"The Start and the End of the Road" Lukla by Mel&Mike

Lukla Travel Guide: 2 reviews and 15 photos

Valley Girl

This was my favourite kind of view and place with a crystal clear rushing river in a lush green valley with the ground at a steady grade and not panting for air! This is about a hour or so outside of Lukla.

Chameleon like

Mike looks like he nearly blends in with the Marnie stones (sorry I'm not sure of the spelling). Many of the newer walls and chorltons (pyramid rock object behind Mike) at the start of the walk were painted. Personally, I preferred when they left the carvins au naturel.

Freaky Landing and Take off!

This has to be the scariest place in the world to land and take off. As you can see the plane lands on a runway that is going up hill and its going into a mountain. Going out is just as bad because you fly straight at another mountain!
We lucked out with a clear day on the day in, the day out was another story and we nearly didn't make it. Lukla isn't a bad place really but I didn't want to spend New Years Eve there!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:An picturesque place to begin a trek
  • Cons:Cloud and mist can leave you stranded for days
  • In a nutshell:Definitely an interesting to pass through but not for long!
  • Last visit to Lukla: Jan 2007
  • Intro Written Feb 24, 2007
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