Ultralight flights around Pokhara are the highlight of many people's visit to Nepal. An ultralight (ultralite, ultra light, microlight microlite, micro light) - there are many verson in Nepal - 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 with both international and Nepali pilots.
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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!.
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.
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.
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
In January 2016 many ultralight companies closed their main offices in Lakeside to safe costs. Most bookings are now done through tour operators along Lakeside. Throughout 2017 and 2018 some of the main companies started opening offices along Lakeside again, however there is little difference in the price between them and a travel agent.
Keep in mind, it's much easier to book through an agent these days.
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