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Everest Mountain Flight from Kathmandu


Everest Mountain Flight from Kathmandu

Duration :   3 Hours
The Price :   $240.00
Max People :    35
Start Location:   Tribhuvan International Airport

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Everest Mountain Flight is the most famous day tour activity available from Kathmandu, Nepal. It includes an early morning round trip from Kathmandu to the Everest region of Nepal. The flight lasts for up to an hour and takes the travelers for a close up view of Mount Everest. For those unaware, Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world at 8848 m. Additionally, the trip also includes the two way hotel pickup from Kathmandu. Furthermore, it is in service all year long from Kathmandu to fly over the Himalayas.


The flight usually lasts between 50 minutes up to an hour after the plane takes off from TIA, Kathmandu. During the flight, you will catch a glimpse of 20 of the highest peaks to the East of Nepal starting from the Langtang Lirung peak which is the closest peak to Kathmandu, then move towards Mt. Everest in the East and finally fly to Chamlang peak. From there, the plane takes a turn and the passengers get a second look at the view while they make their way back to Kathmandu.


The mountain flight not only allows you to enjoy fantastic views but also helps you to understand the geography of Nepal. Although mountain flights do not have a long history, it has gained popularity among tourists for the beauty that it promises. The service is thus provided every day, early in the mornings, when the Himalayas are in their best state of being perceived!


Highlights of the trip:


1. Flight takes off early in the morning with boarding at 06:00 AM

2. Mt. Everest will be 5-6 miles from your window

3. View fantastic Himalayan peaks, lakes and glaciers

4. 50 minutes flight with guaranteed window seat

5. Hotel pick up and drop service included in your pay


While on board, you will receive a Himalayan Peaks map from your flight attendant. This map contains information about the different peaks you will see during the mountain flight. Moreover, you will also get a briefing from your flight attendant of the visible mountains.


The emphatical view of snow capped mountains here are perennially sparkling bright in the morning sunlight. Evidently, the surrounding lakes and glaciers make up for an additional spectacular view of clear water beaming down the Himalayas. Nonetheless, the water runs down to form raging rivers and streams. The intimation for what it’s like to feel the same, book one right away to fly over the mighty Himalayas and experience an awe of sheer magnificence beyond your imagination.


Flight Video


Additional information on Everest Mountain Flight:


Availability of Everest Mountain Flight

Everest Mountain Flight is available from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu all year long except for adverse weather conditions.


Best time of the year for the flight

The best season for the flight is during January through June and then September through December. The weather is generally clear with clear blue skies at the time. Moreover, you may choose to avoid the monsoon seasons for your tight schedule as the flight might get canceled due to adverse weather conditions.


Note: You may choose to go for the flight just after your arrival in Kathmandu before or after your main trip, the choice is yours.


Flying Altitude

The Everest Mountain Flight can reach up to 32000 feet for you to fully enjoy the aerial view of Mt. Everest and the surrounding ranges with Khumbu Glacier among others.


Things to bring along with you during the mountain flight

You are highly recommended to bring along your camera / mobile phone to capture the pictures for beautiful memories. Also, please do not forget to carry your valid passport for your identification. However, please avoid carrying along any heavy luggages or bags.


Duration of Everest Mountain Flight

The flight usually lasts for an hour after the takeoff before returning back to the Kathmandu airport. However, the flight might get delayed sometime due to the weather conditions. So please be advised to have a certain extra hours to be on the safe side.


Complimentary pick up and drop off service

The travelers will receive a complimentary pick up and drop off service from Kathmandu. The travelers will be picked up from their respective hotel / apartment in Kathmandu at around 05:30 am in the morning and be dropped back to their hotel after the flight. The airport transfer (one-way) will be nearly 15-20 minutes approximately.


Fly-by flight to Mount Everest

The first thing you should know about Mount Everest is that it lies on the border between Nepal and China. So we cannot go around or over Everest for obvious reasons. The flight therefore takes a turn back soon after it crosses Everest towards east. The flight will however go as close to the southern side of Mount Everest as possible.


Refund / Reschedule in case of flight cancellation

There are two cases where your flight might get canceled. One if the weather gets too bad for the flight to take off or if you yourself decline to fly. If the flight is canceled due weather conditions you will be fully refunded. But there is always an option to reschedule your flight for any other suitable day. However if you cancel the flight with no appropriate reason you will no longer be valid for any refunds.


Everest Mountain Flight Operators


1. Buddha Air (Aircraft: ATR 72)

2. Yeti Airlines (Aircraft: ATR 72)

3. Shree Airlines (Aircraft: Bombardier Dash Q400)


Note: You will be appended to a respective flight as per the seat availability


Everest Mountain Flight cost per person

The current flight ticket option per person as of January 2024 is USD 240 for International Travelers. However all Nepali and Indian Nationals need to pay USD 150 for their flight tickets. This included two way airport transfers as well.


Guaranteed Window Seat

All travelers with the confirmation of their flight tickets will get a guaranteed window seat. The seats however will not be pre-allocated as per their placement. It is a first come first serve basis.


Adventure Trip Certificate

All travelers after the completion of their flight will receive a complimentary trip completion adventure certificate from their respective airline operators.


More details on Everest Mountain Flight :


1. Duration: One Hour

2. Places you will see: Mahalangur range including Mount Everest

3. Transportation method: Private Car / Van

4. Possible group size: Min 1 to Max 35

Places You’ll See :

1The Himalayas
3Mountain Range

Travel Itinerary:

05:30 AM: Drive to Tribhuvan International Airport

The tour begins with your driver picking you up from your hotel. You then drive towards the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

06:00 AM: Domestic Terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport

You begin your flight after you complete your security check at the Domestic Terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

06:30 AM: Take Off

The aircraft takes off at 06:30 AM in the morning for an hour long mountain flight over the mighty Himalayas.

07:30 AM: Touch down at Tribhuvan International Airport

You will then be dropped back at Tribhuvan International Airport and escorted back to your hotel.


Note: You might as well receive a ‘Adventure Flight Certificate‘ from your respective airlines.


Is pick up and drop off service included?

Yes, we have pickup and drop off service included in your pay. A private vehicle will pick you up early in the morning (around 05:30 AM) from your hotel in Kathmandu and drop you off at the same hotel after the flight.

What are the mountain ranges that I can see during the flight?

The mountain range you can see during the flight includes Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam and Mt. Gauri Shankar among others. 

Will I get a window seat?

Yes, you will definitely get a window seat. The seat however will not be pre allocated. You may choose the seat as per availability. 


Note: Choose the seat towards your left side for the best view and experience.

What should I bring along for this flight?

You must bring along a valid ID or a copy of your passport for verification and check in.


Optional: You might as well bring sunglasses and a camera for clicking pictures of your memorable journey. 

What's Included

  • Guaranteed Window Seat
  • Mountain Flight
  • Pick Up and Drop
  • Private Vehicle

What's Excluded

  • Gratitude for Driver
  • Meals
  • Personal Expenses


  • Mountain Flight

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