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How To Reach Lukla in Everest - Nepal

Nearest Airport: Tenzing–Hillary Airport, Lukla, Solukhumbhu
Nearest Rail Head: Jayanagar or Gorakhpur, Bihar
Route Hubs: Delhi - Barauni - Gorakhpur - Jainagar -Janakpur - Kathmandu - Lukla

From Airport: Tere are ditect flights from Kathmandu to Lukla. The flights are very uncertain due to bad weather and mostly it is advised to book the first flight. Often the flights get cancelled. Indians and SAARC nationals have a different pricing, compared to Nepalese and Other countries. Check the website yetiairlines.com

From Railway Station: No railways goes till Lukla

By Bus:

There are no bus service between Kathmandu and Lukla. The roadhead to reach Lukla currently is Jiri or further till Salleri. To reach Lukla, one has to trek from there. Its about 3 days trek from Salleri to Lukla. From Jiri it takes 5 days trek to reach Lukla. 

Public jeep services are available till to Salleri which is the preferred choice to reach there. Bus service are available till Jiri.

Some More Help:

Lukla Flight Inconsistencies:

  1. The flights to Lukla is not a simple one and is not always guaranteed to fly on time and reach on time. It is governed by the weather Gods and on a bad weather day, they do not take off. This is a serious problem and your entire planning will fall apart if you do not make a note of this. Including buffer days for this particular uncertainty is very much advised. 
  2. Mostly, the first flights take off, so make it a point to book your flights very early to be assured a first flight. 
  3. If you miss a flight, do not cancel it as the airlines will try its best to put you on the next flight, next day, without any cost. If you cancel your tickets, they will charge you cancellation charge
  4. The delay in a day, or sometimes couple of days might affect your schedule and bookings of the tea houses. These things are out of your control. So plan in a manner which is for the best interest of everyone involved in your plan - i.e. the guides, porters, travel agent, tea houses etc. Usually everyone understands this problem and tries to co-operate. You too need to co-operate on this matter.
  5. This problem of the flight not flying can also create a problem managing your stay in Kathmandu, as you might not find suitable hotels during a peak season, or might have to put up in a expensive hotels because of that.
  6. We suggest including atleast 2 buffer days in your travel plan and booking first flights to Lukla to overcome this uncertainty.

Distance From Major Points:

Kathmandu Lukla Flight: 140 KM,  1 hour

Kathmandu to Jiri, by road: 190 Km, 10 hours

Kathmandu to Bhandar, by road: 230 Km, 12 hours

Kathmandu to Salleri, by road ( most preferable ): 270 Km, 16 hours

Adventure Activities And Travel Plans From Lukla

Mera Peak Summit 6476 meters
Mera Peak Summit 6476 meters
  • Duration: 17 - 19 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Highest Altitude: 6476m
  • Grade: Challenging + ( learn more )
  • Best Time: Apr, May, Sep - Nov
  • Terrain: Rhododendron forest, alpine meadows, rocky, crevasse, snow field
  • Starts At: Lukla
  • Ends At: Lukla
  • Region: Nepal - Everest
  • Country: Nepal
  • Nearest Airport: Tenzing–Hillary Airport, Lukla, Solukhumbhu
  • Nearest Rail Head: Jayanagar or Gorakhpur, Bihar
Everest Gokyo Three Passes Trek
Everest Gokyo Three Passes Trek
  • Duration: 18 days/ 18 nights, Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
  • Highest Altitude: 5554m
  • Grade: Challenging ( learn more )
  • Best Time: Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
  • Terrain: Rhododendron forest, forest, rocky, meadows, icy
  • Starts At: Lukla
  • Ends At: Lukla
  • Region: Nepal - Everest
  • Country: Nepal
  • Nearest Airport: Tenzing–Hillary Airport, Lukla, Solukhumbhu
  • Nearest Rail Head: Jayanagar or Gorakhpur, Bihar
Island Peak 6189 with Everest Base Camp
Island Peak 6189 with Everest Base Camp
  • Duration: 18 days/ 18 nights, Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
  • Highest Altitude: 6189m
  • Grade: Challenging + ( learn more )
  • Best Time: Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
  • Terrain: Rhododendron forest, forest, rocky, meadows, icy, crevasse, Glacial moraine
  • Starts At: Lukla
  • Ends At: Lukla
  • Region: Nepal - Everest
  • Country: Nepal
  • Nearest Airport: Tenzing–Hillary Airport, Lukla, Solukhumbhu
  • Nearest Rail Head: Jayanagar or Gorakhpur, Bihar
Everest Gokyo Circuit Trek
Everest Gokyo Circuit Trek
  • Duration: 18 days/ 18 nights, Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
  • Highest Altitude: 5554m
  • Grade: Strenuous ( learn more )
  • Best Time: Apr - May, Sep - Nov
  • Terrain: Rhododendron forest, forest, rocky, meadows, icy
  • Starts At: Lukla
  • Ends At: Lukla
  • Region: Nepal - Everest
  • Country: Nepal
  • Nearest Airport: Tenzing–Hillary Airport, Lukla, Solukhumbhu
  • Nearest Rail Head: Jayanagar or Gorakhpur, Bihar
Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Duration: 14 days/ 14 nights, Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Highest Altitude: 5554m
  • Grade: Strenuous ( learn more )
  • Best Time: Apr - May, Sep - Nov
  • Terrain: Rhododendron forest, forest, rocky, meadows, icy
  • Starts At: Lukla
  • Ends At: Lukla
  • Region: Nepal - Everest
  • Country: Nepal
  • Nearest Airport: Tenzing–Hillary Airport, Lukla, Solukhumbhu
  • Nearest Rail Head: Jayanagar or Gorakhpur, Bihar
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