The most exciting plane landing ever is in Paro, Bhutan - an approach through tight mountain passes to the only flat spot in Bhutan large enough to accomodate a runway. But just when you think you had won the "best flight ever" lottery - the trip out on Druk Airlines to Delhi is via Kathmandu and on the way you fly right by Mt. Everest in all its majesty. Sit on the right side of the plane (when facing forward) at the window and gawk at the awe inspiring "highest place on earth".
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Base Camp Mt Everest
I recently went on an expedition to Mt. Everest Base Camp to learn about the Sherpa culture and their approach to overcoming obstacles.
I spent 22 days on the mountain and interviewed nearly 50 Sherpas and Western climbers.
What I learned about the Sherpas and ultimately about myself is captured in this 17 minute film.
I invite you to please watch, share with others and to add your inspiration on The Sherpa Path.
Everest Mountain Flight – For the Adventurer in You
The highlight of a trip to Kathmandu is the opportunity to set your eyes up-close on majestic Mount Everest. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp isn’t for everybody. It requires patience, high endurance, the ability to adapt to truly basic amenities while outdoors and the possibility of accidents and fatal health and weather risks. The mountain flight on the other hand offers passengers the ability to soak in the beauty of the snow covered peaks on a one hour flight above the Himalayas.
But then again, even a mountain flight posts some major risk factors. Considered as one of the most dangerous airports to arrive in or depart from due to fog and safety issues, the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu has seen a large fair of devastating air plane crashes over the years.
But if you’re up to it and keen for a daring adventure, then board a Beechcraft 1900c pressurized twin-engine aircraft for an experience of a lifetime. Guna Airlines (now taken over by Simrik Air) is one of many airlines that offer the mountain flight operating out of the Domestic Airport in Kathmandu. Tickets can be acquired online or through a travel agent. The best flight to be on is the first flight of the day that departs at 6.30am as the skies are much clearer.
As the plane reaches closer to the Himalayan range, you will be able to see a total of 20 peaks with Mount Everest or Sagarmatha as it is known to locals being peak number sixteen.
Flight tickets cost approximately USD 180 per person.
The Everest view trek is famous, challenging and adventurous treks of the world . Mt Everest is also famous as the name of the highest mountain peak of the world . The Everest base camp trek takes you into the heart of Sherpas valley . To do the trek in Mt Everest is not only the challenging journey it is also the achievement . It takes you on the adventure of lifetime trekking in Nepal to reach Everest Base camp trek. It was first climbed by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953. Each year minimum 300 groups attempt to scale the summit of Mt Everest .
Everest’s daunting summit soars so high that trekking to its base camp (17,590') is still an adventure of the highest sort. Join National Geographic on a 14-day Himalayan trek to Everest’s Southern Face Base Camp through some of the world’s most spectacular mountain scenery.