Lukla Airport Reviews

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Lukla Airport Reviews

Lukla Airport also known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport (IATA: LUA, ICAO: VNLK) , is a small airport in the town of Lukla, in Khumbu, Solukhumbu district, Sagarmatha zone, eastern Nepal. A program titled Most Extreme Airports, broadcast on The History Channel in 2010, rated the airport as the most dangerous airport in the world.

The Lukla airport’s paved asphalt runway is only accessible to helicopters and small, fixed-wing, short-takeoff-and-landing aircraft such as the De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter, Dornier Do 228, and Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter. The runway is 460 by 20 m (1,510 by 66 ft) with a 12% gradient. The elevation of the airport is 2,800 m (9,200 ft). In January 2008 the airport was renamed in honor of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest and also to mark their efforts in the construction of this airport.

Lukla airport is popular because Lukla is the place where most people start the climb to Mount Everest Base Camp. There are daily flights between Lukla and Kathmandu during daylight hours in good weather. Although the flying distance is short, rain commonly occurs in Lukla while the sun is shining brightly in Kathmandu. High winds, cloud cover, and changing visibility often mean flights can be delayed or the airport closed. The airport is contained within a chain link fence and patrolled by the Nepali armed police or civil police around the clock.

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Airport Hours:
Lukla flights or flights to Tenzing-Hillary airport start in the early morning to mid day. The flights normally operate from 6:30 AM until 3:30 PM.

Website:
Lukla Airport Official Website

Lukla / Tenzing-Hillary Airport Map

Lukla Airport Weather Forecast

Forecast for Lukla

Hotel Lukla

Forecast for Lukla  Precip. Temp. Wind speed
22.08.2017 21:45:00–24:45:24 Heavy rain 6 mm 14 °C Light air from South 0 m/s
23.08.2017 00:45:00–06:45:24 Heavy rain 8 mm 14 °C Light air from South-southwest 0 m/s
06:45:00–12:45:24 Heavy rain 5 mm 14 °C Calm from North-northeast 0 m/s
12:45:00–18:45:24 Rain showers 2 mm 17 °C Light air from Southwest 1 m/s
18:45:00–24:45:24 Heavy rain 12 mm 15 °C Light air from South-southeast 0 m/s
24.08.2017 00:45:00–06:45:24 Partly cloudy 0 mm 14 °C Light air from East 0 m/s
06:45:00–12:45:24 Rain showers 3 mm 14 °C Calm from Northeast 0 m/s
12:45:00–18:45:24 Rain showers 1 mm 17 °C Light air from Southwest 2 m/s
18:45:00–24:45:24 Rain showers 1 mm 15 °C Light air from South 1 m/s
25.08.2017 00:45:00–06:45:24 Partly cloudy 0 mm 15 °C Light air from Northeast 0 m/s
05:45:00–11:45:24 Rain showers 4 mm 14 °C Light air from North-northeast 0 m/s
11:45:00–17:45:24 Rain showers 2 mm 17 °C Light air from South-southwest 1 m/s
17:45:00–23:45:24 Rain 3 mm 16 °C Light air from South-southwest 1 m/s
23:45:00–05:45:24 Rain showers 4 mm 14 °C Light air from East-northeast 0 m/s
26.08.2017 05:45:00–11:45:24 Rain showers 1 mm 15 °C Calm from North 0 m/s
11:45:00–17:45:24 Rain 2 mm 18 °C Light air from South-southwest 1 m/s
17:45:00–23:45:24 Heavy rain 6 mm 16 °C Light air from South 1 m/s
23:45:00–05:45:24 Heavy rain 8 mm 15 °C Light air from South-southwest 0 m/s
27.08.2017 05:45:00–11:45:24 Heavy rain 6 mm 14 °C Light air from South-southwest 0 m/s
11:45:00–17:45:24 Rain showers 3 mm 16 °C Light air from Southwest 1 m/s
17:45:00–23:45:24 Rain 4 mm 16 °C Light air from South-southwest 1 m/s
23:45:00–05:45:24 Heavy rain showers 12 mm 14 °C Light air from South-southwest 0 m/s