Are you an adventure seeker and a traveler? If yes, Nepal should be on top of your bucket list. There is a plethora of adventure places in Nepal and you will be highly impressed with the variety it offers. The adventures range from average to extreme and covers all – land, water and air. These blood pumping and heart racing adventure activities are hosted with adequate safety measure too.
10 Best Adventure Places In Nepal
Are you ready to challenge your limits by gathering courage to visit these adventurous places in Nepal and indulging in the thrilling they offer? If yes, go down the list to pick the activities you would love to try on your Nepal vacation.
1. Sun Kosi – White Water River Rafting
What a feeling it is, to get swept away by the wild white waters of a fast moving river. The adrenaline rush that river rafting gives you is something beyond words. This feeling is evoked when you raft in the Sun Kosi river in Nepal. Rated as one of the top 10 white-water rafting journeys in the world by National Geographic, the river has class V rapids. The amazing journey takes you through white river banks, villages, and forested areas.
2. Hattiban – Rock Climbing
Hattiban is a beautiful village near Kathmandu Valley. Before reaching the rock climbing area, you hike through forest for 20 minutes. There are about 10 intermediate to advanced single-pitch climbing routes in the limestone cliff of Hattiban. All these routes are meant for sports climbing and are bolted throughout, with bolted anchors on the top of each route. The mostly vertical limestone cliff has a couple of slight overhangs.
3. Chitwan National Park – Jungle Safari
The very popular Chitwan National Park is Nepal’s first national park. The park cover Shivalik Range and is a deciduous forest with silk cotton, Sisam, acacia and elephant grass. The park is also designated as a world heritage site since 1984. Chitwan jungle safari tour is full of adventurous activities including nature walk, bird watching trails, boating/ canoeing trip, visit to the elephant breeding centre, elephant bathing, Tharu village excursion, sunset views and much more.
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4. Bhote Kosi River – Bungee Jumping
Dropping down from a height of 160-meters is absolutely overwhelming. The world’s third highest bungee jumping spot is located on a suspension bridge built across the Bhote Kosi River. The canyon through which the fast flowing river rushes, gives an amazing view while falling down.
5. Pokhara – Paragliding
One of the top 5 tandem paragliding spots in the world, Pokhara has a safe and convenient space for the activity. The suitable take-off and landing zones, a large lake that provides extra safety, and the mesmerising mountain views make paragliding here, a delightful experience. There are nearly 20 companies providing paragliding services here, but the prices are fixed and includes transport and insurance.
6. Mustang – Mountain Biking
Mountain biking is becoming the fastest growing sport in Nepal. The criss – cross ancient walking trails laid across the country pose as a great biking route. There are rugged roads passing through villages and woods and there are also roads that are comparatively smoother and pass through the cities. The variation ensures an interesting mountain biking trail. Mustang is a biker’s pilgrim, especially the lower Mustang, as it is more accessible. The upper mustang is remote and restricted which makes the trail expensive. But the trail is worth spending extra. You ride through the Tibetan Plateau and come down the “world’s deepest gorge.” Reaching the high point of the Mustang trail, you will be at the sacred temple of Muktinath (3800m).
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7. Gorak Shep – Everest Skydiving
Gorak Shep drop zone is one of the highest drop-zones for skydiving in the world. Skydiving is an extreme aerial sport but everest skydiving is an absolutely unique experience. During the activity, you are taken to the drop zone on a chopper or a plane from which you jump. The spot is in front of the mighty Mount Everest (8,848). CNN News Channel has ranked the Everest Skydive 8th in the 50 best “Try before you die” adventures organised in the world.
8. Sarangkot – Zipline
Sarangkot in Western Nepal provides one of the most distinctive zip-lining experiences. Set in the scenic paradise of the mountains, you will be flying down the elevation of 5400-meter/ 17716-feet for a distance of 1800-meter/ 5905-feet. You will be astonished to see the enchanting views of the Pokhara lake as you zipline. The safe and comfortable seating makes Sarangkot zip-lines popular among the visitors. The trainers are highly professional so you can be rest assured about your safety.
9. Fewa Lake – Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Located in the South of Pokhara Valley, Fewa Lake is a freshwater lake, popular for the Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) activity. The calm water makes the lake suitable for SUP. This is the best water sport for beginners. Standing up on a narrow board and paddling through the water while enjoying some of the most serene view s of the country is something you cannot afford to miss.
10. Bimal Nagar – Cave Exploration
Siddha Gufa (Bandipur) in Bimal Nagar is any cave explorers fantasy. Siddha Cave is Nepal’s largest cave. The cave is full of bats who have inhabited the place over the years, stalactites, and stalagmites. You’ll be astonished at the wonder of nature, seeing the huge rocky cave halls.
By now you know that Nepal is full of adventures, so the question is are you ready for it? If yes, plan a trip to Nepal now and visit these adventurous places to indulge in these extremely thrilling activities.
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