The Upper Mustang Heli Tour is a comfortable blend of trekking and a helicopter ride in one of the most isolated regions of Nepal- Upper Mustang. One of the last places on Earth that still has the practice of Tibetan Buddhism in its most unsullied forms, Upper Mustang is a place of many hidden treasures. Presenting one of Nepal’s most distinguished trekking destinations, Upper Mustang presents corroded hills and fantastic rock formations in the amethyst landscape as opposed to the verdant trekking locations that other regions are famed for. Lying at the rain-shadow zone of the Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Mountain ranges, the brown landscape makes a beautiful contrast to the glowing white ridges of the Himalayas while trekking. The Upper Mustang Heli Trek presents a fascinating combination of trekking and a helicopter ride that presents a whole new perspective of the region as seen from an aerial view.
The many monasteries of the region are treasure houses of many old artifacts, and the practice of the Tibetan Buddhist religion by the people there is a great way to experience something captured in a time-wrap. Trekking in Upper Mustang is like going back in time because of how little change has occurred in the practice of the religion that started hundreds of years ago.
Start the trek with a drive to the lakeside city of Pokhara from Kathmandu and then follow the trekking trail that goes through many ethnic villages of Upper Mustang like Kagbeni, Chuksang, Samar, Geling, Ghami, Tsarang, and Lo Manthang. The presence of many monasteries, chortens, and gumbas along the way provides a very religious nuance to the region. The villages are brimming with the presentation of the people’s unique and exotic culture. Upper Mustang Heli Trek provides one of the best and most comfortable trekking journeys in the country that combines the trekking aspect of the journey with a thrilling helicopter ride above the oxidized red cliffs of Mustang’s terrain.
Your constant companions will be the prayer flags, the gumbas, and the temples that line the trekking trail at various spots. In contrast, trekking and the people going about their day in the remote, isolated region in their traditional attire is sure to be one of the most amazing experiences of a lifetime. Lying close to the Tibetan plateau, Upper Mustang is a great place to experience the ancient Tibetan culture right in Nepal without having to visit Tibet because of how similar the culture of the two places are. The mesmerizing brown landscape of Mustang that resembles the Grand Canyon’s deeper crevasses presents one of the world’s unique terrains. The rock formations of the place are something that looks like it is from another planet.
Furthermore, the cliffs also contain mysterious caves dug out thousands of years ago and many forgotten Buddhist artifacts of past times. The region’s rich cultural presence truly captures Nepal’s multicultural aspect, as there isn’t any place on Earth that is quite like Mustang. The Upper Mustang Heli Trek is a brilliant journey that presents the best aspects of the region with the added thrill of a gorgeous helicopter ride over the sandy dunes and rocky cliffs of Mustang.