Nepal tourists fogged in

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About 140 travelers were stuck at the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla, Nepal, for more than six days in mid January until the fog cleared. Lukla is the only airport in the Everest region and frequently has weather-related closures. In November 2010, about 1,000 people were stuck for over a week.

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About 140 travelers were stuck at the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla, Nepal, for more than six days in mid January until the fog cleared. Lukla is the only airport in the Everest region and frequently has weather-related closures. In November 2010, about 1,000 people were stuck for over a week.