Hot Air Balloon in Pokhara

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Mountain/Forest/Lakes/ Himalayas
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Hot Air Balloon in Pokhara heights up to 500m from the ground providing the spectacular view of the city, the Phewa Lake and the majestic mountains like the Annapurna range, the Machhapuchhre (6997m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and Lamjung Himal (6983m). Aviation Sports in Nepal has evolved in the past years. Moving from paragliding to Ultralight flight, Pokhara now has Air ballooning is the new trending aerial adventure sport.

Air ballooning has become a popular adventure sport that allows a relaxing and serene view of the beautiful landscapes and terrains that the country has to offer. Hot Air Balloon ride in Pokhara gives you the opportunity to look at the beautiful sunrise or sunset, the Himalayan ranges, lakes, and the Pokhara Valley itself from hundreds of feet above the ground.

Hot Air Balloon ride in Pokhara is divided into three categories according to the duration of the flight: Eagle-eye flight, Magical Voyage flight, and Bird’s Eye Flight. Bird’s Eye flight with a duration of 15 minutes involves flying above the Annapurna range, the Fishtail, Lanjung Himal, Dhaulagiri and the lakes of Pokhara.

The take-off point for the air ballooning in Pokhara is from Dhampus or Laurukh village. Birds-eye flight flies over up to 200m. The Eagle-eye flight lasts for 30 minutes. Longest of all flights, Magical voyage flight lasts for an hour and it flies over some extraordinary lakes, caves, waterfalls, and forests. Flying on a balloon is a refreshing experience. As you go higher you feel the temperature getting cooler.

The serene view with the wind hitting your face, this experience with the beautiful view lasts for a lifetime. The flight, as of now, takes off twice a day, early in the morning and at the evening covering sunrise and sunset. The best seasons to fly are September to May excluding the monsoon season. The flights are safe and only run after checking the weather conditions.

Nepal Alibaba Treks understands your hunger for experiences like these. We assure you that your experience doesn’t involve worrying about transport to the take-off site or booking the flight. Your satisfaction is what we aspire for and nothing will give us more joy than showing you the beauty of Nepal.

Trip Highlights

  • Aerial view of the valleys, rivers, caves, and Phewa Lake.
  • Relish panoramic view of the Himalayas.
  • Experience a new way to soar the skies on the Hot Air Balloon ride
  • Explore the Pokhara Valley after the ride

Itinerary Summary

Day Sunrise Shift Flight

5:15 AM: A private vehicle takes you to the Laurukh/Dhampus from Pokhara. It is a 40 to 60-minute drive to the take-off point. 6:15 AM to 6:30 AM: Depending upon the weather condition, the flight takes off. According to the duration, you get to fly above 200m with the scenic view of the sun rising on the horizon alongside mountains, the Himalayas, and the beautiful lakes. 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM: The flight lands and you are escorted to your hotel back in Pokhara. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the attractions around the Valley.
3:00 PM: The take-off point for this shift too is at Laurukh/Dhampus. A drive of around an hour will take you at the balloon take-off point. 4:15 PM to 4:30 PM: If the weather is suitable for the flight, the adventure begins. The views of the sunset, the Himalayas in the background, lush hills beneath them and the Pokhara Valley guarantee the delightful experience. 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM: You will head back to your hotel in Pokhara and enjoy the lively streets there.


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