Adventure sports in Pokhara

September 29, 2018 09:30 am

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.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: The National Sports Council has decided to provide Rs. 500,000 each to the paragliding team who won a silver medal in the ASIAD games after 20 years.

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.

RUKUM, Feb 18: Daniel Mayor, a Swiss national, thinks that Rukum has great potential for paragliding.

Paragliding from Gorkha Park

February 7, 2018 11:19 am

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.

Paragliding tournament planned in valley

November 17, 2017 07:29 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Shankarapur Paragliding, Kathmandu’s first paragliding company, is planning to organize a paragliding tournament in the valley in near future.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: Paragliding, an adventurous sport, has been flourishing as a commercial tourist attraction in Nepal. In Kathmandu, it is becoming popular in recent times.

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.

WALING, Oct 23: An international paragliding tournament is to be kicked off in Syangja from coming November 1.

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, Oct 7: Paragliding companies in Pokhara will not be allowed to operate before 10 am and after 3:30 pm now onwards.

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.

KASKI, Jan 23: A British citizen died after a glider met with an accident on Monday.

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.

All paragliding flights halted

November 8, 2016 15:39 pm

POKHARA, Nov 8: Nepal Aviation Sports Association, Pokhara has halted all the paragliding flights on Tuesday.

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).