A must on the itinerary for those on a very short visit, the Daily Mountain Flight is a dramatic experience not to be missed. The hour-long flight offers spectacular views of the Himalaya from very close range. Flights operating from Kathmandu let you see peaks east of the Langtang Range all the way to Khangchendzonga, of course including Mt. Everest . The Pokhara Mountain Flight goes over the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna , and Manaslu ranges. In case of zero visibility, your fare is fully refunded, or should you desire, the airline gives you the option to fly on the following day.
Hot Air Ballooning
For an extraordinary aerial view of the Kathmandu Valley , there is no better way to do it than in taking a hot air balloon ride. This hour-long trip that is conducted by Balloon Sunrise Nepal takes off at the southern end of the valley and lands on the northern side (or vice versa depending on wind conditions).
Another exciting adventure available to those with the appropriate funds is exploring the remote regions of Nepal via helicopter. Most of the helicopter companies operate modern French, American and Japanese helicopters. Generally, these helicopters are available only by charter on an hourly basis.