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Lukla Airport
Lukla, Sagarmatha, Nepal

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Those pilots must've gigantic balls to Land in here. The village is really beautiful.

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Lukla Airport

Alex have right Lukla is one of the most dangerous and extreme airport in the world.

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Lukla Airport

Planning to trek to Everest Base Camp maybe in 2017 (need some training before....). Heard and read a lot about Lukla Airport ! Looking forward to spend some adrenaline by landing and taking off the most dangerous airport in the world ! Alex

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re: STOL and rotorcraft only

So both STOL, then.

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re: STOL and rotorcraft only

Reply to @david: This is not correct. I am a frequent flyer to Lukla and Twin Otter and Dornier fly to Lukla. In fact more Dornier then Twin Otter

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STOL and rotorcraft only

The runway is short (1,500 ft) at high elevation (over 9,000 ft), so the airport is accessible only to helicopters and to STOL aircraft like Twin Otters.

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Airport to be renamed

The Nepal government plans to rename the airport in honour of Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary, the first people to climb Mt. Everest (the airport serves Everest).

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