Paragliding In Bir Billing

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Paragliding In Bir Billing Overview

The most famous spot in Billing is its paragliding take off point, which is the world's second highest, towering at 8000ft offering panoramic views of the valley below. The landing site is in the fields of Bir. Paragliding was first introduced in Bir in early 1990’s by Bruce Mills who was a New Zealander Pilot and well known in the valley which started attracting many pilots to try their hands in paragliding here. Later it became popular among the locals also. The longest flying record is also at Bir Billing which is 253km in a single flight. Conditions for long flight make Bir Billing a favorite Paragliding destination among the pilots.
Paragliding In Bir Billing - Manu Adventures India

About The Activity:

  • Take off Site Location: Billing
  • Landing site Location: Chougan, Bir
  • Fly Time: 8:30 – 5 pm (Depends on the weather)
  • Max Weight: 95Kg
  • Minimum Weight 15Kg
  • Cost:  Rs 3000 per person including GoPro
  • Duration: 20-25 mins.
  • Insurance is included.
  • Safety Gears included
  • Certified Glider is included.
  • Best season: March to June then September mid to November.
  • Transportation from Bir to the Paragliding site in Billing which is 18km uphill is included in the Cost.
Paragliding In Bir Billing - Manu Adventures India

How To Reach?

  • Pick-up and drop-off service from the Bir landing location is included in the package. Bir Colony Road, where the Bir Landing point is located, is easily accessible by both private and public transit.
  • The paragliding take-off position is 16 kilometres from Bir, thus it will take 45 minutes to go to the activity area in Billing after being picked up from the pick-up point in Bir.

Highlights

  • Take-off from the world’s second-best site for paragliding.

  • Get assisted by a professional instructor who will ensure a hassle-free experience.

  • Get a stunning video shot on a Go-Pro camera to capture memories.

  • Embark on this exciting paragliding in the “Paragliding Capital of India”.

  • Explore the beauty of the Dhauladhar ranges from a height of around 8200 ft.

Must Know Before You Go for Paragliding In Bir Billing

  • Participants must pay attention to the guidelines given by the instructor before and after the activity.
  • The activity might be delayed or postponed due to weather conditions. In such a scenario, the next best possible time slot will be informed.
  • Participants are not allowed to carry any sharp object, lighter, luggage bag, alcohol, knife, etc.
  • Avoid consuming heavy food or alcoholic beverages before and after the activity.
  • Any breakage or damage of any items will be charged at actuals.
  • Participants are requested to report at the venue at least 30 minutes prior to their chosen time slot.
  • Timings must be strictly followed.
  • For safety purposes, this activity is not recommended for women who are more than 3 months pregnant, anyone that has had major surgery, or has a broken leg/arm, has chronic back or neck pains, etc.
  • Maximum weight allowed for the participant is 90 KG.
  • The instructor reserves the right to reject any participant deemed unfit to be part of the Bir paragliding.
  • This Paragliding in Bir Billing activity is suitable for the age group of 16 to 45 years.
  • All Indian Nationals must carry a valid photo identity proof (Passport/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Aadhar Card) issued by the central/state government.
  • All foreign nationals must share their passport and visa details upon arrival.
Location: Pālampur India Population: 4131
Paragliding In Bir Billing - Manu Adventures India
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Summary

  • Paragliding in Bir Billing offers the world’s second highest take-off point at 8000ft, providing breathtaking views of the valley.
  • Introduced in the 1990s, paragliding in Bir became popular among both international and local pilots.
  • Bir Billing holds the record for the longest flight in paragliding, covering 253km in a single flight.
  • The activity includes a GoPro, insurance, professional pilots, reserve parachute, and safety gear.
  •  The duration of the flight is 20-25 minutes, with a maximum weight limit of 95kg and a minimum weight of 15kg.
  • The cost is Rs 3000 per person, and transportation from Bir to the paragliding site in Billing is included.
  • The best seasons for paragliding in Bir Billing are March to June and September to November.
  • To reach the activity area, there is a pick-up and drop-off service from the Bir landing location, which is easily accessible by private or public transit. It takes approximately 45 minutes to reach the take-off point from Bir.
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FAQs:- Paragliding in Bir Billing

1. What is Bir Billing known for in terms of paragliding?

Bir Billing is known as one of the best paragliding destinations in the world, offering stunning views and long flying durations.

2. Do I need any prior experience to go paragliding in Bir Billing?

No, you do not need any prior experience to go paragliding in Bir Billing. Tandem flights with experienced pilots are available for beginners.

3. What is the best time of year to go paragliding in Bir Billing?

The best time for paragliding in Bir Billing is generally from September to November and March to May when weather conditions are favorable.

4. How long does a typical paragliding flight in Bir Billing last?

A typical paragliding flight in Bir Billing can last anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes up to an hour or more, depending on weather conditions and your chosen package.

5. Are there any weight restrictions for paragliding in Bir Billing?

Yes, there are weight restrictions for paragliding in Bir Billing, usually ranging from 20 kg to 110 kg, depending on the equipment and safety regulations.

6. What should I wear for paragliding in Bir Billing?

It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes for paragliding in Bir Billing. Dressing in layers is also advisable as temperatures can vary at higher altitudes.

7. Is paragliding in Bir Billing safe?

Paragliding in Bir Billing is relatively safe when conducted by experienced pilots and following proper safety protocols. However, like any adventure sport, there are inherent risks involved.

8. Can I take pictures or videos during my paragliding flight in Bir Billing?

Yes, many paragliding operators in Bir Billing offer the option to capture your flight through photos or videos for an additional cost.

9. How do I get to Bir Billing for paragliding?

You can reach Bir Billing by road from nearby cities like Dharamshala or Manali, or by taking a bus or hiring a taxi. The nearest airport is in Dharamshala.

10. Are there any age restrictions for paragliding in Bir Billing?

Age restrictions for paragliding in Bir Billing can vary, but typically participants need to be at least 12 years old with parental consent. Older participants may have to meet certain physical requirements.
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