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Duration1 to 7 Days

Departure DateEvery Day

GradeEasy, Hard, Very Hard

Theory course and technical advise  Paragliding instructor for the first 3 flying days  

Transportation by jeep in Pokhara  

Flight to Kathmandu   Bus to Pokhara  pick up and drop off at airports/hotels Service provided 

Price:      800 € per person

Period:    from september to may 

Level:      all levels

A chilled out holiday! A blend of sightseeing and paragliding to discover Nepal smoothly. Easy holiday The Sarangkot ridge is a perfect location for this our XC course. 10Km long with many options and easy retrieves, it provides the ideal conditions and unforgettable views, so don’t forget the camera! The debriefing session each day is vital to improving the next day’s performance. The decisions you made, why and when etc all need to be discussed. Each day the instructor will launch first and wait in the house thermal for the students to catch up. Then it follows my leader down the ridge and beyond. Radio guidance will help in your decision-making and you will be amazed at how quickly you progress.

•  Each course will run for a minimum of 4 pilots and a maximum of 8.

•    Depending on their level, the focus for most beginner Acro pilots is to improve their wingovers so that they are able to loop, SAT, Asymmetric spiral and full stall confidently at various speeds. These maneuvers are the basis for all other Acro moves. Once mastered then the harder moves can be attempted.

•    Most manoeuvres in an Acro course of 3 days will be beyond most pilots.

•    To do the Acro course it is necessary to have completed a SIV course first

•    An exercise sheet is filled out after each flight by the instructor for each pilot; this along with the day’s video is the basis for the nights debriefing session.

•    As pilots progress at different speeds they will be performing different exercises during a flight.

•    At each morning briefing, the instructor will describe each manoeuvre to the pilots that they will perform that day.

•    The instructor will sit down with each pilot individually to discuss what their expectations are and what they want to achieve during the course. This forms the basis for the series of exercises the pilot will perform.•    During the same meeting all wings will be checked for airworthiness for the course.

•    The meeting the night before the course starts is where all reserves will be repacked. The instructor will do this with the pilots help. An increased understanding of how your equipment works leads to increased confidence.•    There will be a safety boat with 3 people at all times able to retrieve you quickly.

•    All exercises will take place over an imaginary cylinder over the water. This is far enough upwind of the landing that in case of a reserve deployment you do not drift over land.

•    The minimum height over the lake is 250m, average height 500m. Good height 1000m

•    A typical day will have 3-4 flights.

•    Every flight is videoed for the night’s debriefing session. This is an extremely important aspect of these courses.•    Each course is run by 2 instructors, 1 at launch and the other at the landing who guides you through the various exercises over the radio. We have attached another sheet detailing the various exercises, but below we describe how we run our courses. Course structure

•  Be able to swim.

•  In good health, no medical problems

•  Minimum CP racing pilot

•    Radio with a waterproof bag, we can provide the bag.

•    No sunglasses.

•    Life Jacket, we provide.

•    No flying instruments

•    Harness in good condition, with back protection, removed, and any airbags disabled.

•    Reserve, a repack session the night before the course starts showing you how to pack your own reserve.

•    Glider in good condition, all equipment is checked by the instructor before the course.EquipmentAlso safety information concerning how we run our courses and what you can expect from a typical day.The following lists the equipment need for the SIV and Acro courses.Price: £290Course: 3 days

Acro and SIV

Flying XC is just a case of linking 2 thermals together, but it requires the symbolic cutting of ties from the hill. This course deals not only with the practice but also the mental side of XC flying.
Each day will follow a similar pattern. The morning briefing is designed to give as much information to the pilot as possible to put them in the right frame of mind for XC flying. Conditions, thermal strength, xc route, retrieve etc.
This follows on from the thermally course, as pilots master the skills of ridge soaring and turn their attention to thermal flying, the focus leads to cross country flight. The challenge and adventure of flying in unfamiliar surroundings is unbeatable. However, flying in the mountains requires a more advanced flying technique. This 3 day course aims to give an introduction to mountain flying with the objective of looking at the necessary skills and decisions that give us the best chance of thermalling away from the familiar environment of the ridge to the freedom of the open skies.Aim

All transport and radios provided
Price: £250Course: 3 daysCross-country Course

•    At the end of each day is a debriefing session, where everyone can sit down and talk about the days flying.•    The last day of the course we try and get you to follow the instructor around the sky. We have found that it is a lot easier to get to cloud base with someone else in the thermal with you, talking you through the process.•    We try and take you to a different site each day to improve you knowledge and assessment of varying conditions.Day 3•    Following on from the previous day we try and keep you in the air as long as possible. The longer you are up the more you are learning.•    After assessing the conditions we head out to the days flying site.•    Meet in the office for equipment and radio check.Day 2•    Depending on how long your flight is we try for 2 flights a day.•    The instructor will guide you with 2-way radio from the hill in finding, catching and staying in thermals.•    Briefing for the days flying.•    Theory lesson on the hill in understanding thermal sources, triggers and dynamics. This involves watching lots of birds of prey!•    After assessing the conditions we head out to the days flying site.•    Meet in the office for equipment and radio check.Day 1This course is an introduction to thermal flying with the objective of improving the pilot’s knowledge and skills needed to make the most of the lift on any given dayAimAll transport and radios provided.Price: £250Course: 3 daysThermalling Clinic

Frontiers offers this course for pilots looking to improve the necessary skills and decisions that give us the best chance of soaring away from the familiar environment of the ridge to the freedom of the open skies.
Often the most crucial part of any pilots training is immediately after they have qualified and have to fly outside of the school environment. This can seem daunting especially as the new pilot often has to deal with unfamiliar conditions, such as thermals. A lot of pilots are not trained in school to fly in thermic conditions and need extra instruction.
The mild and super-consistent weather of the Pokhara valley provide excellent conditions for all levels of pilot. From beginner through to XC hounds, Nepal has it all.Thermalling

5:30: In the bar for the days debriefing session5:00: Back in office, drop off equipment 1:30 - 4:30: Flying 1:00 - 1:30: Pack lunch 11:00 - 1:00: Flying 10:30: Site and conditions assessment 10:00: Collect equipment, jump in the jeep and head out to the days flying site 9:30: After breakfast meet at the office in Lakeside, Pokhara A typical day

•    Exam•    Precision approaches and landings•    Thermalling; maintaining soaring flight•    Wind correction exercises understand stalls and spins•    Minimum sink manoeuvres•    Flights 800m•    Takeoffs in wind•    Ground handling•    Airmanship•    Manoeuvring according to other traffic•    Spot landings•    Flights 700m•    Deflations recognition and recovery•    Glide angle and minimum sink speed•    Flights 200m•    Pre launch checks•    Flight planning•    Insight and evaluation of flying site and conditions course structureAll flights are under 2 - way radio guidance.All Transport and equipment provided.Price: €400Course: 4 days

Theory exam Big ears descent technique180 degree turnsMedium flights below 200mSpeed controlLeft and right turnsShort flights 30mTheory of flight, meteorology and air lawShort flights below 3mTakeoff and landing proceduresGlider inflations and deflationsPre-flight safety checksIntroduction to the equipment, its transport, care and maintenance
Course structure
All flights are under 2 - way radio guidance.All Transport and equipment provided.Price: €500Course: 5 daysP1

Jan 29 > Feb 7Dec 14 > Dec 23Nov 30 > Dec 9Nov 16 > Nov 25Courses Starting:Course Dates For 2009 - 2010 Season

The license we issue is authorised by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI). This is the controlling body for airsports worldwide. The IPPI card (International Pilot Proficiency Identification) is recognised in every country that has an airsport association.

Frontiers Paragliding offers 3 stages to becoming a pilot. We follow the Para-Pro syllabus; this is set out by the Federation Aeronautique International (FAI) the controlling body for all airsports worldwide. All our instructors are highly experienced and form the backbone of a highly professional team.
In Nepal the flying is made more special by the continuous presence of numerous species of eagle, vulture, falcon, hawk and kite. They all love to join us, equally fascinated by us as we are by them. Often flying within feet of the glider!
Paragliding is the most pure form of flying. By using the elements and rising currents of warm air, we can stay aloft for many hours and travel many miles. This simple aircraft fits easily into a rucksack and weighs around 10kg.Beginner CoursesCourses:

Days 05: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu Days 04: Sightseeing in Pokhara city. Days 03: Paragliding tour - O/N at hotel in Pokhara. Days 02: Hiking to Sarangkot (1590m) - O/N at hotel. Days 01: Flight or drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu - O/N at hotel. Itinerary: 
This exiting short flight trip can be done after or before the trekking when you have rest day in Pokhara. For detail please make an inquiry to us or book this tandem flight now.
After landing transfer to hotel and rest or join the further program according to your itinerary.
About an hour of exiting flight, during the flight you have breathe taking panorama views of Annapurna Range, beautiful Mt. Fish Tail, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Annapurna II, III, IV, Lamjung Himal, Mt. Manashlu and great Mt. Dhaulagiri togethere with landscape panorama and Fewa Lake.
After arrival on the spot, briefing about flying by expert& professional pilot and fly.
In the morning, after breakfast drive to Sarankot (1592m) Paragliding spot.Paragliding Programs: 
You'll get memories to last a lifetime in 30 to 45 minute flight. For those who want to find out what paragliding is all about but cannot commit to 2 days of instruction, we offer tandem flights. During the flight pilot will explain what he/she is doing and allow you some hands-on control of the glider.
No previous experience is required as qualified pilots provide a short briefing before launching . Gliding is a weather dependent sports and the flying season in Nepal commences from November through February, the best months being November and December. The takes off point for these flights is Sarankot (1592m.), which also offers prime views of Fewa lake and mountains at sunrise and sunset (provided the skies are clear) and the landing is by the Fewa lake. Observing glory of Annapurna range and beautiful landscape around Pokhara valley, virgin Mt; Fishtail (Machhapuchhre), Lamjung Himal, Annapaurna Himal, Himchuli, Fewa Lake, Rice field, Rivers and settlements are below gives you thrills with a great photographic opportunity. Fly once in Pokhara to make your dream come true. 
Paragliding in Nepal can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure seeker. A trip will take you over some of the best scenery on earth, as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites and float over villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and jungle, with a fantastic view of the majestic Himalaya . 
Transfer to airport and fly back home.Day 14: KathmanduIn the morning, we take the plane to Kathmandu. Afternoon at leisure in Kathmandu.Day 13: Pokhara - KathmanduFly in Pokara. We will fly about 3 times a day or less if you stay in the air. We can make several cross country from Sanrankot take off. Day 6 to day 12: PokharaBriefing and long cross-country around Pokara. Jeep to Sarangkot hill (1500 m) for a flight and a small  cross. Great views of the Annapurnas and the Machapuchare.Day 5: PokharaFly over The old village and wiew on the Hymalayen ridge . Day 4: BandipurBus to Bandipur and transfer to your hotel. Depending the weather we will take a first flight or a pleasurable walk around Day 3: Kathmandu - Bandipur Sighsteeing of Kathmandu, Patan and other temples.Day 2: KathmanduWelcome at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.   

Day 1: Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1-4820951 or  00977-9803968952   Fax: 00977-1-4820243Please make your booking by email or come to our office in Pokhara.Bookings
Please send us an email to check availabilities and prices.You can rent us a wing, harness, rescue, radio or helmet, as long as you inform us enough in advance. OptionsTheory course and technical adviseParagliding instructor for the first 3 flying days transportation by jeep in PokharaFlight to KathmanduBus to Pokharapick up and drop off at airports/hotels
Service providedPrice:      900 € per personPeriod:    from September to may Level:      all levelsA chilled out holliday!A blend of seighsteeing and paragliding to discover Nepal smoothly. Easy holliday 
The Sarangkot ridge is a perfect location for this our XC course. 10Km long with many options and easy retrieves, it provides the ideal conditions and unforgettable views, so don’t forget the camera!
The debriefing session each day is vital to improving the next day’s performance. The decisions you made, why and when etc all need to be discussed.
Each day the instructor will launch first and wait in the house thermal for the students to catch up. Then it is follow my leader down the ridge and beyond. Radio guidance will help in your decision-making and you will be amazed at how quickly you progress.Each course will run for a minimum of 4 pilots and a maximum of 8.Depending on their level, the focus for most beginner Acro pilots is to improve their wingovers so that they are able to loop, SAT, Asymmetric spiral and full stall confidently at various speeds. These manoeuvres are the basis for all other Acro moves. Once mastered then the harder moves can be attempted.Most manoeuvres in an Acro course of 3 days will be beyond most pilots.To do the Acro course it is necessary to have completed a SIV course firstAn exercise sheet is filled out after each flight by the instructor for each pilot; this along with the day’s video is the basis for the nights debriefing session.As pilots progress at different speeds they will be performing different exercises during a flight.At each morning briefing the instructor will describe each manoeuvre to the pilots that they will perform that day.The instructor will sit down with each pilot individually to discuss what their expectations are and what they want to achieve during the course. This forms the basis for the series of exercises the pilot will perform.During the same meeting all wings will be checked for airworthiness for the course.The meeting the night before the course starts is where all reserves will be repacked. The instructor will do this with the pilots help. An increased understanding of how your equipment works leads to increased confidence.There will be a safety boat with 3 people at all times able to retrieve you quickly.All exercises will take place over an imaginary cylinder over the water. This is far enough upwind of the landing that in case of a reserve deployment you do not drift over land.The minimum height over the lake is 250m, average height 500m. Good height 1000mA typical day will have 3-4 flights.Every flight is videoed for the night’s debriefing session. This is an extremely important aspect of these courses.Each course is run by 2 instructors, 1 at launch and the other at the landing who guides you through the various exercises over the radio.
We have attached another sheet detailing the various exercises, but below we describe how we run our courses.Course structure able to swim.In good health, no medical problems minimum CP rating
PilotRadio with waterproof bag, we can provide the bag.No sunglasses.Life Jacket, we provide.No flying instrumentsHarness in good condition, with back protection removed, and any airbags disabled. Reserve, a repack session the night before the course starts showing you how to pack your own reserve.Glider in good condition, all equipment is checked by the instructor before the course.
Equipment
Also safety information concerning how we run our courses and what you can expect from a typical day.The following lists the equipment need for the SIV and Acro courses.Price: £390Course: 3 days
Acro and SIV
Flying XC is just a case of linking 2 thermals together, but it requires the symbolic cutting of ties from the hill. This course deals not only with the practice but also the mental side of XC flying.
Each day will follow a similar pattern. The morning briefing is designed to give as much information to the pilot as possible to put them in the right frame of mind for XC flying. Conditons, thermal strength, xc route, retrieve etc.
This follows on from the thermalling course, as pilots master the skills of ridge soaring and turn their attention to thermal flying, the focus leads to cross country flight. The challenge and adventure of flying in unfamiliar surroundings is unbeatable. However, flying in the mountains requires a more advanced flying technique. This 3 day course aims to give an introduction to mountain flying with the objective of looking at the necessary skills and decisions that give us the best chance of thermalling away from the familiar environment of the ridge to the freedom of the open skies.
Aim
All transport and radios providedPrice: £350Course: 3 daysCross-country CourseAt the end of each day is a debriefing session, where everyone can sit down and talk about the days flying.The last day of the course we try and get you to follow the instructor around the sky. We have found that it is a lot easier to get to cloud base with someone else in the thermal with you, talking you through the process.We try and take you to a different site each day to improve you knowledge and assessment of varying conditions.
Day 3Following on from the previous day we try and keep you in the air as long as possible. The longer you are up the more you are learning.After assessing the conditions we head out to the days flying site.Meet in the office for equipment and radio check.
Day 2Depending on how long your flight is we try for 2 flights a day.The instructor will guide you with 2-way radio from the hill in finding, catching and staying in thermals.Briefing for the days flying.Theory lesson on the hill in understanding thermal sources, triggers and dynamics. This involves watching lots of birds of prey!After assessing the conditions we head out to the days flying site.Meet in the office for equipment and radio check.
Day 1This course is an introduction to thermal flying with the objective of improving the pilot’s knowledge and skills needed to make the most of the lift on any given dayAimAll transport and radios provided.
Price: £350Course: 3 daysThermalling Clinic
Frontiers offers this course for pilots looking to improve the necessary skills and decisions that give us the best chance of soaring away from the familiar environment of the ridge to the freedom of the open skies.
Often the most crucial part of any pilots training is immediately after they have qualified and have to fly outside of the school environment. This can seem daunting especially as the new pilot often has to deal with unfamiliar conditions, such as thermals. A lot of pilots are not trained in school to fly in thermic conditions and need extra instruction.
The mild and super-consistent weather of the Pokhara valley provide excellent conditions for all levels of pilot. From beginner through to XC hounds, Nepal has it all.
Thermalling
5:30: In the bar for the days debriefing session5:00: Back in office, drop off equipment 1:30 - 4:30: Flying 1:00 - 1:30: Pack lunch 11:00 - 1:00: Flying 10:30: Site and conditions assessment 10:00: Collect equipment, jump in the jeep and head out to the days flying site 9:30: After breakfast meet at the office in Lakeside, Pokhara A typical dayExamPrecision approaches and landingsThermalling; maintaining soaring flightWind correction exercises understand stalls and spinsMinimum sink manoeuvre flights 800mTakeoffs in windGround handlingAirmanshipManoeuvring according to other trafficSpot landingsFlights 700mDeflations recognition and recovery guide angle and minimum sink speedFlights 200mPre launch checksFlight planningInsight and evaluation of flying site and conditions
Course structureAll flights are under 2 - way radio guidance.All Transport and equipment provided.Price: €500Course: 4 days
Theory exam Big ears descent technique180 degree turnsMedium flights below 200mSpeed controlLeft and right turnsShort flights 30mTheory of flight, meteorology and air lawShort flights below 3mTakeoff and landing proceduresGlider inflations and deflationsPre-flight safety checksIntroduction to the equipment, its transport, care and maintenance
Course structure
All flights are under 2 - way radio guidance.All Transport and equipment provided.Price: €600Course: 5 daysP1
Jan 29 > Feb 7Dec 14 > Dec 23Nov 30 > Dec 9Nov 16 > Nov 25Courses Starting:Course Dates For 2017 - 2018 Season
The license we issue is authorised by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI). This is the controlling body for airsports worldwide. The IPPI card (International Pilot Proficiency Identification) is recognised in every country that has an airsport association.
Frontiers Paragliding offers 3 stages to becoming a pilot. We follow the Para-Pro syllabus; this is set out by the Federation Aeronautique International (FAI) the controlling body for all airsports worldwide. All our instructors are highly experienced and form the backbone of a highly professional team.
In Nepal the flying is made more special by the continuous presence of numerous species of eagle, vulture, falcon, hawk and kite. They all love to join us, equally fascinated by us as we are by them. Often flying within feet of the glider!
Paragliding is the most pure form of flying. By using the elements and rising currents of warm air, we can stay aloft for many hours and travel many miles. This simple aircraft fits easily into a rucksack and weighs around 10kg.Beginner CoursesCourses:
Days 05: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu Days 04: Sightseeing in Pokhara city. Days 03: Paragliding tour - O/N at hotel in Pokhara. Days 02: Hiking to Sarangkot (1590m) - O/N at hotel. Days 01: Flight or drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu - O/N at hotel. Itinerary: This exiting short flight trip can be done after or before the trekking when you have rest day in Pokhara. For detail please make an inquiry to us or book this tandem flight now.
After landing transfer to hotel and rest or join the further program according to your itinerary.
About an hour of exiting flight, during the flight you have breathe taking panorama views of Annapurna Range, beautiful Mt. Fish Tail, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Annapurna II, III, IV, Lamjung Himal, Mt. Manashlu and great Mt. Dhaulagiri togethere with landscape panorama and Fewa Lake.
After arrival on the spot, briefing about flying by expert& professional pilot and fly.
In the morning, after breakfast drive to Sarankot (1592m) Paragliding spot.
Paragliding Programs:
You'll get memories to last a lifetime in 30 to 45 minute flight. For those who want to find out what paragliding is all about but cannot commit to 2 days of instruction, we offer tandem flights. During the flight pilot will explain what he/she is doing and allow you some hands-on control of the glider.
No previous experience is required as qualified pilots provide a short briefing before launching . 
Gliding is a weather dependent sports and the flying season in Nepal commences from November through February, the best months being November and December. The takes off point for these flights is Sarankot (1592m.), which also offers prime views of Fewa lake and mountains at sunrise and sunset (provided the skies are clear) and the landing is by the Fewa lake. Observing glory of Annapurna range and beautiful landscape around Pokhara valley, virgin Mt; Fishtail (Machhapuchhre), Lamjung Himal, Annapaurna Himal, Himchuli, Fewa Lake, Rice field, Rivers and settlements are below gives you thrills with a great photographic opportunity. Fly once in Pokhara to make your dream come true.
Paragliding is a relatively new adventure sport in Nepal. Paragliding in this Himalayan country can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure-seekers. You can experience unparalleled scenic grandeur as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites, while floating over villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and jungles, with a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayas , Paragliding in Nepal, Blue Sky Paragliding - Pokhara, Sunrise Paragliding, Para Jump in Pokhara, Paragliding sport in Nepal, Adventure Paragliding, Pakhara Paragliding, mountain paragliding, Himalayan Paragliding
Paragliding in Nepal can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure seeker. A trip will take you over some of the best scenery on earth, as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites and float over villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and jungle, with a fantastic view of the majestic Himalaya 

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