Above the Clouds: Paragliding in Chandragiri

Commercial paragliding flights started at the famous Hill Station Chandragiri, 20 minutes west of Bhaleshwar Temple. Paragliding starts from Chandragiri Hill (2300 meters) in Kathmandu Valley and landing will take place at Chitlang, which is 1700 meters above sea level. Chitlang area is also a popular tourist area. Tourists can enjoy a 15 to 25 minute paragliding flight service.

Tourists can see the aerial view of Bhaleshwar temple and other places such as Chandragiri area, Indrasarowar lake (man-made lake), Tistung, Palung, Chitlang, Dhading as well as most parts of Kathmandu valley.

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A windproof jacket and sunglasses are recommended while paragliding. Also, it is better to wear shoes than slippers as you have to run during the flight ‘take off’.

Chandragiri paragliding price

There are different paragliding packages available starting from Rs. 8,000 to 12,000.

Chandragiri

Chandragiri is a place of historical and cultural significance located in Nepal. It is situated to the southwest of the Kathmandu Valley and is known for its hill, which offers panoramic views of the valley and the Himalayan mountain range. Chandragiri Hill is the main attraction in the area covered with lush green forests and offers breathtaking views of the Kathmandu Valley. Visitors can take a cable car ride to the hilltop to enjoy the scenery. At the summit of Chandragiri Hill, there is the Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple, a sacred Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Chandragiri Hill is known for its stunning natural beauty and is a great spot for photography. There are restaurants and recreational facilities at the hill station, making it a pleasant place for visitors to enjoy a meal or refreshments.

Chitlang

Chitlang is a tourist destination located in the Makwanpur district of Nepal known for its natural beauty, cultural heritage, and its reputation as an offbeat destination for tourists seeking a peaceful and rural experience. Chitlang is renowned for its stunning natural landscapes, surrounded by lush green hills, terraced fields, and orchards. Chitlang has a rich historical background, it was part of the ancient trade route.

The village and its surroundings offer excellent hiking opportunities. The trails lead through forests, terraced fields, and picturesque villages. One can take a trek to Kulekhani, a reservoir known for boating and it is also known as mini Pokhara. It is an alternative to Pokhara for boating.

Chitlang is an excellent destination for nature lovers, adventure seekers, and anyone interested in experiencing the authentic rural life of Nepal. It offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and opportunities for outdoor activities.

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