The mountain flight appeals to all categories of travelers. For those who have a desire to get a close up view of the mountains but are limited in time or physical ability, the mountain flight is the perfect way to experience breath-taking panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges. Mountain flights are offered by different domestic airlines, such as Buddha Airlines, Yeti Airlines, Gorkha Airlines etc, in the Kathmandu Valley who operate their small but extremely safe aircraft. The mountain flight provides the best opportunity to get the closest and the best view of Mount Everest (8,850mts) and other mountains such as; Shisa Pangma (8,013m), Gauri Shanker (7,134m), Melungtse (7,023m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), Pumori (8,171m), Nuptse (7,855m), Lhotse (8,516m) & Amadablam (6,856m).
The flights are operated every morning from Kathmandu airport which fly at an average altitude of 6,500 - 7,000 meters. Circling Mount Amadabalm to enter the Khumbu valley, it takes the passengers almost five nautical miles from the highest peak in the world - Mt. Everest (weather permitting). These flights provide each passenger with individual window seats (guaranteed) during the entire flight and a detailed map of the mountains you will be circling. Moreover, all passengers are invited to the cockpit from where they can take some spectacular pictures of the world’s tallest mountains.