For most extreme landings there is Lukla Airport, formerly known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport, built-in 1964 and located in the mountains near Mount Everest, Nepal. The official airport name comes from the surnames of the first two people confirmed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. Lukla got its paved asphalt in 2001 and it is accessible to helicopters and runway being only of 527 meters (1,729 feet) long for short-takeoff-and-landing, STOL aircraft. Daily flights from Kathmandu brings people to start climbing up to the world’s highest peak and cargo supplies for near villages because there is no road. Occasional heavy rain, strong winds, and low visibility close the airport.
Flights are allowed only during good flying weather conditions. Runway 06 is used only for landing and runway 24 only for take-offs. Due to the high terrain immediately beyond the northern end of the runway, there is no go-around procedure. Lukla is being one of the most dangerous airports in the world. Only pilots who meet the standards set by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal can fly to Lukla. Sets include at least 100 STOL missions, over 1 year STOL experience in Nepal, and a minimum of 10 flights flown into Lukla with flight instructor onboard.
Tenzing-Hillary Airport, ICAO: VNLK, commonly known as Lukla Airport is available highly-detailed in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard, Deluxe, and Premium Deluxe Editions.