Hot Air Balloon will be the newest activity on the growing list of things to do in Pokhara! Launched earlier this week, Balloon Nepal offers three different flights from tethered flights at an affordable Nrs 6000 for Nepalis and USD $90 for foreign nationals, free flight for 30 minutes for Nrs 9000 and USD $120 for foreign nationals and a Magical Voyage experience that lasts for a full hour for Nrs 12,000 and USD $160 for foreign nationals.
Being in a hot air balloon gives you a birds-eye view of the rollings hills and the best view of the Annapurna Mountain Range. The commercial operations will begin from Dhampus, a village near Pokhara.
Back in 2010, Tara Air had announced that it would start hot air balloon services in Pokhara. Unfortunately, we have no information regarding why the service was discontinued. Hopefully Balloon Nepal has a better success with hot air ballooning in Pokhara.
EXPECT TO SEE: Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Mardi and Himchuli