It was amazing ..One of the best experiences in life! The first day, weather was not much in our favour, and they rescheduled the trip for the next day. Even the next day also, at first the view wasn't very clear, but after a while, when the sky was clear, a touch of golden sunshine created a magical impact on the beautiful peaks of Everest. It was simply breathtaking!
We took the flight with Buddha Air. I've read many good reviews on them and it was the best and pioneer in Everest experience flights indeed. Quite a number of local airlines offer this 50 minute flights every morning. Tickets are available in Thamel and can be arranged from your hotel also.
Mountain flight is available in Kathmandu only. Its US$ 180 per person and this flight is totally worth it!! Everyone will have a window seat as well as an opportunity to go the cockpit and take pictures of the mountain. You will also be given a map highlighting some of the peaks you'll see on the trip. They give you a brochure to identify each peak and their staffs will also tell you about them. We flew beside the Himalayan Mountain Range and the views were fantastic.
Highly, Highly recommend!
- Don't save this trip for the last moment. Flights can be delayed as much as 3-4 hours due to unfavorable weather and can be cancelled at short notice or even no notice. In case it has to be rescheduled, make sure you have a day or two in hand for this..because, you surely don't want to miss this 'awesomeness'!
- From my very little camera knowledge, I have a small tip for everyone - during the flight, you might want to raise your camera ISO higher and choose faster shutter speed. This way, it will reduce the blur in your camera and give a clear picture.
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