Pokhara is considered the tourism capital of Nepal, being a base for trekkers undertaking the Annapurna Circuit through the Annapurna Conservation Area region of the Annapurna ranges in the Himalayas. The city is also home to many of the elite Gurkha soldiers, soldiers native to South Asia of Nepalese nationality recruited for the British Army, Nepalese Army, Indian Army, Gurkha Contingent Singapore, Gurkha Reserve Unit Brunei, UN peacekeeping forces and in war zones around the world.
Fly in the mountains
Pokhara is the hub of different adventure sports in Nepal. Paragliding is one of the most popular adventure activities in Pokhara. Pokhara is also recognized as one of the top five tandem paragliding spots in the world as it has stable thermals, easy take-off, and landing sites, the safety of a large lake, and magnificent Himalayan views.
Tandem paragliding means the glider is seated in a separate harness in front of the pilot where he or she can sit carefreely and enjoy the surroundings, take pictures and talk with the pilot during the flight. Normally Tandem paragliding is quite comfortable and safe as well. In Pokhara, more than two hundred fifty paragliding flights happen in a day during peak season.
Sarangkot in Pokhara is the paragliding place from where the flight takes off. The Pokhara paragliding height is 1592 meters/ 5223 feet from sea level. In Pokhara paragliding, you will fly like a bird and get a delighting aerial experience with the view of beautiful Fewa Lake, valley, and Himalayas. To reach Sarangkot, we manage our transport for you from the lakeside Pokhara.
Paragliding in Sarangkot Pokhara is one of the best ways to experience life in the air. It is getting popular day by day. Many people visit Pokhara just to involve in a paragliding tour. Pokhara, the beautiful lake valley, is 200 km west of Kathmandu.
In short to say paragliding in Pokhara is to feel unmatched attractive grandeur as you share airspace with Himalayan griffins, vultures, eagles, and kites while floating over villages, monasteries, temples, lakes, and jungles with a fantastic view of the majestic Mount Fishtail, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range.
Ultralight flight Pokhara is a unique way to discover the majestic Himalayas and for the ariel sightseeing of Pokhara valley. It is an amazing experience that is beautiful and totally out of the ordinary and better than any other ride.
In this flight, it is used very light aircraft which has no window and seating for only two persons, including a pilot and a passenger. Powered by engines these aircraft can reach very close to the mountain peaks.
Ultralight flight in Nepal is available only in Pokhara. The main reason to choose Pokhara valley for Ultra-light aircraft is its proximity to the mountains and the scenic lakes. Professionally Ultralight flights started in Pokhara in 1997 AD and are claimed to be the first in South Asia.
Excellent Himalaya organizes Ultralight flights in Pokhara for all people from around the world offering a variety of flights with amazing ariel views of beautiful Pokhara and the Himalayan backdrop of the Annapurna .
Pokhara Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist monument on Anadu Hill of the former Pumdi Bhumdi Village Development Committee, in the district of Kaski, Nepal (now a part of the city of Pokhara).
Shanti Stupa in Pokhara was built by Nipponzan-Myōhōji monk Morioka Sonin with local supporters under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii, a Buddhist monk and the founder of Nipponzan-Myōhōji. Shanti is a Sanskrit word meaning peace, also widely used in the Nepali and Hindi languages, and Shanti Stupa means Peace Pagoda. Shanti Stupa shrine was built as a symbol of peace. Situated at the height of 1100 meters on the Anadu Hill, Nichidatsu Fujii laid the foundation stone along with relics of the Buddha on 12 September 1973. Nepal has two of the eighty peace pagodas in the world: Shanti Stupa in Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha and Shanti Stupa in Pokhara. Shanti Stupa in Pokhara has also become a tourist attraction. It provides a panoramic view of the Annapurna range, Pokhara city and Fewa Lake.