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Annapurna Mountain Flight Tour is a unique tourism activity of Nepal. Take off on an airplane for a short tour of the tallest Himalayan peaks in mid-western part of Nepal including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Fishtail, Lamjung himal and Manaslu as you fly close to mountains. This is the best alternative to see and ‘touch’ the Himalayas if you do not have time or interest in trekking.
The flight also offers fantastic bird-eye views of glaciers, rivers, green hills and trans-Himalayan landscape.
Annapurna Mountain flight program is offered by Yeti and Buddha Airlines along with helicopter companies. This half an hour-long flight is only conducted in the morning from Pokhara airport.
The Annapurna Mountain flight itinerary includes boarding an early morning flight from Pokhara airport. 30 minutes-long flight offers spectacular, up-close views of mid and western mountain ranges
The major highlights of Annapurna Mountain flight Tour are as follows:
Annapurna mountain flight price for international tourists other than Indians will cost US$180 per person. The package cost is inclusive of window seat, shuttle services to airport, taxes and flight certificate. Indian and Nepalese can enjoy Mt. flight at a discounted rate.
Please find the shortest and less traffic route map below.
Here is what your short itinerary look like for enjoying Annapurna Mountain flight.
Annapurna Mountain Flights are operated round the year in Nepal. However, Winter (Dec-Feb) and Spring (Mar-May) seasons are usually the best periods for Everest Mountain Flight as the weather is predictable and mountain visibility is clear.
Winter season (December, January, February) is best for Everest Mountain Flight. In addition to enjoying great mountain views, winter season also offers views of snows, frozen lakes and glaciers.
Spring Seasons or March, April and May, is another perfect time for Everest Mountain Flight. Not only is the visibility of mountains crystal clear, you will also get to witness lush green hills and colorful flowers.
Autumn Season (September, October and November) is generally a low season for Everest Mountain Flight. Still, you can enjoy views beautiful scenery of mountains, rivers and valleys.
Monsoon season (June, July, August) is a rainy season in Nepal. So, Everest Mountain Flight during monsoon season is not possible due to adverse weather condition. Also, the visibility of mountains is not clear.
Annapurna Mountain Flight for international tourist other than Indians cost approximately US$230. Every passenger on the mountain flight will get a window seat.
Indian travelers can avail special discount on Everest Mountain flight. Indians can enjoy mountain flight at INR 9000 per person. This rate depends on flight availability, season and marketing schemes of the airlines.
The cost of Everest Mountain Flight for Nepali tourist is NRs. 13000. The rate may change based on season and flight availability.
There is a big difference between helicopter flight and mountain flight.
In contrast, Everest Mountain Flight takes you on an aerial tour of the mountains as you get to enjoy the mountain scenery from the comfort of your seat. Mountain flight lasts about an hour and is a non-stop flying until you return. Mountain flight carries 12-36 persons in each flight.
Heli flight is not similar to ‘mountain flight’. Helicopter flight usually takes you directly to trekking destination or the base camp of mountain peaks and makes brief landing there. You will get off the helicopter and enjoy the next 30 minutes or so beautiful mountain views before returning back on the same helicopter. Helicopter flights typically last about 3-4 hours and each flight accommodate a maximum of 5 persons.
Nepal is home to almost all the highest mountain peaks in the world including Mt. Everest. It is everyone’s dream to see the Himalayas with their own eyes. But it may not be practical or possible for many to go trekking to the mountains, due to shortage of time, budget and physical condition.
Mountain Flight offers the best alternative to see mountains. Mountain Flights are safe and comfortable and gives you a rare opportunity to enjoy mountain views without the need for trekking.
Everest Mountain Flight takes off from Kathmandu domestic airport and offers an hour-long aerial tour of the tallest Himalayan peaks. This is a thrilling journey as you will fly closest to the mountains. You will witness many peaks including Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Manaslu, Annapurna, Nuptse, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Gauri Shanker, Jugal etc.
Annapurna Mountain Flight takes off from Pokhara airport and provides a thrilling aerial flight over Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This 30-minute-long flight offer close-up panorama of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Homunculi, Fishtail, Lamjung himal, Manaslu etc.
Two of the most popular mountain flights are Everest Mountain Flight and Annapurna Mountain Flight. Both flights offer amazing opportunity to capture close-up views of highest mountain peaks, valleys, rivers, glaciers and hills of Nepal.
Everest Mountain Flight takes off from Kathmandu Domestic Airport whereas Annapurna Mountain Flight operates from Pokhara Airport. Mountain Flight is a 1 hr long flight but Annapurna Mountain Flight lasts for about 30 minutes.
Flight offers spectacular, birds-eye view of Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ganesh himal, Langtang, Jugal, Gauri Shanker etc. Likewise, the view of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Fishtail, Lamjung himal and Manaslu are the highlight of Annapurna Mountain Flight
A mountain flight is a flight that takes you closer to the mountains to enjoy superb views of mountains, valleys, hills, glaciers and rivers. Mountain Flights are unique product of Nepal and is offered by all leading domestic airlines including Buddha and Yeti.
For international tourists except Indians, a mountain flight costs around US$180. Indian tourists can do Mountain Flight for INR 7000.
Yes, you can clearly see Mt. Annapurna and Fishtail from the plane. You will be flying over Mt. Fishtail as close as is possible.
Yes, Mountain Flight approaches close to Mount Annapurna and many other mountain peaks. This is an aerial tour and you will be flying at approximately 7-10Km distance from the mountain.
To get refund in case of flight cancellation due to weather condition, please submit your boarding pass to the airline or travel agent for official stamp. Once you receive the stamp, you will get full refund.
We had a wonderful Annapurna mountain flight arranged by Eyes On Nepal (Siddhartha) from Pokhara. Despite the flight being brief and the aircraft being small, the view was magnificent. We were fortunate enough to witness numerous high mountains, including Annapurna and Fishtail. This is one of the best activities I recommend to anyone visiting Pokhara.