Scenic Mount Everest Sightseeing Flight

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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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The Mount Everest Sightseeing Flight is a scenic 50-minute mountain flight that presents you with spectacular views of Mt. Everest, snow-capped peaks, glaciers, deep valleys, and gorges.

According to our itinerary, the Everest Mountain Flight begins from Kathmandu, introducing you to the heavenly Khumbu region for 50 minutes. You can have us arrange the flight from Pokhara as well. We offer guaranteed hotel pick-up and drop-off before and after the trip.

As soon as the plane leaves the airport, you’ll get outstanding views of the hills covered in lush forests, rivers, waterfalls, and urban and rural settlements. The plane then soars above these amazing landscapes to reach the Everest region.

As the plane hovers above the Everest region, you will get an up-close view of the jagged mountain ranges. You will get a thrilling view of the peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, and more. The bird’s-eye view of the Gokyo Valley, including the pristinely turquoise Gokyo Lake system is a sight to behold.

You will get a gorgeous view of Khumbu Icefall and surrounding glaciers as you get closer to Mount Everest. The climax of the Everest Mountain Flight is when you see Mt. Everest from close, 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 then return to Kathmandu airport.

Trekking in the Everest region is a massive undertaking. You will have to prepare for weeks while ensuring you are in top shape physically and mentally. On the contrary, the Everest Sightseeing Flight is ideal for those who don't have the time or motivation to pursue long days of trekking. People of all ages can get on this once-in-a-lifetime Mount Everest Scenic Flight. Everyone on the Everest Mountain Flight gets a guaranteed window seat all for themselves, ensuring utmost comfort and visibility.

Flights in the Everest region can be prone to delays or postponement due to bad weather. In that case, our bookings are transferable, meaning you can opt to join some day soon if the flight doesn't happen on the planned day. Nevertheless, bookings are also fully refundable if the delay causes a conflict in your travel schedule.

Everest Sightseeing Flight Tour Highlights

  • Soar over the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest (8848m), as well as Mt. Lhotse, Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, and other (more than 20) breathtaking peaks.
  • Enjoy the proximity of Mt. Everest, just 20 miles away from your window.
  • Picturesque experience with a guaranteed window seat for every passenger.
  • Explore the Everest Base Camp trekking trails, Khumbu Himalayan glaciers, Khumbu Icefall, and the scenic Imja & Gokyo Valley.
  • Fly over valleys and plateaus of Nepal’s diverse landscape for a unique perspective.
  • Pilot narration throughout the flight, enhancing the experience with informative insights.
  • Wheelchair services are available, ensuring accessibility for all visitors.
  • Conclude your journey with a special certificate from the airline, commemorating the completion of the Mt. Everest Flight.

Mt. Everest Scenic Flight from Kathmandu

The scenic flight to Everest takes off from the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport at 6 am. This gives you an optimum window of clear visibility to witness the valleys, hills, and glorious mountain peaks.

Furthermore, by commencing the flight tour early from Kathmandu, you will be able to get the views of the peaks as the first rays of sunrise fall on them.

As the plane takes off from Kathmandu, you will witness the diverse landscapes from the flight, observe the glaciers, peaks, lakes, and trails of the Khumbu region, and ultimately behold Mt. Everest from close. The plane then returns to Kathmandu and lands at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

If you’re in Pokhara, you can also have us arrange for the Everest Mountain Flight from Pokhara’s airport.

Touring the Khumbu Region and Mount Everest from a Plane

We conduct the Scenic Mount Everest Sightseeing Flight on ATR 72-500, ATR 42-320, and similar model planes with 24 or 36 seats. Each passenger is assigned a window seat.

For 50 minutes, you will tour the Khumbu region from the air and get close to Mt. Everest. This is a continuous flight tour with no landing and the plane only lands after returning to Kathmandu.

In this way, the Everest Mountain Flight is a convenient and fastest way to explore the Everest region. Meanwhile, if you’re interested in a more immersive yet equally convenient way to explore the region, you can choose our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour plan.

In contrast to the hour-long Mountain Flight by plane, the helicopter tour plan includes a helicopter trip to Everest, landing at KalaPatthar, and then at Hotel Everest View for breakfast.

Everest Experience Flight Tour Schedule

First Flight
Second Flight
Third Flight
Airport Check-in
5:15 AM
5:30 AM
6:30 AM
Flight Departure
6:15 AM
6:30 AM
7:30 AM
Flight Landing (Return)
7:15 AM
7:30 AM
8:30 AM

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Scenic Mount Everest Sightseeing Flight Itinerary

  • Day 1:Everest Sightseeing Flight Tour

Day 1:Everest Sightseeing Flight Tour

    Our representative will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning. You will then be shuttled to the Tribhuvan International Airport just in time for check-in. The airport also accepts e-tickets.

    After getting your boarding pass, the flight staff will assign travelers to their respective seats. Make sure to follow through with all safety procedures and instructions given by the flight attendant(s).

    As the flight takes off from Kathmandu, it is now time to sit back and observe the amazing view through the window. The flight staff will likely hand you an illustrative booklet with the names of all peaks in the Himalayan range.

    After 50 minutes of proximity to Mt. Everest and numerous other peaks and trip highlights, the plane finally lands back at the Tribhuvan International Airport. A Sublime Trails representative will then shuttle you back to your hotel.

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    • Yes, the entire Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trip will be concluded in under 5 hours, and that considers your return to your hotel. If there are no flight delays or weather hindrances, you can take any international flight in the afternoon.

    • During subgroup shuttles from Pheriche to Kala Patthar, each group gets a brief break of 10 to 15 minutes at Pheriche. You are stationed near the helipad. Most of our guest use this time to explore the surrounding and admire the mountain flora and fauna.

    • We recommend taking Nepalese cash equivalents of US $30 for the national park fee, $20 for local government tax, and $25 for breakfast.

    • No, you are free to capture all the picturesque view at any point during the Everest Base Camp helicopter trip. Come with your best photography hat on.

    • The total passenger weight in the helicopter should not exceed 500 kgs or 1102.31 lbs. After we reach Pheriche, the total bearable weight goes down due to thin air. This is why you will be shuttled from Pheriche to Kala Patthar in an even smaller group.

    • No, Kala Patthar is the highest point in the Everest region that can be accessed without a climbing permit. All you need to pay is the national park fee, local government fee, and breakfast at Hotel Everest View.

    • No, there is no wifi connection at Kala Patthar. While the Everest Base Camp has a wifi connection during climbing seasons, thanks to Everest Link, there is no such arrangement at Kala Patthar. You can connect to wifi after we reach Hotel Everest View.

    • First of all, everybody gets a window seat on the ride from Pheriche to Kala Patthar, which is a highlight ride of the trip. Meanwhile, on the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla till Pheriche, three people can have window seats at once. Because of that, your pilot will arrange (alternate) the seating so that everybody gets to have a window seat either on their way to Lukla and Pheriche or the way back.

    • Yes, weather conditions do affect the schedule and we may even have to postpone the trip for another day. In that case, you will get a full refund if you have a serious scheduling conflict.

    • 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).

    • Two primary reasons don’t allow for a helicopter to land in the Everest Base Camp. One is the safety of the passengers as well as other people who reach the Base Camp. This has led the government to bar any helicopters to land in the Everest Base Camp. except for the rescue operations.There is also a growing concern that a large influx of choppers to this region might disturb the ecosystem of the Khumbu region.


    • Winters are the time when a lot of snow has also gathered over the mountains and the weather is more or less stable- offering you the best views. But the cold will be something to watch out for.

      It is well-known that winters in the Everest region are remarkably tough for trekkers and villagers alike. With heavy snowfall and many places that turn into veritable ice fields, many locals who run lodges in the villages that you encounter during the trek head back to the lower altitude region, leaving the place almost barren. But this is not a problem for someone interested in the helicopter tour to the Base Camp. 

      The monsoon is another season that is likely to mess up flight schedules. And the highly unpredictable cloud covering the mountains also has a deleterious effect on sightseeing. So, autumn and spring are the best seasons to go on the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. With many people looking to get to the Everest Base Camp region this season, you can also share the helicopter flight with others and save some money.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

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

    Scenic Mount Everest Sightseeing Flight 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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