Sagarmatha, Nepal

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The view

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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Stuck for 24 hrs

Following an evacuation via chopper from Surke near Lukla earlier this week, I spent 24hrs at this airstrip before being evacuated by a Nepalese Army Skytruck with 13 other Australians. Not a town I would recommend for a holiday break...

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re: country

I did adjust the airport position based on the sat view, though.

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re: country

The satellite imagery is by Google. Talk to them.

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country

can't we get a closer view of the airport?

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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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