Kathmandu to Lukla jeep
Kathmandu to Lukla jeep
We Provide shared Jeep Tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla- Thamdanda
Welcome to our website, where we provide detailed information about traveling from Kathmandu to Thamdanda Bupsa by jeep. If you’re planning to visit the Everest region and are looking for an alternative to flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, then jeep travel is an excellent option for you.
Firstly, it’s important to note that there are no direct bus services or jeeps from Kathmandu to Lukla due to the absence of roads leading to Lukla. The only way to reach Lukla is by taking a flight from Kathmandu to the small airport in Lukla, which serves as the gateway to the Everest region. However, if you intend to reach the nearby town of Lukla, you can take a jeep ride to Tham Danda, which is near Lukla.
Embarking on a jeep drive from Kathmandu to Thamdanda offers a wonderful opportunity to explore the breathtaking Himalayas. As you drive between Kathmandu and Lukla, you’ll pass through some of the most magnificent valleys in Nepal. The journey begins amidst the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, gradually transitioning from densely populated areas to the serene countryside near Mount Everest Base Camp or Gokyo Valley. Continuing, you’ll venture into more remote parts of the country, encountering valleys adorned with rhododendron forests, meadows adorned with wildflowers, and towering glaciers. The panoramic views you’ll witness along this route are truly unparalleled.
Taking a shared Tata Sumo Jeep from Kathmandu to Thamdanda-Bupsa is an ideal option when flights to Lukla are delayed or canceled due to adverse weather conditions. This alternative allows you to proceed to Bupsa and commence your trek to either the Three Passes Trek or Everest Base Camp trek. Presently, the road leading to Lukla ends at Tham Danda, which is approximately a 4-hour drive away from Lukla. From Tham Danda, you’ll need to hike for an additional 4 hours to reach Lukla.
The cost of hiring a private Scorpio Jeep from Kathmandu to Solukhumbu Salleri is $310 while hiring a private Scorpio Jeep from Kathmandu to Thamdanda-Bupsa costs $500. If you opt for a jeep hire, the vehicle will take you directly from Kathmandu to Bupsa. Since Bupsa is the closest point to Lukla accessible by road, it will take approximately 5 hours of hiking to reach Lukla from Bupsa. It is worth mentioning that there are plans in the future to construct roads from Kathmandu to Lukla to facilitate bus travel.
For those interested in daily departure shared Jeep tickets, the cost is $20 per person for travel from Kathmandu to Phaplu. Additionally, there is a $5 pickup fee per person. For the journey from Kathmandu to Bupsa, the Jeep tickets cost $40 per person, with the same $5 pickup fee per person. The Jeep will conveniently pick you up from your hotel, regardless of your location in Thamel. We offer daily sharing Jeep tickets for individual trekkers or groups traveling from Kathmandu to Phaplu-Salleri and Tham Danda-Bupsa. If you have a ticket from Kathmandu to Bupsa, your Jeep will change at Salleri due to the long drive. The journey from Kathmandu to Bupsa takes approximately 20 hours, and you will arrive in Bupsa around 10 or 11 pm.
To provide you with further details, the distance from Kathmandu to Salleri is approximately 267.9 kilometers, while the distance from Salleri to Lukla is about 24 kilometers. This includes the segments from Salleri to Andheri, Andheri to Kharikola/Bupsa, and Bupsa to Chaurikharka. It’s worth noting that the stretch between Kurkot and Salleri is known as the Everest Express Road due to its stunning views of Mt. Everest.
If you require a guide or porter for your trek, we have experienced guides and porters available from Phaplu or Bupsa for the Everest Base Camp or Three Passes treks. Our team of locals has been working with the Nepal Wilderness Trekking Company in Bupsa, Phaplu, Jiri, and Lukla.
For those seeking information on the price of Kathmandu to Lukla bus or Jeep services, as well as guides and porters for the Khumbu region, we are here to assist you in making your Everest Base Camp trek a seamless journey.
Below is a list of the costs for our various services:
- Government-licensed guide wage: $30 per day
- Porter cum guide wage: $25 per day
- Porter’s wage: $22 per day
- Sumo Sharing Jeep Ticket: $20 per person to Salleri-Phaplu
- Sumo Sharing Jeep Ticket: $40 per person to Bupsa (close to Lukla)
- Pickup from your place/hotel: $5 per person
- Hiring a private jeep costs Phaplu: $310 per jeep
- Hiring a private jeep costs Bupsa: $500 per jeep
- Kathmandu to Phaplu flight ticket cost: $190 per person
- Kathmandu to Lukla flight cost: $216 per person
- Ramechhap to Lukla flight costs: $180 per person
- Kathmandu to Ramechhap sharing tourist bus: $30 per person
The local government has plans for road construction up to Lukla, aiming to enhance accessibility for domestic tourism from Kathmandu to the Lukla Trek and vice versa.
We provide several ways to contact us, including a Contact Form, cell number, and messaging platforms such as Viber and WhatsApp +9779849693351. Our team is readily available to assist with booking Jeep tickets and arranging Guide or Porter Guide contracts. or addressing any inquiries you may have. Additionally, we have Office Locations with Maps to ensure easy access for in-person consultations about your specific requirements.