Paragliding In Bir Billing
What To Expect
As soon as you book paragliding you will be presented with the confirmation screen. A confirmation email will also be sent to your email address.
When Can I Fly ?
We conduct paragliding throughout the year.
You can come for your paragliding ride on any day that suits you as soon as you get the confirmation. All you have to do is inform us a day prior and we will accommodate you in our schedule.
Meet Up Information
On the day of paragliding, call our team at the numbers given below and meet us at our office location in Bir Billing main market(marked on map below).
Move From Office To Take Off Site
- You will meet our qualified pilots at our office who will conduct paragliding.
- You will be taken to the take off site in car. The take off site is 14 km away from our office.
Actions At Take Off Site
- After you reach take off site. You will be given a small briefing on various safety measures, in case if you have any doubt you can clarify it during the briefing.
- After the briefing, you will be made to wear harness. Our team will make sure that all safety measures are in place.
- Once it is your turn, you and pilot will have to run for around 10 m before you finally get airborne.
Landing And Move Back To Our Office
- The takeoff site is located at 7,995 ft(2,437 m). And the height of landing site is 4,629 ft(1,411m) from sea level. The time in air is around 25 to 35 mins depending on weather conditions.
- After you land at the landing site. We will drop you back from where we started.
Is This For You?
There are no prerequisites or prior experience required for trying out tandem paragliding. You can enjoy tandem paragliding which is two seater joy ride where an experienced pilot holding an International license and experience of more than 5,000 hours of flying does all the needful. All you have to do is sit back, enjoy the thrill and have fun.
You will be required to run briefly for around 10 meters when we are getting airborne and when we land. So if you think that you are fit enough to do that, you will have no problem enjoying your paragliding experience.
The minimum safe weight is 25 kg and the maximum limit is 135 kg. This is determined by the certified weight ranges of the paragliding equipment we use.
In terms of height, there are no official restrictions, you just need to be able to comfortably fit in the harness. We’ve never had a case in which a person who is within the safe weight limit hasn’t been comfortable with the harness.
There are hardly any age limits if you fit, within the weight requirements and are in good shape. The oldest passenger we’ve had so far was nearly 90 years old! Kids as young as 10 can fly too, as long as it is clear that they want to.
No, not at all. Fear of heights is very common but for most people, the anxiety vanishes, the moment we are airborne. There won’t be any jumping off the cliffs. And when you are sitting comfortably and gliding in the sky, the feeling is very much like that of looking through an airplane window.
If you’re already reading this, it means that flying is something you want to do. Let us know beforehand if there is anything that worries you and we will ensure that your experience is enjoyable.
Check weather forecast and dress accordingly. As a thumb rule, layers of cloths are better than wearing just a couple of thick items. It might get cold when we are waiting for our turn at takeoff site and while in the air.
Footwear is also very important as you will need to run for a few meters during takeoff and landing. Hiking boots are a good solution, avoid sandals or any other shoes with slippery soles.
You can use your camera during flight to make video. But be careful we will not be responsible in case you drop your camera during flight.
Yes we can make your video by gopro during takeoff, flight and landing.
In case the weather on the day of paragliding is not suitable, you will be allocated a slot for the next day. We recommend you keep one day as buffer for such eventualities.
Your safety is our number one priority. If our pilots feel that the weather is not perfectly safe, we will not be able to conduct paragliding on that day.
There is nothing to worry. Call our support at 8827930158 or email us at [email protected] We will send the confirmation again. All you have to do is confirm your registered mobile number, name or email address.
We have been conducting paragliding for many years. It is our experience that most of the time our paragliding services remain sold out because of heavy demand. If you book paragliding session then it is our obligation to accommodate you in the schedule.
But you can take the risk and try to book paragliding on the spot. But beware that you are taking a chance and may miss out on experiencing paragliding in your trip.
No, when you fly with us, you fly with a qualified tandem instructor who lifts up the wing, makes sure that the wing is flying perfectly and then take off from a gentle slope using the wind to lift up and glide effortlessly like a bird.
You will be required to run for a few meters at takeoff and landing, but there will be no jumping or acrobatics involved.
Paragliding is not really a sport for speed. (Hang gliding or Speedflying is probably better for those folks.) So if you’re getting freaked out because you picture yourself hurtling off a cliff like Wile E. Coyote – don’t worry! That’s not what paragliding is about.
Instead, picture yourself gracefully floating on the breeze, with fantastic view of beautiful mountains.
No, you will not fall if the wind stops because paragliders can be flown even when there is no wind at all. Relative wind over the wings acts against the gravity and is responsible for the flight. So, there is no risk of falling down since you will just glide down in any case.
Is It Dangerous?
Statistically, Paragliding is as safe as driving. Statistics even tend to show that Paragliding is much safer than other adventure activities like motorcycling and horse riding.
Para gliders built today are uniformly very stable. They are designed to recover quickly in the rare event of glider collapse. So as long as you are using good paragliding equipment which we check before every flight, there is little risk of an accident resulting from equipment malfunctions.
But still if you want to have a chat about any aspect of paragliding safety – feel free to contact us and we can talk you through every aspect of the sport we are passionate about!
12 of us including small children aged 12 experienced paragliding. The experience was awesome. It was frightening at first. All you need to do is run for the paraglider to take off. Make sure you are fit for this activity. A must activity for everyone.
There are no words to express the feeling you get in this. The view, that cold air, just flying high above the mountains for 30 minutes will be one of the best experience you will have. Must go.
You’ll wonder why a 67-year-old man did paragliding. All said and done, it is a wonderful experience to fly in the sky, jumping off from a cliff, wind blowing on your face, body swaying gently up and down, sideways, the chute expertly controlled by the experienced pilot. Around 20 to 25 min is the air gives you a great high. Suggest all to do it.
Lifetime experience. I believe every person must try this once in life. You will feel a little bit scary before you will start but once you are in the air and you are flying. It will be an amazing experience. I enjoyed a lot and for me, it was amazing a full-on adventure. I will definitely try paragliding again in my life.
I want to start by saying that it was completely worth it. We stayed at Palampur for this paragliding. One suggestion please book paragliding well in advance so that you can get a confirm booking and pray for the climate also because if it’s bad, paragliding is not possible.
This small hidden sporting gem needs to get explored by everyone. The team is well organized and professionally equipped to make your paragliding experience a memorable event. The thrill of flying has its own charm but the approach to overcome one’s fear of heights is aptly witnessed at Bir Billing Paragliding. Reading a review may give you a visual but, experiencing it yourself will illustrate it real. Highly recommended for travelers with the passion for adventure.
This is an experience of the lifetime, lots of butterflies in the stomach but one needs to have the courage to take the final step and then you are flying. Totally safe, no fear needed but you must do this.
Paragliding is the most adventurous activity I have ever done in my life. It looks scary but once you are in the air, you forget everything and go into a zen-like state. Its the most wonderful feeling ever! Go ahead, fly like a bird!
One tick on my Bucket list. The Experience was made more enthralling by beautiful weather. The guides and pilots are well trained and well behaved.
Loved it and a Must try. If you ever visit the northern part of India, get this into your list. Bir Billing has the best paragliding site in India.
Good Pilot and courteous. Loved the location as well.
One of the most amazing thing ever done, above 5500 Mtrs height paragliding for around 25 mins, you will get a very good view from height and will feel as if you are flying in the air.
I think its a lifetime experience of paragliding in Bir Billing. It’s worth every penny.
Though morning and evenings are calmer conditions if one wants to go higher then afternoon time is good as you get into thermal currents.
Paragliding: My pilot was good and he took me higher up in the sky ( say 9000 ft or something – not sure ) view is like from an aircraft.
The ride takes about 20- 30 minutes. It requires no experience. They also do video photography ( for additional charge).
Overall: It’s an experience everyone should do.
An Experience of Lifetime. Traveling By Car itself was Scary, and what to say about Jumping from there ??!!!!! But Hold for those few Minutes, Get Ready and Experience the Paragliding….. You will Love to do it Again and Again. If your Pilot is Skilled, He will take you to Great Heights, can See Snow Capped Himalayan Ranges and …… An Experience, One Can Not Explain in Words.
I, my husband and my 7 yr old daughter did paragliding in May 2018. it’s a good 20-30 min paragliding. Some tips- park your car at the landing site, go during proper weather conditions no rain nor cloudy, run with your glider n sit on the seat only when told to do so, depending on wind direction plan n be prepared to wait for maybe half hr to 45 mins(each person) before you go up in the air. It’s safe n definitely a lifetime experience, so relax n enjoy!! highly recommend…
I and my son did paragliding and of course, this was the main highlight of my trip. I wanted to tick this off my bucket list.. it was great.. our pilots made it very easy..the guys were very adept..would highly recommend them.