(Glaciers, massif of rocks and ice from the airplane window)
It is said that if you are in Egypt and don’t see the Pyramids – your visit to Egypt is incomplete; If you don’t see the Taj Mahal while you are in India – again your visit to India is incomplete. Likewise, if you don’t see Everest while you are in Nepal – then your trip to Nepal has missed something.
For the traveler who is unable to make a trekking trip to the mountains, either because of lack of time or physical fitness, there are mountain flights to stimulate the experience. The one hour flight takes you within camera range of some of the highest peaks in the world, cruising this close to the awe-inspiring massifs of rock and ice, is an out-of-this world experience. The aircraft takes off and heads eastward and almost immediately, the peaks come into view. You can see uncountable mountain peaks that are above 6000 meter. Finally, there is Mount Everest (8,848m), called ‘Sagarmatha’ by the Nepalese and ‘Chomolungma’ by the Tibetans. Above all, it gives a different feeling – a thrilling excitement as one comes face to face with the world’s tallest and most enigmatic of mountains “Everest”.