Upper Mustang Heli Tour is a luxurious tour to explore one of the ancient kingdoms of Nepal also known as Lo-Manthang. Heli tour to Upper Mustang is one of the fabulous ways of touring in the Himalayan region of Nepal, as it is the quickest means to complete and explore the culture and vegetation of Nepal along with the mesmerizing Himalayas.
Experiencing Upper Mustang will lead you to varied elevations with magnificent views of the giant Himalayas which includes Mt Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,795ft) the seventh highest mountain and Mt. Annapurna (8,091m/26,545) the tenth highest mountain above 8000 meters.
A day tour to Upper Mustang by Helicopter has been designed for those travelers who are restricted by their time and physical condition but want to explore the Himalayas and its vegetation with family, friends, or self.
Discover Altitude feels a great privilege to introduce one of the most renowned, restricted, and forbidden tours in Nepal called the Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour. This is also a renowned trekking trail in Nepal known as ‘The Last Forbidden Kingdom’ and ‘The Mystical Kingdom’.
The history and culture of Mustang are as old as the history of Nepal, as it used to be a separate kingdom ruled by a separate king.
It is a splendid trekking and touring destination and very adventurous, The beautiful sceneries, landscapes, culture, and religion are the beauties of this tour majority are Tibetan Buddhist followers. So for travelers in every step, the power of spirituality can be felt. People are friendly toward the visitors and their simplicity and hospitality will help you know about them.
The trail is mystic in itself fascinated with the enchanting views of the Himalayas, culture, and customs of the native aboriginals. It is a restricted area, so fewer trekkers can be seen around, as you need to take extra permits to step into this region boarding, Tibet.
Lo Manthang, the cultural capital of Mustang is the oldest village of this region with beautiful scenic views and old clay houses of the people as this has been passed to them from generation to generation. They have maintained their age-old custom and tradition.
So, Lo Manthang is in the process of being listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its uniqueness. Throughout the trail, different Buddhist monasteries and the Kaligandaki River flowing from the Himalayas will enchant you.
The ceremonies inside the monastery can be observed where the monks perform daily ritual prayers.
Above all, the trail itself is the oldest trade route to Tibet and it’s till to date, people travel to Tibet to sell and buy their products. Moreover, Upper Mustang is untouched by modernism. So, this trail will lead you towards our past to compare with our present where we live.
We are flexible to revise and customize the itinerary according to the allocated time and interest as far as possible to make sure the needs and interests of our valuable clients are met. If you are interested in trekking in the Upper Mustang Region, please feel free to check out our Upper Mustang Trek Itinerary.
Related Helicopter tours in the Annapurna region of Nepal are the Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour and Muktinath Helicopter Tour both are day tours around the Himalayas of Nepal starting from Pokhara in a short period.
Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour can either be started from Pokhara or Kathmandu.
Required Accessories for the Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour
- Suns cream and lip balm
- Sun hat
- Some snacks/ chocolates/ bars/ candy etc but no alcoholic drinks
- A camera if you want to/ other than your cell phone
- Warm gloves, warm clothes, Jackets, and trekking shoes with a good gripping sole.
- Day backpacks
- A couple of drinking water bottles.
From where can we start the Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour?
Upper Mustang lies beyond the Annapurna Region of Nepal and is one of the famous ancient kingdoms and the oldest trade route to Tibet. People living in the area are a close resemblance to the Tibetans, as the area is bordered by Tibet. The starting point for a Heli Tour to this region can be either Kathmandu or Pokhara. Pokhara is 200km from the main city of Kathmandu; it takes almost 7 hours to drive from Kathmandu and a 35-minute flight.
Is there any possibility of having some lodges near the Upper Mustang?
Upper Mustang is a forbidden kingdom of Nepal and one of the famous trekking destinations as well. It is open for travelers to visit but a special permit is required from the government of Nepal. Despite all these hundreds of travelers visit the region every year, keeping all this in mind local people have been operating a couple of restaurants and lodges for the travelers. So any visitors can enjoy spending overnight