Upper Mustang Heli Trek

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration13 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
  • Activities trekking & helicopter flight
  • Max. Altitude 3,730 M
  • Group Size Min 2 Person
  • Best Time March to May and Sept to Dec
  • Visit the ancient Kingdom of Lo Manthang
  • Trek along the Kali Gandali Valley, which is deepest gorge in the world
  • Explore ancient monasteries, Buddhist shrines and caves
  • Teahouses accommodation available along the entire trek
  • Full board meals and drinking water on trek
  • Special trekking permits and support crew
  • Cultural trek to Tibetan wall kingdom of Mustang
  • Majestic view of Himalayas: Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak , Thorong Peak, Nilgiri and many more peaks.
  • Fly over Mustang’s pristine valleys with the mountain ranges in the backdrop.
  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara followed by flight to Jomsom
  • Best price guaranteed

Upper Mustang Heli Trek blend both trekking journey and luxurious helicopter ride experience to presents a whole new perspective of the region. These trek takes you to one of amazing valley filled with the true combination of lifetime memories and natural beauty. Explore truly a hidden paradise of Nepal with very untouched setting and Tibetan Buddhism culture within 13 Days. You trek along the Jomsom, Kagbeni, Chhuksang, Samar, Geling, Tsarang and finally to Lo Manthang which are classical itinerary for Upper Mustang Trek. Through these, You will not miss a single sight and after exploration take helicopter flight back to Pokhara which provide you an opportunity to capture the special amazing aerial views.

Trek to Upper Mustang goes through the Jomsom in Lower Mustang, Annapurna region and gradually to Upper Mustang restricted area. The ancient kingdom was only open in 1992 for foreigners. Upper Mustang belongs to the restricted area of Nepal where special permit requires to visit. It had not been in touch with the rest of the country for many years. The Mustang trek is not particularly difficult as the the highest point reached being only 3,800 meters at Lo Manthang. Anyone with a moderate level of fitness can be able to complete this trail without any great experience.

Trek Route and Heli Flight Back

Upper Mustang Heli Trek commence in Kathmandu Valley followed by flight to Pokhara. We take a flight to Jomsom next day and officially begin our trekking journey. You will follow the famous Kali Gandaki Valley partly walking in the river bed itself. From Kagbeni the restricted area starts. With this, we shall continue heading to our next destination called Chhuksang. Along the trail get the Majestic view of Himalayas such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak , Thorong Peak, Nilgiri and many more peaks.

Followed by hike to different village, we will reach Lo Manthang village on day nine starting from Kathmandu. There is so much to see, do and discover in Lo Manthang. It is one of the best places with full of historical things, a walled city with around 150 houses. Inside this city, there are centuries-old mysterious caves and palaces. You will explore the Gompas including Ghar Gompa and Royal Palace. You will also get an opportunity to explore the Namgyal Monastery, whose interiors are painted with the images of the Buddha and his disciples. Next, we will head back to Pokhara via Private Helicopter flight.

Permits to Enter Upper Mustang

Upper Mustang Trek and Lo Manthang Helicopter Tour falls under the luxurious trip which is bit more expensive than other trekking. But, the view of the sparkling mountain, culture, ethnic lifestyle, mesmerized landscape, and Mustang’s pristine valleys worth the cost. All the trekkers willing to visit ancient Kingdom of Lo Manthang are require to purchase USD 500 per person special permits which is valid for 10 days. To stay longer, it will cost an additional USD 50 per day. In addition, each trekker needs to pay USD 20 for the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). With Aspiration Adventure all the permit and fees are included in the cost. We are one of those privileged companies that can not only get you a trekking permit, but also provide you with a knowledgeable experience guide who have been to these region several times.

Best Time to Visit Mustang

Upper Mustang can be visited throughout the year but, Spring and Autumn are the best seasons to visit Mustang. In these time weather and Temperature remain clear and favorable. Surprising this trek can also be done in Monsoon time. In May the Tiji Festival is held where, trekkers would also combine Upper Mustang Helicopter Trek with this traditional festival.

Easy Trek Booking Option

We know that before a trip like this you will understandably have a lot of questions and want to go through customization. If you require any further information regarding feel free to write us anytime. For Quick Information and Instant Booking Send us Inquiry, Please Call us at +977 9813665337 (Anjan) 24 hours available on WhatsApp, Viber or send us email. We are here for your assistance to fulfill your desire. It is unique trekking itinerary that offers amazing experience to Upper Mustang with Helicopter Flight Back. If you are looking for other Upper Mustang Packages, We offer 17 Days Upper Mustang Trek, Lower Mustang Trek, Upper Mustang Jeep Tour, and One Day Upper Mustang Flight.

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From the beginning of enquiry, you will have travel representive to talk thorugh email, phone call, social media or any desire medium who will give you an honest assessment of this trip and make sure to experienced difference. This personal service and warm welcome will also await at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu, Nepal where Aspiration Adventure representive will pick you and transferred to hotel. There will be a pre-trip meeting, so make sure to ask all the questions. You can take this opportunity to hire or buy any trekking equipment at market or explore the tourist colorful market Thamel Bazaar down Town. Excellent books and coffee shops, extensive markets, novelty and handicraft shops variation with fantastic centres of cultural and spiritual significance. In evening, there will be welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural performances which will introduce you to the country's food.

  • Meals:Welcome Dinner
  • Accommodation:4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

After Breakfast at Hotel, You will be transfer to domestic airport to catch flight to Pokhara. It is just 30 minutes flight rewarding experience of flying with the clouds with scenic Himalayas and tranquil lake. Upon arrival in Pokhara, transfer to Hotel.

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:4 Star Hotel in Pokhara

Early in the morning drive to Pokhara airport for flight to Jomosm airport. Flight are only operated in the morning from 6:30 till 11:00 am. After 15 minutes flight you will reach to Jomsom. In these 20 minutes breathtaking flight to the windy valley of Jomsom get the beautiful views of the hills and mountains. From Jomsom, we will trek to Kagbeni alongside Kali Gandaki. You will encounter with small monasteries and colorful Chortens. After 3 Hours walk, we reaches to Kagbeni (2,858 m/9,375 ft), which lies at the bank of two rivers. Overnight at Lodge in Kagbeni. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

  • Duration:3-4 hours trek
  • Max. Altitude:2810m/9216ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge in Kagbeni

After Breakfast, We begin our trek alongside the east bank of the Kali Gandaki Valley. Having completed the permit formalities today we enter the restricted area of Upper Mustang. Beginning the trek in the high valley trails takes us to a wide path whereby we can see a number of mules carrying goods. The gradual up and down trail have scenic picturesque place to stop through the sandy and windy trails. The first settlement that we see today is Tangbe village. From here we resume trek to Chhusang for about 2 hour admiring well-kept narrow alleys, traditional houses, apple trees, and fields. Overnight at lodge in Chuksang. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

  • Duration:4-5 hours trek
  • Max. Altitude:2900m/9512ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge in Chhuksang

After Breakfast, We follow the trail that goes through the banks of the Kali Gandaki River Crossing a suspension bridge and ascend on a steep trail to the Chele Village. Walking ahead, we will get beautiful views of the Nilgiri and Tilicho Peaks. From Chele, we walk enters to a small grassy basin before climbing up to Dajori La Pass at 3735 meters. The trail continues to climb up through the cliff to Samar pass and finally to Samar, beautiful village with ancient poplar trees surrounding it. It looks like greenery colorful. Overnight at Lodge in Samar. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

  • Duration:3-4 hours trek
  • Max. Altitude:3150m/10332ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge in Samar

After Breakfast, We begin our trek descending into a large ravine following the trail filled with juniper tress. After a walk we cross a stream then ascends steeply towards the Bhena La Pass. We will descend a little before climbing again to Yamda La. From here, we will get first view of Upper Mustang. Our trail descends before climbing to an enormous stupa and finally to the village of Geling. Overnight at lodge in Geling. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

  • Duration:5-6 hours trek
  • Max. Altitude:3510m/11513ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge in Geling

After Breakfast at lodge in Geling, We ascend gently through barley fields and pass Tama Gaon and a chorten on the way. We will climb towards the Nyi La Pass at 4,010 meters which offers the excellent views of the Musttang Landscape and Annapurna, Nilgiri range. We will then descend and join on a trail that leads us to Ghami. We will reach Ghami village at lunch time. There is option to hike around and explore the Japanese Hospital, primary school, longest Mani wall of the Mustang and many more. Overnight at lodge in Ghami. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

  • Duration:5-6 hours trek
  • Max. Altitude:3490m/11447ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge in Ghami

Today walk lead us to Tsarang, ‘Land of Chortens”. The trail is descent through a rough and bit slippery. We cross a suspension bridge over the Ghami Khola, and begin ascend towards Tsarang. The ancient monastery, white palace of Tsarang and red gompa are the highlights. After Lunch, you have option to explore around extensive gompas and library. Overnight at lodge in Tsarang. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

  • Duration:5-6 hours trek
  • Max. Altitude:3620m/11873ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge in Tsarang

After Early Breakfast, Explore around the red gompa and fortress. Nextly, We continue our trek to the capital of the Upper Mustang, Lo Manthang. The trail descend down to Tsarang Khola, we will cross a bridge over the river and climb up towards the Lo La pass. We get the clear views of northern Mustang and of Lo-Manthang. Descending down from here, we will reach the Lo Manthang. The town has only one entrance so we circumambulate the wall to the gate on the north east corner. After Lunch, explore the legendary walled city of Lo. Overnight at Lodge in Lo Manthang. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

  • Duration:3-4 hours trek
  • Max. Altitude:3730m/12234ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge in Lo-Manthang

Lo Manthang the capital city of Mustang that contains about 150 houses and finest Tibetan Buddhism gompas. Lo Manthang is a fascinating walled town of Upper Mustang where there are three major gompas to explore namely the Jhampa, the Thupchen and the Chhoeda. All of these gompas have undergone expert restoration over the last 20 years. We will also explore Gompas, ancient palaces, and few historical monuments. Overnight at lodge in Lo Manthang. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

  • Max. Altitude:3730m/12234ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge in Lo-Manthang

Today our trekking has come to end. After Breakfast, we will fly back to Pokhara on Chartered Helicopter. Helicopter flights begins at Lo Manthang and fly over the Mustang region where we get unique landscape remarkable views that that appears in different colors. Flying from Lo-Manthang helicopter land at Jomsom airport for security inspection and fueling. You will get some time to explore the around airport and then fly to Pokhara. Get the view of beautiful Lake and magnificence mountain view. Upon arrival at Pokhara Airport, transfer to Hotel. Spend the rest of the day boating in Phewa Lake, resting and strolling around the quaint streets of lakeside. Overnight at Luxury Hotel in Pokhara.

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:4 Star Hotel in Pokhara

After Breakfast, Short optional sightseeing of Pokhara with boating in Phewa Lake. Flights to Kathmandu offers magnificent views. On reaching Kathmandu transfer to hotel and spend the day at leisure or explore around. You can also walk around the city and do shopping for your loved ones and relatives. In the evening, there will be a Farewell Dinner hosted by Aspiration Adventure at one of the Nepali authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural show to celebrate the successful trekking.

  • Accommodation:4 Star Hotel in Pokhara

It's your last day in Nepal! Grab hygenic breakfast, then take last-minute shopping and explore around the market or relax at hotel in Kathmandu. You will be advised and assisted for onward travel arrangements to make sure that you arrive at Airport three hours before your flight departs. Our airport representative will drop you to the airport for your International flight as per your flight schedule. We will exchange our good-byes and now you will be leaving Nepal, armed with all the good memories and unforgettable Experience. We know and hope that you will always remember this trip and after return home tell stories of your amazing experiences in Nepal. If you want to explore more of Nepal or the Himalayan countries Bhutan and Tibet, Please do let us know.

  • Meals:Breakfast

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Cost Details
Cost Includes
  • Airport pick ups and drops in private vehicle
  • All necessary surface transfer required by private vehicle
  • Twin sharing 5 Star Luxury hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast inclusive
  • Twin sharing 5 Star Luxury hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast inclusive
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Back Flight Ticket including departure tax
  • Pokhara to Jomsom Domestic Flight Ticket including departure tax
  • Best available twin sharing local lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trekking
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder trekking guide.
  • Salary, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation of field staff.
  • All necessary upper Mustang trekking permits.
  • Upper Mustang Restricted Area special Trekking Permit US$ 500 per person for 10 days (the above price includes 10 days valid Upper Mustang trekking permit from Kagbeni to Kagbeni)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Fee
  • Helicopter Charter Flight form Lo Manthang to Pokhara
  • Medial kit (carried by your trekking guide)
  • Hire a Sleeping bag, down jackets, duffle bags, walking Poles and trekking equipment if you don’t have (with extra cost)
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner in the typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show.
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • All necessary paperwork and official expenses.
Cost Excludes
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (besides breakfast)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal nature expenses – Phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Any unseen expenses due to circumstances beyond our control (natural calamities, strike etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding
  • Personal equipments and clothing
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in “cost includes” will be counted as Excludes
Useful Information


At Aspiration Adventure, We believe that the accommodation is one of the major factor that enhances your overall travel experience. We will accommodate you in the luxury 5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will ensure and accommodate you to the best available standard, clean, comfortable lodge (teahouse) with great views of the mountain and sceneries. All the Accommodations are on twin sharing basis. However, Single Supplement can be provided upon request at additional cost. Breakfast and dinner will be served from teahouses/lodge menu where we spend the night whereas, lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. Teahouses are simple houses, often the home of the family that runs them. Accommodation is relatively basic during the trek but is perfect for those who are resting their legs after a day trek. In the city, Breakfast will Served. We also offer welcome and farewell dinner at end of the trip. 

  • Hotel in Kathmandu: Hotel Aloft, Hotel Yak and Yeti or Similar
  • Hotel in Pokhara: Temple Tree Resort and Spa or Similar
  • Trekking Route: Standard Teahouse with full board meal
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