Mountain Flight in Nepal
For every Nepal visitor, the Himalayan range awes and fascinates. Mt. flight is one of the biggest attractions for the Himalayas. For those who are restricted by time or other constraints mountains flights offer the alternate to climbing and ensure a lasting memory of the highest peaks on earth.
Mt. Everest is more than just the highest mountain in the world, it is the reason why you are here, to see it, to take pictures, to climb it can be as close to it as possible. While on board, you will able to see of course the highest peak in the world – Mount Everest, which is 8848 m (29029 ft.) and other eight peaks in Nepal which stands above 8000 meter high among the fourteen all over the world, such as Lhotse (8516 m), Nuptse (7855 m), Amadablam (6812 m), Chamlang (7319 m), Makalu (8463 m), Gauri Shankar (7134 m), Langtang Lirung (7234 m), Annapurna (8,091 m), Manasalu (8,136 m), Ganesh (7,429 m), Kanchenjunga (8,586), etc.
The flight takes off from Kathmandu airport to Everest. 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 Himalayan panorama. That's the Everest Experience a memory to cherish for a lifetime.
The mountain flights are operated by the domestic airlines. It is a guaranteed flight, which means operated only when the weather is good and view is satisfactory. At the present, there are two main Airlines companies who offer Mt. 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.
It’s perseverance from the start has been institutionalize our operations. Buddha Air have been able to establish a professional Operation and Engineering Department, with ultra-modern training facilities as well as aircraft inventory stock of more then US$ 2 million. As mentioned in the technical audit of Raytheon Aircraft Credit Corp. (USA), Buddha Air is rated amongst the best schedule flight operators of Beech 1900D Aircraft in the world.
2. Yeti Airlines:
Yeti Airline’s one hour Everest Flight takes off from Kathmandu Airport and flies east in 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. It is a sparkling clear journey across the world’s highest peaks, Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga – 3rd highest, Lhoste, Makalu, Cho Oyu, to name just a few including the Tibetan plateau.
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.
Flight Operation: Every day in the morning
Best Season: The best season for mountain flight is form September through May
Flight Duration: 1 hour