Everest Sightseeing Flight Tour: Mountain flights By Plane

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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Trip Grade: Easy and Leisure
  • Trip Start and End: Kathmandu
  • Trip Area: Everest Region
  • Trip Style: Mountain flight
  • Age Group: 6 or Above
  • Trip Type: Group Tour
  • Trip Method: Self-Guided
  • Booking Type: Instant Confirmation
  • Max. Altitude: 8848m
  • Best Season: All Season
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Everest Sightseeing Flight Tour lets you explore the beauty of the Khumbu region within the matter of an hour. The Everest region offers views of spectacular snow-capped mountains, deep valleys, gorges, ridges, rivers, and waterfalls, and more. There are many trekking packages that take you to the Everest Base Camp but it takes at least 10 days to complete those treks. So, the Everest Sightseeing Flight Tour is ideal for those who want to experience the beauty of the heavenly landscapes in the Everest region but don't have the time or energy to pursue long days of trekking. As the flight tour does not demand any physical fitness, it is feasible for people of any age group. 

The Everest Sightseeing Flight Tour starts from Kathmandu according to our itinerary. However, it can be conducted from Pokhara as well. When the plane leaves the airport, you get the outstanding views of the hills covered in lush forests, rivers, waterfalls, and urban and rural settlements. The plane soars above all these amazing landscapes to reach the Everest region. 

As the plane hovers above the Everest region you will get the up-close view of the the jagged mountain ranges. You will get a thrilling view of the peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, and more. The Gokyo Valley, including the Gokyo lake system, looks astonishing from the plane. You will get a gorgeous view of Khumbu Icefall and surrounding glaciers as you get closer to the Mount Everest. The climax of the flight is when you see the closest view of the Mt. Everest, with the summit only 20 miles away from you. After roughly an hour of sightseeing of the high snow-capped mountains and landscapes, you will return back to Kathmandu airport. 

Our Everest Sightseeing Flight Tour is an amazing alternative of days of strenuous trekking to Everest Base Camp. The flight provides you with the opportunity to see the high peaks of the Himalaya region from up-close within an hour with the ease and comfort of the plane. The flights will be operated only when the weather conditions are right as your safety is our main priority. So, we recommend you to get prepared for any possible delays in the flight. 

Everest Sightseeing Flight Tour Highlights

  • Jaw-dropping views of Mount Everest from your window
  • Various landscapes visible from the comfort of your seat
  • Convenient way to get close to the mountains without spending days on the trail
  • View of more than 20 mountain peaks of Everest region including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Makalu, Amadablam and more
  • Windows seats to let you enjoy the unobstructed view of the landscapes
  • Amazing view of the subtropical and alpine forests, river and waterfalls

Cost Details

The following price is for the flight taken from Kathmandu. However, the flight can be conducted from Pokhara too and there may be changes in the price. 

For Nepalese: 11,500 NC Per Person

For Indian: 8,000IC Per Person

For Foreigner: USD $200 Per Person


Best Time

Mountain flight can be pursued almost at any time of the year as long as the weather is right on that day. However, the flight is less appropriate in summer/monsoon season as the weather is really unpredictable and you can't get a clear view from the plane. Winter is the best season for the flight as you can get crystal clear view of the landscapes and it extra beautiful because of the snowfall in the mountains. 

Clothes During The Flight

Even though the temperature will be normal in Kathmandu, it gets colder in the mountain region. So you will have to be prepared for the low temperature. It is better to pack jackets and warm trousers in your bag. 

Food and snacks

You can bring light snacks with you during your flight such as nuts, dry fruits, candies, etc. It is best to enjoy the views with something to eat with you. However, you are not allowed to bring heavy food items on the plane.


Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1:Everest Sightseeing Flight Tour

Detail Itinerary

Day 1:Everest Sightseeing Flight Tour

    Almost an hour of sightseeing flight starts from Kathmandu, takes you just over Everest and takes you back to Kathmandu airport.

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    What's Included

    • Transportation:   
      All pickups and drops
      Everest Sightseeing Flight
    • Miscellaneous: 
      Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and Tax department

    What's not Included

    • Any meals
    • Personal expenses 
    • Nepal entry visa fee
    • Tipping for the Sublime crew


    • The highest point the helicopter will take you is Kala Patthar, which has an altitude of 5545 meters. Other stops during your tour will be Everest Base Camp (5380 meters) and Hotel Everest View (3880 meters).

    • Our flights have a provision of oxygen supply. The supply will be activated as soon as the helicopter hits the mark of 3000 meters.

    • The pilots that operate the helicopter during your helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp are extremely well-trained. They are some of the best in Southeast Asia who has established a reputation after years of flying over the Himalayas.

    • The costs of the entrance to National Parks fees are excluded from the cost. The expenses of the clothing you buy for this trip is also not included in the package. The costs of tipping are also excluded from the package.

    • Yes, it is certainly possible. Sublime Trails has a lot of options for the Mount Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. You can confirm the flights after contacting us. We can also help you to come back to Kathmandu after the completion of your Everest Base Camp Trek. Such a tour is called Short Everest Base Camp Trek or Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.  

    • The weather in the mountainous region of any part of the world is unpredictable. The same is true of the weather of the Everest region. However, we get updates about the weather from the meteorological departments. We also call our local people of the Everest region and get live updates. In the monsoon season, the weather might affect the flight. However, early mornings are always crisp and clear in the mountain.

    • If you decide to go to Everest Base Camp during peak seasons for trekking and mountaineering, the areas will be full of various camps. Despite the areas being full of travelers and camps, you will have plenty of landing time. You will spend around 10 minutes in Kala Patthar. You can also spend some time encircling the Everest Base Camp in a helicopter. In this time, you can also take some mesmerizing views of the surrounding peaks, Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers

    • We have various models of helicopters for your tour to Everest Base Camp. The models of the helicopter we have are AS250 H125, AS350b3e, AS350 FX II,  BELL-Jet Ranger 206B III-9N-ALL.

    Clients Reviews

    5.0based on 1 reviews
    • Alin M.
      Alin M.January 14, 2019

      Thrilling flight makes you happy

      One thing I always dreamt of has come true after this mountain flight trip in Everest. I was always scared by the thought of paragliding, skydiving and such stuffs. I dont know why but I wanted to do this trip since a long time and finally I was in Nepal last week and Sublime Trails made everything a lot more easier. I have to say, i had the best time since a long while.

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