Everyone needs to know the things to do in Nepal before they make their decision of travelling to Nepal. Nepal is the home of thousands of Himalayan peaks including the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8848m.), so mountaineering or mountain expedition is the most important things to do. Similarly trekking, peak climbing, rafting, mountain biking, paragliding, bungee jumping, skydiving, sightseeing, mountain flights, bird watching, jungle safari, honey hunting and many other things are popular to do in Nepal during a holiday. This article describes the most popular things as below:
Mountaineering or Mountain Expedition
Mountain climbing about 7000 meters peak are considered as mountaineering adventure in Nepal. Nepal has many mountain peaks about seven thousand meters. Among the 14 mountain above 8000 meters, Nepal holds the eight peaks. Mt.Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Makalu are the popular peaks for the mountaineering. Some peaks are royalty free and some has to pay.
Trekking or hiking is the most popular activities that Nepal has to offer for its visitor. Nepal is renowned for trekking adventure. From easy to very challenging trekking routes, Nepal offers an opportunity to interact directly with nature and local culture during the hiking holiday. Annapurna region, Everest region, Dolpo region, Upper Mustang, Kanchenjunga and Makalu are the well-known area for trekking holidays. Manaslu is the newly promoted trekking destination whereas Nepal offers many wilderness area best for camping trekking. In the popular trekking routes, tea house (lodges) are developed and offers food and accommodation facilities to the trekkers.
White Water River Rafting Adventure
Nepal is adventure hub, rafting in the white water rivers are the way to be fun. There are several rivers best for rafting /kayaking adventure. Trishuli, Sunkoshi, Kaligandaki, Karnali, Marshyangdi, Arun are the popular rafting rivers of Nepal. The rafting trips ranges from single day to two weeks in the Himalayan Rivers best for adventure river rafting.
Mountain Biking in the off-road of hilly area is another adventure things to do in Nepal. The hilly are of Nepal offers many biking trails. Annapurna, Everest, and Around Kathmandu valley offers biking trails from single day to a month trip. Cross country biking trips from or to Nepal are popular among the bikers. Upper Mustang, Annapurna circuit, Lhasa Kathmandu biking, Kathmandu valley biking are the most popular biking trips in Nepal.
Nepal is famous for jungle safari adventure. Chitwan National Park, Bardiya National Park, Parsa Wildlife Reserve, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Camp are the most popular national parks and conservation area famous for jungle safari in Nepal. Nepal’s diverse biodiversity offers different types of animals and vegetation. There are many endangered birds, mammals and reptiles to see. The Bengal tiger, one horn rhino and elephants are the most interesting animals to see. Wildlife adventure is one of the best things to do in Nepal.
Nepal has many world heritage sites. Some of them are listed by UNESCO as a world heritage sites. The historical buildings of ancient kings of Nepal, temples of Hindu gods and goddess are the interesting subject to explore the history and civilization of Nepal. Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, Boudhanath, Lumbini, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square are the most popular sightseeing places in Nepal.
In addition to these activities, Nepal offers many ultimate adventures such as paragliding, bungy jumping, skydiving, mountain flights and more. Honey hunting is the unique activity while ultra-light flights, zip flying, rock climbing are the special interest activities that Nepal offers.