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Himalaya 2 Highend-EN-A

Fancy a hike & fly?

The Himalaya 2 is the new super-light highend-EN-A paraglider for the 2024 season.

With the successor to the successful model, designer Ernst Strobl has created a phenomenally good wing at the top end of the A-Class performance spectrum.

Would you like to set off from remote launch sites on long cross-country flights? And already have some flying experience?

Then the extremely light Papillon Himalaya 2 is our recommendation for you in the high-end A segment!

The Himalaya 2 makes the perfect statement of simplification and redefines mobility. There are no limits to your goals, the ultra-light hi-tech high-end A-wing is just as hungry for cross-country flights as it is for radical hike & fly adventures and extended journeys to remote take-off sites.

Super light – not just for competitors and mountain sports enthusiasts

Thanks to its excellent safety, this wing is also the top recommendation for all pilots who want to fly in the low-B segment in terms of performance but do not want to do without the safety of the EN-A class.

Mobility, flexibility, independence.

Minimal weight and easy handling – the ultra-light high-end A-wing is the perfect all-round wing for your adventures. Thanks to your Himalaya 2, you can master extended hike & fly trips and flights from the most remote take-off sites with ease.

Even occasional pilots and hike & fly beginners will get their money’s worth with the Himalaya 2. The risers are equipped with the Multiple Speed System (MSS) – a second pulley can be used to shorten the travel of the speed bar and convert it into an LTF-A hike & fly wing suitable for training.

Despite its good-natured behaviour, the Himalaya 2 has excellent glide characteristics, sporty handling and implements control impulses precisely. This is further favoured by the minimal canopy weight. Its take-off characteristics also benefit from the lightweight canopy: even in difficult conditions, the Himalaya 2 climbs above the pilot as if by itself and takes off at low speed and therefore after a short take-off distance.

Professionals trust the Himalaya 2

The reigning Spanish champion Víctor Rodríguez Santamarta will fly the new Papillon Paragliders Himalaya 2 in the 2024 season.

Other pilots with the new Himalaya 2: Vice World Champion, World Cup winner and Vice European Cup winner Linus Schubert, Vice World Cup winner Andreas Schubert, French Champion, 3rd overall World Cup winner Pascal Piazalunga and many more.

Features

PAS

Clearly marked bands with colors and icons based on the Pilot Assistants Concept (PAS) help to quickly find the correct line level for each maneuver.

AFS

The innovative Automatic Flight Stabilisation (AFS) system intervenes when the air becomes turbulent. This technique is made possible by a precise calculation of the sail pre-tension at the wingtip.

EAS

Thanks to the Extended Aeration System (EAS), the additional openings in the upper sail are closed during normal inflow. This is ensured by the internal pressure and the air vortex created by the inflowing air in the front area of the wing profile.

MSS

The risers are equipped with the Multiple Speed System (MSS) – by adding a second pulley, the speed path of the speed bar can be shortened and thus converted into a training-ready LTF-A Hike&Fly glider.

PPN

The Precision Profile Nose (PPN) provides excellent launch characteristics and high edge traction in flight.

HPCD

The High Pressure Crossport Design (HPCD) allows good air distribution and pressure equalization within the wing and increases the folding stability of the cap.

Miniribs

MiniriMiniribs (MRB) and the Brake Gathering System (BGS) transmit control impulses to the wing with high efficiency and precision. 

Scope of delivery

  • Paraglider
  • Inner packing bag
  • Compression strap
  • Manual (PDF)

Design

Technical data

PAPILLON PARAGLIDERS Himalaya 2
Size
Größe
S (24)SM (26)M (28)
Takeoff weight over all **
Startgewicht  **
65-95 kg80-110 kg95-125 kg
Recommended takeoff weight **
Empfohlenes Startgewicht **
65-85 kg80-100 kg95-115 kg
Hike&Fly takeoff weight ***
Hike&Fly  Startgewicht ***
95-110kg  —  —
Flat area
Fläche ausgelegt
24,5m²26,5m²28,5m²
Projected area
Fläche projiziert
20,124m²21,767m²23,41m²
Flat wingspan
Spannweite ausgelegt 
11,012m11,453m11,877m
Projected wingspan
Spannweite projiziert
8,439m8,776m9,101m
Number of cells
Zellenanzahl
383838
Flat aspectratio
Streckung ausgelegt
4,954,954,95
Projected aspectratio
Streckung projiziert
3,5393,5393,539
Max. Cord
Max. Flackebntiefe
2,637m2,743m2,844m
V-Trim *
Geschwindigkeit-Trimm *
38 – 41 km/h38 – 41 km/h38 – 41 km/h
V-max *
Geschwindigkeit-Max. *
51 – 54 km/h51 – 54 km/h51 – 54 km/h
Bridle length
Gesamt Leinenlänge
232,82m242,79m252,392m
Bridle height
Abstand Tragegurt-Kappe
6,718m6,986m7,245m
Line diameter
Leinenduchmesser
0,6 / 0,8 / 1,0 / 1,2   1,4 / 1,6 / 1,8 mm0,6 / 0,8 / 1,0 / 1,2   1,4 / 1,6 / 1,8 mm0,6 / 0,8 / 1,0 / 1,2   1,4 / 1,6 / 1,8 mm
Number of risers
Anzahl Traggurte
3+13+13+1
Glider weight
Schirm Gewicht
3,1 kg3,3 kg3,5 kg
Beschleunigungssystem / Trimmer
Speedsystem / Trimmer
No / YesNo / YesNo / Yes
Certified standards and procedures
Angewandte Testverfahren
EN 926-1:2015, EN 926-2:2013+A1:2021 and NfL 2-565-20EN 926-1:2015, EN 926-2:2013+A1:2021 and NfL 2-565-20EN 926-1:2015, EN 926-2:2013+A1:2021 and NfL 2-565-20
Certification **
Zulassung
EN-A  / LTF-AEN-A  / LTF-AEN-A  / LTF-A
Certification ***
Zulassung ***
EN-A  / LTF-B  
Certification No.
Zulassungsnummer
PG_2224.2023PG_2223.2023PG_2222.2023