For every visitor heading to Nepal for a vacation, the Himalayan range is often the main destination. It is absolutely fascinating for the eyes. Mountain flights are one of the biggest attractions, as you can get up-close Himalayan views, including Mount Everest and several other world's tallest mountains. For those who are restricted by time or other constraints, our Mountain Flight is the next best alternative, bringing you within almost touching distance of these most enchanting peaks, ensuring you a lasting memory of some of the most beautiful parts of this planet we live on.
Mt. Everest is more than just the highest mountain in the world, it is one reason why so many tourists come to Nepal each year. While on board, you will be able to see some of the highest peaks in the world – Mt. Everest, which is 8848m (29029 ft.) and other peaks in Nepal which stand above 7000 meters high, such as Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7855m), Amadablam (6812m), Chamlang (7319m), Makalu (8463m), Gauri Shankar (7134m), Langtang Lirung (7234m), Annapurna (8,091m), Manaslu (8,136m), Ganesh (7,429m), and the Kanchenjunga (8,586m), etc.
Lasting about one hour in total, the mountain flight takes off from Kathmandu airport, and passes by the Everest region peaks. A guaranteed window seat for every passenger and access to the cockpit ensures more than a birds-eye view, almost an angelic spectacle, of Everest and the surrounding the Himalayan chain. That is the Everest Experience, a memory to cherish for a lifetime. It is an almost guaranteed flight, which means operated only when the weather is good and views are satisfactory. At the present, there are three main Airlines that operate these mountain flights.
1. Buddha Air:
Buddha Air is the only airline in Nepal operating four brand new; straight-from-the -factory; currently in production, fully pressurized, state-of -the-art third generation aircraft Beech 1900D, each worth US$ 5 million.
2. Yeti Airlines:
Yeti Airline’s one hour Everest Flight takes off from Kathmandu Airport and flies east in a modern Jetstream 41 fully pressurized and air-conditioned fleet, where one can see magnificent mountains from a height of around 25,000 feet. A must take tour of the majestic Himalayas. It’s an hour of breathtaking scenic beauty of the Mighty Mountains; A sparkling clear journey across the world’s highest peaks.
You can enjoy a seemingly endless chain of snow capped peaks as you fly above the clouds, over glaciers, 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. These planes are built for mountain conditions.