Lukla Airport

Lukla is situated at Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality of the Solukhumbu District, Province No. 1 north-eastern part of Nepal. This is the most popular airport in the region due to all trekkers and mountaineers communes the Everest Base Camp Trek from Lukla. Lukla Airport was built in 1964 under the supervision of Sir Edmund Hillary; originally he wanted to build the airport in flat farmland. Nevertheless, the local farmers did not want to give up their agriculture land, as result the airport was built at current position, where Hillary spends the US$2,650 to get land. The runway paved on blacktop in 2001, where accessible only helicopter and small fixed-wing, short-take  off and land aircraft (De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter, Dornier Do 228, L-410 Turbolet and Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter) and in January 2008 the airport renamed in honor of the mountain legendry Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary, who were submitted top of the world “Mt. Everest (8,848m), and mark of their efforts in the construction of the airport. Lukla Airport runway is 527 meters (1,729 ft) and 30 meters (98 ft) wide an 11.7% gradient.