Mountain Flight in Nepal

Mountain flight is very popular and common tours among tourists who have less time but want to explore the mountains of Nepal. The mountain flight is obviously offers panoramic views and exciting experience as if you encountered with breathtaking massifs of rock and ice. The flight departs from Kathmandu and alongside the Himalayas to give you eye-level views of the snow peaks and then brings you back to Kathmadu within one hour.

Shin Haru Treks & Expedition treks has long been offering the daily mountain flights through various domestic airlines which take-off from Kathmandu airport in the early morning for an hour’s worth of spectacular mountains scenery. Mountain flight is suitable for all categories of traveler, but it is designed mainly for those who are restricted by time from going trekking can get panoramic view of the Himalayas in just an hour.

Ever since the aircraft lifts up and heads towards the east, passengers can spot the white Mountains lying from North to South. First to their far left visitors can see Gosaithan, also called Shisha Pangma, Standing at the majestic height of (8,013 m) Immediately to the right of 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 Phurbi-Ghyachu, which looms over the Kathmandu Valley. As the plane moves along, the mountains come closer and closer. Next on the vision is Choba-Bhamare, the smallest one of the lot at 5,933 m but singularly stubborn as it has never been climbed. Then, you can see the mountain that is not only prominent in sight but also in spiritually – Gauri-Shankar. Lord Shiva and his consort Gauri are said to protect this mountain, at the proud height of 7,134 m and the summit had a history of unsuccessful attempts till 1979. Gauri-Shankar is sharp and very conspicuous during the mountain flight.

Similarly, as you move towards the land of the rising sun, the eastern Himalaya a succession of glorious mountains follow you, Melungtse, a Plateau – like mountain stretches up to 7,023 m, Chugimago at 6,297 m is still a virgin, waiting to be climbed. At 6,956 m, Numbur mountains resembles a breast, maternal source in the sky providing pure milk to the Shepas of the Solu Khumbu. Next is Karyolung, an intensely white mountain that at 6,511 m gleams with the rising sun. Cho-Oyu is the eighth highest mountain in the world. Reaching a height of 8,201 m, it appears stunningly beautiful from the aircraft.

Next Himalaya is Gyanchungkang, at a majestic height of 7,952 m, considered an extremely difficult to climb. To the right of Gyanchungkang is Pumori (7,161m). As you get closer to Everest, you can also spot other mountains such as Nuptse (7,855 m), 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 enigma, this highest spot on earth, after all, the flight returns to Kathmandu airport.