Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
One of my favorite parts of going to Everest Base Camp was the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back. I heard about the flight before I left because Lukla airport is rated the #1 most extreme airport in the world, but it actually ended up being quite a pleasant experience.
Although the Kathmandu domestic airport is probably the most disorganized place I have ever been in my life, our guide was able to sort everything out easily and we were soon transported to a small 20-person plane. I was lucky enough to grab one of the few seats on the side where I could see the view of the Himalayas. We took off smoothly and soon we were above Kathmandu and looking over the hills to the wall of the Himalayas in the distance. There was some minor turbulence and the plane seemed to sway with the wind. The one who seemed to be the most frightened by this was our guide Dill who grabbed the seat in front of him. We landed safely in Lukla, all three of us ready for our adventure and trek to Everest Base Camp.