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    • ₹ 2000 - ₹ 10000

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  • Do you sometimes feel like escaping everything and flying far away like a bird? Paragliding is one way to experience just that. India provides many wonderful destinations, but the most recommended of all is paragliding in Himachal Pradesh. You’ll soar through the clear blue skies, witness fantastic snow-clad peaks below you, and feel the wind slap against your face. You’re in for a magical treat. The high mountains and the convenient winds will let you stay longer up in the air.

    Solo Paragliding in Bir Billing

    Bir Billing has quickly become known as the best paragliding destination in India. Known for the fabulous landscape, the splendid views, and the convenient launch and landing spots, paragliding in Bir Billing is a must-try. Paragliding in Bir Billing is great throughout the year, except during the monsoon months of July to September.

    Tandem Paragliding in Bir Billing

    Tandem paragliding is when an instructor handles the craft and the passenger is strapped into a separate harness in front. All you need to do is sit and enjoy the spectacular views laid out for you while paragliding in Bir Billing, such as the snow-covered Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas, and the Kangra Valley.

    Trek and tandem paragliding in Bir Billing

    There are some itineraries that combine trekking and paragliding in the scenic hills of Bir Billing to give you double the fun. You'll trek through the green hills of Himachal Pradesh, spend the night in tents, and then go for a thrilling tandem paragliding in Bir Billing. The take-off point lies at an elevation of over 9000 feet, so you’ll get a birds-eye view of Himachal’s prettiest region.

    Paragliding in Manali

    If you want to try paragliding in Manali, you should head to Solang Valley. Situated between Beas Kund and the Solang Village is Solang Valley, also a famous skiing spot. Along with parachuting, skiing, zorbing, and skating, paragliding in Manali is one of the chosen adventure sports amongst enthusiasts.

    Best season

    Paragliding in Himachal Pradesh is active almost all year round, except during the monsoon months, and during peak winter months.

    What to carry

    Even if it’s sunny on the ground, it might get cold while you are in the air, paragliding in Manali or paragliding in Shimla. Wear a thick shirt or a sweatshirt. Avoid wearing shoes that might slip off, and remember to empty your pockets before you fly.

    Paragliding in Himachal Pradesh Summary

    • State: Himachal Pradesh
    • Nearest city: Manali
    • Total days: 1-2 days
    • Grade: Easy
    • Max altitude: 11482 feet
    • Avg temperature: Summer: 22 to 37 degrees Celsius, Winter: 0 to 15 degrees Celsius.
  • Paragliding in Bir Billing

    Sketch Itinerary:

    Day 1: Go paragliding in Bir Billing

    • Reporting time: 05:30 hrs
    • Flight time: 15/40/90 min
    • Flight altitude: 8000-12,000 feet
    • Enjoy stunning views of the Himalayan peaks and lush valleys
    Detailed itinerary:

    Today, you have to report to the Tibetan Colony in Bir at the given time and meet the operator there. They will then drive you to the take-off point in Billing. There, you’ll receive a thorough briefing session about the activity and safety guidelines. You’ll then strap into the paraglider and prepare for take-off.

    Once you are ready, harnesses and straps checked, you and the pilot will run with the paraglider gradually rising behind you. And once it has enough lift, you’ll feel one tug and see the ground drop away beneath you. You’ll enjoy breathtaking views while soaring through the sky, you’ll see the verdant valleys, quaint villages and the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

    The pilot will then guide the paraglider to the landing site and you’ll watch as the ground comes closer and closer. And then, you’ll touch down. You’ll then strap-out of the paraglider. The trip ends here.

    Inclusions:

    The Bir Billing paragliding tour package includes one tandem paragliding ride from Billing to Bir along with all the paragliding equipment and safety gear like a helmet. Additionally, the package also includes travel arrangements from Bir to Billing. The services of an experienced pilot and support crew are also included. Lastly, all applicable taxes are also included in the Bir Billing paragliding cost.

    Exclusions:

    The Bir Billing paragliding price does not include any kind of transport from your home-city to Bir. Nor does it include any kind of personal expenses such as meals, beverages, etc. or any kind of expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, strikes, etc. The package also does not consist of any kind of adventure or travel insurance. Lastly, anything that is not mentioned in the inclusions will be charged on an additional basis, as used.

    Paragliding in Solang Valley

  • Best time to go/Weather

    The best time to fly in the skies of Himachal Pradesh is usually all year round except during the monsoon season and peak winter season.

    It should also be noted that paragliding in Himachal Pradesh greatly depends on the wind conditions of the day.

  • Paragliding in Himachal Pradesh - Route Map / Altitude Map

  • Paragliding in Himachal Pradesh - Frequently Asked Questions

    Can beginners go for this paragliding trip in Himachal Pradesh?

    Of course. An instructor will be flying with you and managing all the paragliding equipment, so all you have to do is pay attention to the instructions, sit back and enjoy the experience. Hence, this tandem flight is perfect for beginners. If you enjoy the flight, you can choose to sign up for a 3-4 day course.

    Is paragliding dangerous?

    Do I go alone during the tandem paragliding flight?

    What should I carry for my paragliding trip in Himachal Pradesh?

    What is the best season for this paragliding trip in Himachal Pradesh?

    What do I need to wear for the Himachal Pradesh paragliding trip?

  • Getting There

    By air: Kullu-Manali Airport in Bhuntar, Dharamsala, Kangra Airport in Gaggal and Shimla Airport in Jubberhatti are the three domestic airports in Himachal Pradesh that are well connected to major Indian cities via regular flights. Once at any of these airports, you can reach your destination through the many private cabs/taxis available at the airports

    By rail: There are two narrow-gauge railway lines that serve Himachal Pradesh, one connecting Kalka with Shimla and the other one connecting Pathankot to Kangra.

    By road: Himachal Pradesh is well connected to the major cities in India via road. There are frequent buses from Punjab, Delhi and Haryana for places like Shimla, Manali and Dharamshala.

    What To Wear

    You don't need any special apparel for your tandem paragliding adventure in Himachal Pradesh. Wear comfortable full-sleeved t-shirt/shirt that is thick and pair it with full-length pants. Make sure the shoes you wear are sturdy hiking boots that offer good ankle support.

    What To Carry

    All the required technical paragliding equipment and safety gear will be given to you by your operator. You will be required to carry a water bottle, some snacks, sunglasses with a strap and your camera.

    Preparation/Fitness

    There is no need to prepare beforehand for your tandem paragliding in Himachal Pradesh; however, a basic level of fitness is required. You need to be above 16 years of age and have a maximum weight of 120 kg.