Paragliding at Ushkonyr Plateau

Take a paragliding flight at Ushkonyr plateau and get a sense of the real flight in the air element!
  • Available: April - October
  • Best Season: August - September
  • Tour Duration: 8 hours
  • Height Difference: 960 meters (start at 1960 m.a.s.l., landing at 1000 m.a.s.l.)
  • Starting Point: Almaty
  • Private Tour

Private tour price depends on the number of people in the group, including children aged 16 and over. A child participates in the tour at the price of an adult.

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Paragliding at Ushkonyr Plateau
To the south-west of Almaty, in the spurs of the Zailiysky Alatau mountains there is a high plateau Ushkonyr. Here is one of the most famous in CIS deltadromes with the same name "Ushkonyr". On the northern edge of the plateau, there is a three-headed wide top, which was noticed and chosen by paragliders since the Soviet Union time. Ushkonyr plateau regularly hosts international competitions: CIS cups, championships of Kazakhstan and Asia.
Paragliders are not the only inhabitants of the plateau, since ancient times the endless alpine meadows have been a favorite place for shepherds. Tall and juicy grass, fresh air and sunny days, all allow for efficient cattle breeding. 
At the higher, the southern part of the plateau a beautiful man-made Ushkonyr lake is located. It performs the function of the reservoir and supplies water to the nearest village. After the flight at the plateau, you will have a picnic with beautiful views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks.
What is paragliding?

It is an ultralight aircraft built in parachute scheme. Today, paraglider is the most simple, affordable and safe aircraft. Paragliding is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the beauty from a bird's flight, to feel the fresh mountain air and ease during the flight. Flight preparation takes 5 minutes for the passenger to put on and adjust a harness and a helmet. After that, the passenger is hitched to the pilot of the paraglider.

What is a flight?

The experienced instructor, who is behind the passenger, controls the paraglider during the flight. The passenger enjoys the flight in the front comfortable suspension. The passenger's hands are not busy and he can take pictures with a camera. Upon the passenger’s desire (and suitable weather conditions) the pilot can perform complex of aerobatic figures with congestion and a sense of weightlessness, during which the passenger receives a lasting impression and a real adrenaline! If the passenger wishes, the flight will be absolutely quiet, without sharp maneuvers with smooth reversals.

Important Information and Recommendations:

    Age restriction: 16+
    Flight requires clothing that doesn’t restrict movement - pants and jacket. Shoes should be without high heels, in which you can run on the field: hiking boots or similar, with good soles and high lacing or sneakers. It is also desirable to have warm clothes, warmer than you normally wear; during the cold season - a hat and gloves. Do not forget sunglasses!
    Persons under the influence of alcohol, pregnant women and persons with serious illnesses that impose restrictions on flights, children under 16 years of age are not allowed to fly.

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