Trekking Planner brings to your notice for travelers-trekkers and adventurer joining Everest Base Camp Trekking or within high Khumbu valley of Everest region.

An important messages that flying in to Lukla from Kathmandu domestic airport or flying back from Lukla to Kathmandu route has changed by Nepal Government Civil Aviation Authority.

The change has been made from April 2019 onward till further notice by Civil Aviation, instead of flying from Kathmandu where passengers has to travel overland for 4-5 hours east of Kathmandu to reach at Ramechhap district located Mid East and back to Kathmandu.

Flight to Lukla and back will operate from Manthali a headquarter town of Ramechhap District Province No: 03 of Nepal.

Where drive from Kathmandu to reach at Manthali airstrip takes approx: 5 hrs which is about 154 k.m. distance from the capital Kathmandu where driving journey takes you on B.P. Highway (a newly built tarmac road).

Located towards Dhulikhel town and then continue journey further to Manthali town and its small airport.

Accommodation in Manthali Town:

Hotels and local lodge are not up to the standard of tourist class, very basic and simple suitable for local travelers only, where trekkers for flight to Lukla sometimes has to bear with us, if staying overnight at Manthali for flight to Lukla or on the way back to Kathmandu.

The other options will be driving early morning by 2 a.m. in the dark to reach on time for flight departure for Lukla.

Flying back from Lukla time permitting (during morning and mid day) can travel back to Kathmandu on time.

Please bear with us for above reason and sudden change in notice of flight to Lukla from Kathmandu domestic airport by Nepal Government Civil Aviation Authority.

Important to know for all trekkers flying in and out Lukla requires minimum of two days extra from the standard itinerary provided, to cope with present situation regarding change of airport for flight to Lukla or towards other eastern destinations.

For further details please contact us.

Dipak MD
For Trekking Planner Treks and Expeditions., 

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