PHOTO: Mount Everest Closeup, Nepal

PHOTO: Flying Across the Face of Mount Everest, the World’s Tallest Mountain, From a Small Plane in Nepal

Mount Everest seen from the air, Nepal
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17 Comments on “PHOTO: Flying Across the Face of Mount Everest, the World’s Tallest Mountain, From a Small Plane in Nepal

  1. Inspired…So so excited to see this in October when I visit Nepal – I’m going to do some trekking in the Annapurnas and then to Chitwan, loving your photos – what camera do you use by the way?

    • Hi Trudy: I use a Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR. However, it’s not the camera body that’s important; it’s the lenses. My walk-around is a Canon 10-22mm E-FS wide angle, and I also carry a Tamron 75-300mm telephoto and a 50mm prime. Those are what gets me the shots!

  2. Ooh very jealous. I have flown from Tibet to Kathmandu and you see Everest from a height. Weather was good so we did see it. Hint for anyone doing that flight, ask to sit on the right hand of the plane with a window seat. Its a magical experience but I was on the left hand side and there was a crowd over the right side so couldnt see much. The whole journey was amazing – you see mountains a lot of the way. So try and get a day flight and pray for good weather!

  3. Such an inspiring mountain. Would love to see it from the air.

  4. @facebook-1645035467:disqus : the small plane we were in was surprisingly stable! I was afraid it wouldn’t be!

  5. It’s not cloudy anymore? My photos earlier in the month had clouds all around the mountain with only the peak peeping through.

    • Hi Shunyee: We were very lucky that morning. The airline people told us that most mornings are cloudy as you describe but we had a clear view of the whole range.

  6. I did that same flight in November 2010. Very inspiring to see 7 mountain peaks over 23,000 ft.. in a 14 mile stretch of the Himalayan range! Mt. Everest didn’t seem so tall in light of it’s nearly-as-tall peers! Nonetheless, breath-taking!!

    • Hi Dennis: You taught me something! I had no idea I was seeing “7 mountain peaks over 23,000 ft.. in a 14 mile stretch of the Himalayan range.” Thanks so much for sharing that!

  7. I did that same flight in November 2010. Very inspiring to see like 7 mountain peaks over 23,000 ft.. in a 14 mile stretch of the mountain! Mt. Everest didn’t seem so tall in light of it’s nearly-as-tall peers! Nonetheless, breath-taking!!

  8. Gorgeous view! Loved visiting Everest – never saw her from the air, but she was glorious from the view I had on foot!

    • Hi Anita Mac: Well, now I envy YOU! I’m up in the Annapurna Himalayas right not, doing a test trek to see if I can maybe do the Mt. Everest Panorama next year. Things went well, so we shall see. The view from the plane was stupendous, but there’s nothing like standing beneath her.

  9. It must have been scary flying across the face of Mount Everest in a small plane. How did you get through it all?

    • Hi Matthew: I thought it might be a it scary but it really wasn’t. We were so close that I really felt the wingtips could scrape the mountainside, though I realized that was an optical illusion.

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