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Paragliding in Nepal
Paragliding in Nepal is a relatively new adventure sport of Nepal. In this country it can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure-seeker. You can experience unparalleled scenic grandeur as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles & kites, while floating over villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and jungles, with a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayas. The last three years have seen the activity flourish in Pokhara & it is now an internationally recognized destination for free flight enthusiasts.
Paraglide is a foot launched, aerofoil canopy which flies with the energy of wind, gravity and the pilot's power to steer. It descends due to gravity and ascends due to air pressure. With the help of air pressure, the pilot decides when and where to fly, soar, dive and eventually land in safely. Adventure seekers look to fly wherever they can and in Nepal you have breathtaking take-off to landing height differences of 700 metres or more. The unparalleled Shangri-La that lies beneath the Himalayan range offers a scenic ecstasy of valleys and lush green jungles combined with an the infinite visibility of the crisp clear Himalayas all around you All ready to add another dimension to your flight adrenal.
Flight is dependent on weather sports and the flying season in Nepal commences from November through February, the best months being November and December. Culminate in an epic 2 day paragliding excursion from Kathmandu to Pokhara and next day your paragliding flight. Flights from Sarankot (1592m.), which also offer major views of Annapurna Himalayan range, Pokhara valley, Fewa lake and the place of Sarangkot famous for sunrise and sunset. Qualified pilots and good experience is provide a short briefing before starting.
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