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Mountain Flight - Get Close to the Himalaya

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The Himalayas, known as the abode of snow, is the pride Nepal beholds in abundant amount. Running along the entire northern edge of the country, the Himalayas form a natural boundary between the two countries: Nepal and China. Nepal is gifted (by nature) with eight of the fourteen mountains above 8,000 meters and the only way to see few among those celebrity mountains is by flying past them.

Most of the mountains in the Himalayas were formed from Earth's tectonic plates smashing together. The Himalayas are a range of mountains in Asia. The Himalayas proper stretches from the Indus river in Pakistan, through IndiaNepal, Bhutan, and ends at the Bramhaputra river in eastern India.

Mount Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Cho Oyu are shared with Tibet and lie directly on the China-Nepal border, while Kangchenjunga is shared with India and lies on the border with Sikkim in the east of Nepal. The base of these mountains are popular trekking areas in Nepal. Thus, we can find thousands of tourists trekking around them every year.

Travelers may not always have time in their favor; they may have time constraints that do not allow them to go on trekking in the Himalayas. For such travelers, mountain flights come to the rescue that offers the same delight with comfort, that too in a fraction of time. We can see the Himalayas from the Kathmandu valley on a clear day, but nothing compares to the sheer beauty the Himalayas has to offer and the breathtaking close-up view as seen from the windows of the aircraft. Also, one can have the privilege to go home with incredible pictures because everyone gets a window seat! 

The Mountains are calling and I must go”- John Muir 

Either pack your bags and leave behind the city life for some time or just take an early morning flight to view beautiful mountain range in a short duration without trekking, it’s your choice! Mountain flight is one of the most preferred flight tour packages in Nepal by all categorized travelers. You can see the stunning beauty of nature; raw, undiluted and truly majestic. After all, a trip to Nepal would be incomplete without truly understanding what makes it naturally beautiful. 

Mountain flight has gained popularity among tourists for the beauty that it promises. Most of the domestic airlines in Nepal provide mountain flights every day, early in the morning. Mountain flight usually lasts between 50 minutes to an hour. 

Mountain flights, in particular, are prone to the whims of the weather and even a slight fluctuation in the clouds and the wind decides how much of the Himalayan range you can see. On the mornings when the sky is clear and the excitement is overwhelming, the aircraft takes you off from Kathmandu to the east above the altitude of 25,000 ft. where you can see about 20 of the high Himalayan peaks during the flight. From above, you may see thin mist moving gently across the valley and covering the hills. 

Once the airplane comes out of its turn and streaks towards the east, the passengers on the left side of the aisle will be suddenly transfixed against the windows. Only half of the seating capacity of the aircraft will be occupied so that everyone can have a window seat. From the windows, will appear on the horizon a complete procession of the Himalayan glacier hung peaks in all their pristine beauty.

During the flight, you will catch a glimpse of the peaks to the east of Nepal starting from the Langtang Lirung peak, which is the closest peak to Kathmandu, followed by Dorje Lhakpa, Phurbu Ghyachu, Gaurishankar. Cho Oyu and Pumori are soon visible with towering Mt. Everest, standing tall at 8848 meters, along with the spectacular view of Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse and Ama Dablam, Chamlang peak and Mt. Kanchenjunga at a distance.

Do not worry if you cannot recognize the mountains, the air hostess will assist passengers to recognize some of the prominent mountains, miles away from the plane. In a clear weather day, you will feel that you could reach out and touch the sharp ridges of the mountains. 

As the aircraft approaches near Everest, the pilot will stir the plane into the Khumbu Valley where looms Everest, the world's tallest mountain peak. No matter how many times it has been climbed, and the countless pictures that you may have seen, the summit never fails to inspire awe and reverence. Known to the Nepalese as Sagarmatha, or Sky head, and Qomolangma in Tibet, the massive dark mountain together with Lhotse, the world's fourth-tallest peak, and Nuptse form a cradle around the Khumbu Glacier, which is the traditional expedition route to the top. 

The plane takes a turn over Khumbu region, and the passengers get a second chance to witness the view while they make their way back to Kathmandu. 

The passengers on the right side of the aisle will now see the Himalayas from their windows, while the passengers on the left get a second look at the majestic view, as the airplane flies back to Kathmandu. Passengers can snug and sit comfortably inside the plane wondering about the mountaineers who go out there on the slopes, battling the freezing temperature and other hazards to scale the mountains, that for many is their long-awaited dream come true.

The mountain flight not only allows one to enjoy fantastic view but also helps you to understand the geography of Nepal. Mountain flight in Nepal makes your visit to Nepal a memorable one with a superb chance to experience the splendid view of the glorious mountain range. Flying past few of the mountains above 8000 meters is the best thing, that even mountaineers don't get to see them up close all in a day. So, you get a bonus, Indulgence in the panoramic view! Maybe, you might realize what you have been missing, or find what you have been looking for all this while.

Magnificent Mountains are like magnet and always is appealing to human attention. Be it in the form of trekking or climbing or just observing it, The Himalayas have become the symbol of human endurance as well, people wonder why it is climbed and answer is because, “It Is There”.

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Day 1 Mountain Flight - Get Close to the Himalaya

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What's Included?
  • Hotel transfers inside the Kathmandu Valley
  • Mountain flight ticket
What's Excluded?
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals / Drinks

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Mountain Flight - Get Close to the Himalaya

The Himalayas, known as the abode of snow, is the pride Nepal beholds in abundant amount. Running along the entire northern edge of the country, the Himalayas form a natural boundary between the two countries: Nepal and China. Nepal is gifted (by nature) with eight of the fourteen mountains above 8,000 meters and the only way to see few among those celebrity mountains is by flying past them.

Most of the mountains in the Himalayas were formed from Earth’s tectonic plates smashing together. The Himalayas are a range of mountains in Asia. The Himalayas proper stretches from the Indus river in Pakistan, through IndiaNepal, Bhutan, and ends at the Bramhaputra river in eastern India.

Mount Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Cho Oyu are shared with Tibet and lie directly on the China-Nepal border, while Kangchenjunga is shared with India and lies on the border with Sikkim in the east of Nepal. The base of these mountains are popular trekking areas in Nepal. Thus, we can find thousands of tourists trekking around them every year.

Travelers may not always have time in their favor; they may have time constraints that do not allow them to go on trekking in the Himalayas. For such travelers, mountain flights come to the rescue that offers the same delight with comfort, that too in a fraction of time. We can see the Himalayas from the Kathmandu valley on a clear day, but nothing compares to the sheer beauty the Himalayas has to offer and the breathtaking close-up view as seen from the windows of the aircraft. Also, one can have the privilege to go home with incredible pictures because everyone gets a window seat! 

The Mountains are calling and I must go”- John Muir 

Either pack your bags and leave behind the city life for some time or just take an early morning flight to view beautiful mountain range in a short duration without trekking, it’s your choice! Mountain flight is one of the most preferred flight tour packages in Nepal by all categorized travelers. You can see the stunning beauty of nature; raw, undiluted and truly majestic. After all, a trip to Nepal would be incomplete without truly understanding what makes it naturally beautiful. 

Mountain flight has gained popularity among tourists for the beauty that it promises. Most of the domestic airlines in Nepal provide mountain flights every day, early in the morning. Mountain flight usually lasts between 50 minutes to an hour. 

Mountain flights, in particular, are prone to the whims of the weather and even a slight fluctuation in the clouds and the wind decides how much of the Himalayan range you can see. On the mornings when the sky is clear and the excitement is overwhelming, the aircraft takes you off from Kathmandu to the east above the altitude of 25,000 ft. where you can see about 20 of the high Himalayan peaks during the flight. From above, you may see thin mist moving gently across the valley and covering the hills. 

Once the airplane comes out of its turn and streaks towards the east, the passengers on the left side of the aisle will be suddenly transfixed against the windows. Only half of the seating capacity of the aircraft will be occupied so that everyone can have a window seat. From the windows, will appear on the horizon a complete procession of the Himalayan glacier hung peaks in all their pristine beauty.

During the flight, you will catch a glimpse of the peaks to the east of Nepal starting from the Langtang Lirung peak, which is the closest peak to Kathmandu, followed by Dorje Lhakpa, Phurbu Ghyachu, Gaurishankar. Cho Oyu and Pumori are soon visible with towering Mt. Everest, standing tall at 8848 meters, along with the spectacular view of Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse and Ama Dablam, Chamlang peak and Mt. Kanchenjunga at a distance.

Do not worry if you cannot recognize the mountains, the air hostess will assist passengers to recognize some of the prominent mountains, miles away from the plane. In a clear weather day, you will feel that you could reach out and touch the sharp ridges of the mountains. 

As the aircraft approaches near Everest, the pilot will stir the plane into the Khumbu Valley where looms Everest, the world’s tallest mountain peak. No matter how many times it has been climbed, and the countless pictures that you may have seen, the summit never fails to inspire awe and reverence. Known to the Nepalese as Sagarmatha, or Sky head, and Qomolangma in Tibet, the massive dark mountain together with Lhotse, the world’s fourth-tallest peak, and Nuptse form a cradle around the Khumbu Glacier, which is the traditional expedition route to the top. 

The plane takes a turn over Khumbu region, and the passengers get a second chance to witness the view while they make their way back to Kathmandu. 

The passengers on the right side of the aisle will now see the Himalayas from their windows, while the passengers on the left get a second look at the majestic view, as the airplane flies back to Kathmandu. Passengers can snug and sit comfortably inside the plane wondering about the mountaineers who go out there on the slopes, battling the freezing temperature and other hazards to scale the mountains, that for many is their long-awaited dream come true.

The mountain flight not only allows one to enjoy fantastic view but also helps you to understand the geography of Nepal. Mountain flight in Nepal makes your visit to Nepal a memorable one with a superb chance to experience the splendid view of the glorious mountain range. Flying past few of the mountains above 8000 meters is the best thing, that even mountaineers don’t get to see them up close all in a day. So, you get a bonus, Indulgence in the panoramic view! Maybe, you might realize what you have been missing, or find what you have been looking for all this while.

Magnificent Mountains are like magnet and always is appealing to human attention. Be it in the form of trekking or climbing or just observing it, The Himalayas have become the symbol of human endurance as well, people wonder why it is climbed and answer is because, “It Is There”.

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