Mountain Flight


    Everest region (Kathmandu - Kathmandu):

    Only an awe-stricken silence can come close to match the experience of going on a mountain flight to encounter the tallest mountains of this earth. No wonder mountain fly-bys have become a popular tourist attraction in Nepal. Four airlines offer regular flights taking you over the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. And offer a panoramic view of the Himalayas in just one hour. As the aircraft lift up and heads toward to 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 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-Bharnare, 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 spiritual (Gauri Shanker). 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-Shanker 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 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. 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 Gyachungkang, at a majestic height of 7,952 m, considered an extremely difficult to climb. To the right of Gyachungkang is Pumori (7,161 m).

     

    As passengers get closer to Everest, 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 actually witness it to 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.

     

    Annapurna region (Pokhara - Pokhara):

    Mountain flight is a much easier way to see the Nepali Himalayan peaks. Most flights are in mornings and operate at all times except in the monsoon seasons of June and July. Airplanes fly along the Himalayan range and also beyond for passengers to get a good view of the Himalayan range.

     

    All the domestic airlines of Nepal offer various forms of mountain flights. The flight takes you within camera range of some of the highest peaks in the world, and cruising this close to the awe-inspiring massifs of rock and ice is an out-of-this world experience. A few domestic airlines offer mountain flight from Pokhara to see Mt. Annapurna ranges.

     

    This unique experience gives visitors a quick glance at Nepal's untamed landscapes and a fly-past through the world's tallest peak. The aircraft takes off and heads eastward and almost immediately the peaks come into view. The first peak that appears on your horizon is the majestic fishtail (6993m) standing just in front of you. To its right appears Annapurna [iii (7555m), iv (7525m)and ii (7039m)] and its left are Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna I (8091m) and Annapurna south (7219m) respectively.


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    Mountain Flight


    Everest region (Kathmandu - Kathmandu):

    Only an awe-stricken silence can come close to match the experience of going on a mountain flight to encounter the tallest mountains of this earth. No wonder mountain fly-bys have become a popular tourist attraction in Nepal. Four airlines offer regular flights taking you over the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. And offer a panoramic view of the Himalayas in just one hour. As the aircraft lift up and heads toward to 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 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-Bharnare, 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 spiritual (Gauri Shanker). 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-Shanker 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 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. 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 Gyachungkang, at a majestic height of 7,952 m, considered an extremely difficult to climb. To the right of Gyachungkang is Pumori (7,161 m).

     

    As passengers get closer to Everest, 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 actually witness it to 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.

     

    Annapurna region (Pokhara - Pokhara):

    Mountain flight is a much easier way to see the Nepali Himalayan peaks. Most flights are in mornings and operate at all times except in the monsoon seasons of June and July. Airplanes fly along the Himalayan range and also beyond for passengers to get a good view of the Himalayan range.

     

    All the domestic airlines of Nepal offer various forms of mountain flights. The flight takes you within camera range of some of the highest peaks in the world, and cruising this close to the awe-inspiring massifs of rock and ice is an out-of-this world experience. A few domestic airlines offer mountain flight from Pokhara to see Mt. Annapurna ranges.

     

    This unique experience gives visitors a quick glance at Nepal's untamed landscapes and a fly-past through the world's tallest peak. The aircraft takes off and heads eastward and almost immediately the peaks come into view. The first peak that appears on your horizon is the majestic fishtail (6993m) standing just in front of you. To its right appears Annapurna [iii (7555m), iv (7525m)and ii (7039m)] and its left are Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna I (8091m) and Annapurna south (7219m) respectively.


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    Season
    September to may




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Mountain Flight

Trip Facts

Group size
None
Grade
Easy
Possibility
None
Transportation
None
Season
September to may