Himachal Pradesh is an ideal destination for paragliding. Yes, paragliding is becoming one of the most popular adventure sports in India. So if this is the reason that motivates you to an adventure tour to Himachal Pradesh, consider that there are some places where you can practice this sport. One of the most famous spots of paragliding is the Bir Billing valley of Kangra, Himachal where an international paragliding event takes place every year. What makes this place perfect for those who love paragliding is that when starting from the top, you can go down for about a kilometre, with a flight lasting an average of about 45 to 60 minutes for the long flying. Bir-Billing has nice and suitable climate for high altitude and cross-country flight in a stretch that extends up to 200 KM. Some enthusiastic can also try for cross country flying and the charges may apply flight to flight…
Paragliding is an act of flying in the air with the help of a para-glider that allows you to fly freely taking advantage of wind currents, like birds. In paragliding, the para-glider is adapted to be take-off from a slope of a hill or a place which is quite high from normal ground with favourable wind conditions. The normal para-glidier does not have any kind of motor or engine to propel itself. The one having small engine with propeller on the back is called para-motor glider in which an engine to propel itself, but in the case of Paragliding we perform only free flight without motor.
To fly alone, you just need to do a training course for Solo Paragliding, but if what you just want to live the experience of flying, Tandem Paragliding give you the option of flying with an instructor or trained pilot. The instructor or trained pilot is one who will handle the para-glider while you enjoy the flight.
In Solo Paragliding, only one man is able to fly the para-glider in the air. First, he needs to go to the edge of a high sloppy hill and gear himself with all the required equipment for flying. Then he needs to check the wind conditions and if the conditions are favourable the he simply needs to run towards the end of sloppy hill. For Solo Paragliding, one need to be fully trained in Paragliding. A well experienced pilots can be able to fly the para-glider.
Tandem Paragliding for those who are inexperienced and basically do not know how to fly with a para-glider. This kind of Paragliding is for those who use to come to Bir Billing in a short time and want to enjoy the flying thrills using Tandem Paragliding. In Tandem Paragliding, there are 2 persons flying with single para-glider. For Tandem Paragliding one must be a well trained pilot among them. The pilot usually sits behind the other person and he is the one who is fully responsible for flying the para-glider during the flight time. The other person simply enjoys the adventure of flying.
For a tandem flight you do not need any prior knowledge or special physical condition, the only thing is to wear comfortable shoes and dress that allow you to make a short flying trip. You should be mentally and physically fit for Paragliding. You may have to face the forces up-to 5Gs (Gravitational Forces) during flight.
The flight duration depends on the height of the takeoff and the existence of thermals and / or dynamic, so it is impossible to know how long the flight before seeing these conditions.
Paragliding from the edge of the Billing take-off point, about 2400 meters above sea level, enabling us to secure minimum 10 minute top to bottom flight, even if there is no favourable wind current. If the conditions permit, the flight will last long for hours.
Paragliding is an adventure sport, and as such has some level of risk we try to minimize using approved equipment, safety (helmet, suitable footwear, ..) and an emergency para-glider we have available in case any incident occurs. We also believe that the best way to prevent accidents is to fly only under favourable weather conditions and experienced pilots. Tandem Paragliding fly only if conditions are completely favourable, without taking risks for the client nor for the pilot, and to date none of our drivers needed to use the emergency para-glider.
|Overview Of Tour Package|
|Package:||Paragliding in Bir Billing – Long Flying|
|Season:||From October to June End|
|Duration of Flight:||40 Minutes – 60 Minutes|
|Take-off Site:||Billing Top (2400 Meters from Sea Level, 14 KM from Bir)|
|Landing Site:||Landing Zone (Sunset Point Near Tibetan Colony) Village Keori|
|Route:||Billing – Red roof – Landing site Chougan|
|Price:||Per Person Per Ride|
|List Of Items That Are Included In The Tour|
|List Of Items That Are Not Included In The Tour|