Nepal is a small South-Asian country known as the “Land of Himalayas”. This small country houses highest mountains in the world. 8 out of 10 eight thousanders (mountain above 8000m) stand high and aloft here. Of them all, the world highest mountain Mt Everest along with other mountains nestle to the north. Conquering those mountains has always been dream of many. But many have to abort the dream because of many circumstances. For those many, mountain flight could be the best choice to let their dream come true.
Mountain flight is a special flight operated over the Himalayas. The flight offers great sky view above the clouds and mountains at the horizon. The close up view of Mt Everest along with other peaks engulfed with golden rays is the best experience. A lot of people wish trek to these mountain areas. Unfortunately they do not have the time and ability to explore such high terrain. In such circumstances…this trip is just the perfect alternative.
You are in Nepal but haven’t experience the close view of Himalayas? Your journey ain’t gonna be complete one just like your full menu without dessert. Most of the visitors would feel same – the incomplete journey. We are here to change your dream of capturing those scenic beauties into reality.
The one hour Everest mountain flight is an amazing experience while you are in Nepal. The flight takes you very close to some of highest peaks in the world including Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse. Apart from mountains, you can see glaciers, mountain villages, river and beautiful scenery. Every passenger gets a window seat. They could have great view an take pictures of the Himalayas engulfed with golden rays. The peaks seen are Gosainthan (Shisha Pangma), Dorje Lakpa, Chova Bhamare, Gaurisankhar, Pumori, Nuptse, Cho-Oyu and many more including Mt. Everest. There are several domestic airlines offering mountain flight service at Kathmandu. They operate every day in the morning. The best time to experience Everest mountain flight is Feb-Apr and Oct-Nov. Don’t worry! If you couldn’t see the Himalayas and the weather is cloudy, you get your refund.
Mountain Flight Description
You have to reach the domestic terminal of the airport, Kathmandu before one hour of your flight time. You enter and get the boarding pass from the respective airlines. The flight starts after getting boarded on the plane. It flies over the Langtang and Everest ranges to the North East side of Nepal. With a short interval of flight, to the left side of the plane you can see Gosaithan, known as Shisha Pangma (8,013m) standing aloft. Immediately, there appears Dorje Lakpa (6,966m) following Phurbi Ghhyachu looming over Kathmandu valley. You fly further over other mountains. You see Gaurishankar (7,134m), where Lord Shiva and his consort Gauri live.
As the plane moves further to eastern side, we see Cho Oyu (8,201m) one of the eighth thousanders. Following to this stunning mountain, there appear Pumori. The plane gets closer to Everest, the world highest mountain. Right next to Everest, you see Nuptse (7,855m). Mt Everest is also known as Sagarmatha in Nepali and Chomulungma in Tibetian. The plane returns to Kathmandu after the spectacular sightseeing of Himalayas.