Lukla Airport or Tenzing–Hillary Airport is the World’s most dangerous airport. Lukla airport is a gateway to the famous Mt. Everest and other high altitude mountains in the region.
It was built in 1964 A.D and located at an altitude of 9,334 ft / 2,845 m. It is considered as most dangerous airport due to it’s difficult terrain and the high hill at Northern end of the runway, which makes it almost impossible for the overshoot and high risk of go-around.
Traveling to Lukla airport itself is an adventure for life time.
Facts About Lukla Airport, World’s Most Dangerous Airport
Official Name: Tenzing-Hillary Airport.
Location: Lukla, Solukhumbu District
Date of establishment: 1964 A.D.
Altitude: 9,334 ft / 2,845 m.
IATA Code: LUA
ICAO Code: VNLK
Runway Facts: 527 m (1,729 ft) × 30 m (98 ft)
Number of domestic airlines companies of Nepal are conducting daily flights to the Lukla from Kathmandu. Few Heli companies also operates rescue and charter flight to and from lukla.