Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders: lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure. The pilot sits in a harness or lies prone in a cocoon-like ‘pod’ suspended below a fabric wing. Wing shape is maintained by the suspension lines, the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing, and the aerodynamic forces of the air flowing over the outside. Despite not using an engine, paraglider flights can last many hours and cover many hundreds of kilometres, though flights of one to five hours and covering some tens of kilometres are more the norm. By skillful exploitation of sources of lift, the pilot may gain height, often climbing to altitudes of a few thousand metres.
Where Can do Praragliding in Nepal?
The takes off point for these flights is Sarangkot (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.
You will take a 20 min jeep ride from Pokhara to Sarangkot the viewpoint. From here we can see 3 of the highest mountains in the world. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manasalu, all over 8000 m. We offer 3 types of tandem flight from here.
Chapakharka is the most beautiful take off site in Kathmandu which is located at 2100m from sea level. This area is cool with green hills and a wide variety of vegetation and birds. It is a pollution free spot with good wind inflation to fly. It is just 13 km far from Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.
Kot Danda is another breath taking paragliding spot within the Kathmandu valley which is also 12km from Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu. This location is more suitable for those wanting to practice thermal navigation but it does not mean it lacks any of the green vegetation and birds.
Godavari is located approximately ten kilometers from both Patan and Kathmandu, and many outdoor enthusiasts flock here to enjoy the breathtaking views and beautiful landscape. It is known as one of the popular hiking and paragliding destinations in Nepal due to its rich wildlife and natural splendor. The garden is an extravaganza of plants, trees, ferns, flowers and orchids. Godavari is also famous for its butterflies, which can be seen gliding peacefully amongst the beauty and splendor of the garden. Godavari is one of the most picturesque and diverse destinations in Nepal and has much to offer visitors from fascinating sights, breathtaking natural beauty and paragliding.
Fulchowki is the highest green hill in Nepal. It is good for one day trekking with breathtaking height. It has the tallest radio broadcasting tower and it also has a shrine for the goddess Fulchowki which is situated at the peak of the mountain.