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January 20, 2020

Two new paragliding zones added near Kathmandu Valley

Paragliding near Kathmandu

Kathmandu: With Nepal Visit 2020 campaign being ushered in for the promotion of the tourism sector, two new paragliding zones have been added near Kathmandu valley.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has recently issued permits for two new paragliding zones near Kathmandu Valley. The new paragliding services will be located in Suryachaur and Tistung.

According to CAAN, Nepal Paragliding has received a permit to operate paragliding at Suryachaur. As per the proposal submitted to CAAN, the company will operate paragliding services covering the areas of Suryachaur, Shivapuri, and Nuwakot.

Paragliding flights up to a height of 6,500 meters have been permitted.  Meanwhile, a company named Tistung Paragliding has also received permission from CAAN to operate paragliding services from Tistung in Makawanpur up to a height of 5,000 meters.

Both the zones for paragliding will be used from February 27. Paragliding is one of the most popular adventure sports in Nepal.

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