Paragliding

Pokhara is an amazing valley known for its beautiful lakes and superb mountain views and now it is a favored destination for paragliding. Three of the peaks seen are over 8000m and the popular one is the Annapurna massif. In Pokhara, generally the weather conditions are perfect for flying as it is consistent and gentle. The view is awesome as from a few meters above ground you can see the Annapurnas, Machhapuchare, Daulaghiri, Manaslu and many others. Perfect weather conditions for beginners to accro pilot. Flights take off almost every day, except during the monsoon (June to August)  when it rains a lot.

The first experience is normally from Sarangkot (1500m) to Pokhara (800m), a beautiful experience. Feel the sensation of flying in thermal conditions, (rising more than 500 m from the take-off point), from there fly cross-country with the birds, over the local countryside where you will see expansive rice fields, traditional villages and people working in the fields, before flying over the lake, before landing on the lakeside.

Best time to fly in Nepal

The paragliding season in Nepal starts in October and ends in early May. The best time to visit is October through April. The weather is consistent and therefore great for paragliding.