Muktinath Helicopter Tour from Pokhara 1 Days

Trip Facts

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

Highlights

  • Visit Muktinath Temple & back in Just 3 Hours From Kathmandu.
  • Amazing view of the world’s eighth Highest peak-Mount Manaslu (8,163 m).
  • Bird’s eye view of Begnas Tal, Rupa Tal, Fewa Tal, and Pokhara valley.
  • Views of  Marvellous desert of Mustang District.
  • Views of Holy Gandaki rivers, Jomsom, Kagbeni, and Beautiful views of Muktinath Village and Valley.
  • Views of Panoramic Towering snow-capped Mountains Like Annapurna, Tukuche Park, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Nilgiri, and so on
  • Holy bath under 108 chilled water springs and 2 holy Kunda.
  • Worship Vishnu God.

Muktinath Helicopter Tour Overview 

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.

Muktinath Helicopter Tour from Pokhara – A combo of the ‘City of Lakes’ with a holy shrine…

 Muktinath Helicopter Tour from Pokhara is a quick and remarkable trip of 2 hours. It takes about half an hour to reach the Muktinath temple by flying from the domestic airport of Pokhara while making the best of opportunities to explore heartwarming vistas of the lush forests, gorges, Annapurna Himalayan chain, and ultimately the scenic paradise of the Mustang region. The tour allows an hour to complete a holy bath and ritual puja at the Muktinath temple premises. The Muktinath tour by helicopter takes off early in the morning from Pokhara to make the best of the flying weather in the Himalayan region. The close-up views of the gorgeous pyramid peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri chain along with Manaslu offer you a passionate spiritual experience.

The greenery of the Annapurna region overlaps with the semi-arid landscape of the Mustang region and you fly above the widespread Kali Gandaki River valley. The holy Shaligrams are found nearby the river, which is a significant rock fossil according to Hindu mythology. With a thorough view of the hidden rubies of the Mustang and Upper Mustang terrain, it lands nearby the Muktinath temple. You are given an hour to complete your holy bath and ritual Puja at the premises of the temple and then head back to the helipad. It is important to manage time to avoid the windy weather which gets rampant across the alpine valleys that might obstruct the helicopter tour in Mustang. It gets very windy in the afternoons. As per your preference, Adventure Club Trek organizes a private helicopter charter and group joining helicopter tours from Pokhara, including a maximum of 5 individuals. Group joining trips are often available in the peak seasons like spring and autumn.

 This most-visited temple of Lord Muktinath lies in the district of Mustang and is situated about 18 km northeast of Jomsom at an altitude of about 3800 meters. The temple attracts both Hindus and Buddhists and is also a favorite linkup route for some of the most sought-after treks in the world that including the Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp, and the highly popular Mustang and Lo-Manthang trek. The main shrine is a pagoda-shaped temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Set into the sacred wall sanctum around it are 108 waterspouts from which holy water flows continuously and pilgrims fill their water bottles to take the holy water home. Backpackers on return from their treks pass this temple & hang around for some rest and quiet within its premises.

Muktinath Helicopter tour Duration

Pokhara to Muktinath Helicopter Flight Time

Pokhara to Muktinath: 45 minutes

Muktinath to Pokhara: 45 minutes

Helicopter Waiting (Puja Ritual): 1 hour

Kathmandu to Muktinath Helicopter Flight Time

Kathmandu to Muktinath: 1 hour

Muktinath to Kathmandu: 1 hour

Helicopter Waiting (Puja Ritual): 1 hour

Outline Itinerary

6: 00 AM: Pickup from Hotel and Transfer to Pokhara Airport.

6: 30 AM: Check-in at Airport and Transfer to Helipad.

7: 00 AM: Fly to Muktinath Take Bath and Do Ritual Puja. (30 minutes flight, 1 hour for rituals)

08: 30 AM: Fly to Pokhara from Muktinath.

09:00 AM: Transfer to Hotel.

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

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