Everest Gokyo Trek 13:
Tengboche - Lukla
The monastery at Tenboche on the other side of the valley
Back at Lukla airport (2840m).
The huge Russian helicopters bring new supplies for the
The reconstruction of the airstrip is nearly half finished
(they want to open
the airstrip again in October 2001).
The "airport hall" with the check-in counters.
It doesn't look like one,
but when you have to pay the airport tax, you believe it...
It's not the 200mm zoom of my camera... (I don't have one).
landed so close to us, that we had several painful baths
in dust and little stones...
A quick refill of the helicopter...
Finally, we can catch a helicopter. We enter as fast as
Inside the helicopter...
Landing approach to the airstrip of Phaplu. We still believe,
that the helicopter
brings us back to Kathmandu...