To the right of Dorje Lakpa is Phurbi-Chyachu, which looms over the Kathmandu Valley. As the plane glides along, the mountains come closer and closer. Next on the vision is Buddha Air Mountin Choba-Bhamare, the smallest one of the lot at 5,933 m but singularly stubborn as it has never been climbed. Then appears the mountain that is not only prominent in sight but also in spirituality - Gauri-Shanker. Lord Shiva (Shanker) and his consort Gauri are said to protect this mountain, at the proud height of (7,134m), and the summit had a history of unsuccessful attempts till 1979. Gauri-Shanker is sharp and very conspicuous during the mountain flight.
As the plane moves towards the land of the rising sun, the eastern Himalaya, a succession of glorious mountains follow. Melungtse, a plateau-like mountain, stretches up to 7,023 m. Chugimago at 6,297 m is still a virgin, waiting to be climbed. At 6,956 m, Numbur mountain resembles a breast, the maternal 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 sixth highest mountain in the world. Reaching a height of 8,201 m, it appears stunningly beautiful from the aircraft.
Next on the menu is Gyachungkang, at a majestic height of 7,952 m, considered an extremely difficult climb. To the right of Gyachungkang is Pumori (7,161 m). As you get closer to Everest, there's Nuptse (7,855 m), which means West Peak, signifying its direction from Everest. Finally, there's Everest (8,848 m) itself, known as Sagarmatha by the Nepalese and Chomolungma by the Tibetans. Much has already been written about Everest, but to actually witness it face to face during a mountain flight is something else. Even while it looms there in front of the eyes, it remains an enigma, this highest spot on earth. The spectacular mountain flights are offered by a number of airlines.
Langtang (7,234 m). The first mountain which can be seen, is Langtang, the valley of Langtang which is not visible from the mountain flight, is considered to be most beautiful in the whole Himalayan region.
Dorje Lakpa (6,975 m). This mountain has a Tibetan name, which means "the mountain of many sacred Thunderbolts". This mountain is considered to be holy mountain for Buddhist.
Gauri - Sanker (7,134 m). This single mountain has two peaks and also has two names together because the Hindus believe that the mountain was restricted till 1977for the climbers.
Chubago (6,297 m). Desipate being comparatively low summit, it has never been climbed. This mountain lies at the tashi Lapcha pass at a highest of (5,750 m) is the most difficult pass over to Tibet. The local people of Khumbu Valley are crossing into Tibet even now days through this pass.
Lhotse (8,516 m). As this mountain lies to the south of Everest, name given by the Sherpas is Lhotse, which means "South Peak". The first ascent of this mountain took place in 1956 by the swiss.
Mount Everest (8,848 m). This mountain was discovered in 1852 and is the highest mountain of the world, is named after Sir Gorger Everest, an English surveyor. Sagarmatha, top of the universe, is the name given by Nepal which means "mother of the Sherpa were Qomolongma in Tibetan. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgey Sherpa were first to climb Everest.
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