Papillon Himalaya

Feel like hike & fly?

Do you want to start from remote launch sites to long-distance cross country flights?  Do you prefer to travel with light luggage and already have some flying experience?

Then the extremely lightweight Papillon Himalaya is our recommendation in the B-segment for you!

The elation when it comes to performance. This paraglider will always accompany you safely and reliably to your adventures. It was built to grow with you and your abilities. Whoever seeks the mountain will find the Himalaya.

Himalaya Color 1
Himalaya Color 1
Papillon Himalaya Bottom C1
Papillon Himalaya C1
Himalaya Color 2
Himalaya Color 2
Papillon Himalaya Bottom C2
Papillon Himalaya C2

Mobility, flexibility, independence. Minimal weight and easy handling – The ultra-lightweight Low-End B-Wing is the perfect all-round glider for your adventures. Extensive Hike&Fly trips and flights from the remote launch sites are easily mastered thanks to your HIMALAYA.

Leisure pilots and Hike&Fly beginners will also enjoy the HIMALAYA. The risers are equipped with the Multiple Speed System (MSS) – a second pulley makes it possible to shorten the path of the accelerator and thus convert it into a LTF-A Hike&Fly glider suitable for training purposes.

Despite its good-natured behaviour, the HIMALAYA has excellent gliding properties, a sporty handling and precisely executes steering impulses. This is further enhanced by the minimal canopy weight. Its take-off characteristics also benefit from the lightweight canopy: even under difficult conditions, the HIMALAYA climbs easily over the pilot and takes off at low speeds and thus after a short take-off distance.

Ultralight yet durable. Its complex lightweight construction is designed for long-term durability.

The concept of the HIMALAYA is simplification through innovative design features. The 3D-shaping and elaborate calculations of the ballooning together with the optimized wing prestressing ensure perfect airflow around the profile. The Precision Profile Nose System (PPN) helps the leading edge for optimal inflow. Miniribs and the Brake Gathering System (BGS) transfer control impulses to the wing with high efficiency and precision. The complex calculations of the High Pressure Crossport Design (HPCD) not only ensure optimized power-to-weight ratio, but also maximize cross-ventilation of the Crossports. A very straightforward line concept with just a few main lines ensures easy handling and a good overview when starting.

The well-thought-out mix of materials also ensures more durability and reduced weight. The lightweight Dokdo 10D material used has a double-sided coating and is not only the lightest material on the market but is also superior to conventional materials in terms of porosity. To avoid additional seams, the design in the lower sail has been completely omitted.

Takeoff weight [kg] 60-100 60-110
Flat area [m²] 22,2 24,4
Projected area [m²] 18,649 20,493
Flat wingspan [m] 10,536 11,045
Projected wingspan [m] 8,284 8,682
Flat AR 5,0 5,0
Projected AR 3,68 3,68
Chord: center / wingtip [m] 2,506 / 0,709 2,627 / 0,744
V-Trim [km/h] ~ 38-40 ~ 38-40
V-Max. [km/h] 52+ 52+
Bridle height [m] 6,532 6,848
No. of Cells 36 36
Glider weight [kg] 2,85 3,2
Bridle length [m] 239,512 251,819
Line diameter [mm] 0,6/0,9/1,1
Speed system / trimmer Yes / No Yes / No
Max. acceleration travel [mm] 100 / 140 100 / 140
Certification EN/LTF-A² / B1 EN/LTF-A² / B1
Certified standards and procedures LTF 91/09 & EN 926-1:2006, 926-2:2013 LTF 91/09 & EN 926-1:2006, 926-2:2013
Folding lines used for certification No No

Newest Paragliding Development


  • The 3D-shaping and elaborate calculations of the ballooning combined with the optimized pre-tensioning of the wing, provide the ideal flow around the profile.
  • The Precision Profile Nose System (PPN) helps to provide the optimized flow alongside the whole cell opening area.
  • Miniribs and the Brake Gathering System (BGS) are transmitting control pulses to the wing with high efficiency and precision.
  • The elaborate calculations of the High Pressure Crossport Design (HPCD) provide optimized performance weight and maximize the lateral aeration of the crossports.
  • A very well-structured line concept with few main lines provides easy handling and a good overview during the launch.
  • The risers are equipped with the Multiple Speed System (MSS): through a second pulley the accelerator travel can be shortened and thereby the glider can be turned into a LTF-A Hike&Fly wing that is suitable for training.
  • Paraglider
  • Compression Bag
  • Compression Strap
  • Manual (Download)