Published 27th Oct, 2016
Situated in the Khumbu region of Solukhumbu district, Lukla village serves as the main entrance to Mount Everest. It is from Lukla that trekkers and mountaineers step into the world famous Everest Region.
Located at a height of 2860m, Lukla village is a small town inhabited by Sherpa community. There are well equipped-modern hotels and lodges, shops and departmental stores in Lukla. Local bazaar selling clothes and other items are also a weekly attraction for locals as well as tourists.
The town hosts Tenzing Hillary Airport, one of the most adventurous airports in the Himalayas. The Lukla Airport was built in the seventies in the initiation of Sir Edmund Hillary. Today the airport is the only convenient way of reaching Everest region from Kathmandu. There is also a helipad located in the same airport used by helicopters for transport and rescue operation.
Every year thousands of trekkers, mountaineers and tourists touch down at Lukla on their way to Everest region. Lukla village is busy during Autumn and Spring seasons when tourists come for adventure activities such as Trekking, Mountaineering, skydiving etc.
Lukla is just two days walk from famous Namche bazaar. Travellers often make it a point to stay in Lukla both before and at the end of their trek.
Tara Air, Yeti Airways, Buddha Airlines Sita Air are some of the airlines that operate daily flights between Kathmandu and Lukla.