Everest Experience

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.

Mountain ranges from mount everest flight

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.

Everest Flight Testimonials

"This was a great flight to see the Himalayas and Mt Everest.  If you are looking to enhance your experience this a remarkable time . The key is to manage your expectations. Weather is always changing. We had to wait 1.5 hours to board and lift off. That may be rather normal. They book the window seats only on both sides of the plane. Outbound the Mts are on your left. The plane will turn left and the right side will see the mountains on the return trip. You are given a map marking the mountains. The flight staff will help you identify the mountains. Understand you will still be a good distance from Everest. You will need to zoom in but the views were spectacular. The plane is very comfortable and we cruised at 21000 ft."

Ffitzkew, TripAdvisor

"You are tired after your flight and this early flight is an expensive trip for an 1h of activity. Forget that thinking. You came all the way to Nepal to now miss this breathtakingly wonderful view of the Himalayan Mountain range. Just do it. Everyone gets a window seats, means everyone can take pictures. Don't panic if you are on the "wrong" side of the aisle first and can't take in the mountain views. The plane will turn. You will get the same chance to take great pictures. If I had a bucket list, this woulds have been on there. Useful info: Do a bit of price discovery before you book it.I had not done any research and ended up paying £70 more than had I booked it directly or through another agent. Not a nice feeling when your tour operator, with whom.you are travelling with, does this. They will learn eventually."

 J_stenm, TripAdvisor

"Booked through Intrepid Urban Adventures. It’s an early start for this experience with a 5 am pick up from my hotel. Just 16 people max on the flight in a small aircraft and everyone gets a window seat. The views of the Himalayas were amazing!! We got some great photos out of our windows. It cost about $200everest experience flight USD but it was worth every penny!"

Rebecca E, TripAdvisor

"Good experience. Strongly suggest booking it on-line with Buddha Air as we paid a lower price than others.  The aircraft are only filled half full so that everyone gets a window seat, you can swap sides as you go and the crew are happy to point out the mountains. Don't worry about the slightly chaotic check-in and boarding system - it works, there may be several identical trips going a few minutes apart, the unusual flight number given will exist, just wait patiently at the gate. You get the vastness of the Himalayas and see Everest of courses ll from two directions, but after a weeks trekking in the mountains themselves I personally felt it all a bit arms length."

88Bradshaw, TripAdvisor

Mountain Flight Aircrafts

mountain flight aircrafts buddha airOur aircrafts have all the modern avionics, instruments and airframe that are in a modern jetliner. Whereas, our pilots are well experienced and have flown thousands of mountain flights.

We currently operate mountain flights with a fleet of ATR 72-500, ATR 42-320..

The number of seats available with  ATR 42-320 is 24 while on the ATR-72-500, it is 36 seats.

Mount Everest Sightseeing Flight

The mountain flight that takes you to the landmark of the kingdom, Mount Everest. The daily 1 hour long mountain flight operated by Buddha Air takes you to the top of the world and back to Kathmandu. Fly to the altitude of almost 25,000 ft. with Buddha Air.

Mount Everest Flights Schedule

Flight Routes Flight Frequency Flight Time (Local) Flight Duration
Everest Experience Daily From 6 A.M onwards 50 m

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