Muktinath Helicopter Tour

‘holiest of all holy pilgrimage sites within high and scenic Himalayan range of mountains’

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:4 hrs
  • Start Point:Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • End Point:Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • Trip Grade:Easy
  • Max Elevation:3700m/12140ft - Muktinath
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
  • Max Group Size:2-6
  • Best Time:March-May and Sept-Dec

Overview

Muktinath helicopter tour one of the most fascinating and scenic trips, truly an adventure of a life-time experience where chopper takes you around beautiful areas of Mustang within Nepal Far West Himalaya.

Muktinath Pilgrimage on helicopter will be an amazing journey of few hours that takes you between massive mountain range of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri which is listed as world’s tenth and seventh highest peaks.

The word ‘Muktinath’ literally means ‘Salvation or Liberty’ relives you from birth cycle or frees you away from bad and evil / wrong doing, where Hindu pilgrims from all over Nepal and India pays homage every year in large numbers defying high altitude and Himalayan arctic freezing temperatures.

The main flow of pilgrims comes to free from chain of life cycle and as well to relinquish the sin of a hundred life times.

Muktinath adorned with religious ancient temples of impressive monuments and its famous old 108 water spouts which is one of the source of Kaligandaki River, the temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu one of the three main Gods of Hindu religion (Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu).

At Muktinath, where visitors and pilgrims can witness great natural elements in miraculous form of flickering blue flames of natural methane gas burn on water, stone and earth as an offering, said to have been first lighted by Brahma, the Hindu creator of universe.

The story of Muktinath and the purity goes back into antiquity of more than 2,300 years, where both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims comes for pilgrimage to observe the sight of natural power and as well on walks pilgrims search along Kaligandaki River valley, for black glossy fossils called Shaligram (ammonite), found in abundance around Kaligandaki River banks.

On the outside they look like small rounded rocks but split open they reveal the imprint of ammonites formed past more than 140 million years, due to its wheel-like shapes of slug imprint associated with Hindu God Lord Vishnu.

This interesting muktinath helicopter tour starts early morning from scenic Pokhara blessed with Annapurna Mountains and Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’ peaks and lakes, where Helicopter lifts high above Pokhara valley heading towards Far North West.

As air journey continues flying above green high hills covered with dense rhododendron and pine trees facing incredible views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range heading above Kaligandaki River valley (regarded as world’s deepest gorge), finally flying above arid and windswept country of Mustang.

A refreshing break at Jomsom, headquarter of Mustang with an airport and then flying over Kaligandaki valley to land near Holy Muktinath Temple premises.

At Muktinath temple homage and prayer in the main Muktinath temple after taking a bath or washing on icy 108 water spouts, then enter the main temple complex and visit around other temples and monasteries of importance to Hindu and Buddhist religions.

After a spiritual journey and tour around holy Muktinath fly back to Pokhara with mesmerizing journey of Holy Muktinath Pilgrimage on Helicopter.

  • Scenic helicopter flights in between massive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains
  • Pilgrimage to Muktinath one of holiest of all holy places within Himalaya range
  • High and scenic Mustang area on old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route to Tibet
  • Explore lovely Mustang villages enriched with old traditional culture of Buddhism
  • Impressive monasteries and trail decorated with impressive prayer walls and bells
  • Walk on high windswept-dry and arid country within beautiful landscapes
  • Grand views of snowcapped peaks of Dhaulagiri-Nilgiri’s and Mustang Himal
  • Morning Flight to Jomsom 2,700 and to high Muktinath 3,780 m - 4 hrs:
  • Transportation to Kathmandu/Pokhara domestic airport from the hotel and back.
  • Our vehicle will be at your disposal waiting at the airport till you need for the transfer.
  • Heli flight with pack breakfast or breakfast in Lukla (time permitting) with lunch on route either at Gorakshep-Thyangboche or at Namche at pilot discretions.
  • Applicable permits for the flight with ACAP permit / TIM (Trekking Information Management System) if required.
  • Service of guides on Heli Tour, daily wages-medical insurance, meals and other allowance.
  • Comprehensive medical kits and First Aid Kit (for precaution against accidents and sudden illness.
  • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel and medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature, gratitude (tips) hard / soft and other major drinks throughout the flight and in Kathmandu.
  • Personal gear for the day ride (down jackets and personal belongings) medical kit.
  • Emergency evacuation and breaking away from the proposed duration flight where refund will not be entertained, however office will issue a letter to claim from your valid insurance
  • Day pack
  • Trekking shoes/Sports shoes
  • Sun Hat/cap
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Hand gloves
  • Sun glasses
  • Water bottle
  • Down Jacket 
  • Camera and batteries

Detail Itinerary

Ready-Made itinerary presented in our website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss your tour plan.

Morning transfer to Pokhara/Kathmandu airport for super scenic flight to land at Jomsom airport, situated above Kali-Gandaki River.

At Jomsom refreshing break, after a rest observe the different culture of Thakali people interwoven with Buddhism religion, Jomsom the headquarter town of Mustang district, located on old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade Route of Nepal and Tibet.

After a pleasant stop with time observe the local culture then fly high above Kaligandaki River valley to land at near Muktinath Temple premises.

A short walk up on steps leads you to the entrance of the temple area guarded by Buddhist large prayer wheels and monuments, a short walk into the main complex of the temple taking a bath or just washing on the icy cold water from each 108 water spouts. 

After cleaning oneself with holy water then worship with prayer and offering in the main temple of Muktinath, after an hour of pleasant and delightful moment feeling great in religious and mountain spirits, then head back to Pokhara in the comfort of spacious seated Helicopter.

Trekking Planner always committed in keeping our standard day to day schedule as per the given program with itinerary days, sometimes due to some circumstances beyond our control like natural disaster blockade of roads, damaged trails, flight delay and cancellation arises when bad and unfavorable weather persists for some days including political unrest and strikes. We assure that if above situation arises we will try our best to keep our itinerary as it is if not please bear with us, as we might have to reroute some of the holidays to other destinations for your safety and to make your time in Nepal with us, a money worth of good times providing you with enjoyable holidays. We Trust that you will enjoy having wonderful and delightful times in Nepal with Trekking Planner!!!!!!!!

Cost and Dates

Offering you delightful and affordable price in this awesome Muktinath Helicopter Tour (we have daily chartered  flight CONTACT US for best cost), as we need minimum number 2-3 person in the group and at least maximum of 4-5 person to operate this scenic Heli flight at reasonable cost so that all people can enjoy with comfortable price.

Group and Trip departure provided as per person biases where international flight is not included besides our other services, if the fixe date does not coincide and satisfy you, we can arrange and organize a private trip to make your dreams come true in our marvelous Muktinath Helicopter Tour.

One can start booking Trekking Planner also organizes various trips on small groups that can suit for you. We recommend you to reserve a seat for you by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure beckons you.

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Reviews

Chris11062019

What an amazing trip and great guides-Nirmal and Suraj! Awesome trekking company, very professional and especially Dipak's attentiveness was above and beyond! Everything was on point and well organized! EBC was the first of many trips to come for me with Trekking Planner. I am coming back in April for another destination and hopefully again next year!!! Thank you for everything!

TXUSA

Amazing trek with this company!! I wouldn’t do it with anyone else. Our guide Nirmal was the best!

This company goes above and beyond! They think of every detail and take care of all the trekking needs including accommodations, food, water tablets, medical emergencies, etc. Our guide Nirmal was extremely familiar with the trail, he was attentive - making sure everyone was taken care of, made us laugh the entire way, gave great advice/tips/recommendations for a successful trek, generous (carried some of the day packs up when they were feeling tired), encouraged us and more! I was so impressed with how well thought out everything was and I loved that I didn’t have to worry about the details and all I had to do was show up. The other guides and porters were all just as fun, thoughtful, and accommodating. I would highly recommended these guys for the EBC trek!

Jessgemza,
TripAdvisor

Best trek in the world

In March i completed the Everest High Pass trek with Trekking Planner and had all the support i needed from Trekking planner from planning the trip, to arriving in Nepal and then completing the trek. I had an amazing guide in Gyeljen, whose knowledge of the area was the best! This meant I was able to make it over the passes when many other groups didn't due to the weather. He helped with all the accommodation and provided great advice to help me deal with the altitude and very cold weather as these were a new challenge to me. The whole team and Dipak were very welcoming and funny and this meant the trek and then the visit to Chitwan afterwards was one of the best experiences of my life! Would highly recommend and planning to return sometime soon.

Sam B,
TripAdvisor

Best Guide for trekking in the Himalyas

Everest Base Camp is such an amazing trek, but to have the best, kindest and funniest guide, who encouraged our team all the way and back, made my trek extra special. Nirmal Lamichhane your knowledge of all the mountains are incredible and you knew everyone on the trek. Watching you interact with the rest of the guides, they clearly have great respect for you. You are a natural leader. You are ambitious and know where you want to be in the future and I applaud you for studying while doing treks and taking people up into the mountains.

I enjoyed your stories and games along the way especially the last 2 hours before reaching Namche when it was up, up and up (your way of saying it is very steep). When I fell ill and gotten worse you were there all the way alongside me to help and encourage. The morning after reaching Base Camp when I was faced with being evacuated from Gorakshep, you told me that you believe that I could finish the trek and you would be there all the way if I choose to do so. Seeing the helicopter leave was hard but you believed in me and it made all the difference. Thank you so much.

Nirmal carried my bag on our decent in order for me to be able to breath better (I had bad flue, borderline bronchitis). Out of his own pocket, he bought us Fanta, lollypops, gum .... anything to lift moral on the last day down to Lukla. Our group had such fun with Nirmal.

If ever you need a guide, Nirmal is the perfect man for your trek. He does varies treks into the mountains, not only to Base Camp. Mountain expert, clued-up with flights to/ from Lukla, knows everyone and teahouses, can help with last minute gear, great knowledge about altitude sickness and knows how to take great photos (and how to pose, lol).

TrakkingPlanner and Travel Her Way are very lucky to have Nirmal as a guide.

The organising of my trip was great. Before leaving the UK, all my emails were answered promptly. Collecting from the airport, great accommodation in Kathmandu and the tea houses we stayed at on our trek was great. We were taken to a welcoming dinner at a local Nepali restaurant. What an experience. They also arrange for a farewell dinner back in Kathmandu - all included in the price. The care and detail was appreciated. Fruit and biscuits at dinner while on the trek- and the guides carried all of it all the way. Taking our oxygen levels after every meal to make sure we were in great shape.

All in all I had the best experience! Thank you Trekking Planner.

Janettie W,
TripAdvisor

I have just had the best travel experience of my life.

What a trip!

What a great buch of guys at Nepal Trekking Planner!

Dipak and his team made my trip so easy, simple and enjoyable - I can't still hardly believe it.

I felt totally safe and fully supported - which was a big thing for me as I was unsure how the high altitude would affect me. I needn't have worried as my guide Ananta and porter Ganesh were brilliant - really helpful, patient and firendly. Every night my blood/oxygen saturation was checked which gave me real confidence. Not many of the guides from different agencies were doing this which suprised me a little.

I had 16 days in the mountains and enjoyed every minute. As things became harder or easier, my intinery was flexible with Ananta very willing recommmend alternatives and to make changes to suit. This made a real difference and I really felt that I got the most from my trek.

I'm not one for recommending and over-praising but Dipak, Ananta and Ganesh all went the extra mile to make it all very special indeed.

Well done guys and (funds permitting) see you next year!

phil4868,
TripAdvisor

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