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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) - 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!.

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

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)

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

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.

Avia Club Nepal +977-61-462192

Pokhara Ultralight +977-61-466880

Fishtail Ultra Flights +977-61-464001

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