Muktinath Tour by Helicopter

Helicopter landing near Muktinath Temple
Muktinath Tour by Helicopter

Trip Facts

5 Star
Jul 2, 2018
4 days
3710 meters
1 people
Kathmandu Airport
Kathmandu Airport
Muktinath Tour Package


Are you searching for Muktinath tour by helicopter? Do you have limited time to visit Muktinath Temple? Wants to visit this sacred temple in just half day from Kathmandu or Pokhara? Looking for the best and cheapest fares to charter heli? Then, this Muktinath Tour Package is for you!

Highlights of Muktinath Helicopter Yatra

  • Kathmandu to Muktinath by a chartered helicopter.
  • Visit Muktinath Temple and back in just 5 hours from Kathmandu.
  • Amazing view of the world's eight highest peak - Mount Manaslu (8,163m).
  • Bird's eye view of Begnas Tal, Rupa Tal, Fewa Tal, and Pokhara Valley.
  • Panoramic views of towering snow-capped Mountains like Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri etc.
  • A marvellous desert landscape of Mustang District.
  • Views of Holy Gandaki River, Jomsom, Kagbeni, and Muktinath Village.
  • An adventurous horse ride from Helipad to Temple Gate.
  • Holy bath under 108 chilled water springs and 2 holy Kunda.
  • Worship Vishnu God.

About Muktinath tour by helicopter from Kathmandu

Why people visit Muktinath Temple?

Muktinath is the god of Salvation; it holds great significance for all spiritual people in the south Asian sub-continent. Muktinath (the provider of salvation) has been one such holy site, where thousands of devotees flock for attaining the much sought after moksha, have holy bath on 108 waterspouts, name of "Muktidhara" & Holy bath in Mukti Kunda (2 Kunda in front of Temple), its believing that it brings them salvation

Where does the temple located and its travel access?

Muktinath Temple is located at the laps of snowcapped mountains at Thorong-La pass at an altitude of 3710 meters above sea level in Mustang district of Nepal. Travel access is a little difficult due to its harsh weather condition. People can either fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (25 minutes flight) then to Jomsom (15 minutes flight) and drive to the Temple (1:30 hours) or by roadway to Pokhara (7 hours by bus) to Jomsom (9 hours by jeep) then to the temple. Since, flight to Jomsom is operated in early morning only, one night stay at Pokhara is a must. Nowadays people can charter a helicopter and easily access this temple in just 1:30 hours.

How much time is required by Helicopter?

Muktinath Temple is in one and half hour flying distance from Kathmandu and forty-five minutes from Pokhara. After landing at Ranipauwa - the helipad at Muktinath, you will be provided one hour to have a darshan of Muktinath Dham. Temple is half hour hiking distance from the helipad. So, hiking might take a long time therefore, you can ride on a horse and perform pooja at the temple on time. Since it's the windy place spending a long time for pooja might affect the flying time.

How many people are carried by Helicopter?

There is five and six seated helicopter available for charter to visit Muktinath Temple. So, it might cost expensive for one or two people and cheaper fare for more people.

What permits are required to visit this temple?

Muktinath temple lies in conservation and trekking zone. So, two permits are required to enter in this area. One is Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP) and another is Trekker's Information Management System Permit (TIMS). It is restricted to enter in this zone without collecting these two permits.

Which are the best months?

March, April, May, June, September, October and November are the best time to visit Muktinath Temple. During these months weather will be clear and snow-capped mountains can be observed closely from Helicopter.

Can I visit Pokhara and stay there instead of returning back to Kathmandu?

Yes, you can. After Muktinath Yatra, you can land at Pokhara and stay there. The helicopter will be returned to Kathmandu. You can come back to Kathmandu either by Tourist Bus, Private Car or scheduled flight. By road, it takes seven hours and 25 minutes by flight.

Short Itinerary

Itinerary 1: Kathmandu to Muktinath by helicopter

  • Day 01: Kathmandu arrival.
  • Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Muktinath by chartered helicopter, after worshipping fly back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 03: Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • Day 04: Final Departure.

Itinerary 2: Pokhara to Muktinath by helicopter

  • Day 01: Kathmandu arrival.
  • Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara - 206km - 7 hours.
  • Day 03: Fly from Pokhara to Muktinath by helicopter, perform ritual activities (worship, darshan, pooja) then fly back to Pokhara.
  • Day 04: Half day Pokhara sightseeing and drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 05: Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • Day 06: Departure.

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Photo Gallery

Helicopter at airport with captain

Helicopter at the airport with captain

Jomsom view from Helicopter

Jomsom view from Helicopter

Kaligandaki River view from Helicopter

Kaligandaki River view from Helicopter

Mountain view from Muktinath

Mountain view from Muktinath

Muktinath Temple

Muktinath Temple


Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private AC vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with bed & breakfast
  • Three star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by  AC vehicle as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu – Jomsom - Kathmandu by Charter Helicopter.
  • Jomsom-Muktinath-Jomsom local jeep drive.  
  • Muktinath permit.
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area trek Permit) fee.
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Card.

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare.
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days).
  • Applicable & Airport tax domestic
  • Entrance/Monument fees.
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal travel and medical insurance
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Any kind of personal expense / Laundry / Helicopter rescue/ Emergency evacuation, Tips for staff.
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. in such case extra will be charged as per actual.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Our Service Include section

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival
Welcome to Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. You will be meet on airport and transferred to your hotel. After the arrival, we will be briefing about your trip. If you have any questions or doubts about your trip should be asked and clarified at this time. Then evening you will be visit to Pashupati Nath Temple for Aarati Darshan, than back to Hotel. Overnight.

Day 02: Charter Helicopter to Muktinath
Early in the morning breakfast, transfer to domistic airport fly to Muktinath by Helicopter - 1 hour 15 minutes. Helicopter Lands at Ranipauwa, from there either walk ascending around 25 minutes or motor bike ride around 7 mins to reach at Temple. Muktinath is god of Salvation; it holds great significance for all spiritual people in the south Asian sub-continent. Muktinath (the provider of salvation) has been one such holy site, where thousands of devotees flock for attaining the much sought after moksha, have holy bath on 108 waterspouts, name of "Muktidhara". & Holy bath in Mukti Kunda (2 Kunda in front of Temple), Hindu devotees take bath under chilled water of 108 waterspouts "Muktidhara" & Mukti Kunda, its believing that it brings them salvation, Have Darshan and worship to Muktinath Temple come back to Ranipauwa where Helicopter is waiting for us then fly back to Kathmandu. Arrive and transfer to hotel,leisure  or individual activities.  Overnight at hotel.  

Day 03: Kathmandu sightseeing
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu city. Escorting by an English speaking guide (we can provide any language speaking guide on your request), try to give them a full taste of our culture, heritage and local people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Pashupatinath Temple, Jaal Narayan (Budhanilkantha), Swayambhunath (Monkey temple) and Kathmandu Durbar square

Pashupatinath Temple:  Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this is Nepal's most sacred Hindu shrine and one of the subcontinent's great Shiva sites. The supreme holiness of the site stems from the Shiva linga enshrined in its main temple. It expresses the very essence of Hinduism as pilgrims, priests, devotes, temples, ashrams, images, inscriptions and cremation ghats intermingle with the rituals of daily life, all sprawled along the banks of the sacred Bagmati River. The temple's origins are obscure. An inscription here dates from 477 AD, but the shrine may have stood there for 1000 years before that.

Jaal Narayan (Budhanilkantha): Jaal Narayan popularly known as Budhanilkatha about 12 km north of Kathmandu, at the Shivapuri foothills is the largest Vishnu lying on a coiled five headed serpent carved in a single stone. Jalasaya Narayan is Lord Vishnu for Vaisnavas, Lord Shiva for Shivas, and Lord Buddha for Buddhists. This outstanding artwork of Lichhavi sculptures dates back to some 1500 years.

Swayambhunath Stupa:  6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, this great temple is just on the outskirts of Kathmandu. No one actually knows who built it. Many believe that the Lichavis constructed it while others believe that emperor Asoka had already visited it in the 3rd century.  The Swayambhunath complex consists of a giant Stupa, a large ensemble of shrines and temples, and also includes a Tibetan monastery, a museum and a library. This site has two access points: a long stairway, claimed to have 365 steps, leading directly to the main platform of the temple, which is from the top of the hill to the east; and a car road around the hill from the south leading to the southwest entrance. The first sight on reaching the top of the stairway is the Vajra.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Kathmandu's number one tourist attraction swarms with life. Though a few of the square's 50-plus monuments date from the 12th century, most are from the time of the Malla Kings. Probably the most famous building here is the Kumari Bahal, a building richly decorated with beautiful woodcarvings, which is
home to the Royal Kumari, the Living Goddess and a manifestation of the great goddess Durga. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. In Evening leisure, overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 04:  Final Departure
After breakfast you will have some free time until the time to leave the international airport for final departure.

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What Customer are saying about Muktinath Darshan?

Karthik Subramani


Chennai, India

I really thank Lumle Holidays for the great effort for the successful Muktinath trip. As to sum-up our tour arranged by you can be considered as a full success. You made our trip most enjoyable and nothing was too much trouble, thank you for all the efforts you have done, we really appreciate your support regarding Mukitnath trip. Special Thanks to Nipendra Maharjan, who guided us throughout the tour. Who made the trip very easy during the Bad climate condition, he always have the backup Plan. Assisted in the shopping and got some good quality Bag and trekking material. Nice Guy how always take care until the you reach the Destination
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Santanagopalan Sriraman


Chennai, India

We approached Lumle for organising overland trip to Muktinath from Kathmandu and back. Operations Manager Nipendra Maharjan was the one who helped us plan our trip. He accompanied us all through the trip. We engaged a Mahindra Scorpio for our trip. Excellent and caring service has been Nipendra's hallmark. Along with the driver Sarath, both were outstanding. Ineffable to mention about their excellent conduct and service. I would strongly recommend Lumle if you are planning trip to Muktinath by overland tour. Nipendra is a great ambassador for Lumle.  Would recommend hiring an alternate vehicle other than Scorpio if you are looking at having more leg room and comfort.
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Srinivasan Venkatasamy



Itinenary was prepared in nice manner considering the road conditions, traffic and other factors. Tour guide Nipendra assisted throughout the trip with more caring. Hotel and food arrangements were done nicely. Guided to collect the Saligrama stones from Kali Gandaki river that is excellent time to have in the tour. Nipendra assisted in the shopping also to buy some souvenirs and trekking items. When the return flight had issue due to Kathmandu runway issue stayed with me to make sure managed to get the flight and depart safely. Great tour operators and extraordinary guidance from Nipendra. Recommed to use LUMLE Holidays for Muktinath Tours for their caring service
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Kannan Thirumalai



I planned to visit Mukhtinath temple and approach Lumle Holidays. They perfectly planned my itinerary and arranged everything without any tension. They with me from starting to end of my itinerary. Very excellent customer service.
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Vinita Dubey


Delhi, India

We 5 friends went to Kathmandu Pokhara Muktinath trip from 9 April to 15 April. We chose Lumle Travel for our trip. We had started planning from February and Mr Nipendra of Lumle was involved with planning our trip. He always replied our e-mail and made our itinerary. When we reached Kathmandu airport he was there to receive us (we all are fifty plus ladies). We made plan to visit Patan and Pasupatinath temple after reaching Kathmandu on the same day. Mr Nripendra was kind enough to take us to Patan and Pasupati. He was with us all along on 9 April evening though our visit to Pasupatinath and sightseeing was starting on 10 April. Our Pokhara and Muktinath Darshan was also very pleasant .Hotel at Pokhara and Muktinath was also very good especially Om's home at Jomsom. Mr Hari of Om's home accompanied us to Muktinath. He is very caring and funny boy who took our luggage while we ladies were climbing. He was with us constantly with us at Muktinath looking after our luggage while we were changing after bathing and having Darshan at Muktinath Mandir. The driver who was all along with us Mr Kamal was also very nice n good never getting irritated or upset. Our nice and pleasant stay was due to Mr Nipendra of Lumle Travel. He was always available on phone, if we had any query. Thank you Mr Nipendra for such a wonderful n pleasant stay
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