Commercial operation of paragliding flights begins in Kavre

Published On: July 16, 2023 11:30 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

DHULIKHEL, July 16: Commercial paragliding flights have started at Devisthan Danda, a tourist spot located in Dhulikhel Municipality-9 of Kavrepalanchowk.

The paragliding flights take place from Devisthan to Badal village located in ward no 8 of the municipality, covering a distance of about one and a half kilometers from at an altitude of 5,500 feet.

Former minister and Member of Parliament Gokul Prasad Banskota launched the commercial paragliding flights on Saturday.

The Ministry for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, and Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal have given permission to Bishwabazar Paragliding Pvt Ltd for recreational aviation flights after meeting the necessary criteria.

In collaboration with the paragliding companies operating in Pokhara, commercial flights are going to be started in Dhulikhel as well, said Kiran Karki, Chairman of the company.

People taking the paragliding flight are covered by accident insurance for Rs 3.7 million each. The cost for a one-time flight is Rs 7,000.


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