About Lukla Flight:
Lukla is a getaway of the Everest Base Camp Trek, located north-eastern part of Nepal, at Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality of the Solukhumbu District, Province No. 1. Lukla Airport is known as Tenzing–Hillary Airport. There are regular flight departures every day from Kathmandu to Lukla and flying back to Kathmandu during daylight in good weather. Mostly the flight operated in the morning from 6:00 AM, and sometimes the late morning and mid-day will blow wind and poor visibility by clouds. Lukla is situated 2,800m meters elevation beneath the huge mountains with the narrow Dhudhkoshi Valley. Sometimes the flight could be interrupted due to unfavorable weather and might be delayed or canceled flights for a few hours and a few days. In this situation, you need to take a helicopter flight to Surke, which is one and half-hour below the Lukla, or if you have enough time, you may take an alternative trekking route in the other region. Lukla's flight is a short and scenic flight by a small plane that can get to Lukla in 25 to 30 minutes.
Recently, there is no available Kathmandu to Lukla flight direct flight due to heavy air traffic at Kathmandu Airport. For this, you need to drive 4 to 5 hours to the Manthali Airport at Ramechhap and 20 minutes flights to Lukla.
The weight while flying to Lukla is up to 15 Kg (10 kg main baggage +5 kg hand per passenger/flight) per person. If your gears are more than the weight limitation, then you can take things with extra payments which would be about NPR 100 to 200 per kg, but the extra weight charge is subject airline company. The extra weight better transferred by the same flight as your tickets, otherwise, sometime the lockage won’t become in Lukla Airport at a time is in case of a delayed flight due to weather or any reason.
Internet Service and Battery Charging:
The mobile phone does work in the Mt. Everest Base Camp and even Kalapatthar. In Nepal, we have the most popular two different phone companies (NTC and NCELL), who provide services in the Everest region also. You can buy a mobile SIM Card upon arrival at the airport or nearby your hotel even a grocery shop. Make sure that before buying data, how much data you need. And for the Everest Base Camp Trek, better to buy NCELL SIM due to good reception coverage.
There is an alternative Wi-Fi service available in the Everest region; every tea house will provide a top-up internet card from the Everest Link Company. This internet service valid shortens territory with limited data, so please be sure that how much data you need for one place. The data you buy in one village/place won’t be validated for another place. It would be better to talk with our Guide or hotel owner before buying Everest Link data.
Regarding Battery charging, you can charge most tea houses, which supply electricity by mini-hydropower, if there is no electricity service, they have a solar panel in the tea house, where you can charge your gadget battery at per hour cost. Normally they take charge per hour basic each gadget battery about NPR. 100 - 500. If you have your own power bank or solar panel to recharge the battery would be best. The battery should be kept warm while getting at a high altitude otherwise the battery will run out due to freezing cold.
Respects the People’s Beliefs and Religious:
Everest is home to the great Sherps, who have been practicing Buddhism for a century and following rituals and beliefs. They have their own culture, custom, law, and belief, so while visit in the region everybody needs to follow norms and values to respect locally. You can see the monastery, Chorten, Mane wall, prayer flag, and rock painting with the precious Buddhist mantra in every village. While passing these sacred sites, you should keep them right and walk clockwise to respect their culture and tradition.
While entering the Gumba and temple, you should take off the shoes and follow the instructions that you will see outside on the wall. If you visit the praying ceremony, you don't make noise, not touch the offering fruits or other things to the Buddha and ask the people before taking a photograph.
Accommodation, Food, and Drink:
Everest base camp trekking is the most popular trekking route in the world. This trek can do as a tea house basically well-managed. The accommodation and food standards control by Sagarmatha national park, the Sagarmatha pollution control committee, and the local Sherpa community. At every stop of the trek, you will easily find the tea house and restaurants. The tea house/lodge has a private room with a twin bed sharing or double bed with an indoor common bathroom. If you would like to a luxury hotel, some places you can stay in a good hotel with luxury amenities. There are several tea houses and lodges entire Base Camp Trek, but during the trekking peak season you need to make a prior reservation otherwise hotel might be full.
Regarding food in the region, you can choose from the menu cards with various options. The foods served by the well-trained cooks with hygiene and a good test. You may test some local food and drinks also for a new experience. All the food serves fresh when possible, our Guide also checks the food which is batter to have. Sometimes meat items won’t be a good duet carrying all the way below Lukla, and this might because sick and interrupt your destination. We are suggested to avoid meat items and practicing to be vegetarian food.
For drinking water; you can buy a bottle of mineral water in every tea house and shop. The cost of the water will raise along the elevation, so to save money and mitigate environmental pollution, we at Nepal Mother House strongly suggest you buy boiled water or use tools (Steripen/Iodine/chlorine/water purifier machine/ sterilizer.) to purify water.
Mount Everest Base Camp Trek: Essential Tips and Information for Your Successful Trip on the Base of Top of the World “Mt. Everest 8,848.86m”
Here is a list of some tips that help to make your trip successful. Kindly go through it.
- Experience the Ultimate Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour: A Comprehensive Guide
- Daily Bus and Jeep Service from Kathmandu to Lukla: Private and Shared Options Available
- 7 Money-Saving Tips to Enhance Your Everest Base Camp Trek Experience
- Experience the Adventure of a Lifetime: The Ultimate Guide to Everest Base Camp Trek in 2023-2024
- 14-Day Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary: A Step-by-Step Guide for a Memorable Journey
- Unlocking the Secrets of Everest Base Camp Trek: Top 7 Insider Tips You Need to Know
- 30 Mind-Blowing Facts About Mount Everest: Discovering the World's Tallest Mountain
- 15 Essential Tips for a Safe and Enjoyable Trek to Mount Everest Base Camp
- Lukla Airport: Your Gateway to the Top of the World Adventure
- Where is Mount Everest Located? Exploring the Geographic Wonder of the World
- The Best Time to Trek to Everest Base Camp: A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Season
- Everest Base Camp Elevation: What You Need to Know Before You Go
- How Much Does an Everest Base Camp Trek Cost? A Breakdown of Expenses and Savings Tips
- Getting to Everest Base Camp: A Comprehensive Guide to Transportation and Routes
- Your Ultimate Everest Base Camp Trek Packing List: Essentials and Recommendations
- Kalapatthar: Experience the Best Views of Mount Everest on Your Trek
- Understanding Flights from Kathmandu to Lukla: Why Departure from Ramechhap is Recommended