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Lukla Tenzing-Hillary Airport

Lukla is an amazing town in the Khumbu area of the Solukhumbu District, in the Sagarmatha Zone of north-eastern Nepal. The word ‘Lukla’ means a place with many goats and sheep, but you will see that few are found in the area these days. Lukla has an altitude of 2,860 metres (9,383 ft.) and is a great place for travellers to visit the Himalayas near Mount Everest. Visitors can expect a small airport servicing the area and enjoy the facilities from a variety of shops, western style meals, and lodges catering to travellers.

Lukla Flight

Lukla airport is very famous to start the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp. There are daily flights between Lukla and Kathmandu if the weather is good with no rains. When the weather condition is not suitable such as high winds and cloudy sky, the Lukla flight can be delayed or the airport closed. Eighteen of the highest peaks are visible in clear weather in which four of them are above 8000m. It takes 35min to reach Lukla from Kathmandu airport.

Lukla To Everest Base Camp

The Everest base camp trek is one of the most favoured mountain destinations in the world. Travellers come from all over the world to enjoy attractive views of the highest mountain on Earth. The unique natural beauty of the region encourages every person to snap photos. Lukla to Everest base camp distance is 38.58 miles or 62 kilometres, eight to nine days walking in, and a three to four-day walkout.