From Pokhara, you’ll board a 20-30 minute bumpy jeep ride to the Sarangkot viewpoint at elevations of 1600 meters. You will be picked up from your hotel.
When the weather is good, the flight may take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., when the sky is generally clear and sunny. The sun must be out long enough to heat the planet and generate thermals required for the lift in order for flying to be optimum.
The flight will last 30 minutes and will offer a great time. You’ll land on a designated site just beside Phewa Lake. As you’re close to the lakeside, you can stroll around the market to reach your hotel.
- Pick up and drop off from Hotel to paragliding spot
- Tandem Paragliding with GoPro Footage
- Tips and personal expense
The paragliding flight departs from the stunning Sarangkot cliff. You’ll leap off the cliff with an expert pilot, flying over the beautiful Phewa Lake for almost 20-30 minutes. The trip features a few aerial acts, including the Helicopter, SAT, physician, Back-fly, Tumble, and Wingover. A photo session and sightseeing are also included before landing at a designated landing site near Phewa Lake.
You can experience either a typical flight or a cross-country flight while paragliding. The former may only last 20-30 minutes, but the cross-country flights can last for much longer. You are free to soar alone; nevertheless, you must obtain a permit from the Pokhara civil aviation office.
What is a tandem flight?
An experienced and authorized Tandem pilot flies with a passenger in a tandem flight. The glider is flown by the pilot while the passenger sits in front of him. The glider is designed to carry the weight of two individuals. Both the pilot and passenger wear separate harnesses, connected to each other and to the wing.
Is it Safe?
Paragliding is a relatively safer alternative to skydiving, but it still entails some danger. During peak season, more than 250 flights occur each day. To protect yourself, you’re provided with a backup chute and a big lake in case of a fall. There’s a chance of danger when take-off and landing are affected by the wind, but it’s really safe in general.
It’s also a good idea to get coverage from an insurance provider that covers adventure sports, such as paragliding before you take part in the activity. The greatest choice is usually to go with a reputable firm. Pilots are likewise certified by global paragliding schools around the world.
Paragliding is a relatively simple activity that can be done by anybody. The activity level is classified as easy to moderate. The flight is entirely determined by the wind speed, wind direction, and thermal lift among other things. If the weather is ideal, flying may be quite simple. Flying in an unfavorable environment, on the other hand, might be difficult.
The ideal months to do paragliding in Pokhara are spring (March-June) and fall (September-November). Winter (December-February) is still a good time to do paragliding.
Things to do in Pokhara
Pokhara is a popular destination for tourists and an ideal location for paragliding excursions. Pokhara has stunning lake views, including the Peace Pagoda and Annapurna Himalayan vistas, which you can enjoy from an adrenaline-pumping paragliding experience.
The city’s primary lakes include Phewa Lake and Begnas Lake. In these lakes, you may take a boat trip. Davis Falls, World Peace Pagoda, Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, International Mountaineering Museum, and Gorkha Museum are some of the prominent tourist attractions in the city.
How to get to Pokhara
The city of lakes Pokhara, which is located approximately 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu, is Nepal’s second-largest metropolis. You may travel to Pokhara by air for 25 minutes or drive for 5-6 hours along the Trishuli Highway.