POKHARA, Nov 14: Pokhara Ultralight Private Limited has resumed ultralight in Pokhara after a hiatus of eight months.
The adventure sport was halted eight months ago due to the nationwide lockdown enforced to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
Pokhara Ultralight has offered a special discount on flying an ultralight aircraft in a bid to attract domestic tourists. The scheme means to attract domestic tourists to the adventure sport at a time when tourism activities have decreased due to the virus, said Managing Director of the Pokhara Ultralight Company, Pom Narayan Shrestha.
“Resumed from November 11 at Pokhara Airport, four flights take place on a daily basis. We have focused on health guidelines against the infection, Shrestha said, adding that Rs 5,500 is charged per person per flight.
Avia Club Nepal first introduced ultralight in Pokhara in 1996. Four companies, Avia Club Nepal, Fishtail, Pokhara Ultralight, Heli Air Nepal have got licence to operate ultralight. Now only Pokhara Ultralight has resumed the adventure sport, which is operational in only Pokhara under the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.