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Trip Facts

  • Trekking Destination: Annapurna Region
  • Group Size: Min-2, Max 12,
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle, Domestic Flight,
  • Type of Tour: Paragliding, Walking, Culture
  • Total Days: 10 Days
  • Trip Cost: € 750 per person

10 Days Paragliding Tour

Trip Overview

Our 10 day tour offers you a fantastic introduction to flying in the Nepali Himalaya. Do not think that you have to be full on comp pilot to fly here. The truth is that almost any level of experience will see you equally enjoying the pilot friendly conditions that this unique subtropical climate provides.

+25 hours will see you thermalling easily in the company of the Himalayan Griffin Vultures. The months we fly mean that there are no valley or prevailing winds and the snow-clad giants are at their most pristine. Surprisingly, very little walking is done on these tours. Just a short walk each morning to take-off and then you let your wings do the work! The basic tour looks something like this:

You will be met at the airport and spend a night in Kathmandu before being flown to Pokhara aboard a Twin Otter STOL aircraft. The views of the mountains during the flight are incredible. The beautiful lakeside town of Pokhara, nestled at the foot of the Annapurna massif, is dwarfed by 3 of the highest mountains in the world.

10 Days Paragliding Tour

Here you will be introduced to the Himalaya with a few days flying spectacular sites around the valley and lake. From Pokhara we set off on a 5 day paratrek with Sherpas to carry our equipment, set-up camp and cook us some amazing food. So all you have to do is relax and think of flying these incredible mountains. After dinner in the mass tent, it is normal for the entire village to come and welcome us in the traditional way, with a night of singing and dancing, under the stars and around the camp fire. A fantastic way to end a day's flying.

On the way back to Kathmandu, we stop at Bandipur, a traditional Newari village, to fly another couple of days. This site offers a great flying experience, with stunning views of the Manaslu Himal. It is a thermic dynamic site that allows for hours of easy flying but with an exciting sense of exposure as you soar 1000m above the valley floor. A great way to end the trip. The spectacular drive to the Kathmandu valley will leave a lasting impression. The remarkable receptions from local villages, the daily encounters with numerous species of vulture and eagle, to the sheer spectacle of the vast Himalaya, all add up to a unique flying experience.

Cost Includes

  • One way flight Kathmandu-Pokhara. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Bandipur.
  • Minibus Pokhara - Bandipur - Kathmandu.
  • All other transport, taxis, buses.
  • Trekking and flying permits.
  • Porters, food and camping equipment while on trek.

Cost does not Include

  • International flight.
  • Insurance.
  • Visa fee.
  • Food and beer

Client Reviews

My husband and I went on a trek in Nepal this past August, and we had a fabulous time. It was truly the most unique, beautiful outdoor travel experience that either of us have ever had. For anyone considering trekking in the Himalayas, we highly recommend Raj Tamang as a guide. His company, Responsible Adventures (www.responsibleadventures.com) and (www.notjusttreks.com), is professional and customer-service oriented. We were amazed at the ways that Raj and his employees went above and beyond to make this experience memorable for us. Raj is a 'walking encyclopedia' of information about the culture and history of Nepal, and his confident, welcoming nature put us at ease. He was experienced at facilitating positive, genuine interaction between Himalayan villagers and Western trekkers such as ourselves, and that made all the difference in our 10 days touring the Manang valley. His company offers a service that is truly a cut above the rest.

We can't wait for another opportunity to trek with Raj! Feel free to check out our story and pics at www.joshandelise2008.blogspot.com

Elise and Josh Drexler
Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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