Paragliding is an exhilarating experience and this adventure sports in Nepal has been rejoiced the most. Pokhara which is a beautiful city on the laps of Annapurna region initiated paragliding in 1995 and after its grand success Kathmandu joined the business. It has been quenching the adrenaline rush of adventure enthusiast from around the world. Pokhara till the day is a heavy weight contender when it comes to paragliding in Nepal, whereas paragliding in Kathmandu is gaining its popularity amongst travelers who cannot afford to travel to Pokhara due to several region.
In Pokhara the paragliding trip initiates from the highest hilltop adjacent to Fewa Lake known as Sarangkot. Sarangkot is a small hilltop village which is located at an elevation of slightly above 1400m and is famous for early morning sunrise and as a hub of aerial adventure sports. Fewa Lake which is right at the foot of the hill is already a stunner and added to the beauty of the lake the hawk eye view of it and the periphery is out of this world. The view of the Annapurna on the north adds up to the beauty of the paragliding trip.
From recently paragliding in Nepal is not a distant dream and is available in Kathmandu. Opened in outskirts of Kathmandu at Godavari, the trip initiate from 2100m and descend down with wonderful view of Kathmandu city. As it is on one of the calmest outskirts of Kathmandu, it is absolutely serene and beautiful with best blossoms in season. The hilltop of Godavari offers a very beautiful lush green hills surrounding Kathmandu valley where as the view of botanical garden lies in beneath. The distant views of Langtang and Ganesh range is not one of the best but certainly adds up to the paragliding experience in Nepal.