When the sky looks clear with improved weather, it is suitable for trekking and sightseeing. It is more suitable for the mountain flight that lures both domestic and foreign tourists in Nepal. They relish scenic views.
Different airlines have been operating mountain flights enthusiastically as this is the tourist season and the weather has become favorable.
Private airline companies—Buddha Airlines, Yeti Airlines, Shree Airlines, Guna Air, and others have been operating mountain flights.
The mountain flights were now in operation thanks to the favorable weather, remarked The spokesperson of Yeti Airlines, Sudharshan Bartaula. “Number of mountain flights has increased all of sudden, he added. There is a good booking for a mountain flight to Tihar. We believe that the trend of booking for mountain flights will increase.”
Similarly, the Information Officer of Buddha Air, Dipendra Karna, informed that attraction to mountain flights has increased this season.
Karna expressed the view that “Number of mountain flights has upped with the clear sky. Many foreigners visit Nepal during this season. Attraction towards mountain flight in winter season increases as there is no cloudy weather in this season and one can easily view mountain ranges under the clean serene blue sky.”
The Buddha Air operated four mountain flights today alone while it was eight flights last Saturday. Similarly, Yeti Airlines has been operating at least two mountain flights daily.
October, November, and December are suitable months for the mountain flight. Hotels located in tourist destinations are crowded with domestic and foreign tourists in this touristic season, pointed out Vinayak Shah, Vice-President of the Hotel Association of Nepal.
Mountain flight is normally operated from 7:00 am from Tribhuvan International Airport. Buddha Airlines and Yeti Airlines have fixed Rs 15,000 fare for mountain flights for domestic and Indian tourists. It is 230 US dollars for the citizens of other countries.