About Mountain Flight
For the traveler 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
flights 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 this mountain.
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.
Can we charter?
Helicopters and Aircraft are also
available for charter use, especially for group
treks and expeditions. STOL (Short Take Off and
Landing) airstrips are located throughout the