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Everest Scenic Flight, from Kathmandu
Mount Everest Flight, from Kathmandu
- See the peaks of some of the world’s highest mountains, including Everest
- Get a unique perspective of the Himalayas
- Guaranteed window seat, perfect for photography
- Back at your hotel in time for lunch!
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For so many people, seeing the Himalayas and the mighty Mount Everest is a true bucket-list experience. Fortunately, there’s more than one way to do this, and you don’t even need your hiking boots!
An Everest flight offers a completely new perspective on this iconic mountain range. Over the course of this 1-hour flight, you’ll look down on the extraordinary Himalayan landscape, taking in many of the world’s highest mountains. Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lhakpa, Phurbu Ghyachu, Gaurishankar. Cho Oyu, Pumori, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Chamlang peak and Mt. Kanchenjunga can all be seen on this flight route if the weather is clear. The highlight, of course, is the towering Mt. Everest, standing tall at 8848 meters.
Your cabin crew will be on hand to identify each mountain for you, and since the flight operates at half-capacity, everyone gets a window seat.
Mountain flight has gained popularity among tourists for the beauty that it promises. Most of the domestic airlines in Nepal provide mountain flights every day, early in the morning. Mountain flight usually lasts between 50 minutes to an hour.
Mountain flights, in particular, are prone to the whims of the weather and even a slight fluctuation in the clouds and the wind decides how much of the Himalayan range you can see. On the mornings when the sky is clear and the excitement is overwhelming, the aircraft takes you off from Kathmandu to the east above the altitude of 25,000 ft. where you can see about 20 of the high Himalayan peaks during the flight. From above, you may see thin mist moving gently across the valley and covering the hills.
Once the airplane comes out of its turn and streaks towards the east, the passengers on the left side of the aisle will be suddenly transfixed against the windows. Only half of the seating capacity of the aircraft will be occupied so that everyone can have a window seat. From the windows, will appear on the horizon a complete procession of the Himalayan glacier hung peaks in all their pristine beauty.
During the flight, you will catch a glimpse of the peaks to the east of Nepal starting from the Langtang Lirung peak, which is the closest peak to Kathmandu, followed by Dorje Lhakpa, Phurbu Ghyachu, Gaurishankar. Cho Oyu and Pumori are soon visible with towering Mt. Everest, standing tall at 8848 meters, along with the spectacular view of Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse and Ama Dablam, Chamlang peak and Mt. Kanchenjunga at a distance.
Do not worry if you cannot recognize the mountains, the air hostess will assist passengers to recognize some of the prominent mountains, miles away from the plane. In a clear weather day, you will feel that you could reach out and touch the sharp ridges of the mountains.
As the aircraft approaches near Everest, the pilot will stir the plane into the Khumbu Valley where looms Everest, the world’s tallest mountain peak. No matter how many times it has been climbed, and the countless pictures that you may have seen, the summit never fails to inspire awe and reverence. Known to the Nepalese as Sagarmatha, or Sky head, and Qomolangma in Tibet, the massive dark mountain together with Lhotse, the world’s fourth-tallest peak, and Nuptse form a cradle around the Khumbu Glacier, which is the traditional expedition route to the top.
The plane takes a turn over Khumbu region, and the passengers get a second chance to witness the view while they make their way back to Kathmandu.
The passengers on the right side of the aisle will now see the Himalayas from their windows, while the passengers on the left get a second look at the majestic view, as the airplane flies back to Kathmandu. Passengers can snug and sit comfortably inside the plane wondering about the mountaineers who go out there on the slopes, battling the freezing temperature and other hazards to scale the mountains, that for many is their long-awaited dream come true.
The mountain flight not only allows one to enjoy fantastic view but also helps you to understand the geography of Nepal. Mountain flight in Nepal makes your visit to Nepal a memorable one with a superb chance to experience the splendid view of the glorious mountain range. Flying past few of the mountains above 8000 meters is the best thing, that even mountaineers don’t get to see them up close all in a day. So, you get a bonus, Indulgence in the panoramic view! Maybe, you might realize what you have been missing, or find what you have been looking for all this while.
- Return transfers from your hotel in Kathmandu
- Morning flight across the Everest region (approx. 1 hour)
- Light refreshments
- Weather guarantee! Speak to the Travel Nepal team if you’re unsure.