Lukla Flight Update!

Now most of the flights are departing from Kathmandu and flying to Lukla. We expect the Ramechhap diversions to begin in March and will be able to update exactly once we have more information from the domestic airline operating associations. If you are going to Lukla via Ramechhap, this is the meaning of your walk. Manthali Airport in Ramechhap is a small airstrip with no tourist infrastructure, 140 km (85 mi) from Kathmandu. It takes about 4 hours to reach the airport and 5 to 6 hours to return to Kathmandu. Manthali is a small town about 140 km (85 mi) from Kathmandu with little or no tourist infrastructure. Travel time depending on traffic, the journey to airport usually takes 4 hours and we have to start from Kathmandu at 2 am. These diversions will affect all trekkers in the Everest region irrespective of the tour agency or airline with whom Lukla flights have been booked. Bottom line of the Everest trip, it doesn’t change anything about trekking duration or your trekking daily schedule. However, this is an inconvenience for all trekkers in the Everest region. There is an additional challenge of getting up early in the morning and going to Ramechhap to take the flight to Lukla via the Himalayan road.