Overview

Nepal is a perfect place to go for natural rejuvenation. You will get many chances to get views of mountains while paragliding. There are many places suitable for paragliding in Nepal. However, Pokhara is the only place that offers paragliding at present. Thousands of people come to Pokhara for paragliding, not because it is the only place that provides paragliding, but Pokhara is one of the best regions to paraglide with beautiful landscapes and stunning mountain views. Paragliding is an adventurous activity that enables you to experience flying in the sky without a heavy aircraft. You will be jumping from the top of the hill at 1700 meters. You will be using a paraglider to fly around the sky. A paraglider is a free-flying aircraft launched by foot. The pilot sits in a hitch hold beneath a fabric wing, which shape is formed by its suspension lines, and the air pressure enters the vents in the front of the wing. Paragliding is a simple yet thrilling activity where you aviate using a thermal uplift. Paragliding in Pokhara offers you a free flight above the beautiful lake city.

Paragliding in Pokhara is one of the newest adventure activities of the country that started in 2007. However, the activity has been prevalent in a short time. Nowadays, even professional competitions are held every year at Pokhara. There won’t be any problem even for those with fear of heights as there won’t be sudden drops or plunges or the sensation of falling.

Paragliding is a bit risky sport, so the weather needs to be perfect to paraglide. Thus, spring and autumn are the ideal seasons to paraglide in Pokhara, as the weather is mostly lovely during these seasons. Paragliding in Pokhara allows us to get the view of some of the highest Himalayan giants including, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and the renowned Machhapuchhre. Likewise, we will get some spectacular views of the Phewa Lake and the whole Lakecity, Pokhara. Starting the flight from Sarangkot, you land in Lakeside.

Paragliding in Pokhara does not demand any prior experience. The only necessity is that you are mentally prepared to fly freely through the sky. For those in search of the perfect place to practice paragliding, Pokhara is the one. The cost of paragliding differs as per the duration of the flight. The starting price to enjoy paragliding is USD 70.

Tandem Flights in Nepal, Pokhara

Tandem flight is a type of paragliding that involves a pilot flying with a passenger. Pilot and passenger, both have their harnesses that are fastened to each other and the wing. Paragliding harnesses are for the comfort and safety of the adventurers that are connected to the seat, which feels more like an armchair. During Tandem flight, the passenger lays back and enjoys the gorgeous views of the Himalayas, rivers, lakes, and beautiful terrains. It is also easy to capture photos and videos while paragliding. A paraglider is a portable aircraft, so it can be taken anywhere and can fly from any of the mountains.

The trip begins with a twenty-minute jeep ride from Pokhara uphill to Sarangkot's viewpoint. This is the starting point of the flight. From here, we can get the views of three of the highest mountains in the world; Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu (all over 8000 meters).

Paragliding tour type 1- Cloud Buster

Cloudbuster refers to the kind of flight where you take off from Sarangkot and fly above the valley while enjoying the spellbinding views of lush green hills, beautiful villages, and also looking at the people below and enjoying the view while flying in the sky. Enjoying the trip, we land at the Lakeside.

Paragliding Tour Type 2- Cross Country

This type of paragliding tour offers you to enjoy the thrill of flying while exploring the nearby area. Each day, you will be flying through different routes so that routes can be altered accordingly and provide a bit different conditions. There is the chance of flying beside the long crest moving down the valley past Phewa Lake while looking at the Annapurna range to the right. Other days, we pass over the valley and fly directly at these majestic peaks. Then, we will return to the Lakeside for landing. 

Paragliding Tour Type 3- Acrobatic Flying

Acrobatic Flying provides you the most substantial shot of adrenaline in the Himalayas. Experience what the acro pilots can do with a wing as you loop, spin, and spiral through the air. Performing tricks called “Helicopter,” “SAT,” “Back-fly,” “Tumble,” and “Wingover.” This is one of the most thrilling adventures you will ever have. 

Paragliding Tour Cost for All People with Photo & Video

Flight Type   

Cloud Buster (Regular  Flight)    

 

Cross Country

 

Acrobatic Flying

 

Flight Duration   

30 Minute

 

60 Minute

 

20 Minute

 

Cost    

$ 70

 $ 110

 

$ 70

 

No experience is required to engage in paragliding. However, it would be best if you were mentally prepared. There is no age limit either, though, kids and older people are not recommended to try this due to the safety factor. Windproof jackets and tight shoes are a must to prevent cold and many other issues. However, there is a weight limit of 100kg, so you need to slim down if you are more than 100 kg. The paragliding center offers you the excellent, well-experienced pilots to free you of worry and enjoy the experience and sights around. 

Safety

All the companies offering paragliding is required to pass the safety test, so they have proper knowledge of the stuff and work to ensure the safety measures. However, there is still some risk, like any extreme sports. Although it is infrequent that issues occur, and it would not be as much fun as it is with some risk involved. Just be sure to book your flight with a trustworthy company. 

Trip highlights

What's included?

  • Cost Varies according to the type of Paragliding Tour
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick-up and Drop-off

What's excluded?

  • Breakfast and Dinner

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