Our lucky monkeys worked again. On our very last morning in Nepal, the weather cleared and we were able to take a mountain flight along the Himalayas. We got clear views of all the peaks from Kathmandu almost to the eastern border of Nepal, including Everest. We highly recommend anyone traveling to Nepal do this flight, even if you trek in the area. For $200, you get a close up view of these Himalayan behemoths. The pilots even let you go up to the cockpit to get a view out the front window. A truly spectacular way to end our trip to Nepal.  
Loading up on the Yeti Airlines aircraft that will fly around Mt. Everest.

Loading up on the Yeti Airlines aircraft that will fly us past Mt. Everest.

Shauna with a smile because the forecast is for cloud cover below the peak.

Shauna with a smile because the forecast is for clear skies at peak levels.

Our first glimpse of the Himalayan peaks.

Our first glimpse of the Himalayan peaks.

Yes..... we are going to have a view of the Everest peak.

Yes….. we are going to have a view of the Everest peak.

The pilots inviting Shauna up for a look.

The pilots inviting Shauna up for a look.

Our first glimpse of the Everest peak.  Everest is the peak on the left.

Our first glimpse of the Everest peak. Everest is the peak on the left, Lhotse just to the right of it.

Hard to imagine that some climb to the 29,020  peak without oxygen.

Hard to imagine that some climb to the 29,020 foot peak without oxygen.

One of the holy mountains near Mt. Everest.  Not allowed to be climbed.

One of the holy mountains near Mt. Everest. Climbing it is not allowed.

Shauna after seeing Mt. Everest.

Shauna after seeing Mt. Everest.

A broader view of the Himalayan peaks higher foothills.

A broader view of the Himalayan peaks and higher foothills.