Everest Trek with Kathmandu, Lukla Flights

  • Last Updated on Nov 9, 2023

Located at 8,849 meters lies Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. Every year, hundreds and thousands of people trek to Everest 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 Everest Base Camp. The journey to Everest Base Camp usually 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 of trek to Everest Base Camp

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Flights to EBC

Your journey to EBC officially starts once you reach Lukla, which is a starting point for Everest. Here are some necessary flights that you should take throughout your trek to Everest Base Camp.

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 one of the most dangerous airports, Tenzing Hillary Airport, situated in Lukla. The flight will take around 35 to 40 minutes but will be filled with thrills and enhancing views.

Typically, this flight is run the most, particularly in January, February, June, July, August, and December. Please be aware that the airline alone decides whether to keep running flights, and that choice is influenced by how many people use a certain 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 Kathmandu. Our official trek to Everest Base Camp starts as soon as you land at Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla.

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 book a direct flight from Kathmandu to Lukla due to the number of travelers. In such a case, we need to take an alternative flight route to Everest Base Camp, which is a flight to Lukla from Ramechaap.

Ramechhap to Lukla Flight

The flight to Lukla, depending on the number of travelers to trek 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 Everest Base Camp, then we also offer helicopter tours to Everest Base Camp, 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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