15th August 2019

Top 15 Adventure Activities in Nepal

Do you want a break from a tedious lifestyle of yours? Are you looking for a place far from crowds and the city’s lifestyle? Or do you want to experience some adventuring and thrilling moments in your life? There are Top 15 Adventure Activities in Nepal where you can find your excitement and fear together.

If it’s yes! Then visit Nepal.

Nepal is a perfect holiday destination for you that can fulfill all your desires. Among the Top Holiday Destination in the World enlisted by Tripadvisor, Nepal comes within top 5 position. As you might know, Nepal island to World’s Highest Mountain, Mt.Everest (8,848m) and the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, the enlightenment of Asia. Eight out of the top 10 World’s tallest Mountains lies in Nepal.

Nepal is a true gift of nature that has a natural beauty that is beyond imagination, and culture which you can’t find in any part of the world. Talking about the geography and climates of Nepal, Nepal has diverse climates based on various geographical locations. Himalayan region is a bit colder with sky-touching snowy mountains, Hilly region has a moderate climate with forested or dry hills and finally, the Terai region has a hot and humid climate with flat fertile plain land. Thus, making Nepal as perfect gateways for Top Adventure Activities.

#1 Trekking

Trekking in Nepal is one of the most popular and top adventure activities in Nepal. Trekkers from all around the globe travel hundreds of miles to have trekking in Nepal. Nepal Treks are famous in the world for their thrilling routes that pass through incredible villages, forests, national parks, suspension bridges, rivers, valleys, glaciers and more.
While trekking in Nepal, you get to visit remote ethnic villages where you experience their culture, traditions, lifestyle, and food. Basically, trekking in Nepal takes you from the lowlands of Nepal to a high mountainous region so along the way, you can enjoy amazing Himalayan ranges views.
There is a number of treks in Nepal that have its own way of attracting visitors. Among them, Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Upper Mustang Valley Trek, Upper Dolpa Trek, Tilicho Lake Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, etc are the most popular ones.

#2 Helicopter Tours

Helicopter Tours in Nepal is still new in a Travel business but recently, it has been growing in rapid. This type of tour is very suitable for those have limited time or those who can’t walk for hours like children, elders, and handicapped people. Besides that, people who want a luxurious tour around Nepal for them it is the best choice.
Within a couple of hours, you reach your ultimate destination without getting tired. Helicopter Tours in Nepal are the best alternative for those who want to experience and explore the Himalayas without trekking for days. Traveling on a helicopter offers wonderful aerial outlook of grounds, valleys, hills, villages, forests and many more. 

Some of the most popular helicopter tours in Nepal are as follows;

  • Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
  • Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour
  • Langtang Helicopter Tour
  • Muktinath Helicopter Tour
  • Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour.

3# Short Treks in Nepal

Nepal is well-known for both long and short types of treks. Short treks are usually short in distance and duration, which takes a few hours to days to reach the destination. This type of treks is most popular among travelers who want to avoid long trekking but want to experience the same adventure as well as views/scenery.
As talking about short trek’s difficulty, it is mostly moderate in some places it can get difficult. Travelers with good physical fitness can complete this trek with great ease.

Most popular Short Treks in Nepal are as follows;

  • Mardi Himal Trek
  • Everest View Trek
  • Ghorepani PoonHill Trek
  • Nagarkot Day Hike

#4 Paragliding in Nepal

Paragliding in Nepal is one of the top adventure activities in Nepal that attracts visitors who want to experience the sky. It gives you the sensation as if you are flying like a bird in a vast open sky. While floating in the sky, you can have a bird’s eye views of underneath valleys, landscapes, rivers, forests, etc. It is enough to give you the views and memories of your lifetime.

While paragliding, there comes two choices that are flying on your own or fly with the pilot.

If you want to experience the Paragliding in Nepal then these 6 places are the most popular. They are;

  • Pokhara
  • ChapaKharka
  • Kot Danda
  • Godavari
  • Phulchowki
  • Bandipur

#5 Rafting in Nepal

It is one of the major adventure activities in Nepal to both domestic and international tourists. Nepal is the second richest country in the world. It is home to thousands of rivers among them, most are fast-flowing rivers from the Himalayas.
Nepal is one of the top places on Earth that has a large number of fast-flowing rivers which are enough to make Nepal an ideal place for Rafting. Thrilling flows of water amidst of high hill, splashing of water over the rocks and paddling with the water flow gives once in a lifetime adventure to this trip.

Most popular rafting tour in Nepal are as follows;

  • Karnali River Rafting
  • Sun Kosi River Rafting
  • Trishuli River Rafting
  • Upper Seti River Rafting
  • Marsyangdi River Rafting
  • Tamur River Rafting
  • Bheri River Rafting
  • Bhote Kosi River Rafting
  • Kali Gandaki River Rafting

#6 Bungee Jump in Nepal

Nothing can beat the thrilling and heart-pounding aspects of bungee jumping. Jumping off the high suspension bridges over the river is the next level of adventure only a few activities can match up with it.
Nepal has some of the world’s highest bungee among which Bungee Jump over the Bhote Kosi is the world’s third-highest bungee jump. The Suspension bridge is 160 m above the surface which is enough to give you shivers. The suspension bridge was designed by New Zealand based Bungee Jumping Company and managed by Top class Bungee Jumpers. It takes 3 hours to reach from the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu.

#7 Peak Climbing in Nepal

Nepal is a country of mountain peaks. It has around 1310 mountain peaks among which 8 out of them are World’s Highest Mountains. Thus, making Nepal a perfect destination for mountaineering and alpinism. There are only 326 mountain peaks available for climbing purposes.
Peak Climbing is not an easy task. It requires physical and mental fitness along with the skills of climbing. During the peak climbing expedition, you have to climb through glaciers, rocks, crevasses, strong winds, cold, finally the steep pathway to the summit. It is a heaven for climber and alpinist as they can experience new challenges and experiences while climbing to the top of a mountain.
Before starting your journey, you need to have physical and mental training, also learning climbing skills all these things might ease you while doing peak climbing in Nepal.

Some of the most popular peak climbing in Nepal are as follows;

  • Island Peak Climbing (Imja Tse Climbing).
  • Mera Peak Climbing
  • Lobuche Peak Climbing
  • Yala Peak Climbing
  • Pisang Peak

#8 Rock Climbing in Nepal

It is one of the most popular adventure sports in Nepal in which climbers have to climb over the naturally or artificially made rocks. In this sport, a mark is set on the rock and climbers tied on ropes have to climb to the top of the rock. Reaching the top is an achievement in itself.

Daily rock climbing competition takes place where you can participate and even can win.

There are some of the popular rock climbing sites in Nepal. They are;

  • Balaju Rock Climbing
  • Hattiban Rock Climbing
  • Thame Rock Climbing
  • Bimal Nagar Rock Climbing

#9 Sunrise Tours in Nepal

Sunrise denotes the starting or the beginning of a new day. Now, just visualize the rising of the sun from the heart of Himalayas. That seems to be magical moments that need to be cherished. Nepal being a Himalayan country possess some of the best places for sunrise and sunset views.

Top sunrise viewpoints in Nepal are;

  • Kala Pathar Viewpoint
  • Gokyo Ri Viewpoint
  • Nagarkot Viewpoint
  • Antu Danda Viewpoint
  • Sarangkot Viewpoint
  • Poon Hill Viewpoint
  • Upper Pisang Viewpoint
  • Khopra Danda Viewpoint
  • Everest View Hotel

#10 Jungle Safari Tour

Jungle Safari in Nepal is one of the few wild adventures that give you a wonderful tour around the wildlife ecosystem of Nepal. It is a great opportunity for nature lovers who want to experience wildlife adventures. Terai region of Nepal is home to dense tropical and sub-tropical forest which provides habitats to rare animals and birds species of Nepal. Thus, making an ideal spot of the Jungle Safari Tour.
Jungle Safari in Nepal is among the few tours in Nepal that is suitable for all age groups. During the Safari Tour, you enter the dense forest on an elephant’s back or jeep to explore rare flora and fauna of this region. Besides that, you get to visit the elephant farmhouse, elephant bathing events, remote villages, fire camping, cultural programs, and bird’s watching tour.

While touring around the jungle, you get to see rare animals like one-horned rhino, wild elephants, Bengal tiger, gharials, cheetah, wild buffalo, rock python, etc.

Most Popular Jungle Safari Destination in Nepal are;

  • Chitwan National Park
  • Bardia National Park
  • Shuklaphanta National Park.
  • Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

#11 Canoeing in Nepal

Canoeing is one of the most popular water adventures in Nepal. Nepal has some of the best rivers for canoeing that flows amidst national parks, conservation areas, and wildlife reserves. Rivers like Trisuli, Bhote and Sun Kosi, Marsyangdi, Gandaki, Rapti, Bheri and Karnali, etc offer the best canoeing experience.
While canoeing, you can have the opportunity to see the river ecosystem of Nepal. You get to see gharials and crocodiles taking a sunbath on the beach, Gangetic dolphins, riverside birds preying on fish and beautiful riverside forest.

#12 Zip Flyer in Nepal

Nepal has the longest zip flyer in the world which is 1860m long. Thus it attracts thousands of tourists every year who wants to have some adventure in their life. The only one Zip Flyer in Nepal is in Pokhara Valley (the city of lakes). The Zip Flyer starts from Sarangkot (1,625m) and ends to Hemmja (960m).
The ride is of 2 minutes where you will be enjoying magnificent views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges along with Machhapuchhare.

#13 SkyDiving in Nepal

It is the most extreme adventure sports in the world. Even CNN has listed Everest skydiving at 8th position out of the 50th most adventuring events in the world. Skydiving takes place in two places of Nepal i.e. Everest region and Pokhara Valley.
Everest Skydiving is the most thrilling as compared to Pokhara Skydiving as the free fall takes place near the World’s Highest Peak, Mt.Everest. While free-falling, skydivers get a chance to see the extreme close picture of Everest along with Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Lhoste and more. For those who want low risk or challenge, they can try Pokhara Skydiving. Diving in Pokhara offers remarkable views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges along with aerial views of the entire Pokhara valley and its beautiful Phewa and Begnas lake.

You can skydive solo or groups or with a guide depending on your decision.

#14 Mountain Biking in Nepal

For bike adventure lovers, there is good news. Nepal has some of the world-famous bike trails that are full of adventure, challenges, and exciting activities. Throughout your mountain bike trip, you pass through ancient remote villages, valleys, narrow roads, rivers, etc.
On this trip, you get to see wonderful views and scenery of nearby surroundings which you can’t see and experience from planes, vehicles or helicopters.

Some of the most popular biking trails in Nepal are;

  • Annapurna Circuit
  • Mustang Region
  • Lower Everest Region
  • Kathmandu Valley
  • Hattiban
  • Pokhara Valley

#15 Mountain Flight Trip in Nepal

It is a lifetime adventurous journey which provides Himalayas views beyond our imagination. Mountain Flight is the only way to have a wide and close view of the entire Himalayan Ranges within a couple of hours. This flight trip takes you to renowned mountain peaks in the world which include Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Lhotse, Makalu and many more. You fly over wonderful ethnic villages, deep valleys, alluring forest, farmlands, river basins, glaciers and finally along the sky touching snow peaks. Everest Mountain flight and Annapurna Mountain flight are the most popular ones.


All these Top 15 Adventure Activities in Nepal are for those who want real challenges in their lives. If you planned to visit Nepal then don’t forget to try one of the adventure activities mentioned above. As it might become one of the most memorable moments of your life.


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