Lukla: World’s most dangerous airport

Lukla Airport is located in Lukla of eastern Nepal, a small town at the foot of Mount Everest. Lukla Airport in Nepal is ranked first among the top ten dangerous airports in the world, and is titled “Runway on the Roof of the World”. The airport is the only passage between Kathmandu and Lukla town, with 30 flights taking off and landing here every day. There is no doubt that this is a very small and busy airport. You might wonder why the most dangerous airport is so busy. That’s because the airport of Lukla is the only gateway for travelers from Nepal to Mount Everest.
Lukla Airport, also Tenzing-Hillary Airport, was built in 1964 by Edmund Hillary, the first person to summit Mount Everest. Lukla Airport is nestled among the mountains.
The airport is called “the most dangerous airport in the world” because it sits on a mountainside at an altitude of 2,830 meters and its runway is a very short runway. The asphalt runway is only 457 meters long and 20 meters wide, with 12 degrees slope from north to south.

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