Thrills In The Clouds
For every Nepal visitor, the Himalayan range awes and fascinates. Mt. flights are 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 the world, it is the reason why you are here, to see it, to take pictures, to climb it or fly as close as possible to Everest, within touching distance; if it was possible. While on board, you will be 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 meters 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), Manaslu (8,136 m), Ganesh (7,429 m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), 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 domestic airlines in Nepal. 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 Airline 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.
Buddha Air has 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 a modern Jetstream 41 fully pressurized and air-conditioned, where one can see magnificent mountains from a height of around 25,000 feet. Both these companies operate planes that are ideal for mountainous regions & countries.
A must take tour of the majestic Himalayas, mountain flights last for an hour of breathtaking scenic beauty of the Mighty Mountains. It is a sparkling clear journey across the world’s highest peaks, Mt. Everest, Kangchenjunga – 3rd highest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, to name just a few including the Tibetan plateau.
You can enjoy a seemingly endless chain of snowcapped 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 lovely landscapes of Nepal.
Flight Operation: Every day in the morning. Flights generally take-off between 6-7 am every morning.
Best Season for mountain flights: The best season for mountain flights are from September through May
Flight Duration: 1 hour