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