Mountain flights, taking you closer to the mountains
Who would not want to see the magnificent mountains close enough that it feels like they are touching it?
Everyone is enchanted by the mystic beauty of these snowy white mountains. The mountains that look so splendid from distance are even more enticing when you get closer to them. For those who could not trek to these beautiful natural heritages of Nepal, getting on a mountain flight is one of the best ways to view the mountains from the closer range. Especially for those tourists who have short time but great desire to view the mountains of Nepal, mountain flight is a boon.
Mountain flight takes off every morning from the Tribhuwan International Airport carrying the enthusiasts who are willing to catch a glimpse of the mountain from the higher altitude. The one hour flight conducted by almost all the domestic airlines of Nepal lets the passengers have their own window seats so that they could capture the mystifying mountains in their lenses. The peaks that could be viewed during the flight are Goaithan, Lotse, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Phurbi Chyachu, Choba Bhamare, Mt. Gauri Shankar, Melungtse, Chugimago, Mt. Numbur, Karyolung, Cho-Oyu, Gyachungkang, Pumori, Nuptse and last but not the least, the highest peak of the world – Mount Everest.
Description of some of the famous mountains viewed during the mountain flight is given below:
The Langtang Himalaya is the first mountain that comes in view from the mountain flight. The Langtang is also considered as the most beautiful valley in the whole Himalayan region of Nepal.
This mountain on the Nepal-Tibet border is also considered as one of the sacred mountain related to Lord Shiva. It is also called Shisapangma in Tibetan language.
Dorje Lakpa (6975m)
This mountain is considered holy in Buddhist religion and the permission for climbing the mountain was given only in 1964. However, it was not climbed until 1981. The name of the mountain means “the mountains of many sacred thunderbolts”.
Gauri Shankar (7134m)
This mountain got its name from its two peaks that, to the Hindus, looked like the pair of Gods Shiva and Gauri. The climb was restricted here until 1977 and it was only in 1979 that the mountain was scaled by an American-Nepali group.
Next on the list is mount Lotse that lies on the south of Mt. Everest. Its name is in Sherpa language which means “South Peak”. It was first scaled in 1956.
Mount Everest (8848m)
Last but not the least on the list is the highest peak of the world. It is called Sagarmatha in Nepali language. It was first scaled by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953.
The majestic views of some of the best Himalayas of Nepal could be viewed with much less effort and in short time thanks to the mountain flights. The flights could be book through the travel agencies or directly at the office of the domestic airlines offering the service. So, when are you reserving your seat and capturing the pristine mountains in your camera lens?