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Category Travel Facts and Nepal

Posted by: 2013-09-21

For those who go by time or other considerations from trekking are limited, there are mountain flights that offer a panoramic encounter with the highest peaks of the earth. The plane departs from Kathmandu and flies alongside the Himalaya, it gives you eye-level views of the snow and then brings you back in an hour. Cursing near the awesome massifs of rock and ice, the flight presents a mind-boggling sight.
Since the air craft pulls and heads towards the east, you do not have to wait long to find out what is in store for you. First, to your left, you will see Gosaithan, also called Shishapangma, standing at the majestic height of 8013 m. Immediately to the right of Gosaithan it appears Dorje Lhakpa (6,966 m), a mountain that looks llike the number of eight lying and covered with snow. On the right side is Dorje Lakpa Phurbi-chyachu that towers above the valley Kathamandu.
As the plane glides along, the mountains come closer and closer. Next on the vision is Hobah-Bhamare, the smallest of the lot at 5.9933 m individually but stubborn as it has never been climbed. Gauri shanker - then the mountain that is not only prominent in sight but also in spirituality appears. Lord Shiva (Shanker) 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-Shanker is sharp and very conspicuous in the mountain air. As the plane moves towards the land of the rising sun, follow the eastern Himalaya, a succession of glorious mountains. Melungtse, a plateau-like mountain, up to 7,023 m. Chugimago at 6,297 m is still a vergin and waiting to be climbed. At 6,956 m Numbur mountain resembles a breast, the meternal source in the sky providing pure milk to the Sherpas of the Solukhumbu. Next is Karyolung, an intensely white mountain that at 6,511 m gleams with the rising sun. Cho-Oyu is the umpteenth si highest mountain in the world. Reaching a height of 8,201 m, it appears stunningly beautiful from the aircraft.