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About Mountain Flight
For the traveller who is unable to make a trekking
trip to the mountains either because of lack
time or physical fitness, or due to sheer want
of the adventure streak, there are Mountain
Flight to simulate the experience.
For millennia, the Himalayas have
had a grip on the world's imagination. The sheer
majesty and grandeur of the lofty, snow-capped
mountains have inspired awe, curiosity and reverence.
Tens of thousands of visitors
from the world over come to Nepal annually,
as English climber George Leigh Mallory would
say, because they are there. But not all who
visit the Himalayan kingdom can afford the time
and the stamina to be on the mountains. You
can, however, afford to be with us on our exhilarating
Himalayan Spectacular that shows you the mountains
from the closest range possible.
What to expect during
the flight ? The
one hour 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 earth experience.
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 Gosaithan, standing 8,013m tall.
To its right, appears Dorje Lhakpa (6,966m),
looking like a massive figure of 8, lying prone
and covered in snow. To its right is Phurbi
Chyachu, which looms over the Kathmandu Valley.
Next on your vision is Choba Bhamare,
rather small in this company at 5,933m, but
singularly stubborn as it remains unconquered
to this day. Then comes Mt. Gaurishanker (7,134m),
standing out sharp and conspicuous-Hindus believe
that Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati protect
As the flight move toward the
eastern Himalaya, a succession of majestic mountains
follows. Melungtse, with a plateau-like top
stand at 7,023m; Chugimago is at 6,297m, and
still remains to be scaled. Mt. Numbur stands
at 6,956m. Then, Karyolung, a gleaming-white
mountain at 6,511m, and cho-Oyu, the sixth highest
in the world at 8,021 m.
The last and most exciting stretch
of the journey takes you close to the 7,952m
tall Gyanchungkang, which is considered an extremely
tough climb. To its right is Pumori at 7,161m
and Nuptse at 7,855m. Finally, there is
Mt. Everest itself (8,848m), called Sagarmatha
by the Nepalese and Chomolungma by the Tibetans.
It is an altogether different feeling as one
comes face to face with the world's tallest
and most enigmatic of mountains. Mountain Flights
are also conducted from Pokhara.