Nepal has the distinction of being one of the best adventure destinations in the world . It is a unique country in the world where you can go climbing the Himalayan peaks , trek in the scenic countryside with the mountains forming the background , raft down a river and go on a jungle safari in some of the densest forests in this part of the world, thanks to the varies elevations the country supports . Even an junkie will agree that Nepal offers extreme sports to engage in for the adrenaline rush .
While trekking , mountaineering and rafting have long been popular , an entire range of other possibilities from paragliding , bungee jumping , rock climbing to mountain flight have been explored in the recent years . Nepal beckons you to be a part of this experience .
Rock climbing is a challenging sports for outdoor lovers . Most of the areas for rock climbing are situated towards the north of Kathmandu un the Nagarjun forest and Shivapuri National park areas . Hence a trip to these places cane be combined with hiking , bird watching , nature tours and other activities . Nagarjun in in the distance of 3 km from the center point of Kathmandu and can be reached by local bus or car . The different part of the area is about 12 to 15 meters high and suitable for both beginners and the experienced rock climbers . Shivapuri also can be reached by local bus or ona car and can be reached via Budhanilkantha a holy site for hindu people . aslo you can find artificial wall named after French climber Maurice Herzog the first climber to summit an 8000 meters peak Annapurna 1 in 1950 in Pokhara , is open at the mountaineering museum in Pokhara and the wall is about 23 meters tall
White Water rafting and kayaking
Nepal boasts of some of the best rivers in the world , thanks to its mountainous steep terrain . The rivers thunders down from the Himalayan glaciers , and the thrill is associated with rafting down a ferocious river over crashing waves and swirling rapids . But what really makes a rafting trip worthwhile is the magnificent vistas of traditional houses on hillsides , terraced paddy fields , deep gorges , valley and flat plains that you encounter during raft .
The rapids are graded on a scale of one to six depending on their ferocity , so you can choose a river depending on whether you are first timer or an experienced rafter . Trips range from one or two to two weeks and often combine some trekking to get to the remote river in the first place . Rafting trips are usually planned in the dry seasons from October to mid December and March through early may .
The Trishuli river ( grade 3 + ) is the most popular among raftable rivers , four hours drive from Kathmandu , takes you to all the way down to Chitwan National Park . Other popular rivers are Kali gandaki ( 4 – 4+ grade ) , Bhote koshi river ( Grade 4-5 ) Marsyangdi river ( 4-5+ Grade ) , Karnali river ( 4-5 grade ) , Sun koshi river ( 4-5 grade ) . While exploring the trip you can either go paddle rafting as a team or alone .
As all the northern part of Nepal is covered with snowy mountains along with Mt Everest and eight of the fourteen 8000 meters peaks of the world , thousands of other snowy peaks for the climbers , always has been one of the major attraction for their expedition trips . Since sir Edmond Hillary conquered the Mt Everest Many climbers and expedition teams comes for this activity. It was the mountaineering that opened for the first time to the outside world . Nepal mountaineering association issues permits for the smaller peaks between 5587 meters to 6654 meters and for the bigger mountains Ministry of tourism issues the permits .
Other category of the adventure sports are Canyoning , Everest Marathon , Elephant polo , Everest sky Dive , Annapurna marathon
Everest sky dive
It is the unique way to explore and experience the Ranges of Himalaya both from above and below . Everest sky dive is emerging as an extreme form of aerial adventure , making it one of the adventure world’s sports , made from plane or Helicopter on to the worlds highest zone Gorakshep of Kala pattar view point next to Everest base camp . The sky diving takes place in front of Mt Everest and free falling takes places passes some the world’s most highest mountain peaks . Experienced pilots with sky diving so safety is guaranteed and the adventure can be done solo or in a tandem .