Mountain flight is a much easier way to see the Nepali Himalayan peaks. Most flights are in mornings and operate at all times except in the monsoon seasons of June and July. Air planes fly along the Himalayan range and also beyond for passengers to get a good view of the Himalayan range. All the domestic airlines of Nepal offer various forms of mountain flights. This unique experience gives visitors a quick glance at Nepal's untamed landscapes and a fly-past through the world's tallest peak.
All domestic airlines as well Nepal Airlines operate what is probably the most scenic flight seeing tour in the word. In an one hour spectacular the aircraft passes very close to some of the highest mountains in the world. From Ganesh Himal in the central Himalaya to Everest and Kanchejunga in the east are laid out before you as you watch from the comfort of a pressurized aircraft cabin. The cost of the package normally includes transfers and seat selection assistance. The airlines will usually hand out charts to help you identify the peaks.
The aircraft takes off and heads eastward and almost immediately the peaks come into view. The first peak that appears on your horizon is the majestic Gosaithan, also called Shisha Pangma, standing at a height of 8,013m. To its right appears Dorje Lhakpa (6,966m), looking like a massive figure of eight lying prone and covered in snow. To its right is Phurbi Chyachu, which looms over the Kathmandu valley.