Tenzing–Hillary Airport (IATA: LUA, ICAO: VNLK), also known as Lukla Airport, is a small airport in the town of Lukla, in Khumbu, Solukhumbu District, Province No. 1, eastern Nepal. A program titled Most Extreme Airports, broadcast on The History Channel in 2010, rated the airport as the most dangerous airport in the world for over 20 years.
Paro Airport, Bhutan There are only 25 pilots qualified to land at Paro Airport in Bhutan. Nestled in the Himalayan Mountains, Paro sits 7,300 feet above sea level, surrounded by peaks as high as 18,000 feet, right on the banks of the river Paro Chu.
Here are 10 of the most dangerous airports in the world to land at. 10. Lukla Airport in Nepal [Image Source: Wikimedia] The Lukla Airport in Nepal serves as the main airport for those visiting Mt. Everest. Part of what makes this airport so difficult to land in is how it is nestled in between mountains and the incredibly short length of the runway.
The weather at Narsarsuaq Airport in southern Greenland isn't much warmer than Antarctica, and the approach to the airport's 6,000-foot runway is one of the most difficult in the world. It requires flying up Tunulliarfik Fjord with severe turbulence and wind shear even on the calmest days of the year.