Day Trips Nepal

Everest Mountain Flight

Everest experience is a close-encounter mount Everest flight tour with Buddha Air & Yeti Airlines. Everest Experience flight takes off every morning from Kathmandu,Nepal.

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.

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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

Best time to do Himalayan Flight

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 Grade Easy Tour (Mountain Flight)
High Elevation 20,000 to 25,000 ft.
Pickup Points Your Hotel in Kathmandu
Trip activities Drive + Private Vehicle.
Group Size 1-30 Persons.

Everest Mountain Flight Highlights

  • Flight starts at 6:15 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.
2-4 Guaranteed USD 240
5-8 Guaranteed USD 230
9-15 Guaranteed USD 225

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 Mt.Everest from Kathmandu?

The only way to see Everest on a day trip from Kathmandu is to take a scenic flight. Sightseeing airplanes run when the weather is good, and offer beautiful views of a large sweep of the Nepali Himalaya. For safety reasons, though, you can’t fly too close to Everest in a plane. For a real close-up, take a helicopter tour, some of which stop for breakfast on the way in small settlements in the Everest region.

    Mount Everest Flight Cost & Other Options

    Prices depend on the season and can range between $230 and $250 per person. However, if you have a bigger budget I also suggest looking into the Everest helicopter tour starting at $1350. It’s pricier, but it’s more intimate (fewer travelers), 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 Mountain Flight 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.

    Kulendra Baral

    Nepal is an independent country in Southern Asia, between the Tibet autonomous region of China and India. It contains 8 of the world's 10 highest peaks, including Mount Everest - the world's tallest - on the border with Tibet, and Lumbini, the birth place of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. A monarchy for hundreds of years, Nepal was declared a republic in June 2008. Hinduism and Buddhism co-exist here peacefully. Mt. Everest, Pashupatinath, Lumbini, Boudhanath, Janakpur Dham, and Chitwan National Park are some of the many attractions. In 2004, Nepal Trekking was established and promoting the Nepal Tourism. Nepal Treking is a travel information provider side where Nepalese travel related agencies are affiliated To view more about Nepal, please go through the related pages and if you want further details, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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