Most day trips are run out of Pokhara city as its surroundings offer some of the best flying conditions and sites within Nepal. Paragliding operators will also run longer trips on special request. These trips are often custom made and take you to the parts of Nepal where conditions allow safe and fun flights.
A typical day trip will involve about 30 to about 40 minutes of actual flying. But you should set aside at least two hours as getting to the site, briefing, equipment check and fitting takes time.
Paragliders take safety quite seriously. Commercial trips taking non flyers up on tandem flights stay well within safety margins and equipment used is never compromised on. It’s your pilots well being as well as yours on the line when flying, and no pilot will compromise on his safety – and certainly not yours. Most day flights take off from Sarangkot hill near Pokhara. This area allows great views, predictable flying conditions, is flown very regularly by most pilots and flights take off from a controlled take off area on a grassy slope and land near the lake. Flying safety in Pokhara is as good as in any good commercial flying area of the world.
No, you don’t. All you need to do is – sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!!!
If you are prone to motion sickness, there is a slight possibility of you getting sick during the flight. Normally, the actual gliding time is not more than 45 mins and the flight is so exhilerating, you will not have time to ‘get sick’. But in case you do, you can let the pilot know about it and he/ she will try to land it at a shorter duration. Make sure that you eat and drink right the night before.