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Paragliding and Trekking at Bir Billing

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Bir Billing is one of the names that pop up in the mind of an average Indian when they consider going onto an adventurous trip. It is one of the few places in India which serves for a great adventure sports destination.

Bir is a small town in Himachal Pradesh and Billing which is 15 Km away from Bir and makes up for a 42-minute trek, is the center for adventurous activities. Trekking and Paragliding in Bir Billing are the two main adventure sports that Bir Billing is famous for around the country and the world.

Bir Billing has its own set of stories about how the paragliding actually started in the place. If we go by what the local guides claims then it was started by a guy who was interested in paragliding and made his first paraglider using torn polythene pieces and rags.

There is a heavy Tibetan influence over the place and one could never miss the monasteries in Bir Billing, which is also one of the main attractions besides paragliding and adventure sports.

The best time for paragliding in Bir Billing is divided into two segments, which are  October-November and March-June. Bir Billing receives snowfall in the winter season and thus, the paragliding is not possible without a clear sky which is the reason.

The overall paragliding experience in Bir Billing is breathtaking and is a perfect activity for an adrenaline junkie. You can never run out of things to do in Bir Billing and it is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway.

Apart from all the adventurous activities, Bir Billing is famous for, there is still much more to the place like its delicious cuisine. From softest and tastiest pancaked to hot-chili momos, you get it all and the little Tibetan touch in the cuisine is noticeable and equally appreciated as well.

 

Short Itinerary

Day 0 : Delhi to Bir

Day 1 : Paragliding from Billing to Bir. Bir exploration and cafe hopping.

Day 2 : Trek to nearby waterfall. Departure for Delhi

Fixed Departures

26th Sep to 27th Sep Open {25th Sep (Friday) 07:00 PM to 28th Sep (Monday) 06:00 AM}

2nd Oct to 3rd Oct Open {1st Oct (Thursday) 07:00 PM to 4th Oct (Sunday) 06:00 AM}

3rd Oct to 4th Oct Open {2nd Oct (Friday) 07:00 PM to 5th Oct (Monday) 06:00 AM}

10th Oct to 11th Oct Open {9th Oct (Friday) 07:00 PM to 12th Oct (Monday) 06:00 AM}

17th Oct to 18th Oct Open {16th Oct (Friday) 07:00 PM to 19th Oct (Monday) 06:00 AM}

24th Oct to 25th Oct Open {23rd Oct (Friday) 07:00 PM to 26th Oct (Monday) 06:00 AM}

31st Oct to 1st Nov Open {30th Oct (Friday) 07:00 PM to 2nd Nov (Monday) 06:00 AM}

7th Nov to 8th Nov Open {6th Nov (Friday) 07:00 PM to 9th Nov (Monday) 06:00 AM}

21st Nov to 22nd Nov Open {20th Nov (Friday) 07:00 PM to 23rd Nov (Monday) 06:00 AM}

25th Dec to 26th Dec Open {24th Dec (Thursday) 07:00 PM to 27th Dec (Sunday) 06:00 AM}

26th Dec to 27th Dec Open {25th Dec (Friday) 07:00 PM to 28th Dec (Monday) 06:00 AM}

2nd Jan to 3rd Jan Open {1st Jan (Friday) 07:00 PM to 4th Jan (Monday) 06:00 AM}

9th Jan to 10th Jan Open {8th Jan (Friday) 07:00 PM to 11th Jan (Monday) 06:00 AM}

23rd Jan to 24th Jan Open {22nd Jan (Friday) 07:00 PM to 25th Jan (Monday) 06:00 AM}

30th Jan to 31st Jan Open {29th Jan (Friday) 07:00 PM to 1st Feb (Monday) 06:00 AM}

6th Feb to 7th Feb Open {5th Feb (Friday) 07:00 PM to 8th Feb (Monday) 06:00 AM}

20th Feb to 21st Feb Open {19th Feb (Friday) 07:00 PM to 22nd Feb (Monday) 06:00 AM}

6th Mar to 7th Mar Open {5th Mar (Friday) 07:00 PM to 8th Mar (Monday) 06:00 AM}

20th Mar to 21st Mar Open {19th Mar (Friday) 07:00 PM to 22nd Mar (Monday) 06:00 AM}

Price (Delhi to Delhi)


Triple Occupancy 6500
Double Occupancy 6800

Itinerary (Delhi to Delhi)

  • 0

    Day 0 : Delhi to Bir

    We assemble at ISBT Kashmiri gate/Majnu Ka Tila by 7 pm and meet other group members.

    After the initial introduction, we leave from Delhi for our Paragliding and camping trip to BIR.

  • 1

    Day 1 : Paragliding from Billing to Bir. Bir exploration and cafe hopping.

    We reach BIR by around 9 am, transfer to the campsite at Gunehar village near Bir. Gunehar is a tiny and scenic village situated away from the hustle-bustle of the main town. Freshen up, have breakfast and get ready for the paragliding from Billing to Bir.

    Drive to Billing for your paragliding session. Enjoy the best paragliding in India. After landing at Bir, you can explore the local town of Bir, enjoy the scenic sunset and do cafe hopping. There are many good eateries in BIR and can also taste local Strawberry wine. 

    Later return to the campsite. Dinner and Bonfire at the property.

     

  • 2

    Day 2 : Trek to nearby waterfall. Departure for Delhi

    After breakfast at the campsite, start the trek to the nearby waterfall. Enjoy the dense forest trail and the waterfall.

    Visit nearby monasteries and depart for Delhi by evening.

    Reach Delhi early next morning.

     

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Inclusions

Delhi to Bir and return Volvo tickets

3 Meals ( Lunch + Dinner + Breakfast)

Guided Trek

Camp stay on Double/Triple sharing

Paragliding session of 15 mins

Trip Lead (will join from Bir)

Exclusions

Any meals not mentioned in Inclusions

Local sight-seeing

Anything apart from mentioned in Inclusions

Cancellation Policy

No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.

 Free Cancellation upto 45 days before the departure date

 44 Days to 30 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as cancellation fee.

 29 Days to 20 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

 19 Days to 10 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

 10 Days to 6 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee.

 6 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.

 No Show . No refund.

Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.

 If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.

 If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.). No refund would be provided.

 Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Will be beared by customer. Company will not be liable.

 Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.

Things To Pack

Down Jacket /Main Jacket

Thermals (Upper & Lower)

Clothes

Socks

Undergarments

Gloves

Slippers

Running Shoes/ Outdoor Shoes

Hats/Caps

Daypack

Medicines (Diamox – to reduce chances of AMS)

First Aid Kit

Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID :: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)

Sun Glasses

Torch

Water Bottle

Power bank

Mobile Charger / Travel Charger

Raincoat

Hand Sanitizer

Toiletries

Cold Cream

Lip Guard

Sunscreen Lotion

FAQs

Q. What will be the group size?

Usually, we take maximum of 15-18 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.

We need at least 6 people to operate our fixed departure tours/treks.

Q. Who all will go along with us on the trip/trek?

All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certifie, mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters and other staff.

All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups.

Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel/trek solo?

Yes definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips/treks. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.

Q. What are the things that we need to carry on the trek/trip?

Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.

Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trip?

We hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.

Q. I cannot carry my rucksack/bag on the trek, can I offload it?

We always recommend that you carry your rucksack during the trek because it helps in maintaining your body posture. In case if you cannot, then we can provide you a mule/porter to carry your rucksack. You will have to tell us at least 1 week before the trek. The charges for offloading would be INR 300 per person per day.

Q. Which shoes should I buy?

Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. A waterproof shoes with ankle support will work good.

Q. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?

During the treks, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.

Q. What will be the type of accommodation?

It depends on the tour. If it is a trek then you will be staying in dome tents or if it is a road trip the the accommodation can be in hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/home stay.

Q. Will you provide sleeping bags and mattresses?

Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the trek. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperature as low as -10 degree.

Q. How many trekkers will be in one tent?

It totally depends on group dynamics. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate tent or if there are odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.

Q. How can I book a trek/trip with you?

After selecting the trip/trek, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in booking.

Q. What type of food is served during the trek?

We provide nutritious and healthy food during the treks. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs.

Q. How to get safe drinking water on the trek?

Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purpose, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.

In case you find any clean water on the trek, always fill your water where the water is running not where the water is stable or is in rest.

Q. Can we change the itinerary?

Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.

Q. Can you customize the trip/trek?

Yes, we can customize any trip/trek as per your needs and as per the feasibility.

Q. Will doctor accompany us on the trek?

No, but our trek leaders are certified in Wildlife First Aid course and they always carry first aid kit and oxygen cylinders on high altitude treks.

Q. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me?

Yes it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trek.

Q. Diamox is advisable or not?

Well, it totally depends on person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor.

Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.

Q. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the age limit?

It depends on the difficulty level of the trek. Minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.

Q. What will we do if it rains?

If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.

Q. Why is the trekking pole necessary?

Differs from person to person. If you think that it would help you maintaining balance while trekking then do bring the pole. Some people think that trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s upto you.

Paragliding and Trekking at Bir Billing

A small town in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, Bir is a significant location for those who seek adventure. Billing, on the other hand, is 15km away from Bir.

This provides the perfect opportunity for a 40-minute trek as it’s the center of adventure. Adventure lovers who come from all over the place get to witness the beautiful monasteries and Tibetan influence. 

It’s the perfect getaway for a person as they can simply go on a quiet stroll white soaking in nature and its beauty. The Bir-Billing paragliding and trekking experience will definitely quench your thirst for adventure.

An interesting fact about Bir Billing is that it hosted the Paragliding World Cup 5 years back in 2015. This was actually the first of its kind. 

Bir Billing was chosen as the destination as it is considered the Paragliding Capital of India. This was the perfect opportunity for paragliding pilots to show what they’re made of.

That’s not all it’s known for, however. There are plenty of things to do on the Bir Billing Paragliding and Trekking trip.

You can go for a half-day trek and partake in camping here. It also provides the option of mountain biking.

The history of Bir is quite interesting as the Tibetan monastery that was established in the 1960s marked a new chapter for the town. To this day, the monastery houses many refugees from Tibet.

It was actually built by the later incarnations from the Nyingma lineage.

Some famous places you could visit while on the Bir Billing trip is the Bhattu Monastery. It’s only 6km away from the landing site.

Another such place is the Dzongsar Shedra that’s located in Chauntra. This is 4km away from Bir and is an absolute must-visit. 

It’s a monastery/monastic college and the views you get to witness around this place are breathtaking.

The best time to visit Bir Billing is during the months of March-May and October-November. You can visit the place all year round, but for paragliding, these are the best months. 

Clear skies and better thermals are necessary for the sport, which is why those months are preferred.

The itinerary for the Bir Billing weekend trip is short and sweet. On the first day, after paragliding from Billing to Bir, you’re free to explore the city for yourself.

Cafe hopping is a popular activity to do here as there are scenic sunsets and cute establishments. 

On the second day, you get to trek to a nearby waterfall. This serves as the perfect end of the weekend trip.

The best way to reach Bir by bus is by a bus stand that’s 12km away named Baijnah. There are regular and daily buses that go from Delhi and Chandigarh. 

If you wish to travel by rail, then the nearest railway station is 100km from Bir, at Pathankot. Here, there are regular trains that travel from several major cities like Delhi.

The reasons you need to check the Paragliding and Trekking at Bir Billing trip in 2020 are far more than many. But, if you still have doubts then let us clear them up while you are on the Paragliding and Trekking at Bir Billing trip with JustWravel.

Reviews

Barkha Rustagi
Barkha Rustagi

Had a good experience with just wravel .At the beginning ,I was confused and nervous as it was my first solo trip.But when I met my group who were full of fun and masti ,I enjoyed a lot .The trip was well organised.Thanks to local guide and Trek lead (Chandan Sharma)Had a good experience with just wravel .At the beginning ,I was confused and nervous as it was my first solo trip.But when I met my group who were full of fun and masti ,I enjoyed a lot .The trip was well organised.Thanks to local guide and Trek lead (Chandan Sharma) who guided us and communicated well through out the journey . who guided us and communicated well through out the journey .

Chandra Prakash
Chandra Prakash

Cant express about the trip i start my journey as a solo and worried about my trip but in the end my trip end with the bunch of memories really enjoy this trip

Niraj
Niraj

I had amazing time with you guys ... everything was perfectly planned. Thanks a lot

VRUSHALI KULKARNI
VRUSHALI KULKARNI

Tours are always amazing, but this tour of mine was mesmerising and memorable. The tour was well managed and both the days of my tour were hassle-free. Thanks to my tour leader Manas Lohakare! He was so on his toes throughout the tour and also enjoyed with us. Wish to tour with him further. Thanks for the experience JustWravel

Rahul Kaushik
Rahul Kaushik

Beautiful journey with nice people at perfect getaway. Had lot of fun. Kudos JustWravel.

Mohd. Jasim
Mohd. Jasim

Nice experience and great adventure with remembering moment.

arzoo malik
arzoo malik

It was my first trek experience and i had a wonderful experienced with @justWravel @mohitgupta was our co- lead of trip @birbilling He organized completely the trip with his patience The company provided everything written in iternary????Enjoyed the trip alot????and would love to travel with u guys again????

Nisha Kaushik
Nisha Kaushik

Fantastic trip! The trip advisor Mohit Gupta has taken excellent care of all the things. I had a great time in BIR and Billing.

Prerna Bajaj
Prerna Bajaj

Very organized trip it was! Kudos to Kamran, our Trek Lead! He was very responsible and full of energy. :)

Medha Gupta
Medha Gupta

Experience with Justwravel was amazing. The entire theme of bringing in smaller groups together and travel along is great. u get to meet new people and share that exciting journey together. The Lead/ instructors were friendly and ensured a comfortable stay with utilities which gave an exciting camping experience with Snow in the background making it even more fun. First of many trips along :')

Anshul Joshi
Anshul Joshi

It was a great experience with justwravel. Will surely recommend this to everyone.

Srabanti Sarkar M
Srabanti Sarkar M

It was a nice experience...everything is well organized... Manu guided really well and very helpful.thank u

Seema Radha Vishwas
Seema Radha Vishwas

It was amazing trip with just wravelers. Good coordination of Manu our travel expert . I enjoyed it alot especially our trekking at night from bir to billing.

Prashant Sharma
Prashant Sharma

It was well organized Bir Billing trip, thank you Manu (JustWravel) for your complete coordination throughout the trip...

Riya Biswas
Riya Biswas

Amazing experience.. Thanks JustWravel & manu for such a great trip. looking for some similar great experiences in future too

Bhanu Tyagi
Bhanu Tyagi

Amazing packages, itinerary and smooth execution of every event.

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