Paragliding in Yunnan is usually in consistent dry sunny weather, high cloud base and breezy valleys. there are no local flying permits or fees required and unrestricted traveling/retrieve on smooth modern roads are convenient of course remote 4x4 trails leading to wonderful hiking trails on ridges do exist for the adventurer in all of us. The main flying site, LTX valley. For intermediate pilots we will be flying in a well-known valley (LTX) with an official takeoff and LZ. It's on a high plateau, grassy mountainous area up to 3200m, terraced and hilly valley floors so expect conditions to suit accordingly. The takeoff, LTX2950 It's a drive up on smooth asphalt road, large groomed, SW facing at 2950msl with house thermal nearby. Many other hike and fly takeoffs are available nearby which can accommodate camp and fly; all within reach of the official LZ#3. The official LZ#3 It's a 4 km glide to the official LZ#3 field with windsock, 2200msl. Baimachang takeoff / XC flights Cross country flights of 30+km can be achieved from this all natural grassy takeoff ile staying within the same LTX valley. Drive up to takeoff. Hike/camp and fly is possible at this location. For explorations further North West we may encounter some big-air and strong thermals. Landing in some more remote valleys will need your attention and skill to make sure everything runs smoothly. Although conditions can be strong, we will manage and decide where and how to fly safely.
We will fly across Yunnan's vast terrain and experience Himalayan remote villages and valleys which you can discover at your own pace or on comfortable time efficient guided tour. The main plan is to enjoy simple Vol Bivouac on 30 km XC routes. We still maintain a standard level of comfort with drive up launch sites and relaxing restaurants at your destination.
Alternatively, if your need for adventure is big, we can prepare an expedition for a 150 km+ XC Vol Bivouac along an unbroken mountain range, flanked by the Mekong and Salween rivers, up to the edge of the main Himalayan range.
Your Host: Michel
Michel is your host for this experience and will provide you with all the information needed.