A photo of us and the plane we took from Lukla to Phaplu. The runway is just behind the plane – yup gravel strip at 7800 feet. Pilots are in the photo and the only other thing missing is Numbur Himal. No, wait – half of the entire tour group is missing! But Numbur Himal was right behind the plane wing (looking back at the Himalaya here, to the North). The rest of the group was (seemingly) farther than that. It was a 7 minute flight that took hours to arrange and board. The story is, of course, in the book.