Paragliding is a wide canopy sport parallel to a parachute which is attached to a person’s body strapping in order to lift their weight through the air after jumping from or being lifted to a height. There will be pilot sitting in a harness suspended below a fabric wing. Paragliding is the contesting and competitive way of adventure which is consider as a sport of flying paraglider consisting of lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft the absence of rigid primary structure.It contains a special parachute allowing you to travel a long distance before landing. While Paragliding a person jumps wearing a wide, rectangular, steerable parachute from high place or through an an aircraft.Without contempt of using an engine, paraglider flights can last many hours along with covering many hundreds of kilometres, though flights of 1–2 hour. It also covers some tens of kilometres that are more the norm.Paragliding considerably simplifies travel to a suitable takeoff spot in comparison with other air sports.
In the context of Nepal, one of the best paragliding venue after Switzerland, Paragliding provide an opportunity for overall view of the Himalayas which is one of the life time opportunity .There is similarities of climate & geographic between Switzerland and Nepal which have made Paragliding sound more relevant and adventures. You can take paragliding as such trip that will take you to enhance some of the best scenery on earth including Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites and float over villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and jungle, with a fantastic view of the Himalaya. As the fifth best location to paraglide in the world , Pokhara has been nominated where paragliding is being seen as key product by administrator.Sun Rise Paragliding located in Pokhara was the first and only registered paragliding company in Nepal which was established in 2000 AD with the help of Adam Hill who was a British National and a paragliding Pilot.Pokhara offers paragliding services at the foot of the Annapurna Mountains where October through April is best season for paragliding.There will b three-day introduction course to beginners where one can fly as per the instructions offered by the instructor.
Offering a prime views of Fewa lake and mountains at sunrise and sunset , Sarangkot (1592m.)is the takes off point for the flights of paragliding and the landing is by the Fewa lake. As qualified pilots provide a short briefing before launching no previous experience is required. 20 min jeep ride is required from Pokhara to Sarangkot the viewpoint from where we will encounter the beauty of 3 of the highest mountains in the world ;Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manasalu, all over 8000 m.
Geographically and climatically, Paragliding can be blissful substitute adventure sport in Nepal which is suitable for adventurous people too.