Overview A typical Upper Mustang helicopter tour begins in Kathmandu, where you board a helicopter and embark on a thrilling journey towards the Himalayas. As you soar above the clouds, you'll also greet them by awe-inspiring views of snow-capped peaks, deep valleys, and dramatic cliffs. The helicopter ride itself is an adventure, providing panoramic views that will leave you in awe. The Upper Mustang region in Nepal is a mystical and breathtaking destination that offers a unique and unforgettable experience. One of the best ways to explore this remote and picturesque region is through a helicopter tour, also allowing you…
A typical Upper Mustang helicopter tour begins in Kathmandu, where you board a helicopter and embark on a thrilling journey towards the Himalayas. As you soar above the clouds, you’ll also greet them by awe-inspiring views of snow-capped peaks, deep valleys, and dramatic cliffs. The helicopter ride itself is an adventure, providing panoramic views that will leave you in awe.
The Upper Mustang region in Nepal is a mystical and breathtaking destination that offers a unique and unforgettable experience. One of the best ways to explore this remote and picturesque region is through a helicopter tour, also allowing you to witness the stunning landscapes and cultural treasures in a short span of time.
Upon reaching Upper Mustang, you’ll get captivate by the region’s distinct beauty. The landscape also characterized by arid desert-like terrain, ancient caves, and dramatic rock formations. The highlight of the tour is Lo Manthang, the capital of Upper Mustang, which is home to a walled city filled with rich cultural heritage. You can also explore the narrow alleys, visit monasteries, and interact with the local people, who have preserved their unique traditions and lifestyle for centuries.
Throughout the tour, you’ll also have opportunities to land at various locations, allowing you to take in the stunning scenery up close and capture breathtaking photographs. The helicopter pilot will also provide commentary, sharing fascinating insights about the region’s history, geography, and culture.
The Upper Mustang helicopter tour is a convenient option for travelers with limited time or those who prefer a more luxurious and exclusive experience. It offers a unique perspective on the Himalayas and allows you to explore a remote and restricted region that was once a forbidden kingdom.
As the tour comes to an end, you’ll also return to Kathmandu with memories that will last a lifetime. The Upper Mustang helicopter tour is a remarkable journey that combines adventure, natural beauty, and cultural immersion, providing a truly unforgettable experience in the heart of the Himalayas.
The stunning cave-like settlements in Lo-Manthang
You will be picked up from the hotel by one of our agents early in the morning. You will be transported to the domestic terminal of an international airport. You will board the helicopter for an exhilarating Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour after fulfilling all airport procedures
From Kathmandu to Pokhara, the flight will take 30 minutes. You can see the vibrant landscapes that surround Pokhara and Kathmandu while traveling by helicopter. Additionally, you can see the emerald green hills below, which are breathtaking when the sun shines on them. As your plane takes off, you have a lovely view of the capital city with its many-colored homes and structures. Some historic locations, such Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and others, can also be seen from above the clouds.
Pokhara to Jomsom (20 Minutes)
The second phase of our tour will take us to Jomsom after a brief stop in Pokhara for refueling. As you leave the city and fly toward your goal, the mountain peaks seem to be coming closer and closer.
Jomsom can be reached from Pokhara in about 20 minutes. The eighth-highest peak in the world, Mount Manaslu (8,163 meters), Dhaulagiri, and Tilicho Peak, as well as the Holy Gandaki River, Jomsom, Kagbeni, and Muktinath Village, can all be seen from the helicopter.
Jomsom to Mustang (30 Minutes)
It will take us around 30 minutes to get to Mustang after a brief stop in Jomsom for gasoline. Travelers can eventually savor the breathtaking view of stunning landscapes, varied topography, and waterfalls. Even the beautifully constructed Tibetan monasteries, Tangbe Village, and Changtse are visible to them.
Explore around Lo Manthang (1 Hour)
From Jomsom to Mustang, we will travel to Lo Manthang, where we will spend approximately an hour exploring Lo Manthang. You can explore ancient Buddhist cultures, thousand years old monasteries, cultures, peoples, and beautiful scenery. The area is beautiful as high-altitude desert with a pocket of green. All the local houses are built out of mud brick.
Lo-manthang has a similar cultural heritage to Tibet. The Lhobas ethnic group, whose cultures are akin to Tibetan, controls the majority of the territory. Near Lo Manthang hamlet, twelve caves that contain old Buddhist artwork and are perched on high cliffs at a height of 14,000 feet, were discovered. Dates from the thirteenth century are depicted in a silver and gold picture with Tibetan lettering. The majority of the artwork displays Newari influences. There is a wealth of artwork and paintings in ornamental caves that show many Buddha forms. There are numerous Buddhist Stupas inside the caves.
Return to Kathmandu (1.30 hours)
After exploring Lo Manthang, you’ll take a helicopter tour, which will take around an hour and a half, back to Kathmandu. The beautiful Himalayan view catches your attention as you soar over the mountains on the journey back to Kathmandu. When you go to your Kathmandu hotel, your heart will be overflowing with priceless memories.