A mountain flight is beyond one’s imagination, because you’ve never seen anything like it before. Only a bird gets to see this glorious view and you’re up close within minutes of being airborne. Enjoy a close look at some of the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest and go home with incredible pictures because everyone gets a window seat!
Taking a mountain flight is the easiest thing to do here in Nepal. Buy a ticket and you’re taken on an hour long flight that flies higher than some of the Himalayan peaks, looking down on glaciers and high altitude lakes. For those who can’t go trekking in the mountains themselves, get panoramic view of the Himalayas in just an hour-long flight. Nepal has eight of the highest mountains in the world and the only way to see them all is by flying past them. Even mountaineers don’t get to see them up close all in a day. The hostess identifies the individual peaks and the pilot invites each passenger to the cockpit to take pictures of Everest from their large windscreen.
In the west is seen the mighty peaks of the Dhaulagiri massif and the Annapurna range while far in the east lies Everest, Makalu and Kanchenjunga. The horizon seems like an endless jagged row of high snowy peaks stretching far into the distance. The rows and rows of mountain peaks is beyond one’s imagination and simply unbelievable.
Leaving Kathmandu domestic airport early in the morning before the clouds form, passengers take an hour’s flight around the Everest region with stunning views of all the major peaks. As the aircraft takes off and heads towards the east, you won’t have to wait long to find out what’s in store for you. The hostesses are there if you have questions. First to your far left you will see Gosaithan, also called Shisha Pangma, standing at the majestic height of 26,290 feet (8,013 meters). Immediately to the right of Gosaithan, you will Dorje Lhakpa appear (22,000 feet or 7,000 meters), a mountain that almost looks like a figure 8 lying in the snow.
If you are someone with a higher adventure threshold, then you might also want to experience hang-gliding, paragliding, Para motor flying, sky diving or even participate in relevant training courses. Enjoy the spectacular views!
-Flight starts at 6:00 AM early in the morning
-Mt. Everest 20 miles from your window
-Witness fantastic Himalayan peaks, lakes and glaciers
– 50 minutes flight with guaranteed window seat
What to bring
-Passport or ID card
-Luggage or large bags