Sleeping in Airports

Lukla Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Lukla Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

The fact that it is 2850m (or 9,350 ft) high is one thing, the fact that it has a drop landing strip off a cliff is another. – Shan

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Tenzing-Hillary Airport.

What to Expect

  • A basic little airport terminal with minimal amenities, served mainly by flights transporting travelers between Kathmandu and trail access to Everest Base Camp.
  • During hours of operation, there’s never a dull moment at “the world’s most dangerous airport”.
  • There may not be much to do here, but you can watch planes land and take off on the treacherous runway. Some are Medevacs transporting passengers with altitude sickness.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there is lodging near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Lukla Airport does not appeal to you, there are no hotels at the airport. Fortunately, Lukla is a small town and you can walk to a nearby hotel:

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Lukla Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether internet access is available. If you know, please write a review or email us at [email protected]

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, please send an email to [email protected] and we will update this airport guide.

Airlines

As of February 2018, Lukla airport is served by the following airlines: Emirates • Qatar Airways • Turkish Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Information currently unavailable.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.