Pokhara is one of the top five commercial paragliding destinations in the world. Pokhara, which is about 114km away from the capital, is known as the “City of Lakes”. It is also a popular vacation and tourist destination. It is also the gateway to some of the most popular treks. There is so much to see in this city that a horizontal perspective would be insufficient to savor all of it. Hence, Paragliding in Pokhara is the ideal way to experience nature’s paradise.
The extreme sport takes you to a viewpoint of an eagle eye high above the ground. The view from the height is of a place considered to be one of the most beautiful places in Nepal.
As you soar high above the ground in an infinite space and feel the wind blowing through your hair, you will begin to feel dimension-less. The view is of the same world, but from a bigger picture. It’s a realization of how insignificant are the functional value of human creation in comparison to the world that is significantly humongous.
View from Above
Like the experience of being a bird isn’t enough, Pokhara enhances it by presenting to you some of the most amazing view of her belongings. The view of snow-sprinkled Himalayan Range runs along the entire northern region of the city some of which being Annapurna I and VI, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhare.
The green hills stand tall and against the white-mountains. Some of the hills are terraced for farming. From where you fly, you will see the settlements shrink to a negligible size looking like decorations on a Christmas tree.
The glistening silver cut through the valleys and green pastures telling history through the pattern they have chosen to flow. All of this along with traces of human creation scattered around is what Paragliding in Pokhara offers to you in one picture.
If you are willing to try paragliding then you must have a good taste for adventure. You need to acknowledge that fact that paragliding is an adventure sport and such sport without risks involved wouldn’t be a sport at all.
However, all manageable risks are taken care of by the company you chose to fly with. High amount of danger is involved in taking off and landing. And Pokhara is known for its safe landing and take-off destination.
Government has no regulations for paragliding in Nepal. Hence, before selecting a company, it is advisable to research, make logical comparison and select the most popular company. Confirm that the company you are working with has a verifiable qualification. Also, insure sure that the company provides all necessary insurance coverage.
If you wish to escape the effort of having to learn how to control the paraglider, Tandem Paragliding is the deal. You will fly along with an expert who will take care of the launch, flight and landing for you. All you have to do is sit comfortable and enjoy the trilling experience.
Best Season to Paraglide
Your experience of Paragliding entirely depends upon the season and weather conditions. Hence make a wise choice of the season you want to paraglide in. The clearer the sky, the better is the experience.
In Nepal, the sky is pretty much clear throughout the year. Paragliding in any season is therefore favorable unless the weather permits. The best season are autumn between September and October and spring between Marchs to June. If you are attempting it during November and December, make sure it is not a gloomy day.