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Mountain Flight in Nepal, Route, Timing, Price in Nepal

Mountain flight in Nepal is a popular adventurous activity one can do in the Himalayan country. Taking off from the busty airport of Kathmandu to soaring in the sky amongst the iconic Himalayas is all about a scenic adventure. In this article, let’s talk about the route, timing, and pricing info of mountain flight in Nepal.

Mountain Flight Route in Nepal

  • Everest Mountain Flight (From Kathmandu)

Currently, mountain flights are operating in the two most popular regions, Everest and Annapurna. Everest mountain flight is arguably the most sought one in Nepal due to the popularity of the mighty Mt. Everest. The flight starts from the Tribhuvan Int’l Airport and takes roughly around 50 minutes and gets back to TIA.

Mountain Flight in Nepal
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You’ll get to see a glimpse of 20 of the highest peaks to the East of Nepal. Beginning from the Langtang Lirung Peak, the closest peak to Kathmandu, the flight will move towards Mt. Everest in the East and finally fly to Chamlang Peak.

  • Annapurna Mountain Flight (From Pokhara)

Meanwhile, the Annapurna mountain flight commences from Pokhara with flights soaring across the Himalayas for around 30 minutes. Passengers will witness Mt. Annapurna, Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Mt. Lamjung, and Mt. Manaslu along with smaller peaks in the region.

Timing of Mountain Flight in Nepal

Nepal has a diverse and alluring landscape with ever-changing weather. Hence, mountain flights cannot be run all around the clock. The appropriate time for such flights is from the month of October to May. And the flight takes off as early as 6 am from both Kathmandu and Pokhara airports for Everest and Annapurna respectively.

Mountain FlightSuitable MonthsTime of Flight
Everest and Annapurna March, April, May, October, November, December.From 6 am to 8 am

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Airlines Operating Mountain Flight in Nepal

Nepal’s top domestic airlines, Buddha Air and Yeti Airlines have been conducting mountain flights in both regions for a long time. Likewise, Simrik and Shree Airlines are also the new ones to operate Everest mountain flights.

Mountain Flight Tickets Price in Nepal

As known, flight tickets are subject to change anytime due to various factors. So, there is no fixed rate for mountain flight tickets. However, the usual rate for foreigners except Indian tourists is set at USD 205. On the other hand, Nepalese and Indian travelers can book for Rs. 15,000 usually.

  SAARC Country &  Foreigners (Per Person)(USD)
AirlinesPrice (USD)
Nepalese & Indian (NPR)
AirlinesPrice (NPR)
Usual Ticket Prices for Mountain Flights

Also, digital payments have become massively accelerated in Nepal. Buying air tickets is now just some taps away on mobile banking and digital wallet apps. You can avail more discounts on purchasing through such mediums than going through an old-school travel agent ways.

Do Check:- How to buy flight tickets in Nepal

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