Pokhara, also known as the backpacker’s paradise, is one of the best places in the world to experience paragliding. It falls on one of the 5 commercial tandem paragliding locations in the world. The beautiful landscapes, the greatwhite peaks, green hills, lakes, and the breath-taking views of the city make the experience even more exciting. The trip starts from Sarangkot which is known as the paragliding capital of Pokhara. Sarangkotis a famous hill station known for its sensational view of the sunrise and sunset over the Himalayas.
Tandem paragliding is when you are comfortably placed in a separate harness in front of the pilot. This lets you to take pictures, talk with your pilot, and just enjoy the view in comfort and safety.
Howsafe is it?
Although this is an extreme adventure sport adventure with risks involved, you can say it is safer than crossing a busy road in Nepal. Pokhara hosts more than 250 flights a day during peak-season. It is a lot safer. The Pilots areinternationally certified and are very experienced. Pilots need 2 years of experience before they become a commercial tandem pilot.
How to travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
There are two option to reach the Pokhara. You can take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes 25 minutes only or take a tourist bus leaves at 7.00am from Kathmandu which takes 6-7 hours or take a Private car which takes 5-6 hours. The TravelSewa company arranges the best discounted flight fare and private car any time.
We drive to Sarangkot to enjoy an hour long paragliding adventure. The standard paragliding flight takes off from Sarangkot (30 min. by jeep from Pokhara), floats above Sarangkot for a while, then heads over Pokhara before performing spiralling acrobatics (optional) on descent to Phewa Tal next to Lakeside.