Muktinath-Damodar Kunda Helicopter Tour-5 days

Things to Know
  • Duration5 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Altitude 4890m
  • Trip Type Tour
  • Start and End Kathmandu and Kathmandu
  • Best Time Spring & Autumn
What You’ll Do
  • Reach the sacred Muktinath temple and the holy Damodar Kunda in a blink of an eye
  • An easy helicopter tour program perfect for anyone looking to travel to Damodar Kunda quickly
  • Visit Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu
  • Witness stunning landscapes and beautiful aerial mountain panorama during a helicopter flight.
  • Land at Muktinath and Damodar Kunda to do puja and worship
  • You can make this trip a family holiday with kids and senior members of the family
  • Get to learn about these temples with an expert, understand the century-old history and beliefs of the locals


The Damodar Kunda helicopter tour package is a five-day program that takes you to the sacred Muktinath temple (3,710 m) and the holy Damodar Kunda (4,890 m). You will visit a few other temples and shrines during this tour. Our Damodar Kunda helicopter tour is a perfect easy trip for people of all ages. This package is designed to take you to Damodar Kunda in the blink of an eye.

This is the best Damodar Kunda package if you are bound by time or health. You can do it alone or with your family members. Moreover, kids and older family members can join this trip without worries. We have many departure dates in 2024 for Damodar Kunda and Muktinath helicopter tours. You can join one of our departure dates or contact us to customize the itinerary. Located north of the Annapurna range in the Upper Mustang, Damodar Kunda is a holy lake many Hindu devotees visit annually. Likewise, the Muktinath temple in the lower Mustang is another excellent pilgrimage site in Nepal, visited by hundreds of Hindus and Buddhists yearly. Both of these places are pilgrimage sites with significant religious importance.

The Damodar Kunda helicopter tour will let you witness spectacular aerial landscapes. Himalayan mountains like Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Fishtail (6,993 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Damodar Himal (6,210 m), and numerous other mountains are seen along with the Tibetan plateau during the helicopter flight.

On this trip, You will get to visit historical monuments in Kathmandu and tourist sites in Pokhara. In Kathmandu, visit the Pashupatinath temple. Leaving Kathmandu, you will fly high towards Upper Mustang, a restricted region in Nepal, with a stop at Muktinath temple for darshan. It takes around one and a half to reach Damdodar Kunda in a helicopter from Kathmandu.

Significant Highlights of the Damodar Kunda Helicopter Tour Program

Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath temple is one of the most sacred Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is considered one of the world's largest temple complexes, with a rich cultural and religious history spanning centuries. A visit to the temple and a dip in the sacred Bagmati River that runs alongside it is believed to purify one's soul and bring blessings.

You will visit Pashupatinath temple during your stay in Kathmandu. Our English-speaking guide will take you on a tour of this temple. You can do puja and attend aarti.

Damodar Kunda

There are three lakes altogether- Brahma Kunda, Rudra Kunda, and Ananta Kunda. As one, they are called Damodar Kunda. Damodar Kunda is known as Barah Puran as per Hindu mythology book. One of the columns describes the importance of Barah Puran. Lord Krishna says people who visit Damodar Kunda and take a deep bath will be free from all kinds of sin, whether you did in this life or previous life.

Muktinath Temple

Muktinath temple, also known as Muktinath Dham, is an important Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site. It is revered as a sacred place for both religions, with Hindu devotees considering it a place to attain salvation and Buddhists viewing it as a place to achieve enlightenment. The temple houses a natural gas flame regarded as sacred and worshipped as a manifestation of Lord Vishnu.

Damodar Kunda Helicopter Tour From Kathmandu & Pokhara

You can join our Damodar Kunda and Muktinath helicopter tour from Kathmandu or Pokhara. If you are already in Pokhara, you can quickly join this package. Contact us, and our team will help you manage a comfortable journey. Joining from Pokhara cut down the Damodar Kunda helicopter tour cost little.

Optional Packages

We also have other Muktinath packages that may interest you. The Muktinath helicopter tour, Muktinath yatra by jeep, and seven-day Muktinath tours from Kathmandu are the top packages we highly recommend you check out.

Likewise, we have many cultural and historical tour programs in Nepal that you can check out too.

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  • Altitude1400 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time2-3 hours

Our airport team will pick you up at the Tribhuvan International Airport as per your arrival time. You can find them with your name card around the terminal gate. They will welcome you and escort you to the hotel. You will have the rest of your time free to relax and unpack. Later in the afternoon, we will meet you in our office for a program briefing. Explore the bustling streets of Thamel and end the day with a delicious welcome dinner with the team of Iconic Holiday Nepal.

  • Altitude822 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time25 min flight

In the morning, one of our tour guides will meet you in the hotel lobby with our driver. He will take you to Pashupatinath temple for an excursion. Located on the bank of the holy Bagamti river, the Pashupatinath temple is one of the sacred pilgrimage sites in Nepal. Our tour guide will introduce you to all the temples and ceremonies that may be taking place there. After visiting Pashupatinath temple, you will get back to your hotel to pack your stuff. Our guide will pick you up from the hotel as per the flight departure time and escort you to the domestic airport. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will be dropped off at the hotel. Enjoy the evening exploring the Lakeside Market and catching the sunset at Phewa Lake.

  • Altitude4890 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time5 hours

At 6:00 AM, the guide will escort you to the domestic airport in Pokhara. You will do the boarding and begin the flight towards Damodar Kunda. The helicopter flight offer the best view of the Annapurna Himalayan Mountains. The green hills, rivers, and river valleys make the view phenomenal. We’ll land at Jomsom to refuel and continue the flight to Damodar Kunda. Again you will land for an hour to take a bath and worship. The helicopter flight then takes you to Muktinath Temple. Here we land for another half an hour to do puja and get blessed. We fly to Jomsom, refuel, and fly back to Pokhara. The remaining day is free in Pokhara. Enjoy your time here and go shopping.

  • Altitude1400m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time25m flight time

After breakfast, check out of the hotel. The team will pick you up. You will take a quick commercial flight back to Kathmandu. The ride will be comfortable and beautiful. We will drop you at the hotel once we reach the airport. The remaining day is leisure. Take this opportunity to explore the local market and shop. We'll meet in the late evening to wrap up the trip with a farewell dinner.

    You will have breakfast at the hotel. Your check-out time is 12:00 noon. Our airport team will drop you at the Tribhuwan International Airport as per your flight departure time. We hope you have a comfortable tour with us. Our team will bid you the last goodbye.

    Damodar Kunda, holiest pond situate in Upper Mustang of Nepal. According to Baraha Puran lord Krishna has told, the person who visits and takes bath in Damodar Kunda will be free from any kind of sins in life. Lord Bhisnu was also instructed to go and bathe in Damodar Kunda for the two sons of Kuber, who suffered much from sins.  There are three ponds these are, Brahma Kunda, Rudra Kunda, and Ananta Kunda. The source of Kali Gandaki River is believed to be Damodar Kunda and it is also a good source of Shaligram. Peoples who believe in Hinduism hopes to reach this at least once in their lifetime before passing away.  Damodar Kunda Helicopter tour takes you to the holy lake Damodar Kunda in the high Himalayas in the Upper Mustang area of Nepal. Damodar is another name for Lord Krishna in Hindu mythology.

    Trip Map
    Muktinath-Damodar Kunda Helicopter Tour-5 days map
    Trip Cost Details
    • Airport transfer by private vehicle
    • Kathmandu - Damodar Kunda- Muktinath - Kathmandu private Helicopter service as per itinerary
    • all required Permit for Muktinath
    • Special Permit for Damodar Kunda $500 PP
    • All required assistance
    • All Applicable taxes
    • Domestic flight ticket 
    • Government Taxes
    • Personal expenses
    • lunch or dinner
    • If any changes because of Bad weather
    Useful Info

    Damodar Kunda Helicopter Tour Difficulty & Altitude Sickness

    Regarding the difficulty of the Damodar Kunda helicopter tour, it is essential to note that the region is remote and rugged, and the time may involve some walking on uneven terrain. Good health and a moderate level of fitness are recommended.

    Altitude sickness can be a concern for some people on this helicopter tour. Symptoms can include headache, nausea, fatigue, and difficulty sleeping. In severe cases, altitude sickness can be life-threatening.

    To minimize the risk of altitude sickness, it's essential to acclimate to the high altitude gradually. You will be spending time at lower elevations before going to higher elevations. Likewise, drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol.

    Best Time

    The best time to do a Damodar Kunda helicopter tour depends on the type of experience you are looking for and your personal preferences. If you want clear views of the Himalayas and Damodar Kunda, the best time to visit is September to November and March to May. During these months, the weather is generally clear, with little to no precipitation, offering good visibility for sightseeing. Likewise, March to May is also a great time to visit Damodar Kunda and Muktinath temple. The spring season also has fantastic weather conditions, a pleasant climate, and clear visibility that makes the helicopter tour remarkable.

    Accommodation And Meals

    As you do not spend any night in the mountain, lodge/tea house accommodations are not involved. In Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will spend the nights in friendly three-star hotels with all the modern amenities. We will book you a safe and comfortable hotel in both cities. Breakfast is included in the hotel. For lunch and dinner, you can dine as you desire. We also have two complimentary dinners (welcome & farewell) in Kathmandu. The menu is usually multi-cuisine unless you are dining in a specific restaurant.

    Damodar Kunda Helicopter Tour Cost

    The cost of a helicopter tour to Damodar Kunda can vary depending on several factors, including the type of helicopter, the duration of the time, the season, and the itinerary.

    On average, a helicopter tour to Damodar Kunda can cost anywhere from $1,700 to $55,00 per person. Higher-end helicopters and extended tours will typically cost more, while more basic options and shorter terms will be less expensive. The cost can also vary depending on the time of year, with peak tourist season usually resulting in higher prices.

    It's essential to remember that helicopter tours can be more expensive than other forms of transportation. Helicopter flight offers a unique and convenient way to see the Damodar Kunda and the surrounding Himalayan scenery.

    You will get the best Damodar Kunda helicopter tour cost with us.

    Packing list

    Here is a suggested packing list for a Damodar Kunda helicopter tour:

    • Warm clothing: As you'll be flying at high altitudes in the Himalayas, it's essential to bring warm clothing, such as a jacket, gloves, and a hat.
    • Comfortable footwear: Good quality hiking shoes or boots with good grip are recommended, as you may need to disembark the helicopter and walk on uneven terrain.
    • Sun protection: Sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat to protect yourself from the sun.
    • Camera: To capture the breathtaking views of the Himalayas and Damodar Kunda, it's advised to bring a camera or smartphone.
    • Snacks and water: Light snacks and plenty of water are essential to stay hydrated during the tour.
    • Personal medications: If you take any prescription medications, make sure to bring them along with you.
    • Travel documents: Make sure to bring your passport or other identification documents and any necessary travel visas.
    • Cash: Cash is helpful for any unexpected expenses, as well as for purchasing souvenirs.
    • Visitors to Damodar Kund can reach the site by helicopter or through a multi-day trek. Helicopter tours are available from Kathmandu, offering a convenient and time-efficient way to reach Damodar Kund. Those who prefer a more traditional trekking experience can take several days to reach Damodar Kund, trekking through the beautiful landscape of the region. We have all options available, along with a jeep tour.

    • Damodar Kund is located in the Mustang District of Nepal, near the border with Tibet. The region is remote and rugged, with a unique landscape of high mountains, deep valleys, and beautiful lakes.

    • Damodar Kunda is situated at 4,890 meters in the Upper Mustang in Nepal. It is in the rain shadow area of the Himalayas.

    • Damodar Kund has been a place of pilgrimage for Hindu devotees for centuries. The lake is considered to be a sacred site, and Hindu mythology states that Lord Vishnu bathed in the waters of Damodar Kund, which gave the lake its spiritual significance.

    • Damodar Kunda is mentioned in the great Hindu mythology book. It is considered to be the place from where Shaligram originated. Hindu devotees believe that taking a bath in the waters of Damodar Kund can purify the soul and wash away one's sins. The site is also considered to be a place of spiritual power, with many pilgrims visiting Damodar Kund to meditate and seek blessings.

    • Muktinath temple is a Hindu temple located in the Mustang District of Nepal and is considered to be one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and it is believed that a visit to Muktinath can bring blessings, peace, and spiritual fulfillment.

    • Muktinath Temple can be reached by a multi-day trek from Pokhara, or by a flight to Jomsom followed by a shorter trek. There is also jeep and helicopter tours available for those who prefer a more convenient or time-efficient way to reach the temple.

    • Yes, there is an entrance fee to Muktinath Temple, which is set by the local government. The fee is subject to change, and it is always a good idea to check with local authorities for the most up-to-date information.

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