Life in the HimalayasThe lifestyle, food and culture of Lukla fascinate both local and international tourists alike.
Considered the home ground of Mt. Everest, Lukla, situated in Solukhumbu, is one of the most visited places enroute to the world's highest peak. It is impossible to reach the Everest Base Camp without travelling through the small town of Lukla. Another popular tourist spot in the area is Namche Bazar which lies just a little ahead of Lukla.
The atmosphere is calm and everyone on this journey feels relaxed as we climb. The dazzlingly white Himalayas, and the lifestyle, food and culture of Lukla's inhabitants fascinate both local and international tourists alike.
The journey above Lukla is even more exciting. The adventure that unfolds from Lukla (2,860 meters above sea level) to Namche Bazar (3,440 meters above sea level) will enliven your spirit of adventure. The scenery that greets your eyes once you move beyond the 4,500 meters marks is nothing short of heavenly.
The Khumjung Thyangboche village in Namche is surrounded by 15 Himalayas. The clear view of the mountain range from the hilltops is absolutely breathtaking.
Tourists are more likely to travel to Lukla by air and then visit Khumjung Thyangboche, Gokyo Taal, Kalapathar, Mt Everest and the Everest Base Camp. Most visitors travel from Kathmandu to Lukla through air and start their trek from Lukla. Traveling from Namche to Everest takes 3 to 4 days on average.
I am sure whoever goes on this journey will be greatly impacted by the atmosphere, scenic views, culture, hospitality and tradition of the people and the place itself.
Lukla is one of the most beautiful places on Earth but what saddens me is that its inhabitants are still unable to get enough supplies of their basic necessities including food, clothes, and medical facilities.