With Tibet to the north and India to the south, the comparatively small nation of Nepal certainly has a lot on offer! Not only will you find the highest mountains on earth here and a rare wildlife species, but also some of the friendliest, warmest people not to mention the most adrenaline-pumping activities. The capital city, Kathmandu, in itself stands out with its disorganised, dusty streets and chaotic life, and whether you choose to go towards the lowlands or the highlands, this country certainly packs a punch!
This #FridayFunday covers some of the adventure activities found in Nepal, and whatever your preferences are, you will find something here to take your breath away. From hot-air-ballooning to bungy jumping, ice or rock climbing, trekking or flying over the mountains, everyday in Nepal is an adventure.
The Himalayas have always attracted many travellers to the area. In recent years, there has been a surge in extreme sports found here. You can experience some of the most physically and mentally challenging action sports in one exhilarating location! Don’t worry if you are not a total adrenaline junkie, there are also some activities for those less brave. Some of the most popular pursuits are trekking, rafting/kayaking, biking and jungle safari, but there is plenty to entice any visitor to Nepal.
Every year more than 500 expeditions trudge up the Himalayas. Nepal is a country acclaimed for its Himalayan mountain range with ten of the highest peaks in the world – Mount Everest being the highest. Imagine the exhilaration of scaling these wondrous natural playgrounds! Nepal has to be a favourite destination for mountaineers and those crazy enough to love such a challenge! There are four seasons for mountaineering here: Spring (March-May), Summer (June-August), Autumn (September-November) and Winter (December-February). A total of 153 Himalayan peaks are open to mountaineers and a further 18 smaller peaks for trekking which range from 5,587 to 6,654 m in altitude.
Free climbing or fastened chain climbing are popular in the Himalayas and which ever you choose, these mountains will give you enough finger-clinging holds to remember forever. Most trekking outfitters offer all the gear you will need depending on your level and ability.
The Himalayas, the worlds most well known mountain playground in the world, is a place that every ice-climber should visit at least once in a lifetime. With extreme altitudes, jagged peaks, glaciers and ice-falls, you are guaranteed a powerful experience to heighten your senses.
This is one of the latest thrilling adrenaline activities. It involves abseiling, sliding, jumping and climbing down canyon walls alongside waterfalls to deep pools below, where you then swim into constricted passages, through powerful blasts of water passing wild rock formations. Here you can freely explore some of the most uncultivated and beautiful hidden places.
If you have lots of natural energy to burn, you will love balancing yourself on the 500 ft suspension bridge huddled way up high between the mountains with the river far below.Walk the wooden planks and then take a leap of faith…Not for the faint-hearted. After your overwhelming jump, you can then relax and spend a few days in the Last Resort, located in the remote areas of Nepal’s Bote Kosi River. Relaxation and meditation in an ancient Parvati temple will help you rest and unwind.
Easily the coolest way to view the Kathmandu Valley. Sail right over the peaks and take some amazing photographs from an aerial perspective.
This simple, elementary flight is purely magical! Feel the wind in your face as you witness unobstructed views of stunning landscapes surrounded by a backdrop of lofty mountain peaks.
If you don’t fancy participating in the wide range of extreme activities, why not experience Nepal in a slightly more civilised way by taking an airplane ride through the mountains with panoramic views. Depart from Kathmandu and fly along the Himalaya encountering awesome snow peaks, an abundance of rocky edges and massifs of ice all at eye-level. Or maybe hire a helicopter and be flown to the remote corners of the Himalaya whenever you choose..
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