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    • Duration4 hrs.
    • AccommodationN/A
    • Start | EndKathmandu
    • ActivityMountain Flight
    • Max Altitudemeter
    • DifficultiesEasy
    • Best SeasonAll season
    • Group Size1-20 pax
    • MealN/A

    Everest Mountain Flight Tour is a unique tourism product of Nepal. Take off on an airplane for a short tour of the tallest Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest, 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 offers fantastic up-close, bird-eye views of mountains, glaciers, rivers, green hills and even Tibetan landscape. Everest, Lhotse(8516m), Kanchenjunga (8,586), Makalu (8463m), Manasalu (8,136m), Annapurna (8,091m), Nuptse(7855m), Ganesh (7,429m), Chamlang (7319m), Langtang Lirung (7234m), Gauri Shankar (7134m), Amadablam (6812m) etc. are prominently visible on mountain flights.

    Mountain flight program is offered by all domestic airlines including Buddha, Yeti, Shree airline, Guna airline along with helicopter companies.  The hour-long flights are only conducted in the morning from Kathmandu domestic airport.


    The Everest Mountain flight itinerary includes early morning flight from Kathmandu domestic airport. Hour long flight offering spectacular, up-close views of mid and eastern mountain ranges.

    • Mountain Flight


    The major highlights of Everest Mountain flight are as follows:

    • Once-in-a-lifetime experience to see and touch Mt. Everest- the tallest mountain in the world!.
    • You will catch views of at least five 8000m above mountains.
    • The pilot and air hostess will be there to personally introduce you to all mountain peaks.
    • Catch splendid view of green hills, valleys, glaciers and even Tibetan landscape.
    • Guaranteed window seat for each traveler.
    • At the end of the tour, you will get a certificate signed by your pilot.


    Everest mountain flight price for international tourists other than Indians will cost US$230 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.

    What is included in the tour price ?

    • Documentation - No hidden charges There are no hidden charges such as company service charges
    • Mountain Flight(Everest Mountain Flight by domestic airlines)
    • All land transportation(Private vehicle for pick up and drop off as per the group size |car, jeep, van or a bus with parking and petrol)


    • Personal nature expenses (All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, hot and cold drinks during the tour time)
    • Insurance(Your travel insurance)
    • Tipping / gratis for guides and drivers(Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.)
    • Unexpected expenses (Expenses arising from unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Eyes on Nepal.)
    • DonationDonation to temples and stupas


    In case of cancellation of mountain flight due to bad weather/low visibility, the flight charge is fully refundable. This is also applicable if the airlines company cancels the flight due to technical or other problems in the airplane. However, if a passenger cancels the flight due to personal reason, a 10 % cancellation charge will be levied. Request for cancellation must be provided 24-hour prior of the flight timing by email, phone, or office visit. For any cancellation request received 12 hrs prior, a 50% cancellation charge will be applicable. Please note that USD 20 dollar will be charged for any cancellation in lieu of transportation booking and arrangements.

    Impact Footprints

    "Leave nothing but foot prints, take nothing but photos & memories"
    • We suggest to stay in locally-owned lodges or tea houses
    • Waste management (We request to bring back all the waste materials you have carried on your way)
    • Kindly respect local culture and dress code.



    Please find the shortest and less traffic route map below.


    Here is what your short itinerary look like for enjoying Everest Mountain flight.

    Mountain Flight Tour

    • Early morning pick-up from your hotel and transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport. You must check in the airport one hour before your flight time
    • Our staff will help you check-in at the airport counter and then you wait for boarding. Note that mountain flights occasionally face delays as planes wait for weather clearance
    • Enjoy one hour flight close to the Himalayas. You are allowed to enter the cockpit to catch better views. Mountains you will see are Everest, Lhotse(8516m), Kanchenjunga (8,586), Makalu (8463m), Manasalu (8,136m), Annapurna (8,091m), Nuptse(7855m), Ganesh (7,429m), Chamlang (7319m), Langtang Lirung (7234m), Gauri Shankar (7134m), Amadablam (6812m)
    • Once you land back at Kathmandu airport, you will be presented with flight certificate signed by your pilot

    Thereafter, our staff will transfer you back to your hotel.


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    FLIGHT tour packing List

    We recommend you to wear normal seasonal clothes and shoes that you feel comfortable in. To make your Everest Mountain flight memorable and enjoy mountain and scenery, bring along your preferred gadgets such as sun glass, binocular, camera (DLSR) or mobiles and selfie stick. Please do not forget to carry your passport along which will be required for boarding.


    Best time for Everest Mountain Flight in Nepal

    Everest 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.

    Mountain flight in Nepal during winter Season

    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.

    Mountain flight in Nepal during spring Season

    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.

    Mountain flight in Nepal during autumn Season

    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.

    Mountain flight in Nepal during monsoon Season

    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.

    Everest Mountain Flight tour price

    Everest Mountain Flight for international tourist other than Indians cost approximately US$230. Every passenger on the mountain flight will get a window seat.

    Mount Everest Flight tour price for Indian citizen

    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.

    Everest Mountain Flight tour price for Nepalese

    The cost of Everest Mountain Flight for Nepali tourist is NRs. 13000. The rate may change based on season and flight availability.

    Helicopter flight Vs Mountain flight

    There is a big difference between helicopter flight and mountain flight.

    Mountain Flight in Nepal

    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.

    Helicopter Flight in Nepal

    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.

    Mountain flight in Nepal

    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 from Kathmandu

    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 from Pokhara

    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.

    Everest Mountain flight vs Annapurna Mountain flight

    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.


    What is a 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.

    What does it cost for a mountain flight in Nepal?

    For international tourists except Indians, a mountain flight costs around US$230. Indian tourists can do Mountain Flight for INR 9000.

    Can I see Everest from the plane?

    Yes, you can clearly see Mt. Everest from the plane. You will be flying over Mt. Everest as close as is possible.

    Can you fly close to Mount Everest?

    Yes, Mountain Flight approaches close to Mount Everest and many other mountain peaks. This is an aerial tour and you will be flying at approximately 7-10Km distance from the mountain.

    How do you get refund if your flight is cancelled due to weather condition?

    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.

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    Few days prior xmas my husband, Fauzi and i decided to spend a 7 days stay in Nepal and at that time there was only few hotels available due to peak season. Rescheduling the iteneraries in a constraint of time to ensure our comfort looks so simple to Angie Ong and her team as they are so expert and well experience. Their kind understanding really touch our heart till today.

    Thank you Eyes On Nepal who had proved me wrong!! ..true indeed Nepal is a scenic country full of amazing range and mountains with warm hearted people and superb nepalese food. They treat us like their own families and despite being in a place where we can’t even speak and understand a word of their language except namaste and no one looks like us, we really felt at ease and safe.

    Thank you Angie Ong, Krishna, Siddharta and young Vishnu (Pokhara) the great team from Eyes On Nepal who really took care of Fauzi and I from our pick up point at the airport till our departure on the eve of new year.. Being a muslim, we do not feel any restrictions to be in your country as you have made it simple and accomodative to all our needs… we really had a great time in Nepal..beautiful sceneries along the journey from kathmandu to Nagarkot to Kalinchowk to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu; marvellous snowcapped mountains and long beautiful ranges in Kuri village, adventurous paragliding activity in Pokhara; witnessing the beauty of Everest Mountain during the mountain flight; short trekking to view the sunrise at Sarangkot and sharing love with the little angels at the himalayan spirit academy in Kalinchowk and short visit at Kuri Village are the best memories ever..

    Coming home from Kathmandu, we are not only bringing home our passport, luggage and few souveniers for our love ones but thousands of sweet memories and wonderful experiences, too.

    I do really hope we will make a come back to Nepal with more time to explore and also time to get to the hills plus other adventurous activities like water rafting, zip flying and so forth..its a worthwhile trip!!! Definitely we will recommend your company to our friends and loved ones…kudos to the team

    Namaste..namaste..namaste ..happy new year everyone!!!