Nepal is truly a country for the Thrillseeker. The bone-chilling high mountains and hills, swift flowing rivers, solitary paths leading to a thick dense forest- these images introduce Nepal for what it truly is. It’s a natural paradise. You can do endless numbers of activities to feel the thrill of life. Feel that chill of adrenaline yet?
I myself have been an Acrophobic all my life. Heights? They used to terrify me. They still do. But not so much after my Paragliding experience. If you see your feet dangling in midair, you’ll feel less scared of heights and more appreciative of how unpredictable life is. That’ll eventually make you want to live life to the fullest.
Much for our pleasure, Nepal has amazing prospects for experiencing adventure sports. Pokhara, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal is a great place to start. Better yet, if you want to take things up a notch, travel farther than busy cities and experience life in a deeper way.
Here are ten adventure activities you can do in Nepal:
Paragliding in Pokhara
This is the first on our list because it’s comparatively less scary than others, thus is a safe way to start. The ideal destination is Pokhara the ultimate destination for adventure in Nepal, for precisely two reasons. First, is the incredible scenery of the green valley dotted by beautiful blue lakes. Second, is the price. Make sure to communicate with your flight instructor about your comfort zones. Halfway through the flight, he’ll rotate you 360 degrees in the sky, popularly called a wing over. This can make you a nauseous if you’re not used to such movements. Other than that, you can go ahead and take the most out the experience.
Bunjee Jumping at The Last Resort
Imagine free falling from a height and diving straight into the cascading waters hundreds of meters below. Bunjee Jumping is truly an endearing adventure activity. It takes a lot of guts and rewards you with double the amount of fun memories. The best place to this is at The Last Resort, located above the wild Bhote Koshi River. They also provide, provide good accommodation and food while you are your big trip to experience the thrill.
Skydiving in Everest
Every other adventure activity seems mellow compared to this one. Perhaps, Everest skydiving is the most extreme adventure sport in Nepal. Jumping in midair from an astounding height of 29,500 feet is no ordinary experience. However, it’s guaranteed to be an experience of a lifetime. The breathtaking view of the mountains, the bone-chilling height, and the scary free fall- will make the experience truly an unforgettable one.
Trekking on the mountains
If you want to experience an adrenaline rush, except for a prolonged period, then consider Trekking. The mountains of Nepal provide the perfect location for it. It doesn’t matter which route you choose, the popular Annapurna Circuit or the challenging Everest Base Camp Trek. Trekking through the mountains require a lot of strength and acclimatizing. The gorgeous views every turn of the way will be enough reward.
White Water Rafting
The rivers of Nepal are known for their rapids, and for being the world’s best destination for whitewater rafting. They are usually surrounded by lush green hills and towering mountains. Bhote Koshi river, Trisuli River, and Seti River are most popular for rafting. Several rafting companies are available, however, it’s always a good idea to look for those that abide by certain standards.
Skiing in Kalinchowk
Kalinchowk turns into a Winter wonderland throughout the cold seasons. It starts snowing, which coupled with the high hills become perfect for skiing. The destination takes about 4 hours of drive and 7 hours of hiking to reach from Kathmandu, the capital. But the adventure in store there is worth all the trouble. Ski Guides Nepal organizes trips to Kalinchowk, along with transportation and accommodation when the snow starts piling.
The rough trails and terrains of Nepal provide the perfect stage for adventure lovers to take out their bikes and go off in an adventure. Numerous mountain biking companies have sprouted in Nepal, one such is Gravity Nepal. They organize long as well short biking trips all over Nepal. The most popular biking trails are Nagarkot, Phulchowki, and Shivapuri for ones closer to the city. True adventure lovers will perhaps love Mustang for its rugged terrains.
Rock climbing takes a lot of strength, both mental and physical. While mountaineers practice rock climbing as a preparation, it is enough adventure in itself. Due to the incredible natural rock faces in Nepal, it has quickly become a great destination in the world for rock climbing. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, Nepal has both comfortable and hair-raising cliffs for you to conquer.
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