Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour

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Trip Duration

1 Day

Nature of Trip

Helicopter Tour

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Best Seasons

Mar-July, Sep-Dec






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Trip Highlights of Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour

  •  1 Day Upper Mustang helicopter tour flies through the unspoiled and ancient valley
  • Superb views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs.
  •  Heli tour to the forbidden kingdom of Lo-Mangthang
  • Trip over the cave-like settlements in Lo-Mangthang.
  • We operate an Upper Mustang helicopter tour even though in TIJI festival.

Overview of Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour

The Upper Mustang helicopter tour is forbidden Himalayan kingdom of the restricted area of the Annapurna Conservation area of Nepal. The tour starts to take off and land from Kathmandu and Pokhara only.

However, it has a uniquely structured and culturally rich region in western Nepal. The local culture and lifestyle are similar to the Tibetans. It is an ancient valley generally regarded as untouched and culturally preserved.

Lo-Manthang is the capital city of the Himalayan Forbidden Kingdom. Due to its remote location, the Upper Mustang helicopter tour becomes fruitful for exploring the Forbidden Valley. We are the local helicopter service provider in Nepal. We provide you with a detailed cost, itinerary, and information for 2024 and 2025.

Similarly, We have two other options to go to Upper Mustang from Kathmandu.

1=Upper Mustang tour by Jeep.

2=Upper Mustang Trekking 

Hiking  WhatsApp us at +977-9851033819 or email us for more information regarding the trip.

Mustang Helicopter Tour opened for foreigners in 1992 A.D.; It covers several popular trekking routes: Jomsom Muktinath, Damodar Kunda; the stunning views of Kali Gandaki River, and its gaps along with the scattered ethnic settlements by the river.

The Heli tour offers the snow-peaked mountain views of Mount Annapurna Himalaya, Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Manaslu range, and Tukuche Peaks.

Mustang helicopter tour is a deserted landscape of Nepal with cave-like settlements. People believe in Buddhism; there are several oldest monasteries.

Most were made in the 11th century. A short interaction with our guide provided adequate information about their ancient history and traditions. Mani walls, Chhortens, and prayer flags made the trip exciting and cultural.

Boundless Adventure welcomes you for the Upper Mustang Helicopter tour package in the hidden and untouched valley of Upper Mustang. It is scenic and productive for time-limited travelers to explore this ancient valley.

Consider us for the dedicated service. Please feel free to contact us for more information regarding the trip.

Booking section for Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour

Boundless Adventure is a local tour and trekking operator based in Kathmandu, Nepal. You can book an Upper Mustang Helicopter tour through the city office in Kathmandu. Here are their contact details.

  • Boundless Adventure Pvt. Ltd.
  • Paknajol Marga, Thamel
  •  info@boundlessadventure.com
  •  boundlesstrek@gmail.com
  • Phone:+977 1 4701884, +977 1 4701885
  • Mobile: +977 9851033819
  • WhatsApp+977 9851033819

Best helicopter tour season

Nepal has two different upper Mustang helicopter tour seasons. You may book your tour according to your Holidays. But, the upper Mustang requires double permits, which means you must have a minimum of two persons every season to trek or to get permits. It also requires the Annapurna Conservation permits. The best time starts from March to July and September to December.

Itinerary of Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour

Boundless Adventure arranges a helicopter tour of Upper Mustang from Kathmandu and Pokhara. But we have listed the itinerary from Kathmandu only. If you want to go to Upper Mustang from Pokhara, please let us know to customize or change the itinerary. Similarly, We suggest you go to Upper Mustang from Kathmandu because the helicopter base is mainly in Kathmandu.  Here is the following itinerary for the trip.


Day: 01 Pick up from international airport


15 minutes





Boundless Adventure always picks up from international airports by car or van. It would help if you let us know your arrival details, including the airline’s name.

You must follow a small Boundless Adventure board and your name at the arrival gate of the Tribhuvan International Airport of Nepal.

Arrival board of Boundless Adventure
Arrival board of Boundless Adventure Nepal

Day: 02 Kathmandu-Upper Mustang-Kathmandu


4 hours






  •  The morning flies from Kathmandu to Jomsom. Refueling and getting legend officer. ( Landing about 30 Minutes.)
  • Take off from Jomsom to Lo-Manthan, Landing up to 4 Hours in Lo-Mangthang
  • Take off from Lo-Mangthang and land at Jomsom. Refueling will take another 15 minutes.
  • Take off from Jomsom Airport to land at Pokhara or direct fly into Kathmandu.
Upper Mustang Helicopter tour
Upper Mustang landing Helicopter tour

Day: 03 Departure


20 minutes





Have a warm breakfast at your hotel in Kathmandu and depart for the international airport by car/van. The hotel’s Check-out time is 12:00 (Noon). If you have a late flight from Kathmandu, you may contact your hotel.

Airport of Kathmandu
Nepal Departure airport

What's Included?

  • Pick up and drop off by the car while you are in Kathmandu.
  • providing Mustang area permits from Kathmandu.
  • Provide you one legend officer.
  • Airport Tax in Kathmandu and Jomsom.
  • Ground Landing permits of Helicopter in Lo-Mangthang

What's Excluded?

  •  Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Cave and monastery entrance tickets.

Route Map

Route Map

Most Asked Questions by Travellers

Upper Mustang, a former kingdom, lies west of Kathmandu and borders Tibet. It is a forbidden kingdom of Nepal. However, It lies in the Dhaulagiri district of Nepal.

The distance from Kathmandu to Upper Mustang is about 462km by road. One can reach Upper Mustang by bus, jeep, and car via ground transportation. The distance from Kathmandu to Upper Mustang by air transportation or Helicopter is approximately 250km.

You can take a helicopter to Upper Mustang directly from Kathmandu. Boundless Adventure provides the latest helicopter model from Kathmandu. The helicopter tour is convenient and luxurious, allowing you to experience Upper Mustang’s beauty.

The Upper Mustang helicopter tour cost depends on various factors. Among different factors, group size dramatically impacts the price of a helicopter tour to the Upper Mustang. For the cost of the Upper Mustang, contact us via WhatsApp at +977 9851033819. We provide you with an exclusive group discount.

You can reach Upper Mustang through various means, including roadway and airway. For roadway, you can choose Jeep, Car, and bus. For the airway, you have the option of an airplane or Helicopter. Either way, you’ll have a unique experience of Nepal’s landscape.

It takes 1.5 hours to get to Upper Mustang by Helicopter from Kathmandu. You’ll take off from the domestic airport of Kathmandu, and a 30-minute scenic flight will take you to the walled city of  Pokhara and another  1 hour to get to Lo-Manthang in Upper Mustang.

April is the best month to visit Upper Mustang as the festival of Tiji occurs during that month. Travelers who visit Upper Mustang during April on the occasion of Tiji can experience the region’s unique culture. Nevertheless, you can see Upper Mustang every month of the year. However, we don’t suggest you during the monsoon session as the rainfall affects visibility during those months.

Upper Mustang requires a legendary officer to travel because the area is restricted, which is the hidden culture of ustang.  On the other hand, It is the Border of Tibet, especially for the security of the boundary.

The Upper Mustang is famous for its unique combination of culture, history, and natural beauty. Also, the desert-like landscape with treeless areas, mysterious history, various monasteries, and famous caves make the Upper Mustang famous. Furthermore, the Gurung and Thakali’s warm hospitality and unique culture are reasons for Upper Mustang’s famousness.

Yes, your helicopter lands at Lo-Mnathang, the capital of Upper Mustang. You’ll have a two-hour ground landing time to explore Lo Manthang, during which you’ll visit the royal palace and Buddhist culture.

You’ll land at Lo-Manathang, the walled city in the Upper Mustang. However, your helicopter flight completes with four landings. First, you’ll land at Jomsom to pick a legendary officer from Jomsom, and then it will land at Lo Manthang to explore the area for the second time. For the third time, the Helicopter again lands at Jomsom to drop off the legendary officer and refuel. In the last part, it lands at the domestic airport airport of Kathmandu.

The Helicopter’s ground landing time is two hours in Lomangthang. The Helicopter lands at Lo Manthang. Within two hours, you’ll experience the area’s local culture and explore the Royal Palace of Upper Mustang.

Yes, It is safe to travel Mustang by helicopter.  We guarantee your safety throughout your tour. For your safety purposes, we have hired an expert pilot. Also, we check the weather forecast before starting your tour so that you won’t have any problems during your tour.

Yes, every Helicopter has Oxygen. The Helicopter has a cylinder of oxygen gas for your safety and to reduce your risk of altitude sickness. Furthermore, you’ll have a headset to talk to each other on your Helicopter.

A maximum of four people can travel together on one Helicopter. The Helicopter has a seat for five people, but one seat is for a legendary officer from Jomsom. Thus, if there are more than five people in a group, let us know, and we’ll also manage two Helicopters.

Yes, you can land at Tcharang by then, but the cost will increase. We usually land at Lo-mangthang. You should decide before booking the trip.

Yes, permits for the Upper Mustang are mandatory. The necessary permits for the Upper Mustang are the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Restricted Area Permit (RAP). Boundless Adventure provides you with these permits without trouble.

The official language of Upper Mustang is Nepali. However, the locals speak Tibetan due to the local cultural and historical connection between Upper Mustang and Tibet.

Pre-monsoon (Spring) and post-monsoon (Autumn) are the best seasons for an Upper Mustang helicopter tour. The seasons are favorable for helicopter tours, with mild temperatures and clear skies providing the finest views. Winter is also favorable to those who want to experience snowfall, and views of the mountains during winter are excellent. However, we don’t suggest you travel in the monsoon season, as the heavy rainfall creates obstructions during your tour.

Unique landscape, culture, and mesmerizing views are the beauty of the Upper Mustang that attracts thousands of visitors each year. However, Deep gorges, desert-like landscapes, steep ridges, barren terrain, and towering rock formations add the allure of the Upper Mustang. The Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges on the backdrop of the Upper Mustang are other beauties of the area. Similarly, the hidden unique culture and history are the other significant beauty of the Upper Mustang.

Reviews on Upper Mustang Helicopter Tour


Based on 39 Reviews

Lourenço Gonçalves

Bird's Gaze tour to Upper Mustang.

I have participated in many treks and tours in Nepal, but the Upper Mustang helicopter tour is among the best I have ever experienced. As I have done many excursions and tours with Boundless Adventure, I also chose the same company for a helicopter tour of the Upper Mustang.

I came with my family for the tour and gave all responsibility to Mr.Dambar for our care, and he did it perfectly. With a bird’s gaze, we get to Jomsom within 30 minutes of flight; after Jomsom, flying over deep gorges, we landed at Lo Manthang. Ancient monasteries surrounded us as we set foot from a helicopter. Our guides explained each narrow alley. We all family enjoyed the tour. Thanks to the Boundless team, my favorite trek and tour partner in Nepal.

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Luisfernando Pérez

A Journey to Remember of Mustang

With my loved ones, the Upper Mustang Helicopter tour became a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It was a five-hour trek, but the memories we created on tour will remain forever. With an aerial view from the helicopter’s comfort seat of Mustang region, we landed at Lo Manthang.

Upon our landing, our guide takes us through ancient monasteries and caves. Four-hour landing went into a blink of eyes in the Lo Manthang. Visiting the Chosar cave was the highlight of the tour. On Lo Manthang’s visit, we felt pure spirituality. The rich cultural heritage and traditional way of life of the Lo Manthang added profound experience, making it much more than just a scenic helicopter ride— a highly recommended tour in Nepal’s Himalayas.

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Gabriel Tremblay

Epic Aerial Adventure in Mustang.

The helicopter tour of the Upper Mustang was a magnificent experience. Boundless Adventure organized everything well, and we felt cared for and valuable throughout the tour.

We were in the latest helicopter model with a skilled pilot who ensured our safety throughout our helicopter flight. From the moment we took off from the domestic airport of Kathmandu, we got to see the aerial perspective of Nepal’s unique landscape. Upon getting to Upper Mustang, the view of mountain peaks, deep valleys, and desert landscapes was breathtaking.

The unique geography of Upper Mustang, especially of Lo Manthang, was nothing sort of heaven. The Upper Mustang tour was our first helicopter tour in Nepal, but not the last. We have already pre-booked with Boundless Adventure for the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour in October and can’t wait to experience the majestic beauty of the Everest region.

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