Finished trekking and searching for something to do in Pokhara?
Pokhara is among first 5 commercial tandem paragliding sites in the world, with all the right ingredients: stable thermal, convenient take off and landing zones, the safety of a large lake and incredible mountain views.
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With that being said, if it is something you would like To try at some point in your lifetime, Pokhara is the perfect spot to do it. There are 55 plus paragliding companies operating commercial tandem flights in Pokhara, and there appears to be a fixed price no matter which one you choose.
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Tandem paragliding means you’re seated in a separate harness in front of the aviator where one can sit care free and enjoy your surroundings, take photos and talk with your aviator throughout the flight.
If you’re an experienced paraglider and wish to fly on one’s own, you may obtain a flying permit from the Civil Aviation Office in Pokhara. It can take about one hour to get permit and you must provide them with a passport photocopy, visa photocopy, photograph of yourself, evidence of insurance and your paragliding license.
In general, it is safer to go paragliding in Pokhara than it’s to cross a busy intersection in Lakeside. There are more than 250 flights per day during peak season. Pilots are certified internationally, which suggests international paragliding schools, such as FAI, APPI and BHPA, have come to Pokhara to operate 15 day aviator training programs. Upon completion, pilots are certified to fly anyplace on earth on their very own. They’ve to establish themselves by paragliding in various places, in different weather conditions, with various teachers and performing various exercises like practicing with their reserve chute.