Muktinath Helicopter Tour

muktinath helicopter tour

Muktinath Helicopter tour is a quick way to explore the beauty of Muktinath without trekking or going through the bumpy roads.

The holy site of Hindu and Buddhist Pilgrimage Muktinath is a sacred temple located in the Mustang region. Every Year, People from different places come to Muktinath to visit and pay homage to Lord Vishnu. The serenity and stillness of the place soothes your mind and takes you into a spiritualistic journey.

Muktinath Helicopter Tour is for those people who are wishing to visit Holy Muktinath Temple and do not have the time to trek for weeks in our hills and mountains. It is suitable for time-bounded people and old age people for the religious visit.

This helicopter tour to Muktinath provides you with breathtaking views of Kathmandu and Pokhara valley as you pass through lush vegetation and dense landscapes. The snow-capped mountains, the deserted steep moraines, and the ever-flowing Kali Gandaki river welcome you as you reach near Jomsom!

As the Muktinath helicopter tour service in Nepal is now well established with many categories of helicopters. With thousands of hours of flying hours experience in Nepal, the pilots are very experienced. The helicopter service companies have proven records and excellent reputations for emergency and rescue flight operations.

Highlights of Muktinath Helicopter Tour

  • Thrilling Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu/Pokhara to Muktinath.
  • Just 3 Hours from Kathmandu to visit Muktinath Temple.
  • Short Landing of Helicopter and stop for Breakfast.
  • Get an amazing view of the world’s eight Highest Peak-Mount Manaslu.
  • Bird’s eye view of Pokhara valley, Begnas Tal, Rupa Tal, and Fewa Tal.
  • Views of marvelous Mustang District.
  • Views of Holy Gandaki rivers, Kagbeni and Jomsom.
  • Views of beautiful Muktinath Village.
  • Panoramic views of towering snow-capped Mountains Like Tukuche Park, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Fishtail, and so on.
  • 2 holy Kunda and holy bath under 108 chilled water spring.

Best Time to Visit Muktinath

There is no fixed time to visit Muktinath. As the places lie in one of the Himalayan regions of Nepal, visitors might have to face the harsh weather if they accidentally get there on the wrong season.

From March to May or September to October is the best time to visit Muktinath. You can absolutely enjoy the amazing scenery around is you visit Muktinath during Spring. One wouldn’t have to worry about any of the climatic hazards and the weather will be clear which means your flights won’t be delayed or canceled. There will be greenery all around with beautiful buckwheat plants all over. One will get to see those beautiful apple orchards if they visit around September.

One has to face extremely heavy rainfall during the monsoon season i.e June to August. So it is better to avoid going to Muktinath during the rainy season as the flights might get canceled due to bad weather conditions.

It is also better to avoid going to Muktinath during the winter season. During December and January, the temperature falls to minus degrees Celsius. The place is covered with snow all around. And the flight won’t board due to heavy snowfalls.

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This is an overall helicopter tour package for Muktinath from Kathmandu and Pokhara. The itinerary can be customized according to your choices and the appropriate timings. For further details, you can email to

The trip starts from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu where you will be boarding an early morning chopper flight to Muktinath. Make sure you have your passport for check-in. You board the chopper after waiting for some time in the terminal.

With magnificent sceneries contrasting between lush green landscapes and deserted mountains throughout the journey, the flight takes an approximate time of one hour and fifteen minutes.

The chopper then lands on Ranipauwa from where you will need to take 30 mins to walk up to the temple. You can also opt to take a horseback ride from the base to the top if you do not desire to walk.

There is a two hour time for you to explore the Muktinath temple, Jwala Mai Temple, and the magnificent views of the surrounding landscapes.

The journey successfully concludes with a flight back to the capital as the icy peaks and the bleak landscapers slowly start fading away.

Tour Itinerary

6: 00 AM: Pickup from Hotel and Transfer to Tribhuvan Domestic Airport

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

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

8: 00 AM: Land at Jomsom for refueling

8: 10 AM: Fly to Muktinath. Take Bath and Do Ritual Puja.

9: 00 AM: Fly back to Jomsom

9: 30 AM: Fly to Kathmandu

10:30 AM: Transfer to Hotel

Muktinath Helicopter Tour Cost From Kathmandu

The tour cost to Muktinath from Kathmandu varies according to the number of people.

The list below shows the cost ranging per person for Muktinath Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu.

The cost will be in the range of USD 1000 – USD 5000. Contact us for detailed cost information.

Pokhara’s course is a much shorter and cheaper option than taking a tour from Kathmandu. This route can be a perfect choice for travelers who are on a tight budget. The total time from Pokhara to Muktinath is about 2 hours and 30 minutes.

From Kathmandu, people can take a 6-hour long bus journey or a short domestic flight to Pokhara from where they can begin this tour.

The tour to Muktinath begins from Pokhara Airport from where you will be boarding an early morning flight. Because the winds during the noon tend to pose barriers for aircraft, trips are usually conducted in the early mornings.

As the flight passes above the fantastic landscapes it exits the valley of Pokhara and follows the route of the hills to Muktinath. The flight path takes you through the lush green hills of Tatopani, Ghorepani, and Larjung eventually into Jomsom.

The sights of the mountains and scattered stone house settlements with waving Buddhist prayer flags welcome you when you reach Jomsom! The flight further continues through the desolate hills towards Muktinath.

Muktinath is a 30-minute uphill walk from Ranipauwa where the chopper lands. The path is moderate and not too difficult. However, if you want to avoid the hassle of the ascending walk you can also opt for a horseback ride. The total grounding time in Muktinath is about two hours where you can offer your prayers and explore Muktinath, and it’s surroundings.

The Muktinath Helicopter tour comes to an end as you board the flight back to Pokhara bidding the mountains farewell.

Tour Itinerary

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

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

7: 00 AM: Fly to Jomsom and Enjoy the view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri and other mountain ranges

8: 00 AM: Land at Jomsom for refueling

8: 10 AM: Fly to Muktinath. Take Bath and Do Ritual Puja.

9: 00 AM: Fly back to Jomsom

9: 30 AM: Fly to Pokhara

10:30 AM: Transfer to Hotel

Muktinath Helicopter Tour Cost From Pokhara

The tour cost to Muktinath from Pokhara is slightly less than the cost from Kathmandu. The cost varies according to the number of people.

The list below shows the cost ranging per person for Muktinath Helicopter Tour from Pokhara.

The cost ranges from USD 550 to USD 2500. Contact us for detailed cost information.

What if the helicopter tour is canceled because of bad weather?

We will confirm for the next morning if your trip is canceled due to bad weather. But if you do not have sufficient time or you are going for the next destination you will get a full refund based on tour policies.

How safe is it to go Muktinath by Helicopter?

Yes, it is safe to travel by Helicopter. But, if you have not been in high altitude before, you might get altitude sickness.

What if a flight gets delayed while ongoing to Muktinath?

We will give you enough time for the tour if the Helicopter gets delayed.

Which Time is best for Pokhara to Muktinath Heli Tour?

You can visit Muktinath at any time. But there are chances of the flights getting canceled during the rainy and winter season due to bad weather conditions so going to Muktinath in Spring and Autumn is recommended.

Do we have to pay entry fees to enter the temple?

No all the Entry fees & permits will be included in our price.

What kind of clothes should we wear during the tour?

It will be too cold at the time of landing, so you need to prepare warm clothes. You need to wear a warm jacket, trousers, Shoes, etc which can keep you warm.

Is there an Oxygen cylinder in the Helicopter tour to Muktinath?

Yes, there are oxygen masks in Helicopter but cylinders are not available as it’s not required.

How many people can go in one helicopter?

There are a total of 6 seats on the Helicopter. One seat is for the Pilot and the rest 5 is for the passenger.

Want to change the date before arrival?

If you required to change the date before arrival, we can change without any charges but if a permit has already issued we cannot change the date.

Should we have to take any medicine for the Helicopter tour?

You can take medicines such a Dymox or other medicine related to altitude sickness problems.

Do we need to carry Mineral water?

Yes, if you carry one bottle of water that will be much better for you on high altitude

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