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Address
Office: Water Works Road, Brein, Nishat , Srinagar J&K Takeoff Site : Astanmarg Flying Point, Astanmarg , Harwan , Srinagar J&K
Srinagar
Established
1995
On Trodly Since
2018

About KARAKORAM EXPLORERS

Commercial Paragliding in Kashmir, around the Srinagar area is done by Karakoram Explorers an adventure sports company registered with the Tourism Department. We have been paragliding in the western Himalayas since 2005 and know the area very well for all its metrological and physical conditions. We have our own private paragliding takeoff point located at Astanmarg, Harwan which is around 10 Km from the Dal lake. This place is the safest and the easiest takeoff point around the vicinity of Srinagar. The paragliding point is about 20 mins drive from the Dal Lake in Srinagar.

The paragliding flight which we offer is categorized as a "High Fly" meaning the altitude differential from the takeoff and landing zone is around 2500 Ft and the flight distance is approx. 4 Km. The entire flight from the takeoff point to the landing zone is around 11-14 minutes depending on the thermal conditions of that particular day. The activity first involves reaching the takeoff site from Harwan pick up point, on a 4WD Scorpio the vehicle takes you to a place 800m below the site and thereafter its a small 15 min walk to the final takeoff point. So, wearing comfortable shoes, sunblock crème and proper sunglasses is recommended. There the pilot prepares you for the flight , you get into your harness, the pilot attaches his harness with your and the glider , just follow the pilots instructions and in just a few steps down the slope you are airborne. On air enjoy the flight and view of the Zabarwan and Pir Panjal mountains, the Dal Lake at a distance and the Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary. You can also optionally record your adventures in our Garmin inflight HD flight recorder for which charges separate. The flight video for reference is available on:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQPmkScSsks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQPmkScSsks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQPmkScSsks

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4.6
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Syed Faisal Rizvi 27-10-2023
Lovely Location. One gets an adrenaline rush just standing here.
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Ranjeet Thakur 28-06-2023
Beautiful place for Paragliding. If you want fly, must come there and feel a beautiful experience of fly over Karakoram Valley and the view of Dal Lake .
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Mohini Sikri 13-02-2024
Ronnie is an exceptional glider to fly with. It has been an unforgettable experience. Thank you!!!
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syed owais mir 25-10-2017
Best place to hangout. You can do paragliding in summer season. Road connectivity is good except last few kilometers but yes construction is going on.
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Trina Banerjee 17-05-2023
I was very happy with this experience. The trip of getting to the top where you take off was a bit scary as the road is more trail than road but the actual paragliding experience was amazing. The pilots were not just very skilled at their sport but they also did very well at putting my nerves at ease. They were professional along with being helpful and understanding. Definitely recommend!

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