Photo Of The Day – Helicopter At Syangboche Airport

Title: Helicopter At Syangboche Airport

Location: Above Namche Bazaar, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°48?40.4?N 086°42?44.2?E)

Description: One of the highest airstrips in the world, Syangboche is little more than a dirt strip most often used by helicopters. Supplies are ferried up from Lukla and sometimes trekkers will hitch a ride to the Everest View Lodge (which has supplemental oxygen) but flying any higher than this strip would elevate the risk of altitude illnesses. Some of which can be fatal.

The flight from Lukla takes about 10 minutes, tops, while trekking the same distance can take three days on average.

Camera Canon 7D
Lens Canon EF 28-300mm L
ISO 100
Focal Length 28mm
Aperture f/9
Shutter Speed 1/250
Altitude 12,402′

Photograph Copyright 2017 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email).

Prints of this image are available here if you want professional quality shipped to your home.

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