Pokhara hot air balloon can make your dream come true. Learn Hot air balloon in Pokhara Price here.
As a child, I always use to stare at the flying birds and wonder if I could also fly. And I am sure every one of us had thought likewise. While airplanes made the dream come true, the real fun from watching the clouds through the locked windows was minus. But, while going up in the air, higher to all the Himalayan ranges and closer to the sun in a hot air balloon over Pokhara, I felt that “bird” dreams coming true.
“Hot air ballooning is a big attraction among all the foreign and domestic thrill seekers,” said Prabin Maharjan, the head of hot balloon company said. “We aim to attract the number of tourists to the country by offering the adventure sport,” he added.
Pokhara hot air balloon
Pokhara hot air balloon flight offers the beautiful sunrise view, the Annapurna, Fishtail, Mardi and other ranges, and the lakes of Pokhara city. Just 204.4 km away from Kathmandu (6 hours by road) your dream flight is waiting for you.
The hot air balloon in Pokhara takes off from Dhampus or Lauruk. Dhampus is itself a famous tourist village where you can spend a night so close to Himalayan ranges. The ballon after an hour of flight lands to Mardi Khola banks.
Pokhara hot air balloon started from 17th of November 2018. There are two balloons brought from Spain for the purpose- The number is soon expected to reach five. Rs 6 million was invested to bring the ballon Nepal and experienced pilots have been hired from India.
At a time, a total of eight persons can enjoy the flight. The hot air balloon will be take off two times a day- morning and evening. It will fly 500m above the city- the height enough to provide the spectacular view of mountains like Fishtail, Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, lakes, forests, and the whole Pokhara valley.
Passengers on the early morning flight will be able to witness the sunrise and the flight lasts for an hour. On another hand, the afternoon flight will be a tethered balloon ride. Balloon rides will be available for the whole nine months in a year (except three months during monsoon.). The clear winter months along with blooming spring are the best season for hot air balloon flight In Nepal.
Hot air balloon in Pokhara Price
But the most important question is “What is the cost of hot air balloon flight? is it affordable?” For Nepali tourist, the cost for hot air balloon flight in Pokhara for 30 minutes cost Rs 11,000 per person and USD 160 for a foreigner. The evening flight (tethered balloon ride) costs Rs 6,000 Nepalese and $90 for foreigners.