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Upper Mustang Heli Tour

Upper Mustang Heli-Tour
Upper Mustang Heli Tour is quickest tour to the forbidden Kingdom of Mustang located closer to the Tibetan border. The chartered helicopter flies over the natural wonder of Nepal, the Pokhara Valley and way past the popular Annapurna massifs. Mustang is located towards the northern section of the Annapurna region starting from Kagbeni. The landscape of Mustang is similar to the Tibetan plateau being on the border of Tibet. The lifestyles of the people in Mustang also highly resembles to those of the Tibetans. Lo-Manthang is the kingdom of Mustang and is an age-old walled city.
 
The tour begins with driving to the domestic airport in Kathmandu and flies onboard a chartered helicopter towards the magical land of Upper Mustang. Coming closer to Upper Mustang, witness majestic views of the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Upon landing at Lo-Manthang, you will spent some time here capturing the magical moments and visit some of the ancient monasteries. It’s a different world inside this walled city with finely carved wooden pillars, images of Buddhist deities, giant lookout towers. Afterwards, fly back to Kathmandu witnessing spectacular aerial view of the Kathmandu Valley.

Trip Highlights

  • Witness majestic mountain panorama of snow-capped peaks like Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri & others
  • Explore Lo-Manthang, the ancient walled city with thousand year’s old monasteries
  • Enjoy scenic helicopter flight starting from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Jomsom, Kagbeni & Lo-Manthang
  • Discover culture & traditions of the people of Lo-Manthang similar to the Tibetans
  • Visit Pokhara, the natural wonder & Jomsom, the windswept town en-route the flight 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lo-Manthang, Upper Mustang then fly back to Kathmandu

What is Included

  • Airport transfer as per the itinerary.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Jomsom – Lo Manthang – Kathmandu by Charter Helicopter.
  • Domestic airport departure tax.
  • Upper Mustang special permit USD 500.00 per person.
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area trek Permit) fee.
  • All government taxes, VAT and office service charge.

What is Not Included

  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips
     

Day 01 : Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lo-Manthang, Upper Mustang then fly back to Kathmandu

Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara & fly to Jomsom. Then fly again to the walled city of Lo-Manthang in the Upper Mustang region. Explore around and visit monasteries in Lo-Manthang then fly to Kathmandu and transfer back to your hotel. (5 hours)

Tour Availability
We operate Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour privately daily so that you don’t have to confront with other people who might have different interests or attitudes.
 
Vehicle
We use comfortable car/mini-van for the transfers to/from hotel to airport and back. (For up to 2 people, car is provided and mini-van is for the group 3 & above)
 
Tour duration
The tour duration is 5 hours (Approx.)
 
Clothing
Clothing varies with the type of tour and season. It’s warm in Kathmandu from April to October-end and from November to March-end, days are usually warm but evening colder. Summer clothes are okay during the day time but the evening requires a light jackets. Winter is from December till February so bring along sufficient winter wears like jackets, sweaters, trousers etc. Or you can purchase clothes of your choice in Kathmandu clothing stores too.

How to Enter Nepal?
In order to fly directly to Nepal from your home country, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. TIA has direct air link with Osaka, Shanghai, London, Frankfurt, Hongkong, Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Dubai, Bombay and Calcutta. Lufthansa, Royal Nepal Airlines (RNAC), Air India, Singapore Airlines, Thai are the airlines that carry most of the foreign travelers into Kathmandu; and if you buy tickets from any other airlines, you will probably connect with one of these airlines for the final leg of your flight.

Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?
All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.

What do I need to get my visa?
You need a valid passport, two passport size photos and US$ in cash.

Where do I apply to get my visa?
The best way to apply for visa is from the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your home country. The other choice is to get it from Immigration office at the entry points of Nepal.

What if I decided to stay more than 60 days in Nepal? Where and what should I do to extend my Tourist Visa?
There’s no problem in it. The Immigration Department of Kathmandu or Pokhara can extend the visa for another 30 days and the charge for this is US$ 50. Indeed the visa can be extended for a total of 120 days, an additional 30 days visa may be granted on reasonable grounds from the Immigration Office. Nevertheless, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal under tourist-visa for more than 150 cumulative days.

When is the best time to travel in Nepal?
The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and February to May.

What is the national language of Nepal?
Nepal’s national language is called Nepali. It is written in Devnagri Script. This script is the same as the one used in Hindi language – the national language of India. There are more than 72 different spoken languages in Nepal. It is also official language of Nepal.

What’s the common form of greeting in Nepal?
It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5 to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you? I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.

What should I wear?
Light, loose garments are recommended in spring (March, April and May) and summer (june, July, August), while woolens and jackets or similar warm clothing’s are required from November to February.

What is the currency of Nepal?
Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee (Rs) or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is written NRS or RS. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees. Coin hasn’t been popular in Nepal and hence is almost always ignored in business. The coins of the following denominations can be found: 1 paisa, 5 paisa, 10 paisa, 50 paisa and 1 Rs, 2 Rs, and 5 Rs. It is recommended that you travel with smaller notes in less populated areas, while large notes are easily accepted elsewhere.

Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?
Yes, in Kathmandu and Pokhara. International credit cards (Master Card, Visa Card etc) are also accepted in all leading hotels, shopping centers, bars and restaurants in Nepal.

Will my Cell phone (mobile phone) work in Nepal?
Please, Contact your service provider and check if Nepal country is included in their `Global roaming’ package. Please note, not all parts of Nepal are covered by the GSM Network in Nepal.

What health precautions need to be taken?
Make sure to use only boiled or bottled water and avoid raw vegetables and fruits as far as possible until you get assured.

What is the time difference in Nepal?
Nepal time is GMT plus 5 hours 45 minutes.

Important Note

If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal

Duration: 01 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Easy

Best Season: All year round

Activities: Flight over the Himalayas, Lo-Manthang (Upper Mustang) visit

Max. Altitude: 3,700 meters (Lo-Manthang)

Transportation: Private vehicles & Heli-flight

Trip Type: Helicopter Tour

Group Size: 1-4 Person per chopper

Departure: Daily

Starts/Ends: Kathmandu

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