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Muktinath Helicopter Tour

  • Trip Duration1 Days
  • Trip GradeEasy
  • Max. Altitude3,710 M (12,172 feet)
  • Cost Starting FromUS$ 2400
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Max. Altitude: 3,710 M (12,172 feet)
  • Min. Group Size: 1-5 Pax
  • Helicopter Landing Point : Muktinath, Ranipauwa


  • Discover the holy shrine of Muktinath via Kathmandu orPokhara in a thrilling helicopter flight.
  • Magnificent bird’s eye view of valley, lakes, green hills and mountain villages.
  • Impressive aerial views of the Kali Gandaki river, Jomsom, Kagbeni and Muktinath Valley.
  • 360-degree panoramic views of the gigantic snow-covered peaks, namely Manaslu Annapurna, Tukuche, Dhaulagiri, Macchapuchre and Nilgiri. 
  • Take a dip at the well-famed 108 holy showers of Muktinath.

Muktinath helicopter tour from Kathmandu and Pokhara, will fly high above the beautiful and scenic valleys enjoying the views of snow peak like ( Annapurna and Dhaulagiri) for (3  hours From Kathmandu and 2 hours From Pokhara ). Tour to Muktinath helicopter riding tour start from (Kathmandu and Pokhara) airport for a private flight and for sharing basis as well.

Muktinath temple is located at Muktinath which is a sacred pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists. The temple is situated at an altitude of 3,710 m. (12,171 ft.) at the foothills of the Thorong La mountain pass of Mustang district in Nepal. Besides pilgrimage, the area attracts many trekkers across the globe annually. The journey to Muktinath passes through many archaeological sites and temples. Devotees from across the country visit Muktinath temple to worship the deity. They even take a sacred bath in the holy water pouring from 108 bullhead ancient faucets around the temple. Access to Muktinath temple is difficult because of challenging weather and difficult terrain. Therefore, helicopter charter is in rise due to convenience and less time consumption.

Muktinath Helicopter Tour From Kathmandu

Muktinath Helicopter Tour from kathmandu is about 3 hours including grounding time.

  • The trip commences from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu where you will be boarding an early morning chopper flight to Muktinath. Be sure to bring your passport for check-in. After waiting for some time in the terminal, you board the chopper as the pilot takes-off.
  • The flight takes an approximate time of one hour and fifteen minutes with magnificent sceneries contrasting between lush green landscapes and deserted mountains with the icy peaks lingering in the backdrop consistently throughout the journey.
  • The chopper then lands on Ranipauwa from where you will need to take 30 mins to walk up to the temple. You can also opt to take a horseback ride from the base to the top if you do not desire to walk. 
  • There is a two hour grounded time for you to explore the Muktinath temple, Jwala Mai Temple, and the magnificent views of the surrounding landscapes.
  • The journey successfully concludes with a flight back to the capital as the icy peaks, and the bleak landscapers slowly start fading away.

Muktinath Helicopter Tour From Pokhara

Muktinath Tour by Helicopter from Pokhara is a much shorter and cheaper option. So for budget-tight travelers, this route can be a perfect choice for you. The total time is about 2 hours and 30 minutes, including grounding time.

  • The tour commences from Pokhara Airport from where you will be boarding an early morning flight to Muktinath. The trips are usually conducted in the early mornings because fierce winds during the noon tend to pose barriers for aircraft.
  • The flight passes above the fantastic landscapes as it exits the verdant valley of Pokhara and follows the route of the hills to Muktinath. The flight path takes you through the lush green hills of Ghorepani, Tatopani, and Larjung eventually into Jomsom.
  • Upon reaching Jomsom, the sights of the beige-colored mountains and scattered stone house settlements with waving Buddhist prayer flags welcome you! The flight further continues through the desolate hills towards Muktinath.
  • The chopper lands on Ranipauwa from where Muktinath is a 30-minute uphill walk. The path is moderate and not too strenuous. However, you can also opt for a horseback ride if you want to avoid the hassle of the ascending walk. The total grounding time is about two hours where you can offer your prayers and explore Muktinath, and it’s surroundings.
  • The Muktinath Helicopter tour comes to an end as you board the flight back to Pokhara bidding the mountains farewell.

Terms and Conditions

  • 85% refund will be issued for cancellations made before the scheduled activity time. Please contact Mount Trails customer service for any refunds
  • No refunds will be issued for no-shows

Muktinath Helicopter Tour Cost From Kathmandu 

No of Pax  Price in USD /Per Person
1 person or charter 4500 USD 
2 people  2250 USD per person
3 people 1500 USD per person
4-5 people 1100 USD per person

Muktinath Helicopter Tour Cost From Pokhara

No of Pax  Price in USD /Per Person
1 person or charter 2400 USD 
2 people  1200 USD per person
3 people 800USD per person
4-5 people 600 USD per person


Day 1Muktinath Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu or Pokhara

Kathmandu to Muktinath Helicopter Tour Itinerary
6: 00 AM: Pickup from Hotel and Transfer to Tribhuvan Domestic Airport
6: 30 AM: Check-in at Airport and Transfer to Helipad
7: 00 AM: Fly to Jomsom. Enjoy the view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Langtang Ranges
8: 00 AM: Land at Jomsom for refueling
8: 10 AM: Fly to Muktinath. Take Bath and Do Ritual Puja.
9: 00 AM: Fly back to Jomsom
9: 30 AM: Fly to Kathmandu
10:30 AM: Transfer to Hotel
Pokhara to Muktinath Helicopter Tour Itinerary
6: 00 AM: Pickup from Hotel and Transfer to Pokhara Airport
6: 30 AM: Check-in at Airport and Transfer to Helipad
7: 00 AM: Fly to Jomsom and Enjoy the view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri and other mountain ranges
8: 00 AM: Land at Jomsom for refueling
8: 10 AM: Fly to Muktinath. Take Bath and Do Ritual Puja.
9: 00 AM: Fly back to Jomsom
9: 30 AM: Fly to Pokhara
10:30 AM: Transfer to Hotel

Trip Cost Details

Cost Include

  • Ground Transportation by Private Vehicle 
  • Annapurna Conservation permits 
  • Round Trip Flight from Kathmandu to Muktinath
  • Ground Landing at Muktinath (One and half hour)

Cost Exclude

  • All meals in Muktinath
  • Private Expenses (Puja Samagri and others)
  • Horse Riding (Helipad to Muktinath or Muktinath to Helipad)
  • Other costs not mentioned in the "Cost Includes" section 

Useful Info

Is breakfast included during the trip?

Breakfast is excluded from the trip cost. But if you wish to add breakfast during your trip extra charge will be added on your trip cost. The normal breakfast would cost about US $20

Are there weight limits on the flights?

The helicopter can accommodate a maximum of 5 pax excluding pilots. In group sharing basis helicopter will depart the minimum requirement of 3 Pax. On charter, basis helicopter can accommodate up to 5 Pax. Children above 3 years old can eligible for the helicopter tour.

Are Helicopter flights affected by weather conditions?

Mountains weather is often unpredictable. It highly depends upon morning temperature and wind on the very same day. We would suggest you make your travelling dates flexible between 3 to 4 days in order to avoid bad weather. If the flight affected due to weather you can try the next day.

How high could you possibly fly and with how many passengers?

Most of the helicopter in our fleet will fly above 16000 ft to 23000 ft with a maximum capacity of 5 Passengers.

When is your peak seasons?

March,April and May in spring seaon, September, October and November in autumn are the peak season for the Muktinath Helicopter Tour.