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Guide to Ultralight & Micro Flights in Pokhara

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About Ultralight & Micro Flights in Pokhara


Ultralight flights around Pokhara are the highlight of many people's visit to Nepal. an ultralight (ultralite, ultra light, microlight microlite, micro light) ) is a two-seated small aircraft with a fuel powered engine designed to carry no more than two people (a pilot and passenger).

Flights can last between 20 minutes to 90 minutes. You always fly in tandem with a qualified pilot. In Pokhara ultralight pilots are both international and Nepalese.

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The average speed of an ultralight in Pokhara is 80 km/hr and reach an altitude of 12,000-13,000 feet.

Weather conditions do hamper ultralight flights so avoid monsoon season to do your flying!.


Where do ultralight flights fly to in Pokhara?


Ultralight flights in Pokhara start at 15 minutes and continue up to 45 minute flights, 60 minute flights and 90 minute flights. Flight times depend solely on the company and flight time package you choose.

  • Shorter flights (15-20 min's) fly over the World Peace Stupa.
  • 30-45 minute flights cover Sarangkot.
  • 60-90 minute flights cover the World Peace Stupa, Sarangkot and sections of the Annapurna mountain range.

Ultralight flying price in Pokhara


Each ultralight company will have its own price and packages. Below is an average cost of ultralight flights.

  • 15-20 minute flight = USD $90
  • 30 minute flight = USD $170
  • 60 minute flight = USD $270
  • 90 minute flight = USD $390

All equipment is included in flight prices. Additional charges apply if you wish to have a video of your flight recorded onto a DVD (USD $25 approx)


Ultralight restrictions


The only three restrictions in ultralight flying are passenger weight and age.

Passengers must not exceed 110 kg (240 lb). A weighing scales is used if a passenger is believed to be close to the limit.

Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent sign a parental consent form before they will be allowed on a flight.

The weather should be clear with high visability.


How safe is an ultralight flight?


Ultralight flights are generally considered to be very safe due to their low weight and speed. They can fly for long periods and land without the aid of an engine. They also contain a ballistic parachute.

Passengers are advised to wear sturdy boots when taking a flight and to have a strap for their own small camera which should be attached to them.


Ultralight companies in Pokhara


There are dozens of travel agencies advertising and offering ultralight and microlight flights in Pokhara around Lakeside. However there only a few companies who actually run the flights. Travel agencies usually add on a commission so it's generally cheaper to book directly with the ultralight company if you have time to do s

As of January 2016 many ultralight companies have closed their main offices in Lakeside to safe costs. Most bookings are now done through tour operators along Lakeside.

Never the less if you want to contact the operators directly here are their details. Keep in mind, it's much easier to book through an agent these days.

Avia Club Nepal +977-61-462192 www.aviaclubnepal.com

Pokhara Ultralight +977-61-466880 www.flypokhara.com

Fishtail Ultra Flights +977-61-464001 www.fishtailexperiences.com


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