Nepal, home to the highest mountain in the world, and the land of the Himalayas welcome thousands of trekkers every year, most of them heading to the base camp of Everest and Annapurna. Nepal offers a plethora of opportunities for mountaineers and adventurers and photographers. Indeed, Nepal is Disneyland for travelers.
While the majority of travelers visit Nepal to trek in the Himalayas of Nepal, only a handful of trekkers go for other adventures. There’s no denying that trekking in Nepal is the best and rewarding, but we cannot underestimate adventures like paragliding or bungee jumping. That said, you can trek and do paragliding as well. But the point is, there are amazing adventures in Nepal other than heading to the mountains.
Here are 5 adventures in Nepal that you should try, other than trekking:
1) Bunjee Jumping
Bunjee Jump is the most amazing sport that tests your adrenaline rush. It is a heart-pounding and groundbreaking activity that involves plunging off a suspension bridge or high hill over a river canyon. This sport is considered to be an intrepid sport that tests your nerves yet gives you the most amazing feeling of eternity for an instance until you set foot back on earth.
Bungee Jumping is the best choice for you if you want to feel the heart-pounding and thrilling adventure. Bunjee Jumping in Nepal is performed at Tatopani. It is conducted 160m above the Bhote-Koshi river.
If you are gutsy enough, then this adrenaline rush sport awaits you.
Cycling is the process of traversing using cycle. The person who does cycling is referred to as cyclist. Cycling is often claimed to be the most effective mode of transportation, superlative for short and moderate transportation.
Cycling has proved to be beneficial in comparison to driving in Motorcycle or 4-wheeler. It is often regarded as sustained physical exercise and helps your fitness stay at the optimal state. Pedaling in the cycle for one hour daily can help you maintain your physique.
Cycling in Nepal is another appealing must-do activity. Pedaling through rough and tough mountainous trails crossing rivers with a vista of green forest and vegetation, majestic Himalayas, and the amazing hill is what cycling in Nepal offers to you.
Cycling is often considered as an affordable activity done my thousands of wanderer here in Nepal. You will be provided with a comfortable and efficient cycle with a tour guide to the destination. You will be cycling in a group; there will be a helper in case of emergency and unavoidable consequences.
Cycling in Nepal has hardly encountered any consequences. Continuously pedaling on hidden-beautiful trails will never make you tired, you will be thrilled with the panoramic views of Himalayas and landscapes. You might encounter wildlife during a cycling tour.
Paragliding is the recreational adventure sport in Nepal other than trekking. Paragliding in Nepal is gaining popularity recently. It is a sport of lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft.
Paragliding takes you higher: parallel to the majestic Himalayas into thin air. Paragliding in Nepal was started in the mid-1990s. It is considered a fantastic sport and the ultimate adrenaline rush.
In Pokhara, paragliding commences from Sarangkot (1592m). You can go for paraglding in Kathmandu as well. There are a few operator who offers paragliding in Nepal. Paragliding in Kathmandu will commence from the Bisankhunarayan VDC of Lalitpur district.
4) Bike tour
Bike Tour is an abbreviated yet amazing activity to be done while you travel in Nepal. The bike tour is the process of traveling through beautiful places of Nepal in Motorcycle or Bike. You will be traversing to the most rewarded places of Nepal in Motorcycle.
The bike tour is considered as traveling for a brief period avoiding trekking that consumes a couple of weeks. If you have a short time with you but want to covers major places, then a Bike tour is definitely an ideal choice for you. Bike Tour inside Kathmandu valley will not take more than a day or 2 days at most.
Bike tour in Kathmandu will include a visit to UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. You will enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas, scenic green forests, and rivers. The tour has many opportunities to offer you.
You will be witnessing the panoramic view of dense Kathmandu valley from the top of the hill in Swayambhunath. The visit to Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square for a brief time will make you want to visit again and again.
This place holds historical and religious significance. If you want to taste a place outside the valley, then you can go for it. It is equally rewarding. Bike tour in Nepal will be an amazing experience to cherish.
5) Bird Watching
Bird Watching is among the recreational activity of Nepal. It is a form of bird observation in its natural habitat. It can be done with the naked eye or with binoculars.
Bird watching will take you to a whole new level adding an extended boundary to your natural experience.
Nepal is the best place to wander and watch birds in the diverse range of ecosystems. In Nepal, you can explore 850 species of birds, and therefore, Nepal can be termed as a paradise for the birdwatcher.
Nepal is a naturally wealthy nation with diversity in wildlife and natural resources. The 850 species of bird discovered holds the highest record in Asia, and Nepal has 10% of the world’s population of birds. The bird watching tour in Nepal will let you explore the Terai region, which is inhabited by different species of birds.
In the Terai region, you will visit wildlife reserves, conservation areas, and parks. You will also explore 500 species of birds alone in the capital city, Kathmandu. Pulchowki, Godavari, Taudhaha are primary places in Kathmandu for Bird watching.
This opportunity to watch different kinds of birds will surely be an amazing experience. You will be mesmerized by encountering different species of birds and majestic views of the lush green forest, waterfall, and the Himalayas.