2-Hour Mount Everest Flight Sightseeing Tour From Kathmandu
Sign up for this ideal excursion of Mount Everest by flight if you don’t have the time, mobility or desire to trek to the top and enjoy the stunning views of the highest mountain peak in the world. Flights are designed such that everyone gets a window seat for clear views of the highest mountains in the world.
- Fly around the top of the majestic Mount Everest
- Admire the stunning views of Gosaithan, Gauri-Shankar and Karyolung
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5:30 AM: Meet your tour representative in Kathmandu and drive to the airport for approx 30-45 minutes.
6:30 AM: Board the aircraft. The aircraft lifts and heads toward the east.
See Gosaithan, also called Shisha Pahngma, standing at the majestic height of 8,013 m. Immediately to the right of Gosaithan appears Doreje Lakpa (6,966 m), a mountain that looks like the number 8 lying down and covered with snow. To the right of Dorge Lakpa is Phurb-Ghyachu, which looms over the Kathmandu valley. As the plane moves along, the mountains come closer and closer.
Gaze at the Choba-Bhamare, the smallest one of the lot at 5,933 m but singularly stubborn as it has never been climbed.
See the mountain that is not only prominent in sight but also in spirit, Gauri-Shankar. Lord Shiva and his consort Gauri are said to protect this mountain at the proud height of 7,134 m, and the summit had a history of unsuccessful attempts till 1979. Gauri-Shankar looks sharp and very conspicuous from the mountain flight.
Take in the views as the plane moves towards the land of the rising sun, the eastern Himalayas, and a succession of glorious mountains follow.
See Melungtse, a plateau-like mountain that stretches up to 7,023 m, Chugimago at 6,297 m, is still waiting to be climbed. At 6,956 m, Number Mountain resembles a breast, a maternal source in the sky providing pure milk to the shapes of the Solu Khumbu.
View Karyolung, a white mountain at 6,511 m, gleams with the rising sun.
See Cho-Oyu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world. Reaching a height of 8,021 m, it appears stunningly beautiful from the aircraft. Next to the window is Gyanchungkang, at a majestic height of 7,952 m, considered an extremely difficult climb. To the right of Gyanchungkang is Pumori (7,161m).
Get closer to Everest and view Nuptse (7,855 m), which means west peak, signifying its direction from Everest.
Witness the Everest (8,848 m) itself, known as Sagarmatha by the Nepalese and Chomolungma by the Tibetans. Much as 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 in front of the eyes, it remains an enigma, this highest spot on the earth.
7:30 AM: Return to the parking, where your driver will be waiting for you and transfer back to your hotel.
45-minute flight ticket
Window seats in aircraft
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
English-speaking Nepali driver
Round-trip shared transfer
Food and drinks
Know before you go
Some changes in flight time can occur due to weather.
Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Passport name, number, expiry and country are required for all participants at the time of booking.
For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -Refund of 80% of the tour price.