Updated: Feb 11
Papu valley is a newly explored paragliding site, in the East Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh, India Located at an altitude of 1,169 meters above sea level, Papu valley is a perfect place for solo paragliding (hike & Fly and cross country) enthusiasts.
Takeaway - In this blog, you will get all the necessary details about this flying site, for your solo paragliding tour
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Introduction of the flying site
Papu valley is called the rice bowl of east Kameng and Lumdung is highly populated compared to other villages in the valley with approx. 1,000 - 1,500 population. 70% of the villager's majority are Christian, and 30% follow the indigenous faith - Donyi, Polo (sun and moon).
The majority of villagers speak Nishi (local tribe) and Hindi, and few of them speak English, Nepali, and Assamese. Nichho, Nere, Kumrung, Seva, Sede, Patiwa, and Taroyar are other beautiful villages in Papu valley.
The paragliding site is located at Lundung village of Papu valley, near Seppa town (20km). The area has some of the most beautiful valleys and hills with a perfect and safe flying place in the world.
In November 2018, Arunachal Paragliding Association introduced paragliding here for the first time. It has slowly become popular over the past few years. This stunning place offers excellent views of the valley and surrounding hills with breathtaking scenery all around.
What to expect
As a tourist, you can magnificent view opportunities for rafting, camping, bonfire, hiking, trekking, and bird watching. Great places for families and couples.
For solo pilots
Papu valley offers great paragliding flying sites, where you can land anywhere. You don't have to worry as the locals are very helpful. Takeoff is okay and under construction. Takeoff to landing elevation height is 400m, so this is a great hike and fly site also.
Solo and couple per day package
Solo pilot package, 1 day = Rs.2000/-
The package included accommodation, 3 meals, Pick-up and drop from landing, and take-off to homestay.
Solo adventure tour, 1day = Rs.5,000/-
The package included accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and one adventure from rafting, hiking, and site seeing.
The couple adventure tour, 1 day = Rs.7,500
The package included three-time meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), accommodation, and one adventure from site seeing, hiking, and rafting.
Where to stay
There are a few homestays and camping options available that provide stay and food. Please book in advance for more details please contact Kokohomestay
How to reach
HGI (Itanagar) is the nearest airport (200km) from Lumdung (Papu valley). You can get a local taxi from the airport any time and a shared bus or taxi from Itanagar from (5 am - 6 am).
Nearest railway station
Naharlagun (NHNL) and Harmuti (HMY) are the nearest railway station from Papu valley both stations are approx. 200km in distance.
To visit Arunachal Pradesh, you would need an inner line permit (ILP). Click here to apply online Documents necessary for ILP online application
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This site is perfect and ideal for beginner to cross-country pilots, as well as anyone looking for a change in scenery. So if you are looking for different flying sites in your life, get yourself an ultimate paragliding experience at Papu valley, Arunachal Pradesh, India.