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Miles of Mountains

It’s something many people have dreamed about and most of us are too afraid to attempt. In fact, only about 2,000 people have ever scaled the 29,029-foot mountain. It's called Mount Everest, and it is the tallest mountain in the world. Of course, Everest is just one of many that are just as tall and just as formidable.

As with nearly all Himalayan adventures, yours begins in Kathmandu. Many a tale and myths are connected to this ancient city. Swayamghu Purana tells us that Kathmandu was once a huge and deep lake full of snakes before Bodhisattwa Manjushree cut and drained the lake of water with his sword. No matter how it truly originated, the city is very much the center of Nepal’s history, art, culture, and economy. There is much focus on the religious and cultural festivities of the people residing there.

With Mt Everest topping out at 29,029 feet, it is easy to understand the allure of these magnificent mountain ranges.

After exploring some of the temples and religious sites you are ready for the main event. Your flight leaves early in the morning and you are bound to be anxious with anticipation. Once airborne, guides will help point out the various peaks visible during your flight.


Of course, Everest is not the only mountain that is incredibly tall and incredibly difficult to climb. Other mountains around the world are just as tall and just as formidable. The Himalayas have some of the highest peaks in the world with over 100 exceeding altitudes of 7,200 meters (23,600 feet).

Shisha Pangma and Dorje Lhakpa rise to an impressive 26,290 and 22,000 feet respectively and command your attention almost right away. A bit further on you see a peak that juts up like a fang, you have just found Choba-Bhamare. This is one of the smallest of the lot, and ironically is also one that has never been climbed. A gleaming white mountain, Karyolung, leads you deeper into the mountain range and before long you reach Cho-Oyu. The “Turquoise Goddess” stands 27,000 feet and is the 6th highest peak in the world.


It is not long before all focus is on Sagarmatha, the Napalese name for Mount Everest. The mountain has already been written about extensively, but to witness it personally is an entirely different experience. As it looms in front of you, the highest point on earth remains a remarkable sight. Getting to the top is something many people have dreamed about and most of us are too afraid to attempt. In fact, only about 2,000 people have ever scaled the 29,029-foot mountain.


There are many majestic sites we are lucky enough to witness on this beautiful planet, yet somehow this one stands out from the crowd. I can’t wait to help you create a vacation that includes experiencing this once-in-a-lifetime perspective.


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