One of my wish list items while I was in Nepal was to ride in a helicopter. I had never been in one before, and our team was using them pretty regularly for our work. My wish eventually came true, and it was an incredible experience.
I was able to see Bouddhanath stupa from the air (above), which had been badly damaged in the earthquake and was undergoing construction. It was fascinating to fly of out Kathmandu valley and into rural areas in the mountains. The change in temperature was noticeable. The clouds prevented me from seeing any snow-capped peaks, but it was still beautiful. On the way back into the city, I saw a tent camp where people were still living, months after the earthquake.