Taking a mountain flight is one of the most exhilarating things you can do in Nepal. Easily arranged, you can go eye-to-eye with Mt. Everest and world's highest peaks within minutes!
Nepal is the home to the greatest range of mountains in the world and understandable many visitors come to Nepal to see them. However, not everyone is a trekker or a mountaineer or has the time to walk into the mountains, so what are the options for these visitors to enjoy the highest points on the planet? Mountain flights!
Even just arriving in Nepal during the hours of daylight can provide the visitors with their first glimpse of the high Himalayas, whether it is arriving from the west past Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna range or from the north past Everest, Makalu and Kanchenjunga, the horizon will be a jagged line of high snowy peaks stretching far into the distance.
But there are other ways to get even closer to these summits, the major domestic carriers operate "Mountain Flights". Leaving Kathmandu domestic airport early in the morning, passengers take an hour’s flight around the Everest region with stunning views of all the major peaks, glaciers and lakes. As a result of the configuration of the seats, all passengers will have a window seat. Should the weather not be suitable you will be either offered a refund or the option to fly again.
For those visitors based in Pokhara there are options like taking a microlight flight into the Annapurna Massif with spectacular views of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre. A microlight is a two-seated small aircraft with powered engine designed to carry no more than two people, the pilot and passenger.
For visitors who like to take mountain flight to the extreme, there are options to charter helicoptesr and fly into the Everest range, taking a short tour around the Everest valleys before landing for breakfast and then returning to Kathmandu.
If you are one with a higher adventure threshold, then you might also want to experience hang-gliding, paragliding, paramotor flying, sky diving or even participate in relevant training courses.
The skies are they for you to enjoy the views!
Honestly couldn't imagine doing the Everest Base Camp trek with anybody else. Our guide Sonam was the absolute best. He was very professional, informative, flexible, reassuring, easygoing and super fun to trek with for 16 days. He always made it his priority that we were having the best time possible, and we did. Before the trek even started, the communication and planning in regards to our itinerary was excellent. After the trek finished, my group and I gained a genuine friend in Nepal that we could count on and message in regards to what else this beautiful country has to offer. Thank you to Sonam/Imagetresk for such a great experience. #mems #sonamandfriends
We did the EBC trek with Image Treks and it was an absolute blast. From the start, even when planning our trek from Australia, Sonam was so helpful and accommodating.We were in the best hands during the trek while a few of us got a bit ill from the altitude. Sonam went beyond to help us out and ensure that we were all safe, healthy and had a great time.So grateful we did the trek with them!It was also great that we were able to join a professional locally owned tour company that supported the local community.
A big thank you to the Image Treks team for the professional guidance and friendly service! We had a fantastic time in Nepal and will be back as soon as possible! I highly recommend them to everyone who is looking for an unique trekking experience with a great team!
Sonam was an excellent guide who made sure our group had the best trek possible. He also organized three of the nicest porters imaginable to assist us. Highly recommend this company.