Every year thousands of travelers from around the world visit Nepal. Most of them are here only to trek or climb the soaring Everest (8848m). But climbing or trekking in the Everest Region requires a lot of time and money. It is not feasible for everyone. But, Mount Everest is on the bucket list of every travel enthusiast. To fulfill this dream, Everest Mountain Flight in Nepal can be your ultimate choice.
Everest Mountain flight in Nepal does not have a long history. But, it is gaining popularity as it showcases a blissful beauty within a few hours. You can opt for this trip if you have a limited time of travel. After choosing this trip, you also don’t have to fear extreme trekking or altitude sickness.
Everest Mountain Flight in Nepal is possible throughout the year. You can get the best experience when the weather is sound. The best time is the months of winter from September to April. The airlines conduct the flight every morning that lasts about an hour. Within this time you fly at an altitude of 6500 to 7000 meters. You will have a guaranteed private window seat in the air-conditioned plane.
Your flight takes off from the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. The journey takes 20 minutes to reach the start of the Himalayas. You will witness the mountain range around the valley like Ganesh and Gaurishankar. Then in another 20 minutes, you will view the amazing Everest and Khumbu valley. You will enjoy the spectacular panoramas of Everest, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Langtang, Amadablam, and many others. These peaks are just 20 miles away from you. You will feel it so close that you feel like you can reach out and touch them.
Then in the remaining 20 minutes, you will turn around. Then, you will fly back passing through the magical gateway of Chamlang Mountain Range. You will witness five of the top 10 highest peaks in the world. They are Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Manaslu. Other than these, you will have other stunning views of Shishapangma, Gauri Shankar, Melungtse, Pumori, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Dorje Lakpa, and others.
The high Himalayas are the not only you will observe. You can trace the highest altitude lakes, glaciers, icefalls, and famous valleys. On the flight, you will get a “Himalayan Peak” map. This will help you to discover the exact location. Also, the flight attendant will give you a brief about mount ranges. They will help you with any condition.
However, there are certain circumstances of Everest Mountain Flight in Nepal. You have to take care of the following things before getting on board:
- You must have a valid passport and ID Card on the day of travel
- Must wear warm clothing with comfortable shoes
- There is no toilet in the aircraft
- The flight is not wheelchair accessible
- Travelers shouldn’t have any heart problems or any serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- There are chances of getting claustrophobia due to compact seating
After knowing these facts, it would be easier for you to complete your preparation. You might feel a little uneasy at first. But once the flight takes off, you start enjoying the alluring sceneries.
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Schedule For the Everest Mountain Flight in Nepal
On this day, you will wake up early in the morning. You can have a quick breakfast. But, you will have to get ready by 5:30 am. Our representative will pick you up from your hotel by then. They will take you to the airport (TIA) via a private car. You will then head inside for further confirmation and checking.
The Everest Mountain Flight starts around 6:30 am. After you board, an hour of the scenic tour begins. At first, the tour begins with the site of Kathmandu valley. You can see the surrounding hills and mountain ranges. You can also spot some UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Boudhanath Stupa, Syambhunath, and Pashupati temple.
You will enjoy a comfortable flight with a compulsory window seat. We will get the best view of the vistas. You will also witness the geological variation between Hill and Himalayan geography. Within half an hour, you can witness Mount Everest and the other highest peaks. All of them look stunning and so much closer.
Then, the plane returns via the usual route. You will land back at the airport by 8 am. After the journey, you will get a certificate of accomplishment.
Afterward, our representative will escort you to your respective hotels. You have collected so many refreshing memories. You will get back via the same private car. Also, if your departure flight is on the same day, our representative will again drop you at the airport.
If the rest of your day is free, do let us know. We will help you add some extra activities like sightseeing. There are a lot more places to explore in this capital city of Kathmandu.
Which Airlines Operates Everest Mountain flight in Nepal?
Several airlines operate the Everest Mountain Flight in Nepal. Amongst all, Yeti and Buddha Airlines are much safer and have a better aviation history. They also provide good services with the latest aircraft features.
Here are some more details about the airlines that run the best Everest Mountain Flight in Nepal:
Buddha Air Everest Mountain Flight and Its Cost
Everest Experience with Buddha Air will let you indulge in the perfect panorama of high mountains. This journey explores the part that you have been missing and looking for. Everest Experience allows you to enjoy the fantastic views and also helps you understand the geography of Nepal.
Buddha Air provides mountain flights every day early in the morning. The high Himalayas, valleys, lakes, and glaciers appear at their best. You can take photographs from your window or even from the cockpit. If you need any kind of help, the cabin crew will be there. They will also help you to identify famous peaks. Buddha Air promises to make this flight the most amazing trip ever. After the completion, Buddha Air gives out a personalized Everest Experience Certificate to each passenger.
The aircraft of Buddha Air features all the modern avionics, instruments, and airframe like a modern jetliner. They also feature weather radar and EFIS (semi-glass cockpit). The airlines currently operate mountain flights with a fleet of ATR 72-500, ATR 42-320, and Beechcraft 1900D aircraft. Buddha Air is the only airline that operates these advanced pressurized aircraft.
The Beechcraft 1900D is the chosen 19-seater aircraft of the American Aircraft Pilot’s Association. The US-based Hawker Beechcraft manufactures this exceptional model. The number of seats in Beech 1900D is 16. While in ATR 42-320 it is 24 and ATR-72-500 has 36 seats. They have well-experienced and have flown thousands of mountain flights.
Everest Mountain Flight via Buddha Airlines costs around $200. However, the pricing may differ depending upon the season of booking. You can also book your flight via online flight booking. The booking is open 24 hours every day.
Yeti Air Mountain Flight (Everest Express) and Its Cost
Yeti Airlines runs the flight under the name of “Everest Express”. Everest Express claims to be one of its exclusive tours. Yeti air has been organizing this trip for years. So, the services are good. You get to enjoy the stunning beauty without any complaints. You can enjoy your glass of bubbles. This is included in your flight ticket. Every flyer also receives a certificate from Yeti Airlines. This will help to commemorate your flight journey across the Himalayas and Mt. Everest.
Yeti’s Everest Express takes you deep into the Himalayas and rocky valleys that are closer to Everest itself. The aerospace of Everest Express runs in Yeti Airlines Jetstream-41. Designed and built by British Aerospace, this jet is a state-of-the-art aircraft. This aircraft features an efficient 30-seater turboprop. The jet engine has hi-tech avionics with the latest cutting-edge technology. Its pressurized and air-conditioned cabin allows you to cruise at high altitudes with better comfort. It is also the fastest turboprop aircraft operating in Nepal.
The Yeti Airlines Jetstream-41 is the world’s most advanced aircraft flown by the planet’s best pilots. To make your Everest Mountain flight in Nepal more reliable, the Jetstream is the only aircraft in domestic operation with:
- Full Glass Cockpit
- Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) which works both horizontally and vertically
- Terminal Collision Avoidance System II (TCAS II) makes the flight safer and better suited
- The Latest Color Weather RADAR
The flight cost of Yeti’s Everest Express depends on the time of booking. You can estimate the cost to be around USD 200. It is best to check online for the best rate on the day.
Mountain Flight Kathmandu Booking Information
For your booking confirmation, you need to make some advance payment or full payment. You also need to provide the name of the passengers and the preferred date of the flight. You must pay the remaining amount within 48 hours before your flight time. Only then, you will get your flight ticket to Everest. You can make your payment through credit card, bank wire transfer, money transfer, or direct in cash.
Besides booking, our Everest Mountain Flight also features a pickup and drop facility from the airport. If you wish, you can book with your favored airlines too.
Your flight will begin at 6:30 AM. However, if due to bad weather, the timings might change. If the first flight doesn’t take off, you will get the chance for another flight at 7:30 AM or 8:30. Also, we can reschedule the flight dates. Thus, we suggest you have at least an extra buffer day for safety. Weather and temperature may get unpredictable.
But if you are not available for the next flight, you will get a refund. But, cancellation charges apply according to our company policy. If you want to have further details regarding this, you can contact us. We will be more than happy to help!
Everest Mountain Flight in Nepal defines the true-life experience. You will end up having the best time amongst sky-high mount ranges. Away from the crowds, you will fly above the horizon. You will enjoy the wonders of the panoramic mountains. After the trip, you can be proud and boast that you have seen them all.
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