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Adventure
Adventure Activities in Nepal

 

       Whether you choose to balloon, bungy jump, canyon, ice climb, rock climb, climb trekking peaks, fly over mountains or fly an ultra light, you will find an adventure everyday in Nepal.
      
       The Himalayas have long since held a mysterious attraction to travelers and trekkers alike. In recent years, there has been a surge of extreme sports to the small Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. Now, in this part of the world, you can experience some of the most physically and mentally challenging action sports in an exotic destination.

Mountaineering : The 800km stretch of the Nepal Himalaya is the greatest in the world with eight peaks that rise above 8,000m including the highest in the world, Mt. Everest. Ever since the country opened its peaks to climbers in 1949, the Nepal Himalaya has become a great theatre of mountaineering activity and the drama of success and failure have provided impetus to thousands of men and women to meet the ultimate challenge. The Nepal Himalaya has been an attraction to many people, be they saints, philosophers, researchers or adventurers.

Trekking : The best way to experience Nepal's unbeatable combination of natural beauty and cultural riches is to walk through them. One can walk along the beaten trails or virgin tracks. Either way you are in for an experience for a lifetime. Along with forests of rhododendron, isolated hamlets, and small mountain villages, birds, animals, temples, monasteries and breathtaking landscapes, you will also encounter friendly people of different cultures - offering a fascinating glimpse of traditional rural life.

      Trekking is possible any time of the year depending on where you are going. The popular seasons are spring and autumn. During winter, trekking is possible at lower altitudes. During the monsoon season, you can trek in the rain shadow areas north of the Himalaya like Mustang, Upper Manang and Dolpo. These places are out of reach of the rain clouds because of the high mountains and are unaffected by the monsoon. The best part about trekking in this season is that the routes are less crowded and if you happen to be a keen botanist, you will revel in lush vegetation as meadows blossom in full swing. To ensure quality service and safety, it is advisable to make the trekking programs through a government recognized trekking agency.

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Rafting / Kayaking / Canyoning : Rafting is one of the best ways to explore the typical cross section of natural as well as ethno-cultural heritage of the country. There are numerous rivers in Nepal which offer excellent rafting or canoeing experience. You can glide on calm jade waters with magnificent scenery all about or rush through roaring white rapids, in the care of expert river-men employed by government authorized agencies. One can opt for a day of river running or more. So far, the government has opened sections of 10 rivers for commercial rafting. The Trishuli river (grade 3+) is one of the most popular of Nepal's raft able rivers. The Kali Gandaki (5-5+) winds through remote canyons and deep gorges for five days of intense rapids. The Bhote Koshi (4-5) is 26km of continuous white water and the raging Marshyangdi is four days of uninterrupted white water. The Karnali river (4-5) provides some of the most challenging rapids in the world. The Sun Kosi (4-5), 270km, requiring 8-10 days to complete, is a big and challenging river. Adventurers are provided with world-class services by rafting agents. Agencies here provide life jackets, camping gear and the standard rafting paraphernalia needed by world-class rafters. An extremely popular sport in Europe, cannoning is now available in Nepal. Cannoning gives you the freedom to explore some of the most ruggedly beautiful, yet forbidden places in the world.

Jungle Safari : National Parks located specially in the Terai region in Nepal attract visitors from all over the world. A visit to these parks involves game-stalking by a variety of means - foot, dugout canoe, jeep, elephant back. One is bound to sight a one-horned rhino or two at every elephant safari. Besides the rhinos, wild boars, sarnburs, spotted deer, sloth bear, four-horned antelope are also usually seen. A Royal Bengal tiger may surprise you by his majestic appearance.

Nature walk or jungle walk is another way of experiencing the wilderness. In fact, jungle walk gives close-up opportunities to view animals as well as observe their tracks, signs, and sounds. Early morning and late-afternoon walk is the best to avoid mid day heat.

Dugout-canoe trips down the Rapti river offer views of water birds: brilliant blue Eurasian kingfishers, egrets, osprey and ruddy Sheldrake. A pair of binoculars is a must for bird watching. A jeep safari through the jungle provides more game spotting opportunities than might he expected otherwise because it goes deeper into the jungle, usually beyond the beaten track. After the thrill of elephant rides, nature walks and jeep safaris, visitors can splash around in the swimming pools that some of the resorts offer.

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Rock Climbing : For all those cliff hangers out there, Kathmandu offers a roster of stone walls that make for an experience of a lifetime. Now of late, Rock climbing has become a popular sport in Kathmandu which offers some really terrific places for rock climbing. Nagarjun, Balaju, Shivapuri and Budhanilkantha are some of the places where you can try this sport.

 

 

 

Mountain Biking : The best way to explore the Kathmandu Valley is on a mountain bike. Nepal's diverse terrain is a mountain biker's dream adventure come true. Mountain biking offers an environmentally sound way of exploring this magniflcent country, its landscape and living heritage. There are plenty of dirt roads and trails in Nepal to meet every mountain biker's wildest fantasy. Mountain biking is specially recommended if you wish to explore urban centers of Nepal such as Pokhara and Kathmandu as well as the countryside. Adventurous souls may plan extended trips to such exotic locales as Namche Bazaar, and western Nepal. You could even do the entire length of Nepal across the plains. Mountain bikes are available for rent by the day or longer in many of the bicycle rental outlets in and around the city.

Bird Watching : Nepal is a paradise for bird lovers with over 848 species (almost 8% of the world total) of birds. And among them almost 500 hundred species are found in the Kathmandlu Valley alone. The most popular bird watching spots in Kathmandu are Phulchoki. Godavari, Nagarjun, Bagmati river, Taudaha and so on. Get your binoculars and look forward to a rewarding experience.

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Mountain Flight : Only awe-stricken silence can come close to matching the experience of going on a mountain flight to encounter the tallest mountains of the earth. Mountain flights offer the closest possible aerial views of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga and the Tibetan Plateau. Mountain flights appeal to all category of travelers and have become a popular tourist attraction of Nepal. For those who are restricted by time or other considerations from going trekking, these flights offer a panoramic view of the Himalaya in just one hour.

Ultra light Aircraft : Ultra light aircraft take off from Pokhara and offer spectacular views of the lakes, mountains and villages. This is an ideal way to see life from a new perspective. The choice of the Pokhara Valley for ultra-light aircraft is appropriate chiefly because of the proximity of the mountains, and the scenic lakes. For those who wished they could fly like birds when growing up, this flight is a must. It might be lonely at the top, but the spectacular view from up high certainly makes it all worth it. Flights are from the Pokhara airport beginning September through June. The flights take place from sunrise to 11 am. and from 3 p.m. to sunset every day during these months.

Meditation, Yoga And Ayurveda : Nepal provides the solitude and environment for meditation which is unparalleled in this part of the world. Nepal has much to offer to those interested in meditation, yoga and Ayurveda. There are guided and residential courses for meditation and yoga and the effects are far-reaching and cumulative. Kathmandu, in particular, is where most of these activities happen.

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Bungy Jumping : The ultimate thrill of a bungy jump can now be experienced in Nepal at one of the best sites that this sport can boast of anywhere in the world. Nepals first bungy jumping site is situated 160m. over the Bhote Kosi river, inviting you to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush in the surroundings of this amazing place. The jump, at 160m., is staffed and operated by some of the most experienced jumpmasters in the business.

 

Cable-Car : Cable-car is a recent phenomenon in Nepal that has become extremely popular with the locals and tourists alike. The 10-minute cable-car ride takes the visitor to the temple of Goddess Manakamana who is believed to have the power to fulfill wishes. The temple of Manakamana lies 125km to the west of Kathmandu. Cable car ride starts at Cheres, 104km from Kathmandu on the highway to Pokhara.
 

Para Gliding : Paragliding in Nepal can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure seeking. A trip will take you over some of the best scenery on earth, as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites and float over villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and jungle, with a fantastic view of the majestic Himalaya.

Gliding is a weather dependent sport and the flying season in Nepal commences from November through Fenruary, the best months being November and December. The take-off point for these flights is Sarangkot (1592m), which also offers prime views of Phewa Lake and the mountains at sunrise and sunset (provided the skies are clear) and the landing is by the lake. No previous experience is required as qualified pilots provide a short briefing before launching.

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Hot Air Ballooning : Hot air ballooning is very popular with tourists for it affords the most spectacular bird's-eye view of the Kathmandu Valley and the Himalayan ranges towering in the background. On a clear day it's a superb way to view the Himalaya (from over 6000m up), and the view of the valley is equally breathtaking.



 

Village Tours : Village tours allow visitors to experience a stay in a typical Nepali village. You will get to stay in home of one of the villagers and during your stay, you will get delicious local food and drink and comfortable accommodation provided by your host family. You will also get a chance to interact with the villagers and get to know their culture, tradition and way of life first hand. Besides, you will be contributing directly to the welfare of the village. Village Tours are conducted in Sirubari, Gorkha and other places.

Special Interest Tours : Special interest tours are conducted in Nepal throughout the year to match all tastes. Lepidopterology is one, since eleven of the 14 families of butterflies are found in Nepal. These exotic species are specially visible in the summer and the monsoon seasons. Similarly, fossil hunting, archaeological, zoological, geological, mythological, meteorological, historical tours, game hunting, village tours and other special interest tours take place throughout all seasons.

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