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Kathmandu Paragliding

Kathmandu Paragliding
  • Price:8000 NRP for Nepalese
  • Difficulty:Beginner
  • Duration:20-25 min

Kathmandu Paragliding

Trip Overview

Paragliding in Kathmandu is an exhilarating adventure that allows you to soar through the skies and enjoy breathtaking views of the Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding Himalayan mountains. Kathmandu Paragliding offers spectacular views of the Kathmandu Valley. The view includes its lush greenery, terraced fields, and the cityscape in the distance. On clear days, you can also see the Langtang and Ganesh Himal mountain ranges. Kathmandu Valley carries many historical, cultural as well and natural significance. Thus you can get a view of how the valley has balanced all its significance throughout the year.

Moreover, Paragliding in Kathmandu is an excellent way to combine adventure with natural beauty. It provides a unique perspective on the Kathmandu Valley and its surroundings. The flight usually takes off from Place Chandragiri, Deurali Bhangjyang.  It is an altitude of 2300m from the sea level. In addition, the paragliding flight lands in Chitlang which is about 1700m altitude from sea level. Further, the paragliding take-off point at Chandragiri is situated near the Chandragiri cable car station. Paragliders launch from a designated area on the hill, and the elevation and terrain make it an ideal spot for paragliding.

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Kathmandu Paragliding:

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Paragliding in Kathmandu is an exciting adventure activity that allows participants to experience the thrill of flying like a bird while taking in the breathtaking views of the Kathmandu Valley. It also offers a view of the surrounding Himalayan mountains. Paragliding in Nepal’s capital city offers a unique and exhilarating way to explore the stunning landscapes and cultural beauty of the place. Likewise, it is a remarkable way to combine adventure and natural beauty while exploring the enchanting landscapes of Nepal. Whether you’re an adventure enthusiast or a first-time paraglider, the experience of flying over the Kathmandu Valley will leave you with an unforgettable experience. If you are planning any adventure activity then this should be on your bucket list.  Then you can enjoy the thrill and the incredible views that this adventure has to offer.

Cost of Paragliding in Kathmandu:

As the paragliding totally depends on the weather, the cost may vary on the duration of the flight. Also, the cost is different for Nepali citizen and other citizen. For Nepalese adventure admirers, the cost is slightly less to encourage internal tourists too. And Hikeontreks assures you that every penny you spend on this adventure activity will be worth it. For new adventure lover, it will be the start of their adventure journey. And for others, it will provide you with an unforgettable experience which you will regret if you have missed it. The price for Kathmandu Paragliding is in the table below:

CitizensCost of Paragliding in Kathmandu (NPR)
Nepalese8,000
Foreigner11,500

Moreover, above mention price includes the cost of the photo and video. Also, the amount is Double for the Duration of 45 min to 1 hrs. This will be customized according to your preference. Additionally, if you book this adventure activity through Hikeontreks then we will pick and drop you from near Thamel or from  Kalanki Chowk.

Paragliding in Kathmandu Duration, Height, Take off and Landing Spots:

Learn all about Kathmandu Paragliding from the following:

Duration:

The duration of a paragliding flight in Kathmandu typically ranges from 20 to 30 minutes for standard flights. Some operators also offer longer flight options, such as 45 minutes to an hour, for those who want to enjoy extended airtime and explore the scenic beauty of the area more thoroughly. The actual flight time may vary depending on weather conditions, the package you choose, and your pilot’s decisions.

Height:

The altitude and height you can reach during a paragliding experience in Kathmandu vary depending on the take-off location. At Chandragiri, one of the popular paragliding spots in Kathmandu, the take-off elevation is approximately 2,551 meters (8,371 feet) above sea level. The elevation you reach during your flight will depend on the thermal and wind conditions on the day of your flight. Paragliders can often reach heights of several thousand feet above the take-off point, allowing for stunning views of the valley and the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

Take-off Spots:

In Kathmandu, there are several take-off spots, each offering unique views and experiences: Chandragiri: Chandragiri Hill (Chandragiri, Deurali Bhangjyang 2300m) is one of the popular take-off spots, known for its breathtaking views of the Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding mountains.

Landing Spots:

The landing spots for paragliding in Kathmandu are usually located in open fields or designated areas near the take-off points. These spots are selected for their safety and accessibility. Usually, they land at Chitlang which is at an altitude of 1700m  from sea level.

Safety and Precaution for paragliding:

Safety for paragliding

  1. Select a well-established and reputable paragliding operator with experienced pilots and a good safety record.
  2. Always check the weather forecast before your paragliding adventure. Avoid flying in turbulent or adverse weather conditions, as strong winds, thunderstorms, or poor visibility can be dangerous.
  3. Ensure that you are provided with proper safety equipment by the operator, including a well-fitted harness and helmet. Dress appropriately for the weather, wearing layers if necessary. Closed-toe shoes are recommended for better foot protection.
  4. Listen carefully to the pre-flight briefing provided by your paragliding instructor. They will give you essential information on the flight plan, emergency procedures, and what to expect during the flight.
  5. Be honest about your weight and adhere to any weight restrictions imposed by the paragliding operator.
  6. Follow Instructions: Listen to and follow the instructions of your paragliding pilot. They are experienced professionals who know how to operate the equipment and handle various situations.
  7. Stay Calm: While in the air, stay calm and relaxed. Avoid sudden, jerky movements, and do not interfere with the controls unless instructed by your pilot.
  8. Be familiar with the emergency procedures and safety signals provided during the pre-flight briefing. Know how to react in the event of unexpected situations.
  9. Maintain Physical Fitness: Paragliding can be physically demanding, so maintain good physical fitness. This includes cardiovascular endurance and core strength.
  10. Insurance: Check if your paragliding operator provides insurance coverage in case of accidents. Consider obtaining travel insurance that includes adventure sports coverage for added peace of mind.

How to book Paragliding in Kathmandu:

You can book a paragliding experience in Kathmandu through local adventure tour operators. Among them, Hikeontreks is one of the renowned agencies that also offers transportation to and from the launch site. It’s advisable to book your flight in advance, particularly during the peak tourist season. You can contact us through message, call, or even mail. All contact-related info is in the above contact table. Hence, if you seek service from us then we will be thrilled to serve you. So why not try Paragliding in Kathmandu?

Related: Paragliding in Pokhara

 

Trip Info

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Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu Paragliding started in 2007
  • Stunning view of Langtang, Jugal, and Ganesh Himal
  • Both Solo and tandem flights
  • Wide-range view of Kathmandu Valley
  • Adventure activity inside Kathmandu Valley

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