Paragliding is an adventurous sport in which a wide canopy resembling a parachute is attached to
a person’s body by a harness in order to allow them to glide through the air after jumping from a
height. Paragliding in Nepal gives you an opportunity to capture aerial view of the Himalayas. A
paragliding trip will take you over some of the best scenery on earth, as you can share airspace
with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites and float over villages, monasteries, temples, lakes
and jungle, with a fantastic view of the Himalayas. The Best season for Paragliding is from
October through April. The Various types of deals can be offered for Paragliding beginners and
veterans. The three-day introduction course can be offered to beginners while tandem flights
where one can fly with instructor are offered.
The main area for Paragliding is the Pokhara valley which offers the commanding views of three
of the world’s 8000m mountain peaks with friendly and constant conditions for your paragliding
holidays. It is located in the broad valley at an altitude of 800 meters the reliable climate of this region allows consistent and friendly conditions for paragliding pilots.
Places To Glide in Nepal
Paragliding is a weather dependent adventurous sports and the flying season in Nepal commences from November through February, the best months being November and December. The take off point for these flights is Sarangkot (1592 meters), which also offer a prime view of Fewa Lake and mountains at sunrise and sunset and the landing is by the Fewa Lake. You don’t require any experience as qualified pilots provide a short briefing before launching. You will need to take a 20 min jeep ride from Pokhara to Sarangkot. From there you can see three of the highest mountains in the world i.e. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, all over 8000 meters.
Chapakharka is the most beautiful take off site in Kathmandu which is located at 2100 meter from the sea level. This area is filled with green hills and a wide variety of vegetation and birds. It is a pollution free place with a good wind inflation to fly. It is 13 km far from Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.
Kot Dada is another place for breath taking Paragliding spot within the Kathmandu valley which is also 12km away from Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu. This location is suitable for practicing the thermal navigation.
Godavari is located approximately 10 km from both Patan and Kathmandu valley. Many outdoor enthusiasts’ people come here to enjoy the breathtaking views and beautiful landscape. It popular for hiking and paragliding in Nepal due to its rich wildlife and natural splendor. The garden is filled with plants, trees, ferns, flowers and orchids. It is also famous for its butterflies, which can be seen during Paragliding peacefully amongst the beauty and splendor of the garden.
Pulchowki is the highest green hill in Nepal. It is good for one day trekking with breathtaking height. It has the tallest radio broadcasting tower. It is at the peak of the Himalayas.