Paragliding Adventure in Pokhara

7 Days

Paragliding in Nepal: Soaring Amidst the Himalayan Majesty

Nepal, renowned for its towering peaks and breathtaking landscapes, offers an extraordinary opportunity for paragliding enthusiasts to take flight amidst the majestic Himalayan range. Here’s what you need to know about paragliding in Nepal:

1. Awe-Inspiring Locations:
Nepal boasts several world-class paragliding destinations, with Pokhara and Sarangkot being the most popular. The Sarangkot hill station, just a short drive from Pokhara, is renowned for its stunning sunrise flights. Pokhara, often referred to as the “City of Lakes,” offers flights over the tranquil Phewa Lake and awe-inspiring views of the Annapurna and Machapuchare mountain ranges.

2. Accessibility and Safety:
Paragliding in Nepal is accessible to both beginners and experienced paragliders. Professional paragliding operators ensure that flights are conducted with strict safety standards and experienced tandem pilots. Safety briefings and equipment checks are standard procedures before takeoff.

3. Tandem Flights:
Most paragliding experiences in Nepal are tandem flights, meaning you’ll be paired with an experienced pilot who controls the paraglider while you enjoy the ride. This allows anyone, regardless of experience, to enjoy the thrill of flying.

4. Mesmerizing Views:
Paragliding in Nepal offers unparalleled views of the Himalayan peaks, serene lakes, lush valleys, and charming villages. The feeling of soaring above these dramatic landscapes is nothing short of mesmerizing.

5. Year-Round Adventure:
While paragliding is possible year-round in Nepal, the best seasons are during the post-monsoon period (September to November) and pre-monsoon period (March to May). These months provide clear skies and optimal weather conditions for paragliding.

6. Duration and Cost:
A typical tandem paragliding flight in Nepal lasts from 20 to 30 minutes, depending on weather conditions and the chosen package. Prices vary, but they are generally affordable, making paragliding an accessible adventure for travelers.

7. Thrilling Sunrise Flights:
One of the most exhilarating experiences is taking a sunrise flight from Sarangkot. As the sun paints the sky with hues of gold and pink, you’ll glide gracefully above the serene landscape, creating lasting memories.

8. Cultural Exploration:
Paragliding in Nepal isn’t just about the flight; it’s also an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich culture and warm hospitality of the Nepali people. You can combine your adventure with visits to local villages, exploration of vibrant markets, and interaction with friendly locals.

9. Sustainable Tourism:
Nepal places great emphasis on responsible and sustainable paragliding practices. Local operators and authorities work together to minimize the impact on the environment and preserve the natural beauty of the region.

Paragliding in Nepal is an adventure of a lifetime, offering the perfect blend of adrenaline-pumping excitement and serene natural beauty. Whether you’re an experienced paraglider or a first-time flyer, Nepal’s skies are waiting to be explored, offering a unique perspective of the Himalayan wonderland.

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
Transfer to your hotel and enjoy some leisure time exploring the vibrant capital city.

Guided tour of Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Swayambhunath (the Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple.
Briefing and preparation for your paragliding adventure.

Scenic drive to Pokhara, the "City of Lakes."
Check into your hotel and spend the evening by tranquil Phewa Lake.

Early morning transfer to the paragliding take-off point.
Soar above Pokhara Valley, enjoying mesmerizing views of the Annapurna and Machapuchare mountains.
Land gracefully by the lakeside.

Enjoy a free day in Pokhara for relaxation or optional activities like visiting Davis Falls, Gupteshwor Cave, or hiking to the World Peace Pagoda.

Return to Kathmandu by road or take an optional domestic flight.
Free time for last-minute shopping or exploration of Kathmandu's vibrant markets.

Day 7 :

Transfer to the airport for your international departure, concluding your paragliding adventure in Nepal.

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Paragliding fees and equipment.
  • Certified paragliding instructors and experienced pilots.
  • Sarangkot sunrise experience.
  • Guided tours in Kathmandu.
  • All necessary permits and fees.
  • Transportation between Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Cost Excludes

  • International and domestic flights.
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended).
  • Meals outside those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses and tips.
  • Optional activities not specified in the itinerary.
  • Additional expenses in case of unexpected events or flight delays.
Is paragliding in Nepal safe?

Yes, paragliding in Nepal is safe when conducted by licensed operators and experienced pilots. Safety measures and equipment are of high standards.

What is the best time for paragliding in Nepal?

The best time is during the post-monsoon season from September to November and the pre-monsoon season from March to May when the weather is stable.

Do I need previous paragliding experience?

No, you don’t need prior experience. Tandem flights are available, allowing you to fly with a qualified pilot.

What should I wear for paragliding?

Dress comfortably in layers. Wear sturdy shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

Can I paraglide if I have a fear of heights?

Paragliding offers a unique perspective and sensation. Many people with a fear of heights still enjoy the experience.

How long does the paragliding flight last?

Tandem flights typically last 20 to 30 minutes, but flight times can vary based on weather conditions.

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