Experience Water Ball on Phewa Lake in Pokhara. This is the newly added sport in Pokhara, Nepal which can be played by a single person in absolutely safe environment monitored by the experienced staffs. Follow the instructions of the guide and enjoy sailing along the calm water of Phewa Lake from inside the waterball.
What is Water Ball?
Also known as water walking ball, this is an inflatable and transparent circle which enables people inside it to walk easily on water. The balls are usually made from polyvinyl chloride. It has a zip for easy entrance and exit and is considered a safe sport. Safety handles are adhered to both the inner and outer walls of the ball. It can easily be inflated with an air pump once the people enter the ball. Oxygen inside the ball is said to last for more than 45minutes.
Waterball in Pokhara
Pokhara is slowly shading its classical introduction as a paradise for trekkers. With the introduction of whole bunch of adventure sports, Pokhara is drawing more and more attention of adventure seekers. In the constant search of new thrills, Pokhara has recently added waterball to its extreme sports list of ultraflight, paragliding, parahawking and zip-lining. Zip lining in Pokhara is in fact said to be the tallest, steepest and fastest zip line in the world that is sure to give you an adrenaline rush that you are looking for.
Launched by Kathmandu City Shuttle Tours and Travels Pvt. Ltd. with a hope of promoting tourism, waterball has been launched for the first time in Nepal from Phewa Lake. The company is encouraged by the huge positive responses and excitement and it is soon planning to try this sport on other lakes in Pokhara like Begnas and Rupa. October to June has been considered best season for this exciting water sport. According to the company, people can enjoy water ball in Phewa Lake everyday from 9 am to 3 pm. If you are tired of having conventional boating in Phewa Lake, then this is your perfect alternative. Spend almost an hour gliding the sphere across the lake and take the sphere in any direction you like without anyone bossing around to tell you not to row in the given direction or row faster. You only live your life once. You need to take break from your mundane life often. Get the whole different view of majestic Machhapuchhre Mountain, its reflection in the sparkling lake and the Temple Island of Tal Barahi Mandir from inside the sphere.
Water Ball in Pokhara cost
The price of water ball is fixed at NRs 300 for Nepalese citizen and NRs 500 for foreigners which makes it the cheapest adventure sport.
Things you should know
The ball is 1 mm thick. It can support the body weight of up to 100 kg. It is convenient for one sailor at a time. It is safe for kids above 12 yrs age.
There are lots of things to do in Pokhara. You can combine this package with either a Day tour or reach Sarankot Hill. Not only is this hill famous as the best sunrise view point in Pokhara, but it is also the point of initiation for paragliding. There are several travel companies that are organizing water ball tour and I tell you what- it is worth every penny.