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Everest Scenic Tour By Plane with Hotel Pickup/Drop

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Kathmandu, Nepal
Everest Scenic Tour By Plane with Hotel Pickup/Drop

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Overview

Not many people can claim to have reached the top of Mount Everest. During this exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime flight from Kathmandu, soar over the Eastern Himalayas, getting a bird’s eye panorama of the world’s tallest—and most legendary—mountain chain, including Everest. Enjoy the magic of the world-famous summit without the struggle to make it to the top. Tours include private hotel pickup and drop-off and a celebratory glass of sparkling wine.
  • A scenic plane ride over the Eastern Himalayas, including Mount Everest
  • Get a thrilling, front-row peek at the world’s most spectacular natural scenery
  • Soar over the world’s most famous mountain chain during a once-in-a-lifetime flight
  • Enjoy complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off for added convenience
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Airport/Departure Tax
All activities as per itinerary
English Speaking Driver
Hotel Pick Up and Drop
Air-conditioned vehicle
Air Ticket Via Buddha Air / Yeti Air/Guna Air as per option selected
Food and drinks
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Himalayan Suite Hotel , Kumari Club, Shorakhutte Beside Bigmart, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
5:30 AM
We pick up our travelers from their respective Hotel. The usual time for pickup is 5:30am.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Himalayan Social Journey
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Everest Scenic Tour By Plane with Hotel Pickup/Drop?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Everest Scenic Tour By Plane with Hotel Pickup/Drop?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Everest Scenic Tour By Plane with Hotel Pickup/Drop?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Everest Scenic Tour By Plane with Hotel Pickup/Drop?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "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." See review
  • "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." See review

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star-4
Just to say you’ve seen Mount Everest, that’s all
Andrey_K
, Aug 2022
I would give it less than 4 stars but I just wanted to show appreciation for the tour vendor who picked me up and dropped me off on time and facilitated the purchase of the plane ticket - thank you so much guys! The flight itself was rather disappointing. All the windows were dirty and my camera kept focusing on the stains on the glass. The plane flies far from the mountain range (for safety I’m assuming), it is nothing different than watching the ground from a regular plane. I did like how the flight attendants called out where we were on the map and the little souvenir at the end
star-5
Excellent trip well worth...
Cleona_M
, Jun 2022
Excellent trip well worth it. Everything went smoothly. Airhostess were brilliant. I had a great time
star-5
Best experience since a long time
Esther_F
, Apr 2022
I was in Nepal for two weeks and never saw the Himalaya because of clouds. This flight was one of the most beautiful things I experienced in a long time!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear traveler, Your precious review makes us so happy. So great that finally, you got to see an aerial view of the mountains. We shall see you for yet another adventure soon in Nepal.
star-4
Everest from the plane!
Premysl_O
, Apr 2022
To see mountains from the air! But nect time, fly for more thn 30 km closer to Everest! After this will be much nicer!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear fellow traveler, Many thanks to you for finding time to give a review. Yes, the closer to the mountains, the better. You should try a helicopter ride with us sometime later for a much closer view to the Everest. We think you'll love that. Take Care!
star-4
Great views
Jason_W
, Dec 2020
It was a great experience. We had a chance to see top mountains from both sides of the plane, including the cockpit view. My only complaint is that some seats have partially obstructed views due to the jet engine. Fortunately we were able to move around mid-flight.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Thank you Jason for your kind review. We are happy to be able to serve you. We would be glad to be of service in your future trips to Nepal. Best wishes.
star-3
Everest scenic flight on Buddha Air
Francisco D
, Dec 2019
I was a bit disappointed with the flight. First, the flight, Buddha Air 600 was delayed by one hour and took off at 7:30am, instead of the schedule of 6:30am. Weather was perfect so this wasn’t the cause of the delay. We only boarded the bus for the plane at 7am after waiting inside the terminal for more than an hour. However, instead of bringing us to our plane, we were kept inside the bus until 7:15am. I could see the plane we used was being repositioned as well as other planes around it. Meantime, no explanation was being given as to the cause of the delay. The sad part was instead watching the beautiful sun rising over the Himalayas as advertised, we watched it inside the airport terminal due to the delayed flight. The flight took only 45 minutes instead of the 1 hour mentioned in brochures. As soon as the plane caught sight of the Everest peak, the pilot started turning the plane back to Kathmandu. Finally, the pictures shown in ads makes it appear the plane flies over the Himalayas. In reality, the plane flies above green mountains where the various Himalayas mountain peaks can be viewed.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderfully awsome
claudia1662018
, Oct 2019
I was to late to go with My Group it was 15.00 hours I was so upset it was a Bank Holiday in Nepal Travel Agent's closed , I just went on line and Viator came up a Name I knew ,so I booked it Pick up and drop off from My Hotel , Dilip imkhada the Driver came right on time Everything from then on was just Perfect The Weather was so clear up in the clouds Thank You Viator
star-5
Credible flight and service
Thomas S
, 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.
star-4
A once in a lifetime opportunity
JScott_S
, 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.
star-4
Unique experience
kschiza
, 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
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
Good smooth trip experience
Dasarp
, 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.
star-4
The only possibility to see the Himalayas
Jan_B
, May 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.  
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Didn’t even do it
Carol_K
, Jul 2018
There was No confirmation so I called and the person did not speak English. My husband felt very uncomfortable (it was a surprise) and since he’s in the aviation business I went with his gut and didn’t go. The same morning of our flight the newsapaper delivered to our hotel room stated that the safety record of the sight seeing planes are very questionable. Viator should not offer this tour and refund my money.
star-5
Great scenic flight. We had perfect...
Clark B
, Mar 2018
Great scenic flight. We had perfect weather. Mount Everest and the entire mountain range were spectacular!
star-4
Being a first time traveller to...
Valerie_G
, 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!
star-5
Really great. The opportunity to see...
John E
, Mar 2018
Really great. The opportunity to see from the cockpit was amazing. The views from your individual windows was great.
star-4
Pas pu faire mais remboursé sans difficulté
pmv9206
, Feb 2020
Nous n'avons pas vu l'everest! nous n'avons même pas décollé... mais la compagnie Himalaya nous a parfaitement accompagné dans nos déboires. ils nous ont accompagne pendant tout notre séjour, et fait le nécessaire pour que Viator nous rembourse intégralement ce que nous n'avons pas pu réaliser .
star-5
Tolles Erlebnis
katzeschmittschmidt
, Oct 2019
Der Scenic Flug war eine klasse Entscheidung. Entspannter Flug und tolles Panorama. Mal ins Cockpit zu dürfen, war auch sehr cool. Erlebt man ja heutzutage nicht mehr.
star-2
Nicht so toll
Werner_P
, Oct 2019
Das ganze hat 5 Stunden gedauert, wobei nur 50 Minuten Flug waren, alte Maschinen und Caps am Flughafen
star-4
Merece la pena
Javier_A
, Aug 2019
Es impresionante ver el Everest y toda la cordillera de tan cerca. Es caro pero merece la pena. Te dejan entrar a la cabina del piloto también

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