Lukla Airport

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If you want to fly to Lukla Airport, Kathmandu Car Services can organize the group or join a private helicopter transfers to Lukla. Lukla is a small town in the Khumbu Pasanglhamu rural municipality of the Solukhumbu District in the Province No. 1 of north-eastern Nepal.

Lukla Airport is also known as Tenzing–Hillary Airport, and it is the gateway to Mount Everest. Actually, Lukla Airport was named Tenzing-Hillary Airport in 2008 to honor Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa.

The airport is popular because it is considered the starting point for treks towards Mount Everest Base Camp. There are daily flights between Lukla and Kathmandu during daylight hours in good weather. Although the flying distance is short, rain commonly occurs in Lukla while the sun is shining brightly in Kathmandu.

The Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter flight is an easy way to reach Lukla from Kathmandu. Lukla is a beautiful Sherpa town in the Khumbu region which is 136.17 km away from Kathmandu. Standing at an altitude of 2,860 meters in the Everest region.

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.

Kathmandu Car Services has therefore been developed to offer a platform for local heli transfer company to attract more bookings.

Lukla Airport has a short runway with its length of 527m. It can cause difficulty in the landing of the planes and even take-offs.

Kathmandu to Lukla helicopter transfers is about 45 minutes from the airport in the normal weather conditions. A helicopter tour can accommodate up to 5 people or 500kg. So, if you’re in a group of 5, the cost of helicopter flights will be the lowest cost around you.

The cost of Lukla Helicopter flight is US$500 per person for group joining. If you wish to have a private trip, the charter cost will be US$2900.


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