Ever since Nepal opened its borders for travel, hoards of travelers around the world have visited the country discovering it’s unmatched beauty. Nepal has the mighty Himalayas, high mountains, sub-tropical jungles, roaring Himalayan rivers and it’s unique culture and traditions. No wonder Nepal boasts many adventure and travel activities some of which includes:
Trekking in Nepal
Nepal is the land of trekking where some of it’s trekking routes are considered as the best trekking trails in the world. Everest Base Camp is the 10 best treks in the world. Poon hill trek is a great short trek in Nepal whereas Everest High passes trek or Manaslu trek are the adventure treks in the Himalayas. Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley treks are awesome treks in the Annapurna region. Remote and restricted area treks include Upper Mustang trek, Upper Dolpo trek, Kanchenjunga or Makalu treks.
Everest Mountain Flight
Trekking in the high mountain trails might not be possible for everyone but that doesn’t mean one can get closer to the Himalayas and experience it themselves. Everest Mountain Flight will just do that by flying over the Himalayas by plane. One can witness some of the world’s highest peaks Makalu, Gauri Shankhar, Pumori, Cho-oyu including Mt. Everest. Mountain flights are done early in the morning starting/ending Kathmandu.
Chitwan National Park Safari
Jungle Safari at the Chitwan National Park is another popular travel activity in Nepal. The park is the UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to a wide variety of flora and faunas. The park is home to more than 500 species of migratory birds and different wild animals like Asian elephants, one-horned rhinos, deer, monkeys, Royal Bengal tiger, bears including crocodiles etc. Jungle safari in Chitwan National Park includes elephant safari, jeep safari, jungle walk, bird watching, canoeing, village tour, cultural show etc.
Everest Helicopter tour
Mount Everest Helicopter tour is perfect to witness some of the world’s tallest peaks including Mt. Everest. Helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp is a day’s program for those who have a short stay in Nepal and also for those who wish to cut the trekking section to Everest which takes 12 days round trip. Everest heli tours provide a closer view of Mt. Everest including other mountains like AmaDablam, Cho-Oye, Pumori etc. A helicopter ride to Everest is ideal for any age-group and the ideal program to discover the Everest region.
Kathmandu Sightseeing tour
Sightseeing in Kathmandu city is to visit it’s cultural and heritage sites which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Kathmandu sightseeing places include Kathmandu Durbar Square with age-old palace, temples, courtyards. Swayambhunath Stupa ‘Monkey Temple’ is located atop a hill with a panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley. Due to lots of monkeys residing at it’s forested area, it’s popularly called Monkey Temple. Pashupatinath – the most important Hindu temple of Lord Shiva located at the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Boudhanath Stupa – the largest Buddhist Stupa inside the Kathmandu Valley. Other sightseeing places in Kathmandu include Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square where Bhaktapur is located about 11 km away from Kathmandu City and the city hasn’t much changed from it’s ancient period.
Adventure activities in Nepal
Besides trekking in Nepal, there exists a wide choice of adventure activities in Nepal. These include Trishuli River rafting, bungee jump in Nepal, Paragliding in Pokhara, Bhote Koshi River rafting, Mountain biking Kathmandu Valley, Zip flyer Pokhara Nepal, peak climbing in Nepal, hunting in Nepal. All these adventure activities will let you discover the magical natural beauty of Nepal and witnessing Nepal’s unique culture and traditions.