Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour


1 day




Helicopter tour



Best Season

Spring & Autumn




Trip Highlight:

  • Scenic flight from Pokhara to Upper-mustang.
  • Breathtaking vistas of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges as you soar over the gorgeous setting.
  • Opportunity to experience the vibrant Tibetan Buddhist culture found in Upper Mustang.
  • Visit historic monasteries, take in local customs, and engage with people in order to learn about their way of life.
  • Upper Mustang is renowned for its distinctive geology and landscape.
  • Observe stunning red cliffs, rough valleys, and eroded rock formations that give the area a lunar or desert-like appearance when you fly above it.


The Upper Mustang Helicopter Tou from Pokhara is a popular and convenient way to explore the remote and culturally rich region of Upper Mustang in Nepal. Lo Manthang is the capital and main settlement in Nepal’s Upper Mustang region which is located at an elevation of around 3,800 meters. Lo Manthang is surrounded by a 600-year-old mud-brick wall. With its small streets, complicated alleyways, and historic houses, this walled city takes you back in time.

Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour provides a distinctive experience by touring the ancient monasteries and crossing the Himalayas to explore the forbidden kingdom of Mustang, which is situated on the border between Nepal and Tibet (China). Pokhara is the starting point for the thrilling Upper Mustang helicopter flight tour. Once everything is set up, the helicopter travels down the Kaligandaki River not far from the Annapurna Himalayan ranges. The expansive views of tall mountains and stunning scenery are unique in anyone’s life.

Upper Mustang Heli ride from Pokhara brings you to Lo Manthang, the capital of Upper Mustang. This ancient walled city is home to numerous monasteries, palaces, and historical structures that reflect the region’s rich cultural heritage. You can explore the narrow streets, enjoy the old architecture, and learn about the history and lifestyle of the locals. Upper Mustang is full of monasteries of religious and cultural significance. During the trip, you will be able to visit several of these monasteries and see Buddhist ceremonies and practices. You’ll be able to learn about the unique blend of Tibetan and Nepali Buddhism and enjoy the tranquil and spiritual atmosphere of these important sites.

The helicopter trip to Upper Mustang allows for quick interactions with local people in Upper Mustang. You can talk to the locals, learn about their traditions and practices, and obtain a better knowledge of their way of life. This provides a deep understanding of the local culture and promotes cultural interchange. If you’re lucky and the timing is right, you might be able to see traditional festivals and celebrations in Upper Mustang. These vivid celebrations highlight local cultural traditions through music, dancing, rituals, and bright attire. Participating in or watching these activities provides a unique glimpse into the region’s cultural richness.

The Upper Mustang Helicopter tour from Pokhara begins with a scenic flight to Jomsom. The flight will provide amazing views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges. The chopper will continue its flight to Upper Mustang from Jomsom, which will take about 30 minutes. As you soar over the rough landscapes, you’ll see dry desert-like terrain, steep gorges, and ancient cave homes. You’ll get the opportunity to explore the old walled city of Lo Manthang after landing in the Upper Mustang. You can visit monasteries and palaces and learn about Tibetan Buddhist culture and architecture. After exploring Lo Manthang, board the helicopter for the ride back to Pokhara. The return flight provides another opportunity to take in the stunning vistas of the Himalayas and the gorgeous landscapes.


Early morning, our representative will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport. So, you wake up and get ready for the trip. We will provide a private vehicle as per the number of your group member.

Your tickets and documents will be checked by the airport official when you check in at Pokhara. So, always keep it in your hand.

The scenic flight begins from Pokhara to Jomsom which takes approximately 20 minutes. During the flight, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges.

Land in Jomsom and take a short break to refuel. After refueling prepare for the next leg of the journey.

From Jomsom, the helicopter will continue the journey to Upper Mustang which takes about 30 minutes. As you fly over the rugged landscapes, you’ll get a glimpse of the barren desert-like terrain, deep canyons, and ancient cave dwellings.

After landing in Upper Mustang, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang. You can visit monasteries, and palaces, and experience the unique Tibetan Buddhist culture and architecture.

After exploring Lo Manthang, you’ll board the helicopter for the return flight to Pokhara. The flight back offers another chance to enjoy the magnificent views of the Himalayas and the beautiful landscapes. As you land at Pokhara, you’ll transfer to your respective hotel.


Essential Info:

Best season for Upper Mustang Helicopter tour


The weather in Upper Mustang is mild and pleasant during the spring. The temperatures begin to climb, and the days get longer, providing for more time for exploration. The sceneries are lush and vivid with blossoming flowers, making it an attractive time to visit. The skies are frequently clean, allowing for good visibility and stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains on helicopter tours.


Autumn is the busiest season for tourists in Nepal, including the Upper Mustang region. The weather is dry, calm, and clear, making helicopter tours an excellent choice. The sky is frequently clear, providing breathtaking vistas of the Himalayan ranges. The temperatures are pleasant during the day, and the foliage becomes golden, producing a beautiful scene.

Both the spring and autumn seasons offer distinct advantages for the Upper Mustang helicopter trip. It’s important to remember that the weather and temperature can still change, so verify the exact forecast and conditions for the time of your visit. Furthermore, Upper Mustang is a high-altitude region, and temperatures can drop dramatically, especially in the early mornings and evenings, so take adequate warm clothing regardless of the season.

Take-off point= Pokhara Airport

Landing point= Upper- Mustang


Group size= 1-5 people

Price of Lo-Manthang Helicopter Tour from Pokhara

Group Size  Price
4 pax USD 500 per person
3 pax USD 667 per person
2 pax USD 1000 per person
1 pax USD 2000 per person


Helicopter Model

  • 9N ANA (AS350B3e)
    • AIRBUS H 125/AS350B3e (call sigh: 9N AMT)
    • AS350B3e (H-125) Airbus helicopter
    • AIRBUS H125
    • BELL 407GXP
  • AIRBUS H125 (9N ANL)


  • Sunglasses
  • Clothes (according to weather)
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Cozy and Windproof pant
  • Windproof and down jacket
  • Camera (to take pictures)

Safety Guidelines

Weather condition: Weather plays a significant role in helicopter operations. We always check the weather forecasts and ensure that flying conditions are suitable. Helicopter tours may be canceled or rescheduled due to adverse weather.

Provide Enough Space for Landing: When taking the helicopter down from the air, make sure there is sufficient space for landing. Keep a safe distance from the chopper and its rotor blades and avoid rushing.

Proper gear: Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the Helicopter tour. Dress in layers to adapt to changing weather conditions. Don’t forget to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat to protect yourself from the sun’s rays at higher altitudes.

Weight and balance: Helicopters have weight limitations, so follow the operator’s guidelines regarding luggage and personal weight restrictions. Ensure proper weight distribution to maintain the helicopter’s balance.

Pre-briefing from Pilot: Your pilot will provide you with important details about the rules and regulations guiding safety. Observe the briefing closely and follow the instructions given.

Entering the Helicopter from the Front: To provide the pilot with a clear view of your presence, always approach the helicopter from the front while getting in or out. It also improves general safety because visibility is maintained.

Follow the Pilot’s Signal: Before getting in or out of the aircraft, pay attention to the pilot’s signal or instructions. This reduces any potential dangers while ensuring that the necessary requirements are met.

Keep a Low Crouch: When the helicopter is nearby, keep a low crouch as you walk. This position aids in lowering the possibility of suffering an injury from potential threats like rotor blades.

Be Aware of Your Headgear: Avoid wearing any hats or caps that hang above your eye level. Loose objects can be easily blown away by the helicopter’s powerful airflow. Avoid attempting to find your headgear if it is missing.


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