Category: Adventures in Nepal
Adventure can be different things to different people. Some might call getting a pizza at 2 am is their adventure while to some it is climbing Mount Everest without any oxygen. If it is the kind of adventure where you discover the Himalaya, rapid white water rivers, glaciers, take a mountain flight, paraglide, indulge in elephant rides, trail running, mountain biking, explore Himalayan culture and people, trek for days to base camps of some of the highest mountains in the world , Nepal is your adventure land.
Surrounded by India on three sides of the border and by China on the North, Nepal is a gem when it comes to adventure sports. For an adrenaline junkie looking for something absolutely thrilling and breathtaking, experiencing adventures in Nepal is the right choice. To give a slight look into the kind of adventure sports and activities you can take part in Nepal, here’s a categorization of those sports and activities:
Adventure Sports and Activities in Nepal
Trekking: Nepal has some of the world’s most scenic, highest altitude reaching and exhilarating trekking routes in the world. Because a vast majority of Himalayan range falls inside Nepal, the scope of trekking in the Himalayan region in Nepal is wide. If you are looking for a trek to challenge your limits when it comes to altitude, Everest Base Camp trek, Annapurna Circuit trek, Manashlu Circuit Trek etc. are some of your primary options. Another great thing about trekking in Nepal is the diverse culture. For someone unfamiliar to life in the Himalaya, trekking through the region is an amazing adventure.
Mountain Climbing: Home to the tallest mountains in the world. There are 14 mountains in the Himalaya that stand taller than 8 thousand meters and 8 of them are in Nepal alone. If you are looking for a record making or a record breaking summit then it couldn’t get better than Nepal. Apart from the 8 thousanders Nepal also has many other mountains that can be summited. Island Peak (6,189m) and Mera Peak (6,476m) are two mountains that are frequently summited as a mountaineering practice.
Adventure Sky Sports: Looking for a great fall? An adventurous flight? A thrilling dive? Well, aerial sports like mountain flights, sky diving, bungee jumping, canopying, etc.? Nepal has it all. You get to experience the extremes in aerial sports in Nepal. If you are looking for extreme aerial adventures, then Nepal is the place for you.
Water Sports: Nepal is a landlocked country and cannot provide any ocean based water sports. However, because of the white water rivers and mighty waterfalls that generate from the glaciers, there are thrilling water sports you can enjoy in Nepal. The rapid flowing white water of rivers like Trishuli, Dudhkoshi give you a thrilling rafting experience. Monsoon brings a lot of rainfall in Nepal, rivers and rivulets get full and flooded during the Monsoon season. Extreme water sports in Monsoon is something for pure adrenaline junkies only.
Jungle Safaris: Nepal is naturally rich. To protect the biodiversity in Nepal there are 20 protected natural areas, 10 of those areas are national parks, 3 are wildlife reserves, one is a hunting reserve and 6 of the remaining are conservation areas. From one horned rhinoceros that are considered endangered but abundantly protected in Nepal, Elephants to Royal Bengal tigers, you can enjoy a thrilling jungle safari in one of the 20 protected areas in Nepal if you wish to get close to wildlife.