Paragliding Tour Overview
What is paragliding?
Paragliding is a sport, with a flying Parachute. It has design modifications that enhance its gliding capabilities. The pilot is seated in a separate seat in a seated harness. He/She controls the wing through the lines attached to the trailing edge of the paraglider. These lines are helpful for turning the paraglider or simultaneously influencing pitch and speed. The glider can enjoy the view and seat comfortably and take pictures and videos. For adventure seekers, a paragliding tour provides the best experience.
Nepal, being a country rich in Himalayas, peaks, hills, lakes, rivers, etc provides this adventurous activity for the entertainment of people. There are few places where we can experience paragliding and enjoy all the scenery the place has to offer.
Paragliding in Nepal is possible throughout the year as long as it is not raining. Besides the monsoon season (June-August), the rest of the season spring (March-May), autumn (September-November), and winter (December-February) are the best season for paragliding. There are hundreds of people visiting Nepal just to involve in paragliding. Here, you will get very experienced, professional, and vaccinated pilots.
Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal and is a very busy city. It is situated in central Nepal, in the Kaski district. The city is really beautiful tucked in several snow-capped mountains, along with a number of lakes, temples, and monasteries. Pokhara city also offers many adventurous sports like boating, cycling, and paragliding. Paragliding in Pokhara is a lifetime experience. Tandem Paragliding in Pokhara is popular all over Nepal. People from different countries visit Pokhara just for Paragliding.
Paragliding in Pokhara is considered one of the safest paragliding. This is because of its thermal stability, easy take-off and landing, and the safety of the lake. Also, the view of Pokhara during the paragliding is something different and relaxing. You get to see different mountain ranges. The aerial view of many lakes and Pokhara city is astounding. The take-off point of paragliding is Sarangkot (an altitude of 1592m). Paragliding in Pokhara is very safe and secured and doesn’t require any experience. You will have a pilot with you all along the way. You can just relax and take pictures and enjoy the scenery. The well-trained and very experienced pilots in Pokhara.
There are local buses, a mini-bus, and a tourist bus available from Kathmandu to Pokhara. A local bus takes around 5 hours and costs you 300-350 NRS. A mini-bus takes around 4 hours. It costs you around 400-450 NRS. A tourist bus takes around 3-4 hours. These buses have more comfortable seats. It cost you around 500-650 NRS. Besides road transportation, a flight is also available from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The flight takes 20 minutes only and costs you 3000-3500 NRS. Once you reach the beautiful Pokhara city, you can take a taxi to Sarangkot. It is almost 40 minutes drive from the city.
There are different agencies that provide paragliding tours. The price might depend on the services provided by agencies. The normal price of paragliding for Nepalese is 5500 NRS and for foreigners is 6000NRS.
Paragliding Tour in Kathmandu is also known as Phulchoki Godavari Paragliding. It is located in the Lalitpur district, Godavari, 15 km from Thamel, Kathmandu. The main site however is called Chapakharka and lies at the height of 2100m. Rachantar has a very well-managed and smooth runway. It is the landing point of paragliding in Kathmandu. The flying duration here is 15-20 minutes. You get to see a stunning view of mountains like Jugal Himal, Langtang Himal, and Ganesh Himal along with a view of beautiful Kathmandu city.
Paragliding in Kathmandu is very safe and secured and doesn’t require any experience. You will have a pilot with you all along the way. You can just relax and take pictures and enjoy the scenery. The well-trained and very experienced pilots are there in Kathmandu. However, it is better to do personal travel insurance for your safety.
Being the capital city of Nepal, it is very easy to reach Kathmandu. You can get a bus from almost every part of the country. Once you reach Kathmandu city, you can take a local bus, taxi, or bike to the Godavari. It takes around 30-45 minutes to reach the Godavari.
Bandipur is also one of the very popular tourist destinations in Nepal. The paragliding Tour in Bandipur is not very popular as in Pokhara and Kathmandu. Due to this fact, it is more adventurous and thrilling. The scenery is very natural, un-spoilt. Since it is less explored and hence it is less crowded. Bandipur village itself is a very beautiful village with enticing houses. The paragliding tour in Bandipur however is getting recognition slowly. Almost 50 people visit Bandipur on a daily basis for Paragliding only. The take-off point in Bandipur is Thanimai Danda and the landing point is Bhumserma.
Paragliding in Bandipur is very safe and secured and doesn’t require any experience. You will have a pilot with you all along the way who will be sitting back in a separate seat. You can just relax and take pictures and enjoy the scenery. The well-trained and very experienced pilots are there in Bandipur. However, it is better to do personal travel insurance for your safety.
The price of paragliding for Nepalese is 8000NRS which includes photos, videos, and transportation. The price for paragliding for SAARC countries is 1000 NRS. This includes photos, videos, and transportation. On the other hand, for foreigners other than SAARC countries, it costs 11,300 NRS. This also includes transportation, photos, and videos.
Highlights of Paragliding Tour
- Get to explore different cities of Nepal
- Get to experience paragliding
- See the stunning views of mountains
- Ariel view of cities, forests, rivers, and lakes.