Muktinath temple is located in Mustang district of Nepal situated on the laps of snowcapped high mountains of Annapurana Circuit Throngla pass at the altitude of 3710M above sea level. Muktinath Heli Tour is day tour from Kathmandu or from Pokhara depends on your choice for tour. From Kathmandu it will take one and half hours and from pokhara approx fourty five minutes to reach the helipad of Muktinath (Ranipauwa). After arriving it is half hour walk to the temple from helipad. So, you can ride a horse to reach the temple and do pooja.
Muktinath Tour By Heli
Trip Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Trip Style: Tour
Accommodation: Budget rooms – Guest Houses – 3 Star
Max Elevation: 3710M / 12,172FT
Route: Kathmandu-Pokhara-Muktinath & return same way
Best Season: March-June and September-December (Autumn - best weather at Muktinath): This is the peak season in Nepal, neither too cold nor too hot.
Day 01Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu
Day 02Sightseeing & fly to Pokhara
Day 03Early morning helicopter flight to Muktinath (3550m) & perform puja in the Temple and fly back with the same chopper. Afternoon sightseeing tour in Pokhara.
Day 04Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 05Departure/Tour ends.
- 4 night’s hotel accommodations on twin sharing basic with AP Plan.
- Kathmandu Sightseeing
- Kathmandu Pokhara Kathmandu by Flight
- Pokhara Muktinath Pokhara by Helicopter.
- ACAP Permit
- Pokhara Sightseeing
- All Airport arrival, departure, sightseeing by AC Vehicle
- All Taxes
What's not included
- International flight tickets
- Entrance fee to sightseeing spots
- Nepal visa fee for foreigner
- Any extra expenses incurred due to unforseen circumtances and natural calamity
- Bar and restaurant bills in the hotels othe than the specifics meal plan
- Personal expenses such as tipping, laundry, phone etc
- Travel and medical insurance
Tradition & Culture in Mustang
The people of Upper Mustang call themselves Loba meaning people from Lo. Here, the people herd yaks, raise goats and sheep, and farm buckwheat, barley, wheat and mustard. The harsh climate conditions only allow one crop per year; at most two crops in the lower parts. In general, many people from Mustang leave to lower altitudes during the bitter cold winter months… the frequent migration has caused declining population in Mustang, amongst many other rural parts of Nepal.
In Mustang, people follow Tibetan Buddhism of the Sakya lineage. Although one can find gompas of Gelug and Nmuyingma school too. Sakya followers paint their religious structures like monasteries and stupas n stripes of grey (symbol of protection), white (symbol of compassion) and yellow (symbol of wisdom); a pattern that is repeated throughout the Mustang region, alongside ochre and white chortens and red-walled gompa buildings. The colours used are from the natural pigments from the earth itself found in Mustang.
Accommodation during this trip
During your Upper Mustang Trek you will stay in simple guesthouses along the route and enjoy the comforts of 4 or 5 star hotels in the major cities.
Meals & Drinking Water
Main meals are included in the package. You may want to bring with you some extra energy snacks for during your trek. It is recommended to carry a refillable water bottle to reduce the amount of plastic on the trails. You can fill this up from local water sources that are usually quite clean – to take precautions, consider having a UV steriliser pen or purification tablets.
All transport will be included in the package, except for international flights. Please discuss with your travel expert at The Trekkers’ Society what kind of transport you prefer to take between Kathmandu and Pokhara and the return.
Best season to travel to Mustang
The best season to travel to Mustang is between May and October. Although this is the rainy season in Nepal, in the higher altitudes like Mustang, the climate is dry and temperatures are bearable. Traveling during the winter months is not possible – not even the locals stay there!
Visa & Mustang Travel Permits
Nepal tourist visa applies. You will also need to apply for a TIMS Card and ACAP.
Please see the travel information section for more information.
To trek inside Mustang you will need a “Restricted Area Permit” which costs US $500 for the first 10 days per person, and US $50 per day after 10 days, per person.
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