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  • Landing in Lukla is often thought to be one of the most dangerous aspects of the trip; you land on the side of a mountain on this tiny run which gets away with being only about 1/4th the size of a “normal” runway due to the fact that its end is much higher than its start: planes can stop way quicker when they’re heading up a steep incline.

    Exploring Kathmandu » Dave Brosha Photography

  • The portion of the trek from Jiri to Lukla is often uncrowded, and therefore much better trekking country.

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  • We arrived in Lukla this morning at about 9: 00AM after a short period of uncertainty in the Kathmandu Airport (Lukla flights are notorious for being cancelled due to the fact that its runway is about the same elevation as the clouds, which means you need ideal conditions to land); our safe landing in many ways marked the real start to our journey – as we would no longer be dreaming about seeing the Himalaya, no longer be wondering about how prepared our bodies are for the rigors of high altitude trekking, but actually doing and seeing and experiencing.

    Exploring Kathmandu » Dave Brosha Photography

  • Sporadic visibility due to an almost always-present blanket of cloud cover only increases the “excitement factor” of landing in Lukla.

    Exploring Kathmandu » Dave Brosha Photography

  • Katmandu and was attempting to land at Lukla, which is at an elevation of 9,200 feet (2,800 meters), and has a sheer drop at the runway's end.

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  • From Namche the trek follows the Lukla to Everest base camp route and then flies out from Lukla.

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  • If your time is limited, you can fly in to the remote mountain airstrip at Lukla and trek to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, the monastery at Tengpoche and the high yak pasture of Dingboche.

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  • The return route leads through Dingboche and the monastery of Tengpoche before descending the Khumbu Valley to Lukla.

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  • To get near Everest, you must either walk for 10 days or fly to Lukla, a remote mountain airstrip where flights are notoriously unreliable.

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  • If Lukla took my breath away sitting amidst terraced hills and high peaks (still “babies” compared with what was yet to come), once the trek began I found myself speechless at almost every turn.

    Lukla To Phakding » Dave Brosha Photography

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