In Nepal, Mt. Everest stares out at you from every bookstore and postcard shop- there’s even an Everest brand of beer (we prefer Gorkha).
Perhaps it was inevitable that we would catch a bit of Everest Fever ourselves.
The first step on the path toward Everest is a flight to the tiny Tenzing-Hillary Airport. Please make sure your seatbelts are fastened and return your tray tables to the upright position…
ok…that film of the plane taking off made my tummy turn over!!!!! Yikes!!!! I’d have to close my eyes….
Ken and Karen, can’t believe all of the totally amazing places you have been to and what you have experienced. Hope you both are doing well – I’m still enjoying your trip very much.
Thanks a bunch Terri!
You two are nuts! That’s all I have to say. Wait—- was there a toilet on the plane or did you just wear depends?
No toilet required. Whew!
That was a great video. I had seen the raw footage and I love what you did with it!
I knew this one was being watched by an Official Airplane Geek, so I put in some extra effort. Glad you liked it!
History Channel produced documentary on 10 most dangerous airports in the world and the Tenzing-Hillary Airport is indeed No. 1. You can search for the documentary on YouTube.
Yup, I read about that documentary as I was doing my research. I’ll have to watch it and see if their coverage is up to Next Stop: World standards.
Definitely a near-winner in Most Dangerous Airports. Taking off is SO much more frightening than landing in my opinion. Also, check out the YouTube videos of the Juphal airstrip (where I just did my recent trek). Same as Lukla, only UNPAVED!
Really?! Thank the gods Nepali pilots are damn good ones.