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.
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 are unsurpassed here. 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 take -off point for these flights is Sarankot (1592m.) which also offers prime views of Phewa lake and mountains at sunrise and sunset (provided the skies are clear) and the landing is by the Phewa lake. No previous experience is required as qualified pilots provide a short briefing before launching.
- Manjulaa N Tour consultant Travel Air Pvt Ltd