Paragliding in Gangtok
Feel the spirit of Gangtok with this thrilling paragliding experience
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About Paragliding In Gangtok (2020)
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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FAQ's of Gangtok
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Is it possible to go alone on this paragliding trip?
No, an agent or an expert helper of the agency will be with you at all times, while paragliding.
Would it be safe to go paragliding in Gangtok?
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.
Can I paraglide in any weather?
No, of course not. You should never paraglide when its raining, or when it is too windy.
Where can I do paragliding in Gangtok?
The best places for paragliding in Gangtok are Baliman Dara and Bulbuley Dara.
What is tandem paragliding?
Tandem Paragliding is a type of paragliding which is designed to carry two persons and one of the person is an experienced pilot.
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