Mountain Flight

Mountain Flight - The Nepal Himalayas from the Skies

 

Mountain flights offer passengers a spectacular view of the Himalayan peaks.The one hour mountain flight takes within camera range of some of the highest peaks in the world. The peaks are Gosaithan, Dorje Lhakpa, Phurbi Chyachu. Choba Bhamare, Mt. GauriShankar, Melungtse, Chugimago, mt. Numbur, Karyolung, Cho-Oyu, Gyachungkang, Pumori, Nuptse and finally Mt.Everest. Mountain flights are offered by serveral domestic airlines in the nation.


The best way to see Mt. Everest. For those people who are unable to make a trekking trip to the mountains due to lack of time or physical fitness, can experience breath-taking as well as the closer panorama of the Himalayan Ranges with the Mountain Flights. Mountain flights are offered by different Domestic Airlines in Kathmandu Valley operating their small but safest aircrafts. This one hour flight takes you the the Eastern Himalayan Ranges of Nepal, some of the highest peaks in the world including Mt. Everest The flight is an altogether different feeling as one comes face to face with the worlds tallest and most enigmatic of Mountains.

 

A part of the tour program here in Nepal, the mountain flight is gaining the high demand during the on season of the tourist arrival and to fulfill the demand, various private-domestic airlines operate mountain flight.

 

S.No.

From

To

Cost

Remarks

01

Kathmandu

Everest

US $ 168.00
INR 4810.00

1 Hrs per person
INR For Indian Only

02

Kathmandu

Kanchanjungha via Everest

US $ 1500.00

Per Hrs for 4 person
(Charter Helicopter)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Departure Date: Every Day

TRIP FACT:


Booking Code:    MN001

Duration: 1 hour flight

Best Season:     Round the year,
Feb -   May and Sept- Nov, is
highly recommended
                             
Trip Start From:Kathmnandu

Trip Finish at: Kathmnandu                            

Price : USD 168 or
              Indian Rs 4810/ Person

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The program starts right from the TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport, capital Airport) and the flight will last for 1 hour but each and every moments after you leave the ground will be unforgettable because you'll fly across the Himalayan range and no wonder the "top of the world", The Everest-8848 m.

 

The Himalaya is the youngest yet highest mountain range in the world and forms a natural border for Nepal in the northern front. For Nepalese these mountains are the sacred abode of the gods but they also continue to captivate millions around the world due to their sheer majesty and beauty; tempting thousands to attempt at conquering its peaks. Those who actually reach the Himalaya will tell you that the experience can indeed be very humbling.

 

Of the fourteen peaks higher than 8000 meters, eight are in Nepal. Although there is no denying that walking up and down the hills for a close up view of the Himalaya is very much worth the effort, this we have to confess is not for everyone, due to the physical and time requirements. Buddha Air's Everest Experience is meant especially for those who don't want to leave Nepal without touching the sacred and majestic Himalaya.

To get the best of the weather conditions in the mountains where strong winds start blowing gathering clouds and raising snow plumes which block the view as the day progresses ahead, mountain flights take place early in the morning. Buddha Air's Everest Experience is not something you want to miss; regardless of how late it was last night or how cold it is outside.

 

Upon receiving the green signal from the air traffic controller, the commander and co-pilot of the Beechcraft 1900D, the safest plane operating in the domestic sector, start the engines to take you on the ride of your life. The flight heads north east upon take off and soon after the emerald green or golden paddy fields below, depending on the time of the year, start giving way to green sub alpine forests.

 

Less than ten minutes after being airborne, one gets the first glimpse of the snowy white peaks on the far left while below the hill slopes acquire a rocky rugged and barren look, like empty landscapes from another world. Within the next few minutes one is already flying above the snowy outlines of the greater Himalaya at an altitude of 25000 feet above the ground.

 

Name of the mountains that can be seen from the Mt. Flight are: Langtang (7234m), Gosainthan (8013m), DorjeLakpa (6975m), Gauri-Sanker (7134m), Lhotse (8516m), Mount Everest (8848m):

 

The first ones to come to view are the peaks straight north of Kathmandu Valley, starting with the 8013m high Shisha Pangma, the 14th highest mountain in the world, which is actually located in Tibet, a few kilometers from the border. Then come a series of several smaller peaks beginning with Dorje Lakpa (6966m) which looks like the figure eight and is located on the eastern edge of Langtang National Park, followed by Phurbi Ghyachu (6637m) on its right, the 5970m Choba Bhamare which remains unconquered, Gauri Shankar (7134m) named after Lord Shiva and his consort, Melungtse (7181m) all part of the Rolwaling range.

 

For most distinguishing one peak from another doesn't come easy. But Everest is something else. Known simply as Peak XV until 1856, the Great Trigonometric Survey of India established the first published the height of Everest. As Nepal and Tibet were both closed to foreigners the British Surveyor General of India at that time named it Everest after Sir George Everest who measured its height and pinpointed its location. The local names of the worlds highest peak though pay tribute to her majesty; the Nepali name Sagarmatha means "mother of the skies" while the Tibetan name Chomolongma means 'mother of the universe". In 1999 Everest was found to have grown by at least six inches since the last survey bringing its total height to 8850m possibly due to the same plate tectonic movements that raised the Himalaya from the bed of the Tethys Sea.

Jutting up behind Lhotse (8516m) and Nuptse (7855m) Everest is as distinct as is it should be for a mountain of its status. Even from a distance of 5 nautical miles one can clearly see why thousands are obsessed with the thought of conquering it. While most mountaineers still use the southeast ridge on the Nepal side considered to be technically easier to reach the summit, the northeast ridge which takes off from Tibet is also increasingly becoming popular.

 

Those who trek up to the Everest Base Camp located at height of 5380m may proudly state that they have been there but viewing the Himalaya from onboard a mountain flight is another experience altogether. What would on the ground take days of travel can easily viewed in a matter of minutes and from within the safety and comfort of the Beechcraft 1900D.

 

One of the most distinct features perhaps is the receding snowlines and the glaciers, proof of climate change and global warming. As the flight begins to head back to Kathmandu one cannot but help contemplate that we have but one earth and we must all work towards preserving its natural beauty for our children.

 

Best season for Everest Mt. Flight:

 

Though Mountain Flight is enjoyed by thousands all the year round, through our experience, we would strongly recommend the time period from February to April and October & November as prime time to enjoy the mountain flights.


May we invite you to join us to see, feel and discover marvelous legendary Himalayas. It would be our pleasure to present you the certificate of honor for the trip which we are sure gonna beyond the imagination.

 

 

Additional Info:


This tour must be booked at least 2 days in advance of your travel date
Confirmation of this service will be received once the tour is booked,
Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
This tour is NOT wheelchair accessible.

  • 1 hour scenic flight
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Airport Tax NRS (Nepalese Rupee) 170.00 payable direct on day of tour.
  • Personal Insurance
  • Cost arising out of road blockades/landslides and reasons beyond our control

 

Special Instructions to our Clients : :

Before leaving your country, you are suggested to ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months. Please book your trip as early as possible; giving us enough preparation time for your trip means your trip will be managed well so that you will get full satisfaction from our services. Please make sure that you have got confirmation receipt from our company about your booking. If you need any special facilities that are not included in the listed itinerary, make sure that you have informed us about it at the time of booking. Should you want to book any programs that are not listed in this website as tailor made package, please let us know by email; we will design it as per your travel need.

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