We rented another bike in McLeod Ganj, arranged pilots through Pink House and early in the morning stared our way to Bir, place where you can fly over the clouds
The road went through several small villages and cities and it took around 3 hours to reach Bir
Most of the time the views were just stunning, but we could not even stop, since we had an appointment and were in a hurry
We reached Bir village on time, left our bike and jumped into a safari jeep, which took us to Billing, 2400m above the see level
It was windy and cold up there and Helen started to consider possibilities of skipping the flight
We were not alone there. Every 5 minutes somebody would take off
Helen was watching all the process with faithlessness and amazement
However, our pilots were not in a hurry. Without explaining anything, they just left their stuff and and went on sitting for some 20 minutes
We were becoming nervous. Helen thought, "Probably, not today"
Others just continued to take off
And then, pilot came by and announced, "The time has come. Now the wind is right for us". And Helen is like "Really? How do you know?"
Helen's pilot is checking wind conditions for the last time
Pilot attaching Helen with her "chair"
Val's first take off attempt failed, they fell on the ground on the edge of the mountain. The second one was luckier
Bir village from a bird's eye. Not many birds can fly as high
Big, red building is Tibetan monastery
Val is landing. Photos by unknown local and very expensive photographer
Helen was lucky to take off before and lend after Val
The flight was amazing. Gorgeous views and inexperienced feelings were overwhelming the rest of the day
Tibetan noodle soup for lunch at the nearby cafe
On the way back
We found a market
We might have been the only foreigners on that market ever, everybody was excited to see us
We were about to leave, when this man came by, took Val's hand and begged us to take a picture of him and his colleagues