Paragliding near Pokhara

For a thrill seeker, paragliding near Pokhara is a once in a lifetime adventure. There are multiple paragliding sites in different locations of Nepal taking you over some of the greatest landscapes on earth. Paragliding from Sarangkot in Pokhara is by far the most popular in Nepal. With an altitude of around 1600 meters, Sarangkot is a suitable take-off place and can be easily reached from Lake Side, Pokhara (around 20 minutes vehicle ride). You can also hike to the site. There are stable thermals, great panoramic views of mountains, Pokhara city and Phewa Lake and a convenient landing zone which makes the flight even more safe and memorable.


In Tandem flights, a qualified paragliding pilot flies with you. Both you and the pilot have separate harnesses and are attached together. While the pilot flies and controls everything, you can relax and take pictures of the epic landscapes.


The pilot are experienced and must have at least two years of flight experience before they can be commercial pilots so you don’t have to worry on that front. Paragliding in Pokhara is safe but as with any adventure sport, there are risks. Read the rules carefully and follow the pilot’s instructions when in the air. Also, try to fly with the company which provide proper insurance coverage.


Depending on the type of package you take, the duration of a flight can range from 20 – 60 minutes.


It’s not the cheapest adventure sport but the flight duration and the awesome views are worth your money. Again, according to the type of package you take, the prices can vary between NRs. 8500 ($85) to NRs. 11,500 ($115). An additional charge of about NRs. 2000 ($20) is taken if you want on flight photo/video to take back home.


With so many companies providing paragliding services in Pokhara, there are as many packages. But roughly there are three basic packages.

The first one is a calm float around Pokhara. It is the best package if you are paragliding for the first time. You will glide around the in the periphery of Phewa Lake enjoying the majestic view Pokhara has to offer. The duration of this flight is about 20 – 30 minutes.

The second one is a Cross country tandem. Similar to the first one, you glide around riding the thermals but into the unchartered territory. The duration of the flight is about 60 minutes and the flight plan depends on the thermals. If you are in luck, the thermals can bring you to the lakeside landing zone but there is a good possibility you will land far away and have to take a vehicle ride back. It is part of the adventure.

The third one is for all the daredevils out there. It’s the Acrobatic tandem. Fly through the air with the experienced pilot doing amazing manoeuvres in the air and giving you a dose of adrenaline rush. The duration of this flight is about 20 minutes and it will leave you breathless.


If you are an experienced paraglider, and if you want to fly on your own then it is possible. You will need a flying license, a flying permit and proper insurance. You can get the flying permit from the Civil Aviation Office in Pokhara. The details of the process can be taken from the paragliding company you are in contact with.


Adventure sports are for fun. So if you decide to go paragliding in Sarangkot, sit back, soar through the air and enjoy the view.

If you want to try more adventure, Please click here to get more information.

Happy Paragliding!!!



Leave a Comment

Nepal, a country known for its natural beauty, rich culture and colorful festivals. It never fails to disappoint and amaze people coming from different backgrounds. One of such cities of Nepal is Bhaktapur which is one of the three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. Here are top things to do in Bhaktapur.

Bhaktapur is considered as a cultural gem because of its fascinating history and religious sites. The city is also known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa that was founded in the 12th century by King Ananda Malla. It was one of the capital city of the Greater Malla Kingdom until 15th century.

The “City of Culture” is located about 20 km east of the Kathmandu- filled with monuments mostly terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces, and temples with detailed carvings, gilded roofs and open courtyards. Listed in one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is renowned for their quality woodwork and wood craftsmen.

Getting a chance to experience traditional lifestyle of the ancient Bhaktapur is best done on foot. Four things that you should not miss when visiting this place are:

A tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square- a collection of pagoda and shikhar- style temples, grouped around a fifty- five window palace of brick and wood is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the valley which highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. The major attraction of Bhaktapur Durbar Square are: 55 window palace, Golden Gate, Lion’s Gate, Mini- Pashupatinath Temple, Vatsala Temple, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavnath Temple.

Take a pottery workshop at Dattatreya Square

enowned for its pottery work, the place has the facility of teaching pottery at Dattatreya Square which is Potter’s Square. It gives you an opportunity to indulge in the traditional lifestyle of people of Bhaktapur where you’ll see potters at work, sun drying their pots in the open air. So, if you’re interested in throwing clay, you’ll find workshop studios where you can learn how to make traditional pottery.

Witness Bisket Jatra

Bisket Jatra is one of the most popular Jatra celebrated every Nepali New year, where thousands of visitors involved in erecting lingo (pole), pulling chariots of deities, and worshipping them. The highlights of this festival are the tug of war between the eastern and western sides of town which then is moved down in a steep road leading to a river, Jibro Chhedne (Making Hole in Tongue) and Sindoor Jatra.

Must have dessert- “Juju Dhau”

The sweetened custard-like yogurt which is the specialty of Bhaktapur is a dessert you must try during your visit. Juju Dhau meaning “King of Curd” in the Newari language is delicious, thick, smooth and creamy yogurt- a dish perfect to end your day tour of the city.


Leave a Comment