Hi everyone, Thanks to all who participate in these forums, incredibly useful. How did people do this before the internet!!!
I have found a few posts on Lukla flights but not the information I was looking for. So here comes more questions on flights to Lukla!
We are flying in to Kathmandu on May 9 and plan on departing for Lukla on May 11, after a couple of days of final purchases and preparations. As far as booking flights from Kathmandu to Lukla:
1) Should we book these in advance, prior to arrival in Nepal? Our accommodation in KTM has offered to help book. Or do we wait until we arrive and book at a local office? Normally I wouldn't wait until so close to departure but wasn't sure about booking through our hotel, paying mark ups on the flights, etc.
2) How much weight can we take on board? I have read 15kg, is that in total per person? or for your primary piece of luggage? I don't want to take any more than necessary but my camera is heavy and will not be travelling in my bag, so trying to get an idea here. We are trekking independently unless we make a last minute decision otherwise.
3) I still can't get an accurate idea of whether to book "return" flights to Lukla and back, using an approximate return date, or to book an "open" ticket for return. Our itinerary is based on approx 18 days, so it's hard to know exactly when we will be back in Lukla. Is there any penalty for making adjustments?
Thanks very much to anyone who can provide advice here. So Bloody excited!!