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) - there are many versions 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).

Ultralight flying in Pokhara

Ultralight flying in Pokhara

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.

Weather conditions do hamper ultralight flights, so it's advisable to avoid the monsoon season for flying.

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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.

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 minutes) 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 $150
  • 30 minute flight = USD $220
  • 60 minute flight = USD $330
  • 90 minute flight = USD $440

Many companies now tag on a 13% VAT charge. 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). Following the pandemic fuels costs have been changing rapidly across Nepal. As such expect ultralight prices to change depending on the current cost of fuel in Nepal.


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 are only a few companies who actually run the flights.

Most bookings are now done through tour operators along Lakeside.

Keep in mind, it's much easier to book through an agent these days.


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

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

Heli Express +977-61-467518 www.heliairnepal.com

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