Paragliding in Nepal gives an opportunity for aerial view of the majestic Himalayas. Pokhara, the beautiful lakeside town at the foot of the Annapurna Mountains offers paragliding services. Best season is from October through April. There are various deals for the paragliding veterans and novices. Three day introduction course is offered to beginners while tandem flights where one can fly with instructor are offered. Here First, about 20 minutes jeep drive from Pokhara to Sarangkot view point 200ft above lakeside. From here one can see three highest Mountains on the world, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu all over 8000m.
TANDEM FLYING ADVENTURE:
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 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. There are two types of tandem flights here.
A) Cloud-Buster (B/K flight):
This 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.
B) Cross-Country (Eagle Flight):
This 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. This is one of the best experiences of the Himalayas – everyone should try it once in their lives!!
C) Flying Course:
In Nepal the flying is made more special by the continuous presence of numerous species of eagle, vulture, falcon, hawk and kite. They all love to join us, equally fascinated by us as we are by them. Often flying within feet of the glider! Mostly there are 3 stages to become a pilot. We follow the Para-Pro syllabus: this is set out by the Federation Aeronautique International (FAI), the controlling body for all air sports worldwide. All the instructors are highly experienced and form the backbone of a highly professional team. The main flying courses are: Beginners, Thermal ling and Cross-Country.
What is included in the tour
- Insurance coverage
- All Government tax
- Transportation to and from Paragliding site
What is NOT included in the tour
- Nepalese visa
- Travel insurance (must cover all risk including helicopter rescue service)
- Expenses of emergency rescue operation
- Expenses of personal nature e.g. Phone calls, laundry, hire gears etc.
- Bar bills (soft and hard drinks)
- Gratuity for staff
- Expenses arising due to unavoidable circumstances like natural disasters, political unrest
- Services not mention herein.