Upper Mustang Trek Heli Fly Out

Nepal Pyramids Trekking & Climbing
Upper Mustang Trek Heli Fly Out
At a Glance
  • Duration12 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Places to Visit Upper Mustang
  • Max Altitude 3,800m/12,467ft.
  • Group Size 2-15
  • Starts Jomsom
  • Ends Pokhara
  • Activity Trekking/Heli Fly Out
  • Best Season Spring/Monsoon/Autumn

Upper Mustang Trek Heli Fly Out Trip Highlights 

  • Fly to Pokhara, the Lake City, and enjoy the magnificence of the Phewa Lake and the Annapurna Massif as the backdrop.
  • Enjoy the most Thrilling mountain flight to the Airport of Jomsom that flies through the Kali Gandaki Gorge - THE WORLDS DEEPEST GORGE.
  • Opportunity to explore the "Hidden Kingdom" of Mustang, the ancient monasteries, and unique Tibetan-style villages, and interact with the local Lo people, who have preserved their culture and traditions.
  • A stunning and surreal landscape, with barren canyons, eroded cliffs, and striking rock formations. The red and ochre cliffs contrast with the bright blue skies, creating a truly unique and photogenic setting.
  • Explore the capital of Upper Mustang, Lo-Manthang, which is a walled city with narrow alleys, ancient monasteries, and a royal palace. It's like stepping back in time and offers a glimpse into the region's history.
  • Upper Mustang is home to some of the most significant and well-preserved monasteries in the Himalayas. The Ghar Gompa, Luri Gompa, and Jhong Cave Monastery are among the must-visit sites.
  • Stunning mountain views, including Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri ranges, as well as the distinctive landscapes they create.
  • Unique Teahouses experience from those in other trekking regions of Nepal. They offer a glimpse into the traditional lifestyle of the local people.


Flying Helicopters to the restricted area of the Upper Mustang requires special permits. The Helicopter personnel are to exhibit this special permit at JOMSOM, the Administrative center of Mustang. After certain inspections when they are permitted to fly to Upper Mustang - for security purposes, the Helicopter is to take one of the Police personnel to Mustang for reporting and again get him back to Jomsom. All this requires a certain time frame which might cause time setbacks as compared to the time provided by your leader. However, your group leader will always be in touch with the pilots and will update you on any situations that may arise out of time delays, weather, or any natural circumstances.

The Upper Mustang Trek with a helicopter fly-out is a journey into the mystical and culturally rich heart of Nepal, providing a unique trekking experience that combines natural beauty, unique cultural experience, and the convenience of a helicopter ride to conclude your adventure.

Upper Mustang Trek Heli Fly Out takes you to one of the most amazing valleys hidden behind the soaring snowy range of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Upper Mustang, the Lost Tibetan Kingdom, and the desert of Nepal are really fascinating, unlike any other trekking destination in Nepal. This 12-day trip gives you the most beautiful experience among the wind-eroded canyons, very untouched settings, and Tibetan Buddhism culture.

This ancient kingdom of Mustang was opened to the outside world only in 1992. It still remainsthe Forbidden City and needs a Special Trekking Permit from the immigration that costs USD $500 per person for 10 Days. 10 Days are the minimum number of days a permit is issued and will be charged USD $50 per person per day for further extension.

This 12-day Upper Mustang Trek Heli Fly Out is an epic journey to the most exclusive Upper Mustang and its timeless traditions. It holds a remarkable contrast with vast and barren Tibetan landscapes, ancient cliff-hanging monasteries, and native settlements with lush buckwheat fields. Upper Mustang is a source of the wildest river Kali Gandaki, also known as the world's deepest gorge. Furthermore, Mustang carries an abundant history and legends of Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as Guru Rimpoche, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism.

Upper Mustang Helicopter Trek Trip Summary:

We fly to Pokhara, the second home for the tourists where you have the opportunity to reward yourself with ample sporty activities. Next, we have a stirring experience of flying through the world’s deepest gorge in a small plane to get the Jomsom which is situated at the height of 2700 m. We will walk the valley of Kali Gandaki to get to Kagbeni, another ancient settlement situated at the confluence. Soon we enter into the restricted area of Upper Mustang and trek through the most enchanting trail to the village of Chaile.

Gradually we get to the very untouched settlement of Tsarang with ample ancient Chortens and a maze-like village setting. By this time anyone would comprehend the glamour of traveling to upper Mustang. Eventually, we get to Lo Manthang, the capital of Upper Mustang. This walled city is special and unique on its own. Every year around the month of May and August the locals of Lo celebrates the most prominent festival called the Tiji festival. Thousands of trekkers from around the world including the locals' tourists come to witness this famous festival.

The next day flying back in a Helicopter through the gorge of Kali Gandaki to Pokhara is a breathtaking experience. Besides the aerial view of the Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang, you get to see the entire Annapurna massif soaring high up in the sky. Next flying back to Pokhara through the deepest gorge with the view of two world's highest mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri is another attraction.

If you are looking for other exquisite Upper Mustang Packages, we also offer Upper Mustang Trek, Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek, Upper Mustang Circuit, and Upper Mustang Jeep Safari.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu Airport (1400 m/4,593 feet) Transfer to the Hotel
  • Day 02:Fly to Pokhara (820 m/2690 feet) / Stay at Hotel.
  • Day 03:Fly to Jomsom (2720 m/8,923 feet) and trek to Kagbeni (2810,m/ 9,219 feet)
  • Day 04:Trek to Chele (3050 m/10,006 feet) - ENTER INTO THE RESTRICTED AREA OF UPPER MUSTANG
  • Day 05:Trek to Syangboche (3800 m/12,467 feet)
  • Day 06:Trek to Ghami (3520 m/11,548 feet)
  • Day 07:Trek to Tsarang Village (3560 m/11,679 feet)
  • Day 08:Trek to Lo Manthang (3800 m/12,467 feet) - The Ancient Walled City
  • Day 09:Rest day at Lo Manthang / Side Excursions.
  • Day 10:Chartered Helicopter to Pokhara - Hotel Accommodation at Pokhara
  • Day 11:Fly to Kathmandu in a Regular Flight
  • Day 12:Departure Day - Transfer to the International Airport

Upper Mustang Trek Heli Fly Out Detailed Itinerary

You will be received by your Trek Leader at Kathmandu International Airport and he will transfer you to the Hotel. You will be scheduled for Trek briefing and equipment distribution by your leader probably around afternoon. You will be directed to the traditional authentic Nepal kitchen for the welcome dinner.


  • Pick up from the international airport.
  • It’s quite remarkable to see the lively activities around while driving to the hotel.
  • Transfer to the hotel by your Group Leader.
  • Arriving early gives you ample opportunity to explore the bustling town of Thamel.
  • Trek briefing and equipment distribution in the afternoon.
  • Welcome dinner and get to know each other.

PLEASE NOTE: As per Nepal Government regulations, to access restricted mountain areas like Upper Mustang, we require your original passport and passport-sized photos to swiftly secure the Special Trekking Permit. This document must be temporarily submitted to the Nepal Immigration Department. It is a golden ticket to unseen vistas and untouched valleys away from the maddening crowd. So, we will be collecting these documents upon your arrival at the hotel.

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Transport: Airport Pickup

Early flight to the Lake City of Pokhara, the second biggest city and the paradise city of the trekkers. You will have ample time to explore the Lake City. There is much to do in Pokhara including shopping, paragliding, zip-lining, bungee jumping and many more.


  • Pokhara (820 m), the second biggest city also very popularly known as the second home of the tourists is the land of extravagant beauty is very exciting.
  • The beautiful Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the Himalayas mounting at the backdrop create an atmosphere of peace and delight.
  • Being in Pokhara unlike Kathmandu will definitely add more excitement to your anticipation
  • Altitude: 820 m/2690 feet
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Distance: 200km
  • Transport: Domestic Flight

We will wake up quite early this morning to catch a flight to Jomsom, the district headquarters of Mustang. This short flight takes you through the world's deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge with the glorious view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri is exceptional.


  • 20 minutes breathtaking flight to the windy valley of Jomsom is unbelievable.
  • Great view with dozens of Himalayan giants poking into the sky.
  • Witness the Kali Gandaki River which dates back to 80 million old flowing from the Tibetan Plateau.
  • After morning tea walk to Kagbeni, the gateway of Upper Mustang through the ancient salt trade trail is unique.
  • Easy walk, lunch at Kagbeni itself – and after lunch excursion around the antique village of Kagbeni which is not to be missed.
  • Altitude: 2810,m/ 9,219 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 10.5km

Having completed the permit formalities today we enter the restricted area of Upper Mustang. As said to be the desert of Nepal the valley widens with barren and arid surroundings with green villages in the middle that appear more like a mirage which is simply incredible.


  • Walking on the extended trail with Kagbeni and Nilgiri mountain as the backdrop is dazzling.
  • Witness the different parts of the world, the land of ammonites (pre-historic stone) with striking views.
  • The stretch of Kali Gandaki river bed gives u the ancient history of its existence.
  • The dramatic setting of the landscape with canyons and wind-eroded hills is phenomenal.
  • Lunch at Tangbe or Chhusang, another ancient village.
  • Chele is a small beautiful settlement from where u can overlook the valley with its picturesque setting.
  • Altitude: 3050 m/10,006 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 6/7 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 15.3km

Today's walk is more into undulating trails with a couple of steep climbs and descents. Despite the 6-hour walk, the tremendous canyons with their unusual color that opens out are extraordinary. In this bizarre the farming fields with rich red buckwheat and brilliant green and the south view offering you a panorama of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Tilicho Peak, and YakawaKang add up to its magnificence.


  • The initial steep walk through the hill-cut trail in one of these tremendous canyons is remarkable.
  • You would witness the sky caves which date back more than 3000 years that were used as human settlements, burial chambers, and now lama hermit retreats.
  • Lunch at the small settlement of Bhena which is now a jeep station but with fabulous scenic beauty.
  • Climbing up to the pass before dropping down to Syangboche is remarkable for its unexpected views.
  • Syangboche is a small settlement deep into the valley but has a theatrical setting.
  • Altitude: 3800 m/12,467 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 6/7 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 11.5 km/7.1 miles

From Syangboche we climb gently to a small pass of 3800m/12,467ft with extraordinary views of mountains and deep valleys into the wind-eroded canyons. Today's walk is effortless with few short climbs in between but the beautiful scenery alongside would hardly allow us to realize the passing away of time and arrive at Ghami for lunch.


  • Endless colorful gullies to the north, east, and west which is outstanding.
  • South is still dominated by the soaring peaks of Nilgiri, Tilicho, and Annapurna.
  • After lunch free afternoon to explore Ghami, the ancient village with a time-honored monastery, Chortens, and Mani (prayer) walls.
  • Altitude: 3520 m/11,548 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 10 km/ 6.2 miles

This short trek to Tsarang takes us into the 'Land of Chortens". This trail marks the history and legend of the Indian saint Padmasambhava (750-810 AD), the founder of Tibetan Buddhism who created a fusion of Buddhism with the original Shamanistic religion of Tibet called Bon – whose influence upon the Indian Buddhism makes Tibetan Buddhism so fascinating.


  • Half an hour walk from Ghami we see the Longest ancient mani wall of Mustang.
  • The soaring red cliff to the west that tells you the legends of Padmasambhava is intriguing.
  • 4 hour's walk brings you to the fascinating big village of Tsarang just looks dramatic.
  • After lunch visit the ancient Monastery and the white palace of Tsarang which is their heritage.
  • Self-exploration around a maze like Tsarang is worth it.
  • Altitude: 3560 m/11,679 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 10.7 km/ 6.6 miles

Finally, we get to the plateau of Lo Monthang, the fabled walled city of Lo people and ‘The Capital city’ of Mustang. Lo Manthang contains about 150 houses and has some of the largest and finest Tibetan Buddhism gompas in Nepal. The city itself is absolutely fascinating place with four major ancient Monasteries which are impressive and an enormous 14th-century palace imposing 4-storey building in the center of the city.


  • Fascinating solitary ancient chorten in the middle of the road after an hour and a half walk from Tsarang.
  • The spectacular view of Lo Manthang, the valley of Thinkar, and Chhosar from the 4000 m pass of Lo-La.
  • View of varied historical ruined forts on the high hills is one of the highlights.
  • After lunch exploration into the legendary walled city of Lo.
  • Altitude: 3800 m/12,467 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Walking Hour: 5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 13 km/ 8 miles
Today we would do a jeep excursion to the ancient cave that has about 44 compartments and gives you the history of pre-historic human settlements. The Next attraction is the Nyphu cave monastery built in the high cliff wall that dates back to the 14th century
Highlights and Excursions:
  • After breakfast, your leader will organize a jeep for the Chhosar excursion.
What u see in Chhosar:
  • Nyphu Cave monastery was built into the side of a soaring cliff.
  • 2500 years Jhong Sky Cave has more than 44 compartments and gives us the pre-historic settlement of humans.
  • Altitude: 3800 m/12,467 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Tea House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 16 km/ 10 miles

After breakfast, we will take the Chartered Helicopter to Pokhara. Upper Mustang is a restricted area one police personnel for security reasons will accompany you to Mustang and while exiting from Upper Mustang as well. While flying from Lo-Manthang helicopters are compulsorily needed to land at Jomsom airport for security inspection. This is to say we will have some time in Jomsom airport first and then fly to Pokhara.


  • Flying from Lo-Manthang in a Heli is outstanding.
  • It is very exciting to witness the view of the Upper Mustang landscapes that appear in different colors.
  • Flying from Jomsom to Pokhara is yet another fascination.
  • The view of the two world's highest peaks, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri emerges with its magnificence.
  • Enjoy your time in the most beautiful Lake City of Pokhara.
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transport: Chartered Helicopter

Sensational flight back to the capital city of Kathmandu with the beautiful panoramic Mountain View to your left. In case of an early flight, you can explore the capital city that has so much to offer.


  • Morning flight to Kathmandu
  • Explore the Capital City of Kathmandu as per your requirements.
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transport: Domestic Flight

Depending on your flight schedule airport transportation will be provided. You will be accompanied by your leader to the airport.

  • Accommodation: Fly Back Home

Upper Mustang Trek Heli Fly Out Trip Detail Itinerary:



While trekking in the area of Upper Mustang the legends and ancient history unfolds before you with ample excursions into the ancient monasteries, ancient palaces, and the caves that give you the history of prehistoric settlements or the caves that are now used as burial chamber or a place for enlightenment. However, to explore these mysterious places the Mustang Authorities charge an entrance fee which is to be shouldered by the travelers. Travelers are also to bear the cost of any transportation facility used such as jeep or horses in any of distant side excursion.

What's Included
  • HELICOPTER: Charter Helicopter from LO-MANTHANG to POKHARA.
  • PICKUP AND DROPS: Airport pickup and drop facilities on both Domestic and International flights are included.
  • ACCOMMODATION: Twin Sharing - 3-Star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a Bed / Breakfast basis.
  • WELCOME DINNER: Welcome dinner in a typical traditional Nepali restaurant.
  • SIGHTSEEING: Half-day guided city sightseeing to two most sacred World Heritage Sites with a paid entrance fee.
  • TAXES: All Government and Local tax.
  • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS: Domestic flights from Kathmandu / Pokhara, Pokhara / Jomsom, and Pokhara / Kathmandu.
  • EQUIPMENT: Fundamental trekking gear like a sleeping bag with fleece liners, Primaloft jacket, Rain Poncho, Yak-Track, Trekking Poles, etc.
  • LODGING: Local Tea-house accommodation on a twin-sharing basis while trekking – A single supplement is provided on request OVER MINIMAL COST, however, depends solely on the availability.
  • DRINKING WATER: Properly boiled hot water for drinking is provided every evening and morning – so it’s wise to have bottles equivalent to 3 liters or bottles along with a Rehydration Bag (camel bag).
  • GLORIOUS FOOD: All Meals (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast with hot beverages) during the trek.
  • TREK LEADER: An accomplished Trekking Group Leader (Legitimate Guiding License Holder) and assistant guide.
  • STAFF INSURANCE & ALLOWANCES: All Ground Staff and their Allowances + their insurance.
  • SAFETY CONCERNS: An all-inclusive comprehensive medical kit on all trips.
  • COMPLIMENTARY TAKE AWAY: Take away the Nepal Pyramids duffel bag, T-shirt, Buff (multi-functional head-wear), and trekking Map.
What's Excluded
  • NEPAL VISA: A fee of $50 that is levied on a 30-day Nepali visa.
  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: The cost of all international flights.
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES: All personal expenses that may include Nepalese SIM card, internet, battery charging, hot shower, laundry, fizzy drinks, Alcohol, etc.
  • EMERGENCY: A medical examination of any kind, High Altitude Evacuation over any circumstances, Air Evacuation and Rescues.
  • DONATIONS: Donations of any kind.
  • STAFF TIPPING: Tipping is entirely a personal matter, however, it’s a trekking culture.
  • EXTRA NIGHTS: Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival or Late departure.
  • SANCTIONS: Permits or the letter of Authorization that is required for special Filming, big Drones, and Filming Cameras.
  • INSURANCE: All-inclusive Travel or medical insurance is a must.
  • EXTRA PORTER: Over request Extra Porter or Assistant is provided that may include the cost of $25 per day.
  • OPTIONAL TOURS: Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.
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