The town of Lucla is where most people fly to in order to start their hike or trek. The elevation here is about 9,100 feet and it is better to fly here, then to Namche Bazaar which is situated at 11,700 feet. I say this because it is easier to acclimate yourself to lower elevation.
This town is fairly large compared to the rest of the towns scattered along the trail on the way to Everest Base Camp. Don’t expect any luxury in any of these towns. Lucla’s main street was basically a small creek, with water flowing everywhere. People had placed large stones and flat rocks in the middle of the street, and you could hop from stone to stone in order to stay dry. There were vendors in this town selling everything from fresh citrus to small trinkets. There are lots of little lodges here, some on the main street and some nearby. Most people stay here as their last stop on the way back from the trail.