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Muktinath Heli Tour

INP03
Activity
Tour
Trip Destination
Nepal
Trip Location
Pilgrimage Tour
Trip Basis
B & B
Trip Grade
Easy
Total Trip
1-5

Muktinath is venerated sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists. It is situated at an altitude 3710 meters (12,172 feet) at base of the Thorong la mountain pass. Hindus call the site Mukti Kshetra, which literally means the "place of salvation" and it is one of the most ancient temples of the God Vishnu and the Vaishnava tradition in Nepal. The shrine is considered to be one of the eight sacred places known as Svayam Vyakta Ksetras (the other seven being Srirangam, Srimushnam, Tirupati, Naimisharanya, Totadri, Pushkar and Badrinath), as well as one of the 108 Divya Desam, or holy places of worship of Lord Vishnu. Additionally, it is also one of the 51 Shakti Pitha goddess sites.

Buddhists call Muktinath Chumming Gyatsa, which in Tibetan means 'Hundred Waters'. According to Tibetan Buddhism Chumig Gyatsa is a sacred place of the Dakinis goddesses known as Sky Dancers, and also one of the 24 celebrated Tantric places. Additionally, the site is believed to be a manifestation of Avalokitesvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and Virtue. The Tibetan Buddhist tradition states that Guru Rimpoche, also known as Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism, meditated here on his way to Tibet.

Day 1: Arrival and leisure

Day 2: Helicopter ride to Muktinath

Day 3: Kathmandu: Boudhnath/ Pashupatinath/ Shymabhu

Day 4: Final departure

 

 

 

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu:

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Adventure advisor representative will pick you from the Airport and then take you to the hotel. Your tour guide will invite you to welcome dinner in the hotel or in a nearby restaurant - a good opportunity to get to know and discuss the activities of the following days.

Overnight in Kathmandu

Meal plan: (-/-/D)

 

Day 2: Muktinath: Chartered Helicopter

Early in the morning after breakfast, transfer to Domestic airport and fly to Muktinath. Helicopter lands at Ranipauwa and from there we should walk ascending for 30 minutes to reach the temple. Alternatively we can use horses or motorbikes to reach the temple ( It saves the time for Temple visit).  Muktinath (God of Salvation),one of the famous pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhist located at tha base of Khatang Kang in Baraha Gaun. It is built in Pagoda style representing the combination of Hinduism and Buddhism and devoted to Lord Bishnu. It is a belief that to bath in the water here provides salvation after death. The place is equally important to Buddhist as the great sage Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) meditated at this place. Ater visiting Muktinath temple we will come back to Ranipauwa and fly back to Kathmandu.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meal plan: (B/-/-)

*** Important notice for Helicopter tour/ Please see our Description for details.  

 

Day 3: Kathmandu: Boudhnath/ Pashupatinath/ Shymabhu

After breakfast, we will start our day from the trip to Pashupatinath temple. Pashupatinath temple is a famous and scared Hindu temple complex that is located on the banks of the Bagmati river. The area of Pashupatinath encompasses 264 hectares of land including 518 temples and monuments. After worshipping Pashupatinath we will visit Boudhanath. The Buddhist stupa of Boudha Stupa dominates the skyline; it is one of the largest and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. The Stupa of Bauddhanath is believed to have the remains of Kassapa Buddha. It has different names in different languages. After lunch we will move towards Shyambhu nath also known as Monkey temple. The local stupa is considered the largest Sanctuary of the New Aryan Buddhists and rises on a promising hill above the Kathmandu Valley. You can have a nice view of Kathmandu valley for the top. 

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meal Plan: (B/-/-)

 

Day 4: Final departure

After breakfast, our representative will transfer you to the Airport.

Mean plan: (B/-/-)

*** Important notice for Helicopter tour

  • Helicpoter tour can be operated by Kathmandu and Pokhera.
  • The flying duration from Kathmandu to Muktinath is approx 1:30 minutes  and from Pokhara to Muktinath is approx 45 minutes.
  • Helicopter will land 30 minutes walking distance from Main Shrine in place called Ranipauwa. After landing either you can trek ascending toward's Temple or alternatively you can use Motorcycle to reach the temple.
  • We use six seater helicopter for the normal tour. Special package can be designed upon your request.

 

Access/Permits required for Muktinath:

Muktinath temple lies in conservation and trekking zone. So, travellers must have 2 permits to enter in this area: ACAP (Annapurna conservation area project permit) & TIMS (Trekker’s information management system permits).

 

Recommended seasons:

Although tour to Muktinath can be done for whole year, however September- November is considered as the best time to visit Muktinath. In these months, the view is often clear, the landscape is green after the previous monsoon rains.If you cannot make between September- November then March- May will be favorable for the trip. The rhododendron flower starts in March. Distant views are clear in the morning, but may be clouded by the haze during the day but one can have memorable journey to Muktinath. Most rainfall occurs between June-August and the road will be tough. December- February is a winter season, so travellers can expect snow covered areas during the trip.

 

 

If you are looking for alternative tour packages at Muktinath: we have following packages:

Muktinath tour

Muktinath Short tour

 

Package includes:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Helicopter charter cost to Kathmandu- Muktinath- Kathmandu
  • All land transfers in private vehicle
  • Accommodation during the trip
  • Meals as per Itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide
  • ACAP and TIMS permit
  • Welcome dinner in hotel or in chosen restaurant
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

 

Packages exclude:

  •  Personal expenses
  •  Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  •  Travel insurance
  •  International flights
  •  Tips and gratuities
  •  Extra night accommodation because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) other than the scheduled itinerary
  • Extra meals other than mentioned in the Itinerary 





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