Nepal is gifted with so much beauty by nature. Trips such as trekking, climbing, jungle safari, rafting and cultural tours are the significant activities available in Nepal only. Out of the fourteen peaks higher than 8,000 meters, eight are found in Nepal. So, no visit to Nepal is complete without the once-in-a-lifetime experience of the view of Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,028ft), the top of the world. Mount Everest was first summitted by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa.
Some people can feel it by making a trek further to the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. As it is very much worth effort, it may not be possible for everyone due to their physical conditions and the time margins. Mountain flight over the Mt. Everest could be the best flying experience for those who wish to see the majestic Himalayas. The world’s highest peak ‘Sagarmatha’ in Nepali means ‘mother of the sky’ while the Tibetan name Chomolongma means ‘mother of the universe’.
It is a complete one hour mountain flight. However, the first sight of the mountain flight starts with the 8,013m high Shisha Pangma, the 14th highest mountain in the world, which lies in Tibet, afterwards come a series of several smaller peaks beginning with Dorje Lakpa (6,966m/22,855ft), Phurbi Ghyachu (6,637m/21,776ft), the 5,970m/19,587ft Choba Bhamare followed by Gauri-Shankar (7,134m/23,406ft), Melungtse (7,023m/23,042ft), Chugimago (6,297m/20,660ft), Numbur (6,956m/22,822ft), Karyolung (6,511m/21,362ft) and Cho-Oyu (8,201m/26,907ft), the eighth highest mountain in the world. Next come Pumori (7,165m/23,507ft), Lhotse (8,501m/27,890ft), Nuptse (7,861m/25,791ft), and then, finally, Mount Everest (8,848m/29,028ft), the highest mountain in the world.
Mountain flight is an experience you will never forget and the close-up views of the beautiful Himalayan peaks. Certainly, Mt. Everest is as distinct as is it should be for a mountain of its status. Thus it is one of the most distinct features one should do for a lifetime experience. If you want to land on the Everest Base Camp, you may think of taking the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.
Mountain Flight Information in brief:
- Activity: Mount Everest sightseeing flight.
- Duration: One hour.
- Frequency: Everyday in the morning between 6am to 9am.
- Cost: US$ 230 per person. Group discounts available for above 10 Pax.
- Ground transfer: Not included. It costs $10 per person by a private vehicle (car/van) on sharing basis.
- Airport tax: Included.
- Airline: Buddha Air, Simrik Airlines and Yeti Airlines.