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Visitors to Pokhara can enjoy a bird's-eye-view of its splendid Himalayan scenery and experience the thrill of flying in a micro-light aircraft. The exciting sport of motor gliding is now available in Pokhara to complement its natural beauty. The Russian-made delta-wing powered gliders can carry two persons. They have a maximum speed of 130 km per hour and can reach heights of 5,000 m. Flights are conducted by experienced Pilots.
Paragliding in Nepal : Paragliding is a relatively new adventure sport in Nepal, and little information is available in tourist guidebooks. Paragliding in this Himalayan country can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure seekers. You can experience unparalleled scenic grandeur as your share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites, while floating over villages, monasteries, temples, lakes, and jungles, with a fantastic views of the majestic Himalayas.
Gliding is a weather dependent sport and the flying season in Nepal commences from November through February, the best months being November and December. By virtue of its latitude and monsoon climate, the tree line in Nepal is at an incredible 3900m above sea level. With conditions milder than summer alpine, these are excellent and constant atmospherics. The topography and climate of Nepal also make it an ideal destination for all levels of pilots - subtropical conditions provide plenty of thermals and combined with the long valleys common in Nepal, they produce perfect "cloud streets" ideal for Para gliders, inviting them to fly along this "sky highway. The local microclimate, controlled by the numerous lakes in the valley, is unique, which makes it even better for the glider.
The take off points for these flights is Sarangkot (1592m), which offers prime views of Phewa Tal and the mountains at sunrise and sunset (provided the skies are clear); the
landing is by the lake. No previous experience is required as qualified pilots provide a short briefing before launching.
Itinerary: Day 01: Flight or drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu Day 02: Hiking to Sarangkot (1590m) Day 03: Paragliding tour Day 04: Sightseeing in Pokhara city. Day 05: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.
Price: 30-40 Minutes US $ 80/- Per Person , 60-90 Minutes US $ 130/