Lukla is the place where the majority of the visitors make their spectacular landing half-way up a mountain side. Lukla is a small Sherpa village perched at 2,850 m above sea level literally nested on a shelf getting out over the Dudh Koshi, Lukla is the arrival gateway to the Khumbu region and a popular starting point for many treks into the shadow of Mt. Everest.
Lukla has grown rapidly with the introduction of its airstrip, which has made the Everest region accessible to many people, not just mountaineers.
Once a tiny farming community, Lukla is now a large trekkers town, with numerous accommodation options (most fairly simple), many shops; selling everything from batteries and soap to yak hair gloves and knock-off North Face jackets, and even a couple of internet cafes.
29° to 34° Celsius (Summer)
1° to 10° Celsius (Winter)
25 minutes from Kathmandu