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.
|Lens||Canon EF 28-300mm L|
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