Day Trips Nepal

Everest Mountain Flight

“Would you be interested in going on a scenic flight sightseeing tour to Mount Everest?”. It has always been a dream of mine to see Mount Everest, at 8,848m (29,029ft), the world’s highest mountain.

This is one of the world’s most exclusive mountain flight sightseeing tour, is a lifetime experience. Furthermore, a flight that takes you deep into the Himalayas, flying into the valleys close to the rock face.

The flight usually lasts between 50 minutes up to an hour. The planes take off either from TIA, Kathmandu. During the flight, you will catch a glimpse of 20 of the highest peaks to the East of Nepal starting from the Langtang Lirung peak which is the closest peak to Kathmandu, then move towards Mt. Everest in the East and finally fly to Chamlang peak. From there, the plane takes a turn and the passengers get a second look at the view while they make their way back to Kathmandu.

Everest sightseeing flight offers you the greatest view of high mountains, greenery forests, vast landscape. The flight is recently taken from Kathmandu (which is the common one), but there is also the option of flying from Pokhara. The flight cost range is similar to both places.

For visitors based in Pokhara there are other options available such as taking a microlight flight towards the Annapurna Massif with spectacular views of the Annapurna range and Machhapuchhre among them.

Know before you go

  1. This activity is subject to weather conditions on the day. If weather is not suitable for flying, the flight may be rescheduled for the following day
  2. If the flight is cancelled, you can ask for a refund
  3. If hotel pick-up and drop option is selected and the flight is cancelled, the transfer cost will be deducted from the total cost
  4. Warm clothes and comfortable walking shoes are recommended

A few notes

The best time to view the Himalayas on this scenic flight tour is between September and May. There are mainly 3 best airlines doing Everest experience flight. Shree Airline, Buddha Air and Yeti Air. Among these 3 airlines Buddha has more reliability and is more popular than others. I would recommend you to book through Nepal Tours online reservation system, you will get the best rate.

Everest Mountain Flight Facts

Trip Duration 50m Flight from Kathmandu Domestic Airport
Tour Location Kathmandu – Mount Everest areas – Kathmandu
Tour GradeEasy Tour (Mountain Flight)
High Elevation20,000 to 25,000 ft.
Pickup PointsYour Hotel in Kathmandu
Trip activities Drive + Private Vehicle.
Group Size 1-30 Persons.

Everest Mountain Flight Highlights

  • Flight starts at 6:00 AM early in the morning
  • Mt. Everest 20 miles from your window
  • Witness fantastic Himalayan peaks, lakes and glaciers
  • 50 minutes flight with guaranteed window seat
  • Private vehicle with driver
05:15am: Pickup at Hotel, drive to Kathmandu domestic airport
06:00am – 06:30am: Boarding for Everest flight.
07:00am – 08:00am: Everest sightseeing time
08:45am: Drop you the hotel
  • Pickup and drop services to hotel
  • Private transportation during your tour
  • Mountain flight ticket
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Tips and Gratitudes for guide/drive.
2-4GuaranteedUSD 185INR 7060
5-8GuaranteedUSD 180INR 7060
9-15GuaranteedUSD 175INR 7000

Do Planes fly over Mount Everest?

Mt. Everest is 29,000 feet high, and airliners can fly above 40,000 feet, so they are certainly capable of it. However, typical flight routes do not travel above Everest as the mountains create unforgiving weather and poor options in an emergency.

Is Everest flight worth doing?

Well its definitely worth to take a Everest flight while in Nepal. I would also say yes to the mountain flight. If you are flying in from Bangkok, there is a chance you might be able to see Everest from the plane, but they don’t go as close as they do on a mountain flight.

How long is Mt Everest scenic flight?

The flight usually lasts between 50 minutes up to an hour. The planes take off either from TIA, Kathmandu. During the flight, you will catch a glimpse of 20 of the highest peaks to the East of Nepal starting from the Langtang Lirung peak which is the closest peak to Kathmandu.

Can you see Everest from Kathmandu?

Contrary to everyone’s belief, Mount Everest can actually be seen from Kathmandu. The Chandragiri hills in Kathmandu offer a panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges and Mount Everest on a clear day.

    Mount Everest Flight Cost & Other Options

    Prices depend on the season and can range between $180 and $250 per person. However, if you have a bigger budget I also suggest looking into the Everest helicopter tour starting at $1100. It’s pricier, but it’s more intimate (fewer travelers), you can custom tailor it (destinations, stops, and time), and you actually land at the camp base and get to walk around and experience an up-and-close perspective to the Nepalese Himalayas!

    Bonus to Read Luxury Trip

    The entire Everest Heli Tour with Breakfast gives us a unique opportunity to not just reach the base camp of Everest. The highest mountain on Earth but get the best aerial views of Everest and the neighboring Himalayas on an exclusive helicopter flight. Spending only around five minutes in Kala Patthar will prevent us from getting altitude sickness. Our helicopter will be on stand-by at Kala Patthar, therefore, it is technically impossible to spend more than the allocated time.

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    Kulendra Baral

    Kulendra Baral is a travel and tourism specialist in Nepal. In 2004, Nepal Visitors was established and promoting the Nepal Tourism. Nepal Visitors is a travel information provider side where Nepalese travel related agencies are affiliated

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