Among the many extreme sports available in Nepal, paragliding is one of the most famous one. A lifetime opportunity to feel like a bird, paragliding is the ultimate escape into paradise. Soaring high above the ground in a dimensionless space gives you the perspective of the infinite.
Paragliding in Nepal offers some of the best view of the nature. Nepal is surrounded by mountain ranges and packed with unexploited natural ecosystem, which elevates the experience of paragliding. The most famous and common destination for paragliding in Nepal is Pokhara. At a distance of 141 kilometers from the capital city, Pokhara is the perfect vacation spot affluent in beautiful lakes and mountain views.
Paragliding in Pokhara
Paragliding in Pokhara is like eating a meal of all your favorite dishes. The 30 to 45 minute flight is a great way to have a bird eye view of the beautiful Pokhara and the nearby hills. There is just too much too see in the world and Pokhara summarizes all of nature’s beauty in its ecosystem. Pokhara incorporates all the possible existing treasures of the nature into its small premise. Viewing all of that in a single picture is a worthwhile experience.
View from Pokhara Paragliding
The mountains covered in white blanket of snow stand against the green hills. View of some of the highest mountain ranges- Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre will make you surrender to the incredible skill of the creator. Threads of silver lakes and rivers make their way through hills, valleys and green forests.
All of this is the sight available from the height of the flight. From your view point, you will see every humongous building reduced to a negligible size. The settlements shrinks into something that looks like scribblings on a green paper. Nothing is big anymore and yet the world appears to be bigger than it ever was.
Since it is an extreme sport, there is no doubt about the risks that are involved. Pokhara, being one of the top 5 commercial paragliding destination in the world, is known for its safe landing and taking-off zones.
There are no government regulations for paragliding in Nepal. Hence, before selecting a company, do your research well. Insure that the company you are working with has a verifiable qualification. Make sure that they also provide you with an insurance coverage.
A great way to enjoy the aerial environment is Tandem Paragliding in Pokhara. You save yourself from the effort of having to learn how to control the paraglider. Instead, your expert will take care of the launch, flight and landing for you. You can sit comfortably, but in a thrill, and enjoy your flight.
Paragliding in Kathmandu
Recently, Paragliding in Kathmandu valley also has been made available. The destination spot is Godavari located in the Lalitpur district. The 20 minutes flight from Godavari offers you the best combined view of a busy capital city surrounded with green hills. Some of the snow-capped mountain ranges including Mt. Everest, Ganesh Himal and Langatng Range will come into sight. You will also get a glimpse of the Botanical garden in Godavari.
Favorable Seasons to Paraglide
Paragliding is very sensitive to season and weather conditions. The clearer the sky, the better is the experience. Throughout the year, the sky in Nepal is pretty much clear. Hence, paragliding in Pokhara takes place every day if weather permits. The best season are autumn between September and October and spring between March to June. If you are attempting it during November and December, make sure it is not a gloomy day.
After getting in the flight at your own lands, your flight will begin to enter at the land of the Himalayas, Nepal. The glorious view of the high hills from the flight will enables you to make guess that you are now entering at the beautiful land of the earth, Nepal. After getting off the flight, you will be guided towards the HOTEL ROOM by the representative of the Nepal Eco adventure.
From Kathmandu we will drive towards the Pokhara. The drive will continue for about 7 to 8 hours through the main trail. In the leisure time, we can visit at the beautiful and one of the famous places of Nepal i.e. Pokhara. We will stay the night at the Pokhara at one of THE BEST HOTEL.
From Pokhara we will make the early morning hike towards the 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. We will stay the night over there at some local hotel.
Today we will have the paragliding. 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.
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.
From Kathmandu, we will walk towards the airport and will catch the flight towards the home destination. The farewell program organized by the Nepal Eco Adventure at the airport will be interesting to attend. After the farewell, we will board up in the flight and will fly towards the home.
What is Included
- Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
- Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
- Bus ride to Pokhara and again tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
- English speaking guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
- Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt cap as souvenir.
- Government taxes and official expenses.
- Guided Kathmandu city tour with private vehicle.
What is Excluded
- Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner.
- Meals in Pokhara.
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Your Travel and medical rescue insurance(recommended).
- International airfare.
- Your personal expenses like;Laundry, Battery charging, telephone and shopping etc.
- Alcoholic and non alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
- Desserts Sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
- Tips for the guide, porter and driver (tipping is expected).