Hot Air Balloon Ride in Pokhara

  • Last Updated on May 30, 2023

Hot air balloon ride in Nepal or simply called Hot air ballooning in Pokhara is the best commercially organized sport in Nepal. It has a huge occupancy among the thrill-seekers, adventure lovers, and daring people. Ballooning in Nepal takes you to the ultimate height of about 500m above the Pokhara city. For having this flight you need to be in Pokhara or we can also transfer you there from Kathmandu. Pokhara is 204.5 km away from Kathmandu and which takes about 5 hours and 35 minutes to reach there by road and about 35 minutes by flight.

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The flight of the balloon starts from Dhanpus or Lauruk and ends at the bank of Mardi River. You can choose the starting point on your own. In the meantime, you fly from the ground, you will be able to observe beautiful lake valley along with encompassing lakes, falls, caves’ entrances and formats, huge mountains, temples, and many more attractive possessions.


Hot Air Balloon can be called as a type of aircraft that lets people fly with the help of fire in a bag so-called “envelope”. The source of the fire is propane- a burning liquid. The people in the hot air balloon remain in the basket, enjoying the view from a certain height. The basket is mostly made up of woven wicker. The first hot air balloon was created by Montgolfier brothers and the first flight was taken at Paris on November 21, 1783.

Major attractions of Hot air ballooning

  • Best experience of flying in the sky.
  • View of mountains like Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal, and Annapurna ranges.
  • Lakes and rivers like Phewa and Mardi, which you can see glittering water layers and boats wandering above them.
  • Clean and beautified lake city
  • Forest paths and many other fascinations.

Hot air ballooning started in Nepal a long time ago but got paused for some time because of some reasons. But it now came into practice with advanced features, technologies, and ideas. The key point of this flight is that you can fly 5 times a day which means that the balloon can take you to the bluish sky 5 times a day. But as an initial condition, the flight can take off for two times only (once in a morning: to view sunrise as well, and another in the afternoon), and gradually the number will increase to 5. The Board has aimed at welcoming over 2 million visitors via this sport in the upcoming year. To accomplish this aim, the community is working days and nights with local technicians and about 25 general employees.

Magical Voyage ride on the balloon costs Rs 11,000 per person (for Nepalese) and $155 per person (for foreigners), the flight duration is around 40 to 60 minutes. Also, you can get different offers and discounts on prices, on special occasions that frequently occur in Nepal. The paying and flying will be more worthy if you select the best time to do so.

The best months for Hot air ballooning in Pokhara, Nepal is from September to May which includes the spring, winter, and autumn season. Other months invite rainfall in Nepal, so they are not much recommended. As the best choice, we recommend using weather forecast applications to know about 90% accurate predicted weather and its change.

Hot air ballooning is categorized as different types that include Bird-eye flight, Eagle-eye flight, Magical Voyage, Hot air romance, Hot air engagement, Hot air anniversary, and Hot air birthday. All these experiences can be gained in a fixed period of time, swinging in the sky of Nepal with the horizontal sunrise view (in the morning) or normal view (in the afternoon). Also, the prices differ according to the categories. For further information about prices and advantages, you can check in to our official Hot air ballooning in Nepal’s package on our site.

Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition offers you this grand opportunity to fly in the sky with the best of prices, itineraries, and other services. Our services include hotel bookings, land or air transportation (according to demand), food and accommodation, and so on, which include different terms and conditions. If you have your own group or flying member, then you can simply book for that; but if you do not have a group then we can also manage the obliging group for you. So contact us and fly with us. We make your trip better from unwillingly bitter.

Manju Mahato

Manju Mahato

Manju Mahato is a content and blog writer with over 5 years of experience in the field. She has a passion for creating compelling and engaging content that resonates with readers. Her expertise lies in crafting informative and well-researched articles on a wide range of topics, including health, travel, and technology. She is a skilled communicator and enjoys connecting with her readers through her writing. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for storytelling, she strives to deliver high-quality and informative content that makes a difference.

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