Muktinath Darshan by Helicopter

Trip Duration 3
Best Time for Visit January to December

Trip Overview


The Muktinath Darshan by helicopter trip also offers a remarkable and convenient way to visit the sacred site of Muktinath in Nepal. Muktinath, situated at an altitude of 3,710 meters in the Mustang district, holds immense religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists. It is believed that a visit to this temple brings liberation or "Moksha" from the cycle of birth and death. The helicopter trip begins from Kathmandu, where you board a comfortable helicopter that takes you on a scenic flight over the picturesque landscapes of Nepal. As you soar above the mountains, you can also witness breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including the towering peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The aerial perspective provides a unique and awe-inspiring experience. Upon reaching Muktinath, the helicopter lands near the temple complex, allowing you to disembark and explore the sacred site. The temple is also a harmonious blend of Hindu and Buddhist architecture, with a Vishnu temple and a monastery within the premises. Pilgrims from all over the world gather here to offer prayers, take ritual baths in the holy water spouts, and perform religious ceremonies. After spending a considerable time at Muktinath, you reboard the helicopter for the return journey. The flight back also offers another opportunity to relish the stunning mountain views and reflect upon the spiritual journey you have undertaken. The Muktinath Darshan by helicopter trip is an ideal choice for those with limited time or physical constraints. It allows pilgrims to visit this revered site without the challenges of a long and arduous trek. The convenience of air travel saves time and energy, making it accessible to a wider range of devotees.

Conclusion and Summary

Overall, the Muktinath Darshan by helicopter trip offers a truly memorable and spiritually uplifting experience. It combines the joy of flying amidst the Himalayas with the sanctity of Muktinath, creating an unforgettable journey that leaves a lasting impression on the hearts and minds of the participants.

 Trip Highlight

  • A luxury helicopter tour to one of the holiest temples of Muktinath
  • Marvelous aerial views of colorful Kathmandu Valley and gorgeous Pokhara Lake City
  • A bird’s eye view of some of the best mountains above 8,000 meters in the world
  • Fabulous panoramic sight of some beautiful lakes of Pokhara; Phewa Tal, Begnas Tal, and Rupa Tal
  • The eye-catching vistas of some charming villages such as Ghorepani, Marpha, Jomsom, Kagbeni, and Muktinath from the sky
  • Flying parallel to the massif Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range
  • Breathtaking panorama of cascading Rupse Waterfall
  • Savor perfect glimpses of mighty snow-clad peaks, including Ganesh Himal, Nilgiri, Tilicho Peak, Himalchuli, Fishtail, Mt. Manaslu, etc.
  • Easy and adventurous Helicopter Yatra to Muktinath Temple
  • Get an amazing panorama of Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, from the high above
  • Enjoy a thrilling helicopter flight gets the mesmerizing view of splendid valleys, green hills, unique landscape, mighty snowy peaks, etc.
  • From the Jomsom airport, get a spectacular sight of Mt.Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri
  • Explore Jomsom town, a major hub for trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal
  • Visit Jawala Mai Temple and witness an eternal flame produced by natural gas
  • Take a holy bath under the 108 stone taps and two sacred ponds (Known as Mukti Kunda)


Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, travelers are welcomed by the bustling energy and rich cultural atmosphere of Nepal’s capital city. From the airport, a comfortable transfer is arranged to their designated hotel, ensuring a smooth start to their journey. After checking in, guests are encouraged to unwind and recharge after their travels, settling into the comforts of their accommodation. With relaxation as a priority, travelers have the option to explore nearby attractions in Kathmandu at their leisure, immersing themselves in the city’s vibrant streets, ancient temples, and lively markets. Whether strolling through historic squares or savoring authentic Nepali cuisine, this optional exploration offers a delightful introduction to the cultural tapestry of Kathmandu.

The day begins with a satisfying breakfast at the hotel, setting the tone for a day of exploration and spiritual discovery. Guests then embark on a guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley, immersing themselves in the rich cultural tapestry of Nepal. The tour includes visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the revered Pashupatinath Temple, where the ancient traditions of Hinduism come alive amidst the bustling activity of devotees. The journey continues to the majestic Boudhanath Stupa, a towering monument of Buddhist significance surrounded by colorful prayer flags fluttering in the breeze. Finally, guests ascend to the lofty heights of Swayambhunath Stupa, affectionately known as the Monkey Temple, where sacred monkeys roam freely amidst the serene atmosphere of prayer flags and ancient statues. After a day of spiritual enrichment, guests return to the hotel to prepare for the upcoming Muktinath Darshan trip. A comprehensive briefing session follows, ensuring all participants are well-informed and equipped with essential safety instructions for the journey ahead.

The day begins with an early morning transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, where you board a helicopter for a scenic flight to Pokhara. As the helicopter soars over the majestic Himalayas, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks and verdant valleys below. Upon arrival in Pokhara, you’ll be transferred to your hotel where you can unwind and relax after the exhilarating flight. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. You can explore the charming Lakeside Pokhara area, stroll along the shores of Phewa Lake, or opt for optional activities such as a serene boating excursion on the lake or a visit to the fascinating International Mountain Museum. Whether you choose to immerse yourself in nature or delve into the cultural and historical offerings of Pokhara, the day promises to be filled with unforgettable experiences amidst the tranquil beauty of this Himalayan gem.

As the sun casts its first light over Pokhara, guests at the hotel gather for an early morning breakfast, energizing themselves for the day ahead. Excitement fills the air as they prepare for the highlight of their journey – a helicopter flight to Muktinath, a revered pilgrimage site nestled amidst the majestic Himalayas. Boarding the helicopter at Pokhara Airport, they are treated to unparalleled aerial views of snow-capped peaks and winding valleys, a breathtaking panorama that leaves them awe-inspired. Upon landing at Muktinath, they embark on a spiritual journey, offering prayers and seeking blessings at the sacred Muktinath Temple. Immersed in the tranquil ambiance, they explore the temple premises and surrounding areas, absorbing the spiritual aura that envelops this revered site. After a fulfilling experience, they board the helicopter for a return flight to Pokhara, where they have the remainder of the day at leisure. Whether strolling along the tranquil lakeside or simply basking in the serenity of Pokhara, they cherish the memories of their remarkable journey to Muktinath.

After enjoying a hearty breakfast at your hotel in Pokhara, you’ll be transferred to Pokhara Airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. The scenic journey offers glimpses of Nepal’s stunning landscapes from the air. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you’ll be greeted and transferred to your hotel. With the remainder of the day at your leisure, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Kathmandu’s vibrant atmosphere. Whether you choose to explore bustling markets for souvenirs, discover hidden gems in the city’s labyrinthine streets, or simply relax and soak in the rich cultural tapestry that surrounds you, this time is yours to savor. From bustling bazaars to ancient temples, Kathmandu beckons with endless possibilities for exploration and relaxation. Enjoy the freedom to tailor the day according to your interests, making it a memorable conclusion to your Muktinath Darshan adventure.

After a fulfilling breakfast at the hotel, guests are afforded leisure time until their scheduled departure. This interval offers an opportunity for relaxation, last-minute exploration of nearby attractions, or perhaps indulging in some souvenir shopping to commemorate their memorable journey. As guests bid farewell to the hotel, arrangements are made for a comfortable transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport, ensuring a seamless transition for their onward journey. With cherished memories of the Muktinath Darshan trip lingering in their hearts, travelers embark on their next adventure, carrying with them the spiritual essence and captivating experiences garnered during their pilgrimage.

Departures & Availability

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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

Helicopter transfers:

  • Flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back.
  • Flights from Pokhara to Muktinath and back.

Ground transportation:

  • Airport transfers in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Transfer between hotel and airport in Pokhara.


  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.


  • Daily breakfast at the hotel.

Muktinath Darshan:

  • Visit to Muktinath Temple for darshan (worship).


  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Necessary permits and entrance fees:

  • Permits for Muktinath Temple visit.
  • Entrance fees to Kathmandu Valley’s heritage sites.
  • Airport taxes and surcharges.

Price Excludes

Personal expenses:

  • Expenses for additional meals, drinks, and snacks not included in the package.
  • Souvenirs and personal purchases.

Travel insurance:

  • Travel insurance covering medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen events.

Visa fees:

  • Visa fees for entry into Nepal, if applicable.

Additional activities:

  • Optional activities and excursions not specified in the package.

Tips and gratuities:

  • Tips for guides, drivers, and other service providers.
  • Any additional costs incurred due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays or cancellations due to weather conditions.

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Trip Information

Muktinath Helicopter Tour is an exciting pilgrimage helicopter tour to the sacred Muktinath Temple. Lies at an altitude of 3,750m/12,300ft, the temple sits on the laps of the remote Muktinath Valley. It lies in the Mustang district of Nepal and at the base of Thorong La Pass, which is a prominent part of the Annapurna Circuit Trail. The major highlights of the Muktinath Heli Tour are exploring significant Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage sites, enjoying the panoramic views of mighty peaks both aerial and from the ground in a very brief time.

Whether you choose to fly from Kathmandu or Pokhara, this one-day Muktinath Helicopter Tour begins early in the morning and ends in a couple of hours, still covering all major highlights of Muktinath Trek. The term Muktinath comes from two Sanskrit words “Mukti” stands for Salvation or Moksha, and “Nath” stands for God. According to mythology, there is a belief that after completing the pilgrimage tour of four religious sites, i.e., Chardham Yatra of India, the pilgrims must visit Muktinath Temple once. So, this Muktinath Darshan Helicopter Tour is famous among Indian tourists.

Muktinath is famously known as “Chuming Gyatsa” among Buddhist devotees and “Mukti Dham” for Hindu Devotees. Even though it lies in one of the remotest parts of Nepal, thousands of pilgrims, both national and international, visit this place. Likewise, it lies at a high altitude; the fascinating mountain scenery and surrounding unique landscapes attract thousands of trekkers. Festivals such as Ram Navami, Vijayadashami, and Rishi Tarpani temple receive thousands of visitors.

Muktinath Heli ride starts from the domestic airport of Kathmandu or Pokhara. As soon as you fly from any of these beautiful cities, you’ll discover the aerial views of lovely lakes, green hills, and snow-capped mountains. Flying over the deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge, you can get a bird’s eye view of the famous gorge as well as the gorgeous desert that surrounds it. As soon as you get close to the Muktinath temple, you’ll witness changes from lush green landscapes to deserted mountains with snow-capped peaks lingering in the backdrop.

Once the helicopter lands on Ranipauwa, from here, you’ll walk approximately 30 minutes and reach Muktinath Temple. The path is uphill, but it is moderate, not too strenuous. However, you can also opt for a horse ride. You’ll get two hours of grounding time where you can visit Muktinath temple worship there and enjoy the surrounding breathtaking panorama. While exploring the temple, you’ll witness Himalayan culture highly influenced by Tibetan borderland culture. The local people here dress in Tibetan clothing and speak the Tibetan language.

In front of Muktinath Temple, there are two holy ponds; Laxmi Kunda and Saraswati Kunda. There is a strong belief that taking a bath in these ponds will wash all your negative karma and set you free, so it is also called Mukti Kunda. Behind the temple, there are 108 water sprouts in the shape of bullhead. The water directly comes from the Kali Gandaki River and flows through the mouth of these 108 bull faces. If you take a holy bath here, then all your sins are washed away and keep you healthy and prosperous. Further, east of the main temple, you can visit Jwala Mai Temple, famously known as the “temple of the eternal flame.” You’ll witness a small natural gas being continuously produced inside the temple.

Apart from this remarkable main temple, there are other many stupas, monasteries, and prayer wheels. It is commonplace for people from two different religions, both Buddhist and Hindu, to worship. There is also a religious belief that it is the only place on the earth where you can see all the five primary elements: fire, sky, water, air, and earth in one place.

The temple is open throughout the year. However, the best time for the Muktinath Helicopter Tour is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). You’ll find the perfect weather with the blue sky around the Muktinath area throughout these months. Not only that, but you’ll also get captivating views of snow-capped mountains ranging from Langtang to Annapurna while flying in the chopper.

This luxurious heli tour is specially designed for physically disabled people who want to visit the world’s most famous pilgrimage site, Muktinath Temple, without any difficulty. Likewise, the Muktinath Helicopter Tour is suitable for all ages, from children to old-age people. Also, this heli tour will make their dream come true to visit the holy Muktinath Temple within a few hours for the people who don’t have enough time for several long trekking days.

Muktinath Darshan by Helicopter Tour Route Map



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