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The flight to Nepal

The flight to Nepal

Namaste!n March 29, I joined my compatriots in Minneapolis, MN, and we then spent a good portion of the next two days making our way to Nepal. It took us about 13 hours to fly from Minneapolis to Narita airport in Tokyo, Japan, where we spent an hour or so to refuel. Before we knew it, we were in the air again and headed toward our next destination, Bangkok, Thailand. For some reason, I really enjoy air travel; after 20 hours in the air, however, I was beginning to rethink that position!

We had an overnight layover in Bangkok, but we didn't see much of the city -- we were bushed. I certainly enjoyed the stay at the Amari Airport Hotel in Bangkok; if you ever need a place to rest in Bangkok before catching your next flight, I wholeheartedly recommend the Amari.

Back in the airport on the morning of April 1, we caught our Thai Air flight to Kathmandu and were treated to a magical view of the Himalayas from the air. It's pretty amazing to be at a cruising altitude of 35,000 feet and see the largest mountains in the world, including Kanchenjunga and Mount Everest, only a few thousand feet below! It was in situations like this where Erickson Travel went the extra mile; they arranged so we were in window seats on the correct side of the plane to see the mountains.

Chris took this photo of the stunning Everest region on a special flight he took with Jon.

To continue the narrative, click the Kathmandu link at the top of the page.