Paragliding in Nepal

Paragliding is a relatively a adventure sport in Nepal which becoming popular among adventure seekers these days. Paragliding in this Himalayan country can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure-Seekers. You can experience unparalleled scenic grandeur as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites, while floating over villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and jungles, with a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayas. Paragliding in Nepal gives an opportunity for aerial view of the Himalayas. Paragliding is begins from Pokhara, the beautiful lakeside town at the foot of the Annapurna Mountains. Best season is from October through April. There are various deals for the paragliding veterans and novices. Paragliding is possible to do without any course training after getting a general knowledge from (staff) pilot.

The topography and climate of Nepal also make it an ideal destination for all levels of pilots- subtropical conditions provide plenty of thermals and combined with the long valleys common in Nepal, they produce perfect ‘cloud streets’ ideal for Para gliders, inviting them to fly along this “sky highway”. The local microclimate, controlled by the numerous lakes in the valley, is unique, which makes it even better for the glider. The main area for flying in Nepal is the Annapurna region, more specifically the Pokhara valley. This lakeside town is Nepal’s second “city”, nestled at the foot of the Annapurna Himalaya, the views commanded from here, of 3 of the worlds 8000m peaks, are unsurpassed.

There are several sites around Phew Tal (the lake) but the most accessible is Sarangkot (1500m ASL). A view point 700m above Pokhara, it is unique in that it has a road running to the top. A short walk brings you to the only purpose built take off in the country. Cut out of the slope is a 45m by 45m clearing. With regular cycles providing easy reverse launches, you could not ask for a more picturesque site.

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