Paragliding is a relatively new adventure sport in Nepal. Paragliding in Nepal is truly wondering about the experience of adventure seekers. You can experience the unparalleled scenic grandeur of eagles, and kites, while floating over villages, monasteries, temples, lakes, and jungles, with a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayas. A paragliding trip takes you over some of the best sceneries on the earth with a fantastic view of the magnificent Himalayas. If you wish to have such an experience of flying in the sky freely like a bird, you can contact the Nepal Adventure Team, as we have long been organizing this sort of sport.
Paragliding is a weather dependent sports and the flying season commences from November through February, the best months being November and December The main area for having paragliding trips in Nepalis the Annapurna region, more specifically the Pokhara valley, Nepal’s second ‘City, nestled at the foot of the Mt. Annapurna, the views commanded from here, of three of the world’s 8000 m peaks, are unsurpassed.
The paragliding trip is organized by Sarankot in Pokhara. From Pokhara, you can have a short hike up to Sarankot (1,592m.) hill and then fly down above the scenic Pokhara valley, from where you will have beautiful views of Phewa lake and magnificent views of majestic mountains, and also have superb sunrise and sunset views, (provided that skies are clear) and then you will land down nearby Phewa lake. While having a paragliding trip, you will have an opportunity to have superb views of the Annapurna range and beautiful landscape around Pokhara valley, virgin Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, Himchuli range, terraced rice field, and settlements located below. These all features are clear enough why a paragliding trip in Pokhara is the most loved trip.
There are several sites around Phewa Tal (the lake) but the most accessible is Sarangkot, a viewpoint 700 m 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. It is one of the picturesque sites, as there is a lake below, and a majestic mountain behind. Many paragliding pilots are based in Pokhara for the season, flying from this mountain alone.
There are various options for the paragliding enthusiast and for the first-timers. There is a three-day introductory course for beginners, as well as tandem flights, where you will fly with an instructor, for the inexperienced or less brave. You sit back in your seat as your qualified pilot takes you on an unforgettable journey. The take-off point for these flights is Sarankot, which offers a prime view of Phewa Tal and the mountains at sunrise and sunset (provided, the skies are clear) the landing is by the lake.