Hot Air Ballooning In Nepal At Pokhara – Is it worth to experience?

Hot Air Ballooning In Nepal At Pokhara

After long time expectation, Recently Hot Air Ballooning lunched at Pokhara on 17th-November-2018, Saturday (1st-Mangsir-2075) with two craft from Italy. Till now The flight conducted from two places only that is from Dhampus and Landruk and will land at Hemja and Mardi Khola river bank. Hot air ballooning is the newest and exciting adventure activity to do in Pokhara, Nepal. Hot Air Ballooning Flight is an additional adventure trip for the foreigners as well as for Nepalese, especially for those who don’t have time to trek in the mountains. We believe that also to make “Visit Nepal Year 2020” successful Hot Air ballooning was launched in Pokhara.

Pokhara is the city of lakes and caves, second famous touristic destination after Kathmandu valley. Hot air ballooning in Nepal, let’s say in Pokhara can make you feel like a bird flying in the high sky. Pokhara hot air ballooning offers the beautiful view mesmerizing lake of Pokhara city including Phewa lake. Also, offer sunrise and sunset view over the white Himalayas. Pokhara is around 205 km away from Kathmandu valley. You can reach Pokhara in about 7 hours drive by road, or you can take a 30 minutes flight too.

Hot air ballooning in Nepal was started a long time ago, and later it was stopped. But now it has again started in Pokhara. Usually, the balloon will operate for two times a day morning and afternoon. It will fly 300ft above Pokhara city. Hot Air Ballooning in Pokhara provides the spectacular view of mountains like entire Annapurna range, the Fishtail mountain (Machhapuchhre), Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal, beautiful lakes, forests, and also whole Pokhara valley. If you are lucky and the weather becomes clear, then the observed scenario remains even more breathtaking. Finally, The balloon takes place in the bank of Mardi River.

Hot Air ballooning in Pokhara is the easiest, quickest & most comfortable way to see mountains without trekking 6 to 7 hours a day. However mountain flight is also an excellent option for you, but staying on the basket downward the ballon and enjoying the nature swinging on the air is one of the best unforgettable memory for you. The flight will last approximately one hour. However, it also depends upon your package. After landing, the crew will pack the basket and provide you with your flight certificate.

The good news is there is no age limit and physical fitness required for hot air ballooning in Nepal at Pokhara. However, a moderate fitness level is still necessary as you will need to stand the duration of the flight and after landing, you may also be required to walk through paddocks. An adult must accompany small children under the age of 12.

Best time to do Hot Air Ballooning in Nepal

The best time for a hot air balloon flight is the months of September – December, and January – May. In comparison to afternoon, Morning hot air ballooning trip is best to see amazing sunrise view of mountains.

Hot air ballooning shifts

Sunrise Shift(Morning Flight)

5:15 AM Pick up from your Hotel (inside Pokhara)

40 to 60 Minute Drive

Flight Starts- Depend Upon Weather

Sunset Shift (Evening Flight)

3:00 PM Pick up from your Hotel (inside Pokhara)

40 to 60 Minute Drive

Flight Starts- Depend Upon Weather

Hot Air Ballooning Packages

1.Eagle Eye Flight

Duration30 minutes flight 
CostFor Nepali Nrs 9,000 per personFor Foreigners $ 120 per person

Package includes:

Pick-up from Hotel

Transfer back to the Hotel

Flight certificate

2. Magical Voyage

DurationOne hour flight 
CostFor Nepali Nrs 11,000 per person
For Foreigners $ 150 per person

Package includes:

Pick-up from Hotel

Transfer back to the Hotel

Flight certificate

3. Hot Air Balloon Flight Special

DurationOne hour flight 
CostFor Nepali Nrs 16,000 per personFor Foreigners $ 200 per person

Package includes:

Pick-up from Hotel

Coffee / Tea on flight location

Transfer back to the Hotel

Flight certificate

Full buffet breakfast

4. Hot Air Romance

DurationOne hour flight 
CostFor Nepali Nrs 20,000 per personFor Foreigners $ 250 per person

Package includes:

Pick-up from Hotel

Coffee / Tea on flight location

On air orange juice / Beer

Transfer back to the Hotel

Flight certificate

Full buffet breakfast in the lakeside

For more information about hot air ballooning in Nepal, you can visit Balloon Nepal.

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Sudeep is a co-founder of Up To Himalaya. He has trekked almost all mountains in Nepal including Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, Kanchenjunga & many more. He would love to help people to make their holiday unforgettable by sharing his own experiences on the Himalayas of Nepal. If you want any information related to different trekking trails of Nepal while planning your trip, You can directly contact him on +977-9817223143.

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