Paragliding in Nepal

  •   Trip Grade: Easy
  •   Meals: lunch, breakfast and dinner
  •   Accomodation: included
  •   Transportation: included


Alpine Paradise Treks and Expedition brings to you, paragliding in Nepal. Experience the thrill of soaring over windy skies like a bird and the view the minute world down below. Share the airspace with griffin vultures, eagles, kites and witness the views of the monasteries, temples, jungles, lakes and villages down below. Nepal is considered to be the best paragliding sport after Switzerland and one has not lived unless they have carried out this truly thrilling adventure.


Pokhara, the beautiful lake city with an abundance of lakes and views of the perfect high peaks like Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri, Macchapucchre and much more, is the perfect paragliding location in Nepal. The best time to embark on this challenge is the month of November. The takeoff points for the flight are from Sarangkot. Beautiful views of the Fewa Lake, Lamjung Himal, and other peaks of the western range, along with the chance to soar in the sky like a bird, are a truly wonderful experience.


Alpine Paradise Treks and Expedition has the proper manpower with the expertise of many years, who will help to make this experience worth all the trouble. Safety and successful paragliding are our main concern and you will undertake this sport with a pilot, making maneuvering easier on the go. Come experience flying with Paragliding in Nepal and experience the adventure of a lifetime.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Fly to Pokhara

Day 3: Paragliding in Pokhara

Day 4: Optional Activities Today

Day 5: Return to Kathmandu

Day 6: Departure

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

On the first day of your adventure, you will arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. After completing the necessary immigration formalities, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can choose to explore the city on your own, visit some of the local attractions or simply relax and prepare for the exciting journey ahead. Kathmandu is a bustling city with a rich cultural heritage and a plethora of interesting sights, sounds, and flavors to discover. You may want to explore the streets and alleyways of the Thamel district, where you can find a wide range of shops, restaurants, and bars.

Day 2: Fly to Pokhara

After breakfast, you will take a short flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which is located approximately 200km west of Kathmandu. Pokhara is a beautiful city nestled in the lap of the Himalayas and is a popular destination for adventure enthusiasts. Upon arrival in Pokhara, you will check into your hotel and have some time to relax or explore the local area. The city offers a range of activities such as sightseeing, boating on Phewa Lake, and visiting the local markets.

Day 3: Paragliding in Pokhara

On the third day of your adventure, you will be taken to Sarangkot, which is a popular paragliding spot located at an altitude of 1,600m. You will receive a safety briefing and be given all the necessary equipment for the paragliding experience. You will take off from the hilltop and soar high above the scenic Phewa Lake and the Annapurna mountain range. Paragliding in Pokhara offers a unique perspective of the Himalayas and is a thrilling experience that you will never forget. After the flight, you will be driven back to your hotel in Pokhara.

Day 4: Optional Activities

Today, you have the option to participate in other adventure activities such as hiking, mountain biking or boating. You can also choose to relax at the hotel or explore the surrounding area. Pokhara has a range of options for adventure enthusiasts such as trekking to the nearby Annapurna region, exploring the local caves or visiting the nearby waterfalls.

Day 5: Return to Kathmandu

After breakfast, you will take a flight back to Kathmandu, where you can relax and reflect on your paragliding experience. You can also explore the city and do some shopping for souvenirs. Kathmandu has a range of interesting markets such as Asan Bazaar, where you can find a range of local handicrafts, clothing, and souvenirs.

Day 6: Departure

On the last day of your adventure, you will depart Kathmandu and head back to your home country, carrying with you memories of an unforgettable adventure in Nepal. The adventure in Nepal offers a unique perspective of the Himalayas and a range of thrilling experiences that you will never forget.


  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu)
  • Paragliding equipment rental
  • Paragliding instructor/guide
  • Ground transportation to and from the paragliding site
  • Safety briefing and instructions before the flight
  • Insurance for the paragliding activity


  • International airfare
  • Travel visas and permits (if applicable)
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, and shopping
  • Optional activities and tours not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips for the paragliding guide and other staff
  • Any additional expenses due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays or cancellations, natural disasters, or medical emergencies

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Essential equipment:

  • Paraglider: A canopy that inflates with wind to allow the pilot to fly
  • Harness: A safety device that connects the pilot to the paraglider and provides support while in flight
  • Reserve parachute: A backup parachute in case the main one fails
  • Helmet: A protective headgear to minimize head injuries in case of accidents
  • Gloves: To protect the hands during takeoff and landing
  • Sunglasses or goggles: To protect the eyes from wind and sun glare
  • Weather-appropriate clothing: Depending on the season, comfortable and warm clothing or light and breathable clothing may be needed


  • Is paragliding safe in Nepal?

Yes, paragliding is generally considered safe in Nepal as long as proper safety measures are taken and experienced pilots are used. It is important to use a reputable and licensed tour operator who provides safety equipment and follows safety protocols.

  • Do I need any previous experience to paraglide in Nepal?

No, previous experience is not necessary as you will be accompanied by an experienced paragliding pilot who will guide you throughout the flight.

  • What is the best time to go paragliding in Nepal?

The best time to go paragliding in Nepal is from September to November or from February to April when the weather is clear and the skies are generally free of clouds.

  • What is the duration of a paragliding flight?

The duration of a paragliding flight depends on the package chosen and weather conditions. Typically, a paragliding flight in Nepal lasts between 15-30 minutes.

  • What happens if the weather is not suitable for paragliding?

In case of unsuitable weather conditions, the paragliding activity may be postponed or cancelled. In such cases, the tour operator will either reschedule the activity or provide a refund.

  • Is there an age limit for paragliding in Nepal?

Yes, the minimum age for paragliding in Nepal is 16 years old. Anyone under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

  • What is the maximum weight limit for paragliding in Nepal?

The maximum weight limit for paragliding in Nepal is typically around 110-120 kilograms.