Do you consider yourself as an adventure enthusiast? Are you planning to Visit Nepal? If yes, then you are in right path. Nepal is the place to indulge in some of the most exciting and thrilling activities. Although Nepal is a Popular for mountain trekking, peak climbing and expedition, every year adventure sports enthusiasts travel to Nepal to experience some different adventure sports. Some of the incredible adventure sports are Bungee Jumping, River Rafting, Paragliding, Mountain Biking, and many more. Here are the top 10 listed adventure sports in Nepal.
Rafting in Nepal is one of the exhilarating water adventure sports for water enthusiast. Nepal offers numerous endless white rivers that descend from the highest mountains of the world provide most exciting rafting and kayaking experience in the world. River journey is tremendously exciting when the rafting journey is accompanied by the striking bird’s eye view of towering peaks, deep forests, wonderful valleys and many more. Try the world class categories or rafting in rivers like karnali, Sunkoshi, Trishuli, Bhote Koshi , Seti and Kali Gandaki which is perfect harmony of rapids grades and scenery.
Bungee Jumping is another thrilling activity to do in Nepal. The free fall of 160 meter into the wildest river Bhote Koshi, located close to the Tibet and Nepal Border, is among the highest bungee jumping sites in the world. You can also combine bungee jump with other activities like Canyon Swing, Tandem Swing, High Ropes, River rafting in Bhote Koshi River surrounding. Nepal’s first and only tower bungee site located in Pokhara is another Bungee jumping site of Nepal. It has vertical height of 70 meters and allows 3 seconds of free fall to experience spectacular scenery of Himalayas, hills and rivers.
Though Nepal is famous hub for trekkers and climbers, Nepal is now becoming an alluring destination for mountain biking. Mountain Biking in Nepal is the perfect way to see exotic Himalayan scenery, ancient temples, Monasteries, Rural village and lifestyle of people. Nepal’s landscape offers a great diversity of terrain with a varied climate form the pleasant scenic rides of the tropical plains of Terai to the subtropical valleys of the middle mountains, to the more challenging trans Himalayan zones.
Paragliding in Pokhara is one of the best adventure activities in Nepal. You get the opportunity to fly over the most beautiful city Pokhara, nestled at foot of the Annapurna Himal. During paragliding you will see the Bird’s eyes views of 3 of the worlds 8000m peaks, beautiful lakes, Temples, Monasteries and jungles. You can combine paragliding with ultimate Parahawking experience.
Canyoning is incredible and increasingly popular adventure sports in Nepal. Canyoning involves ascending cliffs, abseiling, jumping into deep pool, short swims and descent following the waterfalls using rope. This adventurous activity offers unlimited fun, improves your fitness, physical skills and self-confidence. Moreover, it is open to all levels of ability. So whether you are up for a gentle adventure or a heart-racing challenge, there is a canyoning trip to suit you. Some popular Canyoning sites in Nepal are Bhulbhule Canyoning, Jalbire Canyoning, Charaudi Canyoning and etc.
The Zip flyer in Sarangkot Pokhara is the tallest, longest and the steepest zip flyer in the world. Your adventure trip to Nepal will not be complete without experiencing this 1.8 km long zipflyer in Pokhara. The zipflyer has an incline of 56 degree and a vertical drop of 600 meters. You will experience speed up to 120 km/h during the 2 minutes zip flyer.
Ultra light flight in Pokhara Nepal is an exhilarating activity that allows unhindered bird eye views of the Mountains, Scenic Lakes and Pokhara valley. If you dream of flying like a bird, then ultra light flight is right choice for you. Ultra light aircraft is small and cockpit has room for only pilot and you. Once you have taken off into the air, this aircraft can switch off its engine and glide through the air like a hand glider. Ultra flight is an hour exiting flight and ascends to maximum height of 5000 meters. During the flight you get the opportunity to view scenery of Himalayas of Annapurna region like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, Fishtail and many more.
Rock Climbing in Nepal is becoming one of the attractive activities for adventure lovers due to the splendid natural rocks formation. Rock Climbing is a physically demanding sport that tests a climber’s strength, agility, balance, endurance and mental control. Nepal offers wide range of climbing sites for all beginners, intermediate and professional climbers. Some of the popular rock climbing sites is Nagarjun, Hattiban, Kakani, Bimal Nagar, Thame and many more.
Skydiving is the most elitist thrilling sport to do in Nepal. Skydiving from over the summit of Mt. Everest, highest peak in the world, is dream for everyone. Started in 2008, there have been around 200 jumps till now. There is extraordinary experience as it allows adventurers to jump from a plane at 29,500 feet, above the Everest summit, to float back to Everest base Camp. During free fall the eye-feasting view of the beautiful lakes, surrounding mountains and settlements in world’s highest landscape, all makes it an adventure for a lifetime.
Snow skiing and Heli skiing is very new sport in Nepal. Being the home of eight of the highest mountains in the Nepal, Nepal offers the best of snow skiing. In very short period of time skiing has gained immense popularity among adventure sports enthusiasts. Skiing was first introduced in Nepal by the Europeans. Unlike the skiing in other country you can enjoy Alpine, Freestyle and Boarder cross styles of skiing in Himalayas of Nepal.
The adventure sports above mentioned are just the best of bests of Nepal. However, adventure activities are not only limited with these, Nepal offers unlimited options of sports and activities for all types of adventure lovers. Other activities like Jungle Safari, Hot Air Ballooning, Boating, High Ropes, Canyon Swing, Tandem Swing, Cave exploring, Hunting, Water ball, Kayaking, Fishing, Swimming and more thrilling options for visitors.