Tenzing-Hillary Airport, or Lukla Airport, is located 9,383 feet above sea level, surrounded by mountainous terrain.
Its short runway is 1,729 feet (it’s common to have 7,000-10,000-foot runways) and sits on the edge of a cliff, with a 2,000-foot drop on one side and a stone wall on the other. Only small planes and helicopters can land and take-off here.
The weather is highly unpredictable in the mountains, so the flights only operate in the morning. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!