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Adventure Sports in Nepal

Posted On:Saturday, May 21, 2022
Adventure Sports in Nepal

Nepal offers various Adventure Sports in the shade of high Himalayan peaks’

Adventure Sports in Nepal:

Adventure Sports in Nepal amazes travellers and there are plenty of options to choose from. Adventure sports in Nepal range from floating in the Himalayan clear blue sky with Paragliding to daredevil Bungee Jumping. Major adventure sports available in Nepal include the highest marathon run, hair-raising sky-dive, paragliding, riding high on Ultra-Light aircraft and scenic Mountain Flight with views of majestic Himalayan peaks.

In the backdrop of mighty Annapurna Himalaya: Ultra-Light Aircraft

Pokhara offers an enjoyable short flight in ultralight aircraft that takes place from sunrise to 11:00 am and from 3 pm to sunset every day except in monsoon season (July to mid-September).

The major highlights of the flight include amazing scenery, panoramas of Pokhara valley and the lakes with massive mountain ranges including Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’. You will also be able to witness green hills and valleys dotted with farm villages. Ultra-light aircraft is an ideal way to enjoy and witness spectacular scenery from a new perspective.

Bungee Jumping in Nepal

Bungee Jump

Bungee in Nepal offers a remarkable 160m/500 ft drop into a gorge of raging Bhote Kosi River which is one of the longest free falls in the world. Bungee Jumping is a great adventure, one of the most famous adventures in Nepal and it should not be missed.

Paragliding in Nepal; floating in the Himalayan Sky

Paragliding in Pokhara with Mt Fish Tail in the background.

Paragliding in Nepal was started in Pokhara and can also be done near Kathmandu Valley in Phulchowki Hill. Pokhara is considered foremost for paragliding as it is closest to the Annapurna mountains and it offers awesome scenery. The paragliding trip starts with a short drive to the hill of Sarankot at 1, 460 meters. Running, jumping and gliding above the scenic Pokhara valley with awesome scenery takes about 45 minutes as you finally land beside the beautiful Fewa Lake.

Kayaking and Rafting

Kayaking and Rafting are popular adventure sports in Nepal. Kayaking on the torrent raging in the glacial rivers of Nepal is a must-experience for experts. If you want to learn kayaking in Nepal, several rafting companies offer training.

Canyoning in Nepal

Nepal also features another adventure water sport called Canyoning, where you abseil from torrent waterfalls. This adventure sport is gaining popularity among adventurers. It is also one of the 1-day programs involving a walk or hiking to the waterfalls spots.

Sky Diving in Nepal

Out of various adventures in Nepal, skydiving is another sport that is gaining popularity every year. Skydiving in Nepal is an overwhelming experience surrounded by the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest.

It involves flying in a small plane near Everest and jumping with a parachute. Skydiving’s availability can change due to weather conditions.

Zip Flyer in Nepal: World’s most extreme zip line

A 1,800 meter long, 2000 ft vertical drop and 120 kph speed with 2 mins ride time are what a zip flyer sounds like. If you are looking for a true adrenaline rush then Sky Zip Flyer Nepal is for you. It is truly an experience not to be missed.

Participants must be between 35 and 125 kgs (75 and 275 pounds) and also require to be comfortable with heights. This Zip Flyer ride is not recommended for individuals with back or neck problems and those who are pregnant.

Everest Marathon

Nepal offers various marathon runs from the high mountain range, and high hills to scenic valleys and all in the shade of the world’s highest mountain ranges. This is one of the most popular and acclaimed marathons runs in the world named ‘Tenzing -Hillary Everest Marathon’ or THEM in short.

It is recorded in Guinness Record Book as the highest Marathon in the World. It covers a distance of 42.195 km as per the International Marathon and Olympic Standard. This marathon also passes through the traditional route to Everest pioneered by the Late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary while climbing Everest in 1953.

Mountain Flight

Mountain Flight Nepal

If you are not trekking in Nepal but still want to view the highest peaks in the world, this is an opportunity for you. It is once in a lifetime experience, one of the easiest ways to view the panorama and scenic views of mountains including Mt Everest.

Mountain flight operates nearly all seasons of the year, however, spring ( February to April) and autumn/fall (September to November) are the best time to enjoy the views of Majestic Himalayan Peaks like Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, Jugal Himal, Everest, Makalu and Kanchenjunga.

Most domestic flight operations in the morning from 6.30 am to 9.00 am and the flight time is 50-60 mins.

Rock & Wall Climbing

Rock and Wall climbing trips’ lengths can range from 1 to 7 days. These are the rock climbing areas in Nepal.

  • Nagarjun Forest
    • 30 mins drive from Kathmandu.
    • 3-4 hrs courses as per the group size.
  • Hattiban
    • 1-hour drive from Kathmandu.
    • 3-4 hrs courses as per the group size.
  • Bimal Nagar
    • 20 mins drive from Bandipur.
    • 3-4 hrs courses as per the group size.
  • Nagarkot
    • 2 hrs a drive from Kathmandu.
    • 3-4 hrs courses as per the group size.
  • Namche Bazaar
    • Bouldering area.
    • 3-4 hrs courses as per the group size.

Besides the above location, we do train in other areas around Langtang & Rolwaling Valley.

Transportation, packed lunch and drinking water are usually provided for rock and wall climbing programs. You will have to bring personal rock climbing equipment like a harness, carbineer (lock/unlock), gloves and climbing shoes suitable for the climb. Main ropes and other necessary items will be provided by the school.

Mountain Biking in Nepal

Mountain Biking is one of the best ways to witness local rural life riding through villages and towns, ancient heritage sites, and exploring forgotten trails and areas that other people seldom visit.

Mountain Biking in Nepal

Mountain Biking Tour can be done for 1 day to a week duration in and around Kathmandu valley. This will show you the backside of Kathmandu from modern life to village life; a blend of scenery, culture and history. Mountain biking offers fascinating mountain views towards the north of Kathmandu; a panorama of snow-capped mountains like Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, Jugal, and Everest towards the far eastern horizon.

Another option for adventure-seeking mountain bikers is to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu avoiding the main highway. Lhasa to Kathmandu biking tour is a long mountain bike tour with North Everest Base Camp in Tibet. You will ride 1,100 kilometres in 12-15 days. Around Annapurna, mountain biking can be done with the Thorang-la pass at 5,416 meters. It is one of the most overwhelming mountain biking trips in the whole world that you can do in a 2 weeks duration.

Most adventure sports and activities are one-day programs and are led by an expert team of staff and instructors. These can be done as an extension before, after or during your major trip. Contact us if you are confused or require more info.