Since I’m in Nepal it would be a shame not to see the tallest mountain the world! I’m fortunate to live in a region where I see mountains often, BUT Everest is twice as high as the mountain I see daily - Rainier!
I started my journey at 5:30am to the airport, where I boarded the Beechcraft 1900, an 18 passenger pressurized twin-engine turboprop fixed-wing aircraft. By 6am, we were on route to see Mt Everest. The pilot invited me into the cockpit to get a frontal view of the Himalayas, which was as you’d imagine - breathtaking!
There’s not much to say about the Himalayas so here’s a bit of information about Gauri-Shankar peak. Gauri-Shankar is the sacred mountain standing proudly at the height of 7,134m (23,406ft) The mountain has two summits which is why it is called Gauri Shankar, the higher northern peak called Shankar, as in Lord Shiva, and the southern summit called Gauri, his consort. Due to the religious aspect of the mountain, climbing to the peak is forbidden (or at least that is what I was told). I’m assuming for the right amount of money; the Nepalese will let you climb it.