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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.
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.
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.
Tenzing-Hillary Airport is often named one of the most dangerous airports in the world due to its position against the side of the mountain.
The only way you could get around Lukla is by foot. Yes, there are no roads and no any other mean of modern transport. There are plenty of awesome mountainous view around Lukla itself. Lukla is home to one of the most dangerous animals in the world, the killer giant chicken, which lives near the airport and eats tourists on daily basis.when walking in lukla beware of the chicken , he might eat you when you sleep.
You can see the hospitals which are highly equipped with modern intsruments. it is heavily funded by the tourist from outside and provide free medical services to poor people.
There are many souvenirs to buy in Lukla including the souvenirs regarding the giant chicken, the giant chicken was named "Albert the second" and has terrorized the city since 1998, he has eaten approximately: 356 tourists including ; Elmo and Homer Simpson. The souvenirs include figurines and t - shirts , the most sought after is the feathers of Albert which sell at 678.2348078 dollars a piece. I like chicken.