Ultralight Adventure Flights in Himalayas

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Ultralight Aircraft in Nepal
Ultralight Aircraft in Nepal

Ultralights Flight in Himalayas, to experience being air borne on the Ultra Light aircraft in Nepal, you will have to head off to Pokhara. This scenic town surrounded by spectacular hills and commands great views of mountain peaks. It also has a giant lake and all the scenic places around it make it a great destination for traveling. Right from Icarus to the Wright brothers, man’s quest of developing wings as natural as the birds has never ended. The quest does limit itself somehow with the Ultra Light Aircraft. Ultra Light Aircraft is a small light weight airplane with an engine. Once you have taken off in to the air, this aircraft, in the right conditions can switch off its engine and glide through the air almost like a hand glider. The cockpit can be either enclosed or open depending on the aircraft. It gets its name for its light weight frame. The Ultralight Adventure Flights in Himalayas gives you thrill and excitement of being in the air dependent on the wind, yet it does not involve any risk or danger. The flight has an engine to help with the landing process and can come handy if the weather decides to change. The cockpit has enough room for you and the pilot. The Ultra light flight is a great way to see spectacular mountain peaks and the earth below.

Place of Operation
The Pokhara Valley – one of the most picturesque spots of Nepal, is enhanced by its lovely lakes Phewa, Begnas, and Rupa. Situated 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu, Pokhara is connected by air or by buss from Kathmandu and Bhairahawa – a border town near india.

The view of the Himalayas from Pokhara provides one of the world’s most awe-inspiring scenes. Nowhere else on earth can you get so close (25 miles) to so many peaks that exceed 22,000 feet while relaxing in a subtropical valley. Pokhara’s proximity to the mountains and scenic lakes of the region makes it a perfect place for our ultralight base. A 15-, 30- or 60 minute flight gives you a unique view of the area. Leave your woes behind on earth, soar to the 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.

Trekkers know Pokhara as the starting point for classic routes like the Jomosom trail, and as the ideal site for lazy recuperation after the three-week Annapurna Circuit. For non-trekkers the valley offers mountain views and glimpses of rural Nepali life going far beyond those of the Kathmandu Valley. For everyone, Pokhara is a wonderfully relaxing place.

Operators:
Avia Club Nepal is the pioneer in ultra-aircraft aviation in Nepal. Since its inception in 1996, it has been offering sightseeing tours aboard the ultra-light aircraft (power-glider) in the Pokhara Valley. The choice of the Pokhara Valley for ultra-light aircraft is appropriate chiefly because of the proximity of the mountains, and the scenic lakes. For those who wished they could fly like birds when growing up, 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 as you fly across it. It might be lonely at the top, but the spectacular view from up high certainly makes it all worth it.

The company operates flights from the Pokhara airport beginning 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:

  • Fly for Fun: The flight duration is 15 minutes. The aircraft flies over the Pokhara city, Phewa Lake, Sarangkot hill at the speed of 50 km/hour to 90 km/hr. The maximum altitude attained is 5,000 feet. This flight is designed for the curious who just wants to have a little fun.
  • Touch the Fish Tail: Not quite, but still this flight takes as close to the Fish Tail as is possible without compromising the safety. The flight duration is 30 minutes. The speed is 90 km/hr.
  • Mountain Range Sky Trek: Flight duration 1 hr. This flight covers the whole of the Annapurna range at the speed of 90 km/hr to 130 km/hr. The altitude attained is 12, 000 feet, high above the clouds. This flight is intended for those who like to live life on the fast track, and love a little adrenaline rush now and then.