Paragliding on Manali-Naggar road - Photos & Videos

#1 May 22nd, 2007, 18:53
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Hello,

Through IM we came to know about the para gliding is happening in Naggar road and during our visit to manali on may 1st week, we get a chance to do it.

Some of the photos and videos....

It became the most memorable and thrilling sport ever for me and my wife which we will cherish for ever...

Para Gliding Takeoff

During the Para Gliding

Para Gliding Touchdown

Do comment and share your experience if any...
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#2 May 23rd, 2007, 01:14
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Amazing videos, very thrilling.
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Thanks for the links. Enjoyed your videos.
Could you tell me the cost & approx. duration ?
Do you have any contact no. for Cafe Green Peace ? I will be going to Manali (on my way to Leh) with my wife during Mid - August. Would love to do Paragliding. But I doubt we can do the same during August.

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Cafe Green peace is on the Naggar-Manali road near to Heritage Kulu shawl industry.

The contact person is Vinay - 09816162737.

Its recommended that you reach cafe green peace around 8.30 in the morning. Just give him a call and know about the climate and the possibilities before going. It hardly takes an hour or two for the complete process. First, from the cafe green peace they take you in a jeep ride up the hill for 7kms, then from there we have to trek for another 2kms up hill to reach the takeoff point. You may glide for around 10 to 15mins depending on the wind you catch. We paid Rs1500/person.

Ideal conditions for doing para gliding is, there should not be any clouds / rain at all, sufficient amount of flowing wind, better to do in the morning.
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Many thanks for the info. It will be of great help to me.
By the way where had you stayed in Manali ?

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Hey but who took these pictures? I mean how easy it is to take pictures while paragliding?
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Originally Posted by shahronakm View Post Many thanks for the info. It will be of great help to me.
By the way where had you stayed in Manali ?

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I stayed in YHAI - youth hostel - sarthak resorts.
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Originally Posted by mridula View Post Hey but who took these pictures? I mean how easy it is to take pictures while paragliding?
I took them while flying, (Except the first one in which i am standing wearing the suite and my pilot Mike took the snap). In the last snap you could see my wife sitting next to the chute in which she glided and her pilot wrapping it.

It is easy handling a digi cam while gliding since your pilot will be controlling the parachute. Even i took the landing scene of myself as a video.

Para Gliding Touchdown
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Kartik, that sounds cool! But the price of the activity is not. Maybe one of these days we will head there and make an exception.
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any idea on the Paragliding prices these days in manali - someone told me between 500-800, half as compared to whats mentioned here!
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I did Paragliding from Gulaba peak 2 weeks back...had a 20 min glide..it costed me 1500Rs.
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Local contact details for paragliding at Marhi

Please tell me the contact person/agency details through whom you made arrangements of paragliding at Marhi. I am planning to do paragliding for 20-25 minutes during my family holidays visit to Manali in first week of May 2010.
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Depending on the number of people and time you can bargain but should cost you at least 1500 for 20 min. There are many options to choose from on the way to Rohtang.
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Thanks a lot for your response traveller. But, are there any specific agencies or contact numbers, who can be contacted specofically for paragliding. We are 3 persons and want to do at least 20 minutes. I had checked last year at Solang valley, during my trip to Shimla-Narkanda-Sangla-Kalpa-Sarahan-Jalori pass-Manali-Chandigarh. The local operators were charging 1000 Rs at Solang valley site for that 1-2 minutes joy-ride paragliding. Not ready to negotiate/bargain for 3 passengers also. That too could not be done due to wind velocity problem.
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As dear rkarthikeyan mentioned you can contact Green peace at Vinay - 09816162737. There is very less scope of bargaining over the phone and that too for a group of three..

I was there last September with a group of seven and they charged Rs 650 per person for 2 minutes paragliding..

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