For those who are restricted by time or other considerations from going on treks, there are mountain flight operations that offer a panoramic encounter with the highest peaks on the earth. Cruising close to the awesome massifs of rock and ice, the flight presents an antiquity that imprints in one’s mind for a lifetime.
Types of Aircraft: 19 Seater Beech, 18 Seater Dornier and 44 Seater Avro Aircrafts
Duration of flight: The plane departs from Kathmandu and flies alongside the Himalayas to give you an eye-level view of the snowy peaks and then brings you back in one hour.
Mountains approached: Sisha Pangma (8,013m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m). Gaurishanker (7,134m), Melungste (7,023m), Cho-Oyu (8,201m), Pumori (7,161m), Nuptse (7,855m) and ultimately the mighty Mount Everest (8,848m), the Mother Goddess of the world. Much has already been written about Everest, but to witness it actually face to face on a mountain flight is something, rather inexplicable.
Mountain Flight costs 107$ per person.