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A Russian Excursion with Fishtail Air.

Fishtail Air once again carried out a successful mission of flying a huge group of 54 passengers to Jiri and back.

The whole tour was requested by Nepal Kamaz Travel and Tours P. Ltd and we at Fishtail without fail organized the tour from Kathmandu to Jiri and back to Kathmandu. A total of 6 helicopters took off from Kathmandu airport this afternoon making it a moment to remember. 6 of the machines landing side to side at at field at Jiri was one of a sight. We are glad we were able to show our Russian friends the ‘Switzerland of Nepal’ as they call it.

Jiri is a village development committee in Dolakha District in the Janakpur Zone of north-eastern Nepal. Jiri lies at an altitude of 1,905 metres (6,250 feet) and is the eastern-most terminus of the highway coming from Kathmandu. Jiri is also called the “Gateway to Mt. Everest” because all early Everest Expeditions—including the one that put Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary on the summit—passed through Jiri before the airfield at Lukla was built.

Photo Courtesy: Capt. Steven Bruce Bokan

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