The air distance is 146 km / 91 miles to Pokhara from Kathmandu taking just 30 minutes on flight. Driving distance is approx. 220 k.m. / 137 miles from Kathmandu, a drive of more than 5 hours.
Depending upon the seasons, but mostly for all seasons carry a light day pack with necessary items for the morning trip. Wearing warm clothes, down jacket, sun hat and woolen tops, scarf, sun-glass and sun-blocks. On higher altitude the sun is bright with strong UV, needs protection against the bright sunlight.
Wearing boots, or sport shoes, on tour around Lo-Manthang visiting its important places of cultural and historical sites with monasteries.
Yes you can carry a packed breakfast, but it will be cold to consume but can carry with you. Enjoy the breakfast wherever the landing spot is on the tour.
Upper Mustang the former kingdom, a picturesque country where one can experience historical monuments, as well fascinating cultures. It is a great place as well photogenic, capturing beautiful landscapes and of the people of Mustang.
The local cultures is Buddhism as well follows the ancient Bon cult, a pre-Buddhism worship of nature and mountain spirits. Certainly a mesmerizing country to experience on Upper Mustang Heli Tour.
From late spring of April to summer season of June till autumn time of October are the best to Upper Mustang. The country with similar Tibetan landscapes falls within rain shadow. Where heavy monsoon cloud does not affect much, this is why the country is dry and arid. But the days needs to fine and clear for Helicopter to fly as well for safe landing both ways.