We decided to organise a 2 week trek into the Himalayas without a guide or porter, for better or worse (I should clarify that while this may seem rash there are literally thousands of people that attempt this same trek to Everest Base Camp every year - the path is well trodden and there are many guesthouses along the route).
Our quest began with a flight into one of the world's most dangerous airports (the most dangerous according to locals - always said while laughing). The runway at Lukla airport is very short, perched on the side of a cliff and ascends at 12 degrees to help the planes slow down in time before hitting a strategically placed brick wall. Hopefully the photos do it justice. Needless to say Meg was shitting herself. Lukla is just over 2800m above sea level.