Paragliding in Nepal
Paragliding has become one of the popular adventure sports in Nepal, popular among both the foreigners and domestic tourist. Paragliding in Nepal is actually an adventure sport that most of the people are waiting for. The nature of paragliding is breath taking but no doubt that it is pleasant and incredible in real sense. Nepal being the mountainous and geographically rich country has lot of potential in paragliding. Paragliding is similar to bird flying on the sky and viewing from the height. The main area for flying in Nepal is the Annapurna region, more specifically the Pokhara.
Paragliding activity in Pokhara
Pokhara is becoming one of the world’s best destinations for tourists to experience the Himalayas and is one of the world’s best locations for paragliding. Observing glory of Annapurna range and beautiful land escapes around Pokhara valley.
The season runs from early October until the beginning of May. The most popular months are November, December and January because of the super consist weather during this time. July to September, we arrange fly to at most every year. For best paragliding depends upon weather condition. The micro-climate of the valley makes it an ideal area for flying with for more constant conditions than the Kathmandu Valley 150 km east.
Pokhara is one of the top 5 commercial tandem paragliding locations in the world. Tandem flying involves a passenger flying with a pilot. Both have separate harnesses that are attracted to each other, where you can sit care free and enjoy your surroundings, lake pictures and tall with your pilot during the flight. Paragliding can foot launch and gentle foot land again and are very portable; we can take them anywhere and fly from most mountains in Nepal.
Tour Cost: 75 USD (7500/- NPR) per person
More than 3 People: 6500 NPR per person
Flight Duration: (20 - 30) Min.
It is about 30 minutes drive from Pokhara city, we arrive paragliding take off point Sarangkot. Our pilots will gives you some information about paragliding and safety before you fly with the pilot. It is 30 minutes flight and we land by the beautiful beach of Pame opposite place to Lakeside. In this paragliding, we can view sunrise, Fewa Lake, Annapurna Ranges, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre Himal, Laumjung Himal, Villages, Monasteries, Temple, Lake and Jungle etc.
#Cross Country Flight:
Tour Cost: 130 USD (12500/- NPR) per person
More than 3 people in group: 11500 NPR
Flight Duration: (40 - 60) Min.
Based on the weather condition, we fly as far as we can and aim to return to Pokhara same afternoon. This simple craft fits easily into a rucksack and weight about 10 kg with full experience of the extreme scenic dignity as y9our shore air spaces flies near Himalayan as a griffin vultures eagles, kites, floating over settlement with a fantastic view of the magnificent Himalayas. This is one hour flight, offers you the chance to experience flying from one valley to another. We take you one unforgettable journey of north Pokhara towards the Annapurna Mountain range.
1st Flight: 09:30
2nd Flight: 11:30
3rd Flight: 13:30
If you are an experienced paragliding and want to fly on your own, you can get a flying permit from the civil aviation office in Pokhara. The permit costs Rs 4520 (45 $) for 15 days which can renew upon expiration. It takes about 1 hour to get permit and you need provide them with a passport photo copy, visa photo copy, photo of yourself, proof of insurance and your paragliding license.
#Photo Video: Including in above cost. It is a wonder time for you to have amazing experiences to see the spectacular view of the landscape of the Pokhara Valley with the bird’s eye view. For your safety, you will be assisted by a highly trained guide. So grasp an opportunity which will be unforgettable memory for your lifetime. Fly once in Pokhara to make your dream come true. No previous experience is required as qualified pilots provide a short briefing before launching.
Hotel and breakfast in Pokhara and Kathmandu
I booked paragliding with Adventure Land Nepal Travel company, this was 30 minutes Tandem flight which gave me adventure thrill in life. Pilot was experience and flew in sky openly. Pokhara is nice place, where mountains are close to our eyes and Fewa lake is nice. Also hilly area and Himalayan ranges are always smiling with us.
Thanks Mr. chij for your well arrangement.