2020 PWCA Asian Tour ::: Nepal, Pokhara

Nepal, Pokhara

23/02 - 29/02/2020
Nepal, Pokhara
Type
PWCA Asian Tour
Season
2020

  • Sunday, 23 February, 2020 to Saturday, 29 February, 2020
  • Flying site: <div>Sarangkot mountain is a peak about 1500 ASL located not far from Pokhara the third largest city of Nepal. One of the biggest and most beautiful flying areas. In good weather Sarangkot opens a spectacular view of one of the largest mountains including Annapurna, which is the 10th highest mountain in the world.&nbsp;</div><div>Three eight-thousand meter tall peaks (Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu) can be seen from the city. The Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountain with an elevation of 6,993 m is the closest to the city. The surrounding mountains are about 1500 - 2500 meters ASL, the floor of the valley is 600 - 700 meters ASL.</div><div>Famous for its rich history and a number of ancient temples Pokhara is a popular tourist destination in Nepal. There are more than 300 hotels including 5-star. It's the center of many cultural and sports events including Annapurna circuit – the reckoned tracking event.&nbsp;</div><div>The climate is subtropical; however, the elevation keeps temperatures moderate: summer temperatures average between 25 to 35 °C, in winter around - 2 to 15 °C. Pokhara and nearby areas receive a high amount of precipitation. Snowfall is not observed in the valley, but surrounding hills experience occasional snowfall in the winter. Summers are humid and mild; most precipitation occurs during the monsoon season (July - September). Winter and spring are dry and the skies are generally clear and sunny.</div><div>Sarangkot is a famous paragliding place in Nepal offering good conditions even for beginner-pilots. The usual flights are made above the Phewa Lake and along the valley. Usual flying routes are North - North West. Best flying season is end of February – March. Usual cloud base during February and March is 2500 - 3500 meters ASL.</div><div>Thermal strength in up to 5 m/s. Usual best hours to start is about 11:00. Thermals begin at about 10 a.m. and lasted until 5 p.m. The conditions are good for flying - no strong winds in this region. But sometimes overdevelopment is possible in the afternoon.</div><div>The longest flights made from there exceed 100 km. And the pilots managed to climb as high as 5000 meters ASL.</div>

We are glad to announce that  PWCA Asian Tour continues its successful development in 2020. PWCA has already confirmed 3 events in the next year all of which will fall under FAI 2 category.
The first event of the Asian Tour series will take place in Pokhara, Nepal.

Organizers: PWCA, NAA - Nepal Airport Association and NEPHA Nepal Paragliding and Hang gliding Association

The headquarters of the competition and the majority of pilots plan to live in Busy Bee Resort. https://busybeeresort.com

Headquarters

Flying Site

Sarangkot mountain is a peak about 1500 ASL located not far from Pokhara the third largest city of Nepal. One of the biggest and most beautiful flying areas. In good weather Sarangkot opens a spectacular view of one of the largest mountains including Annapurna, which is the 10th highest mountain in the world. 
Three eight-thousand meter tall peaks (Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu) can be seen from the city. The Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountain with an elevation of 6,993 m is the closest to the city. The surrounding mountains are about 1500 - 2500 meters ASL, the floor of the valley is 600 - 700 meters ASL.
Famous for its rich history and a number of ancient temples Pokhara is a popular tourist destination in Nepal. There are more than 300 hotels including 5-star. It's the center of many cultural and sports events including Annapurna circuit – the reckoned tracking event. 
The climate is subtropical; however, the elevation keeps temperatures moderate: summer temperatures average between 25 to 35 °C, in winter around - 2 to 15 °C. Pokhara and nearby areas receive a high amount of precipitation. Snowfall is not observed in the valley, but surrounding hills experience occasional snowfall in the winter. Summers are humid and mild; most precipitation occurs during the monsoon season (July - September). Winter and spring are dry and the skies are generally clear and sunny.
Sarangkot is a famous paragliding place in Nepal offering good conditions even for beginner-pilots. The usual flights are made above the Phewa Lake and along the valley. Usual flying routes are North - North West. Best flying season is end of February – March. Usual cloud base during February and March is 2500 - 3500 meters ASL.
Thermal strength in up to 5 m/s. Usual best hours to start is about 11:00. Thermals begin at about 10 a.m. and lasted until 5 p.m. The conditions are good for flying - no strong winds in this region. But sometimes overdevelopment is possible in the afternoon.
The longest flights made from there exceed 100 km. And the pilots managed to climb as high as 5000 meters ASL.

Accommodation

The organizers will help you book a room there, if necessary. There are plenty of hotels around.
For booking send a message to bimal@cumulusclouds.net with the required dates and type of room (available, single, double, )

Normative

The headquarters of the competition and the majority of pilots plan to live in Busy Bee Resort. https://busybeeresort.com
The organizers will help you book a room there, if necessary. �There are plenty of hotels around.
For booking send a message to bimal@cumulusclouds.net with the required dates and type of room (available, single, double, )

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