Adventure Sports in Nepal
We provide some of the best adventure trips to Nepal with the help of highly experienced, qualified and dedicated staff. We also provide customizable adventure trips to Nepal and hence you can plan your adventure vacations with us. For every adventure vacation package we provide independent and personalized Nepal tourism so that the tour packages are extremely flexible and can be customized to cover the major attractions and adventure sports in Nepal within a set period of time.
With the adventure vacation packages provided by us you can enjoy the serene beauty of the Himalayan country and also choose the adventure packages according to the thrill and sense of adventure you are willing to undertake. You can choose from a wide variety of adventure sports including bungee jumping, paragliding and mountain biking to enjoy an adventure trip of a lifetime in Nepal.
The ultimate thrill of bungee jumping at dizzying heights can be experienced in Nepal which is considered to be one of the best destinations for adventure sports in the world. The first bungee jumping site in Nepal is located on the Bhote Kosi River which spreads out over 160 km inviting visitors to experience the best adrenaline rush a jumping off dizzying heights. The bungee jumping on this river is at 160 meters. The staff that operates this bungee jumping site comprise of some of the most experienced jump masters in the bungee jumping business.
Nepal offers numerous tracks an extraordinary contours and trails making it one of the best biking destinations in the world. You can indulge in mountain biking in case you do not want to climb up and down the challenging Himalayan peaks. By availing the mountain biking vacation packages in Nepal not only can you overcome the challenging mountain roads but also enjoy the fabulous scenic beauty around you. Mountain biking in Nepal is provided as a classic off-road adventure along the 70 km long Scar Road that starts from Balaju that is located on the west of the Kathmandu city and proceeds along the hill resort of Kakani, Shivapuri and Trisuli. The trail then descends back to Kathmandu providing a fantastic two-day circular tour of the best scenic beauty you can come across in Nepal.
You can also choose another two-day circular tour to Dhulikhel that is located on the east of Kathmandu city. You can combine this two-day circular tour with a visit to the ancient townships of Panauti, Bhaktapur and Namobuddha which are located en route. You can also choose the 75 km ride on the hair-raising and adventurous Tribhuvan highway to the hill resort of Daman that is located on the south-east side of Kathmandu. This route will provide you with even tougher challenges and stunning scenic beauty. In case you cannot bring your own mountain bike for this adventure sport you can always rent mountain bikes in Nepal.
Hot Air Ballooning
Hot air ballooning is one of the most popular adventure sports in Nepal especially for those visitors who to enjoy the scenic beauty of Kathmandu Valley perched safely in a wicker basket. Hot air ballooning will open up fabulous scenes of enchanting sights that are accessible only from a bird’s eye view. You can breathe and the fresh crisp air of the Kathmandu Valley as you absorb the breathtaking scenic beauty at a height of at least 3600 m above sea level. You can watch the lush green hills, terraced fields and terracotta structures passed by underneath the hot air balloon. You can observe all this during sunrise.
You can also choose hot air ballooning over the majestic Himalayan peaks during sunrise to watch the majestic peaks being eliminated by strands of sunlight. You can marvel at the snowcapped Phurbi-Gyachu, Chhoba-shanker, Gaurishanker and Melungtse lined up in a dreamlike state receiving the first rays of sunlight.
Nepal is a relatively new destination for Paragliding however it provides one of the most fulfilling experiences for adventure seekers. With Paragliding you can experience unparalleled scenic beauty as you share the airspace with Himalayan eagles, vultures and kites as you float over monasteries, villages, temples, jungles and lakes.
However you must remember that gliding is a weather dependent sport and hence if you wish to indulge in paragliding you must visit Nepal during the flying season that is between November and February. The best flying months are considered to be November and December. The tree line in Nepal is located at an incredible 4000 m above sea level hence with conditions that are milder than the summer alpine you can enjoy the excellent atmospherics for a fantastic and unforgettable Paragliding experience.
The climate and topography of Nepal make it an ideal destination for all levels of paragliders including beginners, amateurs and experienced paragliders. The subtropical conditions provide a wide variety of thermals and the long rallies in Nepal produce ‘cloud streets’ which are ideal for Paragliding inviting paragliders to fly along the ‘sky highway’. The biggest advantage of Paragliding in Nepal is that the microclimate that is controlled by numerous valleys and leaks in the valleys provide for calm flying atmosphere even for beginners.
The main Paragliding area in Nepal is the Annapurna region located in the Pokhara Valley. The lakeside town is considered to be the second city in Nepal that is nestled in the foothills of the Annapurna Himalayas. The view from this Valley is simply out of the world especially when combined with the majestic peaks that tower over 1000 m above sea level. The weather of this place is subtropical throughout the year allowing for simple clothing such as T-shirts and shorts. However it is the microclimate of this Valley that makes it one of the best Paragliding locations in Nepal.
There are several other sites located across the country for Paragliding including Phew Tal and Sarangkot which is considered to be one of the most accessible Paragliding destinations in the world. One of the best Paragliding locations in Nepal is located at the viewpoint 700 m above the Pokhara Valley. This point is considered to be the best sense it is unique in the fact that it has a road running to the top and hence with a short walk you can access this point and takeoff to enjoy the breathtaking scenic beauty of the surrounding areas. This location has a cut out slope of 45 m x 45 m which provides for easy reverse launches.
Moreover this launch place has a Lake located 2000 feet below and provides for unlimited potential for adventurous Paragliding. However you must ensure that you reach this place at the earliest since it can get crowded during the flying season.
You can avail various deals for paragliding in case you are experiencing this adventure sport for the first time. You can avail the three-day introductory course for beginners and also the tandem flights in which you will be flying with an instructor. The tandem flights are well suited for inexperienced paragliders or for individuals who are not so brave to undertake the Paragliding trip on their own. The biggest advantage of undertaking the tandem flights is that at 6000 feet you can sit back and enjoy the scenic beauty while your qualified pilot ensures that you enjoy an unforgettable journey. The takeoff point for the tandem flights is at Sarangkot that is located at about 1590 m above sea level and offers fantastic views of Phewa Tal and the surrounding mountains at sunrise and sunset. You will be landing by the lake on completion of the journey.