Muktinath Yatra by Helicopter is an exciting trip since the sky is opened in this remote valley. Muktinath lies in a grove of trees with the compound houses of Buddhist Gompa and the pagoda-style temple of Vishnu. The grand view of the snow-covered Annapurna range in the south and the Tibetan plateau in the north are equally mesmerizing.
Hindus regard this as Muktichhetra or Muktidham, the place of salvation. Similarly, Buddhists call the valley as “Chumig Gyatsa” which in Tibetan language means ‘Hundred Waters’. For Tibetan Buddhists, Muktinath is a very important place of Dakinis, goddesses known as Sky Dancers and one of the 24 Tantric places. In fact, they believe the idol of Muktinath to be a manifestation of Avalokitesvara.
So, here we are offering a pilgrimage trip to Muktinath by chartered Helicopter at your availability. We have designed two itineraries so that you may opt for the most suitable one to your interest.
Highlights of Muktinath Yatra by Helicopter Tour:
- Chartered Helicopter journey from Kathmandu to Muktinath and return in 5-6 hours
- Amazing views of the snow-capped mountains such as Annapurna, Manaslu, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and many more
- Bird’s eye view of Pokhara Valley and the Lakes
- Scenic views of the holy Kali Gandaki River and the surrounding ancient settlements
- Religious bath under the 108 water taps emerging from sacred water springs
- Finally, Worshiping of Lord Vishnu
Frequently Asked Questions about Muktinath Pilgrimage Tour by Helicopter
Why it is important to visit the Muktinath Temple?
The holy shrine of Muktinath is considered one of the eight most sacred shrines for Hindu Vaishnavas known as “Swayam Vyakta Ksetras” which is said to have risen on its own; while the other seven are Srirangam, Srimushnam, Tirupati, Naimisharanya, Totadri, Pushkar and Badrinath. It is also one of 108 Vaishanava shrines. In addition to this, Shaligrams found here are considered to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu and Hindus worship them.
What is the height of Muktinath?
Muktinath lies at an altitude of 3,760 meters in Mustang district of Nepal about 18km further northeast of Jomsom (2,720m) on the foot of the Thorung La pass (5,416m) of the popular Annapurna Circuit trail.
What are the ways to get to the Muktinath Temple?
Muktinath Temple is located on the lap of the Annapurna Himalayan Range to the north of Pokhara near the Tibetan border. Thus there are several ways to get to the Muktinath Temple.
By Air: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom for 15-20 minutes. However, the flight is highly weather permitting. Pokhara is also connected with Kathmandu and Bhairahawa (close to Indian border in the south and Lumbini) airports, then drive to the Temple for 1:30 hour.
By Drive: Muktinath Darshan by Jeep from Pokhara takes about 8-9 hours via Beni, Tatopani, Marpha, Tukuche, Jomsom, Kagbeni and finally Muktinath.
By Helicopter: Muktinath Yatra by Helicopter is another popular tour package designed in view to the busy pilgrims. A chartered Helicopter tour is available either from Kathmandu or Pokhara. Muktinath Darshan can be completed in 1:30 hours by Helicopters.
By Trek: Jomsom Muktinath trek is a popular way to experience the most enchanting spiritual trail.
How do I travel from Jomsom to Muktinath?
After landing in Jomsom airport, trek for half an hour up to the local Jeep station, then drive further for one and half hour by Jeep. Jeep is available on a regular interval basis during the day. Again hike for another half an hour to reach the holy Muktinath Temple. Horse ride is also available for people who can’t walk to the temple.
How long does it take by Helicopter?
The flight duration from Kathmandu to Muktinath Temple is one hour and 30 minutes and 45 minutes from Pokhara. It is very important to complete the darshan and pooja in the given time because it is a very windy place and can create troubles for return.
How many people can sit on the Helicopter?
The new directive of the Government has allowed carrying five passengers by the Helicopters that fly to Muktinath Temple and other high mountain areas of Nepal due to safety reasons.
Which are the best months to travel to Muktinath?
Specifically, the most appropriate time to visit Muktinath is from March to June and September to November. Spring is also a great time to see the hills covered with the Rhododendron flowers. The views of the snow-capped mountains are simply amazing and can be observed closely during Helicopter Yatra.
Prospective Itinerary for the Muktinath Yatra by Helicopter:
Tour 1: Muktinath Darshan Package by Helicopter (Start/End: Kathmandu)
[Day 01]: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel.
[Day 02]: Drive to Kathmandu airport, then fly from Kathmandu to Muktinath by a chartered Helicopter. Return to Kathmandu after Muktinath darshan.
[Day 03]: Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu: Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Patan and Swoyambhunath.
[Day 04]: Fly out Kathmandu.
Tour 2: Muktinath Yatra by Helicopter (Start/End: Pokhara)
[Day 01]: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel.
[Day 02]: Fly/drive Kathmandu to Pokhara. Flight takes half an hour and Tourist bus takes 6-7 hours for 200 kilometers.
[Day 03]: Fly in a Helicopter from Pokhara to Muktinath dham, fly back to Pokhara after completing the pooja and other religious rituals.
[Day 04]: Guided sightseeing in Pokhara for half day, then take a regular flight back to Kathmandu.
[Day 05]: Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu: Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Patan and Swoyambhunath.
[Day 06]: Fly out Kathmandu.
Service includes in the cost:
- All arrival/departure transfers (Airport-Hotel-Airport) by a private vehicle
- Three stars Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast on a twin sharing basis
- Chartered Helicopter for Kathmandu–Muktinath-Kathmandu
- Necessary Park Permits (ACAP and TIMS)
- Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu as per in the itinerary
- Monument entrance fees during Kathmandu sightseeing
Cost will not include:
- Bar and beverage bills, meals
- Personal travel and medical insurance
- Personal gears such as sleeping bag, jacket (available on rental)
- Any other expenses not mentioned in the service inclusion section
- Emergency evacuation if needed
Bookings and Payments:
We shall need 25% deposit in order to reserve the Helicopter tour and the remaining 75% is payable on arrival in Kathmandu.
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