Hot Air Balloon Ride in Pokhara is the best commercial adventure sport in Nepal. It is best suited for adrenaline junkies, adventure seekers, and brave individuals willing to experience new things. Ballooning takes you to a definitive altitude of over 500 meters off the ground above Pokhara City. The ride gives you amazing views of Annapurna (8091m) and its range, Machhapuchhre (6,997m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Lamjung Himal (6983m), and Hiunchuli (6434m) along with the view of lakes, lush dense forest, hills, and ethnic settlements nestled between them.
First, you head to Pokhara from Kathmandu. The city of Lakes, Pokhara, is about 204.5 km far from Kathmandu. You can either drive or fly to Pokhara. The drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara is about 6 hours long and the flight lasts for around 30 minutes. From Pokhara, you drive to Dhampus or Laurukh. After reaching the take-off point, the officials will check for the weather conditions. Thereafter, you will take an hour-long hot air balloon ride and get an aerial view of Pokhara Valley, surrounding hills and Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range. The balloon ride slowly takes off with the views of the surrounding hills and landscapes entertaining the participants. As the altitude increases, the passengers on the hot air balloon can relish the sights of the entire Pokhara Valley and the Himalayas in the Annapurna ranges including the Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m). The ride will finish either at the bank of Mardi River or you will land back from your ride point. The hot air balloon ride either takes off in the morning or in the evening. So, you can also enjoy the sunrise or sunset views during the ride. Except for the monsoon months of June, July and August, the ride takes place during all months.
Eternal Himalaya specializes in all kinds of trips and tours around Nepal. The balloon ride comes with a driver so you will not be alone. We prioritize your safety and entertainment above all and will ensure that you have the best time on this ride. For more information, please contact us.