Mountain Flight in Nepal is the most exciting tour you can do in Nepal Himalayas. Mountain flight is recognized as one of the world’s most exclusive mountain tours which give you a lifetime experience.
Mountain flight in Nepal is a much easier way to see the Nepali Himalayan peaks. Mountain flights operate in the mornings at all times in a year. Mountain flights fly along with the Himalayan range and also beyond for passengers to get an incredible view of the Himalayan range. The flight takes you within the highest peaks in the world, and close to the awe-inspiring massifs of rock and ice.
We offer mountain flight from Kathmandu to see Mt. Everest and other highest mountains. This unique experience gives visitors a quick glance at the world’s tallest peak and Nepal’s untamed landscapes.
During Mountain Flight in Nepal you can see almost all the tallest mountains including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,501 M), Nuptse (7,879 M), Makalu (8,475 M), Cho Oyu (8,000M), and Kangchenjunga (8,584 M) which is very worthy to explore.
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Mountain Flight in Nepal Highlights
- You will fly over the highest mountain in the world with its appealing environment for 1 hour
- A window seat will be available for every passenger if the group is small
- Get the spectacular view of natural flora and fauna
- Feel the feeling of flying over valleys and plateaus
- Observe the mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, and many more
- Wheelchair facility is also available for the needed ones
Which Airlines Operates Mountain Flight in Nepal?
Regular flights are available from Kathmandu towards the Himalaya Range in the North and East of Kathmandu region. This is the quickest and easiest way to get a close view of Mount Everest and other mountains like Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Lhotse, etc.
The Buddha Air mountain flight is a once in a lifetime experience for anyone visiting Kathmandu. All passengers get a window seat so that they can enjoy the majesty and grandeur of the Himalayan ranges. You will get the chance to see the view nearing Mount Everest. The wonderful air hostesses come to each passenger. They will point out the peaks and their names for you to identify. The captain invites each into the cockpit where they will point out Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse peaks to you. You can take amazing photographs and then return to your seat. It is a sheer breathtaking experience of witnessing the highest mountain peak in the world from so close.
Buddha Air operates Dornier-228 and SAAB-340 aircraft for the mountain flight. Both aircraft have large and clear windows to provides incredible sights of great Himalayas range. Buddha Air flight is amazing than others because it shows you Himalayan range like never before and SAAB-340 flies at an altitude of 20,000 to 25,000 m.
You can get a regular flight from Kathmandu towards Himalayan Ranges in North and East of Kathmandu. This is the quickest way to explore the Himalaya Range as the flight lasts for one hour.
Advanced, easy to access avionics and electronic component greatly reduces the pilot’s workload which greatly enhances his performance. It is the only aircraft in Nepal that has an Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) which works both horizontally and vertically. It also has the Traffic Collision Avoidance System making it safer and better suited to fly in the mountainous regions of Nepal.
Yeti Air operates Dornier-228 and SAAB-340 aircraft for the mountain flight. Yeti Airlines flight SAAB-340 flies at an altitude of 20000 to 25000m. It shows you Himalaya range like never before. Likewise, Dornier-228 shows you, Mount Everest, by virtually flying into the lap of Everest in the Khumbu region.
The mountain flight from Shree Air takes you across the range with views of the peaks from their South Side. You see the Everest in the middle, flanked on her sides with Mt Nuptse and Mt Lhotse, the 2nd highest in the range. The mountains of Kanchungtse, Shartse, Baruntse, and Makalu will be visible on a clear day. And on the other side of Everest, you will have Ama Dablam located at 6856m, the Pumo Ri at 7161m. You can also see the Gyachung Kang at 7952m and far away in the distance Cho Oyu at a majestic 8188m.
Cost of Mountain Flight in Nepal
The total cost for the mountain flight ranges from the person and the season you are traveling. The price differs for Nepalese nationality, Indian and other nationalities.
- For Nepalese Nationality, price ranges from 11000 to 12000.
- For Indian Nationality, price ranges from INR 7,000 to INR 8000.
- For Other Nationality, price ranges from USD 194.00 to USD 200.
The mountain flight air ticket price doesn’t include transportation like pickup and drops off services. We can arrange a private transfer to the airport only on your request with extra cost.
Best Season to take the Mountain Flight in Nepal?
The best times to take a mountain flight to catch a glimpse of the amazing peaks are the months of winter and spring from September to April. This is the time when the white snow sparkles upon the mountains. You can also see the lakes and glaciers equally beaming with clear water flowing down from the Himalayas.
However, it is recommended to avoid taking the flights during monsoon as there might be high chances of heavy rainfall. The flight might also get canceled due to this reason.
Why choose Buddha and Yeti Air for Moutain Flight in Nepal?
Yeti and Buddha airlines have the best features aircraft which will take you higher to get amazing views of all those tallest Mountains. They are safer and better in their aviation history.
You can explore the Mount Everest view including several other tallest Mountains from your seat of mountain flight in these airlines. It is designed for those who are having limited time for their stay or for those who don’t want to leave Nepal without touching the sacred and majestic Himalayas.
Enjoy a comfortable flight in an air-conditioned airplane, serving with a glass of complimentary beverages. We will provide you with windows seats for the best mountain vistas. You can also choose helicopter flights from Kathmandu to make your trip even more special.
The flying cost and schedule might change. All those flight tickets depend upon weather conditions.
Few Mountains that can be seen from Mountain Flight
The first mountain that can be seen during the tour is Langtang. The valley of Langtang is considered to be the most beautiful in the whole Himalayan region.
The mountain Gosaintha is located at 8013m and lies on the Nepal – Tibetan border. Tibetan name for this mountain is Shisapangma. She is related to many Hindu Mythologies, especially of Shiva.
This mountain has a Tibetan name, which means “the mountains of many sacred Thunderbolts”. This mountain is considered to be holy mountain for Buddhists and climbing permission was given only in 1964, and it was not climbed until 1981.
This single mountain has two peaks and also has two names together because the Hindus believe that the mountain looks like the pair of Gods Shiva and Gouri. This holy mountain was restricted for the climbers till 1977.
Mount Everest (8848m)
This Mountain was discovered in 1852 and is the highest mountain in the world, is named after Sir George Everest, and English surveyor. Sagarmatha, top of the universe, is the name giver by Nepal which means, “mother of the world” and Qomolangma in Tibetan.
How to Book Everest Mountain Flight in Nepal?
You can book the Everest mountain flight easily by going to the airline website. Or if you don’t want to do the hassle you can contact us. We will do the booking for you including the pickup and drop off facility. Cancellation charges apply according to our policy. If you want to know about the policy and have further inquiries contact us.
What should I carry during the tour?
You will only have to carry some warm clothes, a water bottle, sunscreen, a camera, etc. The journey is for only one hour so you don’t have to carry much.
Will I get altitude sickness?
Since this is a one hour tour there is a very low chance of getting altitude sickness. However, you can carry some Dymox in case you get the sickness.
What will happen in case of an emergency during the flight?
The captain will take you back to a safe place and will inform our team. You will be rescued by the team as soon as possible.
What happens if the flight gets canceled due to bad weather?
We will get on our flight at 6:30 AM. However, if the first flight does not happen due to weather then you will get a chance for a second flight at 7:30 AM or third flight at 8:30 AM. If the flight doesn’t take off due to bad weather, your flight will be rescheduled for the next morning. Your full flight payment will be refunded with a deduction of the transportation cost if you are not able to fly the next day.
Which airline will take us on the tour?
We provide the Yeti / Buddha Airlines. The planes are small with 18 seaters. It gives everyone the chance to get a window seat to see the beautiful views. Flights operate every day throughout the year.
Why book with us?
- Transportation – We will send you a private vehicle in the morning and make sure you do not miss the flight. You will avoid all the hassle of finding a vehicle to and from the Airport in such early morning.
- Re-schedule / Refund – since Mountain Flight is dependent on weather and if it is canceled or postponed then we handle the rescheduling of air tickets or refunds.
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