Nepal is a naturally and culturally blessed country which lies between two giants China and India in South East Asia. Nepal offers you many things to experience; there are many things to do and many things to observe like boating, rafting, mountaineering, paragliding, bungee jumping, trekking, sightseeing and much more. Here we suggest you the 10 best things to do in Nepal.
Among the 10 highest peaks in the world, eight (including the highest peak Mt. Everest) lies in Nepal. As mountaineering has become popular throughout the world, Nepal is considered as the best place for mountaineers. Expedition on Pumori, Amadablam and Baruntse are considered the popular among 6000 & 7000-meter peaks whereas Dhaulagiri, Makalu, Manaslu, Lhotse, and Everest are the 8000-meter peaks for the challenging mountaineering in Nepal. There are four mountaineering seasons for mountaineering in Nepal: spring (March-May), summer (June-August), autumn (September-November) and winter (December-February).
2. Peak Climbing
Peak climbing is alike mountaineering but climbing in small trekking peaks (ranging from 5587 to 6654 meters), which any fit and fine trekker can climb and no previous mountaineering experience is needed. Peak climbing in Nepal offers you the best adventure trekking and expedition experience to both experienced trekkers and novice climbers. Climbing these trekking peaks in Nepal is the first step for those climbers who are planning for mountaineering in the future. Among the identified 1310 peaks above 6000 meter, one-quarter is officially opened for Peak climbing. Island Peak Climbing, Mera Peak Climbing, and Lobuche Peak Climbing are some of climbing peaks in Nepal.
3. Trekking / Hiking
Trekking in Nepal is served as per the interest of trekkers worldwide. There are easy, moderate and strenuous trekking destinations in the Nepal which depend on upon your interest and availability of time. Trekking in Nepal is all about exploring the beautiful nature and the flora and fauna residing on it with highs and lows of the trekking trails and lifestyle and culture of the indigenous people residing in remote corners. Everest base camp Trek, Annapurna base camp Trekking, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Helambu valley Trek and Mustang Trek are some of the best trekking packages in Nepal.
4. Tour / Sightseeing
Cultural tour, historical place tour, educational tour and honeymoon tour are some of the tour packages in Nepal. Nepal offers best tour destination for leisure and adventure holidays for a tour in Nepal.Tours in Nepal gives you a different experience while visiting various culturally and naturally blessed touristic sites like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and Lumbini etc.The vast diversity of the people, their culture, language and traditions will attract everyone. The two predominant religions, Hinduism, and Buddhism are ever present, with a huge variety of gods and goddesses, numerous temples, stupas, and monasteries, depict the deep faith of the people. These are the reasons you can experience the best tour in Nepal.
5. Helicopter tour
A helicopter tour is for those people who have limited time or unable to get so close to the glistering mountains by foot. Nepal Helicopter tour offers you a variety of Helicopter tour programs In Nepal as per your interest. Everest Kalapattar Helicopter Tour, Muktinath Helicopter Tour, Mt. Everest Helicopter Tour, Helicopter Pilgrimage Tour are some of them. Nepal helicopter tour over the Himalayas offers you the magnificent adventure, inspiring scenery, magnificent peaks and beautiful scenic countryside. The most spectacular flight takes you very close to the world’s highest mountain range with this type of helicopter tour of Nepal.
6. Jungle Safari
Nepal is rich in bio-diversity, the Himalayas are famous for trekking, peak climbing and mountaineering activities whereas the Terai low land tropical forests are famous for the habitat for wildlife which is best for jungle safari activities. There are 9 National Parks, 6 conservation areas, 3 wildlife reserves and 1 hunting reserve In Nepal. Visitors will get a chance to see most of the great variety of wildlife. Jungle safari in Nepal package program includes elephant ride safari, canoe rides, nature walks, birds watching tour, Tiger tracing tour and tours around the villages.
7. White Water Rafting
Nepal is regarded as the World’s Best Destination for White Water Rafting & Kayaking because of the water descending direct from the Himalayas. With such warm rivers, a semi-tropical climate, impressive geography, exotic cultures, wildlife, friendly welcoming people and magnificent mountain surrounding rafting in Nepal your holidays are sure to become memorable and unforgettable. Nepal has many rivers for rafting and kayaking such as Trishuli River, Seti River, Sunkoshi River, Kali Gandaki River, Bhotekoshi River, Arun River, Marsyangdi River, Karnali River, Tamor River etc.
8. Bungee Jumping and Paragliding
The ultimate thrill of a Bungee jump and Paragliding can be experienced in Nepal which might be the best site in the world. Nepal’s first bungee jumping site is situated 160m over the wild BhoteKosi River located close to Nepal/Tibet border. Now, Pokhara is also featured with a new adventurous and ever waited dreamland Bungee Jump. And again Pokhara is one of the top 5 commercial tandem paragliding locations in the world, with stable thermals, convenient take-off and landing zones, the safety of a large lake and incredible mountain views. Bungee Jumping and Paragliding is one of the things you should do in Nepal.
There are a variety of volunteer & internship programs in Nepal which implements sustainable development to promote positive change for Nepal. Schools, Orphanages, Buddhist Monasteries, Women’s Groups, school for Mentally & Physically Disabled Children, Physiotherapy Hospitals and Health Clinics, Internship in Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy and Speech therapy, and Construction are some of the fields where volunteering activities can be performed in Nepal.
10. Yoga and Meditation
Yoga and Meditation will help you achieve the different dimensions of health-physical, mental, spiritual and sensorial. As there are many peaceful and calm places, Nepal is one of the best places for Yoga and meditation. There are much-specialized meditation, yoga classes, traditional treatments, Ayurveda clinics, Spas in Kathmandu, Lumbini and other tourist places in Nepal. After Yoga and meditation in Nepal within the beautiful scenery of country sides very close to the center of the city, you will get new experience, spiritual, happiness and self –realization.
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Updated: May 16, 2016