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Mustang Helicopter Tour

Mustang Helicopter Tour

Helicopter Flight from Upper Mustang - Lo Manthang

Overview

Trip Highlights;
  • Exploration of Upper Mustang - Small Kingdom of "Lo Manthang".
  • Experience the remote and traditional villages that are influenced by Tibetan Cultures.
  • Kali Gandaki Valley - world's deepest gorge.
  • Scenic Helicopter flight from Lo Manthang (Upper Mustang) to Pokhara.   
Trip Introduction;
Mustang is located in the northwest part of Nepal. Also known as the "Forbidden Kingdom", this region was opened for tourists only after 1992. The isolation of a thousand years has kept the regions' lifestyle, culture, and traditions, architectural heritages and values unchanged for many years to this date.  Besides, one of the main features of Mustang is Kali Gandaki River. The trail goes right through Kali Gandaki Valley - world's deepest gorge. The routes paralleling the river were once a main trading route between Tibet and India especially for salt. A journey to Mustang is like travelling back in time as it is still largely untouched by modern civilization. Mustang's unofficial capital - Lo Manthang is the main attraction of Upper Mustang, the only walled city of Nepal. After the inspiring exploration at Lo Manthang, our return journey is made with a scenic helicopter flight from Lo Manthang overlooking the fascinating valleys of Mustang region and the surrounding high peaks to Pokhara for a memorable experience.
     
Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour with Nepal Guide Treks starts at Kathmandu. After spending a full day sightseeing at Kathmandu, we take a drive to Pokhara. From Pokhara, we take a short scenic flight to Jomsom - the starting point of the trek. We start our trekking journey that heads north towards Kagbeni, where we meet the trail that leads towards Upper Mustang. We trek along trail with stunning views of surrounding mountains and passing through ancient gompas, cultural villages and highly diverse landscapes to reach Lo Manthang. Lo Manthang is heart of Mustang. Exploration around the stone-walled city and palace of Lo Manthang will be made. Besides, there are three major gompas - Jhumpa, Thupchen, and Chhoeda which have been preserved for many decades. After spending a full day exploration around Lo Manthang our return journey is made with a scenic helicopter flight from Lo Manthang to Pokhara. During our helicopter flight, we will have a great view over the beautiful valleys of Mustang including Annapurna & Dhaulagiri massif with more than thirty mountains rising above 6000 meters. Our wonderful and memorable Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour with Nepal Guide Treks ends with a scenic drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu.  

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] & transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara [820m/2689ft] [5 hrs Drive] 
Day 04: Morning flight to Jomsom [2713m/8898ft] & Trek to Kagbeni [2810m/9216ft] [3-4 Hrs Trek]
Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chuksang [2900m/9512ft] [4-5 hrs Trek] 
Day 06: Trek from Chuksang to Samar [3150m/10332ft] [3-4 hrs Trek] 
Day 07: Trek from Samar to Geling [3510m/11513ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Day 08: Trek from Giling to Ghami [3490m/11447ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 09: Trek from Ghami to Tsarang [3620m/11873ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 10: Trek from Tsarang to Lo-Manthang [3730m/12234ft] [3-4 hrs Trek] 
Day 11: Free Exploration day at Upper Mustang – Lo Manthang 
Day 12: Helicopter flight to Pokhara and overnight at Lakeside Pokhara
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 14: Transfer to International Airport for departure

Note: The above itinerary outline can be easily tailor-made according to your preference, purpose of visit, and length of stay.  Contact us to customize this trip as per your requirement 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] & transfer to Hotel.
Our airport arrival and departure representative will be at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be transferred to hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner.  

Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu.
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Nepal. 
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort 
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara [820m/2689ft] [5 hrs Drive] 
Today we will take a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes approximately about five hours of drive journey. We will drive over the Prithvi Highway - the scenic zigzag hilly roads and along the banks of Trishuli river. Pokhara is a beautiful town set on the banks of the Fewa Lake. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu and is the perfect starting point for our trek. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 04: Morning flight to Jomsom [2713m/8898ft] & Trek to Kagbeni [2810m/9216ft] [3-4 Hrs Trek]
Today we will take an early morning flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. Jomsom is an important hub for Mustang and Upper Mustang Treks with the airstrip, abundance of tea houses and services. We will start our trek from Jomsom on a broad trail that goes along the valley bottom to reach an oasis like settlement of Kagbeni where there are narrow flagstone paved paths and flat-roofed houses. We will visit Annapurna Conservation Area Project's (ACAP) registration office for registering Mustang's permit here at Kagbeni before trekking further into Mustang region.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chuksang [2900m/9512ft] [4-5 hrs Trek] 
From Kagbeni we will follow the trail that continues along the east bank of Kali Gandaki Valley often traversing slopes with loose rocks. The valley narrows as our trek continues through ancient cave dwellings towards the village of Tangbe. From here we trek along the trail with impressive rock formations and meditation caves in the cliffs of west bank of Kali Gandaki and continue our trek until we arrive at Chuksang for the overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Chuksang to Samar [3150m/10332ft] [3-4 hrs Trek] 
At Chuksang the valley ends abruptly at a narrow canyon with additional meditation cliffs right above us. We will cross over a metal bridge and follow the trail that goes along the true right bank of Kali Gandaki towards Chele. During our trek, we will have good views of Nilgiri and Tilicho peak at a distance. Our trail leads through centre of Chele and enters to a small grassy basin before climbing up to Dajori La Pass at 3735 meters. From the top it is a gradual descend all the way to the small and picturesque village of Samar.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Samar to Geling [3510m/11513ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Leaving Samar we will follow the trail that rapidly descends into a heavily eroded watercourse before climbing a steep trail that leads towards Bhena La at 3838 meters. We will descend a little before climbing again to Yamda La at 3860 meters. From this point we will have our first views of Upper Mustang. Ahead lies range after range of copper, chocolate, grey and coffee-coloured hills, scarred by deep canyons. Our trail descends before climbing to an enormous stupa at Chhungar. From here we turn right at the cairn and descend to reach the flat-bottomed valley and the village of Geling.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Trek from Geling to Ghami [3490m/11447ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Geling we will climb a steep hillside above the two gompas and then head north along a shallow valley to the pass at 4025 meters. From here we will have excellent views of Annapurna mountain ranges behind us. We will descend to meet the main trail that leads to Ghami where there are couple of tea houses.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Trek from Ghami to Tsarang [3620m/11873ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Our trail from Ghami descends through a rough and often slippery trail to cross a suspension bridge over Ghami Khola and start to climb over the far bank of the valley with longest mani wall in Mustang. We head towards the crossing of Tsarang La Pass at 3870 meters before descending to the old capital of Mustang - Tsarang. There is a fort that used to be the royal residence. Besides, extensive gompas and library here are some interesting sites worth paying a visit.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Trek from Tsarang to Lo-Manthang [3730m/12234ft] [3-4 hrs Trek] 
Leaving Tsarang we will follow the trail that drops down to cross the suspension bridge over Tsarang Khola and make an ascend towards Lo La pass at 3950 meters. From the top of the pass we will have good views of northern Mustang and Lo-Manthang. We will make an easy descent to reach the ancient walled capital of Mustang - Lo-Manthang. 
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11: Free Exploration day at Upper Mustang – Lo Manthang 
Lo Manthang is a fascinating destination with an interesting town where there are three major gompas to explore. Jhampa, Thupchen and Chhoeda - all of these gompas have undergone expert restoration over the last 20 years. Explore the unique culture and distinct tradition here at the capital of the Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 12: Helicopter flight to Pokhara and overnight at Lakeside Pokhara
After having explored the exquisite region of Upper Mustang, our return journey is made with a scenic helicopter flight from Lo Manthang back to Pokhara. During the flight, we will have opportunity to overlook the breathtaking valleys of Mustang region along with the close views of surrounding high mountains. The amazing helicopter flight truly offers the experience of a lifetime as we head towards the tourist's paradise - Pokhara. Pokhara is home to thick forest, emerald lakes and a place of remarkable natural beauty. The reflection of the Machhapuchre (Fish-Tail) Himal over the serene Fewa Lake makes this place truly magical. Besides, visiting sacred places and sightseeing around the city in Pokhara could be a good way to spend your day.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan 

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we will take a drive that takes approximately four to five hours to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara. We drive along Prithvi Highway which offers scenic hilly zigzag roads through the banks of Trishuli River. The daily activities of the local people can be seen along the road while we drive passing through several villages and towns.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 14: Transfer to International Airport for departure
Our Airport representative will drop you at the Airport as per your flight schedule. 

Date & Price

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

Check our assured departure schedules given bellow:

Start Date End Date Price in USD Availability Booking
December 4, 2017 December 17, 2017 $ 2400 OPEN Book Now !
December 18, 2017 December 31, 2017 $ 2400 OPEN Book Now !
March 4, 2018 March 17, 2018 $ 2400 OPEN Book Now !
April 2, 2018 April 15, 2018 $ 2400 OPEN Book Now !
April 12, 2018 April 25, 2018 $ 2400 OPEN Book Now !
April 21, 2018 May 4, 2018 $ 2400 OPEN Book Now !

Avabillity Options

OPEN: This date is available and open for bookings. Go for it!

GUARANTEED: Guaranteed departure. Seat Available.

LIMITED: Guaranteed departure, Limited seat. You can send booking request for availability.

FULL:This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us if you are interested in traveling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 14 Days

All the Prices are in USD Per Person basis.

Service includes

  • Airport Arrival and Departure transfer by private vehicle.
  • Hotel/Resort Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with BB Plan –as per mentioned in Itinerary
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu including City Guide, Vehicle and Entry fees 
  • Tea house lodges accommodation during trekking
  • All meals- B/F, Lunch & Dinner during trek
  • TIMS – Trekkers information Management System and Annapurna Conservation Area Fee
  • Special Permit for Upper Mustang restricted area – USD 500 P/P 
  • All necessary ground transportation
  • Fly from Mustang to Pokhara by private Helicopter 
  • Trekking guide and required number of porters
  • Staffs insurance, salary and clothing
  • General first aid kids
  • All necessary paperwork and government taxes 

Service does not includes

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

Useful Info

Reviews

Upper Mustang Trekking and Return with Heli

Me and my friend were lucky enough to stumble upon this opportunity for Upper Mustang Trek. We did one of the best trekking we have ever done in our life. We got very experienced trekking guide Ramu who was hard working, sincere, careful, highly knowledgeable and very friendly. We fly back from Upper Mustang Lo Manthang to Pokhara was really interesting, made our lifetime memory. I feel very fortunate to have this trip with Nepal Guide Treks and if I come back, I should say when i come back I'll definitely be contacting them again. I suggest you book with them. 
Best Wishes from Finland 

Memorable Upper mustang Heli tour

I just get back to my own hole from Upper Mustang Trek with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. We trekked through Annapurna - Mustang Trekking trail. It was really interesting walk with our outstanding guide and Porters. After we reach Lo Manthang, we visit the amazing place for a couple of day then return Pokhara with scenic heli flight organized by Nepal Guide Treks. Arrangement from Nepal Guide Treks is excellent!!!! Systematic!!!!! Cost reliable!!!!! Flexible!!!!! Hard working!!!!! Informative!!!! Wow…. Really awesome…… 
I will definitely recommend Nepal Guide Treks to my friends for Nepal Trip.
Alexis and friends from USA  - Namaste 

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