Muktinath Helicopter Tour is one of the easiest ways to visit and enjoy the serene environment of Muktinath Temple within a short period of time. Located at an altitude of 3710meters Muktinath temple is popular among Hindus and Buddhists. The temple lies in one of the most popular trails of Annapurna Circuit Trek. It is the sacred site of Hindus and Buddhists and every year thousands of pilgrims visit this holy place. A visit to Muktinath is considered to clean sin of the lifetime.
The word Muktinath is derived from two words, “Mukti”, which means salvation or nirvana and “Nath”, which means God. The pond in front of the temple is considered to be the pond for purifying the body and spirit. People believe that taking a holy bath on the pond and 108 water sprouts help them to achieve nirvana.
Hindu believes that Lord Bishnu got salvation from the curse of Brinda at Muktinath. So he is worshipped as Muktinath. To the Hindus, Muktinath is sacred as the place for salvation, and to Buddhists, it is the place where Guru Rimpoche mediated. Buddhist worship the deity as one of the Bodhisattvas. Muktinath is the only place on the earth where one can see all the five elements: Fire, Water, Air, Sky, and Earth. You can find all of them in their own form in the vicinity of the Jawalamai Devi Temple.
One can reach to the Muktinath temple by roadway. However, the journey will be longer if you commence your trip to Muktinath from Kathmandu or Pokhara by roadway as you have to pass through winding gravel roads of Beni, Jomsom, and Kagbeni then eventually to Muktinath. Muktinath Helicopter Tour is the best option for you if you want a short and hassle-free journey. This tour is suitable for old age people and time-bounded people who have the ardent desire or dream to visit this holy place.
The scenic Muktinath Helicopter Tour offers you the stunning areal views of Kathmandu and Pokhara as you pass through the verdant forest and lush vegetation. As you reach near Jomsom, the snowcapped mountains, deserted steep moraines, and ever-flowing Kaligandaki River welcome you. The panoramic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna along with 18 other snowcapped mountains make your trip more exciting and memorable.
The attraction of Muktinath Temple
Muktinath Kundaa and 108 water sprouts
There are two water ponds in front of the Muktinath temple. These ponds are generally used for the holy bath. People also take a holy bath on 108 water sprouts. It is believed that taking a holy bath on these ponds and water sprouts will cleanse your contaminated body and gives you eternal peace.
Jwala Mai Temple
West to the Muktinath Temple there is Jwala Mai Temple. This Tibetan style temple is famous for water that comes from a rock inside the temple. Inside the temple, behind a tattered curtain, there is small natural gas jest that produces continuously burning flame. Jwala Mai temple consists of three eternal flames “Holy flame from soil”, “Holy flame from rock” and “Holy flame from water” fed by natural gas.
Gumba Samba is a monastery of Tibetan origin. This monastery is situated at left from the entrance gate of Muktinath Temple.
Another major attraction of the Muktinath Temple is the Kaligandaki river from where one can collect fossils of the Jurassic age. One can also buy these fossils from locals. Saligram, a black stone fossil found at the bank of Kali Gandaki River is considered sacred and when people find this shaligram they take them to their home and keep them in their Pooja room. The shaligram is considered to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Equipment for Muktinath Heli Tour in Nepal
As Muktinath Helicopter Tour is a day tour so you needn’t have to pack heavy equipment. A nice daypack with warm clothing would be sufficient for this tour.
Thermals and insulating down jackets
Woolen Gloves, hats and socks
Camera to capture memories
Sunglass, Sunscreens and lip balms
Waterproof down jacket and trouser
Some light snacks, chocolates, and dry fruits
How much time is required by helicopter to reach Muktinath Temple?
Muktinath Temple is in a 1-hour flying distance from Kathmandu and half hour from Pokhara. After walking a few minutes from the landing point you will reach the temple. If you don’t want to walk then you can take a horse ride.
How much does a Muktinath Helicopter Tour cost?
The cost for Muktinath Helicopter Tour varies from one travel company to another travel company however, you will not find a vast difference in price. Also, the price depends on what type of service you are demanding. For instance, if you demand a private charter helicopter tour then, of course, you should be ready to pay a high cost in comparison to that of the group joining helicopter tour. Private charter helicopters cost you more but provide you more facilities and comfort. Joining a group tour, you need to adjust to other people on a fixed time. Normal Muktinath Helicopter Tour Cost from Kathmandu is given below:
No. of People
Price (Per Person)
Can we do a group joining a helicopter tour?
Yes, you can. Well, there are five seated helicopters available for charter to visit Muktinath Temple. So, instead of booking the private charter helicopter tour, you can select the group joining a tour. Further choosing the group joining tour costs cheaper than that of private one as in group joining, the cost is distributed among the members.
What is the best time of the year for the Muktinath Helicopter Tour?
March, April, May, June, September, October, and November are the best months of the year to visit Muktinath Temple. During this time the weather will be clear and the clear weather gives you the wonderful opportunity to have a close view of snowcapped mountains from a helicopter.
What permits are required to visit Muktinath Temple?
As the temple is located inside Annapurna Conservation Area so Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP) is required to enter this area. In addition, TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System Permit) is also required.
How can I book the Muktinath Helicopter Tour?
Any of the Local Trekking Company in Nepal which provides the helicopter tour package will certainly provide you Muktinath Helicopter Tour package. So, consulting with one of the best trekking companies you can book the Muktinath Heli Tour. In order to book the tour package, you have to do the payment by bank transfer or by using the online payment form of the particular trekking company from which you want to book that trip. Using an easy online trekking booking system in Nepal you can complete your booking process.
Last Minute Booking / inquire for this trip
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Day 01:Morning fly to Muktinath by Helicopter.
Fly from Pokhara to Muktinath by helicopter, perform ritual activities (worship, darshan, pooja) then fly back to Pokhara.
Pickup from Pokhara flight to Pokhara airport
Pickup from Pokhara airport then drive to your Hotel in Pokhara
Not mention on cost included part
Day 01Morning fly to Muktinath by Helicopter.Morning flight to Muktinath by Helicopter. After Holy bath and puja back to Pokhara free time for rest.
To get this offer you most have a minimum of 5 people in a group.
If there are less than 5 people on the group you could split US$ 2500 by person for the cost
We can run this trip every day; you could let us know your suitable date.