Activity: Tandem Paragliding flight from Billing to Bir.
Flight time: 15 minutes, 30 minutes.
Season: October, June.
Climate: 10, 25 centigrade.
Takeoff site: 8000 ft. from sea level.
Landing site: 4300 ft. from sea level.Location: Bir - Billing, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh.Price: INR. 2500/ - Per Person + 5% GST.Route: Billing, Bari, Landing site Chougan.Transprtation: Bir Paragliding Landing area to Billing Take off point at 16 km uphill.
We head out of Kathmandu early in the morning towards the Trishuli river. Legend has it that after Lord Shiva drank the poison that came from the 'samundra manthan' (for those who're interested, here's a quick wiki link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samudra_manthan) his throat was so burned by the poison that he had to seek comfort. He cast his trident into the Himalayas, and out of the three holes of the trident gushed pure water which he drank to calm the fire in his throat. The river from these holes of the 'Trishul' is called the Trishuli. The Trishuli is a fun river suited for beginners and experienced rafters alike, with rapids ranging from 3 to 4+ grades. After a day of rafting and cliff jumps, we camp in a river beach camp and spend the night in the million star hotel.
We head off to Pokhara after breakfast in the camp. Pokhara is one of the gems of Nepal. Easily accessible, great weather, chilled out lake and humongous mountain views, it is a perfect tourist town. We'll arrive here around 2 pm and hang out around the lake. An easy and relaxed day today.
We hope you've had a good night's sleep, because the plan today is to wake up early in the morning, drive to Sarangkot, and enjoy the view of the first rays of the sun shining pink in the Himalayas. It is worth waking up early in the morning for this, trust us! After the sunrise, it's back to the hotel for a quick breakfast before we head out for today's paragliding adventure. Soar in the sky with the birds and take in great views. Plenty of time to take a rowboat and enjoy boating across Phewa Lake later in the afternoon.