Being a small landlocked country squeezed between India and China, Nepal mostly benefits from the tourism activities that take place here. Although not rich in water routes out of the country, the country is the second richest country in water resources. This means it has a lot to offer regarding water adventures.
Not just the water resources, Nepal is a country enriched with natural resources and beauty that attracts people from all over the world. Mostly popular in the past for being the house of the highest peak of the world and birthplace of Buddha, has now become a popular tourist destination.
The mix of natural beauty, culture, and a wide range of adventurous activities have made Nepal popular among adventure enthusiasts all around the world.
Are you one of these adventure enthusiasts searching for adventurous things to do or adventurous journeys to take in Nepal? Well, we have brought to you a list of 7 popular adventurous activities to do when you are in Nepal. You will regret not having been a part of these experiences.
7 popular activities for Adventurous Enthusiasts in Nepal
Everest Base Camp Trek/Helicopter Tour
For an adventure enthusiast, what better adventure than reaching the base camp of the highest mountain in the world? With Everest Base Camp Trek, you can achieve the best adventure of your life reaching the base camp of the highest mountain through steep climbs and high passes.
You can enjoy a short trek to Everest Base Camp, but being the adventure enthusiast that you are, why not try the standard Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days. This trek takes you through the best trekking trails passing the famous tourist destinations. Apart from the adventurous trekking trails, you get to enjoy the view of Mount Everest from Kala Patthar at an altitude of 5643 meters. Watching the highest mountains of the world form this altitude will surely give you an adrenaline rush.
Apart from the Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days, you can also try the Everest Base Camp Trek helicopter tour. This will be a unique adventurous experience for you enjoying the view of the mountains, glaciers and the villages form a helicopter. There are various other adventurous treks in the Everest region which you will love as an adventurous enthusiast. So be sure to try them as well as they will never disappoint you.
If you are an adventure travel enthusiast, then you must be thrilled to try out the infamous paragliding in Pokhara. One of the cities crowded with tourists all year round, Pokhara is famous for many adventurous activities.
And it is impossible for an adventure enthusiast like you to miss out on paragliding in Pokhara. Taking flight with the fresh air breeze on your face as you admire the beautiful city alongside the landscape. Sounds like heaven, doesn’t it? Well, you should definitely experience this once in a lifetime or more than once when you realize how beautiful and thrilling this is.
Visiting a country second richest in water resources, testing its waters is a given. Adventure enthusiasts who visit Nepal never leave without trying rafting in the thrilling Trishuli River. The strong waves of the Trishuli river make it a thrilling adventure for the adventure enthusiasts.
Other than the Trishuli River, rafting is popular in rivers like Kali Gandaki River, Sunkoshi River, Marshyangdi River, Seti River, Arun River, etc. the thrilling rapids along with the gorgeous landscapes and natural scenery makes it just the more interesting and adventurous. Some rafting trips include fishing as well. Camping in different locations, embracing the natural beauty of the location, tourists enjoy their rafting journey in Nepal.
Waterfall Ice Climbing
This a unique experience for all your adventure enthusiasts. You will love this thrilling activity where you climb a frozen waterfall just like rock climbing. This is an extreme and unique adaptation of rock climbing.
Winter limits the number of things you can do. However, this activity is for the winter specifically. During the time between the months of mid-December and March, waterfall ice climbing is very popular. The most popular destination for this unique experience is the Khumbu Bijuli Power House in Annapurna Sanctuary. Skiing and ice skating can be done anywhere but waterfall ice climbing is a new and thrilling adventure activity among adventure enthusiasts in the winter.
Have you checked off bungee jumping off your bucket list yet? If not, this is the right opportunity for you to do so. Bungee jumping in Nepal is one of the most popular activities. A thrilling experience as you jump off a high destination attached to nothing but a rope. As you conquer the fear of falling and embrace the feeling of flying, you can enjoy the view around you.
Bungee Jumping in Tatopani is one of the main destinations for bungee jumping popular among travel enthusiasts as you also get to enjoy the natural hot springs afterward.
This is best done between the months of November and February. Also, this will be supervised by professionals and your safety will be the top priority so get that bucket list conquered.
As for more physical activity for all you adventure enthusiasts, Nepal has great trails for mountain biking. Pretty much every region of Nepal is suitable for mountain biking as it is filled with hills.
For starters, you can enjoy mountain biking in the Kathmandu Valley as well. But for a more diverse and thrilling experience, Annapurna Circuit and Mustang Region are popular for their diverse terrain. Especially with the rocky and rough terrain of the Mustang region, mountain biking is extremely popular.
Apart from just great terrain for mountain biking, Nepal provides you with the best views to enjoy during and at the end of the mountain biking expedition. You won’t just be riding through a trail with nothing around you. You will be surrounded by beautiful lakes and suspension bridges, mountain views, and also unique and beautiful settlements on the way. So go on an adventure with your bikes into the beautiful remoteness of Nepal.
In conclusion, Nepal is a beautiful country with many adventurous activities for you to enjoy. Give yourself a boost of adrenaline experiencing these thrilling activities in Nepal. You can say that Nepal is the perfect destination for adventure travel enthusiasts like you. I hope you have a great time and make great memories of enjoying these activities in Nepal.
Remote area trekking in Nepal
If you are not interested in extreme sports like bungee jumping or rafting, you can also try some remote area trekking. Trekking is adventurous, thrilling, and a lot more exciting at times. Especially with remote area trekking, you will have to walk through off-beaten roads and do a lot of climbing and hiking through rough roads and forests.
One of the popular remote area treks in Nepal is Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek. Unlike the popular Annapurna Base Camp Trek in the region, Manaslu trek takes you through a lot more remote routes. But this route provides you with the magnificent views of the mountains along with an opportunity to explore the culture and lifestyle of the locals. With Tibetan and Gurung civilization in the area, you will experience a lot of blend in culture and the unique lifestyle of the locals.
Apart from that the remoteness of the area is another unique experience. Living in a remote area and trekking without much modernization and away from the city is a different kind of adventure in itself.