Paragliding in Sikkim has gained huge popularity within a short period and is fast emerging as a paragliding hotspot in India. This aero-sport filled with thrill and adventure has become one of the best ways to explore the sheer natural beauty of Sikkim from a bird’s eye view.
What else one can wish for than flying like a bird in the sky while enjoying the views of the mighty Mt. Kanchendzonga, snow-capped Himalayan range, verdant valleys, panoramic landscape, and picturesque villages.
For adventure junkies paragliding in Sikkim is a dream come true. The feel of the fresh Himalayan wind hitting your face as you glide around the clear blue sky surrounded by the majestic Himalayas and green lush forest is an experience of a lifetime.
With our experienced pilots to guide you through the skies your safety is well taken care of and you can enjoy the thrill and spectacular views of the wonders of nature.
The two best-certified locations in Sikkim for Tandem Paragliding are BULIMAN DARA and BULBULAY DARA both of which lands at RESHITHANG VILLAGE. Both take-off point is located at Reshithang Village near Gangtok in East Sikkim. In the west part of Sikkim, Tandem Paragliding can be done at CHAKUNG DURPINEY DARA which lands at Jorethang playground, and PELLING SANGACHOLING GUMPA DARA which lands at Tikjak village. Namchi in South Sikkim has also come up with a good take-off point recently.
There are two types of flights available MEDIUM FLY and HIGH FLY. The medium fly goes up to 1500m at the highest and takes 5 to 8 minutes and the High fly goes up to 2200m and takes 20 minutes to 30 minutes.
The best time to do paragliding is either in Summer or Autumn in Sikkim. Mid-April to May and Mid-September to mid-November.
If you have the guts and will to fly in the sky like a bird then we have the expertise and gears to make it happen.
1. Is there any specific age limit for paragliding in Sikkim?
As long as you are physically and mentally fit you can undertake and enjoy paragliding in Sikkim. There is no specific age restriction however we will recommend it for children age 12 years and above and elders as old as 60 to 75 years old.
2. What to wear while paragliding in Sikkim?
You can wear sportswear or any good casual clothes. A good pair of comfortable sports shoes or sneakers are a must. Wearing sunglasses is a must to enjoy the views
3. Is there a weight limit to paragliding?
Yes, the weight limit for paragliding in Sikkim is 120 kg at the maximum.
4. How much does paragliding cost in Sikkim?
The medium flight will cost you 2500 INR to 3500 INR, and the high flight will cost you 4500 INR to 7000 INR while paragliding in Sikkim.
5. Is there a possibility of a Female pilot?
Yes, there is a possibility however since we have less number of female pilots available you need to request that in advance. The booking to the female pilot depends on availability.
Mingma! Julay!namestey! hope you are in good health. Sorry to write you lately. Our trip to Thiland made us busy so we were unable to write you back. Mingma the trekking was well organised and I had a wonderful time with you.. . Ladhak is a wonderful place and your guiding made it much much better. We all are very happy and eager to visit your country sikkim next time.
The way you describe sikkim, it really seems to be a nice place. We will promote for you wherever we go. Thanks for your support when the chips were down..
Convey our regards to Jigmee,Arun and Horse man. Hope we will meet then again. Harry,Dorris Michael and Gracy Switzerland 2009
Max, hope you are doing fine business. We are thankful for your warm guidance and wonderful trekking arrangements in a short time. Mingma the food was excellent. We will return to sikkim with friends and family someday. We would no doubt recommend your company mountain tours and treks to all of our friends who want to visit India and specially sikkim and Darjeeling. Adam and wanda Netherland. 2010
Mingma, thanks for your mail. We are still in kerela and doing familiarization trip. Its very hot out here. Mingma your trekking arrangements was good and we had no hesitation in recommending your company. Your guide and cook was very good. We had more than enough varieties of food everyday. We surely hope that you will do well.
Well take care and best of luck Andrew, Roben and David Switzerland 2011 feb