Paragliding


Paragliding is the purest form of flying. By harnessing the elements and rising currents of warm air, one can stay aloft for many hours and travel great distances. This simple engine-free aircraft fits easily into a rucksack and weighs around 12kg. Because it can fly very slowly, we can foot launch and gently land again with minimum effort, making it perfect for pioneering new sport of adventure flying. Paragliding in Nepal amongst the grandest scenery on earth is an inspiring experience. Tandem flying involves a pilot flying with one passenger. Both have separate harnesses that are attached to each other and to the wing. Paragliding harnesses are built for comfort and safety, so that the passengers can just sit back, relax and take in the epic scenery. 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 Himal, the views commanded from here of three of the world’s 8000 m peaks, are unsurpassed. There are several sites around Phewa Tal (the lake) but the most accessible and the popular is Sarangkot (1,500m).