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Lukla

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Lukla is a village in Khumbu and home to the regions sole airport. Most travelers visiting the region will enter and exit from here.

Understand

Lukla is basically just an airport and a strip of hotels. There are two expensive, up-scale places which offer such luxuries as hot tubs, while the other hotels are pretty much a sameness. Lukla is 2860 m above sea level.

Get in

There are numerous flights flying the busy Kathmandu - Lukla route, though with a much reduced service during the off-season months. Sita is considered to be one of the more reliable airlines flying this route and operates two flights every morning from Kathmandu Domestic Airport at 7AM and 8:20AM, with return flights at 7:40AM and 9AM. Flights from Kathmandu take around 25 minutes. Be aware that during the summer rainy season there may be substantial delays, and even a wait of one week is not uncommon.

Get around

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Do

Buy

Eat

  • Eco Paradise Lodge - (see sleep section)
  • Right across from the entrance to the airport there is an excellent German bakery, tdvdvhat serves a delicious "apple cheese cake", along with very good coffee

Drink

Sleep

  • Eco Paradise Lodge offers spotlessly clean, albeit simple rooms, and a very warm and cosy lounge/dining room with views over the airport and mountains beyond for a very reasonable price (It is a good place to have breakfast on the outward journey). In addition, the owner can help purchase airline tickets and assist with the check in at the airport.

Get out


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