Paragliding Session in Bir Billing.
15- 30 min paragliding session Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh.
Season for Paragliding in Bir is Mid Sept to June.
|LOCATION||Bir Billing in Himachal Pradesh.|
|FIRST SLOT||0700 hrs in summers and 0900 hrs in winters, slots every 2 hrs.|
|TIME DURATION||15-30 min flight in air – Takes 2 hrs. for whole paragliding activity.|
|Comfortable clothing, Full pants, any laced boots, jacket, gloves for winter and sunscreen.|
Camping. Trekking and Paragliding is best experience at Bir Billing.
Bir Billing is Best site for Paragliding in India and considered 2nd best in world. Paragliding at Bir-Billing is considered safest destination for paragliding due to its geographic conditions and weather conditions here.
How to Reach Bir Billing?
Valley of Bir Billing is accessible by road, rail and air.
- Nearest Airport is Dharamshala at Gaggal which is 70 km. from Bir Billing.
- Nearest broad gauge train is 140 km. away from here at Pathankot and narrow gauge train station at Aijhu which is 3 km. from Bir Billing.
- Bir is connected by road and regular direct volvo buses from Delhi to Bir and Bir to Delhi takes 10 to 12 hrs.
- Travel Route from Delhi – Delhi – Chandigarh – Una – Kangra – Palampur – Baijnath – Bir Road – Bir.
- Manali to Bir route- Manali – Kullu – Mandi – Jogindernagar – Bir Road – Bir.
- Route from Dharamshala – Dharamshala – Palampur – Baijnath – Bir Road – Bir.
There are direct Volvo buses to Bir from Delhi, please visit link for our blog for more information and details to reach Bir Billing from Delhi. Bir is connected with National Highway 154. and between Manali to Dharamshala Route.
How to Choose Paragliding flight duration and best season to do which flight?
Paragliding closed from Mid July, August, Mid September during peak monsoon time in Bir Billing aero-sport paragliding site in Himachal Pradesh.
Different Paragliding session in Bir Billing valley of Himachal Pradesh.
10 to 15 minute paragliding session.
Short Paragliding Session open in months:- Mid September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June and mid July.
Short paragliding session – This time duration slot is just flight from lunching site and direct landing at Landing site only. Air time is just 10 to 15 min session.
15 to 30 minute paragliding session.
Normal Paragliding Session open in months:- October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June.
Most of the tourist choose 15 to 30 min paragliding session and best option to choose for best experience of paragliding for 1st experience. Route followed as Billing Launching site to Bari village to Red roof to Bir Landing site.
30 to 45 minute paragliding session.
Medium Paragliding Session operational in months:- Mid October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, Mid June.
Medium paragliding session for extended paragliding experience of Bir Billing in Himachal Pradesh. Route as follow from Launching site from Billing to Gnnaid village to Ghodnala village to Dhonadi village to Paragliding landing site at Bir.
45 to 60 minute paragliding session.
Short Paragliding Session open in months:- Mid October, November, December, January, February, March, April, Mid May or any clear day.
Considered long paragliding session is take all routes and extended from other outer villages too depend upon wind conditions. Long paragliding session also providing experience of height gain for gliders to upper sky above Billing altitude.
60 to 120 minute paragliding session.
Cross country Paragliding Session open in months:- Mid October, November, December, January, February, March, April, Mid May and any clear day.
Flying is cross country and can be done with very experienced pilots. Cross country flying is done in very clear day as flight extended to Palampur and return. Paragliding cross country flight is for 60 to 120 min in air from take off to landing. Mostly best time to do or conditions favorable from Mid October to Mid Dec and mid Feb to Mid April or rest clear days of April, May.
Paragliding Team for Safe and Experience Paragliding flights.
Paragliding Team of us done by Travel Bir Billing headed by Mr Arvind Paul. Arvind is two time National Champion among the top pilots of India. He started paragliding in 2002 and actively participating paragliding competitions since 2006. Arvind is best Instructor of Bir to learn Paragliding. He believe ground learning and practical experience instead of books and theory. Students of Arvind flying in Pune, Nepal, Manali and many international sites. Arvind is our chief flying instructor and hails from Bir itself. Team is well trained, experienced and licence from Himachal Tourism. Team has 20 Paragliding pilots and selected as per experience, expertise, behavior and knowledge and informative. Its also a great experience to fly with Travel Bir Billing Paragliding Pilots for safe flying.
Bir Billing and Paragliding.
Bir Billing is known for Commercial flights and competitive paragliding flights both. Firstly only solo flight for joy paragliding rides happening here where pilots launch from Billing, fly whole Kangra and Mandi valley and land at Bir by flying the whole day around the Dhoualdhar range of the Himalaya’s. The later road constructed to the paragliding launch site and pilots’ movement increased leads to commercial tandem flight.
Valley of Human birds – say paragliders “Bir Billing” hosted many competitions since the year 2000. The paragliding Launch site is geographically favorable for the suitable wind to fly high up to the altitude of 5000 meters from sea level on a good day.
Paragliding sport is growing rapidly before COVID -19. Bir Billing developed a good site for learning paragliding as well. Many people travel to Bir Billing to learn flying in gliders. Courses were conducted every year for the army, air force, and civilians as well.
Paragliding courses P1, P2, P3, and advanced level. Many instructors teach paragliding but only a few recommended which have specific dates. Mr. Arvind Paul is one of this highly experienced and trained instructors of India operational at Bir. October, November till mid-Dec, Feb to Mid March is a very good time to learn Paragliding.
Once you have done P1, P2, and P3 courses you can fly solo to get experience for long flying and also opt for the advanced course to learn thermalling.
Places to visit and Things to do in Bir Billing other than Paragliding.
Things to do In Bir Billing:-
Mountain Biking – Half day cycling to full day cycling in Bir forest area. One can cycle till Palpung Sherabling Monastery.
Sky Clycling :- A point at Gunaid village developed as sky cycling point and a small Bungee Jumping point
Waterfall New Panjhol dugh village: – Water is somewhere 50 feet high flowing chilled water. To reach waterfall need to drive for 5 km from Bir and 1 km trek, last part near watrefall trek is tough through narrow trail and later through boulders and water. This is amazing to see this waterfall.
Sunset point :– Sunset point is amazing from Camp Oak View sunset point. If you are staying in Bir, then trek for 3 km in Oak forest or drive for 5 lm to reach. View is amazing as valley looks wonderful.
Cafe’s :- Try food at various cafe’s in Tibetan colony area. All cafe’s located in colony area start from Paragliding landing area till Hotel Paul Manor 1.5 km apart.
Bir to Billing trek
Camp Oak View to Thathi village Trek
Hanuman Garh Trek
Raj gundha village trek and overnight camping
Places to Visit from bir Billing:-
Barot Valley – Famous for Angling / Fishing of Trout and natural landscape of Devdara forest. Located 50 km from Bir
Prashar Lake:- Lake with revolving grass land located at 105 km / 3 hrs from Bir located at 2300 mts from sea level.
Tea Tour :- Wah Tea Estate is 30 km from Bir and organising Tea tasting Tour along with tour of processing tea form groing to packing – Charges INR 150 for Tour.
Andretta Pottery :- Pottery at Andreta is just 20 km away, there are workshops time to time. Andretta has Art gallery of famious artist Sobha singh.
Baijnath Shiva Temple:- 9th Centuary old Shiva Temple at Baijnath is one of the must visiting pilgrim destination located near Baijnath ISBT bus stand. Baijnath is located 12 km from Bir.
Mukut Nath Temple:- Mukut Nath Temple is located 12 km from Bir and known for old Tulsi plant in the courtyard of temple. Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Palpung Sherabling Monastery Bhattu located at 6 km from Bir.
Distance of Bir Billing from Nearby Tourist destination and Time to reach.
Dharamshala to Bir is 70 km takes 2 hrs to reach – National highway raod – good condition – 2 lane road.
Pathankot to Bir is 140 km takes almost 4 hrs – NH 154 – good condition – 2 lane,
Jawala ji to Bir via Kangra is 100 km takes 3 hrs – Good road condition – 2 lane.
Manali to Bir via Mandi is 170 km which takes 6 hrs to reach – good raod condition – 2 lane – Mandi to jogindernagar is single lane at few points.
Delhi to Bir via Kangra is 520 km takes 12 hrs to reach – National highway.
- Meet with Pilots at Bir– Office or meeting point.
- Getting ready
- Leave you extra stuff at office or at our hotel
- Carry phone to get GOPRO video, if opted
- Sunglasses, if carrying
- Jacket – Billing is windy area
Board Vehicle with pilots
16 km/ 1 hr drive
Gear up for Paragliding flight
Wait for wind
Land at Bir
Collect video and pictures