Activity Location : Ranka, Gangtok
Activity Timings : 10-20 min approx
Opening hours : 9 AM - 4:00 PM depending upon the wind condition
Paragliding – a thrilling adventure sport that allows you to soar high, with the vast expanse of nature underneath. Ranka is a small town situated 20 km from Gangtok is the only place to enjoy Paragliding in Sikkim.
Key Highlights :
Feel the silence of the mountains and let you bring back to life. Get a chance to witness the beauty of the whole region as you fly high up in the air with this paragliding in Gangtok experience.
You will be accompanied by a trained instructor or pilot during your paragliding in Gangtok activity. This paragliding activity lets you experience the thrill at an altitude of about 2,200 meters.
This paragliding in Gangtok activity offers you to choose the package options. You can choose either the high fly or a medium fly. With Medium fly, you will fly at a medium altitude of about 1300- 1400 meters and with the High fly, you will fly at a medium altitude of about 2200 meters.
Conclude this activity after 20 minutes and head back home with lots of memories.Landing takes place at a stadium field at Reshithang Sports Village.
The package is inclusive of the sharing ride from the landing site to the take-off point. The site is surrounded by a picturesque green valley. A team of certified pilots and adventure enthusiasts who have a verified track record to provide services will accompany you during the flight.
On the way back do pay a visit to Ranka monastery which has been featured in several bollywood movies.
High fly (2200 meters)
Medium fly (1300- 1400 meters)
How to Reach :
The paragliding spot is located towards Baliman Dara, Ranka. It’s a half an hour drive from MG Marg in Gangtok. You can easily reach here by public or private transportation.
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Paragliding is an extremely risk-free game from the perspective of the modern day gear. The cases of accident due to procedure or equipment failure may be very rare. So it's on your hand how safely you are going to deal with it. Correct judgement for the period of the flight and some proper coaching aid you in that. So before making the flight go for a specified training of the climatic condition will be good.
As per the law related to such sports the minimum age for solo flight is 16 and the ceiling limit is 70 years. Other than this there are certain medical conditions like heart problem or high blood pressure where special precautions are needed.
The best time for paragliding is from the month of March to June and then September to November. The reason behind is the weather remains clear at these point of time.
Generally there is no specific duration for the flight but pilots prefer to wind it up within an hour. During the winter due to chilly winds the duration and number of flights reduced.
Yes, there are many institutes who provide paragliding tutorials and proper training. So they provide a sort of manual which includes all the knowhow of the paragliding.
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