Nepal is a culture-rich country and it is blessed with scenic splendor (the pristine beauty of the region as well as beautiful people with a genial nature). It is famous for its Pokhara Valley, the second largest valley in Nepal, that offers adventurous activities, esp. paragliding. If you wish to feel like a bird in the sky and do not suffer from acrophobia, then this is a must-visit destination. The lakes in the valley are like a gem in the crown. The panoramic views of the Pokhara valley are a true delight to the body, mind, and soul.
Why Do Paragliding at Pokhara Valley?
- The valley has high mountains with 3 peaks reaching an altitude over 8,000 m.
- The weather conditions are perfect for flying.
- Gentle winds blow, and the weather is predictable and consistent.
- The view from the sky is out of this world.
Tips for a Memorable Paragliding Tour
Just follow the following tips to make your paragliding tours to the Pokhara Valley a success:
- There are several companies offering paragliding tours. Some may make fake promises. Just ensure the company you are choosing is the right one and has a good track record.
- Be assured that the company you choose has insurance coverage.
- The best time to go paragliding is 11:30 a.m. when the winds have become active.
- If you are booking a flight, do it at least 1 day in advance. It makes it easy for the companies to plan.
In Pokhara, 19 companies offer tandem flights and all charge the same:
- $75 for a 30-minute standard flight
- $110 for 40 to 60-minute cross-country flight
- $17 for 5 minutes video, 30 stills GoPro footage
If you wish to pursue paragliding around the world, you may opt out to undertake a 15-day introduction course to paragliding. Presently, only two companies viz. Sunrise and Blue Sky offer this course that costs €120.00 per day (the cost includes equipment). You will get a paragliding license that would make you eligible to paraglide anywhere in the world.
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Image Credit : jeeheonPublished On: Thursday, January 9th, 2014