Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders: lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing consisting of a large number of interconnected baffled cells. Wing shape is maintained by the suspension lines, the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing and the aerodynamic forces of the air flowing over the outside. Paragliders are very portable as the complete equipment packs into a rucksack and can be carried easily on the pilot’s back, in a car, or on public transport.
Here in Pokhara, due to the presence of high altitudes and breathtaking scenery, people come to experience the joy and the thrill of paragliding. Paragliders drift gracefully from take-off at Sarangkot (1592m). One can float over mystery shrouded monasteries, beautiful turquoise lakes, raging Himalayan rivers, exotic jungles and villages forgotten by time. Different modes of paragliding flights can be experienced in Pokhara. Thrill-seekers can fly their own (or rented) paragliders from the popular take-off spots if they are experienced (and certified). Adventurers inexperienced in paragliding can also enjoy all modes of paragliding accompanied by certified pilots, which is called tandem flight. These are provided by certified agencies. All one needs is the enthusiasm to take part in the magnificent air-tour, and experience the thrill of a lifetime.