A Mountain flight gives you the opportunity to experience spectacular views of the Himalayas. It’s a must do for any visitor to Nepal and one of the most popular activities amongst visitors. Wandering in the sky you will observe the natural serenity, beautiful mountain valleys, large open clear sky, lush flora and fauna of the valley and sights of nature and wonder during a mountain flight you will encounter the tallest mountains in the world, giving you spectacular views of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, the Tibetan plateau and many others. It is a popular and enchanting tourist attraction of Nepal.
The planes are small 18 seaters and everyone gets the chance to take a window seat so you want miss any of the views. You should bring your camera along to capture the moment and take pictures of these splendid peaks. You can take a scenic 1 hour mountain flight form the domestic airport in Kathmandu. This flight is ideal for people who are short of time and didn’t go trekking or just for anyone who wants to take in the splendid pleasure of the Everest panorama. A mountain flight is taken early in the morning and can be tailored into any ATC program. Flights depart daily, weather permitting. Should your flight be cancelled you will receive your money back or be able to take the flight on a later date.
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Morning for an hour worth of spectacular mountain scenery. As the aircraft lifts up and heads towards the east, passengers don’t have to wait too long to find out what is in store for them. There they are the mountains, as they always have been.
First to their far left visitors see Gosaithan, also called Shisha Pangma, Standing at the majestic height of 8,013 m. Immediately to the right of Gosaithan, there appears Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m), a mountain that looks like the number 8 lying down and covered with snow. To the right of Dorje Lakpa is Phurbi-Ghyachu, which looms over the Kathmandu Valley.
As the plane moves along, the mountains come closer and closer. Next on the vision is Choba-Bhamare, the smallest one of the lot at 5,933 m but singularly stubborn as it has never been climbed. Then appears the mountain that is not only prominent in sight but also in spiritually Gauri-Shankar. Lord Shiva and his consort Gauri are said to protect this mountain, at the proud height of 7,134 m and the summit had a history of unsuccessful attempts till 1979.Gauri-Shankar is sharp and very conspicuous during the mountain flight.
As the plane moves towards the land of the rising sun, the eastern Himalaya a succession of glorious mountains follow. Melungtse, a Plateau like mountain stretches up to 7,023 m, Chugimago at 6,297 m is still a virgin, waiting to be climbed. At 6,956 m, Numbur mountain resembles a breast, maternal source in the sky providing pure milk to the Shepas of the Solu Khumbu. Next is Karyolung, an intensely white mountain that at 6,511 m gleams with the rising sun. Cho-Oyu is the eighth highest mountain in the world. Reaching a height of 8,201 m, it appears stunningly beautiful from the aircraft.
Next on the menu is Gyanchungkang, at a majestic height of 7,952 m, considered an extremely difficult climb. To the right of Gyanchungkang is Pumori (7,161m). As passengers get closer to Everest. there’s Nuptse (7,855 m), which means West Peak, signifying its direction from Everest. Finally, there are Everest (8,850m) itself, known as Sagarmatha by the Nepalese and Chomolungma by the Tibetans. Much has already been written about Everest, but to actually witness it face to face during a mountain flight is something else. Even while it looms there in front of the eyes, it remains an enigma, this highest spot on earth.