For the adventure seekers among you, Paragliding in the Himalyan region can be both a rewarding and thrilling experience. As it’s a sport dependent on the weather, the best time to try it is between November and February to take advantage of those clear mild days.
The main destination for flying is the Annapurna region and more specifically Pokhara Valley. There are several take off points around Phewa Lake but the most accessible is Sarangkot with its own purpose built take off point. Sarangkot falls under eight of the most adventurous places for paragliders in the world and first started here in 1992.
Sarangkot offers a suitable environment and in good weather paragliders can fly up to 80 km without fuel.
There are many options available depending on your budget and experience. Introductory lessons are available for beginners as well as tandem flights with a qualified instructor.
The lake and mountain views coming down from Sarangkot are stunning and the flight time can last around 1hr landing by the lake.
Duration – 30 minutes & 1 hour
Meeting Point – Lakeside, Pokhara
Exit Point – Lakeside, Pokhara
Total Cost per Person – £60 GBP or $95 USD – 30 minutes, £86 GBP or $ 137 USD – 1 hour