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Paragliding in Nepal:
A Paraglider is a foot-launched, ram-air, aerofoil canopy which flies with the energy of wind, gravity and pilot's power to steer. It descends due to gravity and ascends due to air pressure. With the help of air pressure, pilot decides when and where to fly, soar, dive and eventually land it safely. Adventure seekers seek depths and space where ever they can find. In Nepal, you have breathtaking depth of 700 meter or higher for the unparalleled Shangri-La that lies beneath the Himalayan range offering a scenic ecstasy of the valleys and lush green jungles combined with an infinitive visibility of the crisp clear Himalayas all around you, all ready to add another dimension in your flight adrenal.
Best Time ?
November, December and January are the best three months for Paragliding in Nepal. Superb weather and excellent mountain visibility can be expected during those months. Best location for para gliding is the Annapurna region, also known as the arms of Pokhara valley. Locations around the Phewa Lake are also popular, one such is the Sarangkot hill which provides breath-taking views above the Pokhara city.
With nothing to carry, and with a Nepali paragliding instructor, you can take the following popular courses or if you decide to do it on your own, just add the ownership/rent cost of paraglide, transportation cost and any tourism fees as charged by Nepal Tourism Ministry.
How much will it cost ?
Come December every year, Nepal brings a flock of polo enthusiastics. The Headquarter of World Elephant Polo Association
is located at Chitwan, Nepal. World's Elephant Polo Association (WEPA) was born in Nepal, at Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge in the Royal Chitwan National Park which is located south west of Nepal.
Horse riding is another popular choice for touring in various hill regions of Nepal and Tibet especially in places where there are no other modes of transportation. Popular horse riding programs are of 8 to 13 days, and routes include
Horseback riding can also be mixed with trekking. Some folks may prefer to trek for a few days and then horse-ride the rest of the journey. Not all travel companies offers horseback riding services, so ask with your travel agent for this service. Horseback riding in higher mountains is not a recommended sports.
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