Lukla a Jorsalle Nepal लुक्लादेखि जोरसल्ले नेपाल


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Trail stats

9.37 mi
Elevation gain
1,014 ft
Technical difficulty
Elevation loss
1,204 ft
Max elevation
6,986 ft
69 5
Min elevation
5,994 ft
Trail type
One Way
Moving time
3 hours 57 minutes
7 hours 15 minutes
March 29, 2023
March 2023
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near Lukla, Province 1 (Nepal)

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Independent proposal to promote hiking, mountaineering, tourism and different outdoor activities around the planet...

Wikiloc is a terrestrial navigation tool that helps us orient ourselves by recording our journey digitally in a "GPS" global positioning system. It is recommended to have basic knowledge, practice location, orientation and navigation with analog instruments that do not depend on batteries, such as compass, altimeter among others, it is important to physically carry a map of the area to be traveled, locating escape routes, trails and nearby roads in case of loss. It is important to pay attention to signs such as cute, stone on stone, slats on the trails, have common sense to resolve situations out of control, carry a flashlight with new batteries in your backpack, thermal blanket, personal first aid kit with painkillers, extra energy, as well how powdered electrolytes, a filter to clean the cloudy water that can be found and drink in case of ending the liquid reserves. Having the route on the mobile or GPS does not guarantee that we will not get lost; but it can help us find the way again. In case of an accident or loss, it is recommended to immediately involve the corresponding authorities by calling 911 or having the local Civil Protection telephone numbers of each entity, in case of not having a telephone signal in the area, prepare yourself physically and psychologically to return or separate from the group in search of help and return to the site, do not try to solve it alone, there are serious risks and sometimes the loss of life.
Try to notify relatives or acquaintances where we will go, with whom we will go, with the main details of the journey and itinerary before venturing out.

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Here begins the walking adventure for the adventurous visiting Himalayas. Lukla is a city in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal where the vast majority of Himalayan visitors begin their journey. Lukla is at an altitude of 2860 meters, it has a small airport, but despite its size it is well known in the world of aeronautics for being the most dangerous airport in the world. Although Lukla means place with many goats, you are not likely to see many these days.
Lukla has a variety of shops and hostels where you can eat Western-style meals and buy the last items needed for the expedition, although it is also possible to stock up at Namche Bazaar on the way to Everest. From Lukla, most groups will take two days to reach Namche Bazaar, a good place to start acclimatizing to the altitude.
In January 2008, the airport was renamed in honor of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest and also for making the first efforts to build this airport.
A program titled The Most Extreme Airports was broadcast on the History Channel in 2010, calling the airport the most dangerous in the world. The factors that make "Lukla airport" considered the most dangerous in the world are:
1-Being surrounded by mountains
2-The length of the track (only 450 meters)
3-The track has a slope
4-The presence of a wall at the end of the runway, which makes landings very risky.
5-The presence of a cliff at the beginning of the track
6-Being located at a high altitude, which means that less oxygen reaches the engines and they have less acceleration. This happens to all planes when they are at cruising altitude, but they don't have a problem as they don't need hard throttles during that phase of flight (if they need to pick up speed they can usually afford to take a few more seconds), but during takeoff, it takes a lot of acceleration and more with a short track. The airport is popular because Lukla is the place where most people start the ascent to Everest Base Camp. There are daily flights between Lukla, Kathmandu, Ramechhap, during daylight hours, with good weather conditions. Although the flight distance is short, rainfall often occurs in Lukla while the sun shines in Kathmandu. Strong winds, fog and changes in visibility often cause flights to be delayed or result in the total closure of the airport. The airport remains within a metal fence and is patrolled by the Nepalese police or civil police in the surrounding area.
My wife Lucy and a server arrived at the Lukla airport from the Ramechhap airport in Manthali, it is the way we managed to fly, we did not hire any company or tourist agency, we did it on our own and they did not sell us the flight tickets on any airline, it is for this reason that nowadays it is not allowed to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa if you do not hire the adventure tour services for Mount Everest. We arrived on March 28 at 8:30 a.m., when picking up the backpacks at the airport, porters approach us offering their services, they offer you a cost of $20 USD per backpack for each day, this price already includes food and lodging, the costs may vary depending on where and with whom they are contracted, they also offer you the guide service and a special two-in-one guide-porter server, the costs for guide service range between $30 and $60 USD per day, Lucy and a server we invested a lot of time in prior research on this topic, we prepared ourselves in advance on the issue of physical and mental condition to carry our backpack on our backs throughout the journey, after leaving the airport we went to a restaurant to enjoy breakfast before Before starting our journey, it was a typical breakfast of the mountainous area, nutritious with strange flavors, then we walked through the alleys through the shops of Lukla, at the end of the town is the office of the tourist police of Nepal, here we acquired the first permit to walking in the national parks of Nepal, I explain it as follows:
Permit for Sagarmatha National Park
This permit, so to speak, supersedes TIMS. In other words, it is not necessary to obtain the TIMS but this permit is. We can do this permit at the tourist office in Kathmandu (Tourism Board Kathmandu) or at the entrance of the national park in Monjo.
To obtain this permit, a photo is not necessary, but you must pay 3000NPR + 13% tax.
Where can you get the local permit for the EBC area?
This permit can only be obtained in Lukla.
What do you need to get this permit?
You only have to pay 2000NRP.
Once this mandatory procedure is done, we begin to observe the huge beasts called Yaks, used to carry food to the EBC area, we also observe the porters carrying two huge backpacks on their backs held by a band on their foreheads, these people are extremely strong and resistant, they are very simple, they do not wear special shoes and clothes, some wear normal clothes, the shoes can be from hiking boots to sandals, it is literal, they walk these paths like this, it seems they do not care how to protect themselves, we also observe some huge snowy mountains, while walking we realized something, we were short of breath, our breathing was different at our altitude in the country of residence, we slowed down and started walking slower, we saw the walkers in both directions, We observed two young women returning to Lukla in poor physical condition mounted on mules, I just observed and thought that could be me on my return uff !!!, we continued walking and we reached the first suspension bridge, I only saw these suspension bridges in the movies and documentaries, now we were about to cross one of them, this long-awaited scene gave me a lot of emotion, I quickly took the phone to capture the moment and leave it as the first impression, the vertigo appeared when walking step by step through this long bridge, we continue walking and reach Phakding here we have a hot tea and rest for a bit, then we find a checkpoint of Nepal tourism police, we show the permit and passports, we are registered in a visitor control logbook, we are They asked questions like: Do you have a guide? How many days in the Himalayas? What day do we return to Phakding? It is important to mention that as of April 1, 2023, the Nepal Tourism Board for safety and accident prevention prohibits entry to all people alone or on their own, you must hire a guide trained in an agency, otherwise they will not be able to enter the national parks of Nepal, the permits will not be granted either, fortunately we were entering before April 1st and we do not need to comply with this condition. We continued our journey somewhat tired and we found water in a ravine, we recharged our containers and drank this delicious fresh water from the Himalayas, a wow flavor !!!, the clouds began to cloud the sunlight, upon reaching the entrance of the Sagarmatha national park we had to pay another permit and present documents, in this area Lucy observed a sign that said Namche Bazaar four hours away, we couldn't believe it, we thought it was almost there, let's remember that these times are measured at the pace of a porter or sherpa, not for foreigners, therefore… add thirty percent to the said time on the sign, we decided to look for a nearby place to rest that day and we decided in Jorsalle, we ate and slept here, a very pleasant place and attention, the place was clean, it is highly recommended.
Essential and considered route for the EBC-2023 Project


PictographWaypoint Altitude 9,413 ft
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Lukla airport

PictographWaypoint Altitude 9,347 ft
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Tourist Police Lukla

PictographWaypoint Altitude 8,625 ft
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Puente 1

PictographWaypoint Altitude 8,638 ft
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PictographWaypoint Altitude 8,763 ft
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PictographWaypoint Altitude 8,629 ft
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Puente 2

PictographWaypoint Altitude 9,469 ft
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Sagarmata National Park

PictographWaypoint Altitude 9,196 ft
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Panorama lodge in Jorsalle

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  • Photo of LUCY SM
    LUCY SM Sep 24, 2023

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Lukla, pequeño poblado en las montañas que nos mostró cómo sería el clima de todo el trayecto… apenas llegando y ya no se aguantaba el frío!!!
    Excelente experiencia

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