Flying to Lukla – What’s it like?
Flying to Lukla is not like a flight you will have had before! It can be exciting and it can give you great views of the mountains. It is quite often the case that if you are taking this flight, you are about to go trekking. Trekking in the Everest region can be stunning. The flight to Lukla is the beginning and end of this process and flying into the shortest runway in the world is one to remember!
The perks of flying long haul is often that you get a meal and some entertainment system to enjoy. Do not expect this when flying to Lukla. The plane is old and small. It is built for the purpose of flying you to Lukla. The cabin fits around 12 persons and you can see into the cockpit whilst flying. It is a unique experience and great for viewing the surroundings.
Remember to bring a camera to take pictures of the plane! Remember to also look out the windows. If you are blessed with a clear sky, it is possible to get some super snaps. Most of your luggage will go into the cabin with you and the journey is a short one, it will be over before you know it so enjoy it!
Landing in Lukla
The landing in Lukla is truly bizarre. You will be flying over stunning valleys. You will see a bunch of greenery and mountains in the background. You will not see the landing strip or the runway. You will see the pilots start to dip and come into land before you see the tarmac. There is no real way to know when this will happen than to trust the pilots. Putting confidence in them is the best way to enjoy the flight. The pilots have been doing this for a long time and have a lot of experience.
You will be landing on the shortest runway in the world in one of the most beautiful settings. The flight experience is unique. The trekking opportunities from Lukla are the next thing to be excited about. Sit back, relax and enjoy the shortest landing strip in the world!
How to Fly to Lukla?
Flying to Lukla is pretty simple to arrange. You can often find tickets in Kathmandu or even at Tribhuvan International Airport. Of course, if you did want to book some tickets in advance then you can do this directly with Adventure Paradise Nepal. We’d love to be able to help you out with getting to Lukla which is the gateway to trekking in a super area of the Himalayas. Book your tickets here today.