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November 20, 2019

Pokhara Skydiving-2019 takes off in Pokhara

Paragliding in Pokhara
Paragliding in Pokhara – File Photo

Pokhara (RSS): The competition of skydiving themed ‘Pokhara Skydiving-2019’ has begun in Pokhara on Tuesday.

Explore Himalaya Travel and Adventure that organized the event the saw 10 Nepali adventure enthusiasts, including 4 women, participating in the first day of the competition.

Pokhara Zipline-Photo: Nawraj Sapkota
Pokhara Zipline -File Photo

Pokhara, a city of lakes, is being developed as a one-stop destination for the adventure-seekers as it is a hub for a wide variety of adventurous sports such as paragliding, zip-flyer, canoeing, bungee jumping, rafting, kayaking, hot air balloon, ultra-light aircraft and sky diving and the like. Organizer Anuj Pandey shared that 160 participants, including 10 Nepalis, will participate in the sky diving competition.

Bhotekoshi river rafting
Bhotekoshi river rafting – File Photo

A total of 13 foreign experts had trained the participants in the Avia Club at Pame in Pokhara. Former Miss Nepal Subin Limbu was one of the 4 Nepali women participants of the match.

Ultra light flights in Pokhara
Ultra light flights in Pokhara by Avia Club

Similarly, Jyoti Hamal of Jumla, another participant, gushed, “Sky diving filled me with a different feeling.” The feel of the thrill is why she chose to participate in the competition.

Bungee jumping in Pokhara
Bungee jumping in Pokhara – File Photo

Nepal Tourism Board’s member and tourism entrepreneur Biplov Poudel opined that such adventurous activities would help promote the Visit Nepal 2020 and extend the stay of the tourists in Pokhara.

Kayaking in Nepal
Kayaking in Nepal – File Photo

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