Ultra Lights giving the bird-eye view
Ever desired to fly like a bird and watch the beautiful mountains, jungles and lakes of Nepal from the bird-eye view but never knew how to do it? Well, the Ultra Light Aircraft is a way to fulfill this desire. The small light weight plane with an engine can glide in the air amidst the clouds once launched. The cockpit could either be closed or opened depending on the aircraft. It is one of the best ways to get the bird-eye view of the majestic Himalayas, rapid rivers, green jungles, ponds and ethnic villages.
It is unique and fun as well as safe way to fly and the light flight has an engine to help in take off, landing and in case of the change in weather conditions during the flight.
However, it has room only for two people, a passenger and the pilot. It might not make the flight as interesting and fun as it would have been if one were together with her/his family in the same flight. Nevertheless, taking up a separate flight and flying at the same time, taking photographs of each other and also the splendid views are worth the flight.
These flights are operated from Pokhara from September to June, on daily basis, depending upon the weather conditions. It goes to the height of 5000m allowing one the view of the picturesque earth below. The flights are offered in three forms on the basis of its duration. One is for 15 minutes, another lasts for 30minutes and finally an hour long flight. The price varies according to the duration of the flights.
The 15 minutes flight takes you over the Pokhara city, Phewa Lake and Sarangkot hill along the Buddha monastery on the southern part of the city. It allows the viewer the panoramic views of the Annapurna Himalayan Range and also the Dhaulagiri Mountain from a distance at the speed of 50km/hr to 90km/hr.
The 30 minutes flight at the speed of 90km/hr takes you closer to the Fishtail Mountain and flys over the Tibetan refugee camp as far as Lamachour on the northern part of the valley.
The 60 minutes flight takes you as high as 12,000ft and covers the entire Annapurna Himalayan Range at the speed of 90km/hr to 130km/hr. It is one of the most memorable experiences of the Himalayas in Nepal and one could only desire to have spent more time flying in the ultra lights.
The expert pilots make your flight safe while you lay back on your seat relaxing and enjoying the views of the beautiful mountains up close. It is one of the most splendid experiences of the world. So, book your tickets, leave behind your worries and get ready for the enticing experience of flying up into the cloud banks.