Overland trip from Kathmandu to Lukla by private and sharing jeep
Kathmandu to Lukla drive is a scenic journey and it passes diverse geographic terrain that provides a superior view of the mountains, rivers, villages, Nepalese culture, and countryside. Since the last few years, Nepal government is keen to connect Lukla village (Widely known as Lukla airport) of Everest region trekking route with the road. Till 25th November 2020 only able to drive up to Orlang Ghat (27 Km further up than Phaplu airport) where the driving road is separated by Dudh Koshi River. In November 2020 the motorable iron bridge at Orlang Ghat inauguration by province number one chief minister. After the motorable bridge built over the Milky River, from Kathmandu private jeep directly drive to Tham Danda (2,820 m), 18 Km away from Lukla airstrip. Distance from Kathmandu to Tham Danda is 305 Km and there is a good blacktop road to Phaplu village which is 275 Km and the remaining 35 km is dusty and jarring off-road. The road beyond the Phaplu village can be distracted by landslides during the rainy seasons.

We arrange both private and shared jeep from Kathmandu/Lukla at an affordable cost. Most of the trekkers willing to do the Everest region trek in a limited time and have to fly Lukla no matter taking a regular flight or emergency chopper. Yearly around 60000 people using Lukla flight for Everest region trek and during the peak trekking season (autumn and spring) operating flight from morning to late afternoon as long as good weather. But Lukla flights often disturb by weather-forecast as the airport runway is 527 m long and it straddles against the edge of the mountain. Several time flight has been canceled few days then much of folk stranded Lukla and helicopter rescue is the only open option which cost roughly U$D500 per persons. Since jeep station is 11.5 miles far from Tenzing-Hillary (Lukla) airport and average walker complete a trek in a day or few hours’ then drive to Kathmandu.

Kathmandu to Lukla. All you need to know? How many hour drive from Kathmandu to Lukla? or how to reach Lukla? this is the most asking question. As Thamdanda is 305 Km away from Kathmandu and 275 Km is a paved road. The Kathmandu to Lukla drives completing around 10 hours. The private jeep cost U$D300 and receiving from your hotel and shared jeep cost depends on the number of boarding passengers. We have a standard tourist jeep with 8/9 seats. Three rows of seats in the jeep and one passenger seat down next to the driver and 8 traveler seating in 2 row behind side but for the comfortable and easy journey good for 6 people. Our experienced recommend comfortable journey means better board on a maximum of 7 people in the jeep. Lukla jeep route passing Dhulikhel, Khurkot, Ghurmi, Phaplu, Nunthala, Khari Khola, and Tham Danda. The jeep will be stopping quite a few places on the route for the tea, lunch, toilet, and leg stretching.

Lukla to Kathmandu by jeep Or nearest jeep station at Lukla
There is no authorized drive road to Lukla this date, the nearest jeep station from Lukla is Tham Danda, 18 Kilometers distance from Lukla. The average hiker can complete 11.5 miles in 5-6 hours walk or whole day trek. A trail contains steeply descending through the rhododendron forest and a steady climb up on the rocky path. The trail to Tham Danda is relatively rock-strewn and stony passing Surke, Pakhepani, Chheubas, Paiya, Kari la, and then a short descend walk to Tham Danda. Till this date only organized jeep departure from Tham Danda after that the route jeep station is at Khari Khola. From Khari Khola about 10 hours’ drive to Kathmandu. For booking your seat in the jeep and private jeep tour contact us at trekinepal@gmail.com or Whatsapp: +9779851138499 Instant message.