Go Paragliding in Pokhara | Nepal

by Vanessa Wanders Miles

Pokhara is a major adventure city on the edge of Phewa Lake in Nepal. As the gateway to Annapurna Mountains in the Himalayas, there really is no better way to view this spectacular scenery than from a paraglide. Let’s go paragliding in Pokhara!

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Go Paragliding in Pokhara

Getting ready for take-off

We drove up to Sarangkot in mini-buses collecting extra pilots along the way to cope with our big group of adventurers. Luck was on our side with the weather conditions; the day was clear with some clouds but most of all the wind was working in our favour. If you’re planning for paragliding you need to be aware that the pesky weather can sometimes be a reason to cancel flights.

The pilots get you securely strapped up in your gear, helmets on and give you a briefing on how to take-off. We stood on the take-off strip on the mountain’s edge waiting for the wind. Right we’re ready to go, we ran together and, all of a sudden, my feet left the ground and the wind took us into the air. His big advice was to trust each other and he was right!

Paragliding in Pokhara over Phewa Lake Nepal

Paragliding in Pokhara

Now, this is the best feeling ever! We glide off into the clouds with tremendous views of Phewa Lake and the surrounding mountains of Annapurna, life just doesn’t get much better than this. Your legs are dangling down, you really feel like you are flying. The ride is smooth and very peaceful.

Paragliding in Pokhara over Phewa Lake

Time to land

The pilot pulled a couple of acrobatic moves as we descended to the landing spot by Phewa Lake, you feel yourself drop including your stomach, good fun though! The flight lasted around 20-25 minutes partly because we had such fabulous conditions, it can be less sometimes. When you are near to the ground, we had to keep our feet forward then we ran along together again. Ta-dah! The eagle has landed!

How was my first paraglide?

I think you get the idea that I LOVED it from my blog and will definitely be giving this another shot when I get the chance. Free as a bird!

For anyone with nerves about trying this, you feel totally safe and there are checks put in place in Nepal to ensure there is no undercutting on prices by newcomers to the area to ensure safety standards are met. You’ll regret it if you don’t experience this!

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30minute Tandem Paraglide

Tandem Paragliding in Pokhara

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Tom 10th September 2017 - 10:09 pm

This seems to be such a cool adventure and 20-25 minutes is quite a good time as well. It must feel so fantastic to be almost as free as a bird and to have these great view! I’m glad you had the time of your life 🙂

Medha 30th September 2017 - 4:27 pm

Looks amazing especially over Nepal’s beautiful landscapes. Paragliding is always fun, and there’s nothing like doing it over the Himalayas.

Vanessa 30th September 2017 - 4:29 pm

I loved every minute, such a funny feeling gliding around with your legs dangling! Amazing views are a bonus 🙂

Indu 30th September 2017 - 4:28 pm

Enjoyed your post and your adventure. Have endless fun dear friend. Wish you best for your future adventures.

Vanessa 30th September 2017 - 5:52 pm

Thank you so much – life is full of adventures, many more to come 🙂

Mario Mechteridis 30th September 2017 - 4:52 pm

I really kinda envy you – first time I went paragliding was at a local mountain near my hometown, nothing special. Second time in Indonesia, near the shore – also “nice”. But paragliding in the Himalayas? Thats on a different level 🙂

Vanessa 30th September 2017 - 5:51 pm

It was pretty amazing it has to be said. I think I’d love paragliding wherever I was – loved the feeling of it!

Ambuj Saxena 30th September 2017 - 5:43 pm

Hey Vanessa, that sounds like a great experience. I have always been afraid to let my feet off the ground for a long time. But your post has calmed my nerves and now I think it’s possible. Thanks for sharing.

Vanessa 30th September 2017 - 5:50 pm

There were people in our group who did it that were afraid of heights – anything is possible! 🙂

Earth's Pilgrim 30th September 2017 - 6:08 pm

You are truly braveheart. Hope to paraglide sometime soon

Constance @ The Adventures of Panda Bear 30th September 2017 - 8:52 pm

Wow this looks like such a fun and exhilarating experience! I had no idea you could do this in Nepal! Your pix weren’t also insanely beautiful

Tifanee Baker 1st October 2017 - 3:39 am

The pictures really have me wanting to go paragliding! What an experience. If I ever go to Nepal I’m definitely going to do this, but now I want to see if this is offered at other destinations I have on my list too. Looks like a lot of fun!

Jem 1st October 2017 - 11:36 am

Ah! Looks amazing!!! I’m too scared to try it haha!

Dom 1st October 2017 - 1:03 pm

Nepal is a great adventure travel destination – looks like you had a great time. Paragliding in the himalayas is quite popular. During my trip I met the 2012 Nat Geo Adventurer of the year who summited Everest and paraglided off the top. Amazing.

The Wildest Tales 1st October 2017 - 6:51 pm

IWoow! It looks really cool although I am not sure if I would dare to do it – I did a crazy thing once – cliff jumping and I think I can’t handle more adrenaline lol – btw I also want to visit Nepal, just being so close to the Himalayas must be an adventure itself!

Chad 1st October 2017 - 7:54 pm

I haven’t had the chance to go paragliding before so this post is making me envious!
Hopefully I will get the chance to go soon 🙂

amit 2nd October 2017 - 2:25 am

wow, paragliding in Nepal, it can’t get much better than that 😀 – I’ve never done a para-glide yet which is surprising considering I’ve done two sky-dives up till now. I have to say though Nepal is on my lis of places to visit an reading through this post, I’ve now added paragliding in Nepal to my list 😀

findworldsbeauty 2nd October 2017 - 3:03 pm

Wow this looks like a great activity, did paragliding before, never in Nepal tough, it must be breathtaking in the Himalayas, thanks for sharing!

lexieanimetravel 2nd October 2017 - 3:17 pm

What an extreme adventure you got here, Pokhara arial view is stunning, this is the first time I saw someone doing Paragliding for those who have fear of heights (don’t look at this) just kidding. I would really love to do this one day. Added on my bucketlist!

Anna Kovacevic 3rd October 2017 - 4:07 am

I was in Pokhara this year and missed out on this and I am sooooo jealous!! I wana go back and experience it too. Love your photo its so motivating!!

Rahat Arora 9th October 2017 - 10:02 am

Paragliding is in top list to experienxe the adventure. Wow its feel like we are flying. Definitely relate with your experience that you enjoyed a lot

Para 11th March 2022 - 10:12 am

Awesome content regarding Paragliding in Pokhara which is an activity you can’t miss during your tour to Nepal.


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