Helicopter tour to Lo – Manthang (Mustang) – The Last Frontier – 4.5 hours
Helicopter is the quickest means to reach hinterland of the Himalaya. In less than an hour you are in the heart of high Himalaya that has exotic culture, Buddhist monasteries, and fantastic view of awesome Himalayas. Tour destinations in the mountain are situated around 4000-meter elevation. Aircraft- Ecureuil AS350 and Bell 206 III Long Ranger are used for the flight. The interior of the helicopters are well furnished and sound proof. It can carry maximum 5 persons plus pilots depending upon the altitude it has to go. These aircraft can reach a maximum of 4800-meter (16000-ft.). Though the flight is expensive but within a short time you are very closed to the mountain and the people who lives there.
The safety of customers is our first priority. All pilots are trained and graduated from renowned foreign institutions with a record flying experiences more than 10 years, accumulating an average of 5000 flying hours each. All these pilots have put their knowledges and qualifications in serving the nation and saved many lives through search and rescue operations at the time of call.
Beyond the Annapurna massif and bordered on three sides by Tibet lies the ancient Kingdom of Lo, better known as Mustang. Upper Mustang is the last of the untouched and ageless lands in the Himalaya, and here you will find Lo-Manathang, the only walled city in Nepal.
Upper Mustang The Land of the Loba people, was closed to non-Nepalese (except for a brief time in the 1950s) until 1992. It is now open for all.
Your trip to the last Frontier takes one and a half days. Departing from Kathmandu in the late afternoon, you will fly to Pokhara, one of the Nepal most picturesque areas known for stunning mountain views. The trans Himalayan journey to Mustang starts early next day. You will cross fertile lowlands and hills draped with rhododendron and other flora. Fantastic views of Macchapuchre (6994m) - the famous fish-tail peak, Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m) and many other mountains are in your sights.
You will also fly over the Kali Gandaki river which, lying between Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas, is the worlds deepest gorge. Settlements in the Thak Khoa region dot the way; these tiny hamlets were part of the old salt trade route to Tibet once traveled by Mule trains. Then it?s on the Jomsom, a windswept Himalayan settlement, and north to the arid land of Lo, leaving the mountain behind.
Lo is breathtakingly beautiful. The mountain views are stunning. Snow caped peaks covering an area of about 2,000 square kilometers tower over deep canyons, moraine valleys, windswept ridges, old forts and the Lobas ? the people who dwell in Mustang. The Lobas are descendants of nomads from Western Tibet and were once ruled by their own raja (king) in this fabled Kingdom. Although the Lobas share many aspects of their customs and religion with Tibetans and Sherpas, there is a unique society. Some say it?s more Tibetan than Tibet.
During your forty five minute stop in Lo-Manthang you will see the walls that protect the ancient city, lined with prayer stones and lookout towers. Inside the walls it is a different world: old gompas (monasteries), finely carved wood pillars, beautiful images of Buddhist deities, and fine frescoes-a veritable treasures house of religion and cultures. Mustang is truly Nepals last Frontiers.
- 1 person: US$ 11200 p/pax
- 2 person: US$ 5600 p/pax
- 3 person: US$ 3950 p/pax
- 4 person: US$ 3100 p/pax
Four and Half hour Mustang Helicopter tour, Fourty five minutes stopover at Lomanthang, Mustang Special permitCost does not include:
Expenses that are not mentioned in the programmeHow to Book this trip?
Fill up the request form on our website, you will find RESERVATION FORM. Give us your arrival details in Kathmandu. If you need hotel booking in Kathmandu please mention the same in your request. Once we receive your request we will book your helicopter tour and send you our bank details to send deposit for the booking. Please note that in peak time like March, April and May and October and November all the helicopters are busy so deposit is must in order to hold helicopter in your desired dates. Recommended Clothing & Equipment:
Warm jackets (if it is winter down jackets), Wind profs jacket/trousers, Woolen hat, Sun hat, Cotton/wool socks, Sun glasses, Sun lotion, Water bottle, Maps/note book, sweets or snacks.
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