About us


HAI (Himalayan Adventure Institute) is led by Pawan Kumar (Manali), Dharam Chand (Manali) and Yaswant Pokharia (UK) and backed up by some of the best pilots and instructors available who each bring their specialty so we can offer the best paragliding services available.
Nainital Distt and around is our home area and the experience gained over many years means we are expert in the local sites and conditions.

We are registered and affliated with Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam And the Uttarakhand Tourism.

Our staff are experienced and professional, but friendly and approachable; whether you’re a World Champion or a complete beginner, you’ll receive the same level of customer care.

The Team

Pawan Kumar (Owner/Senior Pilot Instructor)

Born and brought up at the Burua Village a little higher than Manali. Grown up around the craziest adventurors from around the world. Trained by the best in the sport. Pawan has taken part in a lot of Paragliding Competition and the Para Olampics and has awards and certificates to show for it. Also known as Gurujee among his team and students.

Dharam Chand (Owner/Senior Pilot Instructor)

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