The Everest experience flight is not cheap, so if you’re on a budget you may want to give it a miss! In 2017, it was $190 USD (£140) by booking directly online via the Buddha Air website. This is the price for foreign nationals but if you’re Nepali or Indian you will be paying half that price around $80/90.
I’m used to tourist attractions having a different price tag for foreigners which is fair enough. But, in Nepal even buses and hotels have different price tags for Nepal and Indian nationals! Crazy.
I’m sure that you may get a different or cheaper price if you book directly through a travel agent who will take you through each airline, what service they provide and the cost.
I waited until the day before I knew it was going to be a clear morning on the weather forecast and booked online. This way, I knew I was guaranteed for blue skies or at least the odds would be better in my favour than just booking it randomly!
If you’re worried about it being booked up, don’t be. There are around 6/7 flights which go daily and they will put more planes on if people want to fly. When I was waiting in the airport, there were so many mountain flights taking off in the morning, I got a bit confused as to which one mine was.