Everest Trek with Kathmandu, Lukla Flights

  • Last Updated on Feb 5, 2024

Located at 8,848.86 meters lies Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. Every year, hundreds and thousands of people trek to its base camp. The cool breeze of the Himalayas and the majestic view are what make their trek to Everest a journey of a lifetime.

Everest Base Camp Trek offers a captivating experience that combines natural beauty, cultural diversity, and a sense of accomplishment as it winds through the heart of the Himalayas.

Trekkers are surrounded by gorgeous Sherpa towns, old monasteries, and snow-capped peaks as they make their way across the untamed paths of the Khumbu area.

The trek offers a special window into the way of life in the region, in addition to the physical challenge of climbing to higher heights.

The trip ends at the well-known Everest Base Camp, a viewpoint offering breathtaking views of the highest peak in the world. Every step is evidence of the human spirit's endurance and the attraction of reaching one's own Everest.

There are various ways through which we can reach base camp. The journey starts with your arrival in Kathmandu, which is the capital city of Nepal. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, your schedule will go as per your planned itinerary for the trek. 

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Flights to EBC

Your trekking journey officially starts once you reach Lukla, which is a starting point for Everest. Here are some necessary flights that you should take during your trek.

Kathmandu to Lukla Flight

The Kathmandu to Lukla flight is a thrilling flight where you will get to enjoy different valleys and huge hills along your flight. It is also the flight to the highest-altitude airport in Nepal, Tenzing Hillary Airport, situated in Lukla. The flight will take around 35 to 40 minutes but will be filled with thrills and enhancing views.

This flight is mostly operated  in January, February, June, July, August, and December. Please note that it is solely the airline company's decision whether or not to continue flights, and that choice is influenced by how many people use a particular flight in a given month.

Kathmandu to Lukla Flight

Our staff will escort you to the domestic airport terminal in Kathmandu, and you will board a flight to Lukla, from where the trekking starts.

In the case of no direct flight from Lukla, an alternative route is: Kathmandu to Ramechaap by local bus or Jeep or Ramechhap to Lukla by flight

Ramechhap to Lukla Flight

During peak seasons like March, April, May, September, October, and November, it is usually difficult to get a direct flight to Lukla due to the number of travelers. In such a case, we need to take an alternative flight route, which is a flight to Lukla from Ramechaap.

Ramechhap to Lukla Flight

The flight to Lukla, depending on the number of travelers to EBC, will depart from Ramechhap/Manthali in March, April, May, October, and November due to an increase in air traffic.

The Manthali/Ramechhap airport is about a five- to six-hour drive from Kathmandu. You will first drive to the Manthali airport in a shared tourist bus or Jeep and take a 20-minute flight to Lukla once you reach the airport there.


If trekking is not your cup of tea and you are looking for some easy alternatives to Base Camp, then we also offer helicopter tours and treks, such as the Everest View Helicopter Tour, Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return, and the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing.

These helicopter flights are especially for those who are short on time yet still hold the passion of being around the Himalayas, surrounded by snow-capped mountains and experiencing peace and beauty like never before. 

Lastly, Trekking to Everest Base Camp is an opportunity of a lifetime. It is a remarkable journey that goes beyond the typical parameters of adventure. It is a combination of the beauty of nature, the liveliness of culture, and individual success. 

You will not only reach new heights physically but also fully immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Sherpa culture as they rise through the rocky pathways. This trek is a pilgrimage for people who want to push themselves to the limit and see the magnificence of Everest up close; it's more than simply a journey.

Shambhavi Timilsina

Shambhavi Timilsina

Shambhavi Timilsina is a content writer with and experience of 3 years. She has a keen interest in storytelling and is fueled with the passion for traveling. Shambhavi believes in building experiences and relating them in her writings as a mode of connecting with the readers.

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