Mountain flights offer the closest possible aerial views of Mt Everest, Kanchenjunga, including many other snow-capped mountains and the Tibetan Plateau.
Highlight of Mountain Flight in Nepal
Un-obstructed view of Mt. Everest and many other 8000 meters peaks.
Bird’s Eye view of Kathmandu Valley
Breath taking Mountain glaciers
Photograph the landscapes of Nepal
Mountain flight tour has become popular and common tours in Nepal for all the having limited time and wanting to discover the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, as not all the travelers have time to explore the Himalayas through trekking and tour.
Many domestic Airlines in Nepal operate the flights to the mountain every morning from Kathmandu Airport for an hour; first, the visitors will see Gosaithan, also called Shisha Pangma, Standing at the majestic height of 8,013m. Immediately to the right of Gosaithan, there appears Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), 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 on the vision is Choba-Bhamare, the smallest one of the lot at 5,933m but singularly stubborn as it has never been climbed. Then, there appears the mountain that is not only prominent in sight but also in spiritually – Gauri-Shankar. Lord Shiva and his consort Gauri are said to protect this mountain, at the proud height of 7,134m and the summit had a history of unsuccessful attempts till 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 Himalaya a succession of glorious mountains follows. Melungtse, a Plateau – like mountain stretches up to 7,023m, Chugimago at 6,297m is still a virgin, waiting to be climbed. At 6,956m, Numbur Mountain resembles a breast, maternal source in the sky providing pure milk to the Sherpas of the Solu Khumbu. Next is Karyolung, an intensely white mountain that at 6,511m gleams with the rising sun. Cho-Oyu is the eighth highest mountain in the world. Reaching a height of 8,201m, it appears stunningly beautiful from the aircraft.
Next on the menu is Gyanchungkang, at a majestic height of 7,952m, considered an extremely difficult to climb. To the right of Gyanchungkang is Pumori (7,161m). As passengers get closer to Everest, there’s Nuptse (7,855m), which means West Peak, signifying its direction from Everest.
Finally, there’s Everest (8,848m) 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 else. Even while it looms there in front of the eyes, an enigma, and this highest spot on earth. So, the mountain flight no doubt, we offer views and exciting experience as you will encounter with breathtaking massifs of rock and ice.
You can enjoy a seemingly endless chain of snow capped peaks as you fly above the clouds, over glaciers and lakes, rivers and gorges from your private individual window. The clear, non tinted window offers a great opportunity to experience and photograph the aerial view of the Kathmandu valley and the landscapes of Nepal.
Our agency offers daily Mountain flight through various domestic airlines mostly by Buddha Air, Yeti Airlines, Goma Air and Guna Airlines by all the airlines operating mountain flight in Nepal- Just write an email for the cost and the booking.
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) airport and transfer to hotel, overnight at hotel.
- Day 02: Early in the morning transfer to domestic airport, flying to Mountain about one hour, Back to hotel, Full-day sightseeing on Kathmandu Valley.
- Day 03: Final departure for your home land or next destination.