Mount Everest Flight, Nepal - Tripreport

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worldcapture @worldcaptureJuly 2019 · 5 min read

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All my life I dreamed to see one day the mother of all mountains, the highest point on earth - the Mt.Everest. As I'm definitely no able to climb up this monster, I had the chance to take a plane and fly along the east Himalayas of Nepal.
 
I was pretty lucky that someone in the hostel I stayed in Kathmandu told me about that this daily flight takes off once a day in the early morning. A few minutes later I started to walk down the street to ask inside a travel agency about this flight.
 
They told me they could give me a ticked for the next day for the price of 180$, which is a very fair deal in my eyes (After some online research the price always varies between 180$ - 200$). And if you negotiate well, you can also get a pick up service right in front of your Hostel/Hotel.

 

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Flight Details:


• Flight starts at 6:00 AM early in the morning (If the weather is not to cloudy/rainy)
• Mt. Everest 20 miles from your window
• Witness all east Himalayan peaks, lakes and glaciers
• 50 - 60 minutes flight with guaranteed window seat
 
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After arriving at the Kathmandu airport there was a ridiculous fast check in, which took probably 2 minutes before the 14 people who joined this trip got into the shuttle bus which drove us to the airplane.
 
The weather was beyond perfect, no clouds and a bright colored blue sky. It couldn't get any better than that. I still remember how extremely excited I was for this trip.
 
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As you can see in the image above - The airplane was super small and definitely the smallest I've ever flown with. After a short "good day" to the pilots and the 1 person cabin crew, everyone got this window seat and we shorty after started to take off for an unforgettable experience.
 
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Ready to take off!



 
As you can see in the clip above the weather was just perfect for this flight. It took us about 5 minutes before we saw the first (Langtang Lirung peak) of 20 of the highest mountain peaks of the east Himalayas.
 
The flight attended handed everyone a small map out which showed us all the peaks of this area.
 
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I really can not describe how incredible unreal this scenery was. There are just no words. What I do remember very well was the fact that I had goosebumps of pure excitement during the entire flight.
 
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I never felt so small in my life watching those breathtaking peaks all around. It almost looked like it was a movie set. Just unreal..
 
About 15 mins into the flight we had the chance to have a look in the cockpit of the airplane to have a small chat with the 2 pilots which have probably the best job on this planet.
 
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Just imagine if this is your office and your ever days work! I'm 100% that this will never get boring, doesn't matter how many times you do it.
 
After a short chat with the pilots I went back to my seat as we were now as closed as possible on the mother of all mountains - the Mt.Everest
 
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Seeing the peak with my own eyes was an experience I will never forget. We all have seen it on TV or in Documentaries or have heard of stories from people who succeed climbing it and also from people who died on the way up to the peak. So many things where running around my head that I had to calm myself and just enjoy this magical moment.
 

(Make sure to turn the volume down on the video above - It's quite loud ;) )

Maybe the video can give you a small idea how incredible this scenery looked.
 
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Around 40 mins later when we passed the peaks from the left to the right we got a little present from the flight attended - Champagne! "Can't lie here, it tasted absolutely terrible and I had to finish it on one go :D - Definitely not my kind of drink - But still fun to take a stupid picture with it ;) "
 
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The flight was almost over and we made our way back. My mind was at this time already in a completely different mode.. I was just so impressed by all of this.
 
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Shortly before landing we also got to see a super nice view from Kathmandu.


 
As we landed smooth and safe it was time to say good-bye to the flight attended and the pilots.
 
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There are not many words left except - When ever you are in Nepal, please join this incredible experience. I can guarantee you that is one of the most impressive things you can possible see.
 
I hope you enjoyed this little virtual trip with me through the Himalayan mountains!
 
Thanks for reading :)
 
Best,
Chris



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Awesome man, great views!! Would love to do that as well. Thanks for sharing these pictures.


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Thanks buddy! You have too, when ever you get the chance! :))


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Oh my! @worldcapture
You have no idea how much this is the exact stuff I want right now. And you keep talking about how it made you feel, I can't but get very imaginative too. Great trip, man 😀, and nice shots👍

The pilots with this job though, such lucky fucks😂😂 I can do that shit for minimum wage 😂😂.


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Ha! Cheers buddy! Yeah it def was an lifetime experience. Just breathtaking! And I agree - that guys area some really lucky fucks! Ha! :D


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Have to say the cheesy champagne photo isn't your normal style, but the rest of the trips looks absoloutely breathtaking


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Thanks a lot @livinguktaiwan ! Exactly, that's why I mentioned that this is absolutely not my kind of drink with the small hint of an ironic cliche picture :D . I'd always prefer drinking melted Himalayan snow than drinking champagne :))


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I have only one thing to say to you...that I am really jealous of you my friend.
This blog is stands right up to the top of any travel related stories here in steemit.

Your brief description is more than enough to make a plan (for those in India especially) for visiting this place, And the photographs added its spicyness about them, And then comes the video...Oh my goodnesss I really enjoyed this and also I called all the people in my office to show the beauty of Mount Everest, (I did not tell him about this steemit and instead said that its my friend who made a trip)

Btw, when such a flight service started there, I never heard about it, Around 3 to 4 years back few of my friends visited this place and they were very much interested to go the base but never heard about such a facility and moreover the tour operators never said a word about it. And I may very soon plan a trip as I know the beauty of Himalayas viewed from the different places of India as I traveled to many places that can be seen from India

Also I really felt like I traveled along with you as I was going through this blog, Great way of making a travelogue.

By the way you could add some space between the photos as it looks like stacked one above another, but it doesn't diminishes its beauty though.

Cheers


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Man! Thank you so much for this comment! It's the longest and probably most personal I've ever got!
And yes, this flight is daily now between Nov - April I believe. So worth it!

Well for the space between the photos - I'm using Steempeak which has a little line between the photos, have you ever tried it?

Btw, from which part of India are you?

Again, thank you so much for this comment, It really means a lot to me!


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Thanks for the response, It was really a nice post with the videos in the perfect place shot. I will check whether I could make it in one or two or even three year because it would be really a once in a life time experience and I really wanted to feel it. Thanks for giving that inspiration.

I am from south part of India, now working in North part (DELHI), travelled to East too and really I fell in love with West part of India really, Confused, I was telling I travelled many places within India as part of job and also as part of my treveling interest.

I visited many places from where the beauty of Himalayas can be experienced like Nainital, Dharmasala, Manali, Kashmir etc etc, and the different looks of Himalayas is one of the most cherishable memories of my travel.

If you gets time you can have a look at my blog https://exploredeindia.wordpress.com/ ... just made it for my satisfaction to record my travels and nobody knows about it too as I did not conveyed to any one that there is a stuff like this.

I know about Steempeak and I opens it too, but I never posted through it, Is there any benefits of using it as now a days there are a number of platforms one can use instead of Steemit.com

Thanks and have a nice day..


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Hey buddy! I agree, India has so many beautiful places to go. Unfortunately I only saw Delhi yet (Loved it) but really want to see more areas like Kashmir in the future.

I'll have a look at your blog! Looks very clean, I like that !

Hope you have a great day!

Best ,
Chris


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Great post and sounds like an even greater experience. Your pictures and videos are amazing. Thank you so much for sharing your adventure with us.


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Thanks a ton for stopping by! Highly appreciate it :))


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Massive thanks for the support!! :))


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WOW, just WOW! What an incredible journey, and how wonderful for you to fulfill your dream!


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Thanks! :)) Indeed! It was incredible :))


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hey dear @worldcapture !! what a wonderful post! thanks to you it was a bit like being there, in that little plane! ll nepal is certainly one of the places in the top list of desires and now more than ever we are sure that the Himalayas does not betray the expectations !!
thank you for sharing your beautiful emotions through photos and compliments for the curie rating :-))


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Thank you very much for the comment! Highly appreciated! And yes, Nepal is such an incredible country! Cheers! :))


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I have read that the pilots who fly around the Himalayas are a special bunch. The weather can change so drastically and quickly that you really need to know your stuff. Great photos and a great experience.


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Hey @cryptoandcoffe ! Thanks for stopping by! Yeah that's true, some of the airports in Nepal are really hard to start/land on. I'm glad the plane I took was super smooth :D Cheers!


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Indeed, that seems to be an incredible experience. Gorgeous landscapes all around and very few traces of human civilization. Thanks for sharing this great report. 😎


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Thanks a lot for the comment! I agree, pure beauty around this country :)) Cheers!


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