Blogs and Information about Bir- Billing
Paragliding Season details
Tandem paragliding at Bir Billing open from October to June and subject to weather conditions. Any can fly without any prior experience, once can enjoy amazing views of Kangra valley, Oak forest and snow covered peaks of Himalaya’s. No previous training required.
Can I fly with my family and friend in paragliding ?
There is only one guest can fly with one paragliding pilot. Guests fly one by one with their respected pilots as per wind conditions and all have different flying time. No one can fly with wife, kid or pet animals.
Use of Mobile Phones & Cameras during Paragliding?
Guests can carry mobile phone , valets with them during paragliding flight but you can hand over to pilots during flight for safety . One can also use their camera and phone for photography but carefully as its unsafe to use it in air.
Photo & Video options during Paragliding?
Pilots offer guests optional photo and video of GOPRO with HD quality. Once can pay to pilots for GOPRO video INR 500 and DSLR pictures for INR 200/- from pilots.
I have more questions about Bir and paragliding !
What happens if it rains or snow on the day of paragliding?
One can reschedule its flying to next day or cancel it and get full refund.
I have no previous experience of Paragliding?
Most of the guests travelling have no prior experience and this is perfectly fine. Pilot flying with you is certified from Himachal Tourism and experienced. Pilot will brief you thoroughly before you take off of Paragliding.
Can my family watch me fly in para glider?
Other members visiting Bir Billing and not doing paragliding can wait at Paragliding landing area. Landing area have view of Takeoff point and have many eateries around.
Pick-up Point & Transport ?
Landing is somewhere 1.5 km from Hotel Paul manor. This 1.5 km is leveled walk through Tibetan colony area having lot of café’s. Monasteries and Tibetan colony
Age & Weight allowed for Paragliding?
Take-off & Landing points at Bir Billing?
Guests need to run for couple of steps during take-off in slope of Billing, glider fills with air and makes glider carry weight of gusts and pilot both during flight in air.
At landing guests need to follow pilots instruction to keep your legs properly for safe landing at Bir.
What to bring or carry for Paragliding?
Dress up as per weather condition on the day of Paragliding. Proper shoes, jacket and long pants for all weather conditions. One can wear cap, Sunglasses as per your preference for Paragliding at Bir Billing.
Hot Water spring in Bir Billing
Hot Water Spring
Trek to hot water Spring is 15 km drive and 6 km trek one ways. Trek is easy and start from Hydroproject Tatani. Hot water spring is kanown as Tatani and surrounded around with forest of Oak, Rhododendron, Deodara, Broun Oak and Pine. Water stream crossing mid way of trek. One can take a dip at Tatwani hot water spring in a small pool.
Monasteries in Bir Billing area
Monasteries in Bir Billing Valley
Bir is home of many Tibetan Colony area. Tibetan colony area is Tibetan settlement at 2 km from Bir. Now Tibetan colony area is Tourist main attraction. Most of the hotels and guest houses here. Paragliding landing area is start of Tibetan colony area and Hotel Paul Manor is last point. Monasteries in Bir and neary by as “Palpung Sherbling Momastery, Monasteries in Chountra, Tsering Jong Monastery, Dear Park institute, chokling monastery and few others.”
RajGundha Village Trek
RajGundha village Trek
Trail to Raj Gundha village start from Camp Oak View and passing through tribal village, trek is easy to moderate. Trek is 16 km and takes 6-8 hrs. Raj Gundha village is considered tribal and semi-nomadic as villagers live for 6 months here and spend half of year in lower villages as RajGundha experience heavy snowfall and harsh winters. Village open for tourists from Mid March to Mid December. This trek and camp is organised by Camp Oak View and Travel Bir Billing also include trekking at the end of Trip.
Hnuman Garh Trek - 360 view
Trekking to Hanuman Garh from Camp Oak View
Trek start from Camp Oak View, Trekking to Hanuman Garh involve 18 km drive and 12 km trekking which is easy to moderate start from Billing. Altitude gain from 2400 mts to 3300 mts of sea level, trek is considered as moderate as last 4 km is though trek and view is 360 from top from Hanuman garh. Dhouladhar mountain range, tribal villages, snow covered peaks one side and Billing Paragliding, Kangra valley on the other side.
paragliding in Bir Billing
Paragliding in Bir Billing
Bir Billing is best place for paragliding in World and open for tandem paragliding as well. Bir Billing offer paragliding session from 10 minutes to 2 hrs or 5 hrs paragliding air time. price varies from INR 1500 to INR 15000.
For Paragliding one have to reach at Hotel Paul Manor at Chougan Chowk, Bir which is paragliding landing area diversion point. Park your vehicle, fill paragliding form and leave to paragliding launch site in our vehicle. Drive is 16 km from Hotel Paul Manor with our experienced Pilots. Reach at Billing at 8000 feet for Paragliding Launch. Fly and get areal view, experienced pilots tell about history and points in valley to visit from air. Land at Bir paragliding landing site which is located in Tibetan colony area extended to 1.5 km providing variety of Cafe’s. Monasteries, and handicraft shop. Reach Hotel Paul Manor which is last point of Tibetan colony area.