Himalaya Mountain Flight

Microlight Flights in Kathmandu Nepal, Bagmati, Nepal

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See the Himalaya from up close – For those who are restricted by time or other considerations from going trekking, there are mountain flights that offer a panoramic encounter with the highest peaks on earth. The plane departs from Kathmandu and flies alongside the Himalaya to give you... Show more
See the Himalaya from up close – For those who are restricted by time or other considerations from going trekking, there are mountain flights that offer a panoramic encounter with the highest peaks on earth. The plane departs from Kathmandu and flies alongside the Himalaya to give you eye-level views of the snow peaks and then brings you back in one hour. Cruising close to the awesome massifs of rock and ice, the flight presents a mind-boggling sight.

As the aircraft takes off and heads towards the east, you don’t have to wait too long to find out what’s in store for you. First to you’re far left, you see Gosaithan, also called Shisha Pangma, standing at the majestic height of 8,013m. immediately to the right of Gosaithan, there appears Dorje Lhakpa (6,966m), a mountain that looks like the number * lying down and covered with snow. To the right of Dorjee 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 Choba-Bhamare, the smallest one of the lot at 5,933m but singularly stubborn as it has never been climbed. Then appears the mountain that is not only prominent in sight but also in spirituality – Gauri-Shankar. Lord Shiva (Shankar) and his consort Gauri are said to protect this mountain, at the proud height of 7,134m, 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,o23m. Chugimago at 6,297m is still a virgin waiting to be climbed. At 6,956m, Number mountain resembles a breast, the maternal source in the sky providing pure milk to the Sherpas of the Solukhumbu. Next is Karyolung, an intensely white mountain that at 6,511m gleams with the rising sun. Choyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world. Reaching a height of 8,201m, it appears stunningly beautiful the aircraft.

Next on the menu is Gyachungkang, At a majestic height of 7,952m, considered an extremely difficult climb. To the right of Gychungkang is Pumori (7,161m). As you get closer to Everest, ther’s Nupste (7855m), which means West peak, signifying its direction from Everest. Finally there’s Everest (8,848m) 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.

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From
$160.00
Duration
1 hours

Location

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City
Kathmandu Nepal
State / Region
Bagmati
Zip / Postcode
Country
Nepal
27.7151895 85.3100344

Cancellation policy

If cancelled up to 6 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the entire activity price may be charged.

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