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Mountain flights have become a popular tourist attraction in Nepal. Four airlines offer regular flights into the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. Mountain flights appeal to all categories of travelers. For those who are restricted by time or other considerations from going trekking, these flights offer a panoramic view of the Himalaya in just one hour. Travelers take off from Kathmandu in the early morning for an hour of spectacular mountain scenery.
We offer you a panoramic encounter with the highest majestic Mountains on earth. The 14 setter comfortable plane departs from Kathmandu and flies along side the Himalaya to give you eye level views of the snow peaks and then brings you in one hour. Cruising close to the awesome massifs of rock and ice, the flight presents a mind -boggling sight.
When the plane takes off and heads towards the east you will see gosiankund also called Shisha Pangma, standing at the majestic height of 8013m. With in a minute to the right of Gosiankund, there appears Dorge Lakpa 6966m.To the right of Dorge Lakpa is Phurbi Chyachu, which looms over the Kathmandu Valley.
As the plane glides along, the mountains come closer and closer. Next the vision Is Choba Bhamare, the smallest on of the lot at 5933m. Then appears the mountain that is not only prominent in sight but also in spirituality Gauri Shankar. Lord Shankar [Shiva] and his consort Gauri are said to protect this mountain, at the proud height of 7134m.and summit had a history of unsuccessful attempts till 1979. Gauri -Shankar is sharp and very conspicuous during the mountain flight. As the plane moves toward the land of the rising sun, the eastern Himalaya, a succession of glorious mountains follow Melungtse, a plateau like mountain, stretches up to 7023m.Chugimago at 6297mis still virgin, waiting to be climbed. At 6956m. Numbur Mountain resembles a breast, the maternal source in the sky providing pure milk to the Sherpas of the Solukhumbu.
Next is Kayrolung, an intensely white mountain that at 6511m. gleams with the rising sun. Cho-Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world. Reaching a height of 8201m. It appears stunningly beautiful from the Aircraft. Next in the menu is Gyachungkang, at the majestic height of 7952m. Considered an extremely difficult climb. To the Right of Gyachungkang is Pomori 7161m. As you get closer to Everest there is Nuptse 7855m. Which means west peak, signifying its direction From Everest. Finally there is Mt.EVEREST 8848mitself, known as Sagarmatha by the Nepalese and Chomolungma by the Tibetans. Wetness it face to face during the Mountain flight is something else. Even while in looms there in front of the eyes, it remains an enigma, this majestic spot on Earth.