Hot air Ballooning is a latest adventure sport in Pokhara. It has been a popular activity which is most loved by the tourists and can be enjoyed within short duration. Hot Air ballooning is the appropriate adventure to explore the paradise city when you have short span of tour.
Hot air balloon consists of a giant bag which contains gas cylinder which helps the balloon to fly, and a wicker basket that carries passengers. It starts to fly when fire is ignited to the bottom of the air balloon.
The flight offers the majestic mountain views of Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Himchuli, Manaslu and other beautiful peaks around. The session also includes the spectacular views of beautiful village near to Pokhara Valley.
We always had a feeling as follows:
If I were a bird, I would fly high in the sky. But the phrase has become possible now. Nepal also offers Hot air ballooning at Pokhara, which was recently launched on 17th-November-2018.
Myths of Hot Air Ballooning in Nepal
In 1991, Chris Dewhirst and his colleague performed Hot air balloon expedition and flew over Mt. Everest. That was the very first experience of hot air ballooning in Nepal. After that, the sport continued commercially in Kathmandu valley. However due to some circumstances, it discontinued its service.
Launch of Hot Air Balloon in Pokhara
The launch of Hot air balloon flight happened at most popular tourist destination, Pokhara. Hundreds of locals plus tourists gathered near Fewa lake to witness the colorful hot air balloon. The balloon took off after the crew member ignited fire at the bottom of the balloon using gas cylinders and slowly it flew up in the sky.
How can we get there????
Since, Pokhara is known as the paradise city of Nepal. Every tourist who come to Nepal must visit Pokhara which is worthwhile.
-Get a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara or you can take a ride by bus. The flight timing is around 25 minutes where as the bus ride will take 7-8 hours.
-You can trek or take a ride to reach Dhampus. It is 22 km away from Pokhara City. It is also one of the entry spot to Annapurna Base Camp. Dhampus is the take off and landing place of Hot Air Balloon flight in Pokhara.
Hot Air Balloon Price list in Pokhara
Tether Flight(Group Joining Flight)
The time duration of tether flight will be of 25 minutes. The price varies according to Nepalese and Foreigners. Where it will cost NRP 6000 for Nepalese and 90 USD for foreigners.
Free Flight (Group Joining Flight)
The time duration of free flight will be of 60 minutes. The price varies according to Nepalese and Foreigners. Where it will cost NRP 11,000 for Nepalese and 160 USD for foreigners.
Special Tether Flight(Private for Family)
It is a special package for family visitors. The time duration of free flight will be of 25 minutes. The price varies according to Nepalese and Foreigners. Where it will cost NRP 33,000 for Nepalese and 450 USD for foreigners.
Special Free Flight(Private for Family)
The time duration of free flight will be of 60 minutes. The price varies according to Nepalese and Foreigners. Where it will cost NRP 63,000 for Nepalese and 840 USD for foreigners.
The adventure gives you the eye of a bird which will help you to look around the nature from different dimensions. It is a must do adventure whenever you visit Nepal. The adventure will give you a lifetime cherished memories and a beautiful experience.