This is a unique Everest experience during which you’ll see the mountain up close, by air. This is the perfect opportunity for aerial views of Mount Everest from an altitude of 6,500-7,500 meters. You’ll also have spectacular views of other nearby Himalayan peaks.
Mount Everest’s elevation is 8,850 meters and other mountains close by have elevations ranging from 6,800 meters to 8,500. These include Shisa Pangma, Gauri Shanker, Melungtse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse and Amadablam. Fleet of Buddha Air:
Everest Experiences with Beech 1900D & ATR 42-320 / 72-500 Buddha Air
The B1900D have been modified and upgraded from its predecessor Beech 1900C and first commercially commissioned in March 1992. Buddha Air is the only airline operating brand new, straight-out-of-the-factory, and currently in production pressurized aircrafts in Nepal. The aircraft is manufactured by the US based Raytheon Aircraft Company (now Hawker Beech craft). Each Beech craft cost Buddha Air about US$ 5 million each.
The B1900D is the only 19 seat aircraft in the world to meet FAA’s stringent turbine engine rotor burst requirement and the FAR 23. The aircraft has all the modern avionics, instruments and airframe including weather radar and EFIS (semi glass cockpit) that are in modern jetliners.