Paragliding gives the opportunity to experience the life of a free bird in the air with an aerial view of the mountain. Paragliding is an adventure sport that offers a breathtaking view of majestic mountains and clouds surrounding yourself, green lust forest, blue lakes, temple, monastery, beautiful villages, and valley. Pokhara and Kathmandu are popular for paragliding destinations. There are options whether you can fly solo or with world-class pilots through which paragliding has been categorized for the adventure lovers and are listed below:
During the tandem flight, there is the involvement of the pilot with the passenger. The pilot will have a separate harness and the passenger will have a separate harness in front of the pilot. Both the harnesses will be attached to each other with the wing. Harnesses are for the safety of adventurers which will be comfortable and attached to the seats. The passenger can have their priceless moment captured with their camera.
An experienced paraglider can fly themselves but the permit is required to fly on their own. Permit for solo flying can be obtained from civil aviation which will cost $45 and is valid for 15 days, also can renew after expiration. For the permit passport size photo, passport copy, visa copy, insurance copy, and paragliding license are required.
Cross country is flying in unchartered territory crossing over hundreds of kilometers over the green forest, valleys, lakes, villages, rivers, temples, monastery, and so on until the next available destination which is adventurous. After landing a cab or jeep is hired to the main city. Every day the route and lading destination could be changed according to the weather condition.
Note: Paragliding lovers can get international driving licenses in Nepal but there is the risk of getting closer to domestic airlines. To avoid these circumstances following the rules and regulations of flying policies of Nepal would be better. Equipment for solo travelers could be hired in Nepal if they don’t have any.
There is two main paragliding destination in Nepal which are Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Pokhara: In Pokhara, we take a 15-20 minutes ride from Pokhara to Sarankot. Sarankot is a take-off point or place for paragliding in Pokhara, which offers views of Fewa Lake, mountains such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu with Pokhara valley and so on. The landing takes place on Fewa Lake and we take a short drive to Pokhara.
Kathmandu: In Kathmandu, we take a ride from Thamel, Kathmandu to Godavari village (a beautiful place in Lalitpur District). This is a take-off point for paragliding. Here, paragliding will offer a panoramic view of Langtang Himalayas with many other small peaks, stunning Kathmandu valley, and green lust forest of Phulchowki hill. After landing we return to Thamel.
Best season & time for paragliding
As long as there is an absence of thermal and rain, paragliding can be done throughout the year but mostly the peak season is as the normal tourist season which is March-May and September-October. August is also known as for the lucky people, If you are lucky enough to see the lust forest-vegetation and thundering river you should try.
The time we offer for the paragliders are 10 am 12 pm and 2 pm. In this period mostly, the earth will be warmer and the sun creates thermals which will be necessary to lift up. For the less turbulent and calm flight, the early morning flight is chosen by the paragliders.
For booking, the paragliders are needed to contact earlier at-least 1 day earlier through email, phone, or visiting individually, so that we can schedule everything in time and advance payment which is Nrs 1000 - 1500 is required.
The paragliding course is also offered by us where the equipment is also included. The course will be held for 15 days which is going to cost USD 140 per day and he/she will get an international paragliding license. i.e. License to paraglide all over the world.
Standard flight = Rs. 8000 ($80)
Cross-country = Rs. 12,000 ($120)