One Hour Mountain Flight from Buddha Air

Trip Overview

Mountain flight is for those who are restricted by time or other considerations from going trekking or other activities go to Mt.Everest region. These flights offer a panoramic view of the panoramic view of he Himalayas in just one hour. Even those visitors who like the rigors of a trek still don't miss the opportunity to "conquer" the mountains in one swoop.

Travelers take off from Kathmandu in the early morning for an hour's spectacular mountain scenery. As the aircraft lifts up and heads towards the east, passengers don't have to wait long to find out what's in show for them.

First to their left visitors see Gosaithan, also called Shisha Pangma, standing at the majestic height of 8.013 m. To the right of the 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 Phurbu-Ghyachu which looms over the Kathmandu Valley.

As the plane moves along the mountains come closer. Next to the vision is Choba Bhamare, the smallest of the lot at 5,933 m but slightly stubborn as it has never been climbed. Then appears the mountain that is not only prominent in sight but also spirituality-Gauri Shankar, lord Shiva(Shankar) and his consort Gauri are said to protect this mountain, at the proud height of 7,134 m. Gauri Shankar is sharp and very conspicuous during the mountain flight . Melungtse, a plateau like mountain, stretches up to 7,023 m; Chugimago at 6,927 m is till a virgin, waiting to be climbed. At 6,956m Numbur Mountain resembles a breast, the maternal source in the sky providing pure milk to the Sherpas of Solukhumbu. Next is Karyolung an intensely white mountain at 6511m gleams with the rising sun. Cho-Oyu is the eighth highest mountain in the world, reaching a height of 8201 m, it appears stunningly beautiful from the aircraft.

Gyachungkhan at a majstic height of 7952m, considered an extremely difficult climb. To the right of Gyachungkhan is Pumori(7,161m) passengers get closer to Everest there's Nuplse(7,855m) 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, the highest spot on earth.


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