Paragliding In Bir Billing | All You Need To Know and Do

Tripoto
15th Apr 2017
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todo-list: Paragliding in Bir-Billing!

Bir is one of the best sites for paragliding in Asia and the world. I packed my bag, booked bus tickets and leave for the journey to fly in the air for first time. I was accompanied by my three other friends.

My bus leave from Kashmiri Gate ISBT at 6:30PM. Bir is 540KM away from New Delhi and travelling by a night bus is best option.

Trip route :

New Delhi -> Chandigarh - > Palampur (Kangra)-> Bir -> Billing

Day 1

Bir-Billing is considered one of the most natural locations for the paragliding and is about 60 km from Kangra town. Paragliding World Cup (PWC) 2015 was hosted here. We had our pre booking (Paragliding and Camping), So we were followed by guest house staff. After getting freshened up and having breakfast, I decided to explore the village and surrounding.

Chougan village near paragliding landing site

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Village area

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monastery in Bir

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monastery

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Entry Gate of monastery

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The Village and its Beauty

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At Landing site :)

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Bir Landing site

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Landing site

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Bir to Billing Trek

At nearly three o'clock, we were received by the organizer with other group(who were on Triund Trek previous day check out my Triund Trek here ).

We started our trek from Bir (2,000m) to Billing (2600m) almost 6 km. The passage was narrow and stiff but passing through a green forest, listening the tweet of birds was fun than anything and the trail made by fellow trekkers was easy to fellow up.

trek to Billing form Bir

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At billing top to watch the sunset !

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A normal evening in Bir. My favourite mement for lifetime.

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true bueaty

Photo of Bir Billing Paragliding, Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by roottraveller
Photo of Bir Billing Paragliding, Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by roottraveller
Photo of Bir Billing Paragliding, Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by roottraveller
Photo of Bir Billing Paragliding, Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by roottraveller
Photo of Bir Billing Paragliding, Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by roottraveller

After nearly 2 hours, I reached the world renowned take off point for paragliding - Billing. I left my bags at the camping site, had snacks/tea and left to explore the place.

This altitude offer a spectacular and panoramic view of the Kangra Valley, Beas Valley and The mighty Himalayas. Just roam around.

An evening at Billing take off site

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Mighty The Himalayas

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ohhh God!, This's so perfect. This's love.

Photo of Paragliding In Bir Billing | All You Need To Know and Do by roottraveller

My camping tent was at the ridge on twin sharing basis. We singed, danced, laughed and had fun around bonfire. Having dinner at the mountain peak with pahari dish and seasonal vegetables is a life time experience. As the time passed, night became more colder.

I wake up early, not to miss the Sunrise. It was beautiful, just beautiful. Mother Nature is so beautiful. I roam around for hours to come.

Aroung the bonfire

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Photo of Paragliding In Bir Billing | All You Need To Know and Do by roottraveller

Hello Morning :)

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Photo of Paragliding In Bir Billing | All You Need To Know and Do by roottraveller
Photo of Paragliding In Bir Billing | All You Need To Know and Do by roottraveller

At Paragliding World Cup (PWC) 2015 time, the take-off site at Billing, situated at an altitude of 2,325 metres, has been refurbished to enable 15 to 50 gliders to take off simultaneously. The landing site at Bir, located at 1,360 metres, has also been expanded for safe landing.

I just sat at the take off site and watched people to took off, fly high in the sky and the vast horizon. After hours, it was my turn for take off. May the force be with me :o

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Kangra view from atop of billing

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One of the best shot I have till now by my Phone; They are looking cute :)

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get set go

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Helll, Yaaaaaaaaaa!! Lets do it :)

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Waaaoooooo!!! I made it. I am really so high :D

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Photo of Paragliding In Bir Billing | All You Need To Know and Do by roottraveller
Photo of Paragliding In Bir Billing | All You Need To Know and Do by roottraveller
Photo of Paragliding In Bir Billing | All You Need To Know and Do by roottraveller

After 20 minutes, my paraglider landed to landing site in Bir. Trust me - It was a hell of a flight. I will never ever forget this moment. I have my lunch of the day here and left for Baijnath.

Day 2
Photo of Baijnath , Temple, Baijnath, Uttarakhand, India by roottraveller
Photo of Baijnath , Temple, Baijnath, Uttarakhand, India by roottraveller
Photo of Chamunda Devi Temple, Baijnath, Himachal Pradesh, India by roottraveller
Photo of Khir Ganga Ghat, Baijnath, Himachal Pradesh, India by roottraveller
Photo of Khir Ganga Ghat, Baijnath, Himachal Pradesh, India by roottraveller

I had my holi bath here in that chilling weather. It was a Truth or Dare, and I did it. thereafter I left for New Delhi.

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what about chages for paragliding?
Fri 01 19 18, 02:39 · Reply · Report
The left foot follows the right, heavy exhausted breaths, bringing in the essence of life slipped between the cool mountain air. The sound of blood gushing through the veins and then there is the mind, trying to take it all in. These are just some of the many never felt before feelings that I was able experience in my first trekking expedition. Through this vlog, I hope I can make you feel just a glimmer of what I felt. https://youtu.be/k_h0kqr_Cks Hey im starting my new YouTube channel here is my first video as travel vlog plz do check it out and give your suggestions
Mon 04 24 17, 00:46 · Reply · Report