Everest Scenic Flight - Kathmandu

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    5:30 AM All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider .. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up our traveler from their respective Hotel.
  • Return Details :
    to the hotel, you are staying at
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


One of the world's most exclusive tours(Everest Express or Mountain Flights). Can the magic of flight ever be carried by words? Why do you want to climb the Everest? was the question which prompted the now world famous quip,because its there!
We have for decades tried to comprehend what it is that drives men to push themselves to the limits of their physical and mental endurance. Many have tried but failed to summit the Everest, the highest peak in the world. It has been the exclusive realm of a select breed of mountaineers, always inaccessible to other mortals. The Everest Express, one of the worlds most exclusive tours, is a lifetime experience. A flight that takes you deep into the Himalayas, flying into valleys close to the rock face, as close as five nautical miles from the Everest itself. Now you can see the stunning beauty of nature; raw, undiluted and truly majestic.

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5:30 am: Driver will come to pick you up from your hotel to drop you at the airport.

6:30 am: Your flight will take off for the mountain flight. As the plane moves along, the mountains come closer and closer. Then appears the mountain that is not only prominent in sight but also in spiritually Gauri-Shankar. As the plane moves towards the land of the rising sun, the eastern Himalaya a succession of glorious mountains follow. Melungtse, a Plateau like mountain stretches up to 7,023 m, Chugimago at 6,297 m is still a virgin, waiting to be climbed. At 6,956 m, Numbur mountain resembles a breast, maternal source in the sky providing pure milk to the Sherpas of the Solu Khumbu. Next is Karyolung, an intensely white mountain that at 6,511 m gleams with the rising sun. Cho-Oyu is the eighth highest mountain in the world. Reaching a height of 8,201 m, it appears stunningly beautiful from the aircraft. Finally, theres Everest (8,848m) itself, known as 'Sagarmatha' by the Nepalese and 'Chomolungma' by the Tibetans. Much has already been written about Everest, but to actually witness it face to face during a mountain flight is something else. Even while it looms there in front of the eyes, it remains an enigma, this highest spot on earth.

7:30 am: Your flight will land at the airport.

8:00 am: The driver will drop you at your hotel.


Airport/Departure Tax

All activities as per itinerary


Hotel pickup and drop-off


Food and drinks

Any other things that are not mentioned in the itinerary

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Infant seats available

Not wheelchair accessible

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

A maximum of 15 people per booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 27-Sep-2019

    Our flight was canceled twice due to normal weather conditions experienced in September. Most times we were taken care of with five star treatment from the hotel and returning to the hotel. Our mountain flight schedule with Sheehan airllines operate a regional jet allowing us to get above the clouds which many of the smaller sightseeing planes were not able to do. We had 15 passengers on the regional jet and we’re allowed to move from side to side and spend as much time in the cockpit as we wanted.

  • 09-Sep-2019

    I thoroughly enjoyed flying by Everest. While the plane didn't get as close to the mountain as I expected, it was still awesome to see the highest place on earth. The champagne that the crew offered was a nice touch.

  • 29-Aug-2019

    Great experience. It is a little expensive though and the photos are quite misleading because you do not reach so near the mountain

  • 19-Aug-2019

    When I purchased this excursion, I had no idea what to expect. Viator assigned me to a local tour operator at Kathmandu called Himalayan Social Journey. Upon my arrival at Kathmandu hotel, HSJ were very easy to contact over WhatsApp and immediately informed me of the trip logistics. We left hotel at sharp 5:30 am and arrived shortly at Kathmandu airport's domestic terminal. The ticketing, check-in, security check process was a breeze, and within 15-20 minutes we were off in a bus headed to the plane on tarmac. There were about 20 people in the group and all had window seats. The Yeti Airlines flight is about 45 minutes duration and people from both sides of the plane get to view the entire mountain range consisting of many well-known peaks right up till reaching Everest. One thing to be aware of about the flight is that you will not be flying over or around Everest, but will be seeing it from a distance. With a good camera zoom, the pictures can still be clear enough to impress anyone. For a solo traveler like me who is happy to simply see Everest with my own two eyes, the experience was worth the price I paid. The trip is short and sweet and I was back at the hotel at 8:30 am. Well done to Himalayan Social Journey who made it such a pleasant experience.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Except for a considerable delay of pickup from the hotel and the start of the plane was a perfect experience. But in Nepal, the delay is the rule.

  • 30-Mar-2018

    Great scenic flight. We had perfect weather. Mount Everest and the entire mountain range were spectacular!

  • 28-Mar-2018

    Being a first time traveller to Nepal, and only having a few days to explore, this was an excellent way to experience something on my bucket list - seeing Mt Everest! The experience was totally worthwhile. After having been to Nepal I now know that it is pretty easy to make your own arrangements to take this flight which is a bit cheaper than this option, but I enjoyed the hassle free excursion. My one recommendation to the company is that it would be good to get confirmation of the pick up from your hotel the day before, as reassurance that all is in place to have a great adventure the next day!

  • 17-Mar-2018

    Really great. The opportunity to see from the cockpit was amazing. The views from your individual windows was great.