This is page 2 of my EBC trek report. Navigate through overview page.
A glass chess board in the Pilgrims book shop & restaurant. Was experimenting with photos while having Momos.
Lots of clubs in Kathmandu have bands playing live music - Jazz, Rock, Blues etc. The music was amazing.
The flight to Luka is a tiny 14 seater one and takes around 30 minutes to reach it destination. The landing strip in Luka is even smaller - it was made in 1960s under supervision of Sir Edmund Hillary and is 351 meters long.
The runway is on a slope and the flights use the slope to decelerate during landing and accelerate during takeoff. On one end is a sheer drop to the river below and the other end has the imposing face of the mountain, so the flights/pilots have very little leeway.
The security in Kathmandu & Lukla airport is almost non-existent, we had to wait for officials to arrive - there was no one to prevent us from walking through in the meantime.
There is only a small widow of around 3 hours (7 AM to 10 AM) when the flights can take off and land in Lukla, so all airlines (lots of them - Agni, Yeti, Sita etc) operate multiple flights during this period.
A very open flying policy ... during flight we say the pilot take a piece of cloth and wipe the windscreen, can you believe that!