Tucked between giant countries of China and India, it is often too easy to overlook it in the world map. However, what it lacks in size, it makes up for its adventures! Famous for its soaring mountainous regions and amazing trekking trails, the country offers all this and even more with its dense jungle landscapes, ancient cities, and holy sites. Want to know more? Nepal has something to offer for every type of traveler, whether you want adventurous trekking or just relish in some adrenaline-pumping activities. Backpackers across seven seas flock to Nepal to overdose on views of pristine mountain peaks and so much more. Anyway, what makes Nepal the ultimate Disneyland for thrill seekers? Here we have listed the best activities to satiate the thrill seeker in you.
Waterfall ice climbing
With eight out of fourteen tallest peaks located in Nepal, the Nepalese Himalayans are a mountainous playground for mountaineers, trekkers, and of course ice-climbers! Here, you can battle adverse extreme altitudes and temperature to take on the toughest jagged peaks and icefalls. Waterfall ice-climbing has not just become very popular in this destination alone as not only you can embark on the challenge to climb through some majestic frozen water, you can also relish in the vicinity of amazing landscapes you will encounter during your ascent.
Where: The main regions to embark on ice climbs are Annapurna Sanctuary, Langtang Valley, Thame, and Khumbu Bijuli Power house. However, make sure to do your homework on where the ones are you want to climb as some are so close enough that you can conquer two in same day!
Bungee Jumping and Canyon Swing
Although Bungee is not a sport exclusive to Nepal, an exhilarating bungee jump with amazing views makes bungee so special in Nepal. The most popular bungee jump site in Tato Pani, Sindhupalchowk is labeled as one of the best sites in the world to experience the ultimate thrill of a bungee jump. It is indeed an adventure to plunge off a tropical gorge at 106 meters over one of the wildest rivers, BhoteKoshi.
Where: The Last Resort in Tatopani is one of the most famous bungee destinations in Nepal. if you want to further accentuate your day of adventure, you can combine this jump with undertaking of the world’s highest canyon bungee swing from same spot or trekking through the high hills.
Not able to commit the time and energy required to trek up to the Mount Everest? If your answer is yes, then this particular choice of adventure is best suited for you. Mountain flights (chopper or plane) offer all the pros of viewing the amazing summits, only from hundreds of feet higher! That’s why, sit back, relax, and comfortably enjoy the miles and miles of snow peaks while flying close to giant massifs of ice and rock. A bird’s eye view of the panoramic mountains, glaciers, and ice lakes make up one hell of an adventure.
Where: The Annapurna region, Everest region, and many more. Departures take place from Kathmandu and Pokhara where you fly alongside and to the remote an far flung corners of Himalayans.