This unique tours offer Culture & Historical heritage sites includes 5 culture heritage sites in Kathmandu, Many Panoramic views of Himalayas Including Mt. Everest.
The Himalaya is the youngest yet highest mountain range in the world and forms a natural border for Nepal in the northern front. For Nepalese these mountains are the sacred abode of the gods but they also continue to captivate millions around the world due to their sheer majesty and beauty; tempting thousands to attempt at conquering its peaks. Those who actually reach the Himalaya will tell you that the experience can indeed be very humbling.
See the Himalaya from up close : For those who are restricted by time or other considerations from going trekking, there are mountain flights that offer a panoramic encounter with the highest peaks on earth. The plane departs from Kathmandu and flies alongside the Himalaya to give you eye-level views of the snow peaks and then brings you back in one hour. Cruising close to the awesome massifs of rock and ice, the flight presents a mind-boggling sight.
As the aircraft takes off and heads towards the east, you don’t have to wait too long to find out what’s in store for you. First to you’re far left, you see Gosaithan, also called Shisha Pangma, standing at the majestic height of 8,013m. immediately to the right of Gosaithan, there appears Dorje Lhakpa (6,966m), a mountain that looks like the number * lying down and covered with snow. To the right of Dorjee Lakpa is Phurbi-Chyachu, which looms over the Kathmandu Valley.
As the plane glides along, the mountains come closer and closer. Next on the vision is Choba-Bhamare, the smallest one of the lot at 5,933m but singularly stubborn as it has never been climbed. Then appears the mountain that is not only prominent in sight but also in spirituality – Gauri-Shankar. Lord Shiva (Shankar) and his consort Gauri are said to protect this mountain, at the proud height of 7,134m, and the summit had a history of unsuccessful attempts till 1979. Gauri-Shankar is sharp and very conspicuous during the mountain flight. As the plane moves towards the land of the rising sun, the eastern Himalaya, a succession of glorious mountains follow. Melungtse, a plateau-like mountain, stretches up to 7,o23m. Chugimago at 6,297m is still a virgin waiting to be climbed. At 6,956m, Number mountain resembles a breast, the maternal source in the sky providing pure milk to the Sherpas of the Solukhumbu. Next is Karyolung, an intensely white mountain that at 6,511m gleams with the rising sun. Choyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world. Reaching a height of 8,201m, it appears stunningly beautiful the aircraft.
Next on the menu is Gyachungkang, At a majestic height of 7,952m, considered an extremely difficult climb. To the right of Gychungkang is Pumori (7,161m). As you get closer to Everest, ther’s Nupste (7855m), 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, this highest spot on earth.
One of the most distinct features perhaps is the receding snowlines and the glaciers, proof of climate change and global warming. As the flight begins to head back to Kathmandu one cannot but help consider that we have but one earth and we must all work towards preserving its natural beauty for our .
For your trip we suggest you following package programme.
Trip Duration: 4 nights 5 days
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu Pickup from Airport, transfers to Hotel, Briefing about program , Evening leisure, overnight.
Day 02: Kathmandu
Early in the morning to watch the sunrise over the Himalaya by flight. Hovering over the highest peak of the world (weather permitting) in the comfort aircraft will be a great moment on your travelling life. During the one hour flight time you can see all the spectacular glaciers, snow-capped peaks and gorges glide below as you fly towards your destination to circle around Ammadablam bringing you eye to eye with the highest point of the world-Mount Everest. The Kathmandu Valley is historical center of Nepal. Drive back to Hotel, Breakfast, After short prepation proceed to Kathmandu city sightseeing. On this day you will be guided through Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, and Budanilkantha (sleeping Vishnu) back to Hotel, Overnight.
Day 03: AM breakfast, afternoon half day sightseeing places to visit Swayambhu Nath stupa (Monkey’s temple) Kathmandu Durbar Square and then through two other nearby ancient cities Patan and Bhaktapur. These three major cities of the valley have strong artistic and architectural heritage .Evening shopping, or Leisure, overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Transfer to Airport for final departure to onward Destination
Description Of Few Mountains That Can Be Seen From The Mt. Flight: –
1. Langtang (7234m):
The first mountain, which can be seen, is Langtang. The valley of Langtang, which is not visible from the mountain flight, is considered to be the most beautiful in the whole Himalayan region.
2. Gosainthan (8013m):
The mountain lies on the Nepal – Tibetan border. Tibetan name for this mountain is Shisapangma. She is related with many Hindu Mythologies especially of Shiva.
3. DorjeLakpa (6975m):
This mountain has a Tibetan name, which means “the mountains of many sacred Thunderbolts”. This mountain is considered to be holy mountain for Buddhists and climbing permission was given only in 1964, and it was not climbed until 1981.
4. Gauri-Sanker (7134m):
This single mountain has two peaks and also has two names together because the Hindus believe that the mountain looks like the pair of Gods Shiva and Gouri. This holy mountain was restricted till 1977 for the climbers. It was only in 1979 that an American – Nepal group reached the summit.
5. Lhotse (8516m):
As this mountain lies to the south of Everest, name given by the Sherpas is Lhotse, which means” South Peak”. The first ascent of this mountain took place in 1956 by the Swiss.
6. Mount Everest (8848m):
This Mountain was discovered in 1852 and is the highest mountain of the world, is named after Sir George Everest, and English surveyor. Sagarmatha, top of the universe, is the name giver by Nepal which means, “mother of the world” and Qomolongma in Tibetan. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgey Sherpa were first to climb Everest on May 25, 1953. As a coronation gift to Queen Elizabeth.
The program starts right from the TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport, capital Airport) and the flight will last for 1 hour but each and every moments after you leave the ground will be unforgettable because you’ll fly across the Himalayan range and no wonder the “Top Of The World”, The Everest-8848 M.
List Of The Domestic Airlines Operating Mountain Flights:
(1.) Buddha Air (2.) Yeti Airlines (3.) Simrik Airlines (4.) Sauray Airlines
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