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Paragliding Exploration in the Tien Shan Mountains

High altitude thermalling, XC flying and exploration are the main ingredients of this paragliding adventure trip to the Celestial Mountains of Central Asia.

If you have a yearning to explore some of the lesser known regions of the world with your paraglider, this could be the trip for you. The Tien Shan Mountains of Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia offer an opportunity to explore new flying areas, thermal and fly XC in places that are very definitely "off the beaten track". This trip is aimed at paraglider pilots with 20 hours minimum experience, with a taste for adventure, who are wanting a lot more than their local flying site can give them.

This trip will be fully supported by 4x4 vehicles, kitchen/camp staff, interpreter, local guide and the trip will be led by a BHPA Instructor (CFI) who has visited the area previously. We will travel to the flying areas by 4x4 and where possible will use those vehicles to access take off sites. It will be necessary to walk or ride on horseback to those points not reachable by 4x4 vehicles. The Tien Shan offer paraglider pilots all the excitement and challenge of high rugged mountain flying, whilst being largely based in green grassy pasture areas that offer excellent camping. Cloudbases in this area are typically 6000m to 7500m giving Himalayan style high altitude flying and daytime temperatures on the ground similar to those found in Alpine areas in Europe. We would expect to fly each day apart from travelling days and to thermal or fly X-Country as the conditions allow. All necessary permits and visa invitations will be provided by our agents in Kyrgyzstan, as will the on the ground support arrangements. We shall be camping for most of the time whilst away from towns and hope to have the opportunity of staying in native yurts (a dome shaped shelter favoured by the nomadic Kyrgyz horseman) for part of the time.

Cost £1495.00 Other currencies Price excludes international travel to and from Bishkek

Dates 20 - 31 August 2018

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Cost includes

Airport Transfers
Accommodation - Hotels in Bishkek and tents or other local accommodation as available
Travel - All local travel and transportation within Kyrgyzstan
Food - All meals will be provided
Site guiding - All help and assistance regarding sites/take off areas, landing grounds and XC possibilities
Services - We will provide an interpreter, kitchen staff, and a local guide to assist the group
Permits - All permits, visa invitations and other required documentation.

Not included

International Flights to and from Kyrgyzstan
Visa for Kyrgyzstan - Travel Insurance
Personal expenditure

High Camp

Adventure seekers only

The Tien Shan mountains of Central Asia - High altitude wilderness and playground for Paraglider Pilots.

A flight on the wild side

Ever wondered what it takes?

to get away from the crowds and off the beaten track. There are places that heve never been explored by Paraglider pilots.

Central Asia

A Strange new world
Adventure is what's on offer so if your comfort zone ends at your local flying site then this trip is probably not for you.
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