Pokhara Paragliding
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Paragliding in Pokhara

Paragliding in Pokhara is popular as it offers the spectacular beauty of mountains, snow-clad Himalayas, beautiful lakes, gorges and valleys.

Kiran Neupane
Author | Kiran Neupane Date Published:
Paragliding in Pokhara

Flying up in the sky just above the beautiful lake paradise of Pokhara is one of the wonderful things to do in Nepal. The urban lifestyle but very natural environment of Pokhara valley attracts a lot of visitors every year. And surfing the sky opens a good possibility of exploring the beauty of the Himalayan complex and beneath the beautiful Fewa lake.

The experienced gliders assist the tandem paragliding in the heart of Pokhara valley. Sarangkot is a popular spot for Paragliding and there are several companies offering this wonderful aerial adventure.

Soaring up like a bird in the sky and enjoying the incredible mountain vistas is the best part of gliding in the Pokhara valley. Like no other place, Paragliding in Pokhara offers the beautiful amalgamation of adventure, mountains and hawks, and the scenic beauty of the entire valley.

Paragliding in Pokhara is incredible as the valley itself is renowned as one of the top five amazing paragliding destinations in the world. It is not only popular for its finest gliding experience, but also for the spectacular views of the mountains, valleys and gorges, caves and lakes and amazing nightlife.

There are many other things to do in Pokhara, however, paragliding from the beautiful vantage point in Sarangkot entices every adventure enthusiast to fly in the sky of the gateway to the mountains.

The overwhelming natural beauty of Pokhara valley is indescribable. And exploring it with a wonderful aerial adventure is not similar to any other activities. Situated in the foothills of Annapurnas and many other Himalayan ranges, the valley is a beautiful symbiosis of nature, adventure and wide arrays of cultural spectrums.

From Pokhara, you can witness the snow-capped views of three eight-thousanders Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Annapurna, and majestic Machhapuchre along with many other mountain peaks.

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    Pokhara Paragliding Facts

    Activity Paragliding in Pokhara
    Operating Hours

    Early Flight: 09:00 AM

    Late Flight: 12:00 PM

    Age Limit

    Minimum: 5 Years

    Maximum: Not Available

    Weight Requirement

    Minimum: 25 Kg

    Maximum: 90 Kg

    Best Months

    September to December

    February to May

    Duration

    Minimum: 20 – 30 Minutes

    Maximum: 40 – 60 Minutes

    Major Attractions

    City View

    Lake View and

    Mountains View

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    Paragliding Price in Pokhara

    The paragliding price in Pokhara is comparatively cheaper and very worth it for the life lasting experience it offers. The cost of Nepalese citizens is cheaper than foreigners. However, there is not any huge contrast in the cost, making it an affordable and easy fit for all. The cost of Paragliding in Pokhara includes the photos and videos of the gliding adventure.

    Paragliding in Pokhara

    Paragliding cost in Pokhara differs according to the season, nationality and circumstances. As of now, due to the pandemic, the cost of Paragliding is cheaper than the previous tariffs. During the low season, especially during monsoons and winter, the cost of Paragliding decreases and during high season, the rate is normal.

    Paragliding cost for Nepali citizens:

    The paragliding cost is different for Nepalese citizens in Pokhara. Nepalese nationals get a little privilege in paragliding and the cost is comparatively cheaper for Nepali citizens.

    National Duration Cost (NPR)
    Nepalese 20-30 Minutes NPR 6500
    Nepalese 40-60 Minutes NPR 10000
     

    Paragliding cost for Indian, Chinese and SAARC visitors:

    The cost of Paragliding varies as per the nationality. There are different rates provided by Paragliding companies for Indian, Chinese and SAARC nationals. In usual times, the cost for Indian/Chinese and SAARC nationals is the same.

    National Duration Cost (USD)
    Indian/Chinese/SAARC 20-30 Minutes USD 90
    Indian/Chinese/SAARC 40-60 Minutes USD 110
     

    Paragliding cost for other nationals:

    Paragliding cost for foreigners, that includes nationals other than Indian, Chinese and SAARC nationals, is different.

    National Duration Cost (USD)
    Foreign National 20-30 Minutes USD 100
    Foreign National 40-60 Minutes USD 130

    Paragliding Cost Inclusion

    The above-mentioned cost of Paragliding includes:

    1. The activity cost.
    2. Two way hotel transfer.
    3. Photo and video.
    4. Insurance.
    5. All government taxes and fees. 

    Paragliding Cost Exclusion

    The mentioned cost doesn’t include:

    1. Extra person’s transportation to take off or from the landing area.
    2. Services that aren’t mentioned above.
     

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    Best Time for Paragliding in Pokhara

    Paragliding is round the year activity, however, the best favourable time for Paragliding is September to December and February to May. During these months, the climate is normal and you can see the clear views of the mountains and lakes from the sky. Furthermore, this time is also favourable for sightseeing and other adventure activities.

    Autumn Season
    The months of September, October, November and December are Autumn months. During this time, the weather is very favourable, not so cold and very moderate. This is the high time you can see the sky of Pokhara full of Paragliders. Also, the Dashain and Tihar festivals fall in this season, so many people travel this time to enjoy the vacation in Nepal.

    Spring Season
    The month of February to May is the Spring season in Nepal. During the months of Spring, the sky is clear and weather is favourable as the climate and temperature is moderate. Also, Spring is the best season for Paragliding as you can explore the blooming florals and the beautiful Rhododendron. The greenery in the hills of Pokhara is captivating and the view is very clear from the sky.

    Paragliding Difficulty in Pokhara

    Paragliding is not difficult and a wonderful activity for adventure lovers. The amazing beauty of the mountains and the astonishing atmosphere seen from the sky lures a lot of visitors every year.

    A tandem flight completes your Paragliding experience if you are a novice and not a certified trained paraglider. Tandem flight means you will be flying with a certified trained Paragliding pilot who will assist you to complete your adventure.

    Promotional Offers and Discounts

    The paragliding activity in Pokhara witnesses a good mass during the high season. It is basically during the months of September, October, November, December, February, March, April and May. These months are comparatively favourable as the sky gets clear and the climate is wonderful.

    The months other than aforementioned are Low season or offseason. During this time, you can still do Paragliding and get the most of it. During the high season, the cost of Paragliding is higher than during the low season.

    • Low Season

    The months of June, July and August are low time for Paragliding. Due to monsoon, the Paragliding is uncertain and most of the time it is not so favourable in terms of climate and weather conditions. However, safety is the utmost priority of every paragliding company, so, the operators only conduct Paragliding if it is safe enough to undergo.

    • High Season

    The months of September, October, November, December, February, March, April and May are considered High seasons. During this time, many people visit Pokhara for Paragliding and the weather seems quite jolly and the atmosphere is very adventurous.

    The spectacular views of the mountains, on a clear day, offer the mind-blowing views in the sky of Pokhara valley. In the High Season, the cost of Paragliding is normal and it is difficult to get discounts on offered prices.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Is paragliding safe in Pokhara?

      Yes, Paragliding is considered to be safe in Pokhara. There are not many casualties witnessed from Paragliding and the companies are very much concerned about the safety and security of passengers. So, the trained pilots and certified operators ensure the safety of Paragliding in Pokhara. The adventure is quite safe.

    • What is the best paragliding in Pokhara?

      There are 60 companies offering Paragliding in Pokhara. All of them are certified and into operation with systematic planning and process. However, the tariffs of all companies do not vary. Some of the popular and best Paragliding in Pokhara are Open Sky Paragliding, Himalayan Sky Adventure Paragliding, Mountain Overview Paragliding, Flying Buddha Paragliding, Sunrise Paragliding, Team 5 Nepal Paragliding etc.

    • What additional precautions the Paragliding companies are taking in Pokhara?

      The additional precautions basically include the health condition of the passenger and looking after the climate and condition of the Paraglide. So, the companies are best aware of the safety and security of the passenger and the glide itself. All the necessary precautions including insurance and operational feasibility are well taken care of.

    • What Paragliding in Pokhara is good for avoiding crowds?

      All the Paragliding companies offer the experience from Sarangkot and that lands near Pame. So, basically, it’s the experience that matters in the sky of Pokhara regardless of the company that is offering Paragliding.

    • Can I take the Paragliding course in Pokhara?

      Yes, you can take a Paragliding course in Pokhara. Depending on the type and proficiency of the piloting, the course for people, beginners, progression and Thermalling course are offered in Pokhara which varies from 5 days to one month.

    • How much does Paragliding cost in Pokhara?

      Usually the Paragliding cost in Pokhara is NPR 6000-7000 per person for a 25-30 minutes flight but it does fluctuate upon the peak tourist season and low season from NPR 4000 to NPR 10000 per person, the cost includes transfers and photo/video cost as well.

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