The best way to see Mt. Everest and the Himalayas in Nepal For the traveler who is unable to make a trekking trip to the mountains either because of lack of time or physical fitness, or due to sheer want of the adventure streak, there mountain flights to simulate the experience. The one-hour flight takes you within camera range of some of the highest peaks in the world, and cruising this close to the awe in inspiring massifs of rock and ice, is an out-of-this earth experience. The aircraft takes off and heads eastward and almost immediately, the peaks come into view. The first peak that appears on your horizon is the majestic Gosaithan, standing 8,013m tall. To its right, appears Dorje Lhakpa (6996m), looking like a massive figure of 8, lying prone and covered in snow. To its right is Phurbi Chyachu, which looms over the Kathmandu valley. Next on your vision is Choba Bhamare, rather small in this company at 5,933m, but singularly stubborn, as it remains unconquered to this day. Then comes MT. Gaurishanker (8,134m), standing out sharp and conspicuous- Hindus believe that Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati protect this mountain. As the flight moves toward the eastern Himalaya, a succession of majestic mountains follows. Melungtse, with a plateau-like top stands at 7,023m, Chugimago is at 6,297m, and still remains to be scaled. At 6,956m, Mt.Numbur resembles a breast, and is believed to be the maternal source in the sky providing pure mild to the Sherpas of Solukhumbu. Then, Karyolung, a gleaming-white mountain at 6,511m, and Cho-Oyu, the sixth highest in the world at 8,021m. The last and the most exciting stretch of the journey takes you close to the 7,952-tall Gyachungkang, which is considered extremely tough climb. To its right is Puman at 7,161m and Nuptse at 7,855m. Finally, there is Mt. Everest itself (8,848m), called Sagarmatha by the Nepalis and Chomolungma by the Tibetans. It is an altogether different feeling as one comes face to face with the worlds tallest and most enigmatic of mountains.
- Depature from: Tribhuvan Domestic Airport- Kathmandu
- Airlines: Buddha Airlines
- Departure Time: 06:30 AM everyday
- Capacity : Upto 36 Passengers at a time- all window seats
COST FOR MOUNTAIN / Everest FLIGHT
Inr. 8,880 per adult / child for the air ticket – subject to change as per the airlines policy ( inclusive of service charge ), applicable for Indian Nationals only.
Hotel – Airport – Hotel transfers will cost extra: Inr. 3000 per A/c car for both way transfers.