Paragliding in Nepal info
Paragliding is a quite new adventure sport in Nepal. Paragliding in this Himalayan country, Nepal can be a really wonderful and enjoyable experience for the adventure-lovers. You can experience finest scenic magnificence as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, kites, eagles, while floating over villages, lakes and jungles, monasteries, temples, as well as a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayas. Paragliding is a weather dependent sport and the flying season in Nepal commences from November to May, the best months being November December as well as March and April. By virtue of its latitude and monsoonal climate, the ranking line in Nepal is at an incredible 3,900 m above sea level. With surroundings milder than summer alpine, these are luminous and regular atmospherics.
The geography and climate of Nepal also create it an perfect destination for all levels of pilots- subtropical environment offer plenty of thermals and combined with the long valleys common in Nepal, they make wonderful ‘cloud streets’ perfect for Paragliders, attractive them to fly along this “sky highway”. The local microclimate, forbidden by the several lakes in the valley, is unique, which makes it even better for the Paragliding. The major region for flying in Nepal is the Annapurna region, specially the Pokhara valley. There are numerous sites around Pokhara valley but the Sarangkot is one of the finest sports nearby (1500m). A view point 700m above Pokhara , the lake 2000 ft below, the mountains behind, and the unlimited potential for XC and out and returns, this has quickly become the main site for the area, and many pilots have based themselves in Pokhara for the season, flying from this mountain alone.
There are a variety of deals for the paragliding fan as well as those checking this sport out for the first time. There is a three-day preliminary course for beginners, as well as tandem flights (where you fly with an instructor). At 6000 ft, you sit back in your seat as your experienced pilot takes you on an excellent journey. The take-off point for these flights is Sarankot (1592 m), which offers major views of Phewa Tal as well as view of mountains at sunrise and sunset (provided the skies are clear). The landing is by the lake.
30 to 40 m Paragliding (Cloud buster): Euro 75 per person
Experience the thrill of high flight as we thermal up above Sarangkot in the company of eagles and vultures, 30 min. We land by the lake.
1 hour Paragliding (Cross-country): Euro 100 per person
An hour Paragliding offers you the chance to experience flying from one valley to another. Using thermals, clouds and birds to guide us, we take you forwards the big mountains know as Fishtail, Annapurna Range as well as Dhaulari and a lot peak above 7000m. It goes for 1 hour.
Good Taste Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal