October 26: Paragliding has drawn the attention of domestic tourists in Pokhara with the gradual rise in the mobility of people during the festive season.
Chairperson of Nepal Air Sports Association Krishna Bhandari informed that most of the tourists visiting Pokhara during the festivals of Dashain and Tihar preferred paragliding.
The number of people enjoying paragliding has increased in Pokhara with the rise in the arrival of domestic tourists amid declining cases of coronavirus. “The inflow of domestic tourists has excited paragliding entrepreneurs,” he shared.
Chairperson of Paragliding Flight Club Bimal Pahari said around 400 flights had taken place every day during Dashain vacation and now the number of daily flights has reduced to 150.
“Increasing attraction of domestic tourists towards adventurous sports has also rekindled the hope of entrepreneurs to sustain paragliding service,” he further said.
There are 338 paragliding pilots who have obtained paragliding license from the Air Sports Organization. Twelve out of them are women. As many as 60 paragliding companies are providing service in Pokhara. The sector has a total investment of Rs 1 billion. People can enjoy paragliding for Rs 6,000.
Proprietor of Himalaya Sky Adventure Paragliding Company Madhav Tiwari said paragliding services are being delivered taking into consideration the ‘safety’ and ‘security’ measures. -- RSS