Everest flight

Everest flight

The Mountain flight is suitable for all categories of travelers. It is also referred to as the Everest flight because seeing Everest, close up, is the main goal of the flight. For those who are restricted by time from going trekking, the flight allows for a panoramic view of the Himalayas in just an hour's flight. As the aircraft lifts off, passengers don’t have to wait too long to start observing the magnificent Himalayan range.

First to their far left visitors see Gosainthan, also called Shisha Pangma, standing at the majestic height of 8,013 m. Immediately to the right of Gosaithan, there appears Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m), a mountain that looks like the number 8 lying down and covered with snow. To the right of Dorje Lakpa is Phurbi-Ghyachu, which looms over the Kathmandu Valley. As the plane moves along, the mountains come closer and closer. Next to be seen is Choba-Bhamare, the smallest one of the lot at 5,933 m but singularly stubborn as it has never been climbed. Then appears the mountain that is not only visually prominent but also in spiritually prominent – Gauri-Shankar. Lord Shiva and his consort Gauri are said to protect this mountain, at the proud height of 7,134 m. The summit had a history of unsuccessful attempts until 1979. Gauri-Shankar is sharp and very conspicuous during the mountain flight.

As the plane moves towards the land of the rising sun, the eastern Himalayas, a succession of glorious mountains follows. Melungtse, a Plateau-like mountain stretches up to 7,023 m, Chugimago at 6,297 m is still a virgin, waiting to be climbed. At 6,956 m, Numbur Mountain resembles a breast, the maternal source in the sky providing pure milk to the Sherpas of the Solu Khumbu. Next is Karyolung, an intensely white mountain that at 6,511 m gleams with the rising sun. Cho-Oyu is the eighth-highest mountain in the world. Reaching a height of 8,201 m, it appears stunningly beautiful from the aircraft.

Next on the menu is Gyanchungkang, at a majestic height of 7,952 m, considered extremely difficult to climb. To the right of Gyanchungkang is Pumori (7,161 m). As passengers get closer to Everest itself, there is Nuptse (7,855 m), which means West Peak, signifying its direction from Everest. And Lhotse, South Peak, at 8516 m, the world's 4th highest mountain. Finally, there is Everest (8,848 m) itself, known as Sagarmatha by the Nepalese and Chomolungma by the Tibetans. Much has already been written about Everest, but to actually witness it face to face during a mountain flight is something you will never forget. Even while it looms there in front of the eyes, it remains an enigma, this highest spot on earth. Also, Ama Dablam, 6812 m, though not as high as many of the highest mountains in the area is easily visible and is considered the most beautiful mountain in the area.

The Everest flight starts early morning every day from the newly refurbished Domestic terminal at the Kathmandu airport. It is a one-hour flight, flying along the mountain range and returning to Kathmandu. After the mountain flight, if you wish, sightseeing is also possible, however doing the flight alone is fine.

The mountain flight not only allows you to enjoy fantastic views, but also helps you to understand the geography of Nepal. The mountain flight has gained popularity among tourists for the beauty that it promises. Buddha Air provides mountain flights every day, early in the mornings, when the Himalayas views are the best!

Highlight of Everest Flight:

- Mt. Everest, 20 miles from your window

- Witness fantastic Himalayan peaks, lakes and glaciers

- Around an hour flight with guaranteed window seat


Day by day itinerary

5.00 O’clock - walk up call.

5.30 O’clock - drive to domestic airport.

6.15 O’clock - Check in and 1 hour's Everest flight.

8.00 O’clock - drive to Boudhanath has breakfast, explore visit Boudhanath.

10.00 O’clock - visit Pasupatinath.

12.00 O’clock - Lunch in Kathmandu Durbar Square.

3.00 O’clock - Visit Monkey Temple.

4.00 O’clock - transfer to Hotel.

Note: We can provide mountain flight only as client’s request.