Anyone visiting Nepal is captivated by the awe and grandeur of the Himalayas. Visitors to this country not only want to capture this stunning scenery but also want to get up close and personal for a closer view. One of the most popular attractions is the Everest mountain flight operated by private domestic carriers. For those with time constraints and as an alternative to trekking, hiking, and expeditions, this mountain flight offers you the best of the Himalayas from the comfort of a seat in a pressurized cabin. The flight takes off from Kathmandu to Everest and is a guaranteed experience, which means flights only leave if the weather is favorable and the view is excellent.
MOUNTAIN FLIGHTS ( Viewing Mount Everest )
Visiting Nepal definitely entails viewing Mount Everest ( 8848 meters/ 29,029 feet ) the highest peak in the world. As if that was not enough, there are eight peaks in Nepal among the fourteen in the world that contest this luminary giant and stand above 8000 meters. Some of these are Lhotse 8516 m, Nuptse 7855 m, Ama Dablam 6812, Chamlang 77319 m, Makalu 8463, Gauri Shankar 7134 m, Langtang Lirung 7234 m, Annapurna 8091 m, Manaslu 8136, Ganesh 77429 m, Kanchenjunga 8586 m, and many more.
The flight lasts for one hour after it takes off from Kathmandu and heads eastwards in the state of the art Jetstream 41 fully pressurized and air-conditioned aircraft. You will cruise at an altitude of 25,000 feet to take in the stunning panorama of the breathtaking and scenic Himalayas. It is a pristine flight across the world’s highest peaks, like Mount Everest, the third highest- Mount Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, to name a few. The Tibetan plateau is also viewable on this flight. Flight Operations: Every day in the morning throughout the year.
Best Season: September through May
Flight Duration: 45 mins to one hour