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BIR, HIMACHAL

Paraglide Advance Course

 

Learn thermalling & start your journey to cross-country flying

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30 Days | INR 80,000 

  • Training

  • Gear rental

  • P4 certification

  • 15-20 Solo flights

  • Accommodation

  • Local transfers

  • Airport pickup

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Pre-requisites

1. Valid P3 licence or equivalent
2. Weight between 45-95 kg
3. Good general health

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ITINERARY

Day 1- Reach Dharamshala, drive to Bir & settle in. Meet your instructor for a briefing and refresher. Practice ground handling.

Day 2- Get back into flying mode. Do a few top-down flights to refresh your muscle memory. Attend theory class about safety, winds and weather science.

Day 3-10- Perfect your take-off and landing techniques. Learn kiting and reverse launch. Practice on ground and try your first reverse launch at take-off. Continue theory lessons and safety briefings.

Day 10-20- It's time for some thermalling :)

Get introduced to the art and science of thermalling. Undergo assisted flights as you learn to catch your own thermals. Continue kiting practice in the afternoons. Continue theory lessons and self-study. 

Day 20-30- Continue thermalling with more independence. Build more air time as you attempt 1-2 hour flights. Continue theory lessons and self-study. Explore thermals at different ridges and if possible, try your first mini-cross country flight.

Day 30- Pack bags and bid goodbye to Bir. Go back home with some great memories, flying videos that will make anyone jealous and most important, a hobby that you can build for life :)

Note- Day wise plan will depend on your individual learning curve and weather.

PARAGLIDE TIMING-

A typical day will have flights from around 9am-12pm. Spend afternoons practising kiting on the ground. 
Pursuing the course with WFH is possible. Timings can be made flexible.
Note- Timing is highly volatile and subject to local wind condition.

EVENINGS-

Post paragliding, get back to the hotel, refresh and spend the evening walking around the Tibetan colony of Bir. Enjoy a meal of momos and thukpa, explore monasteries, or simply hang around. There are plenty of cafes serving great food and some with live music too :)

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  • How safe is skiing?
    Skiing is safer than you think. If you follow safety guidelines and ski with a trainer/ experienced buddy, you will be fine. It is also important to check weather conditions before heading out especially to the higher slopes.
  • Will I be skiing alone?
    No. Your ski trainer will be with you at all times. Even for intermediate skiers, we always recommend skiing with a buddy.
  • How many hours will I be skiing in a day?
    A typical day of skiing is from 10am-4pm. You can buy lunch on the slopes.
  • How do I reach Gulmarg?
    Best way to reach is by taking a flight to Srinagar. We will pick you up from the airport.
  • I have children. Can they ski?
    Absolutely. Children pick up skiing much faster than adults. Ideal age to start is 4 years +.
  • What about meals?
    Meals aren't a part of the course. But Gulmarg has plenty of options from 5star dining to cafes/ local dhabas where you can buy a meal from Rs.100-500. We will give you recommendations on where to eat.
  • What are the things need to carry?
    We will provide you the essential gears for your sport. And once you book a package with us we will send you a confirmation email & a packing guide for your trip.
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Weather & terrain

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THINGS TO KNOW

Price details

1. Price mentioned is per person. If you are travelling solo, you can opt for a personal room at an extra cost. Let us know, we will customise the price for you.

2. Accommodation included is on twin sharing basis in a standard hotel. Basic facilities like running hot water will be provided. 

Cancellation/ Rescheduling Policy

We offer a full refund in case of govt imposed restrictions. If you cancel due to personal reasons, then we charge as follows-
If cancelled 4 weeks before, then there will be charge of 2000 pp
If cancelled 2 weeks before, then there will be charge of 5000 pp
If cancelled within 2 weeks, then 10,000 pp
Balance can be either refunded or transferred to another batch, as per your preference.

Disclaimer

1. It is mandatory for players to abide by sport safety regulations of the school and destination.

2. The school reserves a right to charge for gear damage, if any.

3. AdventurePlay is not liable for any injury or death caused.

By using AdventurePlay services, you agree to abide by our user policy. 

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Participant Reviews

Jumped aboard AdventurePlay's solo Paragliding course and wasn't disappointed at all. Team they have tied up with is top notch, accommodation was amazing. Were always helping, with suggestions. Highly recommend them for satiating any adventure needs.

Sneha Narayanan

To explore and feel to the core,u have come to perfect place. Most passionate ppl who explain the details of how and what u are doing. “Air has its secrets so as the ocean", moved, motivated and inspired. Want to meet them again.Loads of love to team

Luther Rishi

For risky sports, choose someone with passion for outdoors & extensive knowledge. AdventurePlay provided exhilarating experience with knowledgeable instructors, comfortable stays, memorable experience. Recommend for future curated adventure thrills.

Arf

AdventurePlay was so freaking awesome, well organized, transparent, helpful, charming. Despite bad weather we learnt and flew solo. Instructors are v good. Made new friends, life long memories. Will come for more. You can trust them with your life.

Harsh Vishwakarma

I have done the paragliding course with AdventurePlay and they really arranged it well, right from the course and the equipments and the training, they were amazing. I had my first ever paragliding flight, that too solo with them. Thanks AP!

Nikunj Gajera

Wonderful experience of paragliding course, great instructor, accommodation was at a very prime location, accessible to all the places. Got to conduct 6 solo flights. I will surely look at another adventure sport booking with AdventurePlay in future.

Nirav Doshi

AdventurePlay offers great customized deals, once in a lifetime experiences. Did P1,2 paragliding course. Everything was perfect. They motivated to overcome fear, mitigate risks, provide framework to follow passion in adventure sports. Recommend them

Rajat Dutt

I chose AdventurePlay for my paragliding course and I'm fully satisfied with my choice. There are other paragliding schools in Bir, but the one adventure play associated with maintains the highest level of safety measure and professionally extremely good.

Afzal Hussain

Kudos for organising such a hassle free trip to Bir. I learnt to be a CERTIFIED paragliding pilot. Had the best trainers to ensure we were trained well. Accommodation, instructions were perfect. Can’t wait for more adventures with AdventurePlay!

Ram Charan Devalala

Opted for beginner course in Bir. Everything was well arranged, minimal intervention from my side. Instructors were patient, thorough. AdventurePlay motivated us, accommodated solo flys despite of bad weather. Looking forward to intermediate course.

Srijani Dhara

Did paragliding beginner course in Bir. Was well organized, structured. Instructors were professional, kept safety paramount. Learnt skills, completed 5 solo flights. Grateful for AdventurePlay's ability to organize adventure sports. Recommend it.

Chirag Anand T

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