Travel Blogs from Lukla, Nepal

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Everest Three Passes - What a Trek!, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

Everest Three Passes - What a Trek!

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... Camp route we saw around four to ten people a day. Bliss! Time: 26 days, including mandatory acclimatisation days. Lowest altitude: Lukla (2800m) Highest altitudes: Chukkung Ri (5550m), Kongma La (5536m), Kala Patthar (5550m), Cho La (5368m), Gokyo Ri ...

Everest...Up Close and Personal, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

Everest...Up Close and Personal

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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... to be a collision course with the mountainside ahead. Suddenly, though, a clearing opened up below us, the rooftops of Lukla appeared with their fluttering prayer flags and within seconds we were bumping and screeching along the short runway. My stomach ...

High as a kite, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

High as a kite

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... running, directly to board an old Dornier heading   back in the same direction, this time under the clouds – destination Lukla, the most dangerous airport in the world. Three months after I visit, 18 die. Two-thirds of the way down the ...

Himalayan Trek Day 17 - Namche Bazaar To Lukla, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

Himalayan Trek Day 17 - Namche Bazaar To Lukla

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... be more mules and yaks than people on the trail.  After six hours of trekking with very few stops, we arrived in Lukla once again. We checked into a small, dingy room knowing we could handle almost anything for our final night. To celebrate, we ...

Himalayan Trek Day 1:  Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding, Phakding, Nepal travel blog

Himalayan Trek Day 1: Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... to summit the world's highest peak.  Thankfully, we touched down without incident and made our way into the little town of Lukla. After a quick lunch we met our porter Sonam, a strong but emotionally immature 19 year old Sherpa man.  He was ...

Here at last..., Lukla, Nepal travel blog

Here at last...

A travel blog entry by benneesham

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... so are going for it. The plane is a tiny 8 seater twin engine, apparently the largest they can land on the small airstrip at Lukla, 2850m above sea level. I meet a Czech guy, Lada, on the plane and we decide to walk together as we are both doing solo ...

Final ascent into Lukla, Chaurikharka, Nepal travel blog

Final ascent into Lukla

A travel blog entry by brynandnate

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... altitude more slowly than the ground rose to meet the plane. As we banked to the left, turning toward the airstrip in Lukla, we truly made a final ASCENT into the town. Because we could see through the whole cabin and through the front windshield, we ...

Day 3 of Everest base camp Trek..., Lukla, Nepal travel blog

Day 3 of Everest base camp Trek...

A travel blog entry by dunkersandbish

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... photos sorry will get some on soon. So we are on day 3 of our intrepid trek to everest base camp. We flew into Lukla on Thursday, it was an amazing flight and thankfully we landed safely despite its reputation as one of the worlds most dangerous airports! ...

Racing the clock back to Lukla, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

Racing the clock back to Lukla

A travel blog entry by cubansteve80

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Journey above the clouds, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

Journey above the clouds

A travel blog entry by amitdarji

... 24 inch theodolite 3 years earlier.  The mountain rose along the spine of the Himalaya to the then forbidden kingdom of Nepal. There was nothing special about Peak XV until Sikhdar compiled the survey.  The summit had been triangulated from six ...

My greatest trek yet.  Everest Base Camp!, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

My greatest trek yet. Everest Base Camp!

A travel blog entry by bobmckenzie

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... a quick stop. Check out the YouTube videos people have posted.  It's quite impressive. For this first day we walked from Lukla down to a village called Phakding (2,610m).  It's quite nice during the day as you can easily walk in t-shit and ...

Day 14 - Namche to Lukla, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

Day 14 - Namche to Lukla

A travel blog entry by erickonvacation

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... staying wet and cold there, only to get to the teahouse only a bit dry. It was funny that the 3 guys that didn't really know Lukla well ended up trying to find our way to the teahouse ourselves. I thought that the were others in front of us, but we were ...

Himalaya, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

Himalaya

A travel blog entry by moskovskaja

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Von Kathmandu fliegen wir nach Lukla, der Ausgangspunkt fuer Trekkingtouren im ...

Everest Base Camp - day 1, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

Everest Base Camp - day 1

A travel blog entry by pyc519

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... who is on a two-week school holiday. He's working during this time to make some money for his next term. We trekked from Lukla to Phakding, our destination for the day, in couple hours. It was a leisure walk and we got our first glimpse of Thamserku ...

Day 11: The home straight, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

Day 11: The home straight

A travel blog entry by wickyjennings

... to prove it. Crampons and ice axe here i come. p.s. I never knew but if you climb an unnamed peak you get to name it. These dudes are planning on naming one such peak the Nepal Bangladeshi friendship peak. I hope they do it. I wish you well boys.   ...

To the top of the world... well nearly, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

To the top of the world... well nearly

A travel blog entry by mookie

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... in Namche Bazaar. Walk to Phakding and had a early night as everyone was still recovering from the Khukri bashing. Day 13 - Lukla Another Khukri extravaganza - great memories. Next day we flew back to Kathmandu after waiting for more than an hour at ...

Lukla STOL port, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

Lukla STOL port

A travel blog entry by radsolv

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Some views of Lukla landing strip from ...

Everest.......the big one.....part 1 !!, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

Everest.......the big one.....part 1 !!

A travel blog entry by slw321

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... as we climbed up to Namche Bazaar (3440m). You will see from the photos that as we embarked upon the first day from Lukla to Phakding the weather was tremendous, with azure blue skies and almost balmy temperatures. It was a pretty short trek and not too ...

perelet Katmandu - Lukla, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

perelet Katmandu - Lukla

A travel blog entry by readtr

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С утра, оставив в гостинице вещи, которые ...

The End...of THIS Adventure, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

The End...of THIS Adventure

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... booked it down to Pheriche.  The next day was a grueling descent and ascent to Namche and then a final never-ending day to Lukla.  Tomorrow we fly back to Kathmandu where we plan to shower and eat ourselves into food comas. It's been an amazing ...

Everest....the Big One......Part 2!!!, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

Everest....the Big One......Part 2!!!

A travel blog entry by slw321

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... enough air to sustain you up some of the steep climbs. I understand the phrase I have seen written many times since coming to Nepal! The Nepali definition of “flat” is “a little bit up and a little bit down”…….it is so ...

A hairy landing in Lukla, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

A hairy landing in Lukla

A travel blog entry by cubansteve80

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Four days back down, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

Four days back down

A travel blog entry by amitdarji

... ;We stood there stairing as the clouds came right at us and then continued up into the heavens. We eventually reached the gates at Lukla where we had started our journey some 12 days ago.  We were all alot more tired from when we first started and I ...

In the shadow of Everest, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

In the shadow of Everest

A travel blog entry by niaandandrew

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... few minutes and went for a wash in a small waterfall, which was cold but refreshing! The next day was a four hour walk back to Lukla, where our bedroom overlooked the runway just to psyche us up for the flight the next day. We had a short walk around the ...

Exploring Everest Region, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

Exploring Everest Region

A travel blog entry by pugetview

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... had been over a week since a flight had come into Lukla.  Had to dig deep to make the climb up to Lukla---without being acclimatized, without having had much of any food that day, and being psychologically unprepared.  Straggled into The Nest ...

Day 23: Get me off this mountain, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

Day 23: Get me off this mountain

A travel blog entry by kickthrough

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Meters long the runway was: 100 People who cried: 2 Security consisted of: "You have gun?! You have knife?! No? Ok" IDs required to get on plane: 0 Food items stolen off hungover Ken: Coke and half a Twix People that fit in plane: 12 Doors between us and ...

The trek, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

The trek

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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I did a 16 day trek to Gokyo Ri in the Everest region. We flew into Lukla and as you can see from the pictures, another crazy airport--this one on the side of a mountain! The first couple of days were cloudy, but once it cleared up the views ...

Nepal II: Lukla to Gorap Shep, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

Nepal II: Lukla to Gorap Shep

A travel blog entry by globehunters

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... approximately double that.  Whereas we traveled around the world targeting summer shoulder seasons, we are packed for four seasons in Nepal (including a full complement of heavy winter wear) plus oodles of food (we had been tipped off to the sub-par ...

Only 2 days from the top of Kala Pattar to Lukla!, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

Only 2 days from the top of Kala Pattar to Lukla!

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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Left Pangboche at 8am determined to get to Lukla that night.  Foolishly however instead of descending the easy way via Tengboche i went the harder route via Phortse which added at least an hour to my day!  Arrived Namche at 2pm (where i should ...

Last day in the Khumbu :-(, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

Last day in the Khumbu :-(

A travel blog entry by bfayolle

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... ... each time we were passing a village I was wondering whether it was Lukla. Phakding is below Lukla in elevation so we arrived in Lukla pretty tired. I saw some adorable kids jumping in the puddles. Straight in it, two feet! It made me want to be a kid ...

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