Paragliding is an adventure sport which focuses on free flying as an adventure activity, services provided through Hunza Adventure Tours.
Pakistan has breathtaking flying sites in the North. The extensive mountain ranges of Himalayas and Hindukush provide excellent opportunities for free flying. For experienced pilots who wish to fly from these amazing sites Hunza Adventure Tours can manage complete logistics for the flying expeditions.
“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return”, said Leonardo da Vinci.
Visitors to North Pakistan can enjoy a bird's-eye-view of its splendid Karakoram,Himalaya & Hindukush scenery and experience the thrill of flying in the region.
Paragliding is a relatively new adventure sport in Pakistan, and little information is available in tourist guidebooks. Paragliding in Pakistan can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure seekers. You can experience unparalleled scenic grandeur as your share airspace with Karakoram griffin vultures, eagles, kites, while floating over villages, monasteries, temples, lakes, and jungles, with fantastic views of the majestic Karakoram, Himalayas & Hindukush mountain ranges of Pakistan.
Gliding is a weather dependent sport and the flying season in Pakistan commences from May through October, the best months being May and August. By virtue of its latitude and monsoon climate, the tree line in Pakistan is at an incredible 3900m above sea level. With conditions milder than summer alpine, these are excellent and constant atmospherics. The topography and climate of Pakistan also make it an ideal destination for all levels of pilots - subtropical conditions provide plenty of thermals and combined with the long valleys common in Pakistan, they produce perfect "cloud streets" ideal for Para gliders, inviting them to fly along this "sky highway. The local microclimate, controlled by the numerous lakes in the valley, is unique, which makes it even better for the glider.
The takeoff points for these flights is Duikar, which offers prime views of Hunza Valley and the mountains at sunrise and sunset (provided the skies are clear); the landing is by the River side at Ganesh traditional Village of Hunza Valley. No previous experience is required as qualified pilots provide a short briefing before launching.