Mustang Helicopter Tour

USD 2,400
  • Activities
    Mustang Helicopter Tour
  • Trip Duration
    14 Days
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate
  • Lodging
    Tea House Trek
  • Meals
    Full Board on Trek & BB Plan on City
  • Transportation
    Private vehicle & flight
  • Communication
    Available
  • Group Size
    Minimum 4
  • Best Season
    Autumn and Spring
  • Per Day Walk
    Approx 5 - 6 Hours

Trip Highlights of Mustang Helicopter Tour:

  • Explore Upper Mustang – the Small Kingdom of “Lo Manthang”.
  • Experience the remote and traditional villages that are influenced by Tibetan Cultures.
  • Explore Kali Gandaki Valley – world’s deepest gorge.
  • Enjoy scenic Helicopter flight from Lo Manthang (Upper Mustang) to Pokhara.   

Trip Introduction :

Mustang Helicopter Tour 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 the Kali Gandaki River. The trail goes right through Kali Gandaki Valley – world’s deepest gorge. The routes paralleling the river were once the 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 a 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 the 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.  

  • 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 the 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 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 Aeroplane 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 is 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 the 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 a 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 descent 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 a 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. Jhumpa, 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 the opportunity to overlook the breathtaking valleys of the 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 of 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. 

What's included?
  • 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 the 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
What's not included?
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

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 below:

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29 Sep, 2020 12 Oct, 2020 USD 2400 LIMITED Book Now!
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Why Mustang Helicopter Tour?

Mustang Helicopter Tour is a combo of trekking and helicopter tour at the forbidden kingdom of Mustang. This is a 14-day package which includes an adventurous journey towards Mustang. Mustang is very popular for its topography. This place is generally referred to as valley behind the Himalayas. This tour involves moderate grade trekking as well. 

Mustang Helicopter Tour is a short journey to the Annapurna Region. It involves a tour in a chartered helicopter from Pokhara to Kagbeni as well as Lo Manthang to Pokhara.  It is the best holiday option for people of any age and any kind of physical fitness. Moreover, it is the best package for people having short time-space. The major attractions of this tour are:  

  • 360º panoramic aerial view of the beautiful mountains of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Massif that includes Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Gangapurna (7455m),  
  • Aerial view of the most beautiful Kali Gandaki Valley: the deepest gorge of the world
  • Incredible views of the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Landing at the incredibly beautiful Kagbeni
  • Photography at the cold desert of Mustang
  • Witness the naturally beautiful settlement of the Tibetan descendants.
  • Aerial view of the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley  
  • Trek to Lo Manthang (3840m) of upper Mustang

Best Time for Mustang Helicopter Tour 

Helicopter Tours are the most exciting pursuit of people around the world. If you want to observe the nature from proximity or want to experience the aerial views of the splendid mountain, the helicopter tour in Nepal is the best option for you. The success of such activities largely depends upon the weather and climate of the region. If the weather is not stable, the tour is not possible anyway. That means, the Helicopter Tour in Nepal is not possible throughout the year. 

Spring (March, April, May) and autumn (September, October, November) are the two ideal seasons for the Helicopter Tour in Nepal. That is to say, the time between September and May is the best time to visit Nepal. 

Nepal Experiences sub-tropical monsoon climate. During the spring season, the days are hot and humid. This is the favourable climate for the Helicopter Tour. During the spring season, the hills are veiled with the richest blossoms of Rhododendron, Orchid, Mongolian and many other colourful flowers. 

During the autumn season, the weather is stable. This season is characterized by moderate temperature. The days are sunny with a clear blue sky. This season is the best season to witness the mountain vistas without any obstructions. This season is also the season of festivals in Nepal. If you want to enjoy the religious and cultural aspects of Nepalese society, there is no other option than the autumn season.

If you want to witness the snow-capped mountains and cold is not a problem at all, you can also choose the winter season. In spite of the harsh and cold climate of the Himalayas, there will be a lot of merrymaking in the paradise-like the atmosphere of the snowy Himalayas.

Weather and climatic condition at Mustang

Mustang Experiences the Trans Himalayan climatic condition. This type of climate is cool and semi-arid. The average annual temperature of this region is 10.9°C. Mustang lies in the rain shadow zone. It receives scanty rainfall. The annual average rainfall is about 307mm. In Mustang, the summers are hot, muggy, and mostly clear and the winters are very cold, windy, and partly cloudy. During the spring season, the average temperature at daytime is about 16°C to 22°C while -6°C to -2°C at night. The average temperature at Mustang during the autumn season ranges from 12 to 20°C at day and -8 to -4°C at night. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -1°C to 34°C.  

What is best about Helicopter Tour?

There are many activities which suit our interest. Some activities are really very exciting and exotic. Helicopter Tour is also such activity which excites your eyes with the best scene, lures our heart and cheers our spirit. The aerial views of the mighty Himalayas, lakes, river and forests, rugged and bare mountains and hill etc offer you the bliss of heaven. Here we are going to tell you about some of the important aspects of Helicopter Tour. Let’s have a look.

  • Multiple Views: The main feature of Helicopter tour in Nepal is a wide coverage within a short time-space. You will be able to have wonderful views of the entire region within a few hours. The flight will offer you the best views of Himalayan Rivers, Glacial Lakes, Water Falls, Settlement Areas, etc. That is to say, The Helicopter Tour is more than enough to witness the diverse topography of Nepal.  
  • Safe Landing: We have an experienced pilot and crew members. They will instruct you what to do all the time. We assure you that the take-off and landing will be safe and secure. We don’t compromise with your safety in a Helicopter tour in Nepal.  
  • Low flights: The Helicopter Tour in Nepal is a unique opportunity to observe the Himalayas. The Helicopter flies from quite a low altitude. Therefore, you will be able to observe the dazzling mountains in close proximity.
  • Fly Privately: Helicopter Tour in Nepal is the best option for a family holiday. We offer you a private flight with your family and friends. You and your friends, family members or relatives can have a homely environment without any hesitations. You can enjoy the great panorama and take outstanding photographs as well. 

 

Cost

Helicopter Tour is one of the expensive pursuits. It happens to be a little bit more expensive than classic trekking of the same region. We offer the luxury helicopter tour within a competitive and reasonable price.  The Mustang Helicopter Tour with us costs USD 2400 per person. Each flight will accommodate four persons. If you want a customized trip with a less member, the price might slightly go up. 

How to Prepare for Helicopter Tour?

A well-planned preparation is a key to success. To make your Helicopter tour successful, you need to prepare carefully. Here, I am going to tell you about what to do and how. Let’s have a look.

  • Acquire adequate information about the tour
  • Know the Basics of your Camera
  • Acquire the right camera gear
  • Read the documents your operator sends to you
  • Be physically and mentally prepared if you are going to high altitude
  • Know about the climate, trekking region, difficulty etc.
  • Hire a professional trekking partner
  • Be careful about your personal safety
  • Have proper knowledge about the location, weather, and other important subjects concerning the tour
  • Pack sufficient

 

Packing for Mustang Helicopter Tour

Whenever you go out, you need to pack all the essential gears and equipment depending upon the nature of your tour and length of it. The Photography Tours in Nepal also demands a number of essentials and gears. Here is the list of all the important gears and equipment required for the same.

  • Wind/waterproof down jacket, trousers
  • Warm hat
  • Base Layer
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Gloves, Thermal Socks, and Inners
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera with extra Batteries
  • All Camera Gears
  • Water bottles
  • Light Snacks

Tips for the Helicopter Tour in Nepal:

  • Don’t leave your seat until the pilot asks you to do.
  • Don’t forget to wear your seat belt during the flight
  • Don’t throw anything out of the window
  • Don’t do anything beyond the instruction of the pilot
  • Don’t smoke nor drink alcohol
  • Don’t move from the backside while landing (must use front side)
  • Don’t get out of the helicopter when the Roter Fan of the Helicopter is still moving.

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Which Season Should I Go For Mustang Helicopter flight?

For Nepal, there are 4 seasons: Spring, Autumn, Summer and Winter. You can do any touristic activities like trekking, climbing, helicopter tour etc. But we do recommend spring and autumn for For Mustang Helicopter flight.

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GLIMPSES OF   Mustang Helicopter Tour

Mustang Helicopter Tour | Memorable Chorten at Shey Gompa.
Mustang Helicopter Tour | A local riding horse at Upper Mustang
Mustang Helicopter Tour | Buddhist Chhorten near from walled city Lo Manthang.
Mustang Helicopter Tour | Jeep Trail - during Mustang Trekking.
Mustang Helicopter Tour | Kagbeni, on the way of Upper mustang.
Mustang Helicopter Tour | Lo Manthang - Kingdom of Upper Mustang.

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