Paragliding in Bir-Billing.
Activity: Tandem Paragliding flight from Billing to Bir.
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.
Price: INR. 2500/- Per Person + 5% GST
Route: Billing – Bari – Landing site Chougan.
Transportation: Bir Paragliding Landing area to Billing Take off point at 16 km uphill
• Paragliding session of 15-30 min.
• Bir to Billing transport
• Paragliding pilot.
• Personal expenses such as table drinks, rooms services items, laundry, telephone calls, tips, etc.
• Paragliding weight limit is 20-95 kg, if weight is between 95-115 kg the paragliding team charge INR 500/- extra and also decide it at the time of paragliding, depending upon fitness of person.
• Travel insurance covering medical evacuation, hospitalization, baggage insurance and trip cancellation.
• Any additional expenses for videography of paragliding flight, supplement charges of INR 500 for GOPRO video, expenses caused by disturbance in trip program due to circumstances like weather conditions, sickness, natural disasters, riots etc.
• Liability for or insurance against injury, loss of life, accidents or loss of goods.
Paragliding in Bir-Billing.
Paragliding is special recreational adventure activity of flying Paraglider in air. Paragliding is very adventurous activity which require special skill to experience safe. 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. Bir Billing successfully hosted paragliding world cup in 2015. Many pilots from around world from 140 countries participated. Mr. Arvind Paul was the 1st among Indian in Paragliding world cup. He is the one who handled all our paragliding flights. He make sure all the safety measures during paragliding flight. He is best pilot of India and also training to learn paragliding in our paragliding school. Paragliding is his passion and he knows all the wind trends happening in the Bir Billing Valley. Bir Billing considered best and safest destination for paragliding in worlds by many of the Participants in Paragliding world cup.
Solo paragliding flight.
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 in our Paragliding school after all paragliding courses.
– For our guests
In Tandem Paragliding, two people can fly in a single Paraglider. In this kind of flight, it’s not necessary that both the persons know paragliding flying technique and skilled in it. 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 20 to 30 mins which includes take off from Billing at the altitude of 8000 feet from sea level and landing at Bir which is 4500 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
When to visit Bir-Billing for Paragliding?
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.
How to drive or reach to Bir-Billing?
What’s the Route? Nearest highway? Directions to Bir-Billing.
Distances and route to Bir-Billing.:-
Route 1. : Delhi – Chandigarh – Kiratpur – Una – Mubarkpur/Paragpur – Dehra – Kangra – Palampur – Bir -Billing:-530 km.
Route 2. Delhi – Chandigarh – Kiratpur – Bilaspur – Mandi – Jogindernagar – Bir-Billing :-520 km.
Route 3. : Manali – Mandi – Jogindernagar – Bir-Billing:-180 km.
Route 4. : Dharamshala – Palampur – Bir – Billing:-70 km.
Route 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.
Buses to Reach Bir-Billing.:-
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:-
- Paragliding experience at Bir-Billing.
- Trekking to Raj gundha village (semi tribal) recommended trek.
- Hanuman Garh day hike- Hike to top of valley at 11500 ft. from sea level.
- Mountain Biking. (many routes check the link).
- Camping in Bir Billing at Camp Oak View. (many routes check the link).
- Palpung shererbling monastery bhattu, Baijnath.
- Mukutnath temple (1st Tulsi plant still surviving here ) at Sansal 8 km. from Bir.
- 9th Century Baijnath Temple at 12 km. from Bir.
- Tatani hot water spring at 28 km. drive and 6 km. trek.
- Tribal Bara Bhangal valley trek for 8 Days to Chamba valley from Bir.
- Barot Valley: Heaven on Earth -Home of Trout fish, trekking, relax and leisure stay.
- Joginder Nagar Houlage – Way – trolley (Working on the principle of pully) to 8250 ft.
- Toy Train. (Kangra Valley Train).
- Visit to Palampur. (Tea Garden Town of Himachal Pardesh).
- Dharamshala – Macleodganj. (His Hilliness Dalai Lama Town).
- Kangra Devi, Chamunda Devi, Jawala ji Devi, Chintpurni Temples.
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.
Where to Stay during your visit to Bir and Billing?
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.