• My status
  • Nepal
  • Tibet
  • Bhutan

Paragliding in Nepal

Paragliding in Nepal can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure seeker. A trip will take you over some of the best scenery on earth, as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites and float over villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and jungle, with a fantastic view of the majestic Himalaya. Paragliding in Nepal is a quite new adventurous activity in Nepal, but the paragliding is a truly fantastic and pleasing that any adventure lover can feel or experience. You can experience the extreme scenic dignity, as your share airspace flies near the Himalayan as a griffin vultures, eagles, kites, floating over the villages, monasteries, temples, lakes, and jungles, with a fantastic view of the magnificent Himalayas. For gliding we have to depend upon weather condition as it is weather dependent sport. The flying season in Nepal commences from November to February. But the best months is between November and December. The gliding is offered in Mahabharat range however, the more is done in Pokhara, the beautiful lakeside town at the bottom of the Annapurna Himal. The starting point for the flight is Sarangkot (1592m), which offers great views of Fewa Lake, where the sunrise and sunset rays land in. If you wan to have paragliding, you do not need to have experience, as the qualified pilots will provide you full briefing before you launch. If you want to have funs with gliding why don't let us serve you.

Gliding is a weather dependent sports and the flying season in Nepal commences from November through February, the best months being November and December. The takes off point for these flights is Sarankot (1592m.), which also offers prime views of Fewa lake and mountains at sunrise and sunset (provided the skies are clear) and the landing is by the Fewa lake. No previous experience is required as qualified pilots provide a short briefing before launching. Paragliding too is new to Nepal. Nevertheless, Para-Gliding was an instant hit among the tourists the year it was first launched. Paragliding in Nepal can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure seeker. Since the 'Fall of Icarius', the men have always wanted to have their own wings. And as God is yet to be that generous, paragliding tries to fulfill that dream to some extent. And that is why; it is such a craze in Nepal. After all, who doesn't want to share his airspace with Griffin Vultures and Kites while smoothly gliding over villages, lakes and jungle with the dazzling and intimidating Himalayan peaks in the background? Paragliding is a relatively new adventure sport in Nepal that is why you will not find much information in guidebooks. Even the famous 'Lonely Planet Series' will let you down. Your best bet is the tourist help cell at the Tribhuwan Airport. The concerned officers will make all the related information available.

As you know, Gliding is a weather dependent sport that is why various aspects like fog, drizzle and wind is kept in mind before the flight. Like other sports such as Bungee and Hot-Air Ballooning, the flying season in Nepal commences from November and ends around February. The best months though, are November and December. The takes off point for the majority of these paragliding flights is Sarankot that is at the height of 6000 feet. The flight will give you a panoramic view of sunrise and sunset in Himalayas depending upon the weather conditions. The descent is near the magnificent Fewa Lake. The icing on the cake is the fact that absolutely no previous experience is required to experience these flights. Of course, there are qualified paragliding trainers who provide a short briefing before launching.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Flight or drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu - O/N at hotel.
Day 02: Hiking to Sarangkot (1590m) - O/N at hotel.
Day 03: Paragliding tour - O/N at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 04: Sightseeing in Pokhara city.
Day 05: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.

  • Nepal Footprint Holiday Treks Pvt. Ltd.
    Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
    GPO No : 6427
  • Tel : +977 14700302, 4701768
    Fax: +977 14700122
    Email:info@trip2himalaya.com
  • Associated