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From Kathmandu: 1 hour Panoramic Everest Flight

1. From Kathmandu: 1 hour Panoramic Everest Flight

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.

Kathmandu: Mount Everest Scenic Tour by Plane with Transfers

2. Kathmandu: Mount Everest Scenic Tour by Plane with Transfers

Mountain flight in Nepal is one day tour package designed by Himalayan Social Journey for all those mountain lover and enthusiast. Take a flight over the Himalayas and get the exciting experience of seeing all the beautiful mountains including the world's highest peak: Mt. Everest from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. The clear view of the vast Himalaya, crystal clear glaciers, moraines, high altitude lakes and many other small peaks are visible all at once. Likewise, mountain flights is great alternative instead of trekking in the Himalayan region of Nepal. Enjoy a close look of the mighty Everest range along with other majestic mountain like Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, Cho Oyu, Melungtse, Shisha Pangma, Gyanhungkang, karlyolung, Chugimago, Nuptse and many more. Outline Itinerary: 5:00 AM – Get Ready Wake up early depending on where you're staying in Kathmandu. Check the weather as flights depend on it. 5:30 AM – Head to the Airport Leave your hotel and go to the airport's domestic terminal. Don't forget your ID, like your passport. 6:00 AM – Check-in Get your boarding pass from the airline counter. 6:15 AM – Security Check and Wait Go through security and wait in the lounge. Flights might be late due to weather, so be patient. 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM – Scenic Flight Depart at 6:30 AM for breathtaking views. See various Himalayan peaks and Mount Everest around 7:00 AM. Return by 7:30 AM to the airport. 7:30 AM to 7:45 AM – Get a Souvenir Some airlines offer a certificate for the flight. 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM – Back to Hotel & Breakfast Return to your hotel. Have breakfast and remember the amazing views from the flight. Remember, things might change due to weather or other reasons, so stay flexible and enjoy the beautiful scenery!

Kathmandu: Everest Mountain Flight with Private Transfers

3. Kathmandu: Everest Mountain Flight with Private Transfers

Alongside Everest, the early morning flight (an hour long) offers an aerial view of the majestic Himalayan range with a magnificent birds eye view over Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam and Mt. Gauri Shankar among others. The flight also offers you a view over Tengboche Monastery and Namche Bazar, the most famous Sherpa Village in Khumbu. With snow capped mountains sparkling brightly in the morning sunlight, the surrounding lakes and glaciers make up for a spectacular view of clear water beaming down the Himalayas to form 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. 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 and getting boarding pass at the Domestic Terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. 06:30 PM: Take Off Flight The aircraft takes off at 06:30 AM in the morning for an hour long mountain flight over the mighty Himalayas. 07:30 PM: 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.

Everest Base Camp: 3 Hour Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

4. Everest Base Camp: 3 Hour Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

This aerial tour of the Everest region will provide you with breathtaking views of the region and memories to last a lifetime. Each participant gets a window seat while flying to Everest Base Camp. Fly east from Kathmandu towards the beautiful Sherpa village and the gateway to Everest, Lukla. After fueling in Lukla, fly towards the Everest Base Camp . The flight goes over the Namche Bazzar Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep and Khumbu glaciers to reach over the Everest Base Camp. You will be given a maximum of 45 minutes landing time at the Everest View Hotel For the refreshment or enjoy Tea/ coffee with vires of Everest and magnificent Khumbu views over dozens of Himalayan peak. during the flight you will witness unbelievable views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Changtse and Lhotse.  At Everest View Hotel Watch the changing landscape as clouds drift past the peaks and reveal forests and small villages on the mountain sides. You will then fly back to Lukla for fueling and then to continue to Kathmandu and end this amazing experience.

From Kathmandu: 1-Hour Flight Over Mount Everest

5. From Kathmandu: 1-Hour Flight Over Mount Everest

Fly over the roof of the world on an amazing flight above the Himalayas mountain range and experience Mount Everest from a different perspective. Get panoramic views of the highest mountain peaks on earth as you traverse the snow-capped mountains in 1 hour. Take off from Kathmandu Airport and cruise about the magnificent massifs of rock and ice as you make your way east. Look to your far left to see the summit of Gosaithan (also known as Shishapangma) towering 8,013 meters above sea level. Gaze in awe at the pyramid-shaped peak of Dorje Lhakpa in the Langtang Himal area. Cast your eyes to the right to admire the snow-capped summit of Phurbi-Chyachu in the Kathmandu Valley. Soar like a bird over the town of Namche Bazaar and get amazing aerial views of the village of Tengboche and Ama Dablam mountain.

Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

6. Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Discover the majesty of the imposing Himalayas on this helicopter flight from Kathmandu. Stop near the Everest base camp and travel to the Hotel Everest View for an unforgettable breakfast on this thrilling mountain adventure. Be collected from your Kathmandu accommodation between in the early morning and transfer to the Tibhuwan International Airport's domestic area. Following about 30-40 minutes of preparation time, the helicopter will take off. Begin your 45-minute flight over beautiful hills and valleys to the famous Lukla Airport (Tenzing Hillary Airport), which sits at an elevation of 2,860 meters. Land for 10-15 minutes for refueling at the Lukla Airport, before taking off again. Soar for 25-minutes over the Everest region Fly over the colorful settlements of Namche Bazar, Pheriche, the Tengboche Monastery, and Gorakshep. Make your way up to the famous view point fly over Kalapatthar, which is 200 meters above the Everest Base Camp. look around, take photographs, and absorb the magnificent views of snow-capped mountains from a close distance. Glide thorugh the skies for 12 minutes to Hotel Everest View, at an elevation of 3,880 meters. Seat at an open terrace for a delicious breakfast with breathtaking views. After this refreshing break of roughly 45 minutes, the helicopter will take another 80-minute flight from HEV, Syangboche, to Lukla Airport and to its final stop at Kathmandu Airport. Transfer from the airport back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

From Kathmandu: Nagarkot Panoramic Day Hike with Lunch

7. From Kathmandu: Nagarkot Panoramic Day Hike with Lunch

Your guide will pick up from your hotel by a private car and drive (1:30 hr) to Nagarkot view point 2175m. Enjoy the view of Himalayan panorama including Mt. Everest, Gauri Shanker, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang, Ganesh Himal and many more. You may have a small break for tea/ coffee and toilet. Continue driving (15m) and start hiking (3 hr approx) to Changu Narayan temple (Unesco World Heritage site). On the way you will see rural life of Nepal, seasonal farming, goat grazing farmers and locally alcohol making. The trail will be flat walking in the beginning and hike up and again flat and little down at the end. You will visit a Hindu temple on the way. While arriving to Changu village, you will have a lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch visit Changu Narayan temple. The temple has master piece of Nepalese stone carvings, wood carvings and God and Goddess icons. After exploring the temple, drive back to your hotel and end the tour.

Kathmandu: Himalayan Bliss - Sunrise Tour in Nagarkot

8. Kathmandu: Himalayan Bliss - Sunrise Tour in Nagarkot

Embark on a journey of tranquility and natural wonders with our exclusive Sunrise Serenity Tour to Nagarkot's Himalayan Majesty. Departing promptly at 3:30 AM from Kathmandu, this tour promises an unforgettable experience that combines luxury, comfort, and the mesmerizing beauty of the Himalayas. As you step into the plush interiors of our luxury car, you'll be greeted by a professional and courteous driver who will be your trusted companion throughout the tour. Our knowledgeable driver is well-versed in the region's history, culture, and geography, and will gladly provide you with all the necessary information and insights along the way. The drive from Kathmandu to Nagarkot takes approximately 1.5 hours, offering ample time to relax, soak in the surroundings, and marvel at the scenic landscapes en route. The comfort of our luxury car ensures a smooth and enjoyable journey, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the Nepalese countryside. As dawn breaks and the first rays of sunlight paint the sky, you'll arrive at Nagarkot, a renowned hill station known for its breathtaking sunrise views. Positioned at an altitude of 2,195 meters (7,201 feet), Nagarkot offers a panoramic vista of the mighty Himalayas, including iconic peaks such as Mount Everest, Langtang, and Ganesh Himal. The sight of these majestic mountains, bathed in hues of orange and gold, is a truly awe-inspiring sight to behold. Throughout the tour, our driver will be readily available to assist you with any necessary information, ensuring that you have a seamless and enjoyable experience. Whether you have queries about the local culture, traditions, or nearby attractions, our driver will be delighted to share their knowledge and provide valuable insights. Witnessing the sunrise over the Himalayas from Nagarkot is a moment that will stay etched in your memory forever. After capturing the mesmerizing views and experiencing the serenity of the mountains, you'll begin your return journey to Kathmandu, carried by the comfort of our luxury car. Indulge in the tranquility, luxury, and natural beauty of the Nagarkot Sunrise Serenity Tour. Let us take care of the logistics and provide you with an unforgettable experience that combines the best of comfort, convenience, and the Himalayan majesty.

Kathmandu: 1-Hour Mount Everest Flight

9. Kathmandu: 1-Hour Mount Everest Flight

You will be picked up from your hotel in Kathmandu. After a short drive, you will reach the TIA from where the plane takes off. The mountain flight usually lasts from 50 minutes to an hour, and there are a variety of options for the flight times. During the flight, you can witness the bewitching beauty of the tallest Himalayas of the world including Everest, Gauri Shankar, and Langtang Lirung. A total of 20 mountain peaks are summoned in this Everest flight from Kathmandu. Starting from Langtang Lirung Peak to Everest and Chamlang Peak, you will get to explore everything from the air. The cool air will refresh you like never before, and on your return back to Kathmandu you get to take a second look at all of the beauties previously witnessed. This experience will provide you with a fantastic insight into the geography of Nepal, and following your return to TIA, you will be taken back to your hotel.

From Kathmandu: 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

10. From Kathmandu: 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 1: Start with pickup from your hotel and travel to Tribhuvan Internation Airport to take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla, be transferred to the starting point and begin the trek to Phakding. Stay overnight at a tea house lodge. Day 2: Make your way from Phakding to Namche Bazar, located at an altitude of 3,440 meters. Stay overnight in the town of Namche Bazar. Day 3: Take a rest day to acclimatize to the altitude in Namche Bazar. Relax and enjoy a second overnight stay in the town. Day 4:  Depart from Namche Bazar and hike to Tyangboche located at 3,867 meters. Stay in Tyangboche overnight. Day 5: Leave Tyangboche and hike through a beautiful rhododendron forest. Cross a suspension bridge at Imja Khola, and head towards Minlinggo. Enter the Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse. Stay overnight in Dingboche, located at 4,260 meters.  Day 6: Spend a day acclimatizing to the altitude in Dingboche with an overnight stay at a tea house lodge. Day 7: Head towards Lobuche from Dingboche on a 5.5-hour hike. Stop for lunch in Dugla, and then arrive in Lobuche for an overnight stay at 4,930 meters.  Day 8: After breakfast at Lobuche, begin the trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep. This is one of the most rewarding sections of the entire excursion. Follow the trail up the rocky paths with great views of the Khumbu glacier. Visit the famous Everest Base Camp located at 5,364 meters in altitude. Make your way back to Gorakshep where you will stay the night. Day 9: Hike from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar located at 5,545 meters, and then to Pheriche at 4,243 meters, where you will stay overnight in a tea house lodge. Day 10: Start your descent with a hike from Pheriche to Tyangboche located at 3,867 meters, then Trek- Pheriche to Namche Bazaar. (Altitude: 3440m)where you will spend the night. Day 11: Make your way back to Lukla from Namche Bazaar and a last night at lukla. Day 12: Early morning, board a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to hotel by our tour representative. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

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4.8 / 5

based on 57 reviews

My son and I were in Kathmandu for only a few days and wanted to see beyond the city. Cordial Trek's Chisapani to Nargarkot three day trek was perfect. Rameshwar set everything up for us and communicated regularly before we arrived. Since we had to catch an early flight, they also modified our itinerary to make sure we saw everything we wanted to see. Once on the route, our guide, Raj, was fantastic. He's personable, full of knowledge and was an absolute joy to be with for those three days. We'll be back for a longer adventure with Cordial Trek in the future.

I booked last minute and the driver was still right on time at my hotel in the morning. There were beautiful sunrise views from the tower. The sun reflecting onto the mountains was lovely sight. We had some warm milk tea before heading down to the temple. This tour does not include the home for which I was grateful, but there are some stairs and a ladder to get up to the tower.

Great experience. Very worthwhile. Process top. The driver picked me up on time, as agreed in advance. He took us to check it out and picked up the group after the flight as agreed. During the flight, the staff made sure that everyone got a good view of the mountains. Additionally, explanations were given. In any case, I would do this again.

Once in a lifetime trip. It was breathtakingly beautiful. I would recommend this for people that don’t have the time to do the trek up, a cheat to see one of the most amazing mountain ranges! Nabin Pandey was excellent at making sure I was up to date and that I understood the process. Very seamless - excellent tour!

We did Mardi Himal trek ans we had awesome experience! It was quite tough to walk to high cam view point but it was worth it. The sunrise over fishtail and annapurna range was beautiful. Our guide Santosh was well caring and took care of us well. We recommend mta trekking for Mardi himal trek:)