Ultra Light Aircraft is the way to fulfill one’s imagination by flying in the cloud just like a bird. It is a form of free flight which gives you the rewarding experience of flying that one rarely gets the chance to do. It is a quiet and peaceful experience without fear, floating comfortably in the clouds. Ultra Light Aircraft offers you scenic views and the ability to enjoy the freedom of towering above the earth and gliding through the sky with a bird’s eye view. You will fly above the twisty rivers, breathtaking valleys, ancient, culturally, rich and diverse villages and dense forests, all backed by the Himalayan mountain range.
Ultra Light Aircraft is a small light weight airplane with an engine. Once launched in to the air, this aircraft, in the right conditions can switch off its engine and glide through the air almost like a hanglider. The cockpit can be either enclosed or open depending on the aircraft. It gets its name for its light weight frame and was originally designed to be a cheap way for the armature air sport recreationalist to get air borne.
During an Ultra light flight, you can have the experience of free flight without the danger or risk associate with complete free flight. You have the engine to help in landing and take off and should weather conditions change. In the early days, the status of these aircraft used to be poor due to fragile and unstable design. Nowadays with proper building and registration methods, the ultra light is a unique, safe and fun way to fly. There is just enough room in the cockpit for you and your pilot, the bubble dome like window allows you spectacular views without being exposed to the weather elements. So you can sit back in comfort and enjoy your moment in the clouds. And of course, your pilot is full trained and registered to make sure your flight is safe and enjoyable.
In Nepal you can go on a flight from Pohkara. The ultra light seasons extends from September to June and flights depart daily form Pohkara airport, weather conditions permitting. The best time to fly is early in the morning. An ultra light allows you to getup to heights of 5000m and it allows you more control and direction to cover greater distance that paragliding or hot air ballooning.
So why not leave your afflictions on the earth, ascend to the heights, bathe in the clouds, reach out for the mountains and fly with the eagles. What an amazing way to cap off your Himalayan adventure.
“If I had wings I would fly”. You can come close to flying; just go up in an ultra-light aircraft and get a sweeping bird's eye view of the entire Pokhara Valley. It offers spectacular views of the lakes, mountains and villages. It is an exhilarating ride that allows unhindered views of the mountains and the scenic lakes far below. For those who always dreamed of flying like a bird, here’s your chance. Soar into the blue skies, brush the clouds and get the feeling you can touch the sparkling mountains. It’s a heavenly flight. Ultra-light flights are operated from Pokhara Airport beginning September through June. Easy to operate, Ultra-lights can take off and land on a field or even a dirt road, and in areas where other planes fear to tread. With a limited capacity, it seats only two, a passenger and the pilot. Ultra-lights can fly for hours and ascend to a maximum height of 5000 meters. With its aerodynamic design, it can fly for hours even with the engine shut off. Safety is ensured as the pilots have over 6000 flights under their belt.
Our shortest flight takes you over the city of Pokhara, Fewa lake, near Sarangkot hill, over the Buddha monastery and the south side of the city. This short flight will give you a panoramic view of the whole Annapurna Range with a view of another 8000 meter peak - Dhaulagiri, in the distance. Appeals to flyers on a budget or for those who have a plane to catch for Kathmandu.
This flight of medium duration, takes you slightly higher and further. You'll fly over the Tibetan refugee camp and as far as Lamachour, on the northern part of the valley. The view is simply superb.
A truly memorable addition to any trip to Nepal. We take you over the city of Pokhara, Fewa Lake, near Sarangkot hill, over the Buddhist monastery on the south side of the city, as well as the Tibetan refugee camp and past Lamachour to the north. The view is simply superb.
You fly at an altitude of 9,000 feet above sea level and you go very close to Fish Tail peak and enter the Seti valley, itself a hidden remote valley.