Top 5 places for Paragliding In Nepal
 
27 May, 2022
 Trekkers Nepal  58 Views

Paragliding is a fun adventure sport that can be a lifetime experience for you if you love exciting adventure sports.  In this sport, you will have to jump from a high hill and fly in the sky with the help of a parachute. You will be accompanied by a trained paragliding professional however if you want to do it by yourself, you need to be trained. Additionally, Paragliding is done in a hill station with a wide inclined surface and far enough from the airplane or any other flight route. In Nepal, paragliding is popular around hills with high altitudes like Sarangkot and Phulchowki. Besides, there are also other places where Paragliding is performed. The details about those places are mentioned below along with their location details, what you can expect, cost details, the best time to visit, and more.  If you are a wanderer seeking breathtaking views and wanting to perform some jaw-dropping activities, you must consider Paragliding in Nepal on your bucket list. 

Best places for Paragliding In Nepal

As mentioned above paragliding is usually done in hills and Nepal has plenty of hills. Although there is a huge number of hills in Nepal, special places are allocated for paragliding. In the context of Nepal, there are some most popular paragliding locations, lets’ have a look at them. 

1.Sarangkot:

Sarangkot is the most popular place for paragliding take-off in Pokhara. Sarangkot is popular for its early morning sunrise view. While paragliding, you will observe stunning snow-capped mountains, Pokhara valley, dark-green hills, and lovely lakes. The paragliding that takes off from Sarangkot will land on Pame, Pokhara. 

Some of the most important details about paragliding in Sarangkot are mentioned below:

Title  Description
Distance 11-kilo meters away from the lakeside 
Time duration 30 minutes by taxi 
Paragliding flight duration 25 to 30 minutes
Cost NRs 8000
Best time  September to October and March to May

2.Bandipur:

Bandipur is another popular destination for paragliding near Kathmandu valley. Bandipur is popular for its antique beauty and panoramic view of mountains. While paragliding, you will observe mesmerizing peaks like  Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Ganesh, Langtang, and Manaslu.  Likewise, you will also see the beautiful village of Bandipur in Tanahu.

Some of the most important details about paragliding in Bandipur are mentioned below:

Title  Description
Distance 147-kilo meters away from Kathmandu 
Time duration 4 hours by bus from Kathmandu

2 hours by bus from Pokhara

Paragliding flight duration 25 to 30 minutes
Cost NRs 7000
Best time  September to October and March to May

3.Phulchowki

If you are around Kathmandu valley looking for paragliding places, Phulchowki is the best place for you. Phulchowki is a hill situated in Godawari, Lalitpur, Nepal. Many people come to the Godavari to visit the Godawari botanical garden. Similarly, the Phulchowki hill carries its own significance for religious and hiking purposes. Phulchowki is also popular for its antique beauty and panoramic view of mountains. While paragliding from Phulchowki, you will observe mesmerizing peaks like Dhaulagiri, Ganesh, and Manaslu.  

Some of the most important details about paragliding in Phulchowki are mentioned below:

Title  Description
Distance 22 km far from the Kathmandu international airport
Time duration 1-hour
Paragliding flight duration 30 minutes
Cost NRs 8000
Best time  Springtime

4.Kot Danda

Another ideal palace for paragliding in Kathamndu is Kotdada. If you reside around Kathmandu valley, Kot Danda is another place after Phulchoki where you can visit for paragliding. The hill of Kot dada offers lush-green forests and colorful birds. 

Some of the most important details about paragliding in Phulchowki are mentioned below:

Title  Description
Distance 14 kilometers away from Kathmandu international airport 
Time duration 15 to 20 minutes by taxi
Paragliding flight duration 30 minutes
Cost NRs 5000
Best time  September to October and March to May 

5.Chapkharka

Chapakharka is a small village in the hills of Lalitpur which touches the border of Kavrepalanchok and Lalitpur district. The village is another perfect destination for paragliding around Kathamndu. The hill of Chapkharka offers lush-green forests and colorful birds. The best time to participate in paragliding in Kot dada is from September to October and March to May as the weather is clear and the chances of rainfall are very less. 

Title  Description
Distance 21-kilo meters away from Kathmandu international airport 
Time duration 50 minutes by taxi
Paragliding flight duration 30 minutes
Cost NRs 7500
Best time  September to October and March to May