Paragliding in Nepal
Paragliding in Nepal
Nepal is a country of extraordinary landscapes and scenery. This makes it an ideal location for adventure sports. Paragliding is offers an experience like no other! It enables anybody to fly right next to the Himalayan peaks. Those new to paragliding will be able to take a tandem flight with an experienced pilot harnessed behind them. Most of the flights take place in Pokhara, above the Fewa lake and around the giant Himalayan peaks. For the more advanced fliers, there are various courses and rates that they could choose from according to their skills.
The take-off takes place a 20 minute ride from Pokhara, on the hill of Sarangkot. Sarangkot is a viewpoint, 2000ft above Lakeside Pokhara. This flight enables you to see some of the highest peaks in the world, such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu.
Please have a look at the three different types of flights that we offer:
Annapurna Panorama Flight
We take a 20 min jeep ride from Pokhara uphill to Sarangkot viewpoint 2000ft above Lakeside. Thisis where we take off. From here we can see three highest mountains in the world. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, all over 8000m. We offer 3 types of tandem flights from here.
This midday flight gives you the thrill of high flight as we thermal up above Sarangkot in the company of eagles and vultures, 20 - 30 min. We land by the lake.
This flight is designed to give you the chance to experience flying from one valley to another. Using thermals, clouds and birds to guide us, we take you on an unforgettable journey north of Pokhara towards the big mountains. We fly as long as we can and aim to return to Pokhara same afternoon. Flight time - 1 hour approx.
The biggest shot of adrenaline in the Himalayas! See what our world class acro pilots can do with a wing as you loop, spin and spiral through the air. Performing maneuvers called "Helicopter", "SAT", "Back-fly", "Tumble" and "Wingover".This 10-20 min flight will leave you breathless yet and an amazing experience of a lifetime.
What to bring
- hiking shoes
- Long trousers
- Few T-shirts
- A fleece jacket or a wind stoper jacket
Best time to fly in Nepal
The paragliding season in Nepal starts in September and ends in early June because of the amazing views that you can witness around this time. After June, the monsoon season begins. However, this shouldn’t stop you from paragliding. If the weather is good, the monsoon season can be a very rewarding time to fly, since it offers scenery very different from the usual! Having said that, the weather is not always consistent and there might be days when we won’t be able to fly.
Ensure you are fully insured for paragliding and are covered for medical emergencies including repatriation.