Hot Air Balloon operations in Pokhara, which had been temporarily halted for approximately three months due to the monsoon season, are poised to resume on September 1st. Hot Air Ballooning is an exhilarating tourist activity, and the most recent adventure was led by Vikram Bade, the President of Balloon Nepal.
Ascending to heights of up to 6,000 feet in the Hot Air Balloon promises enchanting views of the Annapurna range, the expansive Fewa Lake, Pumdi Kot Mahadev, Sarangkot, and the picturesque environs of Pokhara.
While the company previously operated a single balloon, they are now expanding their operations to include two balloons, both piloted by American and Vietnamese aviators.
Vikram Bade, the President of Balloon Nepal, has shared comprehensive information regarding the Hot Air Balloon flights from Pame to Pokhara. These flights will be available in two shifts: one from 5 AM to 9 AM and another from 3 PM to 6 PM. People aged three years and older will have the opportunity to partake in this captivating Hot Air Balloon adventure.
What are the costs?
Regarding pricing, Nepali tourists can savor the Hot Air Balloon experience for NPR 9,500. Visitors from SAARC countries will be billed $100, while tourists from other nations will pay $130. This fee includes breakfast, transportation to the lakeside, and a certificate. For Nepali tourists interested in booking a private flight, options are available at NPR 55,000 for half an hour or NPR 80,000 for an hour.
Essentials to consider:
When gearing up for a Hot Air Balloon flight, it’s crucial to take into account the early morning cold. It is advisable to dress warmly and bring along a lightweight jacket. Sporting shoes or hiking boots are preferable to regular footwear, particularly during takeoff and landing.