2001 we have been working on an exciting and
totally unique project to train birds of prey
to fly with Paragliders, we call it Parahawking
and it's an experience like no other. With
over 20 years experience training and flying
birds of prey Sunrise Paragliding are the
only company offering Parahawking in Nepal.
IS PARAHAWKING ?
Parahawking is essentially a fusion between
Paragliding and Falconry and was developed
4 years ago by the Himalayan Frontiers Team
who's knowledge in both Paragliding and training
Birds of Prey is unsurpassed. Using the same
age old methods we are able to train them
to fly with us and to guide us to the thermals
- rising currents of warm air - which allow
us to stay aloft.
For anybody interested in birds
of prey, this is truly an amazing experience.
We offer 2 different types of
Parahawking experiences for both Paragliding
pilots and non pilots.
ADVENTURE (for pilots only)
Pioneered by Scott Mason, the Himalayan Frontiers
teamand Sunrise Paragliding, Parahawking is
essentially a fusion between Falconry and
Paragliding whereby birds of prey are trained
using the methods of the ancient art of falconry
to assist Paragliding pilots and guide them
to the thermals.
has been recently working with Louise Crandall,
current womens world Paragliding champion
and a dedicated Parahawker, together they
have taken Parahawking to the next level.
Gin Seek Song was so impressed he has decided
to sponsor the project by supplying Gin Gliders
and Harness's to the Parahawking team.
Now with a permanent residence
and a team of trained Parahawks, we are now
able to offer Parahawking Adventures. This
is designed for Paragliders with an interest
in birds of prey a passion for flying and
a real sense of adventure. I guess that's
all of you!
During this 7 day adventure,
you will learn the basic fundamentals of training
birds of prey, how to make and use the equipment,
how to be comfortable handling and flying
the birds and how it all fits into your sport.
Then you will fly tandem and solo with our
birds and have them guide you to thermals
then come to your fist to take a reward during
This is a world first and is
only available through Sunrise Paragliding.
Course : 7
All accommadation in Pokhara in a 3/4 star
hotel with swimming pool, breakfast and lunch,
transport to and from your hotel and airport
pick up and drop off.
Flights to/from Nepal, entry visa, airport
and departure taxes, Internal flights to and
from Kathmandu, accommadation in Kathmandu,
alcoholic & aerated beverage.
the thrill, to fly like a bird with the birds.
Well now you can; a first in aviation history,
take a tandem Paragliding flight and fly with
a trained Bird of Prey.
Firstly, our experienced Falconers/Bird
Handlers will give the the necessary instruction
on handling birds of prey. Once competent
in handling our birds you will then be taken
by jeep to Sarangkot, the Parahawking take
off site. You will then be fitted into your
harness and attached to a fully qualified
tandem pilot who will then launch off into
the sky with a trained Pariah Kite and many
other wild raptors. Your Kite will guide you
to the thermals and you will reward her by
calling her to your fist during your flight.
An experience like no other.
You will land right outside
our very own Maya Devi Village where you can
enjoy lunch and a beer and share your unique
experience with other Parahawkers.
A totally unique experience,
it sounds unbelivable but its truly amazing!
This is a world first and only available through
Approxmimate flight time - 30