This post is not recommended for people with a fear of flying 😉
Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Nepal
Also known as Lukla Airport, Tenzing-Hillary Airport was renamed in 2008 in honor of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest. The airport is known as the place where most people start the climb to Mount Everest Base Camp, and is also known to be one of the world’s most dangerous airports. Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, the airport sits at an altitude of 9,000 feet and is subject to high winds, cloud cover and changing visibility. Takeoff is particularly scary. The 1500-foot runway is at a 12 percent incline, and abruptly drops off 2,000 feet to a river valley below.