Aerial Adventure - Ultralight Flights in Nepal

Ultralignt aircraft was introduced in Nepal in 1996 and the operator has been offering sightseeing tours in the Pokhara Valley. The choice of Phokhara for ultra-light aircraft is appropriate mainly because of the proximity of the mountains, and the scenic lakes. For those who wish they could fly like birds, this  flight is a must. Leave your woes behind on earth, soar to heights, bathe in the clouds, reach out for the mountains and kiss the azure sky. It might be lonely at the top, but the spectacular view from high up there   certainly makes up for everything.

The company  operates flights from the Pokhara airport begining September through June. The  flights  take  place from sunrise to 11 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to sunset every day during these months. Three different routes are taken:

1) Fly for Fun: Duration 15 minutes. The aircraft flies over the Pokhara city, Phewa Lake, Sarangkot hill at the speed of 50-90 km/hr. The maximum altitude attained is 5,000feet. This flight is designed for the fun-lover.

2) Touch the FishTail: Not quite, but still this flight takes you as close to the FishTail as is possible
without compromising the safety. Duration 30 minutes. The speed is 90 km/hr.

3) Mountain Range Sky Trek: Duration l hr. This flight covers the whole of the Annapurna range at the speed of 90-130 km/hr. The altitude attained is 12, 000ft, high above the clouds.

Ultra-lights can take off and land in a field or on a dirt road, and in areas where other planes fear to tread. the aircraft seats two, a passanger and the pilot; and can fly for hours.