Paragliding in Kathmandu

Paragliding in Kathmandu
  • Duration01 Day
  • Max. Altitude2,150 m


Trip Grade:Easy/Mild (*)

Transportation:Private Vehicle

Flying time:20 min.

Distance:20 km.

Best Season:October to May (November, December, January- most favorable)

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Paragliding in Kathmandu has begun since last year at Godavari which can be reached with in an hour drive by car. It is 20 km far from Kathmandu. After we reach at Godavari, well managed botanical garden, we trek a km to Chapkharka where there is flying ground, then we fly over botanical garden. It is the location one can clearly view Phulchowki, hill from the air, lush green forest, and beautiful Kathmandu Valley.

Paragliding in Kathmandu can fulfill the thrust of adventure seekers.It is tandem flight operated by the professional licensed holder instructors. They offer the training course for the solo pilots as well.This is affiliated to Nepal Paragliding and Hanggliding Association (NEPHA) and certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN).The location is at the height of 2,150 m from the sea level. Including an hour drive to go and an hour to  return back, it can be a total 4 - 5 hours time expenditure. The total flight hour is just 20 minutes. If you further like to explore after the flight, botanical garden can be the best place to refresh.

Pick up schedule:

8:30 am - 1st flight

11:30 am - 2nd flight 

01: 30 pm - 3rd flight 

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic drive to a beautiful and quiet place
  • Take off place at Chapkharka, Godavari, Lalitpur
  • Visit Godavari Botanical Garden and Marble mine nearby
  • Great aerial view of Phulchowki, Kathmandu Valley
  • Mountain view of Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal and Langtang
  • Feel refreshed and peach from busy city life

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Drive from Kathmandu to Godavari, then to Chapkharka, do paragliding, visit Botanical garden and drive back to Kathmandu

Cost Include

  • Private vehicle from Kathmandu to Paragliding spot
  • 20 minutes' flight
  • Flight Insurance

Cost Exclude

Personal Expenses
Cost not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Drive from Kathmandu to Godavari, then to Chapkharka, do paragliding, visit Botanical garden and drive back to Kathmandu The representative from paragliding company in Kathmandu will pick us from hotel and drive to Chapkharka, the flying station,at Lalitpur District via Godavari. There will be your warm up time before your fly. After this, you will take off with experienced pilot, soaring up high, feel adventurous, view Phulchowki, terraced landscape, Kathmandu Valley and Himalayas to the east then land perfectly. After this, we can visit Godavari Botanical Garden and drive back to Kathmandu.

Trip Note

We recommend you the following things for your safety:

  • Protective footwear, no open shoes, sports shoes
  • Jeans pants are recommended
  • Warm clothing layers and jacket
  • Warm Gloves and sun glasses

Note: Flying cost and schedule are subject to be change without prior notice. Depend on weather condition.


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