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.
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