Paragliding in Gangtok was my Dream, I always wondered how it feels to fly like a bird. The biggest of the mountains look tiny and Earth looks like a paradise wearing different shades of green, white and brown. The freshest of the air fills your lungs and soul with a renewed energy and optimism. Situated in the laps of Himalayas and having the third highest peak Kanchenjunga to its west, people come here to see the glory of mountains. The best view of the city and the mountains is the aerial view. The good part is, it is now so easy to experience this!!
Paragliding in Gangtok has become one of the most sought adventurous activity. On this page you will get all the answers related to paragliding in Gangtok.
Paragliding in Gangtok, Sikkim Video
Best time to do Paragliding in Gangtok
It is done on a clear day. So avoid monsoons i.e. from July to September, as it is risky and you will not have any view. Any other season with clear skies is good.
Who all can do Paragliding?
People over the age of 18 years can do paragliding. Youths between the ages of 14 to 17 require parental permission. Besides this, pregnant woman, heart and other chronic disease patients, differently abled persons, etc. are advised not to undertake this sport.
Normally, a person should weigh between 30 kg and 90 kg. But this may vary depending on weather conditions.
Any previous experience or pre-requisites?
No. You are accompanied by a certified pilot accompanies you. So, no expertise is needed. However, if you wish to go alone, then you need to get certified.
Paragliding in Gangtok: What to Wear
You should wear full pants and t-shirt. Go for comfortable clothing and shoes. Avoid sarees, heels etc.
Paragliding in Gangtok: Operators
There are several groups who organize paragliding sessions. On a clear day, the sessions begin from 9 am. Timing is Subject to change depending on weather Condition. The known operators are:
- Fly Sikkim Adventure: They are the pioneers in bring the sport to Gangtok. The different types of flights arranged by them is: Medium flight, High Flight and Alpine Flight. Their office is near Bhanjhakri waterfalls and their official web address is Http://www.paraglidingsikkim.com/
- Sikkim Paragliding Adventure Sports Cooperative Society Ltd.: They represent Sikkim in PAI. They have three types of flight, depending on the view:
- Medium fly with Town View
- High Fly with Mountain Range View
- West Sikkim Flying View
Their official web address is: http://www.sikkimparagliding.org/
Cost of Paragliding in Gangtok
On an average the minimum starts around INR 2,500 per person. For photos, videos, pick and drop facility additional charges applicable. Check with the operator on this.
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