Lukla, Nepal: Travel/Tourist Information Guide
Lukla is a town located in the Khumbu Area of the Solukhumbu District in the Sagarmatha Zone. It is located at 2,860 meters and is popular for travellers to the Himalayas near Mount Everest to arrive. The name of Lukla means ‘pace with many goats and sheep’; however there are few found in the area. Lukla is an important gateway spot by containing a small airport servicing the region. There are numerous flights flying Kathmandu – Lukla Route. Most of the service is reduced during the off-season months. Flights from Kathmandu usually take around 25 minutes. Lukla Airport is also known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport and the travellers should beware that it is one of the most dangerous airports in the world due to its position against the side of the mountain. Because Lukla is basically an airport and contains some shops for sports, there is nothing to see except the hospital which is highly equipped with modern instruments and providing free medical services to poor people.