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Jumla Airport is a high mountain airport at an elevation of 7,700 feet (2,347 m) above the sea level, located in the Jumla District in Province No. 6 in Nepal.

The road to the airport is the infamous Karnali Higway. It’s a gravel track running along the Karnali river. This track can get very muddy and slippery after rain making it challenging to get through. During and after a storm the road may be impassable, even with a four-wheel-drive vehicle. The road includes hundreds of turns bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters (many hundreds of feet) unprotected by guardrails.
Pic: Youb Raj Basnet

 




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>Highest tunnels in the world. After years of work in rarefied air and frigid temperatures at more than 4,000m, these tunnels are engineering marvels sure to impress anyone.
>The world's northernmost road ends. Get a reliable car, lots of food, water, matches, warm clothing, and gas.

 

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