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Mountain Flight

Introduction of Mountain Flight

Mountain Flight (The Himalayan from the Skies)

Mountain flights offer passengers a spectacular view of the Himalayan peaks.The one hour mountain flight takes within camera range of some of the highest peaks in the world. The peaks are Gosaithan, Dorje Lhakpa, Phurbi Chyachu. Choba Bhamare, Mt. GauriShankar, Melungtse, Chugimago, mt. Numbur, Karyolung, Cho-Oyu, Gyachungkang, Pumori, Nuptse and finally Mt.Everest. Mountain flights are offered by serveral domestic airlines in the nation.

A part of the tour program here in Nepal, the mountain flight is gaining the high demand during the on season of the tourist arrival and to fulfill the demand, various private-domestic airlines operate mountain flight.

Per Person: USD 194 Per Person.

01. Kathmandu Everest Mountain Flight US $ 194.00 Per Person.

Description of few Mountains that can be seen from the Mt. Flight: -

1. Langtang (7234m):

  The first mountain, which can be seen, is Langtang. The valley of Langtang, which is not visible from the mountain flight, is considered to be the most beautiful in the whole Himalayan region.

2. Gosainthan (8013m):

  The mountain lies on the Nepal - Tibetan border. Tibetan name for this mountain is Shisapangma. She is related with many Hindu Mythologies especially of Shiva.

3. DorjeLakpa (6975m):

  This mountain has a Tibetan name, which means "the mountains of many sacred Thunderbolts". This mountain is considered to be holy mountain for Buddhists and climbing permission was given only in 1964, and it was not climbed until 1981.

4. Gauri-Sanker (7134m):

  This single mountain has two peaks and also has two names together because the Hindus believe that the mountain looks like the pair of Gods Shiva and Gouri. This holy mountain was restricted till 1977 for the climbers. It was only in 1979 that an American - Nepal group reached the summit.

5. Lhotse (8516m):

  As this mountain lies to the south of Everest, name given by the Sherpas is Lhotse, which means" South Peak". The first ascent of this mountain took place in 1956 by the Swiss.

6. Mount Everest (8848m):

This Mountain was discovered in 1852 and is the highest mountain of the world, is named after Sir George Everest, and English surveyor. Sagarmatha, top of the universe, is the name giver by Nepal which means, "mother of the world" and Qomolongma in Tibetan. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgey Sherpa were first to climb Everest on May 25, 1953. As a coronation gift to Queen Elizabeth.

Program Outline:

The program starts right from the TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport, capital Airport) and the flight will last for 1 hour but each and every moments after you leave the ground will be unforgettable because you'll fly across the Himalayan range and no wonder the "top of the world", The Everest-8848 m.

List of the Domestic Airlines Operating Mountain Flights

Buddha Air

Simrik Airlines

Yeti Airlines

Mountain Helicopter

Dynasty Helicopter

Kailash Helicopter

Heli Everest Helicopter

Fish Tail Helicopter

Shree Airlines

Everest Experience

Everest Experience is a close-encounter mountain flight-seeing tour with Buddha Air. Indulge in the panorama and maybe, just maybe, you might realize what you have been missing, or find what you have been looking for, all this while.

After all, a trip to Nepal would be incomplete without truly understanding what really makes it beautiful. The best times to catch a glimpse of the sparkling peaks are the months of winter from September to April. This is the time when the white snow sparkles brightly upon the mountains, with lakes and glaciers equally beaming with clear water flowing down from the Himalayas.

Nothing compares to the sheer beauty or awe the Himalayas has to offer. Take the mother of all mountain flights, the Everest Experience where we put you, one on one with Mt. Everest, so close that you can almost touch it.

Everest From Plane

The flight usually lasts between 50 minutes up to an hour. The planes take off either from TIA, Kathmandu. During the flight, you will 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 move towards Mt. Everest in the East and finally fly to Chamlang peak. From there, the plane takes a turn and the passengers get a second look at the view while they make their way back to Kathmandu.

The mountain flight not only allows you to enjoy fantastic views but also helps you to understand the geography of Nepal. Although mountain flights do not have a long history, it has gained popularity among tourists for the beauty that it promises. Buddha Air provides mountain flights every day, early in the mornings, when the Himalayas views are the best!

•    Flight starts at 6:00 AM early in the morning
•    Mt. Everest 20 miles from your window
•    Witness fantastic Himalayan peaks, lakes and glaciers
•    50 minutes flight with guaranteed window seat

While on board, you will receive a 'Himalayan Peaks' map from our flight attendant. This map contains information about the different peaks you will see during the mountain flight. You will also get a briefing from our flight attendant of the visible mountains. You will see stunningly beautiful mountains that are above 8000 meters such as Cho-Oyu, Shisha Pangma, Mt. Everest and Lhotse from a guaranteed window seat on the aircraft.

To commemorate your once-in-a-lifetime experience to the top of the world, we give out a personalized Everest Experience certificate to each passenger after the completion of the flight.

Our travel subsidiary, Buddha Holidays Pvt. Ltd. also has Everest Experience mountain flight as an optional add-on to its itineraries. If you choose to add this splendid flight to your itinerary, Buddha Holidays will provide transport facility between your hotel and the airport.

Annapurna Experience

Annapurna Experience is a close-encounter mountain flight-seeing tour of Annapurna Range with Buddha Air. Touch the Himalayas from the windows of the aircraft, the mountain flight is not something you want to miss because of its massive aerial sightseeing above the Himalayan ranges.

Annapurna from Plane

Annapurna Experience operates from Pokhara in the early morning. The flight is around 30 minutes with a guaranteed window seat. During the course of flight, you will witness fantastic Himalayan peaks, lakes and glaciers of various peaks of Pokhara.

While flying, you can see Mt. Annapurna, Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Mt. Lamjung and Mt. Manaslu. The first one to come to view is Mt. Dhaulagiri, a seventh highest mountain in the world with an altitude of 8,172m. After Dhaulagiri, you can have magnificent views of Annapurna I (8,091m) and Machhapuchhre(6,993m). Moving on, further sights of Annapurna III (7,555m), Annapurna IV (7,525m) and Annapurna II (7,939m) can be seen respectively. Your mountain flight experience ends with an extremely beautiful panorama of Lamjung (6,932m) and Manaslu (8,163m).

Pokhara Mountain Flight

The Annapurna Experience mountain flight flies over the top peaks of Pokhara. The close enconter to these mountains will surely give you amazing life time expereince. As the flight operates from Pokhara and flies over the top of the best mountains seen from Pokhara, it is also called Pokhara Mountain Flight. Buddha Air provides mountain flights every day, early in the mornings, when the Himalayas views are the best!

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