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
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
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 your flight.
This is a world first and
is only available through Sunrise Paragliding.
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 Sunrise Paragliding..
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