Paragliding in Phewa Lake, Pokhara, Nepal

Take off altitude:
Best paragliding season:
September to February
Pokhara city is located in central Nepal and is the second largest city after Kathmandu. Situated on the corner of Pokhara Valley and touched by the foothills of the Himalayas, at the base of the Annapurna mountain range, Pokhara is a world wide destination for outdoor activity enthusiasts.

Phewa lake is a beautiful, big, fresh water lake, fed by streams flowing down from the surrounding mountains and is famous for the reflections of Machhapuchhre mountain and other peaks on its surface. Over the last years, this place has developed the reputation of being one of the best paragliding sites in South Asia and not without a good reason.

The magnificent natural beauty and the ideal weather conditions create a long and diverse paragliding season. At few minutes away from the city, Sarankot village stands at an altitude of 4675 ft/1425 m high and makes the perfect location for jump offs. Famous for the uplifting thermal winds, the spot attracts para-gliders from all around the world, offering various landing spots.

Suitable for all skill levels practitioners and with many schools around the area providing lessons or tandem flights, this is a one in a lifetime experience. As soon as you let yourself go, the warm breeze will gracefully drift you away above breathtaking landscapes, high mountains, rise fields and the turquoise waters of the lake.

If you arrange a tandem flight, you can also experience the incredible feeling of para-hawking. Big Himalayan birds of pray are trained to fly along with the para-gliders and guide them to thermals while performing impressive maneuvers. Once you taste this adventure over the majestic Himalayan mountains, the world will never be the same again.