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Ultra-light Flight is a popular air sports operated on a single engine aircraft. Available only in Pokhara, Ultra-light Flight offers you a chance to fly high over Pokhara valley and enjoy unparalleled views of tallest mountains, lakes, rivers and green hills. You will soar like a bird above the clouds and get intimately close to Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Fishtail.
Ultra-light aircraft takes off from Pokhara airport and the duration of the flight is 15 min, 30 min, 60 min or 90 min depending upon your interests. The normal speed of Ultra-light Aircraft is about 80 km/hr and can go up to 130Km/hr. additionally the aircraft can fly up to a distance of 2.7Km from the ground. Made to British standard, this open cabin aircraft allows seating for two persons, one pilot and a passenger.
Ultra-light Flight Itinerary varies as per the duration of the flight. You can choose to fly for just 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes or 90 minutes. Flights are normally operated in the mornings and afternoons, especially on windless and sunny weather. As per your flight timing, you will be transferred to Pokhara airport where you will check-in to board flight. After the completion of the tour, you will be dropped back to your original place
Following are the major features of Ultra-light Flight:
Pokhara Ultra Light Flight price is very competitive as there are limited companies who operate the flight. The price depends on duration, e.g., 15 min, 30 min or 90 min . The price ranges from US$90 to US$400.
Please find the shortest and less traffic route map below.
Here is what your short itinerary look like for enjoying Ultra-Light flight.
Ultra-light Flights are operated round the year in Nepal. Ultra-light flight is possible as long as the visibility is clear and the weather is fine.
Winter season (December, January, February) is best for Ultra-light Flight. In addition to enjoying great mountain views, winter season also offers views of snows, frozen lakes and glaciers. You are recommended to wear warm clothes such as jackets since you will be flying on an open cabin aircraft.
Spring Seasons or March, April and May, is another perfect time for Ultra-light flight. Not only is the visibility of mountains crystal clear, you will also get to witness lush green hills and colorful flowers.
Autumn Season (September, October and November) is generally a low season for Ultra-light flight. Still, you can enjoy views beautiful scenery of mountains, rivers and Pokhara valley.
Monsoon season (June, July, August) is a rainy season in Nepal. It is not the best season for ultra-light flight due to cloudy weather and frequent rains. There might be delay in flights while waiting for better weather.
Find below info on Ultra-light flight duration and route:
Flight Duration Flying Route
1) 15 minutes Fly over Pokhara valley | Flight covers Phewa Lake, Seti River, World Peace Stupa
2) 30 minutes Approach Mardi himal and Mt. Fishtail | Flight covers Sarangkot, Annapurna Himalayan Range, World Peace Pagoda, Phewa Lake, etc.
3) 60 minutes Approach Mt. Fish Tail & Annapurna Range | Flight covers Sarangkot, Annapurna Himalayan Range, Mt. Fishtail, Phewa Lake, World Peace Pagoda, Lakeside
4) 90 minutes Approach Mt. Fish Tail, Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri Range & Kapuche Lake | Flight covers Sarangkot, Annapurna Himalayan Range, Mt. Fishtail, Lamjung, Dhaulagiri, Glacier Lake, Yeti House, Phewa Lake, World Peace Pagoda, Lakeside, etc
Ultra-light Flight in Pokhara price is very competitive. Below is approximate rates according to flight duration and nationality of travelers.
Nepalese citizen enjoy discounted rate for Ultra-light flight in Pokhara.
15 minutes NPR (Rs) 10000
30 minutes NPR (Rs) 16000
60 minutes NPR (Rs) 27000
90 minutes NPR (Rs) 36000
For Video: Extra Rs 1000
Indian citizen also enjoy some discounts on Ultra-light flight:
15 minutes NPR (Rs) 12000
30 minutes NPR (Rs) 17000
60 minutes NPR (Rs) 30000
90 minutes NPR (Rs) 39000
VIDEO: Extra Rs 1000
15 minutes USD 110
30 minutes USD 190
60 minutes USD 310
90 minutes USD 440
VIDEO: Extra USD 15.00
Here are some differences between Ultra-light flight, Helicopter flight and Mountain flight.
Ultra-light Flight is a single-engine, two-seated small aircraft that flies up to 3 Km above ground. This aerial flight can only accommodate one passenger at a time and can go up to as speed of 80Km/hr. Ultra-light Flight is perfect if you want to fly like a bird and enjoy the aerial view of Pokhara Valley, lakes, hills and majestic mountain peaks.
Heli flight is not similar to ‘mountain flight’ or Ultra-light flight. Helicopter flight usually takes you directly to trekking destination or the base camp of mountain peaks and makes brief landing there. You will get off the helicopter and enjoy around 10 minutes the views of beautiful mountain before returning back on the same helicopter. Helicopter flights typically last about 3-4 hours and each flight accommodate a maximum of 5 persons.
Operated on a small-size commercial aircraft, Everest Mountain Flight offers you on an aerial tour of the tallest mountain peaks as you fly close to them. You will enjoy unobstructed majestic view of mountains from the comfort of your seat. Mountain flight lasts about an hour and is a non-stop flying until you return. Mountain flight carries 12-36 persons in each flight.
Pokhara Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal. There are several ways you can enjoy the beauty of Pokhara such as by trekking, boating, rafting, cycling, driving etc. Among them, Ultra-light Flight is by far the most unique and adventurous activity to explore Pokhara. Ultra-light Flight offers you a rare opportunity to soar like a bird over Pokhara Valley and fly close to tallest Himalayan peaks. You will get an undisturbed and unparalleled view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Fishtail, Lamjung Himal etc. The flight lasts from 15 to 90 minutes depending on your schedule.
Ultra-light Flight is only available in Pokhara. The flight takes off from Pokhara airport and provides a thrilling aerial exploration of Pokhara Valley along with Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
Ultra-light flight is a short aerial flight operated on a two-seater aircraft from which you can enjoy unobstructed and spectacular views of mountains, valleys, lakes, glaciers and rivers. Ultra-light flights are only available in Pokhara and offer a unique way of exploring Pokhara Valley and mountain ranges from air.
Ultra-light flight is extremely safe. Its unique design means it is lightweight and aerodynamic having the capability to perform long flight. It not only can land with engine turn-off, but it is also equipped with ballistic parachute system which can be used in case of emergency.
To add to that, we have the best and most experienced pilot who have been trained in Europe. They have flown hundreds of flights safely and to the utmost satisfaction of our clients.
There are separate rates of Ultra-light flight for Nepalese, Indian and international tourists. The price is differs with duration. For instance, a 30 minute ultra-light flight for international tourist cost US$190 where as for Indians it is NRs. 17000.
Yes, you can clearly see Mt. Annapurna and Fishtail as well as Dhaulagiri and Manaslu from Ultra-light flight. You will be flying like a bird near the mountains.
Yes, ultra-light flight approaches near Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, thereby giving you a stunning, close-up view of the mountain peaks.
To get refund in case of flight cancellation due to weather condition, please submit your boarding pass to the airline or travel agent for official stamp. Once you receive the stamp, you will get full refund.
You are only allowed to take electronic gadgets such as camera, mobile etc. If you are planning to use camera for photo and videos, make sure it is secured with strap. However, filming is quite difficult while flying. The Ultra-light company provides in-built Go Pro camera with the aircraft to automatically take your photos and videos if you require. No extra luggage or hand carry is permitted during flight.
Ultra-light flight is a short duration flight. Please note that ultra-light is an open cabin aircraft with a single engine and accommodates only one passenger at a time.
If you are flying during Spring, Summer or Autumn seasons, you can wear seasonal clothing and light shoes. But if you happen to take ultra-light flight during winter, we recommend you wear extra layer of warm clothes, proper boots, jackets, gloves and woolen caps. It is highly likely that you will have to face cold and chilling breeze in winter when wind temperature could drop to zero. Ultra-light company provides warm jackets and gloves if required.
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