About Mountain Flights
Although Mountain Flight do not have a long history, it has been able to gain popularity among tourist for its luxurious way to witness the beauty of Himalayas of Nepal. Nepal has eight of the highest mountains in the world and the only way to see them all is by flying past them in Mountain flight. Both the helicopters as well as the aeroplanes are available for charter. The airlines of Nepal Operate Mountain flights from Kathmandu and Pokhara airport daily every morning when the weather is good and Himalayas views are at its best.
Mountain flight from Kathmandu is an hour-long aerial retreat offers the close-up views of some of the world’s highest peaks, Himalayan glaciers and high altitude lakes. Your hostess identifies the individual peaks and the pilot invites each passenger to the cockpit to take pictures of Everest from the large windscreen. Through mountain flight, you can relish the close-up view of the world highest peak Mt. Everest, like never before and go home with incredible pictures of mountains of Nepal.
As the aircraft slides along the runway and hits the sky, the scenic retreat begins. To the far left, Mt. Gosainthan, also called Shisha Pangma, stands at the majestic height of 8013m and immediately to the right to Gosainthan stands the Dorje Lakpa (6966m) and Phurbi Ghyanchu which looms over the Kathmandu Valley. As the aircraft continues piercing the clear blue sky, the mountains start to come closer and closer. Next on the vision is Mt. Choba-Bharnare (5933m) and Mt. Gauri Shankar (7134m). Flying toward the east, the glorious eastern Himalaya starts to unfold including Chugimago at 6297m, Karyolung, an intensely white mountain at 6511m and Cho-Oyu (8201m), the eighth highest mountain in the world appears stunningly beautiful. As the aircraft incessantly manoeuvres under the canopy of a crystal clear blue sky, eventually the tallest and mightiest mountain, “Mt. Everest” which we have been craving to witness comes right in front of our very eyes. You can also capture the sight of Nuptse (7,879 M), Lhotse (8,501 M), Cho Oyu (8,000M), Makalu (8,475 M) and Kangchenjunga (8,584 M) which is very worthy to explore.
The mountain flight from Pokhara last for 30 minutes. During the flight, you will witness fantastic Himalayan peaks, lakes and glaciers of various peaks of Pokhara. When flying from Pokhara, you can see Mt. Annapurna, Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Mt. Lamjung and Mt. Manaslu. As you flight reach higher up in the sky, the first one to come to view is Mt. Dhaulagiri. After Dhaulagiri, you can have magnificent views of Annapurna I (8091m), and Machhapuchhre (6993m). Moving on, further sights of Annapurna III (7555m), 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).
The month of winter from September to April is the best times for Mountain Flight. During this time the sky is clear and white snow sparkles brightly upon the mountains. Should the weather not be suitable you will be either offered a refund or the option to fly again.
The major operators of Mount Flight are Buddha Airlines, Yeti Airlines, Shree Airlines, and Simrik Airlines. The schedule of Mountain flight from Kathmandu and Pokhara is mentioned below:
6.30 AM – 1 st Flight / EVERYDAY
7.30 AM – 2 nd Flight / EVERYDAY
8.30 AM – 3 rd Flight / EVERYDAY Monday through Sunday (7 Days a Week).
Contact Lapha Holidays to book Mountain Flight to Nepal.