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Paragliding In Sikkim -The Art of Flying Sky High

By Arjunan - May 15, 2020
Paragliding In Sikkim -The Art of Flying Sky High

Located in Northeast India, Sikkim is the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. It’s as close as cloud high, snow spread peaks, monasteries and breath-taking countryside are soothing to one’s eye. This hidden gem in the North-Eastern part of India attracts nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts from every corner of the country. Wake up to the magical view of the Kanchenjunga and relish the sight from your balcony. Let the tranquillity of the peaks revive you and the trill of the birds bring you back to life. Paragliding In Sikkim will make you experience The Art of Flying Sky High

Paragliding  In Sikkim
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Experience the Paraglide in Sikkim:

How about flying like a bird and getting the view of the Kanchenjunga Mountains and quaint villages enclosed in verdant greenery? For this reason alone, the new adventure sport, paragliding is gaining extensive welcome in Sikkim. This tiny state, in India, is the home to the outstanding ridges and places that will undoubtedly give you an exuberant paragliding encounter like never before. The spurt of strong wind, tailing clouds, green meadow and sinuous roads add a tingle to the activity.

The best part of paragliding in Sikkim is that you do not require prior training or experience. This is because you will be allowed to fly in tandems and an all known pilot will accompany you during the venture. Both the passenger and the pilot are in the harness that is attached to the paraglider. And it is the responsibility of the pilot to take care of the flight as well as the navigation. Doing so, you can engulf the spectacular views around without brooding over anything.

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Best time for paragliding in Sikkim: Paraglide In Sikkim

The perfect time for paragliding in Sikkim is in the course of March to June months of summer, as well as in the course of September to November months of autumn. The climate is to one’s liking and nature is at its best in this time of the year.

1. Medium fly- Paraglide In Sikkim

In this option, you will be flying at a height of 1300 to 1400 metres and the duration is 5 to 10 minutes. From the medium-altitude, you will get to witness the Himalayan ranges as well as the capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok.

Take off-site: For the Medium Fly, the take-off point is Baliman Dara which is near Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim.
Landing site: The landing point is at Reshithang Sports Village in a stadium field.
Price: INR 2500

2. High Fly –  Paraglide In Sikkim

In this option, you will be flying at a height of 2200 metres and the duration is 15 to 20 minutes. From the higher altitude, you will be able to witness the Kanchenjunga ranges, snow-covered peaks, and the Tashi viewpoint. Apart from this you also get to savour the view of Gangtok Township.

Take off-site: For the high fly, the take-off point is Bulbuley Dara, located at an altitude of 2200 metres.
Landing Site: The landing point is at a stadium field which is separated by a distance of 4 kilometres from the take-off point.
Price: INR 5000

Tips for paragliding: Paraglide In Sikkim
Image Credits: Photo by Ashwini Chaudhary on Unsplash

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Tips for paragliding: Paraglide In Sikkim

Every adventure sport comes with some safety measures and so is paragliding. These measures will ensure your safe flight when you are engaging in this adventure sport. These are as follows:

  1. Physical fitness is very important, your body weight should not exceed 90 kg
  2. An empty stomach is required during the activity
  3. Clear weather plays an integral role to perform this activity
  4. Do not forget to wear a helmet
  5. Inspect the equipment required for flying namely the parachute and the harness
  6. Make sure that the harness is properly fastened
  7. Tandem flights require participation during take-off and landing. So, pay close attention to all the instructions given.
  8. Wear comfortable shoes and tight-fitting clothes.
  9. Make sure to maintain adequate altitude while landing.

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Paragliding is a seamless fuse of fun and adventure. And a trip to Gangtok is incomplete without taking part in this adventure sport. It is a hell of an experience that you will cherish for a lifetime. Your safety is the biggest concern. As a result, this activity is performed under the guidance of certified professionals where there are no chances of failing. After this activity, the picturesque view of the Himalayas, landscapes and villages from the top will be etched in your memory forever.  So, plan your vacation to Sikkim now and experience the best paragliding in our country like never before with Pickyourtrail!

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