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  • Day41

    Still in Pokhara.....

    November 13, 2016 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    We spent another early morning in a taxi up a small hill in Pokhara called Sarangkot. It is where all of the paragliders take off from every day with between 200-300 flights daily all around 30 min long for about 100$ cad. We really wanted to go and do it because it gives a great birds eye view and looks like a lot of fun but thanks to Bethany being very pragmatic and smart we chose not to go. After doing some research and reading some blogs we found out that it's actually very dangerous. Not because of the winds or elements of nature but because of other idiots. The problem is that trainees doing solo pilot train take off in the same small area as professional tandem pilots so it becomes a huge mishmash of skill levels in a relatively small space. It is very easy to get tangled and collide so write that adventure off. Over the years it has become more and more busy as the tourists line up to do it so the pressure to do more flights and worry about safety measures become skewed. So for now all you get is to enjoy some pictures of the sun......and Beth Photosynthesizing :)Read more