Naw, that’s not a runway. This is a runway ( well, actually the same but before asphalt was put on top of the grass)
I got the seat to right of the pilot in the Pilatus Porter and took some photos during our approach. So here are three more for Steve’s collection. Now I have to get back and try to get a picture like yours with Ama Dablam and Everest in one shot. I remember seeing Everest for the first time on our way up to Thyangboche.