Muktinath Helicopter Tour- 4 day

Things to Know
  • Duration4 Day
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Altitude 3710m
  • Trip Type Helicopter Tour
  • Start and End Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Best Time Feb-June And Aug-Dec
What You’ll Do
  • Embark on a unique and exhilarating one-day trip to the sacred Muktinath Temple in Nepal
  • Join the helicopter ride from Kathmandu or Pokhara, whichever place suits you
  • Enjoy stunning views of the mountain ranges and the breathtaking trans-Himalayan landscape during the helicopter flight
  • Reach the Muktinath temple on time, perfect for travellers bound by time or who are unable to do the challenging trek to the temple
  • Get to behold the beauty of the western Himalayan mountains- especially the lower Mustang region
  • Fly safely and comfortably with a professional and experienced crew
  • Our Muktinath helicopter tour is also an excellent possibility for those who have mobility issues
  • Have an hour-long ground time at the Muktinath temple to do puja and explore the temple
  • Get to know in detail about the temple and its significance from our tour guide

A quick Muktinath yatra by helicopter.
Ariel scenic views.
Private and customized trip.
Pilgrimage places sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

"The Muktinath helicopter tour offers a unique and exhilarating way to experience the sacred Muktinath Temple in Nepal. The tour typically begins with a helicopter ride from Kathmandu or Pokhara to the temple, which is located in the remote Mustang region of the Himalayas. The flight offers stunning views of the mountain ranges and the region's beautiful landscape."

The Muktinath helicopter tour is designed to take you to this pilgrimage site in no time. The Muktinath helicopter tour is a one-day program that anyone can join. Muktinath is a sacred Hindu and Buddhist religious site in the western Himalayas with great importance. Thousands of pilgrims travel to Muktinath temple every year to worship and get blessed.

The location of this sacred site is remote. Usually, travellers take a very overwhelming jeep ride or trek for a few days to reach Muktinath temple. But in this package, you can fly safely and comfortably to Muktinath. The Muktinath helicopter tour is the quickest and best way to get to the Muktinath temple in the blink of an eye.

The Muktinath helicopter tour offers a marvellous panorama of the Himalayan mountain range and breathtaking landscapes. This program is an excellent option for those bound by time or unable to do the challenging trek to the temple. Likewise, our Muktinath helicopter tour is also an outstanding possibility for those who have mobility issues or are not physically fit for the walk or jeep ride. Once you arrive at the temple, you can explore the temple complex, dip in the sacred Mukti Kunda spring, and perform puja or worship Lord Vishnu. The tour guides are knowledgeable and can help you understand the significance of the temple and the rituals performed there.

This helicopter tour to Muktinath temple is also an excellent option for those who want to experience the Mustang region's beauty without spending several days on a trek. The helicopter tour typically takes about 2-3 hours, including exploring the temple and taking in the views.

Muktinath Helicopter Tour Private Departure

You can do a private helicopter tour to Muktinath with us. Our private helicopter tour option lets you charter the whole helicopter for you and your loved ones, and you can customize the itinerary and departure time. As it is a private Muktinath helicopter tour, no stranger will fly with you, and you will have a comfortable space. We run the private Muktinath helicopter tour from Kathmandu and Pokhara, and up to 5 people can fly at a time.

Book your private Muktinath helicopter tour now to get the best price. Our Muktinath helicopter tour bookings are open for 2024/2025.

Muktinath Helicopter Tour Group Departure

For solo travellers, we have several group departures to Muktinath temple in 2024. Along with you, four other travellers will join you in our shared group departure. This alternative Muktinath helicopter tour lets the solo traveller fly cheaply. Contact us or book your Muktinath helicopter tour 2024 departure through our site now for the best cost.

Muktinath Temple Location

Muktinath Temple is located 22 km Northeast of Jomsom in the Annapurna Conservation Area in the Mustang District of Nepal. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is considered one of the 108 Divya Desams, or holy shrines, of Lord Vishnu. Muktinath is also considered a sacred site for Buddhists, who call it Chumig Gyatsa, which means "Hundred Waters."

The temple complex is situated at an altitude of 3,710 meters (12,172 feet), and the base of the Thorong La pass. Muktinath was built in the 8th century and is considered an important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists.

About Muktinath Temple

Muktinath is built in the traditional pagoda style, with a central courtyard and smaller shrines and temples. The main temple houses a statue of Lord Vishnu and a sacred spring known as the Mukti Kunda, which is considered to have healing properties.

The temple also features 108 water spouts, or Muktidhara, which are believed to be connected to the 108 beads of the Hindu rosary. Pilgrims visit the temple to dip in the sacred spring and perform puja, or worship, to Lord Vishnu. Reaching the temple is challenging, but the Muktinath helicopter tour is effortless as it involves no tedious walking. For many devotees, Muktinath darshan is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and our professional support team will make the journey smooth and hassle-free for you. The Nepalese Government protects the Muktinath temple, and the local community and the temple trust manage the conservation and maintenance of the temple.

An interesting fact: Muktinath is also known as Sri Murthy Mahatmyam. It means you can find all five elements- Fire, Water, Sky, Earth, and Air in Muktinath. You can look at this in its natural form near Jwalamai Devi Temple.

Itinerary
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  • Altitude1400 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time2-3 hours

Welcome to the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. After your arrival, we will be briefing you about your trip. If you have any questions or doubts about your trip should be asked and clarified at this time. Then evening you will be visiting Pashupati Nath Temple for Aarati Darshan, then back to the Hotel.

  • Altitude3710 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time3-4 hours

Tentative Schedule(6AM to 11Am)

  • Pick up from the Hotel and Transfer to the Airport
  • Check-in at the Airport & transfer to the helicopter ground
  • Fly to Muktinath. Take Bath, Puja/ Hawan
  • Fly to Kathmandu
  • Transfer to Hotel

Attraction: Explore Muktinath Temple. 108 taps, Kunda, Jwala Mai Temple, Gomba Samba, Swaminarayan, Shaligram along with beautiful Natural Views. After some rest, you will proceed for sightseeing of Pashupatinath Temple and perform Aarati. Pashupatinath Temple is regarded as one of the holiest shrines of Hindus across the world. Priests and devotees perform daily ritual worship and offer prayers at the temple in the morning, day and evening time. Of various Pujas, the evening ‘Aarati’ at the banks of the Bangmati River on the eastern side of the temple draws people in hordes.

This evening rituals with a band singing hymns in praise of god, playing classical instruments, chanting of Vedic mantras, ringing of bells, burning of incense, and lighting of oil lamps, keep the people spellbound throughout. The ritual makes the evening environment dazzling. 

The Aarati is performed at 6 p.m. every day. The attendees experience a blissful moment. 

 

  • Altitude1400 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time6-7 hours

After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu city. You will explore Pashupatinath Temple worship lord Shiva and learn about the culture more vastly, The next stop will be Guheswori Temple one of the holiest temple 1 km east of Pashupatinath on the bank of the Bagmati river. We'll then drive a short distance to the Boudhanath Stupa. In Boudhanath, wander the Tibetan-inspired streets and illustrate some local delicacies, The Final destination will be Jalnarayan Temple (Sleeping Vishnu) which takes around 45 minutes and stretches into Shivapuri National Park, worship lord Vishnu and Transfer to the Hotel.

    We will drop you at the international airport as per your flight schedule. Farewell, and Tour ends.

    Trip Map
    Muktinath Helicopter Tour- 4 day map
    Trip Cost Details
    Included
    • Airport pickup & sightseeing by private car
    • Helicopter Charter Service as per the itinerary
    • All hotel accommodation is based on double-sharing deluxe rooms.
    • Annapurna Conservation Area permit
    • All applicable taxes
    • Airport Tax
    • Assistance by Tour Officer
    Excluded
    • Any expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone/fax calls.
    • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents,
    • Medical evacuations, riots, strikes, etc. any tips to drivers, hotel staff, any meals apart from the ones mentioned above.
    • Any other tax or service charge that could be enforced during this period will be extra & need to borne by you.
    Useful Info

    Optional Helicopter Flights In Nepal

    We organize helicopter tours throughout the Himalayas. You can go on a helicopter tour to many destinations in Nepal with us. If you have any specific place in your mind, feel free to share it with us. We will arrange a safe and easy helicopter flight for you. Apart from the Muktinath helicopter tour, we have a few other famous helicopter tour packages, and among them, the Everest base camp helicopter tour is quite renowned. Likewise, we also have an Annapurna base camp helicopter tour that you can check out.

    Passports And Other Travel Documents

    Visitors from all countries except India must have a valid passport to enter Nepal. If arriving by flight in Kathmandu, an Indian national must have a valid passport, Election Commission Card (Voter ID) with photo, or Identity Card provided by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu, but if arriving by road or train, they can have an ID card granted by the Indian Government.

    The school, birth certificate, or college ID is adequate for Indian children under 18. The photo, name of the school or college, date of birth, and class in which the student is enrolled should all be visible on the ID.

    Why go on the Muktinath helicopter tour with Iconic Holiday Nepal?

    The Muktinath helicopter tour with Iconic Holiday Nepal offers a unique opportunity to visit the sacred Muktinath Temple in the Mustang region of Nepal. Iconic Holiday Nepal is a well-established and reputable tour operator with a team of experienced and knowledgeable guides who can help you make the most of your visit to Muktinath. We will manage all necessary permits and arrangements for the Muktinath helicopter tour. We also offer a safe and reliable service, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience.

    Best Time For Muktinath Helicopter Tour

    The best time for a Muktinath helicopter tour is spring and autumn because of the stable weather and clear views. However, if the weather is clear, you can do the Muktinath helicopter tour in Nepal annually.

    Spring (March to May) is a great time to do the Muktinath helicopter tour, as the weather is mild, and the clear skies provide great views of the Himalayan mountain range. The temperature ranges from 10 to 15 degrees Celsius, and the idea of the Annapurna (8,091 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), and Nilgiri (7,061 m) mountain ranges are breathtaking.

    Summer/monsoon (June to August) is famous for the Muktinath helicopter tour. Still, you must understand that flights are highly likely to get delayed or cancelled because of unstable weather. The temperature ranges from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius, and the lush greenery and blooming flowers make a beautiful landscape.

    Autumn (September to November) is the best time to visit the Muktinath heli tour. The weather is clear and dry, with temperatures ranging from 10 to 15 degrees Celsius. The skies are clear, and the views of the Himalayan mountain range are spectacular. The brilliant display of rhododendron, oak, and other alpine trees is a sight during the helicopter flight.

    Winter (December to February) is the least popular time to visit Muktinath due to the cold weather and heavy snowfall. However, the temperature ranges from minus 5 to 5 degrees Celsius. The snowy landscape and crisp, clear air create a unique and beautiful experience. It's a perfect time for travellers looking for a winter adventure.

    Muktinath Helicopter Tour Safety

    As an experienced and professional travel company, we take the safety of our clients very seriously. Our Muktinath helicopter tour is operated by trained and certified pilots who have undergone rigorous training and safety checks. The helicopters are regularly maintained and inspected to ensure they are in top condition. During the tour, our pilots will provide a safety briefing before take-off, outlining emergency procedures and reminding participants of the importance of following instructions. We also provide participants with appropriate safety equipment and oxygen masks.

    Participants should do the following during the helicopter flight

    • Listen carefully to the safety briefing and follow the instructions provided by the pilots and tour guides.
    • Wear the provided safety equipment and oxygen masks (if needed).
    • Fasten seat belts during take-off, landing, and flight time as the pilots directed.
    • Remain seated and avoid moving around during the flight.
    • Inform the pilots of any medical conditions that may affect your ability to fly.

    Participants should not do the following during the helicopter flight

    • Smoke, eat or drink during the flight.
    • Keep loose items, such as cameras or bags, safely with you.
    • Attempt to open the doors or windows of the helicopter.
    • Bring any dangerous or illegal items on board.
    • Disobey any instructions given by the pilots or tour guides.

    We strive to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all our clients, and we appreciate your cooperation in following the safety guidelines provided by our pilots and tour guides.

    Muktinath Helicopter Tour Booking & Cancellation Policy

    We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in following our booking and cancellation policy. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Booking

    • To make a booking, a deposit of 50% of the total tour cost is required at the time of booking.
    • The remaining balance is due seven days before the tour departure date.
    • We accept various payment methods, including credit cards, debit cards, and bank transfers.
    • Once the payment is made and confirmed, we will send you a confirmation email with all the tour details and itinerary.

    Cancellation

    • If you need to cancel your booking, please inform us immediately.
    • Cancellations made more than 14 days before the tour departure date will receive a full deposit refund.
    • Cancellations made between 7 and 14 days before the tour departure date will receive a 50% refund of the deposit.
    • Cancellations made less than seven days before the tour departure date will not be eligible for a refund.

    The tour may be cancelled or rescheduled in inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances. We will provide a full refund or offer an alternative tour date in such cases.

    Rescheduling

    • If you need to reschedule your tour, please inform us immediately.
    • Rescheduling made more than 14 days before the tour departure date will be free of charge.
    • Rescheduling made between 7 and 14 days before the tour departure date will be charged a fee of $50.
    • Rescheduling made less than seven days before the tour departure date will be charged a fee of $100.

    *Note:

    i) Please note that all the policies mentioned above are subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic or any other ongoing situation at the time of departure and government regulations.

    ii) The company reserves the right to change the helicopter tour itinerary without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, weather conditions, and government regulations.

    Things To Know Before Joining Tour

    • Below are a few things that you should know before joining the Muktinath helicopter tour in 2023:
    • Weather conditions in the area can be unpredictable, so it is essential to be prepared for all types of weather.
    • The altitude of Muktinath is high, so it is essential to be aware of altitude sickness and to acclimatize appropriately before attempting the tour.
    • We recommend you get travel insurance, including coverage for emergency helicopter evacuation.
    • You need to carry your valid passport and citizenship card, as the tour takes you to the border area of Nepal and Tibet.

    It is essential to be in good physical condition.

    Please be aware that the Muktinath heli tour may be cancelled or delayed due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, mechanical issues, or other safety concerns. You are advised to carry enough cash, as local vendors in Muktinath may not accept credit cards and other electronic payments. Carry personal essentials such as sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from the sun and wind.

    FAQs
    • You have two flight options for Muktinath. First is a commercial flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. Muktinath is located 25 kilometers from Jomsom. You can reach there in 2-3 days of trekking. Or you can take a helicopter flight from Kathmandu or Pokhara to Jomsom.

    • March, April, October, and November are the best months for the Muktinath helicopter tour. These are the best months to visit this sacred place to worship because of the stable weather and pleasant climate.

    • You can drive, trek, or take a helicopter flight to Muktinath temple at your convenience. We have several packages that cover all these ways of reaching Muktinath temple.

    • Yes, you will need a travel passport for Muktinath. However, if you are an Indian citizen, then you can travel to Muktinath without a passport.

    • Yes, snow falls in Muktinath in the winter season. In the months of October and November, the snowfall chance is less than 30%.

    • From the entrance, you have to climb 114 staircases to reach the Muktinath temple. There are additional staircases around the temple that lead to other shrines and monuments.

    • Muktinath is a pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Hindus. Hindus visit Muktinath to get rid of their sins and be blessed by the deity. Many people believe that visiting Muktinath will get them Moksha after their death, which means not getting reborn in any form.

    • Yes, you can drive to Muktinath temple. We do not recommend driving on your own to Muktinath because the road is uneven. The turnings are sharps, and you will be driving along the edge of the cliffs. So it is better to hire a professional driver who knows the road condition and has previous driving experience for a safe ride.

    • Yes, you can drive to Muktinath on a two-wheeler. Not all kinds of two-wheelers are good for Muktinath drive because of the road condition. Get in touch with us. We will help you get the best bike to drive to Muktinath.

    • Yes, kids can go to Muktinath. Choose the mode of transportation as per your child's capability for the best and smooth travel. We organize a Muktinath trip with children.

    • To get the Muktinath permit, you have to visit the NTA board in Kathmandu or Pokhara. You need two permits for Muktinath. If you are traveling with us, then we will obtain all the permits on your behalf.

    • Muktinath is 188 km away from Kathmandu. The road distance is 370.5 km.

    • You can see many mountains during the Muktinath helicopter tour. Around Muktinath temple, the view of Mount Dhaulagiri is phenomenal. Likewise, there are rocky hills and other snowy peaks around the temple.

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