Tenzing-Hillary Airport (Lukla Airport)
Lukla Airport is a small airport in the town of Lukla, in Khumbu, Solukhumbu district, Sagarmatha zone, eastern Nepal. The airport is popular because it is considered the gateway for treks towards Mount Everest Base Camp. There are daily flights between Lukla and Kathmandu during daylight hours in good weather. Although the flying distance is short, rain commonly occurs in Lukla while the sun is shining brightly in Kathmandu. High winds, cloud cover, and changing visibility often mean flights can be delayed or the flight gets canceled. Tenzing-Hillary airport is among the most active domestic airports in Nepal. In favorable weather conditions, there are around 50 flights from Kathmandu and Ramachaap.
The airport is surrounded by mountains with snow-capped peaks that are often shrouded in clouds. You get a beautiful scenic view of white snow mountains during your short flight. Since November 2022 this airport is among the World’s 6 most beautiful runway airports for its beauty of nature and scenery view of the mountain.
Tenzing-Hillary Airport (Lukla Airport) World’s 6 most beautiful runway airports
The Tenzing-Hillary Airport, also known as Lukla Airport, is considered by many the World’s most dangerous airport Before.
Lukla Airport (also known as Tenzing Hillary Airport) in Nepal in the Himalayas is renowned for being the world’s most dangerous airport. It has gained that title due to challenging conditions that make it hard for pilots to land safely.
It is a very short runway, only 527 meters (1,729 feet) long. An international airport generally has a runway 3000 meters (10,000 feet) long, so aircraft have to stop at around a sixth of the distance. Lukla Airport is so short that it has a 12% rise in its runway to assist in slowing down the landing planes.
Due to the difficulties of successfully landing at the airport, the CAAN sets high standards, according to which only experienced pilots, who have completed at least 100 short-takeoff-and-landing (STOL) missions, have over one year of STOL experience in Nepal and have completed ten flights into Lukla with a certified instructor pilot, are allowed to land at the airport
Flight Landing At Lukla Airport
[…] After a scenic flight to the mountain town of Lukla, you begin mapping the Everest Base Camp Trekking trail. The actual starting point of the Everest base camp tour is Lukla (2840 meters). As you continue on the trekking trail according to our itinerary, you will encounter a wide range of altitudes. Your final stop will be at Kala Patthar, located at 5545 meters and overlooking several majestic Himalayan peaks. Bring plenty of SD cards for your camera to capture the million photo opportunities as you trek through the enchanted Himalayas. With breathtaking views of Everest, Kongde Ri, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtega, and Ama Dablam, your camera will appear to be permanently attached to your face. […]