Paragliding Competition

Paragliding Sikkim Tourism has endeavored to start an enthralling sport of Paragliding in the state of Sikkim. This has emerged as one of the much sought after sport by the adventure lovers. The adventure Sports “Paragliding” was initially started and nurtured by the Department of Sports & Youth Affairs, Government of Sikkim under the visionary guidance of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim who is always in favour to promote the adventure sports in Sikkim. Today, Sikkim has become a Paragliding destination for the tourists and Paragliding in Sikkim has become one of the most interesting sports among the youths. Department of Sports and Youth Affairs in collaboration with the Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Govt. of Sikkim had sponsored more than 65 Para gliders in five different occasions for an Intermediate, Advance and Tandem Pilot training at Manali and Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh during the year 2006 to 2011. Many new sites are slowly opening for the Fun Flyer (Solo Pilots) who wish to come and fly. The reason being open and free sky with beautiful view of mountains and hills.

Certified Sites for Flying in Sikkim
 
Sl No
Destination
Take off
Landing
 
Remarks
1
Gangtok
Bulbuley
Rishithang
Certified Flying Site
2
Gangtok
AniGumpa
Reshithang
Regular Flying site
3
Pelling
KarkiDara
Kyongsa Ground
Proposed Flying Site
4
Chyakhung
Tower Hill
JorthangRangitRiver Bank
Certified Flying Site

 

Agencies operating Paragliding activities in Sikkim There are three agencies in Sikkim which operating Paragliding activities.

They are: 1. Adventure Zone Near Ban Jhakri Falls. Gangtok, Sikkim 737102 Mr. Raju Rai Mobile: 0954 711 6119/ Mr. Hem Kumar Chettri Mobile : 9735001919

2. Fly Sikkim Adventure, Lower Sichey Ranka Road, Gangtok Mr. Rajdeep Thapa Mobile : 97355-34924/ Mr. Arun Lemo Mobile : 98515-88593

3. Sikkim Paragliding Adventure Cooperative Society, Reshithang, Ranka Road Mr. Dupgyal Lepcha Mobile: 95644-36045/Mr. Santosh Rai mobile : 98323-90556/Ms. Cheden Bhutia mobile: 81458-41608

4. Oho Adventure, Reshithang, Ranka Road Mr. Raj Kumar Subba mobile: 95640-74123/Mr. Gulshan Rai mobile: 95640-82123/ Mr. Kharka Tamang mobile: 95640-87123

5. 365 Adventure Stop, Karki Dara, Pelling, West Sikkim, Mr Ram Kumar Bhandari Mobile : 78729-85598