Muktinath Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu 1 Day

Trip Facts

  • Duration 1 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private Vehiclew
  • Activity Helicopter Tour
  • Best Season Feb-May and Sept-Dec
  • Group Size Mini 1, Max 5 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 3755m / 12320ft

Highlights

  • Marvelous Helicopter Ride from Kathmandu to Muktinath
  • Scenic view of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project
  • The semi-arid landscape of the Mustang region
  • Dramatic views of the Himalayas- Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu range
  • Jomsom- the district center of the Mustang region
  • Kagbeni- the gateway of restricted Upper Mustang and a holy place
  • Muktinath Temple- one of the most visited Hindu pilgrimage destinations in the world
  • Worship Lord Visnu- one of the prominent Hindu deities
  • Take a spiritual bath under 108 water sprouts
  • Dip into the holy ponds

Muktinath Helicopter Tour In Nutshell

The Muktinath Helicopter tour is designed for those who are cramped on time but still want to enjoy the most of a spectacular holiday that’s open to the ardent adventurer & also the holy pilgrim seeking to make peace with the gods.

The Muktinath Helicopter Tour is an outstanding trip of spiritual significance. Muktinath is based in the northwest part of Nepal, beyond the Annapurna Himalayas. The visit by chopper takes pilgrims to one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destinations in the world, & is billed as an iconic divine journey of ultimate importance before passing from this world for Hindus. The air tour by helicopter takes off from both Kathmandu (about 3 hours round trip) and Pokhara (about 2 hours round trip), allowing you about an hour for worshipping and taking a holy bath at the temple. The trip in the sky takes you above some spectacular landscapes of the Annapurna region initially and ultimately flies above the Kaligandaki River valley in the famous Mustang region. There’s a stopover at Jomsom for refueling (if you are flying from Kathmandu) and flies to Muktinath, a blessed town, in the footsteps of the Thorong-La Pass of Annapurna.

While going through your rituals at the Muktinath, the mountainous environment gives you a tranquil holy experience which is ideal for that of a pilgrimage trip, said to wash away the sins of a lifetime, according to mythological beliefs. The helicopter tour begins early in the morning as the Kaligandaki River valley remains extremely windy during noontime. This air tour by helicopter is very safe and helpful in the sense it avoids all the risky road drives & landslides that occasionally occur in this area. The sky tour is considered highly beneficial & safe for family groups with children and senior citizens.

Flying above the district center of Mustang - Jomsom, the Muktinath Helicopter tours offer some of the hidden views around Kagbeni and some parts of Upper Mustang, before the helicopter lands at Muktinath. It's a brief hike up to the temple, where you can get a pony ride to ease the heights in the thin air region. Muktinath literally means salvation, where people worship Lord Visnu. The 19th-century Hindu shrine is one of the eight most visited Hindu pilgrimage sites on earth. Taking a holy bath under the 108 water sprouts and dipping in the holy ponds, brings salvation to devotees, it’s believed. Amid the holy surroundings, even the Buddhist sites attract the attention of pilgrims

.Adventure Club Trek with its professional team organizes the Muktinath Helicopter Spiritual Yatra/tour in Nepal to provide pilgrims with a lifetime experience of the spiritual and divine. We operate the tour by customizing the itinerary based on your preference, either from Kathmandu or Pokhara. If you are still looking for more magnificent Helicopter tours in Nepal, EBC Helicopter Tour - 1 Day, & Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek-7 Days can be added to your tour bucket list for once-in-a-lifetime vacations.

Muktinath Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu – A complete Divine air tour

Muktinath Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu is an ideal package to relish luxurious tour options towards a world-famous Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage destination - the Muktinath temple. The tour takes off from the domestic airport of Kathmandu and flies above the Annapurna region, crosses the channel, and enters the Mustang region of the Kali Gandaki River valley. It's a direct helicopter trip from Kathmandu to Mustang, consisting of 3 hours back and forth along with an hour of worshipping and enough time for a Holy bath.

Taking a direct helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Muktinath avoids further trip arrangements of connecting flights and tardy paperwork. Right after taking off, the huge Himalayan scenery of the Langtang region, Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu region warms your soul deeply. The temple is located at an altitude of 3710 meters, beyond the Annapurna region, surrounded by picturesque Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna chain.

Also known as Chumig Gyatsa in Buddhist terms, the Muktinath temple has always been a huge attraction for Hindu pilgrimage seekers from around the globe for decades. Even the Annapurna Circuit trekkers get an opportunity to explore the holy shrine of Muktinath after crossing the Thorong La Passat (5416 meters) where the temple is located at its foot. For the hassle-free arrangement of the Muktinath Helicopter Tours from Kathmandu, please do not hesitate to contact us for a truly one-of-a-kind pilgrimage experience.

Muktinath Helicopter Tour Model

Among the helicopter models in Nepal, the popular ones that are used for helicopter tours in Nepal include the Airbus products: Eurocopter EC130B4 and Ecureuil, AS 350 B3 E Airbus. The AS350 B3 E Airbus is now known as H125. These are the safest helicopter models, especially those that take off and land in the alpine territory like Everest Base Camp, Muktinath, and Annapurna Base Camp. The helicopters have a capacity of 3 passengers and 5 passengers excluding the captain with excessive weight of 500 kg.

Here is some useful information about helicopters. The use of these models will depend on the area and altitude.

1. 9N ANA (AS350B3e)

  • Model: AS350B3e
  • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
  • Engine type: Arriel 2D
  • Passenger capacity: 5 + 1
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 KG
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 23,000 FT

2. 9N ALA (AS350B3e)

  • Model: AS350b3e
  • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
  • Engine Type: Arriel 2D
  • Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 KG
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 23,000 FT

3. 9N-AJD (AS 350 FX II)

  • Model: AS350 FX II
  • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
  • Engine Type: LTS – 101 700D2
  • Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 KG
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,000 FT

4. 9N-AFQ (AS 350 FX II)

  • Model: AS350 FX II
  • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
  • Engine Type: LTS – 101 700D2
  • Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2250 KG
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,000 FT

5. 9N-AGU (AS350 BA)

  • Model: AS350 BA
  • Manufacturer: Airbus, France
  • Engine Type: Arriel 1B
  • Passenger Capacity: 5 + 1
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2100 KG
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 16,000 FT

Outline itinerary of Muktinath Helicopter Tour From Kathmandu ( 3 Hours)

7: 00 AM: Pickup from Hotel and Transfer to Tribhuvan Domestic Airport

7: 30 AM: Fly from Kathmandu to Muktinath.

8:15 AM: Perform Pooja and Havan(worshipping) for 30-45 minutes

8:55 AM: Fly back to Kathmandu

10:00 Am: Return to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel or your onward destination 

Muktinath Helicopter Tour From Kathmandu Cost  For Indian Citizens 

No Of Pax

Price per person

5

INR 64000

4

INR 70000

3

INR  85000

2

INR  100000

1

INR   200000

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We pick you up early in the morning and transfer you to the domestic airport of Kathmandu by private vehicle.

7: 00 AM: Fly to Muktinath. Enjoy the view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Mt. Langtang Ranges

Early in the morning, we take a breathtaking Helicopter ride from Kathmandu takes off, and flies above the lush green areas of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). Even the snowy glittering peaks of Mount Annapurna, Fishtail, Nilgiri, Tilicho Peak, and Dhaulagiri can be seen which leaves you breathless. Then you fly above the Kali Gandaki River gorge, which has been spread widely. Exploring the semi-arid landscape of the Mustang region and the exceptional view of the Mustang region and the Kali Gandaki valley, the beautiful town of Kagbeni, we land at Muktinath- a Himalayan paradise, and proceed to the Muktinath temple.  The flight duration will be about an hour.

8:15 AM: Perform Ritual Pooja and Havan(worshipping) for 30-45 minutes

After landing at Muktinath- a Himalayan paradise, and proceed to the Muktinath temple. The outstanding setting surrounded by the Himalayas, Muktinath temple is a pilgrimage destination for Hindu devotees, where people seek salvation by taking a holy bath and performing the ritual, Puja. When this is done, we hike downhill and have breakfast. You get about 1 hour at Muktinath for a ritual bath, puja. Take bath on 108 chilled holy waterspouts and two Holy Kunda. Change clothes and perform a pooja at the temple and back to the helipad for Flying back to Kathmandu.

8:55 AM: Fly back to Kathmandu

From the district center of Mustang, we commence our scenic helicopter ride to Kathmandu, exploring the breathtaking Himalayan vistas of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Langtang region. Then we land at the domestic airport of Kathmandu.

10:00 AM: Transfer to Hotel or your onward destination 

We receive you at the airport after your arrival and transfer you to the Hotel or your onward destination. A day with a helicopter tour to Muktinath concludes here with a magnificent memory.

    Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

    Cost Details

    Price Includes

    • Ground Transportation by Private Vehicle 
    • Annapurna Conservation permits 
    • Transfer By Thrilling Helicopter.
    • Sightseeing as per itinerary.
    • Airport tax and government tax.
    • Passenger insurance.
    • Any meals, accommodation or drinks.

    Price Excludes

    • Lunch/Dinner Bills.
    • Clients insurance.
    • Items of personal nature.
    • Expenses due to Medical evacuation, etc.
    • Tips,

    Useful Info

    Why do people visit Muktinath Temple?

    Muktinath Temple is one of the most sacred temples in Nepal for Hindu devotees. People visit this temple due to the mythology that your sins will be washed away if you pay homage at the Muktinath temple. This is also a wonderful destination for travelers with its elegant setting surrounded by the impressive Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna region. The wide terrain, sandy cliffs, and snowy summits are some of the representative attractions of this location.

    What is the Weight Limit of the Muktinath Helicopter Tour?

    The weight limitation for a helicopter tour is 500 kg, excluding the captain and it can accommodate a maximum of 5 pax. We operate the group joining a tour with a minimum requirement of 3 pax.

    Weather and Climate

    The weather condition cannot be predicted exactly as it is mountain terrain. The Mustang region, where the Muktinath temple is located, remains cool in the morning till noon. The crystal-clear weather allows incredible Himalayan views but it remains an extremely windy afternoon. It is a Himalayan rain shadow area, so rain is very rare in the Mustang region. Due to weather conditions, the helicopter can only fly in the morning.

    What are the Helicopter Models used for Muktinath Helicopter Flight?

    Adventure Club Treks and Expedition offers unique helicopter tours to various destinations for more than a decade. All the trips are safe and operated with timely serviced helicopters of multiple models.

    Different helicopter models are used for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour. They are well-maintained, reliable, and offer safe Himalayan journeys. With the rules of the Nepal government, the helicopters can carry 5 passengers at once, so, including captains, there will be six people maximum at once.

    Model: AS350B3e is used, which has been manufactured by Airbus, France. It has got an Ariel 2D engine type. The maximum takeoff weight is 2250 KG, with 5 passengers capacity excluding the captain, which can operate at a maximum altitude of 23000 feet.

    Model: AS350 FX II is another type of helicopter built by Airbus, France. It has got LTS – 101 700D2 engine type. The maximum takeoff weight is 2250 KG, with 5 passengers capacity excluding the captain, which can operate at a maximum altitude of 23000 feet.

    Model: AS350 BA, which has been built by Airbus, France, has got Ariel 1B engine type. The maximum takeoff weight is 2100 KG, with 5 passengers capacity excluding the captain, which can operate at a maximum altitude of 16,000 feet.

    How to Deal with Altitude Sickness?

    High altitude sickness is a disorder that people might feel above 3000 meters altitude. It is directly connected to altitude adaptation, which makes people have difficulty in breathing. Altitude sickness is also called Acute Mountain Sickness.

    The ultimate altitude of Annapurna Base Camp is 4130 meters, which is not a risky zone for getting caught in altitude sickness. It's very unlikely to be suffering from AMS. However, you may experience it accidentally once you get out of the helicopter. Mild headache and dizziness can be the common symptoms you feel at ABC. Initially, you will be given oxygen support at the helicopter as there will be oxygen cylinders in every helicopter. If it's a bit risky case, fly back to the lower altitude is another best way.

    You will get a maximum of half an hour of landing time at the Annapurna base camp. You walk around and get abundant miraculous glimpses of the mighty Himalayan peaks like Mt. Annapurna.

    What are the essential Safety Measures for Muktinath Helicopter Tour?

    There are some sorts of essential safety measures for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour. It starts from your entry into the aircraft, where you should follow the captain's instructions, and also at the exit.

    • If you are in a group, do not move from your place during the flight or exchange your seats with other travelers
    • You should not put your hands or head out of the window and do remember to keep your belongings safe.
    • Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the helicopter and it's very sensible
    • Please, do remember to tighten your seat belt properly.
    • If you feel any breathing problems or dizziness, let your captain know about it.
    • Aftermath of COVID-19,
    • Helicopters are sanitized properly in all corners with spray
    • You should follow the safety instructions like wearing a mask, gloves
    • Test your temperature before flying

     

    FAQs

    • Q1. Is Breakfast Included During the Helicopter Trip?

      Breakfast is excluded from the trip cost. But if you wish to add breakfast during your trip extra charge will be added to your trip cost. The normal breakfast would cost between $25 to $30 per person.

    • Once the reservation and traveling dates are confirmed you need to make advance payment which can be paid through wire transfer or can make full payment via credit card after your arrival in Nepal. Note: payment via credit card is subject to be 4% fee in Nepal.

    • A chopper has got 500 kg weight limits, excluding the captain. Therefore, it is sufficient to carry 5 individuals on each flight in most cases. After all, you just need a day pack to carry what you need for a single day.

    • There is no such age limit while traveling in a helicopter unless you have a different condition or doctor's restrictions. We must be informed in advance of any medical conditions you may have prior to the trip.

    • In private chartered helicopter rides, we don't charge for kids. If you are with a group joining a trip, each individual should pay the trip cost.

    • Weather conditions directly affect helicopter flights. Muktinath Helicopter tour takes off early in the morning and we expect good weather. During the Afternoon time, the Kali Gandaki valley remains extremely windy; this is not a suitable time to fly.

    • The helicopter has got a capacity of 5 passengers, with a weight limit of 500 kg. But, from 4000 meters altitude, it comprises 3 passengers at once due to the high altitude. The helicopter does not fly at very high altitudes, i.e. Mt. Everest.

    • The peak seasons are spring, autumn, and winter for the helicopter tours in Nepal. The weather is simply marvelous during these seasons and travelers prefer to explore the crystal-clear views of the Himalayas and their surroundings. Winter can be cold at altitude, so spring and autumn is always the best time for a helicopter tour in Nepal – a country said to be ‘an abode for the gods’’…

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