26. White Water Rafting in the Glacial rivers from Himalayas

One of the most popular adventure activities in Nepal, white water rafting began here during the 1980’s. The geography of Nepal provides many white water rivers; fed from melting snow and monsoon rains. These rivers run down from the spectacular Himalayan ranges and out to the Great Plains of the Ganges.  The rivers in Nepal are considered to be some of the steepest and continuous of all commercially rafted rivers in the word giving rafters a thrilling ride.

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There are many rivers on offer, expeditions starting from 1 day up to over 1 week, ranging in difficulty to suit experience levels. Multi day rafting trips include camping on the sandy river banks. Combined with the crashing waves of the white water; these trips create an unforgettable experience.

Some of the rivers for white water rafting

  • Trishuli River, Seti River, Bhote Koshi River, Kali Gandaki River, Marsyandi River, Sun Koshi River, Arun River, Karnali River and Tumur River.
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25. Skydiving in Everest

CNN News Channel has ranked it as No. 8 out of 50 best Adventure Events organized throughout the world under the heading, “Try before you die” events. The adrenaline rush you get from the freefall, the eye-feasting view of the picturesque Sherpa settlement with the back drop of world’s highest peak Mt. Everest, along with other equally petrifying sister peaks, and the whole alpine experience can be a lifetime achievement.

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Afterwards, trek to Everest Basecamp or climb one of the peaks (introductory climbing) in the region.

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20. Do something unique at the roof of the world

Many different people have done many different things at the roof of the world.

Talk to us about your interest or to get an idea for you or your group.

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11. Introductory Level Peak Climbing

A great destination for introductory climbing is Mera Peak. Standing at 6,461m, Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. Located in the Everest Khumbu Valley on the edge of the famous Khumbu region. Mera Peak is a scenically stunning mountain providing views of the neighbouring ‘eight-thousanders’ (mountains over 8,000m) including; Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu.

Mera Peak is not technically difficult with ascending snow slopes rarely exceeding 30 degrees. The altitude can make it physically challenging so acclimatisation is required before climbing. A great opportunity for all physically fit adventure seekers wanting climb in Nepal and witness the breathtaking views over the Himalayas. Although suitable for first time climbing, experienced climbers won’t miss out given the spectacular positioning it offers.

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There are many mountains classified by Nepal Tourism Board as trekking peaks. Please inquire for trekking peaks or introductory climbing in Nepal.

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10. Cycling from Lhasa to Kathmandu

This is one of the dream trip of a cyclist to Follow the Friendship Highway between the historical cities of two countries – Kathmandu, Nepal & Tibet, China through some of the most amazing landscape on Earth.

This is a high altitude expedition style trip passing small Tibetan settlements, nomadic herdsmen wandering across the wide arid plains and awe-inspiring mountain peaks.

Highlights: cycling beneath the towering north face of Everest, riding over 5000m altitude, cultural city of Lhasa, medieval city of Kathmandu, ancient monasteries and ethnic villages.

Best Seasons: May and Sep

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Mountain biking trip to the outskirt of Kathmandu valley

I had been on cycling trips in the city and suburbs of Kathmandu. Those trips were more than fifteen years ago. In last fifteen years, suburbs have stretched out to the far ends of Kathmandu valley.

This time round, I wanted to enjoy mountain biking to the outskirt of Kathmandu valley for the pleasure of nature and culture abundant in the nearby hill sides. I took advantage of having tied up with one of best cycling operators in Nepal for all our cycling programs.

I set out on a group mountain biking trip to Thankot, a hill station west of the valley. The trip was organised for the media awareness on beauty of cycling in Nepal. The final destination was ‘Pataleban’ resort on the hill top.

For me, without cycling for years, was a strenuous journey whereas for cyclist this would be of easy grade.
Late October is just before the start of winter in Kathmandu. The morning was hazy till long after our break for tea. The scenery were beautiful though; the valley seen as a white lake from the winding hill. The view from the resort was stunning; grape farm, pine forest, and gigantic hills all around as far as you could see. The mountains were invisible even from the hill top in the afternoon. I could imagine though how stunning would it look if it was a clear day.

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