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Paragliding in Nepal

Soar High......
Paragliding Paragliding in Nepal is the dream of every adventure seeker. Relatively a new adventure sport in Nepal, it is highly liked among the lovers of adventure. Soaring high in the air above the snow-carpeted mountains is an exhilarating experience. You view some of the best scenes on the earth, from the sky. You share space with the creatures of the air, soaking in the wonderful view of the marvelous Himalayan ranges. We are sure, the feeling you would experience, would be incomparable. Paragliding in Nepal can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure seeker. A trip will take you over some of the best scenery on earth, as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites and float over villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and jungle, with a fantastic view of the majestic Himalaya. Paragliding is another adventurous activities being carried out in Nepal to amuse the visitors. There are various places suitable for organizing paragliding but Sarangkot (1592m) in Pokhara is the best among all. We would go for at least 30 to 45 minute flight which would provide an existing experience that would cherish for the rest of life. For those who want to find out what paragliding is all about , the pilot will explain and about it and teach its use so that it would be easy for anyone to control the glider. October to April is the best period for paragliding in Nepal. It is one of the best ways to view Nepal and its Himalayan panorama by a short flight from Sarangkot. While on flight , one can observe the glory of Annapurna range and beautiful landscape around Pokhara valley, virgin Mt; Fishtail (Machhapuchhre), Lamjung Himal, Annapaurna Himal, Himchuli, Fewa Lake, Rice field, Rivers and settlements. Certainly, the flight gives anyone thrills with a great photographic opportunity.

Fast Facts;
Nature of the Sport:-Weather Dependent
Flying Season in Nepal:-November to February
Best Months: - March and April & November and December
Tree Line: - 3,900 m above the sea level

Highlights of Trip
  1. Nepal is a wonderful place for paragliding.
  2. Paragliding or powered paragliding is undertaken in Nepal mostly in Annapurna range, more specifically the Pokhara Valley.
  3. Paragliding in the Pokhara Valley gives unforgettable views of the world's 8000m peaks.
  4. Several training schools in Nepal train people in paragliding.

Nepal's landscape and climate make it an ever-luring destination for paragliding holidays. The tree line in Nepal is at an incredible 3900metre. There are no valley winds. Conditions are constant to great extent after the departure of monsoon. Most popular months among the paraglider fraternity are November, December and January. However, the adventure activity begins from early days of October and continues till May.

Falconry and Parahawking

Falconry and parahawking add more thrill to the adventure vacations. Parahawking is a not-so-long-ago launched art in which hunter birds are trained to fly with paragliders, guide them to thermals and even produce aerobatic activities. Eagles, vultures and kites are mostly used for the purpose. Black kites are much liked by the adventure seekers for they are very agile in flights and are able to out-man oeuvre even the most skilled paragliders.

Tandem Flight
Tandem flying involves a passenger flying with a pilot. Both have separate harnesses that are attached to each other and the wing. Paragliding harnesses are built for comfort and safety; they feel more like an armchair. After take-off the passengers just sits back, relax and enjoys the unfolding magnificent sceneries. Because Para gliders can foot launch and gently foot land again and are very portable we can take them anywhere and fly from most mountains in Nepal.
1. Cloud-Buster, this is midday flight gives you the thrill of a high flight as we thermal up above Sarangkot in the company of eagles and vultures. It's a 30 minute flight and we land by the lake.
2. Cross-Country, this is one hour flight offers you the chance to experience flying from one valley to another. Using thermals, clouds and birds to guide us, we take you on an unforgettable journey north of Pokhara towards the Annapurna mountain range. Based on the weather conditions we fly as far as we can and aim to return to Pokhara same afternoon. A fly reach altitude of between 2500m to 3400m before returning Pokhara by air.

The passenger is accompanied by a pilot in tandem flying. Both of them have separate paragliding harness. Paragliding harnesses are manufactured keeping comfort and safety of the passengers in mind. The passenger just relaxes and soaks in the beautiful scenic view. He can also easily take the photographs. Our staff and bus driver brings you in Sarangkot Hill for panoramic views of Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri Range, and dramatic Fish Tail Mountain, Manaslu and other snowy peaks and preparation for Paragliding. Paragliding is a relatively new adventure sport in Nepal, and is the simplest, safest and least expensive way of discovering the joys of flying alone to experience the aerial views of the magnificent Himalayas. Sarangkot, at 1,592 m above Lakeside in Pokhara Valley, is the jumping off point for paragliders. From here, one can take in stunning views of three of the world’s Eight Thousanders, namely, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu.
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