Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour Details Guide
Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour
Nepal, a small landlocked country serves a lot in terms of exploring the natural beauty. It is blessed with numerous temples, stunning Himalayas, crystal clear rivers, uncountable lakes and many more that every traveler would love to explore. While talking about the beautiful places of Nepal, Mustang cannot be left behind. Mustang is the place with the true combination of lifetime memories and natural beauty.
Another advantage that mustang possess is, this is the all-time favorite for nature lovers. You can visit Mustang all the time of the year. What amazes you is, the beauty of this place is evergreen and remains the same in the entire year.
Upper mustang is truly a hidden paradise of Nepal. This is one of the best destinations that every traveler wishes to visit. Generally, Upper mustang lies in the northeast part of Nepal. Upper Mustang is nearer to the Tibet-Nepal border.
Upper Mustang Helicopter tour will be one of the most memorable times of your life. You can cherish this moment throughout your lifetime. Having a Himalayan Asian Trek through Helicopter is the best scenic flight you can have in that area. This tour is best for those who have a short time and want to enjoy most of the natural beauty within a limited time. The upper mustang helicopter tour will take you to the Forbidden Kingdom. This was only open in 1992 for foreigners.
The significant tasks to do in the Upper Mustang Helicopter tour are exploring the architectural wonders, culture, traditions, Tibetan Language, and the lifestyle of the Tibetan people. You can get close insights of the Tibetan people.
Get a unique experience by opting for the Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour. You can visit old monasteries, explore the forbidden kingdom by crossing over the Himalayas.
Upper Mustang Helicopter tour is one of the most exciting and thrilling journeys you can have in your lifetime. The super exciting Upper Mustang Helicopter tour starts from vibrant city Kathmandu and lands in Pokhara for filling fuel. After all the arrangements and according to plan, the helicopter files very close to the Annapurna Himalayan range. During your helicopter flight, you will be passing along the Kaligandaki River.
The incredible panoramic views of the magical mountains would be the greatest achievement of this luxurious tour. More than that, the beautiful landscapes would surely melt your heart. This tour will be the best utilization of the limited period and grabbing the scenic views in your heart. Various monasteries here are made up of old artifacts and reflects the major attraction of this place. These monasteries are also called the treasure houses of the Tibetan Buddhist religion.
Trekking in the Upper Mustang region would reveal lots of its history and the evolution of this place. You can know how the change has occurred and what changes made this place the most beautiful ones, The trekking to the Mustang region starts from the short scenic drive of Kathmandu from Pokhara. Likewise, the trail will expose to various ethnic villages such as Kagbeni, Smar, Tsarang, Chuksang, Ghami, Gelling, and Lo Manthang. Not only is this their many monasteries situated at this place that makes the home more beautiful to explore.
You will experience the religious as well as spiritual vibe by the presence of many monasteries, Chortens, and Gumbas along your way. And the whole village is filled with the presentation of the people’s unique culture and exotic lifestyle. You will have one of the best and comfortable tours with this beautiful short yet beautiful Upper Mustang Heli tour. Most importantly, you will have the exciting helicopter ride over the dense forests and above the oxidized red cliffs of the Mustang’s terrain.
The helicopter tour to mustang concludes in Kathmandu, after returning of the helicopter flight back to the Kathmandu city. While returning from your short yet pleasurable journey, you can cherish your moment and recall the memories. Enjoying the aerial views of villages, eye-capturing mountains, hills, sparkling rivers would be peace to your heart. The feeling you get seeing those magical things is not less than heaven.
Trip Highlights of Mustang
• Visiting Muktinath temple, the temple is regarded as one of the most religious places for Hindus and Buddhists.
• During your journey, you will have a comfortable lodges/teahouse with great service.
• Have an enticing view of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and other chains of mountains.
• Visit 1200 years old Ghar Gompa, and Khanpa caves in Chooser valley
• Explore the beautiful Tibet Buddhist culture, prayer flags, monasteries, and chortens.
• Enjoy the most popular recreational activity, such as mountain climbing, mountain cycling, and cultural tours.
• Getting insights into the Tibetan Culture and Lifestyle.
• Get to Know the dynamic side of Nepali culture
• Visiting Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest Gorge.
• Visit the independent Tibetan Kingdom, where royal people still lives
• Explore Marpha village, which is mostly popular for apple pies and orchards
• Visit the Forbidden Kingdom of Lo.
• Mustang is marked as the place that receives less rainfall. So trekking will be a lot easier.
Day To Day Itinerary for Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
This day involves the welcoming in greeting session after your arrival in Nepal. Then you will be transferred to Hotel. After refreshment and snacks, you can have a leisurely walk around the famous places of Kathmandu. In the evening, our tour expertise will give you a brief orientation about the tour.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
The second day of the tour involves sightseeing around the vibrant city Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the city of temples, and these temples are of great religious importance. Pashupatinath is the biggest temple of Lord Shiva situated at the heart of Kathmandu. Other than that, you can visit Buddhnath stupa, Patan Durbar square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Basantapur, Swyambhunath, etc. In this way, you can visit various historical and architectural monuments.
Day 03: Helicopter Tour to Upper Mustang
The day three of the tour is the major day of this whole Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour Journey. In the morning, after breakfast, our office member will take you to the airport for your helicopter tour. Then it will take around 1 and a half hours to reach from Kathmandu to Jomson by Helicopter. After reaching to Jomsom, you have to board police, as per the rules of the government. Dhumba Lake, Mustang Eco-Museum, Rupse Fall, and Rock Climbing and Mountain Biking are some of the famous places of Jomsom.
After that, your flight continues to Lo Manthang, which will take approximately 25 mins from Jomsom. Lo Manthang is the main city of Mustang and is situated at an altitude of 3730 m. You can see the King’s Palace in the center of the town, where King of Mustang and his family stay. In Lo Manthang you can see mud walls which protect the ancient city. This wall is lined with prayer stones as well as monasteries and various traditional things. You can explore the old town here and stay there overnight.
Overnight at Lo Manthang
Day 04: Fly from Lo Manthang to Jomsom and then Kathmandu
On the fourth day of the tour, you will fly from Lo Manthang to Jomsom. Have an early breakfast and board on the flight for Jomsom. Then your flight continues back to Kathmandu from Jomsom. On the way to Kathmandu, you can recall the spectacular memories of the mountains, hills and beautiful landscapes.
Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 05: Final Departure Day
This is the last day of the tour and includes relaxation and shopping infamous city of Kathmandu like Asan, Basantapur, Thamel, etc. At night you will have a sweet farewell dinner along with Nepali cultural show in a Nepali restaurant.
The very next morning, you will be dropped off to the international airport for your Final Departure. You will be taking the best memories back to your home.
• Airport and drop-off facility to International Airport
• Accommodation in Kathmandu in the deluxe hotel (Bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary).
• Accommodation in Lo Manthang that includes full board meal
• Kathmandu sightseeing with an expert guide by private vehicle
• All necessary work permits during the tour.
• Round trip Heli tour from Ktm-Lo Manthang and back to Kathmandu, based on itinerary.
• All the necessary permission fee required from Government and all the airport taxes etc
• ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permits that cost around USD 30 per person.
• TIMS (Trekking Information’s Management System) card fees are NPR 1000 for group trekkers and NPR 2000 for Free Individual Trekker.
• Basic first aid kit for medical supplies
• Talented, Experienced and experts Guide
• All the necessary government and official paperwork,
• Transportation, Meal allowance, accommodation and insurance for guide
• Internal airport flight
• Farewell Dinner
• Additional services such as food, beverage, air-condition, wifi, etc.
• Other Personal expenses and bills
• Clients’ travel insurance
• Tips to the guide/porter and gratuities
Best Seasons for Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour
Upper Mustang is also called as the natural wonderland of Nepal. You can explore two famous places while having the Mustang Heli tour, namely: Annapurna and Upper Mustang. Mustang, lying in the northern part of the Annapurna region starts from Kagbeni. The physical structure of Mustang is similar to the Tibetan plateau which continues from the Tibetan border. This is the reason of Tibet being influenced by the lifestyles and culture of the Upper Mustang. Thus, Lo-Manthang, the capital of the Upper Mustang gives a Tibetan vibe in Nepal. This place is still controlled as the restricted area by the Nepal Government and anyone who wants to visit this area needs a special permit. Lo-Manthang is recognized as the age-old walled city that has a unique culture and tradition. Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour falls under the short luxurious tour which is a bit expensive compared to other tours. However, the view of the sparkling mountains the dense forest worth the cost.
Spring and Autumn are the best seasons to visit Mustang. As the weather and Temperature at this time remain clear and favorable. As Mustang lies in the rain shadow area, visiting Mustang in Monsoon season could also be another option. Other than that if you are avid trekkers and always wish to have adventure activities than Opting Upper Mustang Helicopter tour in Winter can be super exciting too. However, Mustang receives different types of weather based on a different season and each season depicts peculiar characteristics. And the beauty of Mustang remains the same throughout the year.
The Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour will provide you a magical view of the stunning mountains such as Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri. Your round trip helicopter tour will provide you an opportunity to capture the special moments. Not only this, but you can also visit ancient monasteries and make your tour more enjoyable.
What is more surprising is that you will encounter the different world that lies inside the walled city. The walled town consists of carved wooden pillars, giant lookout towers and images of the Buddhist deities.
If you are planning to visit Mustang, then Above the Himalaya Team will be more than happy to organize the tour for you. Visit Mustang and have a heavenly vibe lying in the lap of Mustang.