Paragliding in Nepal gives an opportunity for aerial view of the Himalayas. 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. Pokhara, the beautiful lakeside town at the foot of the Annapurna Mountains offers paragliding services. Best season is from October through April. There are various deals for the paragliding veterans and novices. Three-day introduction course is offered to beginners while tandem flights where one can fly with instructor are offered. Nepal forms a rectangle on the southern slopes of the Himalaya and is without exception, the most stunning country imaginable.
The main area for paragliding is the Pokhara valley, commanding views of 3 of the worlds 8000m peaks with friendly and constant conditions for your paragliding holiday. Located in the broad valley at an altitude of 800m, the reliable climate of this region allows consistent and friendly conditions for paragliding pilots. It is not surprising that in a few short years Pokhara has earned a reputation of being one of the best paragliding destinations in the world.
Where to Glide in Nepal?
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 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.