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Parahawking

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Address: Maya Devi Village | Kapaudi, Lakeside, Pokhara, Nepal
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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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Fun and Educational - a great memory from Nepal!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Georgetown, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Mountain Home, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The year I turned 50, I wanted to do something adventurous, so I jumped out of an airplane from 14,000 feet. It was exciting, a bit scary, and incredibly exhilarating. It was fun, and remains a good story, but I’ve not felt the desire to do it again. Turning 60, this year, it was time for another airborne adventure. I... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent and truly unique experience! If you can do it, you must! I particularly loved the fact that we were educated on the conservation programme after the flight. As a result, I have a new found love for birds of prey and particularly vultures! Special thank you to Bob the vulture for being so cute 😊

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parahawking with the Egyptian vulture Kevin was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Nepal! Scott and his team were very friendly and informative, and communication before and during booking of the event was excellent. We also very much appreciated learning more about the vultures and the conservation efforts. Highly recommended!

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Torquay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic cause, Scott and his team doing an amazing job and the accommodation is perfect. If you are doing the parahawking experience do the full package it's so worth it!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paragliding with the beautiful Egyptian vulture Kevin was a truly unique experience. Learning about the conservation efforts supported by The Parahawking Project made things even better. Scott and his professional team deserves lots of praise.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blown away by how good this experience was. We tacked this on to the end of a long trek and were exhausted and almost wishing we hadn't chosen to do it, but from the moment we landed in Pokhara (all flights were arranged for us by Scott and went smoothly) we immediately felt relaxed and welcome and so happy to... More 

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