Take off from Kathmandu airport in the early morning for a spectacular mountain flight to discover the majestic scenery of the Himalayas.
For those who can’t go trekking in the mountains themselves, get a panoramic view of the Himalayas in just an hour-long flight.
As the aircraft takes off and heads towards the east, you won’t have to wait long to find out what’s in store for you.
First, to your far left, you will see Gosainthan, also called Shisha Pangma, standing at the majestic height of 26,290 feet (8,013 meters). Immediately to the right of Gosainthan, you will Dorje Lhakpa appear (22,000 feet or 7,000 meters), a mountain that almost looks like a figure 8 lying in the snow.
To the right of Dorje Lakpa is Phurbi-Chyachu, which looms over the Kathmandu Valley.
As the plane glides along, the mountains come closer and closer. Next on the vision is Buddha Air Mountain Choba-Bhamare, the smallest mountain of the lot, but singularly stubborn as it has never been climbed.
Then appears the mountain that is not only prominent in sight but also in its spirituality, Gauri-Shanker. Lord Shiva and his consort Gauri are said to protect this mountain, which was first successfully climbed only in 1979.
The mountains of Melungtse and Chugimago are next on the tour, the latter of which is still waiting to be climbed.
Numbur and Karyolung, an intensely white mountain, will gleam with the rising sun as we carry on deeper into the mountain range. We will then pass Cho-Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world, reaching a height of 27,000 feet (8,201 meters).
Gyachung Kang, Pumori and Nuptse, each over 22,000 feet (7,000 meters) in height, will mark our path towards the highest mountain of them all: Mount Everest. Known as Sagarmatha by the Nepalese and Chomolungma by the Tibetans, this unbelievable mountain stretches 29,021 feet (8,848 meters) into the sky.
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 a remarkable place, this highest spot on earth.
Everest experience is a close-encounter mountain flightseeing tour with Buddha Air. Indulge in the panorama you will realize what you have been missing, or find what you have been looking for, all this while.
A trip to Nepal would be incomplete without truly understanding the beautiful side of it. The best times to catch a glimpse of the sparkling peaks are the months of winter from September to April. This is the time when the white snow sparkles brightly across the mountains, with lakes and glaciers equally beaming with clear water flowing down from the Himalayas.
Nothing compares to the sheer beauty or awe the Himalayas has to offer. A flyover across the mother of all mountain, the Everest experience where we put you, one on one with Mt. Everest, so close that you can almost touch it.
The flight usually lasts between 50 minutes up to an hour. The planes take off from TIA, Kathmandu. During the flight, you will catch a glimpse of 20 of the highest peaks to the East of Nepal starting from the Langtang Lirung peak which is the closest peak to Kathmandu, then move towards Mt. Everest in the east and finally fly to Chamlang peak. From there, the plane takes a turn and the passengers get a second look at the view while they make their way back to Kathmandu.
The flight not only allows you to enjoy fantastic views but also helps you to understand the geography of Nepal. Although flights do not have a long history, it has gained popularity among tourists for the beauty that it promised. Buddha Air provides mountain flights every day, early in the mornings, when the Himalayas views are the best!
While on board, you will receive a ‘Himalayan Peaks’ map from our flight attendant. This map contains information about the different peaks you will see during the mountain flight. You will also get a briefing from our flight attendant of the visible mountains. You will see stunningly beautiful mountains that are above 8000 meters such as Cho-Oyu, Shisha Pangma, Mt. Everest and Lhotse from a guaranteed window seat on the aircraft.
Your safety is of paramount importance to us at Alpine Club of Himalaya. We have the absolute authority to cancel the trip or change the itinerary, when deemed necessary or when we have reason to believe your safety is at stake. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, natural disasters, and such, can contribute to changes in the itinerary when traveling in remote mountainous regions. In these extreme situations, we kindly request that you offer your full cooperation to the trusted leader of the group appointed by Alpine Club of Himalaya. However, we assure you that we will make every effort to keep to the above itinerary.
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