The Holy Muktinath, a sacred site for both Hindus and Buddhists, is located at an elevation of 3,750 meters at the foot of the Thorong-La pass in the Mustang area. The Hindus refer to it as Mukti Kshetra, which translates as "the site of salvation," while the Buddhists refer to it as Chumig Gyatsa, which translates as "Hundred Waters." Muktinath's primary shrine is a pagoda-shaped temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Water from the Gandaki River spouts from the 108 waterspouts near the temple, where Hindu worshippers bathe ritually.

Muktinath is also a location where 'Shaligram' may be found. Shaligram (Ammonite fossil) is a black stone that, when split open, shows the fossilized remnants of prehistoric ammonites that lived around 130 million years ago. Hindus believe Lord Vishnu lives in the Shaligram. Other holy sites in the area of Muktinath Temple include Jwalamai Temple, Marme Lhakhang, and GompaSarwa. You may either trek up from Jomsom, which will take around 5-7 hours, or you can take advantage of our heli flights to Muktinath they have recently grown in popularity.

A helicopter tour is not only a fantastic way to save time, but it also provides an unparalleled perspective of the entire region from a bird's eye, which only a few people get to see. Some describe the Muktinath heli trip as a "fairy tale".You will be flying high above the beautiful and scenic views of Snow Peak Mountains like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges. Fly from Pokhara to Muktinath by helicopter, then take a 30-minute trek up to the Muktinath Temple. You will be allowed one and a half hours of helicopter holding time to reach the temple; but, if you want additional time, you must obtain prior clearance.

  Facts about Muktinath Heritage tour

Trip Name:

Muktinath Heritage Tour

Tour Type

Charter Flight

Maximum Group

4/5 Persons

Maximum Elevation

15,748 ft.

Flight Duration

180 min (2 ways)

Maximum Weight

240 kg-450kg

Best Season

February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December

Best Time to Fly

Early in the morning

Landing Points

Rani Pawa Gaou

 Heli Tour Cost Includes:

  1.  Passenger Insurance
  2. Ground time cost
  3. Departure fee


Heli tour cost excludes:

  1. Necessary entrance and permit fee like permit fee
  2. Drop and pick up from TIA
  3. Breakfast/other costs
  4. Domestic airport departure tax

  Clothing and Preparations

  • Windproof Down Jacket (preferably waterproof too)
  • Warm Trousers
  • Sunhat and woolen cap
  • Scarf
  • Sunglasses/Goggles
  • Sunscreen (preferably of SPF30+ for full protection)
  • A bottle of water
  • Toilet paper and other necessities
  • Mobiles and cameras
  • Your passport or passport copy


Safety Notes for Muktinath Heritage Tours:

                There are some important things to remember regarding safety and regulations as well as the trip in general for Muktinath Heritage Flight Tour. For starters, the total amount of places we visit and our landing spots may change depending on the weather and other condition. Safety is our utmost priority, both for the clients as well as our crew. So, the final decision to make will be in the hands of our experienced pilots as they are the ones best suited to make this decision.
                   On our Helicopter Flight to Muktinath Heritage Tour, we will try to include all the important locations and highlights and give you as much time as possible to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and culture of the region. 


Some other important points to remember during the heli tour are listed below:

  • Always be in the line of sight of your pilot. Enter/exit the helicopter from the side or front.
  • Make sure you are wearing your seatbelt properly.
  • Don’t leave your anointed seat until the pilot has signaled it is safe to do so.
  • Weight distribution is important in Helicopters, so we will try to arrange seats accordingly. Please try not to change your assigned seats.
  • No smoking unless you have received permission from the captain.

NOTE: Bookings must be made 15 days in advance of the flight date, and flight confirmation must be received one week in advance of the flight date. Extra costs like airport taxes, national park fees, and breakfast are not included in the rates listed below.


CANCELLATION POLICY: If a booking is canceled, we must be notified by the customer one week before the flight date. Cancellations made one week before the flight date are free of charge. Cancellations made within one week will be charged 10% of the total cost of the chosen sector.