Solu Khumbu is justifiably renowned, not only because it encompasses Mt. Everest, the world’s highest mountain (8850m), but also because of its exotic Sherpa villages and monasteries. The main goal of many Everest treks is the Everest Base Camp at an elevation of about 5340m. You cannot see Everest from the base camp, so most trekkers also climb Kala Pattar, a 5545m bump on the southern flank of Pumori (7145m). From Kala Pattar, there is a dramatic view of Mt. Everest. Wherever you choose to trek in the Everest region you’ll be treated to some of the most dramatic scenery and fascinating cultural experiences anywhere in the world. The Everest or Solu Khumbu region is one of the most popular areas for trekking in Nepal, with a mystique derived from its soaring peaks and the exploits of legendary mountaineers.
Flight to Lukla will take from Ramechhap (Manthali) until November 30, 2023. There will be no direct flights from Kathmandu to Lukla until November 30, 2023.
From September 25 to November 30, 2023, Lukla flights will operate from Ramechhap (Manthali Airport), 133 kilometers east of Kathmandu. The drive from Kathmandu to Manthali will take around 4 hours.