October 25, 2021 12:35 PM NPT
POKHARA, Oct 25: Paragliding has drawn the attention of domestic tourists in Pokhara with the impact of COVID-19 pandemic gradually subsiding in recent months.
Chairperson of Nepal Air Sports Association Krishna Bhandari informed that most of the tourists visiting Pokhara during Dashain and Tihar festivals preferred paragliding.
The number of people enjoying paragliding has increased in Pokhara with the rise in the arrival of domestic tourists following the coronavirus pandemic. “The inflow of domestic tourists has enthused paragliding entrepreneurs,” he shared.
Chairperson of Paragliding Flight Club Bimal Pahari said around 400 flights had taken place every day during Dashain vacation and the number of daily flights has now reduced to 150.
“Increasing attraction of domestic tourists towards adventurous sports has also rekindled the hope of entrepreneurs to sustain paragliding service,” he further said.
As many as 338 paragliders have obtained a paragliding license from the Air Sports Organization. Twelve out of them are women. As many as 60 paragliding companies are providing service in Pokhara. The sector has a total investment of Rs 1 billion. One can take the joy of paragliding at Rs 6,000.
Proprietor of Himalaya Sky Adventure Paragliding Company Madhav Tiwari said paragliding services are being delivered taking into consideration the ‘safety’ and ‘security’ measures.