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Paragliding in Gangtok

Feel the spirit of Gangtok with this thrilling paragliding experience
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About Paragliding In Gangtok (2019)

If a traveler wants to experience the feeling of a free bird in the backdrops of Himalayas, what can be really exciting is to take part in paragliding in Gangtok. There are so many tour operators in Gangtok who facilitate paragliding and make you experience the best. Paragliding in Gangtok is slowly becoming a popular adventure sports in Gangtok. The view of Himalayas range and snow peaks from the sky, flying like a bird is an enchanting experience.

Paragliding in Gangtok 

Paragliding in Gangtok is a famous adventure sport and is gaining popularity at an increasing rate. It can be experienced by any traveler irrespective of any training or experience on the same. Tandem flights are offered by the tour operators who facilitate the paragliding tasks. A certified and experienced pilot accompanies the traveler so that he can feel the most exciting experience under the control of an experienced person and do not need to be under the hassle of training. Passenger and the pilot get the chance to sit comfortably and safe with harness getting attached to the paraglider. The pilot gets complete control of the flight and the navigation in paragliding. It allows you to go for very easy take-off and allows to enjoy a flight with very exciting views. The person should be physically fit and should be within 90 Kgs. for having a safe paragliding experience. Most part of the flight is under the control of the pilot and the passenger may need to be part of just the landing and take-off. Jeans, trousers, and sneakers should be worn during paragliding.

Types of Paragliding in Gangtok

There are commonly two different forms of paragliding flights provided to the passengers by the popular operators in Gangtok. The first type is Medium fly and it is the one in which parachute should be flown in the medium-altitude which is between 1300 to 1400 meters. It is a paragliding experience that provides you with the best aerial view of the city. Baliman Dara near Gangtok is the location for take-off with Medium fly paragliding.

High fly is the next form of paragliding in Gangtok. It is the one in which passengers get the opportunity for flying at a very higher altitude. Bulbuley Dara is the location for take-off in case of a high fly. The altitude for the take-off location is 2200 meters. Both high fly and medium fly are tandem flights thus leaving the passengers from any worries.

Paragliding Locations in Gangtok 

The landing zone for the paragliding in Gangtok is at the altitude of about 1150 meters, which is four Kms away from the point of take-off. Paragliding gives a chance to view the mountains and also the major parts of the city. The only two certified locations in Gangtok for paragliding are Baliman Dara and Bulbuley Dara. 

The paragliding experience in Gangtok can be overwhelming and it is suggested that you do the advance booking so that operators arrange a pickup and drop at the hotel with some additional cost. 

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      Location of Hotel of Gangtok is bad but Hotel is too good. Hotel of lachen is worse one, though the hotel of Lachung is very well. Trip co ordinator is too good. His service is beyond my imagination. I am speechless. Awesome. Except Lachen hotel service I too satisfied and I started whispering campaign for your company.
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      Njp, 13 hours ago

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      Such a awesome journey it was, Thanks to Abhishek from Raisoone Travels. I visited Gangtok and Darjeeling with my friends . All the local guys, hotels, cabs were just awesome. Specially the drivers were very friendly and punctual. Hotel and food was tempting and Abhishek, who was our travel agent is always available on call for us and helped and guided us as friends. We feel very comfortable and secure there. I suggest you can plan your trip with Raisoone Travels, they will definitely make your journey memorable..it’s really worth.. Last but not the least, Thanks to Travel Triangle as well.
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      Aditya Guram

      Mumbai, 13 hours ago

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      The travel agent was really kind and helpful. They need to be little aware of the time management. But the overall experience was good.
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      Pratyush Maity

      Kolkata, 17 hours ago

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      The hotels booked initially were changed. The hotel little gangtok had poor enterance. The hotel at Darjeeling was also changed and was not upto the mark. Visit to NatuLa and Namchi was good.
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      Durgeshsaurakhia

      Uttar pradesh 243003, 19 hours ago

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      The cab driver from Gangtok to lacheng was excellent. The other two driver pciknupa nd drop or useless..Hotel lacheng eyes is good other not up to the mark.tour operator is good but the travel plan has not upto the schedule .both the lunch plan asnper schelue not happened whi is loss for us .their planning shoule be improved All the places what we visited is great
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      Gpskandha

      Bengaluru, 20 hours ago

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      The cab driver from Gangtok to lacheng was excellent. The other two driver pciknupa nd drop or useless..Hotel lacheng eyes is good other not up to the mark.tour operator is good but the travel plan has not upto the schedule .both the lunch plan asnper schelue not happened whi is loss for us .their planning shoule be improved All the places what we visited is great
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      Gpskandha

      Bengaluru, 20 hours ago

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      The cab driver from Gangtok to lacheng was excellent. The other two driver pciknupa nd drop or useless..Hotel lacheng eyes is good other not up to the mark.tour operator is good but the travel plan has not upto the schedule .both the lunch plan asnper schelue not happened whi is loss for us .their planning shoule be improved All the places what we visited is great
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      Gpskandha

      Bengaluru, 20 hours ago

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      Travel Agent: The agency was professional in their approach and all planning and execution were good. Would recommend. Hotels: The choice of hotels were not great. So i didn't use that service. I booked hotels on my own. Itinerary: The plans for some of the days just has a hotel drop off. There is no consideration for what we will be doing for rest of the day. This is a bad practice and needs to be improved. Bad Experience: The driver would only exactly follow the predetermined package. Even if you want minor detours he would charge extra. Change of vehicle every day and non-availability of vehicle at your disposal takes away the flexibility. It is almost like taking Uber for pre-planned destinations.
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      Krishnakumar Narayanan

      Chennai, 2 days ago

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      Over all experience was good..but i feel very disapoint by agent because they change my hotel without inform me..i have no obtion .by luckliy hotel was ok..not to much good not to much bad its ok ok. I suggest to the agent if you change hotel or something else so pls inform your client . Over all travel agent is okk okk.. Both drivers.. very helpful and co-operative and friendly nature
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      Sanjay Nautiyal

      Delhi, 2 days ago

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      Booking experience with Triwizard is very good except some issues with driver & low quality hotel in lachen. But over all is very good.
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      Kolkata, 3 days ago

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    FAQ's of Gangtok

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    Tandem Paragliding is a type of paragliding which is designed to carry two persons and one of the person is an experienced pilot. 

    The best places for paragliding in Gangtok are Baliman Dara and Bulbuley Dara. 

     

    No, of course not. You should never paraglide when its raining, or when it is too windy.

    Yes, it is safe to go paragliding in Gangtok. Just make sure to listen to all advice from the expert helper, and remove any valuables from your pockets, lest they fall.

    No, an agent or an expert helper of the agency will be with you at all times, while paragliding.

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