Thursday, April 14, 2011

Himalayan Heights – The Ariel View

Once upon a time three people decided to take a trip to Nepal. The planning was so "good" that they didn’t have tickets for the travel even two days before the travel date, didn’t have a clue on the trip route, only things in hand were the lonely planet travel book and a booking into a the cheapest lonely planet author reviewed hotel in Katmandu.  At the last moment managed to get the bookings done, plan was to fly to Nepal via Delhi and then on the way back to take the same route, but with an extended transit in Delhi.

The day before departure one of the guys managed to skim through the book and found a gem of an advice, that is to get a window seat on the right hand side of the plane to catch a glimpse of the Himalayas.  So they remembered this and double checked at the check-in counter and got a window seat.


The take off was usual, they were flying for about two hours and then all of a sudden, they could see some very uncharacteristic thick white clouds. One guy was just staring at it without realizing what it was. It looked as if it was a cloud at the altitude just below the plane. Suddenly the other exclaimed “Those are snow caps right?”  Few minutes later the magic started to unfold, minutes of breath taking views, felt like getting closer and closer to the mountain range, it was absolutely amazing, within those few minutes itself they had this feeling of having reaped the value for money of the trip. Let me leave you today with the pictures they  captured. Believe me these pictures doesn’t do any justice to the scenic beauty of the Himalayas.


In the next edition of Himalayan Heights – It will be Katmandu and the story of the temples 

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