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Paragliding

Paragliding

Tandem Paragliding in Dharamshala

Paragliding is probably the most awesome of all serial pursuits, a recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders. It is a free flying, foot launched, with no rigid structure, basically a wing made of lightweight fabric with air entering vents, where the air flows through and aerodynamic forces give it a lift. The Pilot sits in a harness and the harness is attached to the wind through a series of suspension lines distributed equally to the wind for load distribution. There is no engine, so the Pilots rely on skillful exploitation of resources of lift, the thermals, where the paragliders can gain lift, often climbing to high altitudes. There are two types of paragliding. Tandem and Solo. In Tandem paragliding a non-pilot is attached in a seat attached to the harness of the pilot. The Pilot takes off and lands at the landing site safely.

Paragliding near Dharamshala

Paragliding is conducted near a small village called Indrunag Dharamshala and Narwana village Dharamshala. The sites can be easily accessible by road. If you are in or around Dharamshala or Mcleodganj and looking for paragliding near your location, you can easily hire a Cab and can easily book your ride. Dharamshala height from MSL is ranging from 1100 mtrs to 4700 mtrs MSL. With so much of varying height difference the Dhauladhar mountains portray like a huge wall and controls climate of the Place. Dharamshala weather can be quite unpredictable sometimes. It is always wise to carry a jacket, as it can rain on a sunny day within hours. The warm Anabatic flowing winds over Orographic surface of mountains here offer an ideal opportunity for Paragliding.

Narwana Village Dharamshala

Dharamshala is not only about walking in the lush green hills, but you can do many more thrilling activities there. Paragliding is one of the most exciting adventure ports in Dharamshala. One of the best and safe paragliding sites with lush green cover around are the salient features of this site in Dharamshala. The site is easily accessible by road with a little hike uphill, which everyone can do in about 5-10 minutes. The landing site is about 2 Km (air distance). The paragliding tandem ride can be booked easily with Hill Ventures website or the Paragliding office in Narwana Village. If you are heading for tandem paragliding in Dharamshala, get your ride booked, enroll at booking office in Narwana,  get the safety gear and the pilot, and then you need to catch the favorable wind to lift the glider up for flying. the pick up and drop to take off and landing site is included in the Price with a valid Adventure insurance cover in case of any injury and treatment

Location – Narwana (take-off point)

Takeoff site: 6000 ft. from sea level.

Landing site: 3500 ft. from sea level.

Timings – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Max Weight – 120 kg

Minimum Age – 15 yr

Flight duration– 10-15 min

Paragliding in Narwana Dharamshala: Cost

The 10-15 minutes of Tandem paragliding will cost Rs 2500 per person in Dharamshala, with Adventure sports Insurance cover for paragliding ride.

Indrunag Dharamshala

It is a breathtaking experience you will ever have in your life. During paragliding, witness an amazing birds-eye view of the Himachal from the take- off site, Indrunag at a height of 1500 meters above sea level. The landing site is 1 km (air distance) from the takeoff site, where you will be provided with an experienced glider who will instruct you and ensure all the safety measures before the flight.

Location – Indrunag (take-off point)

Takeoff site: 5000 ft. from sea level.

Landing site: 3500 ft. from sea level.

Timings – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Max Weight – 120 kg

Minimum Age – 15 yr

Flight duration–05-10 min

Paragliding in Indrunaag Dharamshala: Cost

The 10-15 minutes of Tandem paragliding will cost Rs 2300 per person in Dharamshala, with Adventure sports Insurance cover for paragliding ride.

Paragliding in Bir Billing

Bir billing is one of the best Paragliding take off sites in the world. the take off is about 8500 feet above MSL and the landing site is about 4500 feet above MSL. This sport attracts adventurers from different cultures and ages and offers a chance to glide over the Dhauladhar ranges, lush green fields, the beautiful water streams, and nature’s bounty. Bir Billing is blessed with the best of the climatic conditions for paragliding. At 6 to 12 m per second of thermals in May-June, a flyer gets perfect uplift to fly up to 5000 m. Even the springs get thermals of 4-8 metres per second. Bir Billing gets an average thermal of 5 m per second — no doubt it is one of the best places for paragliding in the world. If the valleys have a higher cloud base, one can gain more heights. Billing has 4000-6000 metres of cloud base and one can guess why paragliding here is one of the best and easy adventures. The distance from Dharamshala to Bir Billing is about 60 km which takes about 2 hours by road.

Location – Bir Billing (take-off point)

Takeoff site: 8500 ft. from sea level.

Landing site: 4500 ft. from sea level.

Timings – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Max Weight – 120 kg

Minimum Age – 15 yr

Flight duration–15-20 min

Paragliding in Bir Billing: Cost

The 10-15 minutes of Tandem paragliding will cost Rs 3500 per person in Bir billing, with Adventure sports Insurance cover for paragliding ride.

 

best time for Paragliding in Himachal

Looking for best time for Paragliding in Himachal? If you are wondering about Himachal paragliding season, then let us tell you that it can be visited all through the year, March to May and October – November are best for paragliding due to better thermals.

What is Tandem paragliding?

Simply put, paragliding is a non-motorized, foot-launched form of free flying with an inflatable lightweight wing. The fabric canopy consists of many interconnected cells and is inflated by the air entering into them which gives it an aerodynamic shape. The aircraft has no rigid structure. The wing is connected with many lines to two main lines which are pulled by the Pilot against the wind. After the wing is inflated, the paragliding pilot takes a few steps down a slope and is lifted up in the air. The pilot then sits in a harness which is suspended on main lines by a heavy duty carabineer. Tandem paragliding is a popular sport where one passenger is accompanied by the Pilot during the flight. A bigger wind is used for Tandem paragliding, designed to carry two people and a separate harness is strapped in front of the pilot. Anyone can experience paragliding by doing a tandem flight with an experienced and qualified instructor.

How is Tandem Paragliding flight conducted?

No flying experience is needed for a Tandem flight. After you meet at the meeting point, some paperwork is done and the passenger is picked to the take-off point. You might have to hike up to the take-off point. The take-off point is normally at a higher place and gives you an opportunity to enjoy the majestic views of the valley.

The weather plays a key role in tandem paragliding. Suitable wind conditions and clear sunny days are preferred for Paragliding sport. A small briefing is done by the pilot instructor, with dos and don’ts to the passenger, followed by a safety check and ready to take off. Run a few steps along the mountain slope and ahoy, you are in the air. It’s time to relax and enjoy the ride, The Pilot with do some round ups to catch the thermal to gain lift. The Pilot may assist you with handling the Go Pro camera so that you can get some nice shots and may tell you about the surrounding areas. So just sit tight and enjoy the serene views around.

Do I need to be Physically Fit?

You need to be considerably fit to run about 5-10 feet, rest you can just relax and witness the serene landscape and mountain views. You shall not have any medical problems like seizures, back bone problem, Spondylitis, Heart Problem, and Pregnancy or recently operated. Adventure sports are risky and you should be comfortable enough to the risk.

What are weight and height requirements for Tandem Paragliding?

With the present guidelines enforce and the equipment we have, the safe minimum weight is 25 kg and the maximum limit is 100 kg. In terms of height, there are no official restrictions, you just need to be able to comfortably fit in the harness.

How Old I should be?

As long as you have zeal you can fly high. Please Indemnify you and your kids and we shall get you wings. In case of Children, parent or guardian must be present to indemnify them, attend the briefing to be satisfied. All passengers are to indemnify them before paragliding ride.

What if I have fear of heights, Is it a Problem?

Fear of heights is a very common Phenomena but when you take off all the anxiety subsides. We are not jumping from any cliffs. If wind is favourable sometime, you don’t even have to run, the wing lifts you up automatically. The passenger harness is secured to the pilot and the Wing so there is nothing to worry about. If you are already reading this, it really means you are interested in flying. Let us know and we shall ensure that all your worries are gone and you have a memorable ride of your life.

How much time it takes for tandem paragliding experience?

The experience takes about one to two hours. The meeting, Transportation, Briefing and the flight itself. Depending on the bookings for the day and the weather conditions, there are chances you might have to wait for some time. Do have a check on the weather link on our website before you book. You can also call us on our Numbers to check the flights status.

What is the flight time? 

The standard paragliding is about 10-15 minutes ride on good weather conditions. The other factors like how the passenger feels and react to this experience. Our objective is to provide good customer experience. If you want to fly high and a longer flight you can go for a High Flying package and we shall fly you really very high.

What if I want to fly again because I really enjoyed it?

If you really enjoyed the flight and think of going for another one, just call us, we shall arrange you a second flight provided the conditions are good and we have time, and we shall offer you a special rate for your second flight.

Do we jump off a mountain?

No, when you fly with us you fly with a qualified tandem instructor who lifts up the wing,  makes sure  that the wing is flying perfectly and then we take off from a slope using the wind to lift us up and glide effortlessly like a bird.  You will be required to run for a few meters at takeoff and landing, but there will be no jumping or acrobatics involved.

What should I wear?

The weather conditions are cold in this region. It might be a sunny day but the wind might be very cold, which can chill your bones. Dress appropriately and wear layers. A warm jacket would be great enough to handle the wind during the flight. In winters try to wear a head cap that can go under the helmet. Footwear is very important, a high ankle shoes can be very good as you will have to run a few steps during take-off.

How safe is it really?

Paragliding is a safe sport as compared to other sports. The Pilots are well trained and have the necessary experience to judge the weather conditions and the customers. Out main priority is safety of customer and our pilot, and our pilots knows when to fly and when not to.

When can I fly?

The paragliding sport is done on daily basis from September to July every year on sunny days. Summers are good days for flying as the temperature is high and the lift is good, whereas during winters the wind is cold reducing lift eventually reducing flight time. The days are longer in summers so we have more hours of flying and in winters we have less hours of flying. We do not engage in night flying during any season.

Why weather is important?

Weather is the key player in Aviation industry. We do not compromise and take unnecessary risks, if the conditions are not suitable for flying. So sit tight with the patience for weather to be favourable, then all the waiting will be worth it. We just want you a memorable fun filled flight.

How do I book?

The easiest way is to visit our webpage Paragliding in Dharamshala, pick a date and book it. Do give us a call one day prior to the flight just to get an update on the weather.

Why Himachal?

Himachal is one of the popular spots in the world for paragliding sport. The mighty Dhauladhar Mountains in the background have spectacular views to enjoy during the ride. The perfect sunny days and the majestic views make it the perfect place for first timers as well as experienced paragliding pilots.

Can you recommend anywhere to stay in Dharamshala?

Dharamshala Town is a small town and gets pretty crowded in summers as people flock to mountains to get rid of the heated plains, so it might be a good idea to book your accommodation well in advance. Please see our Swiss Camps package or Camping Tents Package and book it online or give us a call to book it for you.

If you are not sure things to do in Dharamshala and visit popular attractions around the town, see our local sightseeing tour.

What else can I do at Hill Ventures?

Hill Ventures is the perfect place to be based on Adventure in Himachal Pradesh. It offers wide range of Adventure sports and activities. You can take adventure Combo pack and experience the thrilling adventure of Zipline adventure, Bungee Slingshot, Bull Ride, Rock Climbing and rappelling, Archery, ATV rides etc. Trekking and Hiking packages are also available to trek up in the serene mountains to witness the wilderness and toughness of the Himalayas. Camping is another option where you can stay in our spacious camps and enjoy the Bonfire in the night with your family or friends. If you are a large group, get MTB ride package and get your friends on MTB to cycle along the mountain roads never visited often by anyone.

 

Where is the meeting point for the tandem flights?

The Tandem paragliding is booked form Reception office of Hill Ventures

Google Location : Bagiarra, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 176052

 

 

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