Parahawking is a relatively new development in aviation in Nepal. The project has been under construction for some time with the training of the birds but has only just open up to public patronage.
It is the art of training birds to fly along side paragliders, leading them to thermals and performing tricks. Like paragliders, hawks rely on thermals to glide long distances. The hawks are trained to utilize the thermals and guide the paragliders to them.
The birds used are Black Kites, which are particularly agile in flight and very good with tricks and aerial maneuvers.
You can experience parahawking in a number of ways.
This is a six day program only for trained pilot's. In this program we hone your paragliding skills and teach you all about falconry. By the end of the week you and your companion bird will be soaring freely in the sky together. Its one of the most exhilarating experiences you could ever imagine.
Tandem Parahawking flight
For the novice glider this is an ideal starter flight. You take a basic course in gliding then launch into the air with your guide and your bird. A tandem flight last for about half an hour. Before hand you will be introduced to your hawk and given handling instructions. This flight can be taken by anyone.
A course in Falconry
This is a course where you will learn all about hawks and falconry. You will be trained in the ancient art from of falconry. Daily interaction with these magnificent birds will be an experience that you will never forget.