Manali Paragliding | Things to do in Manali

Flying paragliders, which are lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no solid main construction, is a leisure and competitive adventure activity. The pilot sits in a harness or rests supine beneath a cloth wing in a cocoon-like ‘pod.’ The suspension lines, the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing, and the aerodynamic forces of air flowing over the exterior all work together to keep the wing form. The pilot may acquire height by skillfully exploiting sources of lift, typically reaching heights of a few thousand metres.

Depending on the location, time, and equipment, paragliding in Manali might cost anything from INR 1000 to INR 4000. Tandem rides are more expensive than solo rides, and expert pilots are much more expensive, but they are well worth it.

A basic paragliding course for solo flights starts at INR 10,000. It normally takes 7 days to complete the course.

Gliding in the middle of snow-capped peaks, wide blue sky, and magical vistas of the valleys around you will be an unforgettable experience. Under the guidance of a competent teacher, take part in this exhilarating activity and make it a memorable one!

Dobhi Naggar:

In 15 minutes, fly from Falayn to Naggar and soar over the Dobhi Valley, which blossoms in the spring Drive to Dobhi in Naggar and participate in an informative lecture before flying above the skies.

Solang Valley:

Solang Valley is the most popular destination for both tandem and solo flights, and is located 11 kilometres from Manali at Rohtang Pass. From this location, the views of the valley, apple orchards, and snow-capped hills are simply breathtaking. Make sure the operator arranges transportation to and from the launch point when booking a paragliding vacation in Solang. The only means to get to the region is by ropeway, which costs an extra INR 1500–2000.

Taleti Kharal Valley:

Beginning in Taleti Valley and ending in Talogi Valley after 20 minutes, this paragliding ride gives one of Manali’s most magnificent views. Manali is roughly 40 kilometres from Taleti.


The location is still relatively obscure, making it one of the newest paragliding sites. As a result, visitor numbers are low.. Burua is therefore perfect for those seeking less crowded paragliding destinations.


This is one of the oldest paragliding sites, located 33 kilometres from Manali and allowing both high and long flights.


Gulaba, 30 kilometres from Manali, is known for its biodiversity and beautiful scenery. Gulaba’s rose valleys, apple orchards, and animals are best appreciated from above! Here, both high and medium flights are permitted.

When is the best time to paraglide in Manali?

In Manali, the summer months of April and June are ideal for paragliding. The weather is perfect, with temperatures ranging from 10 to 25 degrees Celsius. The months of October through December are other good choices, but keep in mind that this is the off-season, and the weather may not be as pleasant as it is during the summer. During the monsoon season, paragliding is not authorised.

Transport services:

  • By road, the distance between Manali and Dobhi is 20-23 kilometres. Other modes of transportation such as bus, metro, tram, railway, and rail can also be used to calculate the distance between Manali and Dobhi.
  • Drive down to Dobhi, which is around 23 kilometres from Manali on the Kullu road, for your paragliding destination.
  • A transfer from the Dobhi paragliding counter on the National highway to the launch location is included in the package. One can use public or private transportation to get to the pickup spot on the national highway.

Required Time:

A paragliding ride is free for the first minute. Beginners should choose for the tandem ride. The longest journey takes 60 minutes. The average travel takes 20 minutes. The 1-minute option includes a drop and a descent and is not recommended due to the little distance travelled.Beginners should fly for 15 minutes, while experienced gliders should fly for longer.

Safety tips:

1.Before you go paragliding, make sure you have the right footwear and thermal clothing.Sunglasses that reflect light are also advised.

  1. Some launch locations may require a hike, so plan ahead.
  2. The weight restriction for paragliding is 110 kilogrammes per person (including luggage).

4.Participation is not authorised for children under the age of twelve.

5.Because paragliding is such an extreme sport, it’s critical to be aware of all of the risks. People with heart or lung problems, sinus problems, ear infections, motion sickness, and pregnant women should avoid it.

  1. In the event of inclement weather, the sport is cancelled. Before going on a journey, check with the local meteorological authority.


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