Paragliding provides an opportunity to experience the life of a free bird with aerial views of the mountains. Paragliding is an adventure sport that offers breathtaking views of majestic mountains and clouds surrounding yourself, green lush forests, blue lakes, temples, monasteries, beautiful villages and valleys. Pokhara and Kathmandu are popular paragliding destinations. There are options for you to fly solo or with world-class pilots and it is categorized as listed below:
During a tandem flight, there is a pilot with the passenger. The pilot and the passenger have separate harneses and the passenger is in front of the pilot. Both harnesses are attached to each other and the wing. Harnesses are for the safety of adventurers and are comfortable and attached to the seats. The passenger can have their priceless moment captured with their camera.
Experienced paragliders can fly themselves, but a permit is required to fly solo. The permit can be obtained from the Civil Aviation Authority, costs $45 and is valid for 15 days. It can be renewed after expiry. For the permit, a 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 green forests, valleys, lakes, villages, rivers, temples, monasteries and so on until the next available destination. After landing, a cab or jeep is hired for the joyurney back to a main city. Every day, the route and landing destination can change according to the weather conditions.
Note: There is a risk that paragliders will interfere with domestic airlines flights, so to avoid such circumstances, follow the rules and regulations of flying policies of Nepal. Equipment for solo travelers can be hired in Nepal.
There are two main paragliding destinations in Nepal which are Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Pokhara: In Pokhara, we take a 15-20 minutes ride from Pokhara to Sarankot. Sarankot is the take-off locatonace for paragliding in Pokhara and offers fine views of Fewa Lake, mountains such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu and Pokhara Valley. 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 the take-off location for paragliding. Here, paragliding will offer a panoramic view of the Langtang Himalayas with many other small peaks, stunning Kathmandu valley, and green lush forest of Phulchowki Hill. After landing, we return to Thamel.
Best season & time for paragliding
As long as there are thermal and no 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 lucky people who see lust forest-vegetation and thundering rivers.
The times we offer for paragliders are 10 am to 12 pm and 12 pm to 2 pm. During these periods, the earth will be warmer and the sun creates thermals which are necessary for uplift. For a less turbulent and calm flight, an early morning flight is chosen by paragliders.
For booking, paragliders need to contact us at -least 1 day before paragliding by email, phone, or visiting in person, so that we can schedule everything in time. Advance payment of 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 and costs USD 140 per day and he/she will receive an international paragliding license. i.e. license to paraglide all over the world.
Standard flight = Rs. 8000 ($80)
Cross-country = Rs. 12,000 ($120)