Nepal is a famously known adventure trekking destination among trekkers because of its high altitude peaks and bizarre terrain. Known as the country of the Himalayas, along with the Mount Everest, it comprises total eight peaks among the top ten highest peaks in the world. The view from high hills, mountain ranges, cold weather, places with less human invasion, peace and isolation are what trekkers said they enjoyed. They said it was wonderful to see the huge mountain standing right before the eyes in the morning with the surface painted by rising sunlight. The following are the few trekking destinations to the Himalayas:
- Everest Base Camp Trek
- Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Kanchanjunga Base Camp Trek
- Langtang Trek
- Upper Mustang Trek
- Ghandruk Trek
Above mentioned treks vary from medium to difficult difficulty levels. If you are ever thinking to have a wonderful experience of trekking, choose at least one mentioned above to have a real taste of trekking in the high hills and Himalayas.
Being a country with diverse topological features, naturally beautiful landscapes and rich in the cultures of local people and dozens of ethnic groups, Nepal offers wonderful tours with the varieties of tastes.
Day tours are generally preferred for relishing local cultures, lifestyle, history, arts, museum, shrines, local markets and adventure sports. Inside the valley, kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur, boasting its seven places listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, are famous for historical places and different shrines. Around the valley, Kakani, Dhulikhel, Nagarkot, Shivapuri, Nagarjun etc are famous for day tour as well as cycling. Following are the most desired day tour destinations in Nepal:
- Kathmandu Valley Day Tour (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur)
- Nagarkot Day Tour and Hiking
- Dhulikhel Day Tour and Hiking
- Kakani Day Tour and Hiking
- Shivapuri Day Tour and Hiking
- Pokhara Day Tour
- Chitwan Day Tour
There is no doubt that Nepal with its great Himalayan ranges, green hills, breathtaking gorges, turbulent rivers and great natural scenery can serve as the best destination for varieties of adventure activities. The most desired adventure activities in Nepal are:
- Bungy Jumping
- Mountain Flight
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
One of the world famous bungy can be experienced at The Last Resort into the Bhotekoshi river gorge with 500ft(160m) of depth, regarded as the one of the longest free fall in the world.
Pokhara, apart from its beautiful scenery, is also famous for paragliding which is a newly introduced adventure sport in Nepal. Since paragliding is a weather dependent sport, the best months to fly are from November to February. The main areas for flying are the Annapurna region (where the great Himalayan scenery can be experienced), Pokhara valley, lakes and hills around the city.
If you wish to see Himalayas but a bit reluctant for trekking and peak climbing, the Mountain Flight is the best and easier option for you. You can fly over the greatest Himalayan ranges of Nepal like Everest, Kanchenjunga, Ganesh Himal etc. Mountain flights are operated in morning except the months of monsoon (June and July).
Mountain biking is another preferred activity by visitors which is a good refreshment around the city and hills. Popular mountain biking spots are Nagarkot, Kakani, Balaju, Sankhu, Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel etc. Biking around these areas also provides good observations of lifestyles and local cultures as well.
Rock climbing involves the climbing up or down in a natural or artificial rock wall that are challenging and require a lot of physical and mental strength as well as balance. Rock climbing is a risky activity if conducted without proper safety measures. The Nagarjun Forest Reserve and Hattiban are good spots for rock climbing.
Canyoning is the activity of traveling in canyons/waterfalls via varieties of techniques (abseiling, sliding, jumping and swimming). Jalbire is a famous spot Canyoning near kathmandu valley. It also involves risks if not well equipped with the required gears before starting.