World’s Most Dangerous Airport Tenzing-Hillary, Lukla Nepal | TheCheapRoute.com
A plane taking off the the airport in Lukla, Nepal, which some claim to be the most dangerous airport in the world. This is the airport people fly into to start their treks to Everest or many of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. For more info about Lukla and the hike to Everest visit http://blog.thecheaproute.com/everest-base-camp-trek-journal-days-11-12/ From Wikipedia... Tenzing-Hillary Airport (IATA: LUA, ICAO: VNLK), also known as Lukla Airport, is a small airport in the town of Lukla, in Khumbu, Solukhumbu district, Sagarmatha zone, eastern Nepal. In January 2008, the airport was renamed in honor of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, the first persons to reach the summit of Mount Everest and also to mark their efforts in the construction of this airport. The surrounding terrain, thin air, highly changeable weather and the airport's short, sloping runway make it one of the most challenging landings in the world. The History Channel program Most Extreme Airports ranked it as the "most extreme" airport in the world.