As the attraction for adventure tourism in the country has seen a sturdy rise in recent times, the number of adventure activities has also been increasing.
One of the most popular adventure activities in the country is paragliding. Paragliding is especially famous in Pokhara. However, in recent years the private sector has been sheeting down investment in paragliding services in Kathmandu Valley as well.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has recently issued permits for two new paragliding zones near Kathmandu Valley. The new paragliding services will be located in Suryachaur and Tistung.
According to CAAN, Nepal Paragliding has received a permit to operate Paragliding at Suryachaur. As per the proposal submitted to CAAN, the company will operate Paragliding services covering the areas of Suryachaur, Shivapuri, and Nuwakot.
The company has received a permit to operate paragliding flights up to a height of 6,500 meters.
Meanwhile, a company named Tistung Paragliding has also received a permit from CAAN to operate paragliding services from Tistung in Makawanpur.
It has received a permit to operate Paragliding flights up to a height of 5,000 meters. As per CAAN, both zones can be used only from February 27 due to some technical reasons.
As per the private sector, paragliding near Kathmandu saves time for people who want to avail of the adventure activity.
For those who come to Nepal just to experience Paragliding and for those who don’t have enough time to go out of the valley, Paragliding near the valley saves them both money and time.
Prior to this, paragliding services were being operated from Godavari and Shankarapur in Kathmandu.
Meanwhile, recently CAAN has issued permission for two such zones at Khandbari in Sankhuwasabha
district. Gradually the adventure sport is spreading across the country.
Source: The Himalayan Times