Muktinath Helicopter Tour

1 Day

Muktinath Helicopter tour is a beautiful pilgrimage tour in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The temple of Muktinath is a sacred site for Hindus as well as Buddhists pilgrims. This beautiful pagoda style temple is a symbol of religious harmony in Nepal.

The word Muktinath originated from two sanskrit words “Mukti” meaning “Salvation” and “Nath” meaning “God Almighty”. According to popular beliefs, the temple of Muktinath cleanses all sins committed by a person in the mortal world.

Locals believe that the shrine was risen on its own. It is also one of one of eight most revered shrines in Hinduism. Located at 3800m above sea level, the stunning temple is the primary attraction of the Mustang district. Muktinath is also an acclimatization stop during the Annapurna Circuit trekking.

The Helicopter lands closer to the premises of the Muktinath Temple. Sometimes the weather conditions make it difficult to land near the temple. However, we can arrange a horseback transport facility if necessary.

The spiritual temple on the backdrop snow-covered Annapurna range of mountains is a thing of beauty. Thousands of devotees flock the temple as a part of the Nepal Muktinath Yatra and in the hope of attaining salvation (“mokshya”) from the mortal cycle of life.

We offer this beautiful Muktinath Helicopter tour package at a reasonable cost. Read further for detailed information regarding the trip in detail. Book your trip now!

Relate Trips:

Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour | Rara Lake Helicopter Tour | Everest Base Camp Heli Tour

Major Highlights of The Trip

  • Pilgrimage to the sacred temple of Muktinath
  • Breathtaking views of the eight Highest mountain peak – Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m)
  • Incredible Muktinath tour by Helicopter
  • Enchanting views of the natural wonders including Holy Gandaki rivers, Fewa Tal, Begnas Tal, Rupa Tal, and Pokhara valley
  • Exploring the desert like landscapes of Mustang District
  • Observing the beautiful snow-capped mountains including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Park, Nilgiri, Fishtail and others
  • Bathing in the pristine 108 water taps and holy Kundas of the region
  • Awe inspiring views of the Muktinath Village and the valleys of Jomsom, and Kagbeni


The Muktinath Helicopter Tour is available from either Kathmandu or Pokhara. You can choose the tour that suits your desire and requirement.

Muktinath Helicopter Tour From Kathmandu

Our representative will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport at 7:00 AM. You can then board the helicopter flight to Muktinath. We take off from the Tribhuvan International Airport at 7:30 AM.

It takes about 1 hour to arrive at Muktinath from Kathmandu by Helicopter. You will fly over the stunning mountains including Ganesh Himal, Annapurna Himalayan range, Manaslu Himal, and others.

We then pass above the lake city of Pokhara and arrive at Muktinath via Kali Gandaki valley. The Kali Gandaki gorge is also the deepest gorge in the world. After passing through Jomsom and Kagbeni, you will land at a helipad near Muktinath.

After arriving at Muktinath temple premises, you can worship and perform “pooja” along with other rituals for about 30 minutes. We also explore around the Muktinath premises for some time. We then board the helicopter flight back to Kathmandu at around 8:45 AM overlooking the scenic mountains.

Tour Itinerary

7:00 AM: Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport

7:30 AM: Muktinath Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu

8:15 AM: Worship and perform pooja rituals for 30 minutes

8:45 AM: Helicopter ride from Muktinath to Kathmandu

10:00 AM: Arrive at Kathmandu airport

Muktinath Helicopter Tour From Pokhara

Pokhara to Muktinath flight is shorter as it lies in close proximity to the place than from Kathmandu. The 2 hours and 30 minutes tour from Pokhara to Muktinath is a lovely experience.

Travellers can also take a 6-hour long drive from Kathmandu on a bus or take a direct flight to Pokhara. The Muktinath tour by helicopter begins with an early morning flight. The trips are early in the mornings because the afternoon winds are harsh in the region and can pose a threat for the flight.

The helicopter flight passes through the fantastic landscapes and the lake city of Pokhara. We then follow the hilly route to arrive at Muktinath. You will fly through the settlements of Ghorepani, Tatopani, and Larjung before arriving at Jomsom.

The Mani walls and Buddhist prayer flags welcome you at Jomsom. We continue past the settlements of old stone houses and barren hills to arrive at Muktinath. Travellers need to walk for 30-minute from landing site of Ranipauwa.

The gentle path is not challenging at all. You can also take a horseback if you want to avoid the walk. In Muktinath, you can offer your prayers and explore the surroundings. You can then board the helicopter flight back to Pokhara as the Muktinath Helicopter tour comes to an end.

Tour Itinerary

7:00 AM: Transfer to Pokhara Airport

7:30 AM: Muktinath Helicopter tour from Pokhara

8:15 AM: Worship and perform pooja rituals for 30 minutes

8:45 AM: Helicopter ride from Muktinath to Pokhara

9:30 AM: Arrival at Pokhara airport

Join Fixed Departure

We offer guaranteed departures on every booking. You can either travel solo or join a group. The below mentioned dates are available for group joining tour.

If you can’t find a suitable date for your trip, you can send us the favorable dates for you and we can manage a perfect schedule for you.

Note: We have Option Hindu Pilgrimage tour for Gosaikunda Lake Tour. This trip start from Kathmandu, takes about 15 minutes to reach Gosaikunda. 


Day 1 :

7:00 AM: Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport

7:30 AM: Muktinath Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu

8:15 AM: Worship and perform pooja rituals for 30 minutes

8:45 AM: Helicopter ride from Muktinath to Kathmandu

10:00 AM: Arrive at Kathmandu airport

Price Includes

  • All airport transfers
  • All permits, government tax, airport tax
  • Helicopter ride and sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Airport tax and government tax
  • a bottle of drinking water each

Price Excludes

  • Lunch / Dinner
  • Clients insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Medical evacuation
  • Any items not included in the price excludes
  • Tipping costs

1. What is the duration of the Muktinath Helicopter tour?

The duration of the Muktinath Helicopter tour is 3 hours from Kathmandu or 2 and a half hours from Pokhara.

2. When is the best time for the Muktinath Helicopter Tour?

The Muktinath Helicopter Tour is possible at any time of the year. However, the ideal time to take the tour would be the autumn and the spring season.

3. How safe is the Helicopter ride?

The helicopter ride is very safe and run by professional pilots and crews with decades of experience.

4. Where is Muktinath temple located?

The Muktinath temple is in the Annapurna region in the western part of Nepal.

5. What is the total amount of people allowed in the helicopter?

The helicopter accommodates a maximum of 5 people.

6. Are there emergency oxygen available during the Helicopter tour to Muktinath?

Yes, emergency oxygen is available during the Helicopter ride.

7. Should we carry medicines for altitude sickness?

You can carry Diamox tablets for altitude sickness or other medicines you might feel necessary.

8. Can we customize the dates for the trip?

You can customize the trip and select the best possible dates for the trip.

9. What about the clothes we have to wear during the trip?

You can wear a large down jacket, warm thermals, trousers, shoes, etc. this is necessary as the environment is too cold during the landing.

4. What happens when there in case of bad weather?

The trip gets rescheduled to the next favourable day in case of any bad weather. We will provide you with a refund if you cannot make time in your schedule.

5. When is the Best Time For the Muktinath Helicopter Tour?

Muktinath Helicopter tour is a single day trip in the mountain region of Nepal. Hence, you can take this trip at any time of the year. However, the spring months of March to May or the autumn months of September to November is the ideal time for the Muktinath helicopter tour.

Muktinath and the surroundings look incredibly beautiful during the Spring season. The weather remains clear and stable during the spring season. The vast buckwheat plantation all round the region will enchant you. In the autumn season, you can find beautiful apple orchards all over with plum apples.

The monsoon season from June to August brings heavy rainfall in the region. There are frequent delays and cancellations due to bad weather conditions. The winter season on the other hand brings freezing temperatures and snowfalls in the region.

The months of December to January gets covered with snow which makes the place turn into a winter wonderland. However, the weather difficulties in the off season means there are frequent delays and cancellation of flights.

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Muktinath Helicopter Tour