Paragliding and Trekking at Bir Billing

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Description

Bir Billing the paragliding capital of India, is a noted center for ecotourism, spiritual studies and meditation.  Bir is also home to a Tibetan refugee settlement with several Buddhist monasteries and a large stupa.

The Bir-Billing area is a popular site for paraglider pilots, both Indians and visitors from all over the world. The village continues to host periodic international competitions and events.

The paragliding launch site is in the meadow at Billing (14 km north of Bir), at an elevation of 2400 metres, while the landing site and most tourist accommodations are in the village of Chowgan (also spelled Chaugan), on the southern edge of Bir.

Short Itinerary

Day 0 : Delhi to Bir

Day 1 : Bir to Billing Trek. Camp Stay

Day 2 : Paragliding BIlling to Bir and Departure

Fixed Departures

19th Oct to 20th Oct Open {18th Oct (Friday) 07:00 PM to 21st Oct (Monday) 06:00 AM}

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

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

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

16th Nov to 17th Nov Open {15th Nov (Friday) 07:00 PM to 18th Nov (Monday) 06:00 AM}

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

30th Nov to 1st Dec Open {29th Nov (Friday) 07:00 PM to 2nd Dec (Monday) 06:00 AM}

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

14th Dec to 15th Dec Open {13th Dec (Friday) 07:00 PM to 16th Dec (Monday) 06:00 AM}

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

28th Dec to 29th Dec Open {27th Dec (Friday) 07:00 PM to 30th Dec (Monday) 06:00 AM}

4th Jan to 5th Jan Open {3rd Jan (Friday) 07:00 PM to 6th Jan (Monday) 06:00 AM}

11th Jan to 12th Jan Open {10th Jan (Friday) 07:00 PM to 13th Jan (Monday) 06:00 AM}

18th Jan to 19th Jan Open {17th Jan (Friday) 07:00 PM to 20th Jan (Monday) 06:00 AM}

25th Jan to 26th Jan Open {24th Jan (Friday) 07:00 PM to 27th Jan (Monday) 06:00 AM}

1st Feb to 2nd Feb Open {31st Jan (Friday) 07:00 PM to 3rd Feb (Monday) 06:00 AM}

8th Feb to 9th Feb Open {7th Feb (Friday) 07:00 PM to 10th Feb (Monday) 06:00 AM}

Itinerary (Delhi to Delhi)

  • 0

    Day 0 : Delhi to Bir

    Assemble at ISBT Kashmiri gate and meet the trip leader and other group members. After the initial introduction, we will leave Delhi for Bir Billing trip.

  • 1

    Day 1 : Bir to Billing Trek. Camp Stay

    Arrival at Bir. We will reach Bir by 9 am , transfer to Hotel and freshen up, have breakfast.

    After spending some leisure hours, we start our trek to Billing which passes through pahari villages and mountain stream. After trekking for 4-5 hr you will reach Billing, which is paragliding take-off point.

    Dinner and Overnight stay in Dome tents at Billing on twin/triple sharing basis.

     

  • 2

    Day 2 : Paragliding BIlling to Bir and Departure

    After breakfast at Billing, we will have a Paragliding session of 15 min which starts from Billing and will land at Bir. Vehicle can be arranged for Bhattu where you can visit Palpung sherbling monastery which is around 7 km. (Optional)

    You will get enough time for Bir sightseeing, which includes Monastries and few cafes wherein you can enjoy some local cuisine. Leave Bir for New Delhi by evening.

    We will return to New Delhi early next morning.

     

Trip Images

Inclusions

Delhi to Bir and return Volvo tickets

3 Meals

Room for freshen up for few hrs

Guided Trek

Camp stay

Paragliding session of 15 mins

Exclusions

Any meals not mentioned in Inclusions

Local sight-seeing

Anything apart from mentioned in Inclusions

Cancellation Policy

Booking amount is non-refundable.

No refund of total trip amount will be provided on cancellation, 10 days prior to departure date.

50% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation between 11-20 days prior to scheduled departure date.

90% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation between 21-90 days prior to scheduled departure date.

100% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation, 90+ days prior to scheduled departure date.

For Cancellations/ Refund Request , kindly reply to the confirmation mail and get in touch with the Team. All cancellations will be considered only after the mail has been received.

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.

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

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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