Muktinath Darshan Yatra By Helicopter

Overview

Muktinath is a famous pilgrimage site at the foothills of the Larkey mountain in Mustang. It is one of the highest-altitude religious sites in the world, lying at an altitude of 3800 meters. We at Nebira holidays propose an amazing Muktinath Darshan Yatra by Helicopter Package. This package targets people looking for a short religious excursion to Muktinath. This will be a short four-night, five days tour, which will essentially be by helicopter. We will travel to and from Muktinath by air and compensate for the long-duration treks.

We will kick off the Muktinath Darshan Yatra by helicopter by receiving you at Kathmandu. The next day we will leave Kathmandu for Pokhara by flight. From Pokhara, we will fly in a helicopter to Mustang and visit the Muktinath temple and finish our excursion. Then, via the same helicopter, we will return back to Pokhara on the same day. The next day again, we will fly back to Kathmandu via a flight from Pokhara. The next day we will see you off to your respective way back home.

This trip will be short, easy, and very convenient. You need not exhaust much of your physical labor just to visit Muktinath. The Muktinath Darshan Yatra By Helicopter will hence be suitable for any type of person. People of any age or physical capability can sign up for this trip.

Highlights of the trip

  • Visit Muktinath temple without performing any strenuous tasks.
  • Finish visiting Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Mustang in less than a week.
  • Explore the serenity of the Mustang region.
  • Study the religion, culture, and history of the Muktinath temple.
  • Get a scenic flight around different cities and valleys of Nepal.
  • Prevent health hazards like altitude sickness that come with remote high-altitude travels.
  • Get a chance to know the Nepali Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist cultures up close.

Itinerary

Kathmandu’s altitude - 1400 meters

Overnight stay at Kathmandu’s hotel

Today you will fly to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. This will mark the first day of your trip as you arrive in Nepal from your home country. We will receive you at the airport and take you off to your overnight destination via private vehicle. You will check into a hotel in Kathmandu and get comfortable. You can stroll around Kathmandu during some free time. However, you won’t be able to explore much. You will have your dinner and get back to your hotel rooms and call it a night.

Pokhara’s altitude - 882 meters

Flight hours - 25 minutes to 30 minutes

Overnight stay at Pokhara

Today we will once again board a flight leaving Kathmandu to reach Pokhara. The flight will be quite scenic and memorable. You will see the hills of Nepal and its greenery with tiny houses from above. The Himalayan range will be beautiful as you get near the city of lakes, Pokhara. You might get glimpses of mountains like Machhapuchhre and Annapurna on the flight. You will also see the massive rivers of Tirshuli, Marsyangdi, and Mardi from the sky. Such extraordinary natural landscapes will look miniature from the sky. Yet they will be a sight for sore eyes.

Once you land in Pokhara, we will drive you to Lakeside. Then we will check into a local hotel within Lakeside, Pokhara. You have the rest of the evening to stroll down the streets of Lakeside. There are many attraction sites nearby that you might catch within an evening. A short boating trip along Phewa lake might be the best option.

After a short exploration of the lakeside area, we will have dinner and head back to our hotel. Then we will call it a day and sleep with an exciting day ahead of us.

Mukinath’s altitude - 3710 meters

Flight hours - 25 minutes to 30 minutes

Overnight stay at Pokhara

The third day will officially mark the day we visit the main destination of the trip, Muktinath. To visit Muktinath by flight, people usually take an airplane up to Jomsom. Then they trek few hours to visit Muktinath. However, we will not go by airline but rather a helicopter. The helicopter will land us directly at Muktinath, making our trip way easier.

The helicopter flight will be very majestic. You will first find tiny hamlets as you leave Pokhara that look like tiny dots from the sky. Then as the flight continues, you get spectacular vistas of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Our flight will take us very high, and you can see the mountains up and close. Such a sight will be something to reminisce about forever.

After about half an hour of travel, we will land at the height of 3710 meters where the Muktinath temple lies. You will now get a few hours to do the temple Darshan before we board our flight back. The temple will have 108 cow-face structures with streams of water pouring out. You can also find waterspouts that are 108 in number, to be precise. Devotees can be seen bathing in these spouts or a holy pond nearby the temple before worship.

After you are done with exploration and your worship rituals, we will head back to Pokhara. The mode of return will be the same helicopter that we came in. Upon return to Pokhara, we will check back to our hotel again. With dinner and then a good night’s sleep, we will mark the end of the third day of this package.

Kathmandu’s altitude - 1400 meters

Flight hours - 25 minutes to 30 minutes

Overnight stay at Kathmandu

Today we will return to Kathmandu as we complete our Darsha Yatra to Muktinath. We will take a domestic flight from Pokhara airport to Kathmandu. The flight gives us familiar views that we saw in the earlier parts of the trip. We will bid farewell to the beautiful city of lakes through a scenic flight with mountain views.

We will quickly arrive in Kathmandu as the flight will be very short. Then we will again check into a hotel in Kathmandu for your overnight stay. We will enjoy a good Nepali dinner and get the last good night’s sleep in Nepal.

Today will mark the end of our packaged trip for the Muktinath Darshan Yatra By Helicopter. You will leave Nepal and depart to your home country. We will see you off at the Tribhuwan International airport in our private vehicles. You will fly back to your home with a very relaxed state of mind and memories of a wonderfully convenient visit to the sacred Muktinath temple.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara Hotel, Muktinath Lodge
  • Helicopter Tour Expenses
  • Professional Licensed Tour Guide
  • Private Vehicle for Transportation
  • All facilities and programs as mentioned in itinerary
  • All Government Tax and office service charge.
  • Drop Airport

Cost Excludes

  • Dinner and Lunch during the Kathmandu stay
  • International flight ticket
  • Nepal Entry VISA Fee
  • Drinks and Beverages and Personal Nature Expenses
  • Emergency Rescue or Evacuation, if needed
  • Tips and Donations
  • All cost not mentioned in Cost Includes
How long is the Muktinath Darshan Yatra By Helicopter?

The trip will be five days long, including your travel time to Kathmandu and return home.

What is the highest point of this trip?

The highest point of this trip will be at 3710 meters. This will be the location of Muktinath temple at Mustang.

Is this trip suitable for families and children?

Yes, this trip is highly recommended if you are planning to visit Muktinath on a family trip. The few stops we make to reach and return from Muktinath are very convenient. They barely require any physical labor. Moreover, your food and accommodation are already managed by our team. So you need not bear many burdens of looking after kids as well as managing logistics.

Is this trip safe for people with disabilities and old aged people?

Yes, the Muktinath Darshan Yatra By Helicopter aims to make trips for such people. A trip to Muktinath is very inaccessible. So we try our best to make convenient logistical improvements to fit everyone. People with physical disabilities or people of old age who cannot travel much can embark on this trip. It is completely safe.

Do we need permits for the Muktinath Darshan Yatra By Helicopter?

No, you do not need any sort of permit to finish this short helicopter trip.

Best time to visit Muktinath

The autumn season consisting of September, October, and November, is the best time to visit Muktinath. People also consider spring months among the best time to visit Muktinath. This is because these seasons bring in a comparatively temperate climate. The weather gets stable, and erratic weather patterns stabilize. But when talking about the best time for Muktinath Darshan Yatra by helicopter, there are many best times for it around the year. Since you need not trek or travel by road, you can neglect long-duration weather patterns. We can leave via helicopter during suitable flight weather all around the year.

Why do the Muktinath Darshan By helicopter?

Muktinath and its religious significance

Muktinath holds religious importance in both the Hindu and Buddhist communities.

Hinduism’s Sri Vaishnava sect considers Muktinath as the 108th of the 196 Divya Desam. Divya Desam translates to “divine realm” and signifies a very sacred location for Hindus. Muktinath is the only Divya Desam in the world outside of India. It also falls under one of the Char Dham in Nepal.

People also consider Muktinath temple as “Mukti Kshetra.” This literally translates to “liberation arena.” Hence, people believe a visit to the temple will give them moksha or liberation. Along with this sacred belief, the temple also has a history. Anciently, the temple was popular by the name Thiru Saligramam as per Sri Vaishnava literature. The Saligram Shila housed in the place is a representation of Vishnu, and the Gandaki river is believed to be its source.

Local Buddhists of the region call Muktinath Chuming Gyasta, which means Hundred Waters in Tibetan. The Tibetan sect of Buddhism considers Muktinath very significant. They consider the statue to be a form of “Avalokiteśvara”. This reflects the compassion of all Buddhas.

A place holding such a great influence over Hindus and Buddhists is a remarkable destination. Taking an excursion to such a religiously significant place must be on your bucket list.

Visit Mustang without strenuous treks

Visiting the Muktinath temple or the Mustang region necessities long-duration treks. You ought to pass through several remote high-altitude hamlets to reach Mustang. A trek around the Annapurna circuit is essential to reach Muktinath on foot. People cross the Thorang La pass to reach Muktinath in various versions of the Annapurna circuit trek.

Such treks are quite challenging and come with a lot of risks. You have to prepare a lot of trekking tools and documents for it. Planning an appropriate time, guides, and accommodation along the trails is also necessary. However, a short helicopter trip will not need such preparations. You need not exhaust your energy in such works when you do the Muktinath Darshan Yatra By Helicopter.

Moreover, a helicopter trip also solves health issues caused by high-altitude travel. Risks of altitude sickness are massively reduced when you travel by air. You also will not face any type of injuries as you need not put in any physical labor. From this lens, too a helicopter trip to Muktinath is very favorable.

Accessible for everyone

Visiting Muktinath through normal means of travel is not suitable for everyone. Treks and road travel to Muktinath are not accessible to everyone. Especially to people with disabilities and those in their old age. Moreover, trekking or traveling long hours by road is difficult if you plan a family trip too. The Muktinath Darshan Yatra by Helicopter solves this issue.

The helicopter trip to Muktinath is very convenient trip for a family vacation. It is especially a great opportunity for you if you have not visited Muktinath due to physical limitations too.

A shorter trip for Muktinath Darshan

A trip to Mustang from outside Nepal and back to your home country needs at least 7 to 10 days. However, this helicopter tour will allow you to finish your Muktinath visit in 5 days. So choose a helicopter trip to visit Muktinath to save time. This will be perfect for you if you need a short religious gateway.

You might not be able to venture on this trip if there are chances of turbulence due to the weather. Cloudy weather, heavy storms, snowfall, etc, might postpone your flight. However, you will again be able to fly once the weather clears.

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Muktinath Darshan Yatra By Helicopter
  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Kathmandu
  • Spring and Autumn
  • Kathmandu
  • 30% Cancellation Charge (Personal Reason)
  • Guided
  • Available
  • 3,762 m (12,343 ft)