Hot Air Balloon

Nepal is the hidden gem for adventure lovers, where lots of best adventure activities are waiting on the lap of Himalayan. And Hot Air Balloon flight in Pokhara is one of them which gives you the Birds eye flight in the sky. The balloon ride in Pokhara was started on 17th November 2018 on Saturday at the lakeside. It is used for commercial purposes, which brings a thrilling adventure for travelers who want to try the balloon ride in Nepal.

Hot Air Balloon ride in Pokhara creates an amazing memory while enjoying the spectacular view of the Mountains, quiet and beautiful lakes, and fabulous side scenery of Pokhara. Your excitement level will, even more, increase when you see the stunning view of five major Himalayas: Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machapuchhree, Mardi Himal, and Himchuli. Besides that, the green forest filled with a variety of flowers and birds gives you the best experience of a balloon ride over the clear bluish sky.

Your balloon ride fly 500m above the Pokhara city operated by expert Indian pilots and local people. The balloon craft has the right amount of passenger capacity to give you the best and safest ride. So you can enjoy the best ride in the sky with your beloved friends or family members to make a beautiful memory in Nepal.

What to bring during your balloon flight?

You can find the regularly changing temperature in the Pokhara throughout the year. May and June are two pre-monsoon hotter seasons with a temperature of 29-degree Celcius, and mid-December to mid-February is the coldest season in Pokhara. However, Dhampus village is colder than the Pokhara, so you have to bring warm clothes during your balloon flight. Always remember, the higher you fly in the sky, the colder it becomes.
Don’t get too excited during your adventure because lots of people get overexcited and bring unnecessary things with them – which is only a waste of time. So bring only limited things which important during your balloon flight such as:

  • Windproof/ down jacket

  • Warm socks and shoes

  • Comfortable pants

  • The warm and soft head covering hat

  • Scarf (if you can’t stand against cold)

  • Sun cream and Lip guard to protect your skin

  • A water bottle

  • Windproof gloves

  • Camera and extra batteries to take a beautiful picture

Conclusion

A quiet and beautiful hot air balloon flight in Pokhara can be your most amazing memory in Nepal. It could be another topic for your travel diary, which helps you to fulfill your traveling dream. 
You can also explore or get involved in other fascinating activities or places in Nepal because Nepal is full of adventurous activities that leave you with beautiful memories.

How does Hot Air Balloon work in Pokhara?

The flight starts with two hot air balloons in the sky every day from Pokhara, which carries 8 passengers on each craft. The hot air balloon flight starts early in the morning at Dhampus village located on (1,650m), which is just 32km away from the northeast side of Pokhara. And, your beautiful flight will end on the majestic bank of the Mardi River.
The people from the travel agency will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the hot air balloon location side. If you are not an early person who likes to wake up early in the morning, then you can also catch the balloon flight at 9:00 am for the amazing ride.

Types of Hot Air Balloon flight

As you can find, two types of balloon flight in Pokhara: one is Tether Flight, and another is Free Flight. You can find the time, budget, and landing point difference between these two hot air balloon flights in Pokhara. However, both of the flights take you off from the small Dhumpus/Laurukh (Depending on the weather condition) and land on the bank of Mardi River. Besides that, Free flight gives you an amazing 1-hour ride in the sky, but you can only enjoy a 15-20 minute ride in Tether flight.
It depends upon you whether you want a longer breathtaking flight or a shorter balloon flight. But, both the flight gives you an amazing experience of your lifetime.

Best Time for a Hot air balloon ride in Pokhara

Time is the most important part when you are traveling to beautiful places around the world. So, you have to balance both time and season for the awesome possible view during the balloon flight. Sometimes flights can be delayed and canceled if the weather conditions are not good for a balloon ride. Especially when there is high wind blowing or foggy and cloudy sky, the flight cannot take off during these conditions. 
So, the ideal time for the hot air balloon ride in Pokhara is during the autumn (September to December) and in spring (March to May). The weather cannot give full support during the monsoon season as it frequently rains in Pokhara (Nepal). However, if you are lucky then, you can enjoy the spectacular Mountain View with the clear sky when the rain stops.

Can I bring children on the hot air balloon ride?

Yes, you can bring your children on a hot air balloon ride if they are less than two years old. In fact, it’s free of cost for those ages of children, but you have to pay the full amount for children who are above two years.
The hot air balloon ride is completely safe; however, it’s your responsibility to watch your kids to avoid any possible accidents. You can hold them in your lap during the beautiful balloon flight so that children can also enjoy the flight.

What about altitude sickness?

You should not worry about the altitude sickness, not at all, and why’s that? Because the balloon can only fly up to 2,600m, which is a maximum point for a hot air balloon. Your body cannot be able to realize a tiny bit of altitude, resulting in no altitude sickness. The actual duration and height in hot air balloon on Pokhara do not threaten any altitude sickness, which is good news for altitude problem people.

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