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#14 of 120 Tours in Pokhara
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Address: Maya Devi Village | Kapaudi, Lakeside, Pokhara, Nepal

Parahawking is paragliding with a trained bird of prey. It was pioneered in...

Parahawking is paragliding with a trained bird of prey. It was pioneered in Pokhara, Nepal by renowned bird trainer and paraglider, Scott Mason. Rescued and rehabilitated raptors such as Egyptian Vultures are trained as part of an award winning enrichment program, to fly with paragliders and, by using their incredible ability to conserve energy, can guide the paragliders to the best thermals. They will then land on the passengers gloved hand for an inflight reward. Parahawking is a perfect mix of adventure, eco-tourism and conservation. A Parahawking Tandem Experience is more than just a paragliding flight with a trained bird, it's an education into vultures and the problems they face in the wild. Proceeds from Parahawking tandem flights go directly towards vulture conservation projects in Nepal.

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Unforgettable, amazing, unique experience!

Not only is this experience simply unforgettable, but the organisation itself does such great things and it was a pleasure to meet them all (birds included). Set in the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
Andy S
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Not only is this experience simply unforgettable, but the organisation itself does such great things and it was a pleasure to meet them all (birds included). Set in the beautiful lakeside village of Maya Devi (happy village) just outside of Pokhara, Parahwaking HQ is a cool and relaxed spot to relax before you hit the air. You meet the team,... More 

Thank Andy S
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

We are so fortunate and honored that we were able to book a Parahawking experience with Scott, AJ, and Kevin the Egyptian Vulture! While making our plans to Nepal months in advance Parahawking was on our short list of "must make work" while backpacking around the country. Knowing that they only book 2 flights a day, and we had a... More 

Thank Annie C
Muscat, Oman
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Worth every penny. It was so so amazing. I've never felt so high on life! Scott was brilliant and the flight was so smooth. I'm petrified of heights, but I took it in my stride. Afterall, it's a once in a lifetime experience that's unique to Nepal. You also learn about vulture conservation which is fascinating. The work they do... More 

Thank Aislinn N
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

My husband and I planned our entire 11 day Nepal trip through Scott Mason, the owner of Parahawking. Scott set up our hotels in Katmandu, our local travel, and a five day trek to Poon Hill in addition to the three night Bird of Prey Experience, Parahawking, and lodging at Maya Devi Village. We were more than pleased with the... More 

Thank SCCarberry
Staplehurst, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Trying to find the words to describe how I feel right now having only just experienced Parahawking. Amazing, awesome, fantastic, immense although these are all words that describe it they don't seem to match how I feel. I thank the complete team at Parahawking project as today has been the best experience of my life, to be able to appreciate... More 

Thank Michael E
Navi Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

If you want more than just paragliding then definitely you must try Parahawking. All support staffs were amazing. Get the briefings after the Parahawking adventure about the conservation efforts which according to me is very important and worth every minute. Overall a great and long lasting experience which is going to take me to Pokhara again soon.

Thank Aviator108
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

We went towards the end of November and had a great time. It wasn't as clear as we would had hoped but it was actually quite cool to fly over a bit of haze, which also made for some cool photos. I would suggest booking at least a few days in advance and going directly with the company instead of... More 

Thank roamingrosso
Georgetown, Canada
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

My partner saw this place in a Nepal guide book and we knew we had to try it. Amazing experience following Kevin the Egyptian Vulture to the best thermals and having him land on your arm mid-flight for snacks as rewards. Amazing experience from pick up to landing. As they sorted through to find the best photos we had a... More 

Thank EnMatF
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Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I planned a holiday to Nepal after seeing a YouTube video on parahawking and I was not disappointed! It was the highlight of the holiday. I really enjoyed spending time flying the birds in the morning and learning some falconry as part of the VIP package. The staff were very knowledgeable, friendly and experienced. During the paragliding part I felt... More 

Thank Nadine B
Mountain Home, Idaho
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

This was an experience of a life time. Sailing, feeding and watching these birds fly was heart warming and afterwards we were education on the differences between hawks and vultures. This one on one was good to know how many birds there are, how they live, how they are being helped and protected. I even bought the DVD of my... More 

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