Currently the flight to Lukla and back takes place from Manthali which is 140km away from Kathmandu. it takes 4 hours to get there on the winding roads. For the first day of joining the tour, you need to arrive in Kathmandu by midday as you will be received at the airport, driven to Mulkot to stay overnight. The drive from Mulkot to the airport is one hour. This saves having to leave Kathmandu at around 2 am to catch the early morning flight. This has been done to avoid the delays caused by foggy weather at Kathmandu airport.
06Day 06TREK TO TASHINGA (3360m) via Khumjung. We stop for lunch in Khumjung in the lodge owned by Phurba - the star of the documentary SHERPA.
10Day 10TREK TO THAME (3,801m), RETURN TO MENDE 5 hrs. We have lunch at the lodge owned by the first person to reach the summit of Everest 21 times - Apa Sherpa.
We fly to Manthali and have a 4-5 hour drive back to Kathmandu in a shared van.