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Parahawking in Pokhara, Nepal

This is one of the most unusual things we've ever done! The paragliding itself would have been amazing, but to have Kevin and Brad respond on command to a whistle, and have them feed off our hands in mid-flight, was really indescribable! We feel like we've experience the beginning of something really great for Scott Mason and his team--I can only hope that he achieves the success that he deserves! We checked in with Scott's company on the main street in Lakeside, Pokhara, getting a quick chance to meet the birds. We then traveled by car to the take-off point up in the mountains (Sarangkot, I think). Each passenger was attached to the front of a pilot, who worked the equipment. After a quick briefing, we took the plunge, and were soon soaring through the sky. Each time the pilot blows his whistle, one of the birds comes to feed from your hand; Kevin rests there for what seems like minutes while he eats, but Brad swoops in, plucks his treat, and is off before you know it. I even have a photo of Kevin resting on my hand in mid-air. Amazing!! The cost is currently 85 Euros for about a 30-minute flight, which is well worth the price for such a unique activity. You land in Maya Devi, which is where Scott lives and cares for the birds (several others are viewable in the aviary). We traveled to Pokhara exclusively for this activity, and we were completely satisfied! My only comment is that I would probably take two flights next time: one without the birds, then one with the birds.

www. parahawking .com

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