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The most extreme airport in the world - Lukla Airport

The most extreme airport in the world - Lukla Airport in Himalayas, Nepal.

Climbers who intend to climb Mount Everest or visit Everest Region awaits extremely demanding ascent to the summit, but also landing at Lukla Airport.

Mountains Scenic Landscape Autumn Himalayas

most dangerous airport in the world.The airport was named in 2008 in memory of Hillary and Tenzing. Several airlines operate daily flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.

The runway is located on a high rocky promontory, it is surrounded by high mountains and is only 527 meters long. Pilots must find the optimum height for the landing and should not fly too low to avoid crashing into the rock face.

Lukla Airport Nepal

and ... What is most important for flights to Everest Region? Good weather, enough visibility without fog, heavy rain or wind.

What do you think ? Should you afraid of it ? No fear ! Nepalese pilots are experienced and safely transports you into the mountains.

Pokhara Airport Himalayas Nepal

I visited the Himalayas three times. At the first visit the weather changed very quickly and we had to wait long four days in Lukla village. No flight from Kathmandu, no flight from Lukla. Some tourists were going crazy, others were calm. The journey from the mountains on foot would have lasted five days and one day extra bus. So .... we waited.

I would advise those of you who are planning a trip to the Himalayas and Lukla, be ready for it.

Himalayas, Nepal, Expedition, Mt Ama Dablam, Panorama

I love the mountains.

Who once visited the Himalayas will want to return there. Staying in these mountains gives to human more than just look at the amazing mountain ranges. This trek to the highest mountains of the world, compels to think deeply over himself, over the meaning of life in today's hectic times and desire for money and property. After all, we need few things to life ...

Mountains Sunrise Himalaya

Here is my new collection of photos from Himalayas: Himalayas

Trekking Mountains Climber Himalayas

Have a nice day everyone !

Photo credits: Helena Bilkova.

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February 24, 2016

Hellen8

Bad news from Nepal today.
The Twin Otter aircraft, operated by Tara Air, was travelling from Pokhara to Jomsom, ... crashed. The control tower shortly after taking off lost contact with this aircraft.
The weather was favourable for the 20-minute flight, but no one knows why did it happen.
Airport in Jomsom is one of the most dangerous in the world. It lies at an altitude of 2,682 meters above sea level and has a single asphalt runway.

February 19, 2016

Hellen8

To: Williamsphere
Thanks Linda for your comment. Very nice images in your portfolio.
Have a nice day !

February 19, 2016

Hellen8

To: Cheese365
Hi Julie ! Thank you for visiting and comment. Good luck !

February 19, 2016

Williamsphere

I like the scale of these images. Amazing scenery and colorful region. Nicely done!

February 19, 2016

Cheese365

Great pictures and very informative - thank you :)

February 19, 2016

Hellen8

To: Adammeadows12
Welcome to my blog ! Thanks for comment.
Have a nice day !

February 19, 2016

Adammeadows12

wow! nice location for pictures! great job

February 17, 2016

Hellen8

Hi Lenuta ! Thanks for visiting and comment. Good luck on DT !

February 17, 2016

Lenutaidi

Beautiful images! Thank you for sharing Helena!

February 17, 2016

Hellen8

To: Mani33
Thank you for comment. A love travel blogs too.
Have a nice day !

February 17, 2016

Mani33

I love travel blogs, thanks for sharing such a beautiful destination & photos.

February 17, 2016

Hellen8

To: Pichardopinto
Thank for comment. You can visit my portfolio :-)

February 16, 2016

Pichardopinto

hermoso ¿tendreis algo de la montaña materhorn thun ginebra,interlaken,berna ymontreaux?

February 16, 2016

Hellen8

To: Hel080808
Many greetings to you ! Thanks for comment. Yes, I ´m back. I look forward to the next expedition. :-)

February 16, 2016

Hellen8

To: Shootalot
Thank you for a nice comment. Good luck !

February 16, 2016

Hellen8

To: Philcold
Thanks for visiting and comment :-)

February 16, 2016

Hel080808

Hi Hellen,
I see you're back with a lot of beautiful images. Congrats!

February 16, 2016

Hellen8

To: Paparazzofamily
Thanks for your comment :-)

February 16, 2016

Shootalot

Wonderful photos of a difficult to reach place. Mountains look spectacular.

February 16, 2016

Hellen8

To: Cdmannwriter
Thanks for the feedback on my article. Himalayas are beautiful and dangerous. Especially in recent years during the earthquake. I was there at that time also it was in 2011. ... We were going to sleep and suddenly we heard a strong rumble as if a train was coming. We were able to run out of the lodge and wait in the dark until it ends.
Have a nice day !

February 16, 2016

Philcold

Nice trip and nice photos which deserve to have great sales. Congrats!!

February 16, 2016

Paparazzofamily

Awesome place!

February 15, 2016

Cdmannwriter

I flew into and out of that airport when it was just a cow pasture (no paved runway), and they had to herd the animals off the runway so a plane could take off or land. I was young and stupid then, but it was a wonderful adventure to go hiking in those mountains.

February 15, 2016

Hellen8

To: Wxh6763
Thanks for comment. Many greetings to China!

February 15, 2016

Wxh6763

Yes I know there which is the most extreme airport in the world. Beautiful!

February 14, 2016

Hellen8

To: Fitr
Thanks for visiting and comment:-)

February 14, 2016

Fitr

That was a great read with very nice photos.
Thanks for sharing!

February 14, 2016

Hellen8

To:Perstock
Thank you for comment and tip for travel expeditions :-)

February 14, 2016

Perstock

Exciting!
Vestmannaoyar in Iceland is also on my list, and of course El Alto in La Paz...

February 14, 2016

Hellen8

To: Picstudio
Thanks for visiting and comment :-)

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