Paragliding in Pokhara, Nepal
Paragliding in Nepal offers some of the best view of the nature. A lifetime opportunity to feel like a bird, paragliding is the ultimate escape into paradise. The most famous and common destination for paragliding in Nepal is Pokhara. This 30 to 45 minute flight is a great way to have a bird eye view of beautiful Pokhara and the nearby hills. You will have a good view of some of the highest mountain ranges like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre etc.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 03: Hiking to Sarangkot (1590m)
Day 04: Paragliding and sightseeing tour
Day 05: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 06: Farewell
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Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, we will Pick up you and drive you to your booked hotel.
Day 02:Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 03:Hiking to Sarangkot (1590m)
From Pokhara we will make the early morning hike towards Sarangkot. The hiking to the top of the Sarangkot will offer us great view of the high hills along with the glorious view of the beautiful surroundings including the green forest, cultivated regions, local settlements, beautiful lakes and other several things.
Day 04:Paragliding and sightseeing tour
We will wake up early in the morning to enjoy the great sight of the sun rising from the east piercing the white snows and Giants Mountains. Then we will wait for our turn to have the paragliding at the Sarangkot. The paragliding will take us to the Pokhara valley near to the Phewa Lake. After Paragliding, we can visit at the different places where we can enjoy the real beauty of the Pokhara valley. We can visit the lake side enjoying the great view of the surroundings. The splendid view of the white hills and green forest at its waist views most panoramic from all aspects.
Day 05:Pokhara to Kathmandu
From Pokhara we will return back to the Kathmandu. The wonderful view of the surroundings that we can view from the window of the vehicle will be spectacular. Driving for about 7 to 8 hours resting at some places, we will return back to the Kathmandu and rest the night over there.
We will drop you to the international airport for your departure 3 hours before your flight and wish you a safe journey.
- personal first aid kit
- plastic bags
- duffle bag
- wallet and/or money belt
- water bottle
1. Where can I go Paragliding?
Most day trips are run out of Pokhara city as its surroundings offer some of the best flying conditions and sites within Nepal. Paragliding operators will also run longer trips on special request. These trips are often custom made and take you to the parts of Nepal where conditions allow safe and fun flights.
2. How long will a trip take?
A typical day trip will involve about 30 to about 40 minutes of actual flying. But you should set aside at least two hours as getting to the site, briefing, equipment check and fitting takes time.
3. How safe is it?
Paragliders take safety quite seriously. Commercial trips taking non flyers up on tandem flights stay well within safety margins and equipment used is never compromised on. It’s your pilots well being as well as yours on the line when flying, and no pilot will compromise on his safety – and certainly not yours. Most day flights take off from Sarangkot hill near Pokhara. This area allows great views, predictable flying conditions, is flown very regularly by most pilots and flights take off from a controlled take off area on a grassy slope and land near the lake. Flying safety in Pokhara is as good as in any good commercial flying area of the world.
4.Do I need a prior experience or training in paragliding?
No, you don’t. All you need to do is – sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!!!
5. Will I get sick during the flight?
If you are prone to motion sickness, there is a slight possibility of you getting sick during the flight. Normally, the actual gliding time is not more than 45 mins and the flight is so exhilerating, you will not have time to ‘get sick’. But in case you do, you can let the pilot know about it and he/ she will try to land it at a shorter duration. Make sure that you eat and drink right the night before.