Complete Guide For Paragliding in Manali

24/09/2021 By

Paragliding is one of the most thrilling adventure sports and if you are seeking an adrenaline rush then you must take up this adventure sport in Manali. You can choose to enjoy paragliding with a pilot and can take up high flies up to 3000 ft. from the ground level. Also, with a pilot by your side, any beginner can do this adventure sport. With numerous paragliding sites in Himachal Pradesh, the place has emerged as one of the top destinations for paragliding in the country. The sport is done in different areas of the Kullu Valley and in many more famous areas for paragliding like Dobhi, Solang Valley, Kothi, Majach, and Raison.

Best time for Paragliding

You should refrain from taking up this sport from July to September, the rest all the months are safe to take up this sport. Also, paragliding can be fatal if undertaken during snow, rain, thunderstorm, or a windy day. Before booking your flight for paragliding, you must ensure that the day is clear and pleasant. Also, don’t forget that the sport remains completely banned during monsoon season under Himachal Pradesh Aero Sports Rules, 2004.

Safety Tips before undertaking Paragliding

Take a look at the list of safety checks you should consider before you hit the sky. Also, don’t forget to check if the weather is clear and safe for paragliding.

  • You can request the pilot’s license to fly to make sure that he is registered with Tourism of Himachal Pradesh. Don’t forget to ask his full name, before doing this. 
  • Secondly, you can make sure that the flying equipment is new as every paraglider is made to fly for certain hours, after which it tends to retire.
  • Also, in case the pilot forgets to brief you, make sure that you ask them in advance what to do and what not to when starting from taking off till the moment you land.
  • Don’t forget to check for your safety harness. Ensure that it is tied and secured safely with you and the karabiner. Also, with some mild jerks, you can check if the locks are slipping.
  • Make sure that the helmet you wear is of proper size and belt it up. Also, ask the pilot if he has a working reserve parachute. 
  • Lastly, ensure that you are mentally prepared to take up this adventure sport, several hundred meters above the ground. Also, once you take off, there is no coming back.

Experience the exciting adventure sport- paragliding in the Himalayan skies as you witness the mesmerizing birdseye view of Manali. Gliding in the middle of snow-capped peaks with the open blue sky above you and the magical views of the valleys all around is an experience that will be one of its own kind.

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