Paragliding in Nepal


    We operate flights from the Pokhara airport beginning September through June. The flights take place from sunrise to 11 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to sunset every day during these months. Since its inception in 1996, we have been offering sightseeing tours aboard the ultra-light aircraft (power-glider) in the Pokhara Valley. The scenic lake valley and proximity to the mountains makes it an ideal place for such an adventure.

    You can experience unparalleled scenic grandeur as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, and 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, and it now is an internationally recognized destination for free-flight enthusiasts.

    Best time to fly:

    Gliding is a weather dependent sport and the flying season in Nepal commences from November through February, the best months being November and December. By virtue of its latitude and monsoon climate, the tree line in Nepal is at an incredible 3,900 m above sea level. With conditions milder than summer alpine, these are excellent and constant atmospherics. The topography and climate of Nepal also make it an ideal destination for all levels of pilots- subtropical conditions provide plenty of thermals and combined with the long valleys common in Nepal, they produce perfect 'cloud streets' ideal for paragliders, inviting them to fly along this "sky highway".

     

    The local microclimate, controlled by the numerous lakes in the valley, is unique, which makes it even better for the glider. The 98/99 season saw 88 out of 90 days flyable, while the 99/00 season went one better, when we were in the air 89 days out of 90.

    It would be hard to find anywhere else with such friendly and constant conditions. The best months for flying are November, December and January. Cloud base varies between 2000m and 2700m. Come February the extremely short and hardly noticeable winter is over and the ground is very dry, the air hazy. Gone are the mild conditions of the previous 3 months. By March and April there is a mountain wind, coming off the big peaks and some days causes strong valley winds. Indeed you can windsurf in April on Phewa Lake, the biggest lake in the Pokhara valley. The heavy air is just waiting for the monsoon and the intermittent storms in April and May are only a forerunner for the spectacular break in the weather comes early June. We have got very good news for paragliding lovers that we star to operating paragliding in Kathmandu from 2008.

     


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    Paragliding in Nepal


    We operate flights from the Pokhara airport beginning September through June. The flights take place from sunrise to 11 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to sunset every day during these months. Since its inception in 1996, we have been offering sightseeing tours aboard the ultra-light aircraft (power-glider) in the Pokhara Valley. The scenic lake valley and proximity to the mountains makes it an ideal place for such an adventure.

    You can experience unparalleled scenic grandeur as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, and 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, and it now is an internationally recognized destination for free-flight enthusiasts.

    Best time to fly:

    Gliding is a weather dependent sport and the flying season in Nepal commences from November through February, the best months being November and December. By virtue of its latitude and monsoon climate, the tree line in Nepal is at an incredible 3,900 m above sea level. With conditions milder than summer alpine, these are excellent and constant atmospherics. The topography and climate of Nepal also make it an ideal destination for all levels of pilots- subtropical conditions provide plenty of thermals and combined with the long valleys common in Nepal, they produce perfect 'cloud streets' ideal for paragliders, inviting them to fly along this "sky highway".

     

    The local microclimate, controlled by the numerous lakes in the valley, is unique, which makes it even better for the glider. The 98/99 season saw 88 out of 90 days flyable, while the 99/00 season went one better, when we were in the air 89 days out of 90.

    It would be hard to find anywhere else with such friendly and constant conditions. The best months for flying are November, December and January. Cloud base varies between 2000m and 2700m. Come February the extremely short and hardly noticeable winter is over and the ground is very dry, the air hazy. Gone are the mild conditions of the previous 3 months. By March and April there is a mountain wind, coming off the big peaks and some days causes strong valley winds. Indeed you can windsurf in April on Phewa Lake, the biggest lake in the Pokhara valley. The heavy air is just waiting for the monsoon and the intermittent storms in April and May are only a forerunner for the spectacular break in the weather comes early June. We have got very good news for paragliding lovers that we star to operating paragliding in Kathmandu from 2008.

     


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Paragliding in Nepal

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Group size
None
Grade
Easy
Possibility
None
Transportation
None
Season
September to may