Muktinath Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu

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


  • Visit Muktinath temple on a luxury trip.
  • Views of the Kathmandu Valley from Pokhara City.
  • Boudhanath Stupa is the largest stupa in Asia.
  • View of three of the ten highest snow-capped mountains over 8000 meters.
  • Rupa Tal Waterfall, Begnas Tal Waterfall, Fewa Tal Waterfall and Kaligandaki River.
  • Fly between Mt. Dhaulagiri (the 7th tallest) and Annapurna I (the 10th tallest).
  • Aerial view of Ghorepani and Poon Hill Tower. Marpha Village, Jomsom Village, & Kagbeni
  • Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu, and Himalchuli are among the Annapurna Massifs.
  • All tours can be covered in 3 hours or less from Kathmandu.
  • Helicopter Yatra is the most adventurous and easiest way to reach Muktinath Temple.
  • The best option for travelers with limited time.

Muktinath Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu Cost For 2024/025

Muktinath Helicopter Tour for an amazing adventure or spiritual journey! This popular tour takes you from Kathmandu or Pokhara to Muktinath Temple, nestled in the snowy mountains at an altitude of 3710 meters. The temple is part of the famous Annapurna Circuit trek. During the helicopter ride from Kathmandu or Pokhara, you'll soar above picturesque valleys and enjoy breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The tour lasts 3 hours from Kathmandu and 2 hours from Pokhara.

The Muktinath Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu begins at the Domestic Airport Terminal of Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, you will be able to fly by Helicopter and witness the view of the Langtang Himalayan Region.Mt. Annapurna Mountain, Fishtail Mountain, and Pokhara Valley are included, along with Phewa Lake. Refuel at Jomsom Airport, then fly to Muktinath, where you can visit Muktinath Temple and perform Puja Hawan. View the Annapurna Range. Fly back to Kathmandu via Muktinath. It's best for older people those who can't do a trek, or for travelers with limited time.

Muktinath is situated in the Annapurna conservation area in the Mustang District in Nepal, at an elevation of 3710 meters and 22 kilometers northeast of Jomsom. The temple is also known as "Chumig Gyatsa", for Buddhists, and "Mukti Kshetra" for Hindus. Hindus called the temple "Mukti Dham", where liberation or Moksha is obtained. Buddhists also worship the deity by calling it "Bodhisattva." Guru Rinpoche (also known as Padmasambhava), the founder of Tibetan Buddhism, is said to have meditated in this place on his journey to Tibet.

Muktinath, the only place where you can find all five of these elements, Fire, Water Sky, Earth, and Air, is unique. The elements were discovered in their original form near the Jwalamai Devi Temple. It is called Sri Murthy Mahtmyam. Muktinath, the word Muktinath, is composed of two words: "Mukti", and "Nath". "Mukti", which means "salvation or Nirvana," is composed of two words: "Nath", meaning "God or master." Mukti is a very important word for spiritual people on the South Asian subcontinent. Muktinath is a Sanskrit word that has an emotional and religious ring for Hindus.

A trip to Mustang Muktinath is not easy because the road from Pokhara to Muktinath is rough, and the mountain weather can change quickly. You can reach Muktinath Temple by driving on rough dirt roads for many hours in a four-wheeler jeep from Beni in the south or by hiking from the East or North, crossing Thorong-La Pass Mountain at 5416 meters. Our 4 Wheel Muktinath Jeep Tour package provides detailed information about this overland trip. If you have limited time and want to visit Muktinath Temple in just one day, the "Muktinath Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu" could be beneficial for you.

The best times for the Muktinath journey are from March to June and from September to December. During these months, the sky is blue, and the weather at Muktinath is clear. You can also see many snow-capped mountains from Langtang to Annapurna in the north while flying by helicopter.

Whether you're booking a private flight or joining a group of 5 people, you're guaranteed the best cost in USD. Take advantage of the special discount for groups of 5 people on a flight. The journey begins from the airports in Kathmandu or Pokhara, offering a unique and memorable experience.

Kathmandu to Muktinath Helicopter Charter Flights

Do you want to visit Muktinath Temple in Kathmandu from Kathmandu? There are two ways to get there. We offer a tour package that includes a flight from Kathmandu to Muktinath Temple. We also offer helicopter trips from Kathmandu to visit a temple quickly if you are short on time. Please ask us for details. We also offer a luxury Muktinath tour if you prefer a more luxurious experience. For more information, please Contact us.

Pokhara to Muktinath Helicopter Tour with Charter Flight

The Muktinath Temple Tour provides a helicopter trip from Pokhara to Muktinath at a great price. This helicopter tour from Pokhara to Muktinath is the best option for exploring Muktinath in a day, especially for those who don't have much time or can't travel to faraway places due to health issues. If you fall into this category, the Muktinath Temple Helicopter Tour is a fantastic opportunity for you.

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 

Kathmandu to Muktinath Temple Helicopter Tour Cost/Price. 

No. of paxIndianForeigner
1 paxINR 353250/personUSD 4500/.person
2 paxINR 180000/personUSD 2250/.person
3 paxINR 119000/personUSD 1500/person
4 paxINR 91500/personUSD 1250/person
5 paxINR 74800/personUSD 900/person

Places To Visit In Muktinath Temple:

Muktinath Kunda

There are two Kundas (water ponds) in front of Muktinath temple. It is used for holy dips, and it is believed that the water has the power to wash negative karma away.

Jwala Mai Temple: 

Jwala Mai Temple is a Tibetan-style temple located just below Muktinath Temple. The water that comes out of a rock in this temple is renowned. Behind a tattered drape, a small natural gas jest produces a continuously burning flame. The Jwala Mai Temple has a spring and three eternal flames, "Holy Flame from Soil," "Holy Flame from Rock," and "Holy Fire from Water," which are fed by natural gases. Two flames appear to be continuously burning. Hindus believe this fire was set on fire by Brahma (the creator) as he lit water.

Gumba Samba: 

This monastery is of Tibetan origin. According to legend, the monastery was founded by a monk named Syandol. It was originally a monks' hostel, but it fell. The people of Tibet and Jharkot then restored it. Sakyamuni's, Chingresig's, and Guru Rimpoche are the main deities of these monasteries. It is located at the entrance of Muktinath Temple Complex, on the left.


The Temple of Muktinath is often associated with a Hindu Guru named Lord Shri Swaminarayan. He was also known as Satguru of Sabij Yoga and, at the end of the 18th century, practiced severe penance for two and half months in Muktinath. He achieved the highest level of proficiency in Nishkamvrat. In 2003, his disciples funded the construction of a new wall surrounding Muktinath. They also raised a small memorial for him in Muktinath.


The River Kali Gandaki is another attraction on the pilgrimage. Here, you can find fossils from the Jurassic Era. These fossils can be purchased from locals. Shaligram is a fossilized black stone that is revered and kept in the Pooja room (prayer room) of the home. It is believed to be a representation of Lord Vishnu. Krishnagandaki, also known as Chakranadi in the Puranas and revered as one of the most sacred rivers, is a collection of seven Gandakis that are believed to have originated from the cheek of Lord Vishnu (Gandasthal).

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 five passengers, excluding the captain, with an 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
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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


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We will 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, take off, and fly 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, proceed to the Muktinath temple. The wonderful 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 and puja. Take a bath on 108 chilled holy waterspouts and two Holy Kunda. Change clothes, perform a pooja at the temple, and go back to the helipad to fly 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 will 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 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 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


    • Any meals, accommodation, or drinks.
    • 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 will wash your sing if you pay homage to the Muktinath temple. It is 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 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 has offered unique helicopter tours to various destinations for over 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 five passengers at once, so there will be six people maximum at once, including captains.

    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 five 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 five passengers capacity excluding the captain, which can operate at a maximum altitude of 23000 feet.

    Model: AS350 BA, which Airbus, France, has built, has got Ariel 1B engine type. The maximum takeoff weight is 2100 KG, with five 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. It is directly connected to altitude adaptation, which makes people have difficulty 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 in the helicopter, as oxygen cylinders will be in every helicopter. If it's risky, flying 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 entering 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, tell your captain 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


    • 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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