The first thing that comes to mind when people hear ‘Nepal’ is the mighty Himalayas. Since 8 of the top 10 world’s highest mountains are located here, mountaineering and trekking are the two best adventure activities in Nepal. But that’s not all: Nepal boasts numerous other thrilling and heart-racing activities like bungee jumping, paragliding, mountain biking, and many more. Here’s a list of the most fun and popular outdoor activities for you to partake in and enjoy during your visit to Nepal.

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1. Trekking in Nepal

Diverse land topography has rendered it possible to trek in Nepal throughout the year at various adventurous locations. The Everest region, Annapurna region, and Langtang region are some best trekking regions in Nepal. Trekking to the foothills of Mt. Everest is a dream come true for many. There’s no better way to experience the glory of the world’s highest mountain than the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek. This trek combines all the benefits of a classic Everest Base Camp Trek with some luxury additions to make your trek more comfortable. Likewise, the world-famous Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp Trek are also among the best adventure activities in Nepal.

The best Time for Trekking: Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)mountaineering in nepal

2. Mountaineering

Standing on top of the world has crossed every thrill seeker’s mind at one point or another. Inevitably, Nepal is the best location for mountain conquerors as Mt. Everest, the world’s highest peak lies in Nepal. During the expedition, you will traverse through alpine forests and snowy trails, climb over humongous ice walls, and walk above glacial lakes. Besides, ever-so-popular Everest Expedition, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Ama Dablam are other major mountain expeditions that you can do. Mountain expeditions are quite difficult as compared to the high-altitude trek. Expeditions are usually long and strenuous, and the level of difficulty depends upon the mountain that you choose to climb. The height and shape of the mountain are the major factors in determining the difficulty of an expedition. If you’re a beginner, you may need months of training to prepare for an expedition. At such high altitudes, there are high risks of altitude sickness even for professional mountaineers. So we recommend training under a professional trainer before attempting to climb a mountain.

The best Time for Mountaineering: April and May

3. Everest Skydiving

If you’re searching for an extreme adventure, then Everest Skydiving will excite you. You will get a unique experience because you will dive from a plane from above 8,848 meters. Undeniably, it is an adventure that beats all adventures. This is not only the highest drop zone in the world but the view of mighty Himalayas during the jump is mind-blowing. The level of thrill this activity brings also comes with little challenges. You need to be at your best physical and mental states to attempt this endeavor. So, put on your workout shirts and start training today.

The best Time for Everest Skydiving: October

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4. Paragliding and Parahawking

Paragliding is another most adventurous sport in Nepal. Fly in the air like a bird, paragliding offers you an opportunity to witness aerial views of snow-capped mountain peaks, valleys, lakes, and residential areas. It is an adventure you should not miss out on during your trip to Nepal. Sarangkot is a vantage point on a hilltop of Pokhara famous for paragliding in Nepal. Thousands of tourists visit Pokhara every year for paragliding. You can blend paragliding with falconry to have a memorable Parahawking experience. It is one of the best experiences you can share easily on your vlog. If you’re searching for ideas on how to start a vlog or going to start one soon, then this adventurous experience can be the first post you share on your vlog.

The best Time for Paragliding: From September till early June

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5. Honey Hunting

Honey Hunting is an adventure that comprises of ancient cultures of numerous civilizations of Nepal. The indigenous people in these villages have been practicing honey hunting for centuries. The local honey hunters show unprecedented skills by hanging from cliffs using bamboo ladders and hemp ropes.  Bhujung, Nai Chi, Pas Gaun, Naya Gaun, and Dare are the most popular honey hunting locations in Nepal. While honey hunting, you get to enjoy the natural beauty and Himalayan scenery at the same time. Remember to carry the best cameras to capture the best footage during your trip to Nepal. Besides, you should also know about load shedding in Nepal. There used to be long hours of power outages in Nepal. Although these problems are quite rare in major cities, it still prevails at remote locations. Carry a power bank in case the power goes out, and you need to charge your electronic devices.

The best Time for Honey Hunting: Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)

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6. Bungee Jumping

One of Nepal’s most thrilling activities includes bungee jumping at Bhote Koshi. A 160 meters bungee jump towards the tropical gorge while closing into the wild Bhote Koshi river below gives jumpers an ultimate adrenaline fix. Although it may be called the Last Resort, it definitely won’t be the last time you wish to jump from the longest suspension bridge in Nepal. Designed by one of New Zealand’s leading bungee consultants, this Bungee Jump was made with a 4x safety factor and has a loading factor of 41,500 kgs. This is very accessible as it is located only a 3-hour drive from Kathmandu.

The best Time for Bungee Jumping: November to FebruaryWhite-water Rafting in nepal

7. Whitewater Rafting

If flying and free falling doesn’t give you the adrenaline rush you desire, then you just have to try out rafting through the whitewater rivers of Nepal. The fast-flowing rivers with water rolling down from the great Himalayas will give you an adventure unlike+ any other activity. The rivers are long and clean passing through dense forests and surrounded by beautiful mountain landscapes. There are numerous rivers in Nepal that are favorable for rafting. The best ones are the Trisuli, Bhote Koshi, and Seti rivers.  Depending upon your convenience, you can have a single day or multiple day trips. You can also go kayaking in the whitewater rivers of Nepal. Kayaking is best if you are a beginner and want to improve your skills.

The best Time for Whitewater Rafting: September to early December and March to June

Final Say

Nepal offers wondrous locations for adventurous escapades. Extending from 60 meters at Jhapa to 8,848 meters on top of Mt. Everest, the diverse topography of Nepal is a good reason to travel and enjoy.