For a joyride, you do not need any gear as the flying costs include all the equipment charges. People taking paragliding courses can either rent a paraglider and other gears like flying suit, shoes, helmet from the flying school or buy their own paraglider and gears to practice. It is advisable to wear a light jacket as it could get a bit chilly as you gain altitude and a pair of sunglasses to protect eyes when it's too sunny.
When is the ideal time for paragliding in Kamshet?
October to May is the flying season for Kamshet as June to September is the monsoon season. Winter months are from October to February and it offers dynamic thermic conditions while summer months are from March to May and it allows soaring due to dynamic ridge conditions. One can learn strong wind flying and ground handling skills here as the wind speed is more than 20 km per hour on average.
How much does paragliding cost?
The tandem paragliding joy rides cost anywhere between ₹1800- ₹3000 depending on the company you fly with for the flight duration from 10 to 30 minutes. You can also rent a GoPro to record your entire flight at an extra cost of about ₹1000.
The paragliding pilot training courses that allow you to fly solo costs around ₹ 20,000.