Village Chougan, Post ofice Bir,
Tehsil – Baijnath, District Kangra,
Himachal Pradesh, Pincode -176077, India Location.
Package : Paragliding session.
Activity: Tandem paragliding session in Dhouladhar Range of Himalayas in Bir Billing.
Flight time: 15 minutes – 30 minutes air time.
Climate: 5 – 20 centigrade.
Takeoff site: 8020 feet from sea level.
Landing site: 4350 feet from sea level.
Location: Bir Billing, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh.
Price: ₹ 2000/- Per Person.
Route: Billing – Ghodnala – Bari – Keyori – Chougan – Landing.
Transportation: Bir Paragliding Landing area to Billing Paragliding launching point at 16 km uphill.
Paragliding operational at Bir Billing in 15 September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May, June.
Paragliding closed from July 1st week to 14 September every year.
Price for Paragliding session Package Tours.
1. 10 to 15 minute paragliding session in Bir Billing.
₹ 1500/- Per Person Per Flight
2. 15 to 30 min Paragliding session in Bir Billing.
₹ 2000/- Per Person Per Flight Book – Now.
3. 30 to 45 min Paragliding session in Bir Billing.
₹ 4000/- Per Person Per Flight.
4. 45 to 60 min Paragliding session in Bir Billing.
₹ 5500/- Per Person Per Flight.
5. 60 to 120 min Paragliding session in Bir Billing.
₹ 10000/- Per Person Per Flight .
6. 120 to 180 min Paragliding session in Bir Billing.
₹ 15000/- Per Person Per Flight .
- Starting Point or Meeting point:- Chougan Chowk (Hotel Paul Manor) is meeting point. Guests can Park Car at Hotel parking. (Hotel is located 2 km from national highway and at paragliding landing area diversion point).
- Fill registration form and procedure.
- Meet Paragliding Team and introduction to Pilot flying with guests.
- Leave your Luggage, baggage and unnecessary items at Hotel reception.
- Guests allowed to carry mobile phone, wallet with them – keep in zipped pockets or handover to pilots to keep in their bag.
- Tips for clothing – Full pant, Jacket, gloves & cap for winters, sun-scream, laced shoes.
- Drive to Paragliding take of Point (Billing) which is 16 km at top mountain takes 45 min to reach.
- Paragliding take off point Billing is located at 8020 feet from sea level.
- Pilots check wind direction there and decide launch point – Wind is some time East side and sometime west side so take off from any point as per wind direction.
- Gear- up for paragliding – Harness, helmet and connect glider with carabiner.
- Pilot briefing before take off. Ask pilots if GOPRO Video required.
- Wait for suitable wind for take-off. Fly in air. Guests hands are free during flight and harness became chair to sit.
- Enjoy the views from air. (different option of Paragliding – 15 to 30 min, 30 to 45 min, 45 to 60 min session).
- Prepare from Landing, listen pilots instruction for safe landing.
- Landing at Bir. Paragliding landing area is Chougan an open ground. Landing area is at the altitude of 4650 feet from sea level.
- Open gears and collect video if opted.
- Landing area is 1.5 km from Chougan Cowk ( Hotel Paul Manor – starting point). This distance is Tibetan colony area and has many Cafe’s. Restaurant, Bakeries, hand-loom shop, Dhaba’s and Monasteries.
- Guests has option to drive with us till Hotel Paul Manor, but our vehicle drive immediately post landing. Other option is to walk through the Tibetan colony and spend time at Landing area.
- Later reach at Chougan Chowk and departure.
- Paragliding activity takes 2-3 hrs to complete.
Why Travel-Bir-Billing Team for Paragliding in Bir Billing.
At Travel-Bir-Billing, our first and foremost responsibility is ensuring the safety of out guests. This means partnering with some of the best pilots in the region and providing well-maintained, top-of-the-line equipment to guarantee a safe and unforgettable flying experience. Our team of pilots is led by the experienced Arvind Paul, one of the best paragliding pilots in India, and both our instructor and equipment are strictly maintained as per global guidelines as well as the rules set down by the Tourism Department of Himachal Pradesh.
This means that our paragliding experience is relatively safer and value in the region. Our topmost priority remains ensuring the safety of our guests and offering an unforgettable experience with the best paragliding, for which we believe the flying with Travel-Bir-Billing is worth its weight in gold. All adventure sports carry some element of risk, and we urge you to choose your next flying experience with us.
Bir Billing paragliding site is used for competitions and commercial flying. All types of pilots and teams operational at Bir – experience, new, some unlicensed, beginners, good equipment, old equipment. The very important aspect is to choose the paragliding team to make sure you are flying with good and experienced pilots with proper training and proper equipment.
Himachal Tourism put check on pilots for licensing purpose but pilots have to take care of equipment after approved by tourism. Over utilized equipment is common and even some using such.
Pilots are differing in experience and expertise in paragliding session. Normal winds are fine with all Pilots to fly and land at Bir safely. But the wind is change regularly here, which needs experience and properly maintained equipment. But an important factor is take-off and landing in such conditions.
Choose any experienced Teams for Bir Billing Paragliding sessions – Mr. Arvind Paul – Bir Billing, Mr. Vijay Soni – Pune, Mr. Ajay Kumar – Kathmandu and Bir and Mr. Debu Choudhary – Manali and Bir. Some are operational in Bir, Pune, Manali and Nepal having international experience and ranking. Pilots training with proper guidance, wind understanding, safety as per wind, smooth take-off, landing and lastly very important is equipment.
Teams fly on cheaper rates are surly not maintain proper equipment – every glider has 200- 300 fling hrs life for safe flying. Pilots charging less, compromising your safety. To maintain proper equipment, teams need to charge as per. Normally what happens, equipment is expensive for paragliding, Good team sells gliders after some use of 200 hrs of flying and purchase a new one, which is good for all weather conditions for safe flying. Whereas some purchase old one and start flying with these old gliders and have no reliability but charge low.
Pilots flying with normal teams have their own equipment and not maintained well and sometime over-utilized.
One tourist can’t identify new and old gliders. Gliders can be used more in short time of span. The best option to fly with proper glider and genuine pilots with experience and license. Choosing the proper team with experienced paragliding Instructors make you feel safe during flight and for an amazing experience of Paragliding in Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Fly Safe and Enjoy Flight safely!
Paragliding is a special recreational adventure activity of flying Paraglider in air. Aero-sport Paragliding is a very adventurous activity which requires special skill to experience safe. Flying – Paragliding can be done solo and Tandem. Bir Billing is the best spot for paragliding – aero-sport in India and 2nd best place for paragliding in the world. Hill town Bir Billing successfully hosted the paragliding world cup in 2015. Many Paragliding Pilots from 140 countries participated in the Paragliding world cup.
Mr. Arvind Paul was the 3rd among Indians in Paragliding world cup and three-time National champion. He is the one, who handles our Team. Arvind is our chief Flying instructor. Arvind makes sure all the safety measures during paragliding flights. He is among the best pilots of India and also the instructor of Himachal Tourism and conducting paragliding courses. Paragliding is his passion and he knows all the wind trends of Bir Billing Valley and guide pilots accordingly to follow best and safe route as per wind. Bir Billing considered the best and safest destination for paragliding in worlds.
In solo paragliding, the pilot flies alone in a paraglider. The 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 10 to 12 days training.
– For our guests.
Tandem Paragliding, two people can fly in a single Paraglider. In this kind of Tandem paragliding flight, One is a pilot who knows paragliding flying technique and skilled in it and other flies just for a 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 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 include take off from Billing at the altitude of 8020 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 Himalayas and the beautiful Kangra valley on the other side. Bir Billing is regarded as one of the best adventure sports destinations 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 to 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 it. More the fare factor, more the thrill and the more the adventure. As you are concerned about safety, this is your real and true worry, if you flying the 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 people fly in one paraglider – one is pilot and another person is for a joy ride). All the control and direction handled by the pilot. The Pilot flying with you know airspeed, altitude, clouds, wind, temperature and the route required for safe flight, you just enjoy the flight and he handles the rest. Mr. Arvind Paul handles and manages all the paragliding flights. Arvind was 1st among Indians Pilots in the paragliding world cup which was held in Oct 2015. He is the best pilot in 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. The presence of Mr. Arvind in handling our paragliding makes us the 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, the most typical moment is take-off, when you leave earth contact and start flying in the sky. Bir Billing is known for it’s easy and safe takeoff. Most of the time– Paraglider lifts you, once it spread in the air without running. Some need to run for a while, in takeoff ground. But want to ensure about your safe, adventurous and memorable experience of Paragliding in our home at BirBilling, Himachal Pradesh.
Bir Billing is one of the best destinations for flying in paraglider for paragliding in the world. It’s all due to its geographical condition of flat Kangra valley in front of it and Dhauladhar range of Himalaya’s in backdrop, which provides amazing thermals –smooth winds for flying in air for paragliding for its 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 an adventure activity that always involves risk. But the risk is only when Pilots not following norms for paragliding and fly without safety factors. These risks can be minimizing if you choose a proper experience gliding team for Paragliding.
The Experience of a pilot is very important. A pilot receives a license from the Tourism department on the scale of its safe flying from take off to Landing, but does not means a license holder is experienced to handle all situations in air and prepared for a safe landing in all circumstances. It’s like a new license holder driving Car. Its expertise comes to pilots with time as much they fly in a glider. Flying with newcomer and experienced pilots is 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 you decision to fly with. Here pilots with more than 10 years of experience and pilots with few month’s experiences. Safety for paragliding activity on Pilot experience.
Training of paragliding techniques and regular checks of pilots flying style and how safe they are flying is important for safety to avoid accidents.
A good paragliding team needs a good leaders to control pilots. Some pilots taking risks during flights and good team leader teach than time to Time for safe flight and aware of them to bad corners, risk factors here during flight.
Mr. Arvind is a top pilot of India and the best trainer. the Team under him is best here at Bir Billing.
Pilots registered with the Tourism department here. The Tourism department here is a very important role to control pilots of Paragliding. Whether pilot flying paraglider is registered or not. Registration means a person is a pilot and know flying, but does not mean how the pilot is experienced enough to fly with all safety techniques.
How to choose a good team for paragliding for safety and comfortable experience.
Pilots following all norms for paragliding and good to fly with. Please do a bit of research about the Paragliding team with whom you are flying with. He is the Chief flying instructor and handling our team. The team’s head knows paragliding himself or not. If not then please beware, as an good leader and trainer can tell his team about safe flying and recognize if they have to lack 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 a different part of the country. Mr. Arvind is at Bir Billing and has the best Team here at the Bir Billing area. Mr. Arvind also teaching and training new pilots and also a member of paragliding license authority in Himachal Pradesh.
Safety is Prime concern in adventure activity and Aeo-sports have no second chance. Please beware of the paragliding team which has not any recommendation.
If you fly with a team/ pilots with no recommendation and that team just give information about flying at its cheaper rates, it 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.
Pilots are differing in experience and expertise in paragliding. Normal winds are fine with all Pilots to fly from Billing and land at Bir safely. But the wind is change regularly here, which needs experience and properly maintained equipment. But an important factor is take-off and landing in such conditions of strong wind or wind change during flight.
✵Our Paragliding Team – experienced Teams – Mr. Arvind Paul – Travel Bir Billing..
Arvind Paul is our Chief Flying Instructor. Hailing from the lush precincts of Bir, not only does he talk to the wind himself, he’ll make you do it too. Literally, we mean. One of the most experienced instructors and top pilots of India, Arvind started his flying career in 2001, gradually translating his childhood dream into reality in the mighty folds of the Dhauladhars, despite the misgivings of his family and friends because of the extreme risks involved.
Arvind’s achievements include a Third place finish among Indian nationals in the Paragliding World Championships in 2015, 2013 and 1st in Paragliding open championship at Panchgani, where he has been a regular participant since 2006. He stood First in the Himalayan Open Paragliding Championship 2010. Arvind’s jolly nature and flying abilities have made him extremely popular with the birds in the region (no, we’re not kidding!). Travel Bir Billing is delighted to have Arvind on board with us.
Paragliding activity major factors for safety:-
In the 1980’s French Pilots recognized “Bir Billing” as the best favorable condition for flying and introduced Hang Gliding. Hang gliding is very difficult at that time as pilots need to carry heavy metal frames and canopy to the Paragliding take-off point which is 14 km uphill. The road was not there to Billing at that time, so need porters and mules to carry, which was not possible to all pilots.
Paragliding in Bir Billing was introduced in the early years of the 1990’s by ‘Bruce Mills’ who was a new-Zealander pilot and well known in Bir Billing valley which started attracting many pilots to try hands in paragliding here. Later it becomes popular among locals of Bir and they start learning paragliding. Now in year 2000′ onward’s, Bir Billing started tandem paragliding – means a paragliding flight of two people (one as pilots and the other a tourist)which introduced commercial activity and employment to local inhabitants of Bir.
Now Bir Billing has more than 200 tandem paragliding pilots, out of which nearly a hundred pilots are licensed by Himachal Tourism. Bir Billing hosted the paragliding world cup in 2015 in which pilots of 130 countries participated. Paragliding world cup makes a sport popular in India and commercial flying increased. Bir Billing becomes a favorite paragliding destination in the world and India.
Best time or best season for the Paragliding.:- Paragliding is possible throughout the year except for the monsoon. Monsoon here from early July to late September. Monsoon here is 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 the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas , which provide amazing weather conditions throughout the year.
But the best period for Paragliding is divided into 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 travelers choose this period for camping and paragliding in Bir Billing valley.
What’s the Route? Nearest highway? Directions to Bir-Billing.
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 car then the best route to reach Bir Billing is Route -1. This is a 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 traveling in Train till Pathankot or visiting Vaishno Devi temple and the planning to visit us.
Visit our blog for more information. the 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 buses 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, you can take a bus to Dharamshala, where many Red bus operators run their buses daily. And get a local bus to Baijnath which takes 2 hrs. from there. Just let us know your plan so we can advise 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 providing the best information to our guests. Some them as below:-
Some destinations are nearer and some are far. We need to know your interest to suggest other palaces to see here and things can be done.
We are operating a campsite named , Camp Oak View Bir Billing at the edge of Bir Village. The Campsite is near the forest area of Billing. We have Bell tents pitched with common bath and toilets. Camp Oak View Serving dinner and breakfast for our guests. Here in Camp have the 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, Guesthouses, Home stays. This is totally on your choice. Where you want to stay at Bir town, secluded area, camping at Bir or what other. Let us know us to know friends.
Just one this you need to know about traveling is to be a traveler, not a tourist. Be responsible for the environment and take care of mother nature- this is what we request from all of you.
30 -10 days before to travel date: Full refund of an advance payment.
10 days – 0 day no refund.
LIST OF THINGS TO CARRY FOR TREKKING AND PARAGLIDING:.
- Please do not carry unnecessary items or valuables. Considering adventure paragliding in outdoors, Be sure you have the needy items!.
- T-shirts/ sweat shirts.
- Light weight long trousers considered comfortable during outdoors.
- Warm clothes / jacket / Wind proof jackets especially for evenings and mornings. Layers of clothing, is preferable to a big thick jacket (thermals are recommended for the innermost layer). This way you can add or remove layers according to the climate, which can change rapidly.
- Sun glasses with 100% U/V protection, cap, sun block (30% and above SPF).
- Retainers for spectacles/ sun glasses.
- Personal medicines.
- YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR!.
- SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE !.
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