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January 4, 2024

High altitude paragliding school comes into operation

Kathmandu: “High Altitude” paragliding school has come into operation in Lamjung. Babu Adventure Paragliding Company has brought the school into operation in Dordi Rural Municipality-8 Thonti of Lamjung.

Sanobabu Sunuwar, the owner of the company, informed that the school, which is located at an altitude of 3,900 meters, teaches the skills of paragliding and flying in the high Himalayas.

He said that the school was run with the approval of the Civil Aviation Authority and in collaboration with the local level.

Yubraj Adhikari, chairman of the rural municipality, said that the Dordi rural municipality has also supported the necessary infrastructure to operate the paragliding school.

He said that the paragliding school will also be important for the promotion of other tourist destinations including Bhedigoth in the rural municipality.

The presiding officer said that the paragliding school in the municipality is also a new opportunity for the locals.

He said, “When a school is run in a tourist area, local people get employment.” Apart from that, the local people will also be able to receive training, so there is also an employment opportunity.

Krishna Bhattarai, outgoing president of Nepal Air Sports Association, said that foreign tourists come to Nepal not only for mountain climbing but also for ‘high altitude’ paragliding. He says that although normal paragliding is available in many parts of the world, high altitude is not.

Bhattarai believes that the school will be important as there is a high potential for high-altitude paragliding in Nepal.

“Nepal has many excellent destinations for paragliding and adventure tourism,” he said. He believes that the operation of the school will help in the production of skilled manpower in adventure paragliding and also in earning foreign currency.

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