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  • Duration 1 Hours
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Destination Nepal

What To Expect

  • Wonderful one-hour flight over the world's Highest mountain including other Himalayas
  • Beautiful views of Everest Country sites as well as the flora and fauna
  • Explore the EBC trek trail, Gokyo valley, Khumbu glacier, etc.
  • Window guaranteed seat
  • Daily departure

The cost of Mt Everest Flight for Indian passport holders is different. Please, inquire us.

Adventure operates the Everest flight daily thus, accessing tickets for the flight is also easy. We provide an opportunity to have the Everest Mountain Flight in Nepal every morning where everyone wants to go.

Everest Flight is a classic flight to Mt. Everest from Kathmandu by plane. It starts early morning from the Domestic Airport of Kathmandu before the sky is covered by a cloud. The starting time of the first flight is 6:30 am from Kathmandu Airport. It takes almost one hour to visit the Himalayas region and complete the trip.

Mount Everest from airplane surrounds the Everest region with extra-ordinary sights of Mt. Everest, and other mountains as well as the hills, Sherpa villages, Khumbu icefalls, white glaciers, and so on. However, you will get a refund in case of flight cancellation due to bad weather or other unavoidable circumstances.

If you are one who wishes to trek to Mt. Everest but is unable due to some of the diverse constraints in the Khumbu Himalayas, Everest Mountain Flight is an excellent option to explore the grandiose Himalayan landscapes such as Mt. Everest, Pumori, Melungtse, Shisha Panga, Gaurishanker, Choba, Dorje Lakpa, and so on.

Who said that you need to trek for longer days to look at the views of the world's tallest Mt. Everest and other neighboring peaks? Mountain Flight to Everest from Kathmandu is very suitable, especially for those who are time-bound and for other interested groups too. Doing Everest Mountain Flight Tours is as equal to going to Everest Trekking for looking at the closer live sceneries of the mountains. So, let's make a plan to catch an early morning plane to the Khumbu region and uncover the mesmerizing natural beauty of Mt. Everest and other snow-capped surrounding peaks.

Besides, the Everest Mountain Flight cost is very cheaper when compared to the Everest Helicopter Tour or the Everest Base Camp Trek. All trips show the beautiful live views of the Everest region very closely.

There are lots of travelers who really want to know why one should join the Mt. Everest Mountain flight tour and what attractions this activity offer. While doing Mountain Flight to see Everest, the mountains come closer to closing. At the beginning of the journey before entering the Khumbu region, you will be able to see the beautiful landscape of the Kathmandu Valley and the temples of Kathmandu. Then slowly the flight will fly over a higher altitude from where you can spot the world's tallest mountain Mt. Everest and so many tallest snow-covered mountains.

After entering the Everest zone, you will see the panoramic beauty of Shisha Pangma Mountain at 8,013m. Then, there appears the heavy snow-covered Dorje Lakpa Mountain at 6,966m immediately at the right side of Shisha Panga and beside Dorje Lakpa. You have a glance at the stunning views of Phurbi- Ghyachu Mountain too.

At second, there lies a spectacular vision of Choba- Bhamare Mountain and then Gauri- Shankar Mountain in chronological order. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva and his consort Gauri live on the Gauri- Shankar Mountain at the height of 7,134m. Till 1979 AD, no one had got succeeded to summit it. However, the Gauri-Shankar Himal is sharp and very conspicuous during the Mountain Flight over Everest.

Not only the views of mountains, but a traveler can enjoy the views of Hills, other Khumbu glaciers, rivers, and so on from the Cockpit. Thus, the Everest Mountain Flight is the world's extraordinary flight tour in the Himalayan region of Nepal. It provides an opportunity to view the distinctive views of famous mountains, the Khumbu glaciers, the Tibetan plateau, the hilly region of Nepal, and so on. 

As mentioned earlier, you can see other Himalayan ranges including the world’s highest mountain i.e. Mt. Everest while having the classic Mount Everest Flight in Nepal. So, please go through the below list of some mountains that can be seen vividly during the entire one-hour travel to Mt. Everest by plane;

  • Mt. Everest (8848.86 m) World's 1st highest mountain
  • Cho-Oyo (8201 m) Worlds 6th highest mountain
  • Lhotse (8516 m) Worlds 4th highest mountain
  • Makalu (8463 m) Worlds 5th highest mountain
  • Langtang Lirung (7234 m)
  • Melungtse (7181 m)
  • Chugimago (6297 m)
  • Pigferago (6620 m)
  • Number (6957 m)
  • Karyolung (6511 m)
  • Gyachung Kang (7652 m)
  • Pumori (7161 m)
  • Nuptse (7855 m)
  • Ama Dablam (6812 m)
  • Chamlang (7319 m)

More importantly, you can add this Everest view Mountain Flight with other outdoor activities like trekking, tours, and sightseeing in Nepal. 

As we are the local tours and travel expert in Kathmandu, Nepal, we operate the Everest Mountain flight mainly on Buddha Air, Yeti Airline, Shree, and Guna Aire. These are the popular Airlines in Nepal. 

Buddha Air

Endowed in 1996, Buddha Air is considered to be the leading domestic airline in Nepal. It operated almost fifteen national and international flights. They are Nepal and India. It takes up and off at Tribhuwan Internation Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. The flight serves quality service with large and clear windows which provide superlative sights of the Great Himalayan Range. 

For the quality of service, Buddha Air has been honored by several allocates. It won the largest domestic carrier for carrying passengers in 2020. It is the first flight of Nepal that was chartered for an international flight i.e. to Paro Airport in Bhutan. Apart from it, Buddha Airline is the first aircraft in Nepal to build storage hangers and plane maintenance.

The Buddha Air departs daily from Kathmandu to the Khumbu region for showcasing the live views of majestic Mt. Everest.

Yeti Airlines

Another is Yeti Airline which operates most of the Kathmandu Everest Mountain Flight in Nepal. It started its first commercial flight in 1998 along two DHC-6/300 Series twin-Otter aircraft flying to far-flung mountain areas of Nepal. Since the airlines have successfully proved that they can provide the best service that the adventure rider seeks and the nation has become one of the premier airlines in Nepal. Following the popular Tara Airlines, Yeti Airlines is one of the domestic carriers in Nepal. Similar to Buddha Air, the flight offers the spectacular sights of the Everest region, aerial views of Kathmandu, and the pristine landscape.

Moreover, the Yeti Airline functions to 10 different domestic destinations including Tenzing Hillary Lukla Airport, Tribhuwan International Airport, Gautam Buddha Airport, Pokhara Airport, and so on. Similarly, the flight has already got approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to conduct international flights to South Asian Countries.

Guna Air

While talking about the mountain flight of Nepal, one can not forget to mention the Guna Airlines. This airline was established in 2009. It is the most prominent fixed-wing airline in Nepal. Its main motto is to provide the safest quality point-to-point air service to its passengers.

The flight operates between the Tenzing Hillary Airpot, Tribhuwan International Airport, Gautam Buddha Airport, and the Pokhara Airport of Nepal. It takes you to the tallest peak in the universe i.e. Mt. Everest with 8848.86 m elevation above sea level.

Shree Airlines

Establishes in 1999, Shree is another largest domestic operator in Nepal and Mi-17 helicopters in Southeast Asia today. This airline is popular in Nepal for providing the Everest Mountain Flight Service. They typically call it Experience Everest.

Shree Aircraft hovers you to the highest point of Mt. Everest. You can explore it very comfortably by sitting on the plane and taking some pictures through your mobile phone or camera that you have. This tour begins from the southern part of Everest. You can see Mt. Everest between Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Lhotse. And just on the opposite side, you can witness the popular views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Gyachung Kang, Pumori, and the farther views of Mt. Cho Oyu. The view that you see from the flight is breathtaking.

Apart from these airlines, there are other mountain flights in Nepal as well.

Major attractions in Nepal from Kathmandu to Mt. Everest Flight

Mt. Everest by aeroplane is the most preferred tour package in the world. In the below subheading, we will discuss more attractions of mountain flights in Nepal;

Unbelievable 360-degree views of Mountains

Trekking to the Everest base camp brings stunning views of Mt. Everest and other peaks. But trekking all over there might be lengthy and time talking, so in this case, the easiest and quickest option is a mountain flight. The Everest flight by plane offers beautiful views of the mountains from its comfort zone (seat). Besides, the Everest Mountain Flight is cheaper than the Everest base camp trek and everyone can afford it.

In just one hour of the mountain flight, you will find yourself above the beautiful landscape which follows the endless row of mountains. Then you will be rewarded with very close-up views of gorgeous mountains in a few times.

Guaranteed Window Seat

To get the guaranteed window seat, you have to book before traveling. We accept the last minute booking as well with 100% guaranteed. Similarly, most of the airlines of Nepal have two seats on either side of the plane; every passenger is guaranteed a window seat. Thus, for everyone who is doing mountain flight tours, window seats are guaranteed. This means everyone shall enjoy the enthralling experience of flying over the mountains. Everyone will embrace the view either on the flight out or the flight back.


Another reason to do Everest Mountain flights over Mt. Everest is the price. The average cost for the mountain flight is way cheaper than trekking. For less than USD 200, you can revel in thrilling moments with the mountains. The mountain flight not only saves you money but also saves your days. As we said earlier, in just about an hour, you are done and back with wonderful memories. The flight will definitely be a memorable trip throughout your lifetime.

How to book the Everest Mountain Flight?

It is an easy and effortless process. You can book the plane for a mountain flight from Kathmandu in a few minutes with the help of your travel partner like us, Rising Adventure. Just in a few hours, the flight will let you fly over the beautiful Nepal Himalayas, white glaciers, and magnificent high-altitude lakes. 

It is well-known that the Eight highest mountains in the words lie in Nepal and the mountain flight in Nepal is the easiest way to uncover all of these mountains in just an hour. Besides, Mt. Everest Flight and Annapurna mountain flight are the major mountain flight destinations in Nepal.

Best time to do a Mountain Flight in Nepal

Before traveling to any new place, it is always a plus point to learn about the place's location, weather, and most importantly best time to travel here. Talking about the best time to do a Mountain flight in Nepal, January to May and September to December are considered to be best. During this month, the sky remains crystal blue and the sights from the flight are jaw-dropping. Similarly, the early morning is the best time for mountain flights in which visibility is clear and peaks are glory and golden shine with the morning sunrise. Here below, we will discuss more specifics about the season of Nepal;

Winter Season

In Nepal, the months of December, January, and February are enlisted under the winter season. In winter, most of the Himalayan part of Nepal experiences heavy snowfall. As a result, the mountains all are covered with white snow. The image of Everest covered with snow is breathtaking. Not only Everest, but the surrounding mountain covered with snow also looks stunning from your flight. The frozen lakes and glaciers look more stunning during this time. Meanwhile, the of getting a flight canceled and delayed is high, if there is an occurrence of heavy snowfall that day.

Spring Season

Following the coldest month of the year, the spring season comes with a beautiful flower-blooming month. This is the best season to join the Everest flight in Nepal. March, April, and May are considered to be the months of Spring. During these times, the aerial views of the lush green valley and colorful forest will add more flavor to the trip.

Similarly, the sky remains clear and the chance of getting a flight canceled is also low. As the sky remains clear, the sights of the mountain of the Himalayas are also breathtaking and clear. However, spring is considered one of the peak visiting seasons in Nepal, so the booking might be packed. Thus, we request to make an advance booking as earlier as possible, though, we accept the last minute booking.

Autumn Season

The autumn season in Nepal includes three different months of the year. They are September, October, and November. These months are also the best time to engage in the Everest Mountain Flight activity.  It is the peak season of the year because the sky looks clear and smooth during this time. And you can explore the beauty of the Nepal Himalayas.

Reschedule/Refund Mountain Flight

The chance of getting a flight cancel is only due to bad weather or other unavoidable situations. In case of your flight cancellation because of the weather or airline technical issues, we will refund you 100%. In order to get the refund, please make sure to stamp on the flight ticket from the respective airline's counter.

Similarly, if you wish to postpone your trip, we are always ready to reschedule as per your required date.

Overall, the thrilling mountain flight is one of the most classic and easiest ways to witness the Himalayas of Nepal. When you are in Nepal for any activity, we recommend you to join at least the Everest Mountain Flight activity as it only takes one hour of your time.

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Everest Mountain Flight Itinerary

Speaking of the itinerary, the Everest mountain flight takes one hour to complete the whole trip. Most of the Everest Mountain Flight begins in the morning time almost at 6.30 am and it is an hour's journey to your destination. So, we will pick you up from the hotel. After a few minutes, you will reach the airport, where you will get Everest Mountain Flight Boarding and check-in. Around 6:30 AM, your flight will take off and after one hour, the flight will land at around 7:30 AM. During the flight, you will get window seats from where you will be able to see plenty of mountains, cities, lush forests covered with huge trees, lakes, glaciers, lake, monasteries, and obviously a close view of the world's tallest mountain Mt. Everest. After 30 minutes of the flight landing, you will head back to the hotel where you are staying. The itinerary is following;

    Early in the morning, you will be transferred to the domestic airport of Nepal by our representative. After reaching there, you will go on the plane and have a flight to the Everest region of Nepal. Then you will have a flight back to Kathmandu after an hour of visits and our staff will leave you at the hotel.

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    Cost Includes
    • Flight Ticket
    • Flight Completion Certificate
    • All the service charges
    • Needed Information

    Note: We can also organize the hotel in Kathmandu.

    Cost Excludes
    • Food and drinks
    • Airport Pick up and drop
    • Kathmandu Accommodation
    • Extra activities
    • Tips for staffs
    Things to Know

    Everest Mountain Flight Schedule in Nepal

    Nepali AirlinesFirst FlightSecond FlightThird Flight
    Departure TimeArrival TimeDeparture TimeArrival TimeDeparture TimeArrival Time
    Buddha Airlines6:15 am7:15 am6:30 am7:30 am7:30 am8:30 am
    Shree Airlines6:15 am7:15 am6:30 am7:30 am7:30 am8:30 am
    Simrik Airlines6:15 am7:15 am6:30 am7:30 am7:30 am8:30 am
    Yeti Airlines6:15 am7:15 am6:30 am7:30 am7:30 am

    8:30 am

    Everest Mountain Flight Cost

    After reading all of the above-mentioned facts and the amazing attractions of mountain flights, you might be wondering about the costs of mountain flights in Nepal. Talking about the price, the price depends on the airlines and season. In the high season, the price hikes a little bit higher. Similarly, popular airlines charge a little bit extra than other newcomers.

    The average cost for a mountain flight ticket is around USD 200 per person. However, you might have to pay extra as the cost for the airport transfer from your hotel or airport to the hotel. The airport tax is included in the cost already. Besides, we provide the trip completion certificate as well at the same price.

    It is advisable to carry some extra cash to enjoy tea/coffee while waiting at the airport before boarding. The Everest flight is scheduled daily from Kathmandu airport every morning. After a few minutes of the flight, you can see the gorgeous of Mt. Everest and more snowy peaks from the aircraft window.

    Nepalese per personNPR 10250
    Foreigners per personUSD 210
    Indian per personINR 9000

    Flight Cancellation Charge

    Rising Adventure purchases the flight ticket within 48 hours before flight time. So, if you cancel your trip before buying the flight ticket, we will refund your full amount. But if you cancel after purchasing the tickets, 30% of the total amount will be charged as a cancellation.

    Bad Weather

    It is well known that Our first flight schedule is at 6:15 am. If the flight needs to get canceled due to bad weather, you can get the second or third flight. In case of a worse climate, all the flights may cancel. Then, your flight would be postponed to the next day. But the airport pick-up and drop-off service will cost extra. 
    At last, if you are not ready to fly the next day in the morning, you will get full refunds except for your transportation cost.

    Aeroplane Information

    The plane from different airlines is operated on a daily basis for Everest Mountain Flight. It is a small plane with only 18 seats. So, every traveler can get a window seat and can explore the wonderful views of Mt. Everest, and other mountains over 8000 meters in the world.

    Everest Mountain Flight FAQs
    • There are several ways to see Mount Everest. Many people reach all the way to Everest base camp while some people take a chopper to Kalapathhar to see Everest. However, some people don’t have time to go to the Everest area walking and are physically not able to make a walk for such a long period of time and neither have money to take a chopper to reach there, only option is to take an Everest experience flight. The flight will take you near the many eight-thousand-meter peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Shisha Pangma, Nuptse, Langtang Lirung, Chamlang, Karyolung, Ama Dablam, Melungtse, Pumori, Gauri Shankar, and so on. Not only that you can also see the diverse landscape of the Khumbu region.

    • As we said before the Everest Flight is just the perfect option for those that are under time constraints in Nepal or would like to see the mountain range in its entirety from above before/after their long trekking adventure begins. Seeing the Himalayas from the air was remarkable and enchanting, there’s something about these forces of nature surrounding that is almost too overwhelming to behold. Thus, if you just want to see the mountain from far then it will totally going worth it. 
      If you are lucky enough, you will be able crystal clear sky and get a window site so that the 360 degree views of Mount Everest will be clearly visible. 

    • Generally, most of the Everest mountain flights take off from Kathmandu. Mainly the flight time is around 6 am in the morning time to beat the cloud cover. The airplane will all fly from the Tribhuvan International airport which is situated on the east side of the valley. Thus, make sure to arrive before the flight and try not to let your bag for your flight get crushed by the big backpacks loaded into the scanner. And the flight will last long for 45 minutes.  

    • The question might hit you as all the planes look similar. But don’t worry the ticket and boarding pass of the plane will help you to find your plane easily. When we were called, we all piled onto an airport transfer bus and headed out to our plane. Similarly, you will able to get a small booklet where whole mountain ranges are named there which will help to find out the name of the mountain that you will witness while traveling. If the hostesses are also happy to tell you the names of the mountains and of course, point out Everest!

    • Can I fly to Everest? You can't fly to Everest or Everest base camp. But you can fly to Kathmandu and Lukla, which are the closest airports to Everest base camp and where most people start their trek to Everest base camp.

    • Talking about the cost of the Mount Everest flight ranges from between $150 and $250 per person. Nevertheless, if you have a higher budget we also suggest watching the Everest helicopter tour starting at $950.

    • Each year in every November or sometime in October the Everest Skydive expedition organized one of the highest commercial free-fall skills in the world. Because the weather of the Khumbu region is clearer and considered to be the best weather during this month. At this time you can do sky-diving which costs you around $25,000. Many people jump from Syangboche.

    • The mountain is covered with hurricane-force winds and sub-freezing temperatures for much of the year. When coming to Everest, flying over it is very tough. Because it is simply too high and most of the pilots flying commercial jets commonly avoid flying over such peaks steering over the maze of some of the highest mountains in the world is extremely risky. 

    • Basically, the flight lasts between 50 minutes up to an hour. The planes take off either from Tribhuwan domestic airport in Kathmandu. If you are lucky enough you will be able to catch a glimpse of 20 of the highest peaks to the East of Nepal starting from the Langtang Lirung peak which is the closest peak to Kathmandu, then moving towards Mt. Everest. 

    • Naturally, aircraft soar around 35,000 or 36,000 feet in the air. To put that in viewpoint, the peak of Mount Everest measures 29,029 feet. But this is why we have hassled cabins: so you don't feel as if you're literally trying to breathe on top of Mount Everest.

    • Speaking of helicopters it needs a certain amount of air for lift. On Everest, the level of oxygen is very low, due to the absence of air near the peak of Mount Everest makes it unbearable for most helicopters to get the compulsory lift and therefore fly.

    • If you're wondering if a helicopter can land on the top of Mount Everest then, the answer is yes. It has been done once before – but only once. Back on May 14, 2005, at 07:08 NPT in the early morning the (01:23 UTC), Delsalle set the world record for the highest altitude landing of a helicopter when his Eurocopter AS350 Squirrel touched down on the summit of Mount Everest.

    • Well, flying a drone over Mount Everest is allowed. However, to fly over it needs a drone of a good brand, a series of permits, and an excellent team with the required knowledge about all legal matters. The list of special permits required for flying a drone in the Everest trek is TIMS (Tourist Information Management System) and Sagarmatha National park permit. 

    • We all know, that Mount Everest is the world’s tallest peak. Thus, at the top of the peak, the level of oxygen is very low compared to the base camp. However, It is just possible for a man to reach the summit of Everest without supplementary oxygen, this can only be done at the expense of extreme hyperventilation and respiratory alkalosis, and even then the arterial PO2 is less than 30 Torr.

    • If you are curious whether normal people can climb Everest, then the answer is yes. However, to the summit, the peak one must have to be incredibly physically fit and have previous experience at high altitudes. Thus, think twice before making a plan for the summit of the peak. 

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      Beautiful above the cloud!

      Reena Thakar, IndiaTrip Date: May 15, 2023

      Special thanks to rising adventure for making all the necessary arrangements to mountain flight .
      It was a very good experience . A person going to Nepal must fly go for maiubtaun flight