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
23.10.2017 20:45:00–24:45:24 Rain showers 1 mm 9 °C Light air from East 1 m/s
24.10.2017 00:45:00–06:45:24 Rain showers 3 mm 8 °C Light air from East 1 m/s
06:45:00–12:45:24 Rain showers 2 mm 7 °C Light air from East 1 m/s
12:45:00–18:45:24 Heavy rain 7 mm 10 °C Light breeze from South-southeast 2 m/s
18:45:00–24:45:24 Heavy rain 5 mm 8 °C Light air from East-southeast 1 m/s
25.10.2017 00:45:00–06:45:24 Rain showers 4 mm 7 °C Light air from East 1 m/s
06:45:00–12:45:24 Rain showers 1 mm 6 °C Light air from East 1 m/s
12:45:00–18:45:24 Rain showers 1 mm 8 °C Light air from South 1 m/s
18:45:00–24:45:24 Partly cloudy 0 mm 7 °C Calm from North-northeast 0 m/s
26.10.2017 00:45:00–06:45:24 Fair 0 mm 6 °C Light air from North 0 m/s
05:45:00–11:45:24 Fair 0 mm 5 °C Light air from North-northeast 0 m/s
11:45:00–17:45:24 Fair 0 mm 10 °C Light air from South-southwest 1 m/s
17:45:00–23:45:24 Partly cloudy 0 mm 8 °C Light air from North-northeast 0 m/s
23:45:00–05:45:24 Light rain showers <1 mm 5 °C Calm from North 0 m/s
27.10.2017 05:45:00–11:45:24 Partly cloudy 0 mm 4 °C Light air from North 1 m/s
11:45:00–17:45:24 Partly cloudy 0 mm 9 °C Light air from South-southwest 1 m/s
17:45:00–23:45:24 Partly cloudy 0 mm 8 °C Calm from West 0 m/s
23:45:00–05:45:24 Partly cloudy 0 mm 3 °C Light air from North 1 m/s
28.10.2017 05:45:00–11:45:24 Rain showers 1 mm 1 °C Light air from North-northeast 1 m/s
11:45:00–17:45:24 Rain showers 4 mm 8 °C Light air from South-southwest 1 m/s
17:45:00–23:45:24 Fair 0 mm 6 °C Light air from North-northeast 1 m/s
23:45:00–05:45:24 Fair 0 mm 1 °C Light air from North-northeast 1 m/s