Lukla, Nepal: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Lukla, Nepal? If you're planning to go to Lukla, this is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Lukla, Nepal

Based on the climate and weather in Lukla, the best time to go is October. See below for details.

Important essentials for Lukla, Nepal

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Lukla, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly choice.

General health necessities

Lukla is at a somewhat high altitude, and could cause problems for some. For that reason, you will want to be constantly hydrated and pack altitude sickness remedies.


  • Supplements

    Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor before using)


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen

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What to wear/what to pack for Lukla, Nepal by month

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January

January in Lukla is very cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero C). There is frost almost every day of the month.

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February

February in this region can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost most days.

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March

If you go to Lukla in March, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain or snow sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

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April

If you go to Lukla in April, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain or snow sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

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May

May in Lukla is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost about half of the time.

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June

June in Lukla is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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July

In July, Lukla is cool. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Lukla, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. There is frost sometimes.

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August

August in Lukla is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C).

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September

September in Lukla is brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C).

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October

October in Lukla is pretty cool. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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November

November in Lukla is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). There is frost most days.

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December

December in Lukla is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). There is frost almost every day of the month.

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Activities for Lukla, Nepal

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Lukla.

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