As defined by Cambridge Dictionary, a hot air balloon is an aircraft consisting a very large bag filled with heated air, with a container hanging under it in which people can ride. The history of hot air balloon in the world dates back to the second half of the 18th century. The French scientist Pilatre De Rozier successfully made and tested a hot air balloon ‘Aerostat Revellion’ on 19th September, 1783. Although Rozier’s hot air balloon couldn’t fly more than 15 minutes, his predecessors kept on working on it for further progress.
Nonetheless, 2nd July 2002 recorded a new history in the field of the hot air balloon flight in the world. That day, an American businessman, James Stephen Steve Fossett set off the first successful solo flight around the world in a balloon. Fossett flew in a balloon named “The Spirit of Freedom” for two weeks by covering around 31,000 km (19,263miles) distance.
Nowadays, flying in a hot air balloon has been one of the most appraised adventurous tourism around the world. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania; Cappadocia, Turkey; Napa Valley, California and Queenstown, New Zealand are the world famous places for hot air ballooning. The best spots for hot air ballooning in Asia are Furano, Japan; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Siem Reap, Cambodia and Bagan & Inle, Myanmar.
Nepal is a naturally beautiful country having world’s highest peak, Mount Everest; deepest gorge Kali Gandaki and largest glacier, Khumbu Glacier. Nepal offers ample opportunities and sites for adventurous tourism besides religious, cultural and historical tourism. Among the adventurous tourism sectors, mountaineering, trekking, hiking, kayaking, skiing, rafting and paragliding are famous amidst the travelers coming to Nepal. Apart from these sectors, hot air balloon in Nepal is a newly introduced field to attract the tourists from around the world.
Hot air balloon in Nepal was first successfully started on Saturday, 17th November 2018 in the magical valley and city of lakes, Pokhara. For your information, Pokhara is just about 205 km away and approx 30-minutes’ flight from Kathmandu where you land for Nepal visit. Driving to Pokhara from Kathmadu is a reallife experience for a glimpse of snowy peaks and distinct landscapes. You drive along the Prithvi Highway, one of the country’s oldest roadways, built on the banks of the Trishuli and Marsyangdi Rivers. The flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu is really memorable due to the scenic beauty of the high Himalayas and cultivated land.
Yeah, hot air balloon history in Nepal is not much long but you have the most invaluable memory in the balloon. Hot air balloon ride in Pokhara rewards you with the magnificent view of the Pokhara City and the surrounding landscape. You won’t delay to appreciate the exhilarating close view of the Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri Massif, Fishtail, Hiunchuli peaks covered with snow. When the hot air balloon reaches some 500ft or 1,000ft high, you see distant view of Manaslu Region and Lamjung Himal. Therefore, hot air balloon ride is one of the things to do in Pokhara for lifelong reminiscence.
Best time for hot air balloon ride in Pokhara is between the month of September and May. For exploring the majestic view of Pokhara including its lakes, cultivation and major landmarks, hot air balloon ride is a must do activity. The months June, July and August are not quite favourable time as it may rain heavily during this time. You can ride in hot air balloon either in morning for sunrise or the evening for observing the sunset. The panorama of snowy peaks glittering in the sunrays will definitely make you have the most enchanting experience of life.
Each basket of the hot air balloon in Pokhara can accommodate maximum six persons and hovers in the sky for an hour. There are many things that you can do by flying in hot air balloon in Nepal for your memories. You can choose hot air balloon ride in Pokhara to do the activities from family tour to birthday celebration. Similarly, if you want to make your engagement day and anniversary day extraordinary, you can do hot air balloon ride in Pokhara. Last but not the least, hot air balloon ride is the best option to escape from the hustling and bustling activities of the city. And hot air balloon ride in Pokhara benefits you for taking photography of the Pokhara City and the snowcapped peaks around.
Hot Air Balloon Packages
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Hot air balloon ride is one of the rarest opportunities for bird’s view of the touristic center Pokhara one gets in life. Just take a hot air balloon ride at about 1000ft height for about 40-60 minutes, you will feel the heavenly bliss! Green forests, snowcapped peaks of the Annapurna Massif, the Dhaulagiri Massif, Manaslu region and cultivated land and clustered houses are really amazing. Hot air balloon ride around Pokhara awards you with the incredible scenery of the surrounding as the most valuable asset in your life.
Hot Air Balloon Engagement
Dream that you and your fiancé of fiancée all the way with your loved ones, and exchanging the engagement ring! Can there be anything as conspicuous as this moment in your whole life? For this whole life recollection, you can book hot air balloon engagement package by contacting our trekking agency. You can accomplish your engagement ceremony in the hot air balloon in Pokhara for doing the same thing in different way!
Hot Air Balloon Anniversary
If you want your wedding or love anniversary quite extraordinary from others’, hot air balloon anniversary package is the most appropriate. You are howling high up in the sky in hot air balloon and commemorate one of the most notable days of your life! Observing the anniversary in hot air balloon in Pokhara is perhaps yet another most remarkable lifelong achievement you ever have. Apart from this, if you want to mark the anniversary of your business or organization, hot air balloon anniversary package is equally fruitful.
Hot Air Balloon Birthday
Of course, the day you were born is one of the vital events your life and you want to make it quite differently unforgettable. If it is so, you can book hot air balloon birthday package via our trekking agency for the necessary arrangements. Just imagine the nearest and dearest ones wishing you the “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” in the sky and you will feel it overwhelming! The basket decorated colorfully for birthday celebration in hot air balloon will indeed be the most pleasant moment of your life.
Hot Air Balloon Family Tour
Hot air balloon riding is equivalently significant for travelling around the captivating Pokhara Valley with you family. Hot air balloon family tour helps you stay away from the crowd of the city and hover in the sky for some time. Hot air balloon family tour will prove to be one of the most memorable journeys throughout your life. While flying with your family, you can capture the eye-catching view of the lakes, forests, residential areas and snowy peaks seen from the vicinity.
Hot Air Balloon Photography Tour
If you want to capture snaps of Pokhara and its surrounding, hot air balloon photography tour is the best alternative. For the best 360-degree panoramic photos of snowcapped peaks and green landscapes around Pokhara, hot air balloon photography tour is really meaningful. While in the basket for about 40-60 minutes high above the sky of Pokhara, you can shoot the photos from different angles.
Pokhara Hot Air Balloon Ride Prices:
Flight Duration: 35 – 40 minutes
SAARC Country Citizens NRS 13,000/- and for Nepali Citizens NRS 9500
NRS 17,500/- for Foreign Citizens
Every Morning: 05:00 am – 8:00 am
Every Evening: 04:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Launch Site: Pame
Landing Site: Phewa Lake shoreline
Insurance up to $20,000
Two-way transportation facilities from Lakeside
Balloon Flight Certificate
Photo & Video
Food & Beverage
Terms and Conditions:
Minimum age 5 years and minimum height 4 feet
No recommendation for the passenger with history of leg injury