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From Kathmandu: 1 hour Panoramic Everest Flight

1. From Kathmandu: 1 hour Panoramic Everest Flight

Take off from Kathmandu airport in the early morning for a spectacular mountain flight to discovery the majestic scenery of the Himalayas. For those who can’t go trekking in the mountains themselves, get panoramic view of the Himalayas in just an hour-long flight. As the aircraft takes off and heads towards the east, you won't have to wait long to find out what's in store for you. First to your far left you will see Gosaithan, also called Shisha Pangma, standing at the majestic height of 26,290 feet (8,013 meters). Immediately to the right of Gosaithan, you will Dorje Lhakpa appear (22,000 feet or 7,000 meters), a mountain that almost looks like a figure 8 lying in the snow. To the right of Dorje Lakpa is Phurbi-Chyachu, which looms over the Kathmandu Valley. As the plane glides along, the mountains come closer and closer. Next on the vision is Buddha Air Mountin Choba-Bhamare, the smallest mountain of the lot, but singularly stubborn as it has never been climbed. Then appears the mountain that is not only prominent in sight but also in its spirituality, Gauri-Shanker. Lord Shiva and his consort Gauri are said to protect this mountain, which was first successfully climbed only in 1979. The mountains of Melungtse and Chugimago are next on the tour, the latter of which is still waiting to be climbed. Numbur and Karyolung, an intensely white mountain, will gleam with the rising sun as we carry on deeper into the mountain range. We will then pass Cho-Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world, reaching a height of 27,000 feet (8,201 meters). Gyachungkang, Pumori and Nuptse, each over 22,000 feet (7,000 meters) in height, will mark our path towards the highest mountain of them all: Mount Everest. Known as Sagarmatha by the Nepalese and Chomolungma by the Tibetans, this unbelievable mountain stretches 29,021 feet (8,848 meters) into the sky. Much has already been written about Everest, but to actually witness it face to face during a mountain flight is something else. Even while it looms there in front of the eyes, it remains a remarkable place, this highest spot on earth. The spectacular mountain flights from Nepal Social Travel and Tour are offered by a number of airlines.

Kathmandu: Mount Everest Scenic Tour by Plane with Transfers

2. Kathmandu: Mount Everest Scenic Tour by Plane with Transfers

Mountain flight in Nepal is one day tour package designed by Himalayan Social Journey for all those mountain lover and enthusiast. Take a flight over the Himalayas and get the exciting experience of seeing all the beautiful mountains including the world's highest peak: Mt. Everest from the cockpit of the plane. The view from the cockpit of the plane is beyond anyone's imagination. The clear view of the vast Himalaya, crystal clear glaciers, moraines, high altitude lakes and many other small peaks are visible all at once. Likewise, mountain flights is great alternative instead of trekking in the Himalayan region of Nepal. Enjoy a close look of the mighty Everest range along with other majestic mountain like Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, Cho Oyu, Melungtse, Shisha Pangma, Gyanhungkang, karlyolung, Chugimago, Nuptse and many more.

Kathmandu: 3-Day Chitwan Safari Tour with Hotel Transfers

3. Kathmandu: 3-Day Chitwan Safari Tour with Hotel Transfers

Day 1: Your first day will begin with you traveling from Kathmandu to Chitwan. Once having arrived to Chitwan, you will be taken to your respective accommodation by your staff. You can then refresh yourself with cold drinks before having some time to rest. Following this rest break, visit the Chitwan National Park where you can explore the wildlife, history, and essence of the park. You will later enjoy an exotic sunset from the Rapti River, before a village tour around the Tharu Village including participation in a Tharu dance program. Day 2: You'll start with breakfast at 7:00AM, after which you will go on a canoe ride along the Rapti River. You will get to see a rare species of crocodile after a small jungle walk, following which you will have time to savor a quick delicious lunch. After lunch, go deep inside the jungle by Jeep where you will be able to observe the real beauty of the wildlife and vegetation. You will encounter many different mammals which are considered the wealth of Nepal throughout this safari, before returning back for dinner at the resort’s restaurant later that evening. Day 3: Your final day's wake-up call will be 6:30AM, with breakfast being served at 7:00AM. Following that you will travel to the bus station for a drive back to the capital city Kathmandu.

Kathmandu: 14-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

4. Kathmandu: 14-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

Upon your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be met by your tour representative before being transferred to hotel. The following day, you will fly to Lukla (2,850 meters) before trekking to Phakding (2,640 meters 4-5 hours). Your trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters will take between 6-7 hours). Your 4th day will consist of rest and acclimatization at the Namche Bazaar, where you will enjoy a 2 to 3-hour excursion. On day 5 you will trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870 meters) over the space of 5-6 hrs. Day 6 will involve you trekking from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 meters) for 5-6 hours once more.   You will continue to acclimatize further at Dingboche on day 7, before trekking from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940 meters) on day 8. On day 9, trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 meters) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters) before returning back to Gorak Shep. On day 10 you will hike to Kalapathar (5,545 meters) from where you will trek to Pheriche (4,371 meters). You will continue to descend for the next 3 days, before arriving back in Kathmandu on day 13 where you will spend a final evening before your departure the next day.

Kathmandu: Nagarkot Sunrise and Hike Tour to Changu Narayan

5. Kathmandu: Nagarkot Sunrise and Hike Tour to Changu Narayan

Nagarkot Sunrise and hike to Changu Narayan tour takes you to the beautiful hill Nagarkot, one of the popular Himalayan view-points in Kathmandu located at an altitude of 2,195 meters. The hill offers mesmerizing sunrise views over the spectacular Himalayan range. Soak in the fresh air of the mountains and sweeping views of the Himalayas during a private 7-8 hour tour between Nagarkot and Changu Narayan from Kathmandu, Patan or Bhaktapur. After sunrise, stop for the breakfast or tea/coffee at hotel in Nagarkot and start the hike to Changu Narayan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest Hindu temple in the Kathmandu Valley. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is known for its exquisite stone carvings, sculptures, and intricate architecture. You'll have ample time to explore the temple complex and admire the stunning views of the surrounding hills and valleys before returning to Kathmandu, Patan or Bhaktapur. The hike traverses a rugged mountain landscape sprinkled with traditional hamlets and forests. Your private guide will accompany you on the hike and provide you with interesting information about the places you'll visit. The distance from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan hike is approximately 12 kilometers, and it takes around 4-5 hours to complete the hike, depending on your pace and the stops you make along the way. If the weather is clear, the hike offers stunning views of the Himalayan range and the surrounding hills and valleys. Please note that from Nagarkot, mountain views are only visible when the weather is clear and without clouds. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the stunning views of the Himalayas and the beautiful countryside during the hike.

Kathmandu: Everest Mountain Flight with Private Transfers

6. Kathmandu: Everest Mountain Flight with Private Transfers

Alongside Everest, the early morning flight (an hour long) offers an aerial view of the majestic Himalayan range with a magnificent birds eye view over Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam and Mt. Gauri Shankar among others. The flight also offers you a view over Tengboche Monastery and Namche Bazar, the most famous Sherpa Village in Khumbu. With snow capped mountains sparkling brightly in the morning sunlight, the surrounding lakes and glaciers make up for a spectacular view of clear water beaming down the Himalayas to form rivers and streams. The intimation for what it’s like to feel the same, book one right away to fly over the mighty Himalayas and experience an awe of sheer magnificence beyond your imagination. Travel Itinerary: 05:30 AM: Drive to Tribhuvan International Airport The tour begins with your driver picking you up from your hotel. You then drive towards the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. 06:00 AM: Domestic Terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport You begin your flight after you complete your security check and getting boarding pass at the Domestic Terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. 06:30 PM: Take Off Flight The aircraft takes off at 06:30 AM in the morning for an hour long mountain flight over the mighty Himalayas. 07:30 PM: Touch down at Tribhuvan International Airport You will then be dropped back at Tribhuvan International Airport and escorted back to your hotel. Note: You might as well receive a ‘Adventure Flight Certificate‘ from your respective airlines.

From Kathmandu: Nagarkot Panoramic Day Hike with Lunch

7. From Kathmandu: Nagarkot Panoramic Day Hike with Lunch

Your guide will pick up from your hotel (downtown) by a private car and drive (1:30 hr) to Nagarkot view point. Enjoy the view of Himalayan panorama including Mt. Everest, Gauri Shanker, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang, Ganesh Himal and many more. Continue driving (25m) and start hiking (3 hr approx) to Changu Narayan temple (Unesco World Heritage site). On the way you will see rural life of Nepal, seasonal farming, goat grazing farmers and locally alcohol making. The trail will be flat walking in the begining and hike up and again flat and little down at the end. You will visit a Hindu temple on the way. While arriving to Changu village, you will have a lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch visit Changu Narayan temple. The temple has some master piece of Nepalese stone carvings, wood carvings and master piece of God and Goddess icons. After exploring the temple, drive back to your hotel and end the tour.

Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

8. Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Discover the majesty of the imposing Himalayas on this helicopter flight from Kathmandu. Stop near the Everest base camp and travel to the Hotel Everest View for an unforgettable breakfast on this thrilling mountain adventure. Be collected from your Kathmandu accommodation between in the early morning and transfer to the Tibhuwan International Airport's domestic area. Following about 30-40 minutes of preparation time, the helicopter will take off. Begin your 45-minute flight over beautiful hills and valleys to the famous Lukla Airport (Tenzing Hillary Airport), which sits at an elevation of 2,860 meters. Land for 10-15 minutes for refueling at the Lukla Airport, before taking off again. Soar for 25-minutes over the Everest region Fly over the colorful settlements of Namche Bazar, Pheriche, the Tengboche Monastery, and Gorakshep. Make your way up to the famous landing spot of Kalapatthar, which is 200 meters above the Everest Base Camp. Have roughly 10 minutes to look around, take photographs, and absorb the magnificent views of snow-capped mountains from a close distance. Glidethorugh the skies for 12 minutes to Hotel Everest View, at an elevation of 3,880 meters. Sit at an open terrace for a delicious breakfast with breathtaking views. After this refreshing break of roughly 45 minutes, the helicopter will take another 80-minute flight from HEV, Syangboche, to Lukla Airport and to its final stop at Kathmandu Airport. Transfer from the airport back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu: Private One Day Nagarkot Sunrise and Hiking Trip

9. Kathmandu: Private One Day Nagarkot Sunrise and Hiking Trip

Nagarkot is located 25 miles east of Kathmandu, Nepal. It is on the northeastern rim of the Kathmandu Valley at an elevation of 2200m above sea level. Here you can stop at the most scenic spots in the region, renowned for sunrise views of the Himalayas. You can see Mount Everest with its snow-topped peaks from an observation tower. Enjoy the nice hiking passing through local villages and green forests towards the ancient Hindu temple of Changu Narayan. This shrine is dedicated to lord Visnu and held in special reverence by the Hindu people. This temple is considered to be the oldest temple in the history of Nepal.

From Kathmandu: 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

10. From Kathmandu: 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 1: Start with pickup from your hotel and travel to Tribhuvan Internation Airport to take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla, be transferred to the starting point and begin the trek to Phakding. Stay overnight at a tea house lodge. Day 2: Make your way from Phakding to Namche Bazar, located at an altitude of 3,440 meters. Stay overnight in the town of Namche Bazar. Day 3: Take a rest day to acclimatize to the altitude in Namche Bazar. Relax and enjoy a second overnight stay in the town. Day 4:  Depart from Namche Bazar and hike to Tyangboche located at 3,867 meters. Stay in Tyangboche overnight. Day 5: Leave Tyangboche and hike through a beautiful rhododendron forest. Cross a suspension bridge at Imja Khola, and head towards Minlinggo. Enter the Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse. Stay overnight in Dingboche, located at 4,260 meters.  Day 6: Spend a day acclimatizing to the altitude in Dingboche with an overnight stay at a tea house lodge. Day 7: Head towards Lobuche from Dingboche on a 5.5-hour hike. Stop for lunch in Dugla, and then arrive in Lobuche for an overnight stay at 4,930 meters.  Day 8: After breakfast at Lobuche, begin the trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep. This is one of the most rewarding sections of the entire excursion. Follow the trail up the rocky paths with great views of the Khumbu glacier. Visit the famous Everest Base Camp located at 5,364 meters in altitude. Make your way back to Gorakshep where you will stay the night. Day 9: Hike from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar located at 5,545 meters, and then to Pheriche at 4,243 meters, where you will stay overnight in a tea house lodge. Day 10: Start your descent with a hike from Pheriche to Tyangboche located at 3,867 meters, then Trek- Pheriche to Namche Bazaar. (Altitude: 3440m)where you will spend the night. Day 11: Make your way back to Lukla from Namche Bazaar and a last night at lukla. Day 12: Early morning, board a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to hotel by our tour representative. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

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I did the Everest Base Camp Trek in Feb 2023 and had an incredible time. The team at Outshine Adventures were superb in providing timely information, accommodation and ensuring I had the proper gear before the trek. They were also kind enough to help me retrieve my luggage from the airport which was delayed upon arrival in Nepal. The Outshine team provided a fantastic day tour of Kathmandu prior to the trek, where I was able to learn more about the culture and city with a very experienced guide, making the beginning of this trip that much more exciting. The trek itself was unbelievably stunning and was both a humbling and an amazing experience. My guide, Dillisher Katuwal was truly world class in both his experience of the mountains as well as ensuring I was safe each step of the way. Trekking with him was incredibly enjoyable and rewarding. For anyone considering any form of adventure to Nepal, I would highly recommend this company as well as Dillisher Katuwal as your guide.

It was a 3-hour drive on a winding road to Last Resort, a Bungee Jumping place. There was supposed to be a bus, but there wasn't so Mr. Sujan, travel agent, hired me a private driver. From the outside it's just a sign, you have to go through the bridge to find Last resort. People are very nice and knowledgeable. We waited for everyone to arrive, were weighed, briefed about the rules. Rules aren't hard and instructors repeat it on the bridge again, so no worries. The jumps themselves were great, I did bungee and tried swing. After the swing, you come down on the ground and have to take a hike uphill (very steep hike I want to add) for 20-30 minutes. I liked bungee more and the next jumps you can do backwards, superman style, etc. 4th jump was free. Lunch is included, it wasn't anything special. 4 hour's drive back because of traffic. Great experience, will want to repeat that.

A great experience and definitely worth it. The view of the Himalayan mountains is priceless. However, you should be aware that the flights are weather-dependent and the planned departure time can be postponed further, sometimes by up to several hours. But the wait is worth it, even if you have to get up early. If you still want a refund, the airlines are quite tolerant. We were traveling with Shree Airlines and everything worked fine. Gladly again.

We had a wonderful experience with our guide Phul. December is a dry month and sunny so the trek is very comfortable. The views across the valleys into the Himalayas are breathtaking. The experience has been very good. Liberty Holidays organised our tour and everything worked perfectly. Our guide was very attentive, very informative and very interesting. We loved the experience. Thank you!

excellent trip! the Driver picked Me up from the hotel and took me to the airport, where we met our pilot and the tour guide who was with us the whole way. the entire trip was worth every penny! we had an unbelievable view of Mt. Everest and we got to eat breakfast at a great hotel at 12000 feet!