Serving as a house to the southern slopes of the stunning Himalayan mountain range, Nepal is also a host to eight out of ten of the world’s highest peaks including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Kanchenjunga. With a vast diversity of wildlife, numerous adventurous activities, pocket friendly budget, stunning views of the majestic Himalayas and welcoming locals, Nepal has always been a preferable vacation destination among travellers. If you are wondering what all you can do at this perfect getaway location, then we have done the job for you. Here, first, have a look at the top things you can do when in Nepal before heading for the vacation!
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Being a land of mountains, a trip to Nepal is incomplete if you haven’t tried trekking. There are various kinds of treks present for both beginners and experienced trekkers like short, long, easy and difficult treks. So, even if you don’t know much about trekking but still have that adventurous streak in yourself then you must bring it out here if not because of a challenge then at least for the sake of making a lifetime memory.
2. Paragliding in Pokhara
Blessed with all the right ingredients including convenient take-off and landing zones, large lake safety, stable thermals and mesmerizing mountain views, Pokhara is considered as on one of the top 5 commercial tandem paragliding locations in the whole world. A live guide accompanies you in this adventurous activity which lasts for about 25 to 30 minutes and it is performed throughout the year except for the times of bad weather. Though you can practice other activities like mountain biking, boating, sun bathing, etc but paragliding is a must activity to do as not only it is once in a lifetime kind of adventure but also because while doing it you would witness the best natural wonders of Earth by sharing space with the Himalayas, floating above the monasteries, villages, temples and lakes.
3. Pay Chitwan National Park a visit
All wildlife lovers surely won’t want to miss this opportunity of seeing Bengal Tigers, one-horned rhinos,more than 500 different species of migratory birds and Asian elephants all at one place. Some other animals which you can see here are crocodiles, tigers, bears and elephants. The best way to explore the National Park properly is by sparing 3 days and 2 nights for this trip as by staying here you also get to experience a typical Tharu village in Nepal.
4. Meeting with the Himalayas
Don’t want to indulge in adventurous treks but still wish to witness the beauty of Himalayas closely? Don’t worry, the panoramic Himalayan Mountains flight tour is the solution for your problem as it lets you enjoy eye level views of the grand mountain peaks. So, get ready to witness the beauty of peaks like Mount Everest, Gauri-Shankar, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Makalu and many more unfold right in front of your eyes.
5. Explore the capital city- Kathmandu
Kathmandu with its intricate carvings, numerous temples and shrines, humongous stone images and wonderful pagodas is a total mystery waiting to be unraveled by its guests. The best way to unfold the secrets of the place is to visit it with a personal guide who will tell you about the history and local folk lore of the place with minute details and great interest. Stopping at and exploring the right destinations with a guided tour will ensure a total entertainment package.
6. Go river rafting at the BhoteKoshi River
Has river rafting ever pumped up your adrenaline? Do you want to indulge in an adventure challenge but have little or no experience with river rafting? Don’t worry BhoteKoshi River is famous for offering one of the best and most exciting short river trips across the globe. If you want to closely witness the challenges and fun factor of the exciting kayaking and rafting adventures offered in BhoteKoshi River then opt for the two – day package and live your life to the fullest.
7. Go through the second largest town in the valley- Patan
Though much of the ancient temples of Patan were to a large extent destroyed by the earthquake tragedy that struck Nepal in 2015 what’s makes Patan still special is its long historical importance which dates back to the year 250 BC. It is home to a number of temples (some of which are still there) including the famous Kumbeshwar and Bhaktapur Temple which is not only known for their religious greatness but also for their remarkable architecture. Don’t forget to visit the Patan Museum which is famous for its great architectural design, for seating the 12th Buddha and also for housing over 200 copper statues of Hindu and Buddhist deities.
8. Mountain biking
Kathmandu valley and Nepal are known for providing one of the most challenging mountain bike tours some of which are the ones at Shivapuri National Park, Annapurna circuit, Dakshinkali road from Kathmandu to Nargakot and back, etc. Godavari, Chapagaun and Bungamati roads are known for easy mountain bike tours and gorgeous natural beauty. This uphill ride while seeing all the cultural attractions around is a must.
If not all, then try to perform and experience most of the above – mentioned activities to make the most of your trip to Nepal!