Pokhara is rapidly becoming known as one of the world's best places to go paragliding and for good reason. The local weather and mild conditions are perfect for soaring on the wind. Paragliding, while sounding extreme, is not as extreme as you would expect. Going for a tandem flight requires no previous experience and can be done by anyone.
Attached to a qualified pilot, you run off a hill, inflating a parachute-like wing and then fly like a bird through the air. Sitting comfortably in a harness, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Himalaya while local birds, like eagles and vultures accompany you on your flight.
There are three types of flights: Panorama, Cross Country, and Acrobatic. The flight itself lasts one half hour or more, while the acrobatic flight can last a thrilling ten minutes that you will never forget.