Activity: Tandem Paragliding flight at Bir Billing.
Flight time: 15 minutes – 30 minutes.
Season: October – June.
Climate: 10 – 25 centigrade.
Takeoff site: 8000 ft. from sea level.
Landing site: 4300 ft. from sea level.
Location: Bir Billing, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh.
2500/-2000/- Per Person.
Route: Billing – Bari – Landing site Chougan.
Transportation: Bir Paragliding Landing area to Billing Take off point at 16 km uphill.
Paragliding is special recreational adventure activity of flying Paraglider in air. Aero-sport Paragliding is very adventurous activity which require special skill to experience safe. Flying – Paragliding can be done solo and Tandem. Bir-Billing is best spot for paragliding – aero-sport in India and 2nd best place for paragliding in world. Hill town Bir Billing successfully hosted paragliding world cup in 2015. Many Paragliding Pilots from 140 countries participated in Paragliding world cup.
Mr. Arvind Paul was the 3rd among Indian in Paragliding world cup and 2 time National champion. He is the one, who handle our paragliding Team. Arvind is our chief Flying instructor. He make sure all the safety measures during paragliding flights. He is among best pilots of India and also instructor of Himachal Tourism and teaches paragliding in our paragliding school. Paragliding is his passion and he knows all the wind trends of Bir Billing Valley. Bir Billing considered best and safest destination for paragliding in worlds.
In solo paragliding, pilot fly alone in paraglider. Pilot is specially trained to parasailing alone in the sky which requires training, technique and experience of many flying. Many solo paragliders fly at Bir Billing regularly. To fly solo in paragliding require 12 to 15 days training after all paragliding courses.
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Tandem Paragliding, two people can fly in a single Paraglider. In this kind of Tandem paragliding flight, One is pilot who know paragliding flying technique and skilled in it and other fly just for joy ride. Tandem paragliding is mostly carried out with a trained pilot to make anyone flying in a Paraglider, who doesn’t know paragliding flying technique himself. In this adventure activity, anyone can fly with an experienced pilot. Paragliding Pilot knows all techniques of flying a Paraglider. The other person who is flying along with the pilot doesn’t have to do anything but to enjoy the thrilling experience. Both pilot and the other person connect their seat harness with each other and with Paraglider & fly over the gorgeous Bir Billing Valley. Bir-Billing is the best spot for Tandem Paragliding sessions in Himachal Pradesh, India. Normal paragliding flight is for 15 to 30 mins which includes take off from Billing at the altitude of 8000 feet from sea level and landing at Bir which is 4300 feet from sea level. If there are good thermals, one can see the close view of snow covered Dhauladhar mountain range of Himalaya’s and the beautiful Kangra valley on the other side. Bir Billing is regarded as one of the best adventure sport destination by Indian as well as foreign enthusiasts and their reviews about the same often publish in top magazines.
When you thought about Paragliding Adventure sports, Some points always in strike your mind. We want to clear facts about your worries and queries:
Paragliding is an adventurous activity. One enjoyed it as much, as you fear from it. More the fare factor, more the thrill and more the adventure. As you concerned about safety, this is your real and true worry, if you flying first time here in Billing. Our Pilots are experienced, trained and know all the flying zones here. Bir Billing Paragliding is quite safe, pilots here are experienced in tandem flights (2 person fly in one paraglider – one is pilot and other person is for joy ride). All the control and direction handled by pilot. Pilot flying with you have knowledge of air speed, altitude, clouds, wind, temperature and the route required for safe flight, you just enjoy the flight and he handle the rest. Mr. Arvind Paul handle and manage all the paragliding flights. Arvind was 1st among Indians Pilots in paragliding world cup which was held in Oct 2015. He is the best pilot of India. He make sure all the safety measures during tandem paragliding flights like proper paragliding gears, flying pilots briefing, training time to time, wind examination, weather examination, thermals examination during periods of time. Presence of Mr. Arvind in handling our paragliding make us best and safest team to do paragliding in Bir Billing Valley.
Geographical and Climatic conditions here are favorable and best suited for parasailing and Paragliding. During paragliding flight most typical moment is take off, when you leave earth contact and start flying in sky. Bir Billing known for it’s easy and safe takeoff. Most of the time– Paraglider lifts you, once it spread in air without running. Some need to run for while, in takeoff ground. But want to ensure about your safe, adventurous and memorable experience of Paragliding in our home at Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh.
Bir Billing is one of the best destinations for paragliding in world. It’s all due to its geographical condition of flat Kangra valley in front of it and Dhauladhar range of Himalays’s in backdrop, which provides amazing thermals –smooth winds for paragliding for it’s safe take-off and landing which also provides amazing views during paragliding flight in Bir Billing Valley of Himachal Pradesh located at the edge of Kangra Distt.
Paragliding is adventure activity which always involves risk. But risk is only when Pilots not following norms for paragliding and fly without safety factors. These risk can be minimizing if you choose proper experience paragliding team.
Equipment: – Para glider, carabineers, Harness, helmet, lines are major safery factors.
Paragliding is most important part of paragliding as this is your wings in air and most concern of safety during paragliding. It does not mean a good clean glider and color means a glider is healthy for flying. There is a specific life of a glider, which is considered as 300 – 400 flying hrs, which means a glider can fly safer till 300 – 400 hrs, after that its canopy is start spoiling and getting loose, its strength and ability to hold air in it decrease day by day. Glider is attached you with tiny lines or ropes and these ropes are tied with glider with knots, but old glider is not able to take lord at the point of knot and lines disconnected with glider if any extra stress on it. Mostly good teams at Bir sell these gliders after 200-300 hrs of flying or use these gliders for training purpose. But some purchase these gliders and fly till bad end of it. These pilots who fly with old gliders purchased these gliders at lower price and take risk of guests life and charge low price for paragliding here at Bir Billing.
Carabineer is hard metal equipment which connects ropes or lines from glider with you or your harness (where you seated or tied). Healthy carabineer can take load to may tons on it, where as its life is short. This is most important part as it’s your connection with your wings or glider. Some time paragliding pilots use old Carabineer, some time they use carabineer of solo paraglider (solo paragliding carabineer take load of one person only and have less safety factor), once pressure on the glider its break and you are in trouble. Carabineer is taking load as dead weight and Forces Generated weight – when its normal flying as no much turns, just fly from Take off to landing, it’s as dead weight as no extra force applied on it and fly with same weight through paragliding flight. But if you need to turn of it or do some acro, stunts or flips, which increase force on carabineer and put extra weight , this is the time when week carabineer collapse and accident happens.
Harness is the equipment which is attached to you and tied so that you are not fall during your paragliding flight, Harness is provide you the space to sit during flight and provide you the comfortable and safe flight, unless buckles on it and its strength is week.
Helmet at your head provide safety to your head. This is compulsory part and must for all tourist and pilots safety.
Lines or ropes connecting you and glider, these ropes are thin and tiny. Paraglider has many thin ropes connected with glider to harness. So strength of it is very important. Regular check is required for each rope in regular interval of time. These ropes help in maintaining body weight and balancing weight on glider.
Experience:- Experience pilots and its expertise.
Experience of a pilots is very important. A pilot receive license from Tourism department on the scale of its safe flying from take off to Landing, but it’s not means a license holder is experienced to handle all situations in air and prepared for safe landing in all circumstances. It’s like a new license holder driving Car. It’s expertise comes to pilots with time as much they fly in glider. Flying with new comer and an experienced pilots is totally different for safety point of View and comfortless during flight as easy, comfortable take off and safe landing. As you know new pilots charge you less and experience charge more, so it’s your decision to fly with. Here pilots with more than 10 years of experience and pilots with few months experience. Safety for paragliding activity on Pilots experience.
Training:- Training of paragliding techniques and regular check of pilots flying style and how safe they are flying is important for safety to avoid accidents.
A good paragliding team needs a good leader to control pilots. Some pilots taking risks during flights and good team leader teach then time to Time for safe flight and aware them to bad corners, risk factors here during flight.
Mr. Arvind is top pilot of India and best trainer. Team under him is best here at Bir Billing.
Pilots registered with tourism department here. Tourism department here is very important role to control pilots of Paragliding. Whether pilot flying paraglider is registered or not. Registration means person is a pilot and know flying, but does not means how pilot is experienced enough to fly with all safety techniques.
How to choose good team for paragliding for safety and comfortable experience.
Pilots following all norms for paragliding and good to fly with. Please do bit of research about the Paragliding team with whom you are flying with. Who is Chief flying instructor who is handling team. Team’s head know paragliding himself or not. If not then please beware, as good leader and trainer can tell his team about safe flying and recognize if they have lacking in some points.
Best Pilots of India who are participating in world level competitions are – Mr. Arvind Paul, Mr. Debu Choudhary, Mr. Ajay , Mr Vijay Soni. All have their teams in different part of the country. Mr. Arvind is at Bir Billing and have best Team here at Bir Billing area. Mr Arvind also teaching and training new pilots and member of paragliding license authority in Himachal Pradesh.
Safety is Prime concern in adventure activity and Aeo-sports have no second change. Please beware from paragliding team which has not recommendation.
If you fly with a team or pilots with no recommendation and that team just give information of flying at its cheaper rates, may lead you to trap to such pilots. They have low cost as they are not spending money on equipment replacement maintenance for considering safety.
Best time or best season for the Paragliding.:- Paragliding is possible throughout the year except the monsoon. Monsoon here from early July to late September. Monsoon here are with very heavy rain from July to September, which is the time when paragliding is closed in Bir Billing. Bir Billing is located in the foothills of Dhauladhar mountain range of Himalaya’s , which provide amazing weather conditions throughout the year.
But the best time period for Paragliding is divided in two parts.
October to June is the season for paragliding. Even October – November and March – June are the best time for long flights.
Paragliding experience during December, January is different as all the mountains around covered with snow, even Billing experience snowfall during that period. Most of the traveler choose this period of time for camping and paragliding in Bir Billing valley.
1. : Delhi – Chandigarh – Kiratpur – Una – Mubarkpur/Paragpur – Dehra – Kangra – Palampur – Bir Billing:-530 km.
2.: Delhi – Chandigarh – Kiratpur – Bilaspur – Mandi – Jogindernagar – Bir Billing :-520 km.
3. : Manali – Mandi – Jogindernagar – Bir Billing:-180 km.
4.: Dharamshala – Palampur – Bir Billing:-70 km.
5. : Pathankot – Palampur – Bir Billing:- 140 km.
These are the routes to reach Bir Billing. If you driving your own car then best route to reach Bir Billing is Route -1. This is bit long but safe and smooth. Other routes can be used if you driving from nearby destinations like Manali and Dharamshala. Route from Pathankot can be followed if you travelling in Train till Pathankot or visiting Vaishno Devi temple and the planning to visit us.
Visit our blog for more information. Nearest bus stand is at Baijnath which is 12 km. from Bir. Baijnath is well connected with daily buses from Delhi and Chandigarh. There are 02 Volvo bus daily to Baijnath starts at 2145 hrs. and 2245 hrs from ISBT Kashmiri gate New Delhi respectively. One can book from buses from Delhi to Baijnath from HRTC online portal by clicking here on the link. Other deluxe, semi-deluxe and ordinary buses provide their services to Bijnath. If you want more options the you can take a bus to Dharamshala, where many Red bus operators run their buses daily. And get a local bus to Baijnath which take 2 hrs. from there. Just let us know your plan so we can advice you with full details of routes and nearest stops. Other options by bus from Delhi to Chandigarh and then hire a cab to bir from chandigarh as it makes your travel easy, safe, comfortable, convenient and cheap.
Bir and Billing are twin destinations with other options nearby places. Many are hidden and many are known. We are committed to provide best information to our guests. Some them as below:-
Some destinations are nearer and some are far. Need to know your interest to suggest other palaces to see here and things can be done.
We are operating a camp site named ” Camp Oak View, Bir Billing” at the edge of Bir Village. Campsite is near to the forest area of Billing. We have Bell tents pitched with common bath and toilets. We are Serving dinner and breakfast for our guests. We have option of pitching dome tents any time. Camping is providing many other things to do around.
Other than that we can provide you other stay options in Hotels, Guest houses, Home stays. This is total on your choice. Where you want to stay at Bir town, secluded area, camping at Bir or what other. Let us know us know friends.
Just one this you need to know about travelling is to be a traveler not a tourist. Be responsible for environment and take care of the mother nature- this is what we request from all of you.
To ensure the booking, 50% of the total payment at the time of booking and balance once you will check in at the camp.
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