Through Out The Year
Kathmandu Or Pokhara
- Luxury tour to a pilgrimage site of Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Vaishnavs
- Aerial view of Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Ganesh Himal (7,422m), Annapurna (8,091m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and many more
- Possible from Pokhara and Kathmandu as well
- Natural flame that never goes off and 108 waterspouts
Muktinath Helicopter Tour is a luxury tour in Nepal that takes you around a pilgrimage site of Annapurna region. Muktinath Temple is a sacred place for Hindus, Buddhists, Jain's and Vaishnavs. Located at the bottom of Thorung La Pass (5,416 m), you can also visit this place during Annapurna Circuit Trek or Thorung La Pass trek. It is one of the prominent cultural landmark situated in Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).
Trekking to Muktinath region takes nearly two weeks or even longer. But helicopter tour to Muktinath can be done within 2 hours from Pokhara and 3 hours from Kathmandu. During the flight, you will have the enthralling view of the Himalayas and beautiful landscapes of Gandaki Province.
Basically, Muktinath Temple is visited by the Indian nationalities as this site is regarded as one among the 51 Hindu Shakti piths. They believe that taking a bath in one of the 108 waterspouts and worshiping Lord Vishnu cleans the sins of one’s life.
The name “Muktinath” itself is made up of two words: “Mukti” and “Nath.” “Mukti” means “the salvation” and “Nath” means “Lord.” As a whole, it means the lord giving salvation from all types of sins committed in life.
Muktinath Helicopter tour is the ultimate option to reach the pilgrimage site for those having very short vacation in Nepal. This tour includes Pokhara Day tour and Muktinath Temple tour in a single package.
Beauty of Muktinath Temple
Muktinath Temple is located at an altitude of 3,800 m in Mustang district. It is around 22 kilometers from Jomsom, the district headquarters of Mustang. If you drive from there, you can reach in about 1 hour while travelling takes nearly 6 hours.
Muktinath is a holy pilgrimage site of Nepal that has been visited by thousands of pilgrims from the SAARC countries every year. This shrine has been revered by the followers of Buddhists, Jain's and Vaishnavs as well.
Among the most attractive sites to see are the natural flame that keeps burning continuously and 108-watersprouts. Kunda, Jwala Mai Temple, Gomba Samba, Swaminarayan, Shaligram, etc. have added to the religious importance of this place.
Taking bath in one of the 108 waterspouts has been believed to cleanse the sins committed knowingly or unknowingly. If you want to observe the greatest festival of Muktinath region, you should make this tour in August.
The Yartung Festival is celebrated by all the Mustangese on full moon day of August for three days. The horse races and cultural performances made in traditional attire are the amazing experience of this festival.
Muktinath Helicopter Tour from Pokhara
You do Muktinath Helicopter tour from Pokhara after visiting the most beautiful touristic centers of the Lake City. There are so many beautiful landmarks: natural and cultural as well, that allure thousands of international tourists every year.
You catch the morning flight (the first perhaps!) from the Pokhara Airport. In Nepal, it is a trend of visiting religious shrines in the first hour of the morning. You enjoy the morning sunshine over the massif icebergs of Annapurna (8,091 m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) Himalayan Ranges.
The wonderful sights of the multiple lakes of the Pokhara City and the green hills around it are really incredible! By having the splendid view of the bizarre landscapes of Upper Mustang region, you land nearby the temple.
The helicopter lands over there for about 30 minutes or 1 hour as per the deal between you and the tour operator. Within this time, you will visit the beautiful sites of the temple premises. After making your Muktinath Helicopter tour dream true, you return to Pokhara and finally, Kathmandu.
How to Reach Pokhara from Kathmandu?
Muktinath Helicopter Tour from Pokhara is the best option to reach Muktinath Temple. If you have a couple of days to stay in Nepal, it has been recommended. Driving from Kathmandu to Pokhara not only minimizes your cost but also lets you explore the beauties of the Lake City.
Driving along the Prithvi Highway, one of the oldest highways of Nepal is something you must do while in Nepal. The blacktopped road runs just above the banks of the Trishuli River and the Marsyangdi River.
On the way, you will drive past many small and medium trading centers of Nepal. Mugling, Dumre (just below the Queen of the Hills, Bandipur), Damauli, etc. are some of them. You will pass across the plains of tropical zone cultivated with many crops and vegetables.
Muktinath Heli Tour from Kathmandu
Muktinath Helicopter tour from Kathmandu is a little different from that of starting it from Pokhara. First, the time is longer that it takes nearly 3 hours flying from the Capital City. Secondly, the longer time turns the cost to be a little higher.
While starting this helicopter tour in Nepal from Kathmandu, you will have the aerial view of the snow capped peaks and wonderful landscapes. Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m) and Ganesh Himal (7,422 m) Ranges are the bonus of this tour from Kathmandu.
In 25 minutes, you land at the Pokhara Airport to take a short pause and make the necessary legal procedure. Then, you fly to Muktinath Temple by witnessing the massive mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Massifs.
Muktinath Helicopter Tour Cost
There has been difference in Muktinath Helicopter tour cost from Kathmandu and Pokhara. Moreover, the private helicopter tour to Muktinath Temple cost is higher than when you do this by sharing with other people.
The maximum number that can accommodate in a single shuttle is 5 pax. Or, you can also charter a helicopter from the Lake City Pokhara or Kathmandu as well. The average cost of chartered flight from Kathmandu ranges around USD 5,500 while from Pokhara, it goes to be approximately USD 3,000.
If you join a group, it goes to be USD 600 from Pokhara for 1 pax. The cost of each passenger from Kathmandu is around USD 1,100. Alternatively, you can drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara via the Prithvi Highway. Driving to Pokhara helps a lot to minimize the cost of Helicopter tour to Muktinath.
You drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu via a local bus, tourist luxury bus or private jeep as well. Travelling via a local bus costs around USD 5 to USD 10 while a tourist luxury bus takes nearly USD 20. If you hire a private jeep from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the cost goes to be around USD 120 to USD 150.
Don’t worry about the cost, as NTR is always here for you to choose the right mode of transportation to get the maximum satisfaction at very low cost.
Nepal Trekking Routes assists you to organize Muktinath Helicopter Tour either from Kathmandu or Pokhara. NTR is a local helicopter tour specialist, which has been providing helicopter tours in Nepal to its clients at the most reasonable cost. For more details, visit our Website
Muktinath Helicopter tour from Kathmandu
7:00 AM: Transfer to Airport from hotel
7:30 AM: Fly from Kathmandu to Muktinath via Pokhara
8:15 AM: Perform Pooja and Havan for 30 minutes
8:45 AM: Fly back to Kathmandu
10:00 Am: Return to Kathmandu airport
Muktinath Helicopter tour from Pokhara
7:30 AM: Fly from Pokhara to Muktinath.
8:15 AM: Perform Pooja and Havan for 30 minutes
8:45 AM: Fly back to Pokhara
9:30 Am: Return to Hotel
Helicopter Ticket for Muktinath
Permit of Helicopter flight
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