Ultralight aircraft was introduced in Nepal in 1996. The operator hvae been offering sightseeing tours in the Pokhara Valley. The choice of Pokhara for “Ultra-light” aircraft is appropriate chiefly because of the proximity of the mountains, and the ice 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. The flights take place from 11 a.m. to 3p.m. (Timings vary at times depending on the Weather)
COST FOR ULTRALIGHT FLIGHT
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 5,000 feet. This flight is designed for the Fun- lover. Inr. 12,000 per person with Photos and Video (including service charge ). Hotel – Airport – Hotel transfers will cost extra: Inr. 2600 per A/c car for both way transfers The service has two ultra-light aircraft of the model”Biman-1”. Designed and manufactured in Russia, by Biman Company Ltd, the delta wing aircraft fitted with “ROTAX582” engine and weighing 170 kg, has an operational speed of 50 km/hr to 130 km/hr. The use of aviation-grade aluminum alloys, Dracron, Parachute Recovery System (which will help the aircraft to land safely in case of emergency), world-class piston and satellite-assisted navigation GPS, has enhanced safety while keeping the weight to a minimum. Ultralights 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 persons at a time, it being a passenger and the pilot.
Terms and conditions for booking the Adventure Activities :
- Full Refund for all adventure activities will be done incase of any cancellations due to weather, technical reasons, cancelation by the adventure company. The cost for the transportation as per the activity will be non refundable
- No refund will be made once the activity has been booked and confirmed if cancelled due to any reason – what so ever reason for cancellation ( Fear Factor ).
- Transportation from Hotel to the High Ground adventure office (at the lake side in Pokhara) and back to the hotel for activities booked like Zip Fly – Bungy Jumping will have to be managed by the travellers on their own hiring a local taxi.