From Kathmandu: 1 hour Panoramic Everest Flight

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From Kathmandu: 1 hour Panoramic Everest Flight

From US$ 215 per person

Embark on a mountain flight in Nepal for a panoramic encounter with the highest peaks on earth. The plane departs from Kathmandu and flies alongside the Himalayas to give you eye-level views of snow-capped peaks before brining you back in just one hour.

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Duration: 1 hour
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Experience

Highlights
  • Take an incredible panoramic trip through the Himalayas on this one-hour scenic flight
  • Marvel at 20 of the world's highest peaks from your guaranteed window seat
  • Admire the majestic and awe-inspiring Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world
Full description
Take off from Kathmandu airport in the early morning for a spectacular mountain flight to discovery the majestic scenery of the Himalayas. For those who can’t go trekking in the mountains themselves, get panoramic view of the Himalayas in just an hour-long flight. 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. 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. To the right of Dorje Lakpa is Phurbi-Chyachu, which looms over the Kathmandu Valley. As the plane glides along, the mountains come closer and closer. Next on the vision is Buddha Air Mountin Choba-Bhamare, the smallest mountain of the lot, but singularly stubborn as it has never been climbed. Then appears the mountain that is not only prominent in sight but also in its spirituality, Gauri-Shanker. Lord Shiva and his consort Gauri are said to protect this mountain, which was first successfully climbed only in 1979. The mountains of Melungtse and Chugimago are next on the tour, the latter of which is still waiting to be climbed. Numbur and Karyolung, an intensely white mountain, will gleam with the rising sun as we carry on deeper into the mountain range. We will then pass Cho-Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world, reaching a height of 27,000 feet (8,201 meters). Gyachungkang, Pumori and Nuptse, each over 22,000 feet (7,000 meters) in height, will mark our path towards the highest mountain of them all: Mount Everest. Known as Sagarmatha by the Nepalese and Chomolungma by the Tibetans, this unbelievable mountain stretches 29,021 feet (8,848 meters) into the sky. Much has already been written about Everest, but to actually witness it face to face during a mountain flight is something else. Even while it looms there in front of the eyes, it remains a remarkable place, this highest spot on earth. The spectacular mountain flights from Nepal Social Travel and Tour are offered by a number of airlines.
Includes
  • 1-hour scenic flight
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Guaranteed window seat for each participant
  • Airport tax
  • Departure airport taxes

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Tribhuvan International Airport

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This activity is subject to weather conditions on the day. If weather is not suitable for flying, the flight may be rescheduled for the following day
  • If the flight is cancelled, you can ask for a refund
  • If hotel pick-up and drop option is selected and the flight is cancelled, the transfer cost will be deducted from the total cost
  • Warm clothes and comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 57 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
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  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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The Himalayans Mountains are beautful and majestic. The snow capped peaks and rugged outline is just breathtaking. Even though Everest is in the distance her beauty is regal with the wispy cloud draping her shoulders. Worth the early rise and I will be eternally grateful we had good weather first attempt.

March 9, 2020

Amazing! First day it was cancelled bc of weather which actually made me feel a lot safer about airline. I went back the 2nd morning and it was a fantastic experience. They do such a great job in the air. Certain times of year in Nepal, you just have to get above the clouds. And all their mountains are above the clouds!

August 30, 2019

So pleased we didn't leave Nepal without doing this. We chose the option of being picked up and dropped off at our hotel, which worked well and was convenient. Our pick up was on time and got us to the airport in good time for our flight. The flight itself was amazing - we had a clear blue sky, so couldn't ask for a better view of the Himalayas, with the ultimate view for us being Mt Everest. It was great being able to visit the cockpit and the air hostess was great at constantly walking around and pointing out to individuals the various mountains we were currently viewing so we could follow the mountain range on the flyer we were given. Would recommend this flight to others.

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August 9, 2019

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