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Mount Everest Flight in Nepal is one of the famous tourist attractions that embarks you on a journey through the great Himalayas. It is also known as Mountain flight in Nepal.

The routes of Mount Everest are mostly popular among trekkers and Mountaineers. Every year people visit the Khumbu region to reach its base camp or make the climb to the world’s highest peak.

To climb Mount Everest or trek till its base camp is a dream for many but not everyone has enough time or money. So for travelers with a limited budget and time, Mount Everest Flight is an alternative option.

It has not been long since the Mountain flight has come to light. Slowly, it is acquiring popularity for being the easiest way to view the Himalayan peaks.

Many Nepalese, as well as Foreigners, try this Mountain Flight that flies you over the Khumbu region and gives the best aerial view of many snowy mountains.

You get to view the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest along with other mountains such as Cho-Oyu, Gauri Shankar, Numbur, Karyolung, etc.

The flight attendants will explain to you about the mountain ranges so you don’t have to worry about missing anything. You will also be provided with a map so you can know about the location.

Exciting Nepal has made this Mount Everest flight in Nepal suitable for any age group. It is an hour flight that does not include trekking, climbing or Altitude sickness.

These flights are operated throughout the year and held during the morning. It is better to fly during clear weather as it gives you striking views and a great experience.

It is a great opportunity that lets you view the five highest peaks in the world. They are Mount Everest, Manaslu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu. You do not want to miss this moment.

Summary of Mount Everest Flight in Nepal

You wake up early as you have to reach Tribhuwan Domestic Airport to catch your flight. Our representative will pick you off from your hotel and drop you off at the airport.

After arrival, you will board your plane and take off into the sky. Every passenger gets a window seat on this flight.

As you look out your window, you get to see the beautiful Lake Gosaikunda situated at an altitude of 8013 m. It is a holy lake of Hindu people.

On the right side of the lake, you can see Mount Dorje Lakpa. From this mountain, the view of Kathmandu valley looks awesome.

As you fly ahead you get to witness many beautiful mountains up close. Such as Choba Bhamare (5933 m), Chugimago (6259), Gauri Shankar (7134 m), Pumori (7161 m), Nuptse (7861 m)Cho Oyu (8201 m) and many more.

You also get an aerial view of lush green valleys, icefalls, glaciers, etc. This flight is filled with wonderful scenarios around you. Sightseeing the beautiful scenic views you fly over the main attraction of this trip i.e. Mount Everest.

The aerial view of this majestic mountain will awestruck you with its beauty. It is situated at an altitude of 8848 m. You complete your Mount Everest Flight in Nepal in about an hour.

Even though you are not trekking the routes to reach till its base or make a climb. This Mountain flight is an alternative option to fulfill your wish of viewing Mount Everest up close.

Highlights of Mount Everest Flight in Nepal

  • View various mountains in a short time period
  • Mountains such as Mt. Manaslu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, many more
  • Fly over the world’s highest mountain above sea level
  • Aerial view of wonderful valleys, glaciers, etc
  • Window seat for every passenger
  • Unique vegetation of flora and fauna

Outline Itinerary:

  • 5:30 Am: Drive to the domestic airport by car.
  • 06 AM: Boarding and 50 Minutes flight to Mt. Everest and Himalayan region of Khumbu Valley
  • 07- 07:30 AM: Pick up by our driver and Transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Trip Cost US$ 240 Per person
Cost Includes:
  •  A car to the Airport pick up and Drop.
  •  A flight ticket for Mount Everest.
  •  Domestic Airport Tax.
Cost Excludes:
  •  All other parts.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees. Click here for more details.
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Important things to know before Mount Everest Flight in Nepal

  • A valid passport and Id card is compulsory
  • Warm clothes and comfortable shoes
  • No toilet inside the aircraft
  • Any person with a serious medical condition or heart problem shouldn’t travel
  • Chances of claustrophobia close-packed seats

Airlines that offer Mount Everest Flight in Nepal

You can find several airlines that offer Mount Everest Flight in Nepal. But among them, Yeti, Buddha, and Shree airlines have a proper history in aviation.

These airlines are quite popular as they provide quality services with the latest features in their aircraft. The crew members and pilots are well experienced and professional in their job so you shouldn’t panic about these things. They have been flying in the same airways for a long time.

These airlines conduct regular flights from Kathmandu to the Himalayan range. Usually, morning flights are available that lasts for about an hour. You can read below for more information related to these airlines:

Shree Airlines and its Cost

Shree airlines incorporated in the year 1999, stands as the largest operator of Mi-17 helicopters in Southeast Asia today. This airline also provides Mountain Flight which they call Experience Everest.

It takes you through a lifetime experience as you sit comfortably with a camera or mobile phone in your hand sipping coffee. As you fly past the majestic Mahalangur Himal Section.

You get a chance to encounter the Great Mount Everest up close in this flight. This tour flies you from the south side of the peaks viewing them.

As you fly ahead you get to see the striking Mount Everest in between Mt. Nuptse and Mt Lhotse. On the opposite side of Mount Everest, you can view the beautiful Mountains Ama Dablam, Pumo Ri, Gyachung Kang, and a little further from there Cho Oyu.

If you fly during clear weather conditions then you get to see Shartse, Baruntse, Kanchungtse, and Makalu too. The clear vision of these world-class mountains under the blue sky is quite remarkable.

Everest Flight Fare

For Indian: INR 14000 INR  per Person

Other Countries: US$ 240.00 per Person

Yeti Airlines

Yeti Airlines started its commercial flight in the year 1998. It slowly became the largest domestic airline in decades. They also expanded their business in Mountain flight and named it Everest Express.

Yeti Airline states that Everest Express is one of their exclusive tours. Aircraft such as SAAB-340 and Dornier-228 are used for this mountain flight. They have huge windows that give an excellent view of the scenario Outside.

This flight takes you deep in the Himalayan territory with a glass of champagne in your hand as you fly seeing these scenic views. You will also be able to see rock valleys that lie near Mount Everest. And the beauty of nature in its raw and undiluted form.

About Everest Express Aircraft

The aircraft used in Everest Express is Jetstream-41 invented by British Aerospace. It is considered a State of art which has 30 seater turboprop fitted with hi-tech avionics technology.

The cabins are pressurized and have air conditioners that make cruising in higher altitudes easier. It is one of the most developed turboprop aircraft that are flown by the best pilots.

This jetstream is the only domestic aircraft with the following operations:

  • Full glass Cockpit
  • Upgraded Ground Proximity Warning System
  • Terminal Collision Avoidance System II
  • Colored weather RADAR

Buddha Airlines

Buddha Airlines began its flight in the year 1997. Since then it has extended to one of the largest and longest domestic airlines to be owned privately. It has named its mountain flight Everest Experience.

This airline lets you see the magnificent wide-angle view of mountains in high altitude. You will be taking flight in parts that you have been missing out.

It is a close encounter with the great Mount Everest. You also get the mesmerizing aerial view of landscapes below. This flight gives you the best view of valleys, lakes, glaciers, and Himalayas.

If you need help you can ask the crew members, they will be delighted to help you out. They will also explain in brief about the mountains that you see outside your window.

On this flight, you get to see mountain peaks that lie above 8000 m. Some of them are Cho Oyu, Shisha Pangma, Lhotse, etc.

About the Aircraft

Buddha Airlines has advanced avionics, instrument, and airframe in its jetliner. It operates aircraft such as ATR 72-500, ATR 42-320 and Beechcraft 1900D.

Among these, Beechcraft 1900D (19-seater) is the chosen mountain flight aircraft of the American Aircraft Pilots Association. It has a total of 16 seats in this craft whereas ATR 42-320 has 24 seats and ATR 72-500 has 36 seats.

Best time for Mount Everest Flight in Nepal

You can book a flight at any time of the year for Mountain Flight in Nepal. However, travelers considered the winter and spring season-best time for Mount Everest Flight in Nepal.

Winter Season

The months of December, January and February are considered the time of winter season. During this time of the year, the whole Everest region is covered in pure white snows.

The snowy peaks look stunning from your flight. The view of frozen lakes and glaciers will make your flight more remarkable.

However, your flight might get delayed if there is an occurrence of heavy snowfall that day.

Spring Season

The months of March, April and May are considered the time of Spring Season. This season is considered to bring the lost color of nature along with it.

During this time of the year, the aerial view of the lush green valley and colorful forests will astound you. The blue skies giving out the clear view of Mountain peaks will amaze you in your flight.

But as this is the peak season for trekking the booking might be packed so make it in advance.

Autumn Season

The months of September, October and November are considered the time of Autumn Season. These months might be peak season for trekking but it is not much preferred for the mountain flight.

As the skies might be clear but the snowy peaks won’t have that much snow in them. But if you love to see the aerial view of the beautiful nature. Then this is the perfect time as its beauty will be at its peak.

Monsoon Season

The months of June, July and August are considered the time of Monsoon season. During this time of the year, there are high chances of flights getting canceled and delayed due to bad weather conditions.

These months are when heavy rainfall occurs in the lower region. And even if flights are possible the vision of peaks is blurred out due to rain clouds.

So if you are thinking of traveling due this time it is better to check the weather forecast in advance.

Helicopter flight Vs Mountain flight

You should know that helicopter flight and Mountain flights are two different activities. You can read in brief about their differences below:

Helicopter Flight

Helicopter flight takes you through the Khumbu region and lands at Kalapatthar the highest point of the trip. Helicopter flights are about 3-4 hours long.

You will make a landing there and roam around the area for 15 minutes. And again fly back to your starting point.

Helicopter flights are easy and safe but can be a little bumpy due to weather conditions at higher altitudes. But if you have your safety belt on then there will be no problem.

Sometimes the aircraft can’t lift five people up to Kalapatthar so they do shuttles and leave two or three people in Pheriche.

After dropping them, it would be safe not to walk towards the back of the helicopter due to the Tail Rotor.

Also, the pilots fly in the limit while going in higher altitudes and use less fuel to have the extra margin for power.

As for weathers, they are unpredictable higher-ups so the crew members ask in advance to locals about it. And the flights are mostly done in clear weather.

Mountain Flight

In mountain flights, you won’t be making any landing in the Everest region. These flights are about an hour-long.

You will be witnessing Mount Everest up close unlike in Helicopter Flight. Also, you won’t be getting off anywhere so there is no problem with Altitude Sickness.

Mountain flights can carry more than five-passenger. And the plane used in these flights is small compared to other aircraft.

You get to view many magnificent mountains on this short flight. Also, you are able to take beautiful snaps from the window.

Exciting Nepal hopes this information on Mount Everest Flight in Nepal is helpful for you.

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Mr. Subash K.C ventured into the tourism industry after completing his studies in Management Stream in 2001 at Tribhuvan University. Mr. K.C, born and brought up in the Lalitpur district, is keenly interested in exploring the different trekking routes. Getting the opportunity to work in the tourism industry helped him gather insights about trekking across Nepal. In addition, he also learned about customer care and group management.
By leading solo and group trekkers himself, he started collecting data about many trekking destinations in Nepal. He creates an enriching experience for national and international travelers through exceptional hospitality.

Apart from managing trekking and tours, Mr K.C also handles client inquiries, accommodation reservations, arrangements of transportation and flights, and other logistics. Recognizing the importance of personalized service, he proactively takes care of clients' needs and requirements. He is fluent in English and excels in organizing treks, tours, and adventure sports in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan.

He is highly committed to promoting responsible tourism and prioritizes client satisfaction by providing top-notch service through his well-organized company. He believes that through responsible traveling, we can protect the natural environment and promote sustainability. He has expanded his knowledge by traveling to various countries worldwide, such as India, Bhutan, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Thailand, China, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, USA, Japan, UK, Canada etc and is passionate about exploring more destinations.

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