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Paragliding

Paragliding in NepalGhale Treks offers you adventure himalayan paragliding tour. Paragliding in Nepal can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure seeking. Experience unparalleled scenic grandeur as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites and float over villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and jungle, with fantastic view of the majestic Himalaya.
There are various deals for the paragliding enthusiast as well as those checking this sport out of the first time. There is a three-day introductory course for beginners, as well as tandem flights ( where you fly with an instructor) for the inexperienced or less brave. At 6000 feet you sit back in your own seat as your qualified pilot takes you on an unforgettable journey. We are offering you different type of courses in below:

Ghale Treks offers you adventure himalayan paragliding tour. Paragliding in Nepal can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure seeking. Experience unparalleled scenic grandeur as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites and float over villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and jungle, with fantastic view of the majestic Himalaya.

There are various deals for the paragliding enthusiast as well as those checking this sport out of the first time. There is a three-day introductory course for beginners, as well as tandem flights ( where you fly with an instructor) for the inexperienced or less brave. At 6000 feet you sit back in your own seat as your qualified pilot takes you on an unforgettable journey. We are offering you different type of courses in below:
GTT Program B Beginner Courses
Course: 4 days
Price:
£350
All Transport and equipment provided.
All flights are under 2 - way radio guidance.

Course structure

  • Insight and evaluation of flying site and conditions
  • Flight planning
  • Pre launch checks
  • Flights 200m
  • Glide angle and minimum sink speed
  • Deflations recognition and recovery
  • Flights 700m
  • Spot landings
  • Manoeuvring according to other traffic
  • Airmanship
  • Ground handling
  • Takeoffs in wind
  • Flights 800m
  • Minimum sink manoeuvres
  • Wind correction exercises. Understand stalls and spins
  • Thermalling; maintaining soaring flight
  • Precision approaches and landings
  • Exam
GTT Program C Thermalling
The mild and super-consistent weather of the Pokhara valley provide excellent conditions for all levels of pilot. From beginner through to XC hounds, Nepal has it all.
Often the most crucial part of any pilots training is immediately after they have qualified and have to fly outside of the school environment. This can seem daunting especially as the new pilot often has to deal with unfamiliar conditions, such as thermals. A lot of pilots are not trained in school to fly in thermic conditions and need extra instruction.
Frontiers offers this course for pilots looking to improve the necessary skills and decisions that give us the best chance of soaring away from the familiar environment of the ridge to the freedom of the open skies.

Thermalling Clinic
Course: 3 days
Price: £250
All transport and radios provided.

Aim
This course is an introduction to thermal flying with the objective of improving the pilot’s knowledge and skills needed to make the most of the lift on any given day
Day 1
  • Meet in the office for equipment and radio check.
  • After assessing the conditions we head out to the days flying site.
  • Theory lesson on the hill in understanding thermal sources, triggers and dynamics. This involves watching lots of birds of prey!
  • Briefing for the days flying.
  • The instructor will guide you with 2-way radio from the hill in finding, catching and staying in thermals.
  • Depending on how long your flight is we try for 2 flights a day.
Day 2
  • Meet in the office for equipment and radio check.
  • After assessing the conditions we head out to the days flying site.
  • Following on from the previous day we try and keep you in the air as long as possible. The longer you are up the more you are learning.
Day 3
  • We try and take you to a different site each day to improve you knowledge and assessment of varying conditions.
  • The last day of the course we try and get you to follow the instructor around the sky. We have found that it is a lot easier to get to cloud base with someone else in the thermal with you, talking you through the process.
  • At the end of each day is a debriefing session, where everyone can sit down and talk about the days flying.
GTT Program D Acro and SIV
Course: 3 days
Price: £290
The following lists the equipment need for the SIV and Acro courses.
Also safety information concerning how we run our courses and what you can expect from a typical day.

Equipment
  • Glider in good condition, all equipment is checked by the instructor before the course.
  • Reserve, a repack session the night before the course starts showing you how to pack your own reserve.
  • Harness in good condition, with back protection removed, and any airbags disabled.
  • No flying instruments
  • Life Jacket, we provide.
  • No sunglasses.
  • Radio with waterproof bag, we can provide the bag.
Pilot
  • Minimum CP rating
  • In good health, no medical problems
  • Be able to swim.
Course structure
We have attached another sheet detailing the various exercises, but below we describe how we run our courses.

 

  • Each course is run by 2 instructors, 1 at launch and the other at the landing who guides you through the various exercises over the radio.
  • Every flight is videoed for the night’s debriefing session. This is an extremely important aspect of these courses.
  • A typical day will have 3-4 flights.
  • Minimum height over the lake is 250m, average height 500m. Good height 1000m
  • All exercises will take place over an imaginary cylinder over the water. This is far enough upwind of the landing that in case of a reserve deployment you do not drift over land.
  • There will be a safety boat with 3 people at all times able to retrieve you quickly.
  • The meeting the night before the course starts is where all reserves will be repacked. The instructor will do this with the pilots help. An increased understanding of how your equipment works leads to increased confidence.
  • During the same meeting all wings will be checked for airworthiness for the course.
  • The instructor will sit down with each pilot individually to discuss what their expectations are and what they want to achieve during the course. This forms the basis for the series of exercises the pilot will perform.
  • At each morning briefing the instructor will describe each manoeuvre to the pilots that they will perform that day.
  • As pilots progress at different speeds they will be performing different exercises during a flight.
  • An exercise sheet is filled out after each flight by the instructor for each pilot; this along with the day’s video is the basis for the nights debriefing session.
  • To do the Acro course it is necessary to have completed a SIV course first
  • Most manoeuvres in an Acro course of 3 days will be beyond most pilots.
  • Depending on their level, the focus for most beginner Acro pilots is to improve their wingovers so that they are able to loop, SAT, Asymmetric spiral and full stall confidently at various speeds. These manoeuvres are the basis for all other Acro moves. Once mastered then the harder moves can be attempted.
  • Each course will run for a minimum of 4 pilots and a maximum of 8.
GTT Program E XC - Cross-country Course
Course: 3 days
Price: £250
All transport and radios provided

Aim
This follows on from the thermalling course, as pilots master the skills of ridge soaring and turn their attention to thermal flying, the focus leads to cross country flight. The challenge and adventure of flying in unfamiliar surroundings is unbeatable. However, flying in the mountains requires a more advanced flying technique. This 3 day course aims to give an introduction to mountain flying with the objective of looking at the necessary skills and decisions that give us the best chance of thermalling away from the familiar environment of the ridge to the freedom of the open skies.
Each day will follow a similar pattern. The morning briefing is designed to give as much information to the pilot as possible to put them in the right frame of mind for XC flying. Conditons, thermal strength, xc route, retrieve etc. Flying XC is just a case of linking 2 thermals together, but it requires the symbolic cutting of ties from the hill. This course deals not only with the practice but also the mental side of XC flying.

Each day the instructor will launch first and wait in the house thermal for the students to catch up. Then it is follow my leader down the ridge and beyond. Radio guidance will help in your decision-making and you will be amazed at how quickly you progress. The debriefing session each day is vital to improving the next day’s performance. The decisions you made, why and when etc all need to be discussed.

The Sarangkot ridge is a perfect location for this our XC course. 10Km long with many options and easy retrieves, it provides the ideal conditions and unforgettable views, so don’t forget the camera!
How this trip makes a difference!
Creative Hands Every booking you make creates a donation. Ghale Treks is a proud supporter of Creative Hands a social welfare organization. We send part of your service charge to Creative Hands who support worthy causes in poorer communities. Your money will go to education, disabled or physically challenged people, street children, victims, and those living in rural and remote areas of Nepal. Read more about the great work that Creative Hands do and where your donation goes here: http://www.creativehands.org.np

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