyle 

Explore the Buddhist monastery 

Adventures Flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport 

Explore the nearby village 

Taste the local food 

Help the farmer on the farm. 

Teach English in Local School or Monastery 

Start the trek to Everest Base Camp

The best time to visit Lukla village 

You can go to Lukla all year round but the best time to go to Lukla is Spring, Autumn, and Winter. Spring (March to May) Autumn (October to November) and Winter (December to February). During these months the crystal-clear weather, an outstanding glimpse of the surrounding areas. Except for the winter season, the temperature is also nice to stay in there. 

Different Treks you can do from here

This is the starting and ending point of the many treks in the Everest Zone. Trekking Like Everest Base Camp, Everest View Trek, Chola Pass Trek, Three Pass Trek, Renjola Pass Trek, Kalapatthar Trek. Will first land in Lukla and then lastly sleep in here before embarking journey to Kathmandu. 

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