Friday, August 30, 2013

Nepal: Paragliding in Pokhara

Paragliding in Pokhara Nepal Tour
Getting to Pokhara from Kathmandu, Nepal by land is no joke. We had to endure nine hours of mountain road to travel from Nagarkot (two hours west of Kathmandu) to Pohara. This beautiful lakeside town is visited for its picturesque views of Annapurna. But it's also a popular place to go paragliding!

Paragliding in Pokhara Nepal Tour
Paragliding in Pokhara Nepal Tour
You can easily book paragliding in Pokhara itself. Prices start at about US$70 but best to check the inclusions. We paid a little bit more. The service includes a trip up Sarangkot Hill, the jump-off point for all flights. It's a tandem flight and you'll be guided by a licensed pilot. It's quite easy for as long as you follow the instructions.


An extra service are the photos and a video of your trip with is a must. I paid Rp.1700 (US$16) for it but it was definitely worth it since my pilot was really good. The camera lens was really clear and he knew how to angle the shots.

Paragliding in Pokhara Nepal Tour
Paragliding in Pokhara Nepal Tour
Paragliding in Pokhara Nepal Tour
The views, especially of Fewa Lake and the Himalayan foothills, are spectacular! It was worth every dollar we paid. Make sure you don't eat too much before you fly. And if you are motion sick, tell the pilot not to do acrobat flying.

Paragliding in Pokhara Nepal Tour
Paragliding in Pokhara Nepal Tour
We have another tour to Nepal next year! Here is our schedule.
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