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, Mountains, Everest Nepal

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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  • Hellen8
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I love travelling, adventure and exploration. The world is full of beautiful places waiting to be discovered, and my passion is to capture them in images. Photography provides me with endless opportunities for exploration of the great outdoors in the mountains, on islands or in the towns and producing great images.

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Hellen8

February 24, 2016

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.

Hellen8

February 19, 2016

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

Hellen8

February 19, 2016

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

Williamsphere

February 19, 2016

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

Cheese365

February 19, 2016

Great pictures and very informative - thank you :)

Hellen8

February 19, 2016

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

Adammeadows12

February 19, 2016

wow! nice location for pictures! great job

Hellen8

February 17, 2016

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

Lenutaidi

February 17, 2016

Beautiful images! Thank you for sharing Helena!

Hellen8

February 17, 2016

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

Mani33

February 17, 2016

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

Hellen8

February 17, 2016

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

Pichardopinto

February 16, 2016

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

Hellen8

February 16, 2016

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

Hellen8

February 16, 2016

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

Hellen8

February 16, 2016

To: Philcold
Thanks for visiting and comment :-)

Hel080808

February 16, 2016

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

Hellen8

February 16, 2016

To: Paparazzofamily
Thanks for your comment :-)

Shootalot

February 16, 2016

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

Hellen8

February 16, 2016

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 !