Flight time of Paragliding is 15 to 30 minute.
Climate is cold, temperature from 0 to 30 degree centigrade in winter and 25 to 30 centigrade in summer season.
Launch site of paragliding at 8020 ft from sea level.
Landing site at 4350 ft from sea level.
Price is ₹ 2000/- Per Person for this session.
Route followed as per wind direction and normally — Billing – Bari – Keyori – Chougan – Landing.
Transportation from Meeting Point at Bir to Launch site of Paragliding at Billing at 16 km uphill in included.
Paragliding operational at Bir Billing from 16 September and open in months — October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June, till 15 July.
1. 10 to 15 minute paragliding session in Bir Billing.
INR 1500/- Per Person Per Flight
2. 15 to 30 minute Paragliding session in Bir Billing.
INR 2000/- Per Person Per Flight Book
3. 30 to 45 minute Paragliding session in Bir Billing. — Available during October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May and June.
INR 4000/- Per Person Per Flight.
4. 45 to 60 minute Paragliding session in Bir Billing. — Available during October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May and June.
INR 5500/- Per Person Per Flight.
5. 60 to 120 minute Paragliding session in Bir Billing. — Available during October, November, December, Feb and March.
INR 10000/- Per Person Per Flight .
6. 120 to 180 minute Paragliding session in Bir Billing. — Available during October, November, December, February and March.
INR 15000/- Per Person Per Flight .
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.
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