POKHARA, Jan 25: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has directed to track the paragliding activities in the sky of Pokhara with GPS. According to CAAN, the new decision was taken in view of the increasing instances of accidents after pilots often flew away from the designated area due to lack of any mechanism in place to track their movement in the sky.
If you are the one who loves adventure sports but does not have the time to do so. Then, the heralding festive season and the holidays you get might be the perfect time to tick your to do adventure sports list. And here My City has compiled five adventure sports activities which you can do in Pokhara:
UDAYAPUR, Sept 4: Belaka municipality of Udayapur district has started the campaign of operating paragliding in a bid to promote tourism in the municipality by welcoming more than 50 thousand domestic and foreign visitors to Belaka area annually.
TANAHU, March 24: A test flight of paragliding has been successfully conducted in Byas Municipality of Tanahu district. Three pilots took off from Siddhi Danda and landed at Archalchaur on Saturday. Chair of Ward 11 of the municipality, Nir Bahadur Khadka, flew in the inaugural test flights.
POKHARA, March 6: Paragliding service, which was said to be closed from today, has been resumed after companies, operating paragliding flights in Pokhara, agreed to pay tax to Pokhara metropolitan city.
PALPA, Jan 15: Paragliding has been successfully undertaken at Rampur of Palpa district. Its successful test was done on Monday at Rampur Municipality-7, Bahundanda which has abundant opportunity for paragliding.
KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Dharan sub-metropolis has obstructed the work of Koshi Corridor Transmission Line, claiming that the double circuit 220 KVA line will damage the potential of paragliding from Chundanda. The local body is also not happy that the 105-kilometer-long line passes through Gorkha Park.
Stunning tourism destination, Pokhara, is not just the capital of Gandaki Province. It is also a commercial hub for adventure tourism and activities like paragliding. Every year, an avalanche of international tourist enjoys the surreal feeling of paragliding from Sarangkot Hill of Pokhara. Tourist can fly for several minutes enjoying the majestic view of Machhapuchhre Mountain Range and the Phewa Lake.
POKHARA/SYANGJA, Nov 5: Korea has dominated the overall event in the Paragliding Accuracy World Cup (PGAWC) in Sworek, Syangja in the last day of the tournament on Sunday. The Nepali players could not get to a better position despite displaying an improved performance compared to the fifth round, finishing sixth at last.
POKHARA/SYANGJA, Nov 3: Slovenia has taken the lead at the end of the second round in the ongoing Paragliding Accuracy World Cup (PGAWC) being played at Sworek in Syangja district. In individual event, Nepal is currently at the fifth place at the end of the second round of matches.
Pokhara is gifted with geographical variances creating endless tourism possibilities. Allured by its natural beauty, the region sees abundant domestic and international tourists throughout the year. In addition to the picturesque surroundings it flaunts, Pokhara is also gaining fame amongst adventure sports enthusiasts.
POKHARA, Aug 31: It has transpired that the Nepali paragliding players, who won the silver medal at the Asian Games -- Nepal's first and only medal in the sports jamboree so far -- had to bear the financial burden of all the equipment by themselves. Equipment for the two events, cross country and accuracy, cost the players almost Rs 1.4 million, which they managed through personal loans.
KATHMANDU, July 22: The South Asian Olympic Council (SAOC) members have unanimously voted to include cricket and paragliding as disciplines in the South Asian Games (SAG) 2019 to be held in Nepal from March 9 to 18 next year.
POKHARA, May 27: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has warned paragliding companies of action if they act against the laws and regulations of the CAAN. The authority has also warned both pilots and companies of canceling their license if they continue to breach the regulations.
UDAYAPUR, April 10: With hopes to start paragliding services from April 14, Nepali New Year 2075, Rauta and Chitre of Rautamai rural municipality is testing paragliding flights on Wednesday and Thursday.
DHARAN, Feb 7: Adventure sport paragliding was successfully tested for first time at the under-construction premises of British Gorkha Simriti Park in Machamara Hill, Daran on Sunday. The sport launch aims at fostering tourism in Dharan, while also conserving the glory of Gorkha soldiers.
POKHARA/SYANGJA, Nov 10: Nepali paragliders dominated an international paragliding competition held in Swarek of Syangja on Wednesday. According to the organizers, Nepali paragliders won all the awards on offer in the international competition.
SYANGJA, Nov 2: An International Paragliding Competition began on Wednesday at Syangja’s main tourist area Sworek Ground in Bhirkot Municipality-5, Mahapur Maidan. The competition will continue till November 6.
POKHARA, Oct 17: On Monday afternoon, a potential mishap of eight paragliding flights of seven different companies was averted when a sudden gust of wind pushed the flights toward Fewa Lake of Lekhnath-Pokhara Metropolis in Kaski district.
POKHARA, Feb 4: Pilot Micheal Peter Plamchapd of United Kingdom had an accident while paragliding in Pokara recently. The very next day of the accident he succumbed to injuries. Later, it was revealed that he had not even taken permit for paragliding.
DHARAN, Dec 12: With an aim to promote adventure tourism, commercial paragliding service has started in Dharan. Budha Subba Paragliding Nepal Pvt Ltd kicked off the commercial paragliding service from Dharan-24, Ramete Danda on Monday.
POKHARA, July 13: Blue Sky Paragliding Ltd, one of the oldest paragliding operators in Pokhara, has four pilots. But the company is not allowed to operate more than four flights a day because of a new provision enforced by Nepal Air Sports Association (NAA).