For those who are restricted by time to other considerations from going trekking, there are mountains that offer a panoramic encounter with the highest peaks on earth. The Helicopter departs from Kathmandu and flies alongside the Himalaya to give you eye level views of the snow peaks and then brings you back in 4 hours. Crossing close to the awesome massifs of rocks and ice, the flight presents a mind-boggling sight.
The flight begins at around 6:00AM from Kathmandu domestic airport. Sometime the airport will not open until 7 am because of weather. As the flight takes off, heads towards the east. You see Gosaithan (8,013m), also called Shisha Pangma, standing at the majestic height of 8013M. Immediately to the right of Gosaithan, there appears Dorje Lhakpa (6966M), a mountain that looks like the number 8 lying down and covered with snow. To the right of Dorje Lhakpa is Phurbi Chyachu, which looms over the Kathmandu valley.
As the chopper glides along, the mountains come closer and closer. Next on the vision is Choba-Bhamare, the smallest one of the lot at 5,933M but singularly stubborn as it has never been climbed. Then appears the mountain, which is not only prominent in sight but also in spirituality – Gauri-Shankar, Lord Shiva (Shankar) and his consort Gauri are said to protect this mountain, at the proud height of 7,134M, and the summit had a history of unsuccessful attempts till 1979. Gauri- Shankar is sharp and very conspicuous during the mountain flight. 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 7,023M. Chugimago at 6,297m is still a virgin, waiting to be climbed at 6,956M.
Number Mountain resembles a breast, the maternal source in the sky providing pure milk to the Sherpas of the Solukhumbu. Next is Karyolung, an intensely white mountain that at 6,511M, gleams with the rising sun. Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world. Reaching a height of 8201M, it appears stunningly beautiful from the aircraft.
Next on the menu is Gyachungkang, at a majestic height of 7,952m, considered an extremely difficult to climb. To the right of Gyachungkang is Pumori (7,161M). As one get closer to Everest, there’s Nuptse (7,855), which means West Peak, Signifying its direction from Everest. Finally, there’s Everest (8,850M) 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 flight is something else. Even while it looms there in front of the eyes, it remains an enigma, this highest spot on earth.
We will continue flight all the way to Mt Everest Base Camp and you will arrive nearby Everest and Land(landing only if weather permits) in Kala Patther to take photo graph about 10/15 minute and fly out from there and landed at Syangboche, where you may have breakfast/coffee in the world’s highest elevation situated hotel Everest View.
Syangboche offers a life time experience of viewing Himalayan peaks, Everest (8,848m), Amadablam (6,812m), Thamserku (6,623m), Khumbila (5,761m), Kwangde (6,011m) many other mountains. It provides excellent view of the changing colors of the mountains, experience rare wildlife right from the hotel courtyard such as Musk Deer, Pheasant, Tahar and more. It is known as the best place for mountain photography, filming, television and video documentaries.
After enjoying view we will return to Kathmandu. The total flight hour will be three hours. You will be given extra time for breakfast, photography, viewing mountain etc so total duration will be 3+ hrs.
Regarding the cost we always provide charter cost & people charter the flight.
SECTOR: KTM – LUKLA – MT. EVEREST SIGHTSEEING – Shyanboche Everest View Hotel (HALT) – LUKLA – KTM
Duration: 03:00 + hrs flight and breakfast time in highest hotel in world to view Mt. Everest
Out Line Itinerary
Departure from Tribhuvan International Airport
Fly into The Himalayas including Everest Base camp/ closest view of Mt. Everest (8848m)
Landed (if weather permits) at Kalapather take picture. It is better not to take long time there because of altitude
During the Mountain Overly Our Capt. Will do Briefing
Halt @ Syangboche (Everest View hotel) – Refreshment & Photo Session program (One Hour Ground Time)
Return to Lukla for Refilling Gas
Finally, fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla to Kathmandu.