Access into the Everest region is easy with options of both by flight or on foot. No overland roads exist in the Everest region. The most preferred method is flying to Lukla from Kathmandu then start-off the trek. Several domestic airlines operate Kathmandu-Lukla Kathmandu flights on daily basis though in much reduced numbers during the off-season months. This is a scenic flight across the Himalayas and takes around 25 minutes.
On foot, one has to drive to ‘Jiri’ from Kathmandu which takes about 8-10 hours then begin the trek into the Everest region. Trekking from Jiri to Namche Bazaar is about 6 days of walking. After passing thru the village of ‘Monjo’, the check-point of ‘Sagarmatha National Park’ comes into view. Alternatively, approach into the Everest region can be done by the alternate trek-route via the ‘Arun Valley’ where the trek starts from ‘Basantapur’.