Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour

Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour

Trip Overview

• Visit the walled city of Lo Manthang, the former capital of the kingdom of Lo
• Experience the untouched culture and unique lifestyle of the Loba people
• Fly over the arid and desert-like yet mountainous landscape of Mustang
• Witness stunning aerial views of the Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri and more
• Short, safe and scenic Helicopter ride 

1 Day(s)
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All the year
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Fly over the amazing Tibetan Plateau-like landscape of Mustang and explore the archaic capital of Lo Manthang on our Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour.

Our Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour package offers the chance to explore the medieval city of Lo Manthang along with a flight over the forbidden Himalayan Kingdom of Mustang. Upper Mustang is a restricted region, opened for foreigners only recently in 1992. The unique landscape, the hardy people and their lifestyle, all of it will surely be an interesting experience that will remind you of the mythical land of Shangri La. 

The tour takes off from Kathmandu and provides you with stunning aerial views of the beautiful Annapurna region. After a refueling stop at Jomsom, the tour continues and takes you over the Tibetan Plateau-like landscape of Mustang, dotted with colorful hills, valleys and even caves. Finally, we will land near Lo Manthang, where you will have a whole hour to explore the walled city. 

The inhabitants of Lo Manthang, known as Loba, are mainly Thakali people who survive in this harsh environment through farming, animal husbandry and the occasional trade. Their Tibetan influenced Buddhist culture and lifestyle will surely be a memorable thing to experience. There is a lot more to explore in Lo Manthang, starting with the King’s Palace and moving on to the various monasteries, the tourism center and more. There are only so many places we can go to in the span of an hour, but we will try to explore as much as possible.

After an hour or so, we will head back to the Heli for our return journey. We will fly over Mustang’s pristine valleys, dominated by the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu ranges in the backdrop. Similar to before, we will stop at Jomsom for refueling before ending the tour at Kathmandu or Pokhara as per your preference. 

Muktinath Trips offers this Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour Package at the best price. We will take care of all hassles and formalities like Restricted Area Permits, ACAP Permits and so on while guaranteeing a safe and enjoyable experience. Book your trip with us today!

Trip Itineraries

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The Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour will generally begin early in the morning. You will be picked up from your hotel after breakfast and transferred to TIA. Once everything is ready, we will take off from Kathmandu and fly towards our first stop, Jomsom. You will be able to enjoy your first aerial views of the Nepalese terrain and scenery for about 30 minutes. Once at Jomsom, we will land and stop for another 30 minutes or so for refueling. 

Once we take off from Jomsom, you will be able to admire the eagle’s eye view of the breathtaking Annapurna region. The arid and windy hills and valleys of Mustang are reminiscent of the vast Tibetan Plateau. Our next stop will be at Lo Manthang, where you will have a whole hour for exploration.

Lo Manthang used to be the capital of the former kingdom of Lo. This walled city is a historic settlement that offers lots of exploration opportunities for visitors. The best ones include the 600 year old Royal Palace, the centuries old monasteries, and of course the whole city that gives you a medieval feel. Witnessing the untouched culture and unique lifestyle of the Loba people will also surely be quite an experience.  

After completing the exploration of Lo Manthang, we will hop on the Heli one last time for our return journey. You will be able to enjoy views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges one more time. We will stop shortly at Jomsom for refueling before ending the tour at Pokhara or Kathmandu as you prefer. 

Costs & Includes

What's Included

• Airport pickup and drop off in Kathmandu
• All necessary permits (Restricted area permit, ACAP etc.)
• Licensed pilot-tour guide
• Airport Tax in Kathmandu and Jomsom.
• Ground Landing permits of Helicopter in Lo Manthang

Not Included

• Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
• Cave and monastery entrance tickets
• Travel and Health Insurance
• Personal nature expenses (Laundry, drinks, snacks, telephone/fax calls, internet)
• Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents.