Best Hike Goes To The Himalaya

lukla mountain
Back in November, Rick McCharles, the editor for, spent 16 days trekking through the Himalaya through the Everest region of Nepal. Over the course of the next 16 days, leading up to the end of the year, Rick will be sharing his adventure with us on the Best Hike Blog, beginning with today’s entry, which has video of a plane landing at the famous Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla. The runway for this airport literally runs up the side of a mountain, with spectacular drop offs and mountain scenery all around. Check out the video below for a look at a plane on final approach.

The next couple of weeks should be great for anyone considering a trek to Everest Base Camp, as not only will Rick be posting daily updates, we’ll continue to get new episodes of The Rest of Everest as well, which is presently focused on the same trek.

On a related note, I’m strongly considering doing a trek to Everest BC in the spring of 2010, and I’ve toyed with the idea of putting together a group to make the trek together. If anyone has an interest in possibly pursuing this, drop me a note at and perhaps we can arrange a group that can share in the journey.

Update: And for a completely different view, check out this video from Alan Arnette who shot the approach from the cockpit. Yikes! Can’t wait to fly into this place. Thanks for sharing Alan!

Kraig Becker

4 thoughts on “Best Hike Goes To The Himalaya”

  1. Kraig, try to do the trek at the same time as Jordan Romero!
    Good fun to be following the same day route.
    And if you really want a good trek and be remote and meet more locals (and less touristic route) and of cours eif time allows : Start from Jiri ! (also more difficult but certainly very interesting)

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