Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour

The hidden kingdom of Upper Mustang is an unspoiled paradise. The Upper Mustang helicopter tour is an incredible aerial tour of the Mustang valley. The dry and arid landscapes of the region resembles that of a desert.

Located in the mid western region of Nepal and next to the Nepal – Tibet border, the Upper Mustang region receives hundreds of tourists every year. The hidden valley is well intact in Tibetan influenced culture. Trekking and touring of the Upper Mustang region is an off the beaten adventure.

Helicopter charter in Nepal is quite popular among tourists. The Upper Mustang Helicopter tour is comfortable and safe. People who are not able to trek due to various reasons can utilise this opportunity to tour the Upper Mustang region on a helicopter. You can experience the beauty, culture, and tradition of the place in a single day.

Upper Mustang valley is a heaven on Earth. The mesmerizing place will refresh you to the core. The Upper Mustang helicopter tour is less time-consuming means to reach the mystical Kingdom of Mustang. The aerial view of the Upper Mustang region is breathtakingly beautiful.

So what are you waiting for? The Upper Mustang region awaits you in the lap of mother nature. Read the detailed information below regarding the Upper Mustang helicopter tour and book your trip now!

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Highlights of the Tour

  • Exploring the unspoiled, mystical valley of Upper Mustang
  • Spectacular views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges
  • Enchanting Helicopter trip to the forbidden kingdom of Lo Manthang
  • Travelling beyond the Kali-Gandaki River valley and restricted areas of Upper Mustang
  • Flying to the tourist hub of Pokhara and magical landscape of Jomsom
  • Exploration of the cave-like settlements in Lo-Manthang


Phase 1: Kathmandu or Pokhara to Jomsom (1 and a half hours)

Our representative staff will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport. We can then start your tour to Upper Mustang. The helicopter flight first takes you to Jomsom from Kathmandu or Pokhara which takes about 1 and a half hours.

At Jomsom, we stop for about 30 minutes for refueling procedure. Meanwhile, we can observe the breathtaking mountain panorama and atmosphere of the windy town of Jomsom.

Phase 2: Jomsom to Lo Manthang (25 minutes)

From Jomsom, we will board the helicopter flight along with a police personnel as per the government rule. We arrive at Lo Manthang after a ride of about 25 mins. The Upper Mustang region is a barren and arid landscapes that resembles a desert. The windy valley is geographically close to the Tibetan plateau.

The land eroded landscape with rolling hills is breathtaking. The Mustang region is highly influenced by the Tibetan life style and language. The capital Lo Manthang, literally means as the “ plains of aspiration ” in Tibetan language.

The walled city of Lomanthang is a hidden Kingdom with its own king. After observing the beautiful landscape of Lo Manthang, we return back to Jomsom.

Phase 3: Lo Manthang to Jomsom (15 minutes)

We return back to Jomsom for 15 minutes where we stopped briefly for refueling purposes. The refueling takes about 15 minutes. We can observe the beautiful mountain vista for one last time.

Phase 4: Jomsom to Kathmandu or Pokhara (1 and a half hours)

We take off from Jomsom airport and then land on Kathmandu or Pokhara after almost an hour as our Upper Mustang Helicopter ride in Nepal comes to an end.

Join Fixed Departure

You will get 100% guaranteed departures on every booking you make. We offer both solo and group joining option in our Upper Mustang helicopter tour. Check the listings below for the available dates for booking your trip.

Departure is guaranteed for the book dates. The Upper Mustang helicopter tour provide with the best aerial view experience. If you cannot find an appropriate date for your trip on the schedule below, you can contact us and we can manage you a favourable date for you.

Cost Includes

  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • Helicopter charter flight from Kathmandu - Pokhara - Jomsom - Lo Manthang - Kathmandu
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit fee
  • All government taxes
  • Upper Mustang special permit of USD 500.00 per person
  • Other service charges

Cost Excludes

  • Personal expenses in meal including alcoholic drinks, tea/coffee

When is The Best Time for the Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour?

The Upper Mustang is a hidden valley in the mid western region of Nepal. The tour is possible all throughout the year but finding the right time of the year helps you explore the region to full extent.

The best time for the Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour is the Autumn months of September to November, the Spring months of March to May, and the Monsoon months of June to August.

Autumn (September to November)

The autumn season is a great time for the Upper Mustang helicopter tour. The months of September to November come before the harsh winters, which means the weather is stable and the skies are clear. It is an incredible time in the Upper Mustang region in Nepal.

The majestic landscape of the place and the incredible mountain views attracts travelers from all over the world. It is one of the best time to visit the Upper Mustang region in Nepal. The blue skies and clearest mountain views is the highlight of the tour.

In general, the temperatures are mildly cool and range from 12 to 20 degrees Celsius along with harsh afternoon winds.

Spring (March to May)

The spring months of March to May is the ideal time to take the tour. The beautiful weather during the spring months make it a great time for the Upper Mustang Helicopter tour.

In the months of May, Tiji Festival is celebrated at Lo-Manthang. The 3 days long festival is the prime attraction of the tour in May. The spring season brings temperatures at around 16 and 22 degrees Celsius.

Monsoon (June to August)

The Upper Mustang is a rainshadow area, hence, there is no monsoon in Upper Mustang. Thus, the off the beaten treks and Upper Mustang helicopter tour is quite popular in the monsoon season.

The local people celebrate the August full moon day or the Yartung Mela which is the date marked for the horse festival. The festival lasts for 3 or 4 days in Lo-Manthang with events like horse races, dancing, archery, and others. The temperatures range around 16 degrees to mid-20s Celsius.

What Are the Things You Need To Carry During Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour

The Upper Mustang helicopter tour is a short tour and thus you dont require any heavy packing for the tour. Some of the most essential items on the list are:

  • Camera
  • Sunscreens and lip balms
  • Warm socks, boots, and clothes for a day
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunhat
  • Day backpack
  • Light snacks, high-calorie chocolates, and drinks
  • Water Bottle
  • Always wear seat-belts during the take off and landing procedure
  • Do not change positions assigned to you during the flight
  • Do not stand or change seat positions during the flight
  • Do not smoke unless you are allowed to smoke by the captain
  • Do not throw any objects outside from the helicopter during your flight
  • You need to book the trip at least 15 Days before the departure date as special permit is required for the helicopter flight
  • The rainshadow area of Mustang is dry as it receives minimum rainfall
  • Upper Mustang lies next to the border by Tibet and falls under the restricted area of Nepal.
  • We require special permits for flying the Helicopter to Mustang from Kathmandu
  • A police officer from Jomsom has to travel along with us as it is the restricted area
  • We land at two different places but can land at more places on special request.
  • Only early morning helicopter flights are available from Kathmandu or Pokhara to Jomsom. The strong afternoon winds make it difficult for the helicopter to land.
  • You need to carry bottled water for drinking purposes.

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Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour