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Parahawking

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About Parahawking
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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Reviewed January 26, 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...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Andy S
Reviewed January 12, 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...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank Annie C
Reviewed January 1, 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...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Aislinn N
Reviewed December 29, 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...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank SCCarberry
Reviewed December 29, 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...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank 721michaele
Reviewed December 21, 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...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Aviator108
Reviewed November 29, 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...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank roamingrosso
Reviewed November 26, 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...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank EnMatF
Reviewed November 23, 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...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Nadine B
Reviewed November 22, 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...More

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Date of experience: October 2016
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