Upper Mustang Heli Tour, is one of the most unique ways of observing the huge dry, and picturesque country. Upper Mustang due to its close border with Tibet, the landscapes are almost similar. An extension of the Far South West of the Tibetan Plateau, this is why the land is arid with windswept terrain.
Upper Mustang at one time remained a forbidden country, well hidden from the rest of the world and civilization. Then it was opened for outside visitors in 1992 but remains the restricted areas of Nepal. Where all travelers require a special permit to enter Upper Mustang and Lo-Manthang the walled kingdom.
The history of the Upper Mustang dates back to the 15th century, the first king Ame Pal. Established the walled kingdom and fortress of Lo Manthang as well the four-storied palace in 1440 AD. After separating from South West Tibet and forming his own country and kingdom of Upper Mustang. Then it was also under the influence of Jumla of Far West Nepal around the 16th to 18th Century.
Upper Mustang from past centuries to the present an important Trans Himalaya Salt Trade Route between Nepal and Tibet. One of the most interesting countries around the Himalayas it is purely a country of wilderness. But retains its past glories of the ancient traditional way of life similar to Tibetan heritage cultures and customs.
Upper Mustang is the most beautiful country of moonscapes and a paradise and a favorite destination for photographers and adventurers.
The Heli Tour to Upper Mustang lands amidst the former walled kingdom of Lo Manthang. Where travelers can observe the age-old cultures and its famous monasteries of great religious and historical interest. A great way to experience the hidden treasures around Lo Manthang takes you back into the medieval time era.
Upper Mustang Heli Tour starts and ends at beautiful, scenic Pokhara, a city blessed with natural wonders. Located in the close shadow of the massif Annapurna Himalayas and with serene lakes, surrounded by tiers of rolling green hills.
The Heli flight takes high above and through the massive mountain range of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayas. Flying past the town of Jomsom towards dry areas of Upper Mustang with amazing wide canyon and eroded red-brown cliffs. Then landing within the former walled kingdom at Lo-Manthang, having time to explore and catch glimpse of the local impressive cultures. As well as visiting important places of great interest in traditional heritage and then flying back to Pokhara. After a sweeping and exciting experience with wonderful memories of the Upper Mustang Heli Tour.
Short Tour Profile:
Tour Grade: Leisure with short moderate walks.
Tour Areas: Far North West around Mustang region.
Activities: Scenic flight, short walks to explore exciting cultures.
Tour duration: Minimum of 02 to Maximum of 03 hours with stops.
Maximum Height: On landing at Lo-Manthang 3,840 m /12, 598 feet.
Type of Helicopter: AS 350 B series of helicopters of Euro-Copter, France
popular world-wide and Ecureuil model or similar types.
Stops and Landing: At Lo-Manthang and Jomsom for refreshment.
Maximum Seating: 4-5 passengers with spacious wide seating beside pilot.
Best Seasons for Upper Mustang Heli Tour:
The best time for Upper Mustang Heli Tour is from April to June with September and October. Which are late spring with summer and autumn seasons. During this time, visitors get to witness the great landscape in relatively warmer weather. This will also allow visitors to take up tours and enjoy the scenic picturesque scenery of amazing Mustang landscapes.
The monsoon wet clouds are least affected around Mustang, as the massif, Himalayan Mountain forms the barrier. The country with less precipitation and is dry, with minimum rainfall, than in other southern parts of the Himalayan hills.
Upper Mustang like Tibet falls within rain shadow, and much dry during the whole year, except for occasional snowfalls.
We also organize Heli Tour to Muktinath Temple and Damodar Kund, besides Upper Mustang Heli Tour. As well contact us for other destinations around Nepal Himalayas, as well for Tije Festival of Lo Manthang.