Where is the EBC trek trailhead?
Lukla is 2,860 m (9,383 m) above sea level. It’s known as the gateway to the Everest Base Camp trek.
How do you get to Lukla?
Fly from Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport (or Manthali Airport in Ramechhap District) to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla.* Hike in from a nearby town, which will take at least three days.
Flying to Lukla
Light aircraft only
Flight delays are common
Tips for flying to Lukla
Pack snacks and reading material in case there’s a delay and you must park off at the airport for a while. Pick a seat on the left of the plane for better views (and on the right on the return flight). Bring something to suck on to prevent your ears from hurting. Pack rescue drops if you’re a nervous flyer, as this flight isn’t for sissies!
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