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Pokhara to resume hot-air balloon flights from September

A hot-air balloon flight in Pokhara. Photo: Balloon Nepal
A hot-air balloon flight in Pokhara. Photo: Balloon Nepal

Kathmandu, August 2

Pokhara, Nepal’s tourism capital, is all set to resume hot-air balloon flights for tourists from September.

The service was closed for the past two years owing to the Covid pandemic.

Balloon Nepal, the company starting the service in Pokhara in November 2016, says the reopening will be delayed by one more month as the monsoon is not an appropriate time for balloon flights.

A Nepali tourist has to pay Rs 8,000 for a flight whereas foreigners are charged USD 100 per person.

The flight will last for 30 to 40 minutes whereas eight people can fly under one balloon.

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