Kathmandu to Muktinath Helicopter

Kathmandu to Muktinath Helicopter

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Muktinath is a pilgrimage site of great historical and religious importance. It is widely known as one of the most important sacred temples in Nepal. You can find it mentioned in various religious texts. Muktinath translates as “Lord of salvation” in the local language. Many pilgrims believe that worshipping the deity will cleanse sins of past life and they will attain “Moksha” or salvation.

Located amongst the Himalayan landscapes, Muktinath attracts many visitors for its unique topography and rustic landscapes as well. Lying just below the Thorong La Pass (12,468 ft), this incredible temple is an open museum of sorts. There are mystical wooden carvings, medieval architecture, and ancient arts and artifacts in the temple premises.

Hundreds of Hindu and Buddhist devotees make their way to Muktinath every year to offer their prayers. However, the trekking trail that leads to Muktinath passes through rugged terrains. It is a challenging journey for most travelers who wish to visit the temple. Therefore, Muktinath Helicopter Tour is one of the best ways to arrive at this pilgrimage site.

Moreover, travelers can skip the difficult trails and reach Muktinath in a short time. The trip reduces the time duration and difficulty of the travel to a significant amount. You can also observe scenic views of the Himalayas and other majestic landscapes during this tour. Hence, this Kathmandu to Muktinath tour package is a favorite among many travelers.

Furthermore, this aerial helicopter is a safe and comfortable trip run by experienced pilots and crew members. You will have a great time flying above the region and exploring various aspects of Muktinath. If you want to skip trekking the arid trails and rocky cliffs, this tour package is ideal for you.

We provide various aerial tours in different parts of the country. Our Kathmandu to Muktinath Helicopter price is quite reasonable. Read further for the itinerary, cost, FAQs, and other related information in detail. Book your trip now!

Highlights of the Trip

  • Observing scenic mountain vista of snow-capped mountains including Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Annapurna
  • Exploring the rich cultural heritage and architecture of the temple
  • Pilgrimage of Muktinath temple
  • Performing puja (havan), and other rituals in Muktinath
  • Dipping in the pond and bathing in 108 stone water taps in the temple premises
  • Exploring unique barren landscapes of the region

Kathmandu to Muktinath Helicopter Tour - Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Phase 01: Pick up from Hotel and Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport

The helicopter tour starts early in the morning as our staff will pick you up from the hotel. They will also transfer you to the nearest airport called Tribhuvan International Airport, and you can board the helicopter flight.

Phase 02: Kathmandu to Muktinath helicopter flight

You can then board the helicopter flight from Tribhuvan International Airport to Muktinath. The aerial trip provides you with magnificent snow-capped mountain views as you move past the region’s diverse landscapes. You will arrive at the Muktinath temple after around an hour.

Phase 03: Perform Havan and Other Puja Rituals

After arriving at the Muktinath temple premises, you will get to perform Havan and other puja rituals for around an hour. Visitors can also dip in the pond and bathe in 108 stone taps. You can also explore around the banks of the Kali Gandaki river or other Gompas of the region.

Phase 04: Fly back to Kathmandu

After completing our worship, we will board the helicopter flight to Kathmandu. Travelers will get new perspectives of the region which is another highlight of this trip. You will arrive at the airport in Kathmandu after a trip of around 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Phase 05: Return from Airport to Hotel

Our representative will provide you a facility for transfer from the airport to the hotel. You can rest in the hotel after a great trip.

Kathmandu to Muktinath Helicopter Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Muktinath
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Facilities of hotel pickup and drop off

Cost Excludes

  • Items not mentioned above
  • Meals and other drinks
  • Travel insurance package
  • Any gratuities
  • Tips during the trip
  • Other personal expenses

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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What is the duration of the Kathmandu to Muktinath tour package?

The Kathmandu to Muktinath helicopter tour is only 3 hours long. It takes approximately 1 hour to reach Muktinath from Kathmandu while observing snow-capped mountains. You will get to worship everywhere and perform rituals and “Havan” for around 1 hour. You can explore and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the region. Throughout the whole journey, you can observe the majestic mountain vista and diverse landscapes.

What is the maximum amount passengers allowed on the helicopter flight?

The helicopter can accommodate a maximum of 5 passengers. Therefore you should plan your trip accordingly and should not exceed the limit of passengers. You can share the total cost of a helicopter trip from Kathmandu to Muktinath if you choose to travel with family and friends. However, if you want to travel alone, you will have to pay for it yourself.

Do you need travel insurance for Kathmandu to Muktinath Helicopter Tour?

While travel insurance is not compulsory, we urge all our passengers to get proper travel insurance before starting this tour. Travel insurance must cover medical emergencies, injuries, thefts, property loss, flight cancelations, and others. Therefore, you should get yourself proper travel insurance for the tour.

What are the facilities in case of medical emergencies on this helicopter tour?

Our crew is well equipped to provide first aid facilities in case of any medical emergency. There is also supplemental oxygen in case you need them during the tour. However, you need to mention all your health backgrounds before you take this tour.

Are the helicopter pilots and crew members experienced?

Our Kathmandu to Muktinath tour packages are completely run by experienced professionals and have years of experience. They are well equipped in running aviation tours and can handle emergencies well. These pilots know the region’s landscapes quite well and put the safety passengers first in any conditions. They will ensure you a safe and comfortable trip.

Are there any health precautions necessary for this tour?

Since Muktinath lies at a higher altitude than Kathmandu, you will need to gain significant altitude or elevation in a short time. There is a high chance of acute mountain sickness among travelers.

Nausea, headache, dizziness, and breathing difficulty are some altitude sickness symptoms. It gets caused due to low air pressure and oxygen levels. Therefore, all Travellers must take necessary medical precautions before taking this helicopter tour. Diamox tablets also help to reduce the symptoms to a great extent.

How long does a helicopter land?

The landing time of the Helicopter is approximately 2 hours. During this time, you can perform your puja and other rituals like Havan. Besides that, you can also go on a short sightseeing exploration of the premises. You will learn more about local culture as you pass through the beautiful landscapes, ancient monasteries, and settlements.

Are Children and pets allowed in Kathmandu to Muktinath helicopter tour?

Children can join this helicopter tour from Kathmandu to Muktinath. However, you should be responsible for them and look after them at all times. You should also make sure that they remain calm and comfortable while boarding the helicopter flight. However, pets are not allowed in this helicopter tour.

What should I wear during the tour?

You should wear the clothes according to the season of the helicopter tour. However, Muktinath remains quite cold most of the time, and there are frequent storms, high winds, and others. Therefore, you should bring warm clothes and a down jacket to protect yourself from the cold environment in Muktinath. However, during the summer seasons, you should pack light and comfortable wear.

Safe Landing and Guidelines

There are several lending guidelines when it comes to helicopter flight in Nepal. In case of the right weather conditions, the helicopter will land in the desired place. However, there are frequent foggy and overcast conditions in high altitude regions. This makes it quite difficult for the pilots to take off and land their helicopters.

Hence, in these conditions, the pilots will land in the next best or suitable place. Our pilots follow the Visual Flying Rules (VFR) and you do not need to worry about your safety at all. There must be an adequate level of visibility for the helicopter to fly. There is no possibility of landing or taking off in bad visibility conditions.

However, you should not worry about these logistical details as we handle all these conditions with care. There might be unpredictable weather on the journey that might lead to delays of some hours. But we only run our flight when all our safety measures and checks get completed.

Best Time for Kathmandu to Muktinath Helicopter Tour

The Muktinath temple in the Mustang region is open for pilgrims all around the year. However, you should travel on a favorable season to be safe from any weather-related hassles and challenges. Autumn and Spring season provides excellent weather and a stable climate in the area.

Spring (March-May)

The Spring season starts from the month of March and lasts till May in the region. It brings a delightful atmosphere to the region. There is a soothing climate with fresh winds blowing all day. You can experience plenty of daylight and can observe breathtaking views of glaciers and snow-capped mountains. Flowers bloom all over hills creating a colorful scenario.

Moreover, there are minimal chances of flights getting canceled, which makes it the safest time to travel. The temperature ranges around 25 Degree Celsius in Spring. The awe-inspiring views of snow-capped mountains in clear blue skies are a highlight in the spring season.

Autumn (September-November)

Autumn has moderate temperatures and is a great time for helicopter rides in the region. Moreover, the Muktinath region temperatures range from 19 to 30 Degree Celsius in Autumn. However, you need to wear warm clothes as it can turn quite cold and windy in the region pretty quickly.

Early mornings and nights are quite chilly, even in Autumn. You will have a great time with mild weather and warm days in the region. There are many cultural festivals and religious ceremonies at this time of year. Hence, it is a great time for a cultural exploration of the region as well.

Muktinath in winters can get challenging due to freezing temperatures and harsh wind. Flights get canceled frequently in the Muktinath region in such conditions. The monsoon season comes with foggy weather and overcast conditions which make it difficult for helicopters to take and land flight. Overall, this helicopter tour is favorable on a clear and sunny day.

Kathmandu to Muktinath Helicopter Cost

The total cost of a helicopter trip from Kathmandu to Muktinath is around US$1,350 to US$1,500. It also depends upon the type of service, time duration, and season of travel. The Muktinath tour package price can get high in prime seasons. In peak seasons, facilities like food and water increase as well.

Moreover, the Kathmandu to Muktinath Helicopter cost is higher than a flight but is also quite comfortable. A maximum of 5 passengers is generally allowed on this helicopter tour to Muktinath. If you travel with your friends and family, you can share the cost of a helicopter charter among yourselves.

Things To Consider For the Helicopter Tour

There are various aspects that you should consider before taking this Kathmandu to Muktinath tour package. They are as follows:

Unpredictable Weather

The weather in the high altitude region is quite challenging. The unpredictability of the weather is another significant difficulty of this tour. It also forces many flights to get delayed or canceled. Besides that, there are other weather-related challenges in the region as well. High force winds, low oxygen, and air pressure levels, and unexpected storms are some of the challenges.

Winter climate and temperature are the most challenging. You will experience freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall. Foggy conditions and low visibility make flights in these conditions quite a challenge. Therefore, this helicopter tour is ideal in the months of Spring or Autumn.

Altitude sickness

Muktinath Helicopter tour is a trip in the mountainous region located at a high altitude. Therefore, altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness is quite common in the region. Since you will be gaining a lot of elevation in a short amount of time, you will not have time for acclimatization.

Moreover, symptoms like nausea, headaches, breathing difficulty, and tiredness are quite common. Travelers are quite prone to altitude sickness. Many travelers find it hard to cope with altitude sickness due to lack of oxygen and freezing weather. Therefore, the travelers should rest well and eat light before starting on this tour. You can also avoid these symptoms by taking anti-nausea tablets like Diamox.

Backpack Weight

You should not carry too much weight along with you during the helicopter trip. The Helicopter can only accommodate around 90 kg weight excluding the five passengers. Therefore, you must only carry the essentials required for your pilgrimage to Muktinath temple.

Safety Tips for Kathmandu to Muktinath Helicopter Tour

  • Remain seated at all times and do not stand without permission in the middle of the flight.
  • Do not throw objects from the helicopter window.
  • You should wear your seat belts in the helicopter at all times during the tour.
  • Get the captain’s permission before smoking on the flight.
  • Do not move towards the rotor fan as it is quite dangerous. It keeps moving even after the flight has landed.
  • Don’t rush to get out and only do so after getting the captain’s permission.

Major Attractions of Muktinath Region

Jwala Mai Temple

Jwala Mai temple near Muktinath is a famous temple that has an eternal fire. The ever-burning fire is due to underground natural gas. The Jwala Mai temple is quite significant religiously. The eternal fire remains quite important amongst Buddhist devotees.

108 Stone Taps

The Muktinath temple is famous for 108 stone taps. These stone taps have a unique exterior and are culturally and architecturally significant. Bathing in them is widely believed to cleanse all sins of the person and help them attain “moksha” or salvation. Therefore, many pilgrims take a bath in these 108 stone taps when they arrive in Muktinath.

Mharme Lha Khang Gompa

The Mharme Lha Khang Gompa remains located on the Northside of the Muktinath Temple. Mharme Lha Khang means a thousand holy lamps in the local Tibetan language. The temple remains dedicated to Guru Rinpoche and is quite revered by Buddhist pilgrims. The Hindus also refer to this Gompa as “Narsingh Gompa”. Narasimha is a lion-headed God in Hindu mythology.

Kali Gandaki River Shaligrams.

The Muktinath temple remains located near the Kali Gandaki river. You can find many ancient fossils along the banks of the Kali Gandaki river. However, these fossils are quite hard to find by yourself. Therefore, you can find them in souvenir shops in the temple area as well. The ‘Shaligram’ on the bank of the Kali Gandaki river carries a high religious significance.

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Protocols

There are specific safety guidelines and protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These steps ensure the safety of all passengers taking this tour:

  • Every passenger must undergo thermal screenings before boarding this flight.
  • Every passenger taking this helicopter tour must wear masks and face shields.
  • The team members, including the pilot, will also follow these safety protocols. They use masks, face shields, and sanitary gloves as well.
  • Use of Hand Sanitizers and Social distancing is essential during the tour.

Some Essential Aspects of Muktinath Helicopter Tour

  • If the weather is not favorable, we cannot fly to the region.
  • The tour gets scheduled based on the weather conditions.
  • The helicopter flight will land at the next best place if we cannot land.
  • You can also customize this trip based on your schedule and requirements.
  • Your pilot may provide you some extra time upon your request to view snow-capped mountains. However, it is only possible in good weather conditions in the region.
  • If you cannot take this tour due to various reasons, you can also reschedule the flight.

Kathmandu to Muktinath Helicopter Tour – Packing List

The Kathmandu to Muktinath tour is a short duration trip of just around 4 hours. You should pack light with only those items that are necessary. You should wear warm clothes that are ideal in high altitude conditions.

Temperatures remain cold most of the time of year. There are other facilities of supplemental oxygen for emergencies. Some of the essential items required for the Kathmandu to Muktinath tour package are as follows:

  • Gloves and socks
  • Insulating thermals
  • Sunglasses
  • Down jacket
  • Bottled water
  • Sunscreens
  • Camera
  • Fleece jacket
  • Wind/waterproof trousers and shirts
  • Lip balms
  • Some Light snacks including Dry fruits, Chocolates

The Final Say

The Muktinath helicopter tour is an incredible aerial trip. It takes you to one of Nepal’s most important pilgrimage sites. This tour allows you to observe snow-capped mountains and other beautiful surroundings of the Mustang region from the top. This is a short duration journey that takes you to your destination in just an hour.

Moreover, the green hills, vast meadows, deep valleys, and medieval palaces alongside the Kali Gandaki River are highlights of this tour. You will also get to explore the temple premises and other beautiful surroundings of the region.

Annapurna, Tukuche Peak, and Dhaulagiri look incredibly beautiful from up above on a helicopter. We hope you learned about Kathmandu to Muktinath helicopter tour in detail through this article. Contact us for an itinerary and other details about this trip. Happy traveling!

Why Take Kathmandu to Muktinath Helicopter Tour?

The routes to Muktinath are tedious and quite challenging. Besides that, trekking trails are also quite taxing on remote and rugged terrain. You will have to cross several Uphill and Downhill arranged to arrive at The Pilgrimage site. There are rocky boulders that you need to cross before reaching your destination.

One of the significant challenges is unpredictable weather. It can create several obstacles along the journey, and therefore this helicopter tour is ideal for you. This trick will provide you with a comfortable and safe travel experience.

Muktinath Helicopter Tour is, therefore, an excellent alternative for people who want to travel on a short schedule and want to skip a taxing journey. Some of the primary reasons why you should take this tour are:

Short duration trip

A helicopter ride to arrive at Muktinath is a short-duration trip. It will help you escape the endless route and harsh conditions you might have to face on the road. You will arrive at the temple premises after just 1 hour from Kathmandu.

Moreover, this journey by road would take you around a week. Hence, this helicopter ride is the easy route to the pilgrimage. The private flight for Muktinath is a quick and comfortable journey that you can hire online. You can hire this ride at your convenience and schedule.

Sightseeing adventures

The Muktinath temple and its premises is a very scenic place. The architectural beauty of the temple, natural landscapes, and surrounding region is quite beautiful. The region’s overall environment is unique from the rest of Nepal. The alluring beauty of the area is one of the highlights of this trip.

You can explore the ancient monasteries, local villages, ruins of old palaces, and others as well. Kathmandu to Muktinath helicopter tour will give you an aerial perspective of the mustang region. Magical green Hills, fast-flowing rapids, and snow-covered peaks will spellbind any traveler. The Muktinath temple premises also have small ponds, stone water taps, and an overall spiritual atmosphere.

Sacred pilgrimage

Muktinath temple is a significant temple in both Hinduism and Buddhism. This trip can help you complete your wish of visiting all four “Dhams”. The “Dhams” are religious sacred places in Hinduism. Many people believe that visiting Muktinath will cleanse your souls and forgive you for past life sins. Muktinath is also widely considered a place where you can attain “moksha” or salvation.

High-quality service

Our private helicopter tours are generally known for high-quality service and incredible customer service. You will get the best facilities ranging from food to drinks and other necessities.

Moreover, the crew members of this trip are well trained and dedicated to serving the passenger. They also assure you of a delightful time so that you can feel relaxed and complete your pilgrimage. These perks make this Kathmandu to Muktinath helicopter tour ideal for all.

Safe and comfortable trip

Muktinath from Kathmandu on a helicopter is a safe and comfortable trip run by experienced pilots and crew members. The helicopter has spacious and comfortable seats so that you can enjoy your trip in full without any hassle. There are proper facilities for first aid and emergencies.

Moreover, you don’t need to queue in long lines before taking the flight. Hence, these factors of comfort and safety make this helicopter tour ideal for you.

Privacy

A helicopter tour provides a great deal of privacy while traveling to Muktinath. You can remain stress-free about your personal belongings while traveling. There is better protection, and you will be safe from loss or theft of your personal belongings. You won’t get troubled by other passengers as you can move on your schedule. Therefore, this helicopter tour to Muktinath is quite relaxing.

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Kathmandu to Muktinath Helicopter

Trip Facts

  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 3,800 m
  • 5 People Max
  • Autumn and Spring season
  • Fitness not Required