Nepal is an absolute paradise for adventure seekers. There are so many adventurous activities to do in Nepal which will totally test your physical limits.
Nepal is a small mountainous country, home to some of the highest peaks in the world. The world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest lies here. Along with the magnificent Himalayas, the country is rich in unique cultural diversity, temples, monasteries, rivers, lakes, waterfalls and icefalls.
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So, if you’re willing to try out some of the most thrilling adventure activities, Nepal is the perfect destination for you.
Adventure activities in Nepal range from average to extreme levels, depending on the geographic locations. All Nepal’s activities are hosted with proper safety measures, and registered companies – so you’re free to just enjoy the experience.
Here are the 10 adventure activities to do in Nepal.
If you’re going, get ready for an incredible journey!
1. Helicopter tour in Nepal
Taking a helicopter in Nepal is a luxury tour with a sense of adventure. The tour is for the ones who have limited time but still want to explore the natural beauty of great Himalayas. During your helicopter tour, you’ll fly over some of the beautiful mountains with incredible aerial views.
Would you believe me if I say you can land helicopter in Everest base camp?
Besides Mount Everest, the helicopter tour is doable in various other places such as Annapurna, Langtang, Muktinath and Gosaikund. It’s amazing up there!
2. Rock climbing
Nepal offers plenty of exhilarating rock climbing sites and you can choose between natural rock formations or man-made rock.
Rock climbing is a physically demanding sport that tests the strength, endurance, and physical ability of the climbers. There are several places in Nepal known for rock climbing, including Balaju rock climbing, Hattiban rock climbing, Bimal Nagar rock climbing and Thame rock climbing.
3. Trekking in Nepal
Nepal trekking is one of the best adventurous activities to do. Nepal offers trekkers thrilling and exciting trekking trails according to different geographical variations. You can either trek in the lush jungles of the hilly regions, to high mountain passes, high altitude lakes, or to Everest Base Camp.
Trekking in Nepal means you will have the opportunity to explore the culture, tradition, local settlements and lifestyle of the people. Nepal’s trekking involves exploring some of the great Himalayas of Nepal such as Mount Everest, Mt. Annapurna, Langtang, Makalu and Manaslu.
Some of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal are Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Mustang Trek, Annapurna Circuit and Kanchenjunga.
4. Rafting in Nepal
Nepal consists of several rivers for exciting river rafting adventures. There are many fast-flowing rivers in Nepal which offer the best rafting experience. If you’re looking for a long days trip, you can join the Sun Koshi and Karnali rafting trip. It involves rafting along with wildlife safari in the nearby national parks.
However, if you’re looking for a short or family trip, you can so for Trishuli and Seti white river rafting. Other popular destinations for rafting in Nepal are Kali Gandaki, Bhote Koshi and Narayani.
5. Peak climbing in Nepal
Peak climbing in Nepal is an adventurous sport that’ll take you right into the high Himalayas of Nepal. There are several large and small mountains in Nepal where peak climbing is possible. Trekking the peaks of Nepal offer enthusiastic trekkers and mountain climbers a chance to tackle the high Himalayas as a major expedition.
Peak climbing in the lower altitudes are less challenging and is doable by beginner climbers as well. However, the peaks above the height of 6000 meters are technically challenging.
Some of the most famous peak climbing destinations in Nepal are Pisang Peak climbing, Chulu Peak climbing, Mera peak climbing and Island peak climbing.
6. Bungee Jumping
Have you ever thought of jumping above a great height and feeling the thrill and rush of adrenaline? If yes, nothing can beat the Bungee jumping adventure Nepal has to offer. Nepal is one of the best destinations to experience the thrill of a bungee jump.
There are two sites for bungee jumping in Nepal. The most popular one is the Last Resort. The site lies a few kilometers away from the city in between terraced fields and lush forests. You’ll jump at an elevation of 160 meters from a bridge towards the Bhotekoshi river. The jump is one of the highest jumps in the 160 meters deep gorge
You do not have to panic! The instructors will provide you with safety equipment and procedures.
The other bungee jump is available in the beautiful city of Pokhara.
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Canyoning in Nepal is an exhilarating new adventure which involves abseiling down waterfalls. If you’re an adventure lover, canyoning is a must-do adventure to explore the hidden landscapes of Nepal.
Canyoning is doable in different natural water lakes, ponds, stunning waterfalls, jumping rocks and rock sliders. Once you’re done, you fall into the turquoise blue ponds. There are several places which offer canyoning, but the most popular ones are Kakani, Sundarijal and Jalbire.
8. Fishing in Nepal
Nepal is the second richest country in water resources. The country holds many fast water rivers and lakes for the fishing enthusiast.
Different regions offer different types of fishes. You can spot varieties of rainbow trouts in the Himalayan streams. You can also see large catfish, carp, murrel and Masheer in the rivers and lakes of the Terai region. Karnali, Indrawati, Betrawati, Trishuli, and Koshi are some of the most famous rivers for fishing in Nepal.
9. Jungle Safari
Nepal is home to many breathtaking mountains and tropical forests. The country is rich in exotic wild flora and fauna. Jungle safari is one of the wildest adventures to experience in your life and Nepal is the perfect place to do it. Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park offer the best jungle safari experiences in Nepal.
Jungle safari in Nepal is an opportunity to witness some of the rare species of plants and animals. The most common ones are one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tiger and musk deer. So, if you are someone who loves to know more about animals and their habitat, jungle safari in Nepal would be an ideal option.
10. Paragliding in Nepal
Paragliding in Nepal is an opportunity to enjoy aerial views of some of the great Himalayan ranges. It gives you some of the best scenery on earth flying above some of the beautiful lakes, villages, monasteries, temples, and jungles, with 360-degree views.
Pokhara is one of the most popular destinations for paragliding in Nepal. During your paragliding in Pokhara, you will fly above the beautiful lakeside towns along the foothills of Annapurna Himalayas. Along with Pokhara, you can do paragliding in places such as Chapakharka, Kot Danda, Godawari, and Phulchowki.
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Tips for Travelling in Nepal
Here are some of the important tips for travelling in Nepal.
– You do not have to carry bulky clothes when traveling during autumn and spring seasons.
– Anything you need to buy for trekking you can get in the shops in Kathmandu. You can pick up some great Nepal souvenirs here, too.
– Make sure to carry tents and sleeping bags if you’re going camp trekking.
– The weather and temperature might be uncertain sometimes – make sure to carry some waterproof jackets or rain gear with you.
– Plan wisely to carry your valuable items while travelling. Learn some tips to keep your money safe while travelling.
– Check the weather forecast of the place before you go out for any adventurous activities in Nepal.
– Look out for pickpocketing and robbing.
– Make all the necessary arrangements such as visa and trekking permit in Nepal.
– Hiring a guide while traveling to Nepal will make your trip a lot easier and comfortable.
– Carry a first aid kit with you for treating some minor injuries.
– Book your food and accommodation early when traveling during the peak seasons.
Things to do in Nepal
Nepal is not only popular for trekking and climbing activities, there are lots of other adventure activities that you can do here. You can enjoy the plains of terai, to the beautiful lush jungles up in the hills, to the pinnacle of the snowcapped Himalayas.
Nepal is one of my favourite countries, and I hope you’ll feel the same!
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