If a traveller 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 tourist operators in Gangtok who facilitate paragliding and make you experience the best. Paragliding is slowly becoming a popular adventure sports in Gangtok. The view of Himalayas range and snow peaks from sky, flying like bird is an enchanting experience.
Paragliding in Gangtok can be experienced by any traveller 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 traveller 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 gets the chance to sit comfortable and safe with harness getting attached to the paraglider. Pilot gets complete control of the flight and the navigation in paragliding. It allows you to go for a very easy take off and allows to enjoy 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.
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 take-off location is 2200 meters. Both high fly and medium fly are tandem flights thus leaving the passengers from any worries.
Landing zone for the paragliding 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 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.