Mountain flight is suitable for all categories of travelers. Mountain flights are also called Everest flight. The major goal for mountain flight is to see Everest nearby. For those who are restricted by time from going trekking, can get a panoramic view of the Himalayas in just an hour's flight. As the aircraft lifts and heads towards the east, passengers don’t have to wait too long to find out what is in store for them.
First to their far left visitors see Gosainthan, 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 Himalayas, a succession of glorious mountains follows. 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, the maternal source in the sky providing pure milk to the Sherpa s 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 to climb. To the right of Gyanchungkang is Pumori (7,161 m). As passengers get closer to Everest 8848 m, there's Nuptse (7,855 m), which means West Peak, signifying its direction from Everest. Finally, there’s Everest (8,848 m) 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.
Everest's flight starts everyday early morning from Domestic airport from Kathmandu, one hour flight over the mountain, landing in domestic airport. After mountain flight, either direct drive to your hotel or sightseeing in Kathmandu. Asian Hiking Team itinerary mention you flight and sightseeing, but you can do only mountain flight as well.
The mountain flight not only allows you to enjoy fantastic views, but also helps you to understand the geography of Nepal. Although mountain flights do not have a long history, it has gained popularity among tourists for the beauty that it promises. Buddha Air provides mountain flights every day, early in the mornings, when the Himalayas views are the best!
Highlight of Everest Flight:
- Mt. Everest, 20 miles from your window
- Witness fantastic Himalayan peaks, lakes and glaciers
- Around an hour flight with guaranteed window seat