Muktinath Temple Helicopter Tour

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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Trip Grade: Leisurely Plus
  • Trip Start and End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Trip Area: Mustang, Muktinath Temple
  • Trip Style: Helicopter Tour
  • Age Group: 6 or Above
  • Trip Type: Private
  • Trip Method: Self-Guided
  • Booking Type: Instant Booking
  • Max. Altitude: 3800m
  • Best Season: All Season
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Muktinath Helicopter Tour - Muktinath Darshan by Helicopter

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.

Muktinath Temple Helicopter Tour 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

Muktinath Temple Helicopter Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1:Muktinath Helicopter Flight

Day 1:Muktinath Helicopter Flight

    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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    Cost Details


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


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    Muktinath Temple Helicopter Tour Reviews

    5.0based on 3 reviews
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      Harry DunneJuly 19, 2023


      We’re just glad we chose Ram and his Sublime Trails team for the tour to Everest. Extremely courteous from the get-go, they planned everything perfectly. I speak on behalf of me and my friends when I say this - we definitely recommend a heli tour to Everest, the scenery is AMAZING!! When you do it, choose Sublime Trails without a second thought. Thank you again, Ram.

    • Mamata Pathak
      Mamata PathakApril 21, 2019

      Muktinath Darshan by helicopter

      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.

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