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Tribhuvan International Airport

Syed Munazzir Ahmed
Oct 02 - Oct 03 ; Day 2 and Day 3 : Stranded in Kathmandu domestic airport due to bad weather in Lukla.Can you imagine the feeling of going to the airport for two straight days with an expectation of flying to Lukla and all that you get in return is the board in the below image. Frustration and absolute chaos. It had become a routine, wake up early in the morning, reach the airport by 7 am, wait till 4 pm and return back dejected to the hotel with fresh hopes for the next day.Recalling the excerpts from my diary:"Very bad and another frustrating day at the airport. All flights to Lukla were cancelled due to bad weather. Multiple options for tomorrow:1. Take a chopper to Lukla - Ruled-out as it was just too expensive. 450-500 USD.2. Continue waiting for the flight with a hope of weather clearing in Lukla.3. Take a 12 hour off road jeep ride to a place called Phaphlu and then trek for 3 days to reach Lukla.4. Cancel the trip and return back to India.Money and time are two big concerns. Lots of things going on in my mind. Should I return back home leaving behind this dream or just stick around and keep trying? But for how many days ?? Will I be able to take a 12 hour off-road jeep ride to Phaphlu, trek for 3 days to Lukla and then trek to EBC ? I don't know. Hope something good is in store for tomorrow. All fingers crossed."
Abhinav Singh
By air: The nearest airport from Bandipur is the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.By train: There is no railway network in Nepal.