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I have always dreamt to see the Himalayas, as close as possible. It has been a desire since a long time. My father had climbed some peaks of the Kanchenjunga range, and those photographs were a great inspiration for me, and that inclined me towards the mighty Himalayas. I had been to Kedarnath and Badrinath in 2005, but I had a film camera that time. Hence my photographs of Himalayas were not up to my expectations.
This time I had a Nikon D90 camera with a telephoto and wide angle lenses which helped my dream come true , and everyone in my family could see the mighty peaks at a very close distance by mountain flight.
Seeing the great peaks at such a close distance is worth every rupee. When we arrive at the peaks , we literally forget to shoot pictures. The eternal beauty of these mountains are mind blowing.
Every passenger gets a chance to see the peaks from the Pilot's cabin who will helps in identifying the peaks.
As the aircraft lifts up and heads towards the east, passengers don't have to wait too long to find out what is in store for them. Where they are ? the mountains appear in the sky as they always have been. To imagine their height is unbelievable.
As per the suggestions from many people , who had visited earlier , we booked for the Buddha Airlines.
Regular flights are conducted daily from Kathmandu towards the Himalayan Range in the North and East of Kathmandu. The flight generally takes off in the morning and lasts for 50 mins - 1 hour. This is the quickest way to get a close look at Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world . Buddha Air operates SAAB-340 and Dornier-228 aircraft for Mountain Flights. Both aircraft have large and clear windows and provide superlative sights of the Great Himalayan Range. Buddha Air's SAAB-340 flies at an optimum altitude of between 20,000 to 25,000 ft. and shows you the Himalayan Range.
Sharper and clearer vision of the Himalayan Range is where your money is best spent.