Things to do in Nepal
Nepal land of Himalayas is one of the best adventure travel destinations. This small landlocked country is packed with natural and cultural beauties. Those who are making adventure vacations plans, Nepal will be the perfect travelling destination for them. Nepal offers several holiday adventure which includes high altitude trekking to easy tours.
Recently National Geographic has listed Nepal on “The Cool List: 16 for 2016” where Nepal is on sixth must travel destination in 2016. And said “Tourist numbers to Nepal plummeted by 85% after the devastating earthquakes, but the country is once more open for business and safe to visit, with a new government-backed website providing official updates on affected areas. This is a nation that has long relied heavily on tourism, with many visitors lured by the chance to combine voluntourism with an adventure holiday in a stunning landscape.”
So what are the most popular travelling menus for Nepal travel?
1. Trekking in Nepal
As there are plenty of trekking routes, trekking is the best traveling option in Nepal. Nepal trek offers to see snow capped mountains which include 8 of 10 highest mountains in the world including Mount Everest 8848m.Trek Nepal takes trekkers to the foothills of the mighty Himalayas of Nepal. Nepal treks also offers to explore some of the untouched and unexplored places of Nepal. During trekking in Nepal one can also explore the culture and living style of the people of respective trekking trails. Treks in Nepal are undisputedly, a memorizing adventure which can last lifetime. Trek in Nepal can be extreme trekking to short and easy Nepal treks and tours.
One who is thinking treks to Nepal there are bundles of trekking and tours activities. Those who cannot trek in high altitudes can choose easy treks in Nepal and those who are physically good and wants adventurous trekking can choose challenging hard trekking in Nepal. There are several top treks in Nepal which advances to experience wonderful trekking adventure in Nepal. Everest Base Camp Trekking, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, Annapurna Circuit Trekking, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, Langtang trekking, Manaslu Circuit Trekking are some of the most amazing and frequently visited trekking trails of Nepal. Those who want easy Nepal trek tours can choose Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking and Langtang trekking which offers to see mighty Himalayas and also offers to explore cultural wonders.
Those having more time and dream of doing challenging trekking in high mountains can choose Everest Base Camp Trekking, Everest Three Pass Trekking, Everest Via Gokyo Ri Trekking, Makalu Base Camp Trekking and more. For easy and short trekking Nepal options are: Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is 5 day trek in Nepal which can be done as 4 day trek in Nepal too. Another popular trekking Annapurna Base Camp trekking is 10 day trek in Nepal but this amazing base camp trek can be done as 7 day trek in Nepal too. Langtang trekking is another trekking in Nepal which is easy trekking yet equally offers to see the mighty Himalayas, explore the culture and traditions of peoples of Langtang which is influenced by Tibet culture and also explore the flora and faunas of Langtang trekking region.
Other top Nepal trek tours are Upper Mustang Trekking, Lower Dolpo Trekking, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking. These trekking in Nepal are categorised as restricted areas trekking where trekkers have to get special trekking permits and have to accompany a Nepali trekking guide during trekking.
Depending upon trekkers interest there are different ways to do trekking in Nepal. Mainly trekking in Nepal can be done in two ways, one is teahouse trekking in Nepal and another is camping trekking in Nepal. During teahouse trekking in Nepal, trekkers used to stay in available teahouses on the trekking routes. In this type of trekking, teahouses provide food and accommodation during trekking. In camping trekking in Nepal, trekkers have to take required equipment with them during trekking. In this sort of trekking, trekkers have to cook food and have to use tents for accommodation.
Except restricted trekking routes of Nepal, trekking through Nepal can be done individually. But it is always better to hire one of the trekking companies in Nepal who will provide different trekking tours packages on traveller’s interest. Trekking companies provides teahouses trekking, camping trekking in Nepal with experienced government license holder trekking guides of Nepal with proper trekking packages. For trekking in Nepal trekkers need to get Trekking Permits and TIMS Cards for trekking. Trekking permits that means the conservation area fees or National Park entry fees.Those trekking permits are issued by Nepal Tourism Board. Whereas, TIMS Card another important trekking documents is provided by Trekking Agencies Association Nepal (TAAN).
Trekking in Nepal are seasonal adventure activities and the best trekking seasons of Nepal are Spring- March/April/May/ June and autumn- end of September/October/November. But low altitude trekking can be done in winter season and in Monsoon Upper Mustang trekking and Dolpo trekking are best trekking in Nepal.
2. Nepal Tour
Tours in Nepal is another travelling activity in Nepal which offers to explore the best of the Nepal. Nepal tours are best possible travelling activities to spend the holiday with family. Nepal offers different kinds of tours which advance to explore Nepal. Tour Nepal or tours in Nepal is the best adventure travel experience to share your good time in Nepal with family.
Tours in Nepal can be spiritual tours, cultural tours or just a vacation tour to spend the holidays. Most popular tours of Nepal are Pokhara Tour, Chitwan Lumbini Pokhara Tour, Lumbini Pokhara Tour, Illam Tour and more.
Nepal tours can be day tours to multi-day tours. Multi days Nepal Tours includes Pokhara Tour, Chitwan Lumbini Pokhara Tour, Lumbini Pokhara Tour, Illam Tour and more. Day tours in Nepal are those tours in Nepal which offer to explore some of the natural, cultural and historical highlights of Nepal. Most famous day tours in Nepal are; Kathmandu Valley Day tours and day tours in Pokhara which offers to explore the highlights of respective places.
During day tours in Kathmandu Valley, one can sight some of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Sites in Kathmandu. In other the Pokhara Day tours, it offers to explore some of the natural wonders of beautiful Pokhara city. Nepal tours are perfect for those who cannot trek in the high Himalayas yet want to see the snowcapped mountains and explore the cultural and historical aspects of Nepal.
3. Peak Climbing
Peak climbing in Nepal is another best adventure activity in Nepal. Peak Climbing Nepal suits for those travellers who want a thrilling, challenging and exciting adventure activities in Nepal. As Nepal is a Himalayan country there are lots of mountains for the expedition. Mountaineering governing body Nepal Mountaineering Association has categorised thirty-three peaks as “Minor Peaks” below 6000 meters which can be done by climbers having little climbing experience.
Among those peaks, some of the peaks are easy and non-technical climbing peaks but some of them are technical in nature. Some of the best peak climbing in Nepal are:
Pisang Peak Climbing
Island Peak Climbing
Yala Peak Climbing
Mera Peak Climbing
4. Wildlife Tours in Nepal
Nepal is also home to several wildlife and birds. Nepal is home for some of the endangered wild species and birds. Wildlife tours in Nepal are dedicated to introducing the flora and faunas of Nepal. Most famous wildlife tours in Nepal are Chitwan Wildlife Tour, Bardia Wildlife tour Nepal and Koshi Tappu Wildlife tour. Among them, Chitwan National Park tour is the most chosen and famous wildlife tour in Nepal. But Bardia Wildlife tour and Koshi Tappu Wildlife tour offers the same level thrill and excitement as Chitwan Wildlife tour. During wildlife tours in Nepal, one can experience Elephant back safari, different local cultural programs and also sight different species of wild animals and birds.
Normally, wildlife tours in Nepal are of 5 days maximum. Chitwan Jungle safari tour can be done as 2 Nights 3 Days Safari Tour or 1 Night 2 Days jungle safari tour, whereas Bardia Wildlife Tour Nepal is for 4 Nights 5 Days. Likewise, Koshi Tappu Wildlife tour Nepal is for 3 Nights 4 Days.
5. Rafting and Kayaking
Rafting and Kayaking are another wonderful adventure activity to do during Nepal travel. Nepal has some of the thrilling raging rivers which offer chilling whitewater rafting and kayaking experience in Nepal. Rafting trips in Nepal are one of the fantastic and must to adventure activity in Nepal during Nepal visit. One who is interested in rafting in Nepal can do day rafting trips to multi-days rafting trips in Nepal. Nepal rivers offer variety of rafting experience where beginners to pro can enjoy rafting and kayaking experience.
Some of the famous rafting and kayaking in Nepal are: