Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Flying Past the Himalayas

Monday, 13 November 2017

The flight from Kathmandu, Nepal, to Paro, Bhutan, has to be one of the more spectacular flights in the world. I got lucky and got a window seat on the left (north) side, and so had a view of the Great Himalayas the entire trip.

Himalayas west of Mt Everest
Mt Everest comes into view.
Mt Everest
Mt Everest is the high peak to the left of center.
East of Mt Everest

Landing in Paro is "interesting". This narrow valley is the only location in Bhutan capable of landing a jet, and all international flights land here. The approach follows the winding valley, and only a handful of pilots are certified for this airport. I would not want to come here in anything less than perfect weather!

Approaching Paro.
The view down the runway in Paro.

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