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Heli-Trekking the Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang

Above the Clouds' sample Mustang itinerary runs 18 days door-to-door, and includes a helicopter ride from Lo Manthang back to Kathmandu at the end. However, we can operate a custom Mustang trek in as few as 12 days USA-to-USA, maintaining a full day in Lo Manthang at the end, to explore the the walled city and famed monasteries of the capital of this once forbidden kingdom.

We can also modify the chopper ride back to Kathmandu to include a side trip into the stunning Annapurna Sanctuary, where you’ll feel like an eagle surrounded by soaring snow-capped peaks on all sides.

Birds Eye View from the Helicopter
Saying Goodbye to Mustang
The locals greeting the helicopter in Lo Manthang
Helicopter Landing in Lo Manthang
View of the Valley from Above
Custom Options

Given the abilities of the modern French-built helicopters available in Nepal today, it’s possible to design virtually any heli-flightseeing program in Nepal. One possibility would be a combination Manaslu and Annapurna circuit itinerary, which can be done in a single day.

Or, you could disembark at the spectacularly-sited Lodge Thasang Village and enjoy a few days of mountain viewing with your feet on the ground before returning to Kathmandu. Like more and more hotels in Nepal today, Lodge Thasang Village has a helipad. The options are limited only by your imagination and budget. Call us to discuss your dream heli-trekking adventure.


  • Traditional Tibetan culture
  • Medieval walled capital of Lo Manthang
  • Helicopter through the world's deepest gorge

Check Out Our Other Heli-Trekking Sample Itineraries:

  • Heli-Trekking the Everest Region

    • Walk through the roots of the tallest mountains on earth and finish up eye level with the peaks on the roof of the world.

  • Heli-Trekking Manaslu

    • Explore this remote and beautiful valley - the steepest in the Nepal - full of amazing views and plenty of options for trip length!

Interested in your own Custom Heli-Trekking Itinerary? Get in touch! We're more than happy to put together a proposal for you!