As the title is enough to describe, yes we are talking about Paragliding in Bir Billing. It is the 2nd most favourable site for Paragliding all over the world. Not even people around the country come for paragliding but also people around the world take a scenic flight from Billing and lands at Bir.
Why Paragliding in Bir Billing is so famous
Because of the Dhauladhar range it gives you the best view of mountain and the beautiful villages down at the hill. The circumstances like atmospheric pressure and weather conditions make this place more favourable for Paragliding.
Bir Billing is famous for Tandem Paragliding. People come from all over the world for solo paragliding flight over the majestic Dhauladhar mountains. People who can’t fly by themselves and don’t have their own paragliders then they can simply book at our office in Bir named by Billing Adventures of Himachal.
We will send our pilot with paraglider to Billing the take off point which is at 2400 m of elevation. While paragliding you can also ask for videography and we can provide a GOPRO camera at an additional cost approximately INR 500.
Frequently asked questions
What is the best time to do paragliding in Bir Billing?
Paragliding in Bir Billing can be enjoyed between September and June. During the months of November and December, beautiful snow-covered landscapes can be enjoyed while paragliding. Paragliding is closed during the months of July and August due to the monsoon season.
How safe is paragliding in Bir Billing?
Paragliding involves element of risk to some extent, and it is as safe as you make it. Obey all the instructions sincerely, keeping the right attitude and preparedness, and using good quality helmet are vital to make your flight safe.
It is also recommended to get your equipment checked before taking a flight to ensure safety. Weather conditions also play an important role in ascertaining how safe it is to paraglide at a given point of time.
Is paragliding in Bir Billing dangerous?
Any adventure sport, including paragliding, involves an element of risk to some extent. However, paragliding in Bir Billing is an entirely safe activity. The activity is entirely guided by a trained instructor.
The paragliders are instructed on the safety protocols and routines before embarking on the adventure. Proper equipment and safety gears, such as good quality helmets and glider goggles, are mandatory for taking a flight.
Is paragliding in Bir Billing open during monsoon?
No, the paragliding activity in Bir Billing goes on a hiatus during the monsoon months of July and August. Paragliding essentially requires clear skies, and heavy showers and thunderstorms during the monsoon months tend to impede flight.
Is transfers included in paragliding in the Bir Billing package?
No, transfers are not included in this package. Fliers must ensure their own transport to and from Bir Billing.
Where we take-off? And how is landing done?
Billing, located at a height of 2500 meters is the take-off site for paragliding in Bir Billing. Since wind plays a major role in paragliding, you need extremely smooth winds during landing. Moreover, the landing site must be smooth so as to minimize the probability of accidents during the landing.
Bir is the landing site and qualifies for a safe landing site owing to its smooth ground and low wind intensity.
What should I wear warm clothes while doing paragliding?
Preferably, you should wear warm but light clothes for easy body movement during the glide, with a wind sheet covering them. Avoid wearing heavy garments while paragliding so as to avoid any hindrance during intense activity during the sport.
Is there any weight or age limit for paragliding in Bir Billing?
Though there is no age limit for paragliding, if you are under 18, you are not allowed to fly without your parents. As to the weight, you can enjoy paragliding as long as you do not weigh over 120 kg.
How do I get my photos of Bir-Billing?
The service for getting your photographs and videos is available in Bir Billing. You can get photographs and videos of your Bir Billing paragliding experience by paying some additional charges to the activity organizers.
Where I have to deposit my luggage while paragliding?
It is recommended that you leave your luggage at your accommodation or vehicle but just in case you did not, activity organizers have arrangements to keep your luggage safe since you cannot glide with it.
Is there any possibility to have a female pilot?
No, the female pilots are not available for Bir Billing paragliding.
Which type of shoes should I wear while doing paragliding?
A good pair of shoes is vital to a smooth paragliding experience. Though when you are up in the air, it does not matter what kind of shoes you’re wearing, you need a good grip on the ground while taking off and while landing. So, wearing a pair of good trainers is advised.
If in any emergency will I be provided with a first aid box?
Yes, the activity organizers normally have measures in place for any mishaps and have first aid kits with them. Yet, it is recommended that you carry your own first aid kit whenever you are travelling just to be on the safer side.
What happens if the wind stops? Do I fall?
No, you will not fall if the wind stops because paragliders can be flown even when there is no wind at all. Relative wind over the wings acts against the gravity and is responsible for the flight. So, there is no risk of falling down since you will just glide down in any case.
How is paragliding different from hang gliding?
Though paragliding and hang gliding share some similarities as they fly on the same principles, there are a few characteristics making them different from each other. They differ in terms of maximum speed, shape and design – hang gliders have higher maximum speed. Also, paragliding is more convenient to carry and can be learnt faster as compared to hang gliding.
Is paragliding suitable for people with vertigo?
It is not recommended for a person suffering from vertigo to indulge in an activity like paragliding since you literally fly high in the sky while paragliding, looking down at the ground thousands of feet below. However, you can consult a doctor and go ahead with the experience if the doctor says you are good to go.
How long can I stay up?
While paragliding you can stay up for about 15-30 minutes, depending upon the weather conditions. If the weather conditions are favourable, you may stay up for up to 30 minutes, and if they are not favourable, you may have to settle for a 15 minutes glide.
What is paragliding cost in Bir Billing?
The cost of paragliding in Bir Billing generally amounts to around INR 1,800 per head. The price remains the same for paragliders of all age groups and expertise levels and includes an experienced professional instructor and video recording.
Where we can do paragliding in Bir Billing?
Extremely suitable atmospheric conditions and popularity have led to the opening of a plethora of paragliding operators in Bir Billing, who can offer adventure enthusiasts different types of paragliding experiences including solo paragliding and tandem paragliding.
Some of the best places you can head to for experiencing paragliding in Bir Billing include Billing Valley, Bir Billing Paragliding, Blue Umbrella, Temple Pilots, and 365hops.
What things I have to keep in mind while paragliding in Bir billing?
Here are some of the crucial things every paraglider is expected to keep in mind when going for paragliding in Bir Billing:
– Make sure you are mentally prepared for the sport. Keep your mind calm and don’t get over-excited or start panicking.
– Avoid overeating or drinking before heading for paragliding. You should not also go for the flight with an empty stomach. Consider having a very light meal before the flight in order to stay comfortable, active, and energetic in the course of the sport.
– Make sure you follow all the instructions of your instructor religiously and wear the suggested safety gears.
– Do not go barefoot for paragliding as this can injure your feet during landing. Consider wearing a pair of hiking boots with adjustable and tight laces and good traction.
How do I book Paragliding in Bir Billing?
Paragliding in Bir Billing is one of the most popular adventure sports which attracts thousands of adrenaline junkies every year. You can easily book this activity by selecting a particular date and making the payment. Once the payment is processed, wait for the thrillophilia voucher and get on that bus to have the most amazing experience of your life.
Is Bir Billing Paragliding Open in December?
Yes, if the weather conditions are favourable and calm then you can definitely go for Bir Billing Paragliding in December. The activity will mostly take place at noon given the snow does not fall.
Is paragliding easy?
Yes, paragliding is easy. The 6-7 minutes that you will soar in the air will prove to be a complete adrenaline rush and will not find it difficult. You will be given guidelines byt the professionals and they will help you throughout the whole activity.
How high will I go during my paragliding activity?
Take off from Billing is done at the altitude of 8000 ft above sea level and a smooth landing takes place at Bir which is 4300 ft above sea level.
Can I carry my own camera or GoPro for the recording?
No, you cannot carry your own GoPro for the recording. However, you can avail the GoPro recording services at an additional cost. They will record your entire journey and will share with you after you have landed back on the ground.