Paragliding in Nepal is a new adventure sport that has been attracting lots of tourists who want to fly like a bird on the horizon. Before it was introduced to the public, flying in an ultra-light aircraft seemed quite insane and for local people, it was like impossible things to do.
The scenic beauty of green valleys, snow-capped mountains, rivers and water streams seen from the above while paragliding in Nepal makes it the paradise for the paragliders. It is the kind of adventure which everybody has to have once in a lifetime. There are six places in Nepal where you can experience the exotic adventure of paragliding
Sarangkot, Pokhara is the most popular destination in Nepal for paragliding. Soaring into the sky from Sarangkot will help you witness the picturesque view of the snow-capped mountains, beautiful lakes, Big Monasteries, temples, many villages, and allows you to fly besides eagles, vultures, and kites. Paragliding from Sarangkot will certainly give you an unforgettable experience. Tandem paragliding (Paragliding with Pilot) for beginners is available in Pokhara or you can paraglide on your own.
Bandipur is another popular destination for paragliding in Nepal. It offers the spectacular views of Manaslu Mountain, Annapurna mountain area and Ganesh Himal Peak and surrounding villages. Good shoes and a windproof jacket is going to help you a lot while paragliding here.
You can choose between a calm scenic float and an acrobatic tumbling routine and tell your pilot what you want. Cross-country tandem flight (flying into unchartered territory) for those people wanting more experience is also available here.
Chapakharka situated at an altitude of 2100m in Godawari, Lalitpur is one of the most beautiful take-off places for paragliding and is a paradise for adventure lovers. One can enjoy the panoramic view of mountain ranges, beautiful Kathmandu valley and breathtaking landscape view with greenery. Both solo and tandem flights are available here.
Kot danda is one of the important places for paragliding in Nepal. It is another place located within Kathmandu valley with its unique qualities for paragliding. Kot Danda lies near Bisankhunarayan, Lalitpur District and offers you wonderful views of Kathmandu valley along with beautiful places of Lalitpur such as Godawari Area, Santi Ban (temple of Lord Buddha), Santaneshwor (temple of Lord Shiva) and many more.
Pulchwoki is another renowned place for paragliding in Nepal. Often called the valley of flower, Pulchwoki the highest hill in around Kathmandu valley from where peoples can take off and glide on the horizon. It is the best place to witness the stunning views of Kathmandu and surrounding areas and a great spot for risk takers to Paraglide.
Godawari is another majestic place for para-gliders. Located at the distance of 10 km from Patan and Kathmandu, Godawari is one of the finest paragliding spots where tourists can enjoy the thrill of gliding, and stunning views of Kathmandu valley, Various Mountain ranges, Green Hills and many more.
Nagarkot is another newly discovered paragliding spot in Nepal. Surrounded by lovely hills and mountains Nagarkot is out of the crowded area of the city you can enjoy a beautifully clustered village. Paragliding from Nagarkot offers you the best views of many Himalayas, villages and beautiful sceneries.
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