Highlights

  • Bathe in the holy waters of Muktinath Temple
  • An exciting horse ride to Muktinath temple after the landing of the helicopter
  • Fly over the deepest gorge in the world - Kali Gandaki Gorge
  • Easiest way to enjoy the beauty of Muktinath temple, Jomsom and Marpha
  • Taste the local apple treats in Marpha
  • Fly over the two most popular cities in Nepal - Kathmandu Valley and Pokhara City
  • Get some striking views of the lakes in Pokhara like Rupa, Begnas, and Fewa
  • Some of the most majestic views of Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri & Nilgiri
  • UNESCO World Heritage Tour in Kathmandu valley

About Muktinath Temple Helicopter Tour

Muktinath is one of the holiest sites in Nepal. Located at an altitude of 3,710 meters and draped by some fantastic rugged mountains, Muktinath is a dream destination for many Nepalese. Many visitors travel from India and others corners of the world visit here for a pilgrimage, while others come to cherish the natural beauty of this Mustang region. During this trip, you will get views of the pristine peaks of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Throng Peak, and Tilicho Peak.

In order to make the trip to Muktinath unforgettable, Sublime Trails has come up with a wonderful day tour via helicopter.

During the Muktinath Helicopter Tour, you also see the wonderful valley of Jomsom. You will not only experience some fantastic views of the Himalayas but also vast valleys, desolate landscapes, and the deepest gorge in the world - the Kali Gandaki Gorge. We also make a stop in Marpha, which is famous for its apple orchards. Trying their apple pie or apple brandy is a must! 

Muktinath is a unique religious center that has its ties with Hinduism as well as Buddhism. This temple, which lies 20 km North-East of Jomsom, derives its name from two words- ‘Mukti’ and ‘Nath’. Mukti in Nepal refers to liberation or freedom while ‘Nath’ means a god. Thus any person that visits this place is said to achieve liberation or freedom. Hindus also consider Muktinath temple to be the abode of Lord Vishnu. It is one of the 108 sacred temples of Lord Vishnu.

Muktinath is also a temple that is highly regarded by the adherents of the Buddhist faith. Guru Rinpoche (also known as Padmasambhava), who is regarded as the founder of Tibetan Buddhism is believed to have mediated in Muktinath on his way to Tibet.

So this temple buzzes with people across both of these faiths in festive seasons. Muktinath temple is also believed to be the only place on Earth where the five elements, which are regarded to be quintessential for life - Fire, Water, Sky, Earth, and Air - exist at the same place.

Muktinath Helicopter Tour by Sublime Trails is one of the easiest ways to enjoy the picturesque temple of Muktinath and the wonderful valley of Jomsom.


Best Time for Muktinath Helicopter Tour

You can come for the Muktinath Helicopter tour all year round. Most numbers of people come for this tour in autumn (September, October, and November) and spring (March, April, and May).

As this trip is to Muktinath and back is merely 5 hours long, you can easily come for this trip in the winter season (December, January, and February) as well. I

In the summer season, inclement weather conditions can postpone your flight. In case the weather is fine, you can also come for this trip in the summer season as well.

Itinerary

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Starting this tour with a flight from Kathmandu, you will get some wonderful views of stone houses that are expertly crafted with firewood on the roofs of these houses. In around 90 minutes or so, you will land in a runway along the banks of the Kali Gandaki River.

The flight in the Jomsom, Muktinath helicopter flight tour flies between Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna range. So you can get thrilling views of these two mountains as well as the Kali Gandaki gorge that is carved out by these two ranges.

Muktinath temple is nestled beautifully quite close to a tributary of Kali Gandaki river-  Jhong Rivera. The temple is located in the Mustang district, which is popular for its dry climatic conditions and the various sky caves in this valley.

After your helicopter lands near Muktinath temple, you will ride on the back of a horse to the temple. You can also find many people in this temple who have come here to complete the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

While you are at the temple, you can also be a part of religious ceremonies. There are exactly 108 waterspouts around the temple. You can also take a shower in the water flowing in these spouts before the Pooja.

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What's included

  • Transportation:   
    Helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Muktinath Temple
    All pickups and drops
  • Miscellaneous: 
    Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and Tax department
  • Any Meals

Good to know

What are the options for travel access to Muktinath?

You have three ways to go to Muktinath temple. You can either take a 25-minute flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara followed by another 15-minute flight to Jomsom. From Jomsom, you can go for a 90-minute drive to the temple.

The other way is to take a 7-hour road trip to Pokhara followed by a 9-hour jeep ride to Jomsom. After getting to Jomsom, you can get to the Muktinath temple.

Finally, you can also fly directly to Muktinath in a helicopter ride that lasts 90 minutes.


How many people are carried by helicopter?

A helicopter can accommodate 5-6 people depending upon the type of helicopter. Chartering a helicopter for a single person or a couple will cost more than that for a group. You can share the cost if you choose to come in a group.
 

What permits are required to visit this temple?

Two permits are required for the Muktinath Helicopter Tour. One of the two permits needed is the Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP). The other permit needed for this trip is the Trekker's Information Management System Permit (TIMS).
 

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

You can contact us easily to customize your trip. We will help you arrange a visit to Pokhara after the completion of your trip. You can also choose to take a trip to another place in Nepal after you have completed the Muktinath Helicopter Tour.

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FAQs

You need to bring warm clothes no matter what season you are travelling as Muktinath is a very windy place. Apart from that, you can bring some items to offer god such as Tika, holy clothes etc. 

There is a low chance of altitude sickness during this Heli trip. You will be travelling to the higher altitude region but you will not stay there for a long time. So the risk of sickness is quite low.

Customer Reviews

  • Muktinath Darshan by helicopter

    - Mamata Pathak, India

    I have already travelled to many places in my own country Since a long time I wanted to visit Nepal because it is so beautiful and also because I had friends coming from Australia to India who also wanted to visit Nepal after that. We decided to tour in many places in Nepal and visit Pashupatinath, Manakamana and lots of other Hindu sites. Sublime Trails made it possible for us to join other people who also wanted to go to same places. I have to praise their management skills. We also wanted to visit Muktinath Temple, a site for devotion for Lord Vishnu and a Shaktipeetha. It is very far and roads are scary but Ram suggested that we had an option to take a helicopter flight and get to Muktinath and return the same day. I'm glad I came to Nepal and chose Sublime Trails.

  • Short and amazing helicopter tour

    - Ayusi Pandey, India

    Helicopter tour to Muktinath with my husband was amazing. I always wanted to visit Muktinath temple as I'd heard many times about it from my parents but didn't have time for the trip. The tour completed within a few hours and the landscapes, temple everything was amazing! The religious harmony between Hindu and Buddhist was beautiful indeed!