First Look: Himalayan Mountain Range and Everest Aerial View in Kathmandu, Nepal

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 0 Comments

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Himalaya Mountain Ranges and Everest Aerial View

Alas, an end of a travel series – we meet again.

Kathmandu is a see-you-around for now, but I admit, I never imagined how much I’ll enjoy and take honor in being able to see such city. There’s still so much to explore and discover about Kathmandu, Nepal, and now I somewhat understand the depth of liking of so many travelers for Nepal.

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Heard of the phrase “Only as good as your last success”? Heard this from my friend 10 years ago, and it stuck with me until now. Every time I am reminded of the enjoyment that is in the “now”, I get a quote flashback! Yes, and I agree with it. Every endeavor should be looked at this way. Whatever it is, whatever the cost.

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Sooooo what does this deep nonsense got to do with this post? LOL.

Okay, so maybe the Nepal travel that happened completely changed my outlook towards travel and I really don’t have any clue how I can top that from here! I know everyone has preferences when it comes to travel, some prefer the luxurious ones, others the adventurous, mine is kind of middle ground but more on the budget-friendly side of things…

Okay, but still rambling here, sorry.

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Okay seriously, Nepal travel shouldn’t and couldn’t be complete without any form of adventurous, yet affordable, luxury that is the Flight to the Himalayan Mountain Range. How can anyone top this kind of view, literally and figuratively speaking? It’s Mount Everest for crying out loud! *cue Himalayan avalanche*
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6:00 and one Nepalese sunrise later, we were whisked away in a small plane where everyone is settled in the window seat. The view of Kathmandu city from the other side, while the view of the Himalayas mountain range on the other one.

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The view of a historic city being zoomed out is quite a story to enjoy; the orange bricks slowly faded into blue hues and white clouds.

And all that’s left is the looming White Mountain tips of the Himalayas.

You hear the plane engine roar with you in anticipation.

It’s a weirdly exciting mood and you can see it on everyone’s face.

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We were asked, one by one, taking turns, to approach the cockpit to see the tip of the Mount Everest, 35000+ feet above sea level, and maybe another 3000+ meters away from our plane.

I don’t know if it were tears from my eyes or the sunlight’s sunny expression that made the tip of the Mount Everest glow.

It looked like it’s twinkling in the morning.

Or maybe I was crying like Barney Stinson being too overly dramatic, maybe that too.

But that’s a BIG FAT MAYBE.

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Heard of the phrase “Only as good as your last success”?

So now, you might know it from me, and hope it will stick with you.

Be reminded of the enjoyment that is in the “now”, get a quote flashback!

Whatever it is, whatever the cost – find a way to have your BIG FAT Mount Everest moment! :)



Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 51 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the limits of after-office hours and vacation leaves.

For invites, reviews, or collaboration ideas, email bowdywanders@gmail.com.

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