5106m/ 16754 ft
Muktinath Helicopter Tour form Kathmandu is popular tour to visit Muktinath Temple in short period. Muktinath Temple is scared holy place for both Hindu and Buddists. It is located at 3,710 meters above the sea level in Mustang district of Annapurna Conservation Area, 22 km North-East of Jomsom, which will be your adventurous and easiest Helicopter yatra to Muktinath Temple. This temple will be also covered in Annapurna Circuit Trek also. From across the country lots of devotes visit Muktinath Temple to worship and even take bath in holy water pouring from 108 waterspouts. Muktinath Temple is the only one place on earth where you can find five elements of life on their own form which are Fire, Water, Sky, Air & Earth.
The pagoda style Muktinath Temple has its own different meaning for Hindus and Buddhists. Buddhists calls it Chuming Gyatsa, which means hundred Water in Tibetan Langues. It is important place of goddess known as sky dancer and one of the important tantrik places among 24 others. The origin of the Muktinath Temple is found during 19th century when hindus consecrated the Vishnu Temple. For Hindus it is holy place where they can easily find the Saligram (found in Kaligandagi River). Hindus believed that it is the holy place where people can get rid of there bad doing during their life. In old days there was a cruel demon called Jalandhar which became powerful due to his wife who is loyal and faithful to her husband. The faithfulness and loyalty made the strong layer of protection around the demon Jalandhar. During the fight between Jalandhar and God Shiva, Jalandhar can’t be defeated, Loard Bhisnu convert himself a a demon Jalandhar and went to Jalandhar’s wife Vrinda. After Loard Bishnu was success to took chastity of Vrinda, Loard Shiva was successfully defeated the demon Jalandhar. After knowing Jalandhar was killed upon knowing the trick used by Loard Bishnu, Vrinda curse Loard Bishnu to become stone and Loard Bishnu became Saligram.
Access to Muktinath Temple is very difficult due to its rough poor road condition and weather changes here so often. Helicopter tour from Kathmandu Valley or Pokhara is more convenience. From Kathmandu Valley it is only approximately 45 minutes of flight on helicopter and only 30 minutes flight form Pokhara. After departing from domestic airport, you will have bird eye view of Kathmandu Valley. You can see Kathmandu Valley like a shape of a pond surrounded by green hills and mountains from all direction. During flight you can enjoy the beautiful view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri & Nilgiri snow peak, Pokhara Valley, Begnas Lake, Fewa Lake, Kaligandagi River, aerial view of Poonhill Tower, Ghorepani, Marpha Village, marvelous desert of Mustang district and so on. Approximately after 45 minutes of flight from Kathmandu Valley your Helicopter will land on Muktinath Helipad, which is not much far from the temple. Here you will have 1 hours of time to visit Muktinath Temple.
After entering the gate of temple, on your left you can see Samba Gompa, then take few step further you can see Vishnu Paduka Temple on your right side. On the way to Muktinath Temple you can also see Mukteshwor Mahadev Temple. All these mentioned place you can visit after your Muktinath Temple worships. On your reach to Muktinath Temple, you can take a bath of 108 holy waterspots and two holy Kunda, then you can change your cloths and perform the Pooja at temple. After visiting Muktinath Temple, Mukteshwor Mahadev Temple, Vishnu Paduka Temple & Samba Gompa(if interested) you will be back to helipad to fly back to Kathmandu Valley. After 45 minutes of return flight, you will land on domestic airport of TIA.
Signature Tours will be happy to assist you with your Muktinath Temple Helicopter Tour. Your flight will be operates only after the confirmation of good weather. We can arrange you a private Muktinath Tour Package for the group of maximum 5 person not excluding weight of 430 kg weight. Because this tour is highly depended tour on weather, you will only fly from Kathmandu Valley if only weather permits. Even you get your boarding passes, due to the weather condition if the flight does not operates, we will ensure you will have your full refund.
Early morning at 5:15 am, you should start your drive to domestic airport to catch a flight to Muktinath Temple. After reaching airport you will be provide the boarding pass for your flight.
After confirming the weather situation, you will take off the helicopter from Kathmandu domestic airport. After 45 minutes flight you will reach Muktinath Temple.
After landing at Muktinath helipad, you will have 1 hour time to visit Muktinath Temple.
After finishing the worship at Muktinath Temple, you will fly back to Kathmandu Valley.
After reaching at domestic airport, you can drive back to your hotel.