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Searching for the Face of Mount Everest
Window or Aisle Seat?
There are all kinds of travelers out there in the world today. Some love budget backpacking whereas others love the tranquil feeling of relaxing on a freshly raked resort beach. I find it even more interesting to analyze how different tourists behave during flights. During my travels I have met all kinds of tourists who perceive “the flying experience” much differently. I was once flying from Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Toronto to Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London England when I met a very interesting passenger. He told me that he tries to get a window seat on every flight. Immediately, I thought to myself, he must love taking photos. Instead, he went on to tell me that he enjoys predicting the time of day based on the position of the sun relative to the plane at 36,000 feet. He obviously has plenty of air miles accumulated. I have also been literally grabbed during periods of moderate turbulence by passengers on the other end of fear-of-flying spectrum. Some passengers always prefer the aisle. I am a window seat kind of passenger myself. The main two reasons for this are 1) my interest in taking aerial photos and 2) it’s also the best way to sit back and relax without being distracted by other passengers making bathroom visits and so forth. If you are like me and you enjoy flying enough to check out the scenery during a flight, try flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) into Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu (Nepal) to catch a glimpse of Mount Everest.
Direct from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kathmandu, Nepal
During a recent flight to Nepal from Kuala Lumpur International Airport I had the unique opportunity to see the most famous mountain face in the world; the face of Mount Everest. The interesting thing about my experience was that I never even touched the tarmac at Tribhuvan and I had already seen the peak that has challenged so many adventure enthusiasts from around the world.
Right Window Seat
Initially, I had no idea that the south face was visible from a direct flight from Kuala Lumpur. I was aware, however, that smaller prop planes commonly fly around the Everest Range. Fortunately, a good friend of mine (a fellow blog writer) was nice enough to tip me off that it is indeed visible on a clear day and that I should select a “right window seat on the way from KL and a left window seat for the return” for the round trip journey. Taking his advice, I arrived early at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and proceeded to the Malaysian Airline’s check in counter to secure this coveted window seat. I was surprised to learn that it wasn’t so coveted after all – with most of the window seats still available. This suggested to me that most of the people flying didn’t know what they were going to miss later that day!