We were quite excited about this mountain view flight, as I've been wanting to see Everest since I was a child. I can't say that this flight was entirely satisfying. In fact, I was a bit disappointed by two things:
1) I SPECIFICALLY asked that my wife and I NOT be seated by the wing. We were one of the first people at the check-in desk, and what did they do? Sat us directly on the wing. See my pictures. I live in Hawaii. How long of a flight do you think that was for us to get to Nepal, and how much money do you think it cost us? How hard would it have been honor my request and seat us either at the back of the plane, or in front of the wings, as I had asked. What was even more infuriating was that they sat other people, who came after us in better seats. Do I get a refund? Nope! Not to mention, were charged some "holiday fee" since we happened to do this on Christmas Day. Something tells me this wasn't a legit fee, and it's made even more upsetting by what I stated above.
2) Although you get to see Everest, it's really far off into the distance, and you only get to see it for about 5 to 10 minutes before the plane turns around. I wish the plane got a bit closer to the mountain(s).
Service by the rest of the staff and crew were great, however, so I'll give them an extra star simply for that. The champagne at the end of the flight was a nice touch as well.
All that said, if you're paying one of the lower rates, which I believe was around $150 - $160 USD, it's worth it (just make sure you get a good seat). I paid closer to $240 - $260 each, totally around $500 for the both of us, and to be honest, I doubt I would do it again. I think you could have a good experience, no doubt about that, but just be wary of the details of my personal experience.
Next time, I think I'll just dish out the $1000+ to take the helicopter tour to base camp.