Lukla Nepal Airport is 25 to 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu. It is perched in-between the huge Himalayas.
Ascending your shanks to the base of mighty Everest is a beautiful thing to do. The trail to Everest Base has captivated many tourists with its mesmerizing breathtaking views. Its trailblazing routes and landscapes have been offering an adventurous hiking experience for years.
And the best way you can start is getting a flight to Lukla Nepal. Lukla Nepal airport is considered one of the most dangerous airports in the world itself and it’s most spectacular as well. The flight takes the thrill of trekking to the next level. Here is everything you need to know about getting a flight to Lukla Nepal map.
There is one runway which slopes upward into the side of the mountain. Further, This incline slows down the landing and gives speed to aircraft taking off. Also, Planes taking off gets only one chance to get off of the ground.
Is flight to Lukla Nepal crash safe?
Lukla’s Tenzing-Hillary airport at 2, 843m is probably the most dangerous in the world. It’s land it, or crash it place for pilots. Since 2003, 119,801 passengers have already landed in this airport safely. Also, 10 major and minor accidents have been recorded during landing till the date and 19 deaths and multiple injuries has been noted.
Lukla Nepal weather
Lukla is the gateway to the Everest region. Your initial step to conquering Everest Base Camp starts from Lukla-a small town located in the Khumbu area of north-eastern Nepal. Everyone willing to see Everest closer enough need to passes through Lukla. Though there’s some other route where you can choose without going to Lukla, the place is just too beautiful to be skipped. Here are some famous ways to get to Lukla from Kathmandu.
Lukla Nepal airport
Almost everyone prefers to fly into Lukla. The flight shaves off a few days of an already a week-long multi-week adventure. Easily, You can get daily flights leaving for Lukla from multiple domestic airports of Nepal. It’s just 25 to 35 minutes of fun and thrill flight from the capital.
And it is also a cheap option; the flight to Lukla cost is only $180- $200.
But then, Lukla airport is one of the most dangerous airports in Nepal- flying to Lukla involves a lot of risks. In addition, if you have enough time, trekking to Lukla is also fun.
Baggage allowance Lukla Nepal airport
The free baggage of 10 kg and hand carry of 05kg is allowed to Lukla airport.
Tara Airlines Lukla flights schedule from Kathmandu:
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Goma Airlines Lukla flights schedule from Kathmandu:
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Cost of Nepal Lukla flight
Kathmandu to Lukla flight costs from $180 to $200.
Bus to Lukla Everest
There is no bus that takes you from Kathmandu to Lukla. But there are few alternative options.
You can take a bus or jeep to Jiri ( 9 hours drive) or even up to Shivalaya or Bhanda and then trek to Everest. From there it’s 5 to 6 days to the main EBC trail. The bus to Jiri costs around Rs 700 or you can book a jeep at Rs 3500. Further, the jeep can take you up to salleri and its 4 to 5 days from the main trail.
(Note: the road has recently been constructed and it’s quite bumpy. Also, the route might be closed during monsoon.)
Helicopter to Lukla
Now this will be an easiest and luxurious way to get to nearby Luka. Sangboche is a place just above Namche Bazar. In-fact this option shall save some days from your Base Camp trek. But then a helicopter tour isn’t expected to be cheap.