Activities to do in Nepal

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Rafting and Kayaking in Nepal: Several companies offer trips of rafting and kayaking. www.paddlenepal.com offers several options: You can join them in Kathmandu at the phone number: (01) 4700239 and in Pokhara (06) 207077. This company is dedicated to Nepalese water sports and you may take lessons of rafting, kayaking or canoeing.

The city of Pokhara is great for a tour of an aircraft or helicopter near the high mountains. You can either use our services to make your reservations or organized on the spot.

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Trekking in Nepal: Nepal is a beautiful country where most travelers love to enjoy the mountains. The trek becomes an option that many adventurers want to do in Nepal. We offer several trek whose length and difficulty vary greatly depending on the desires of each. From 3-4 days to Poon Hill, some would rather take the grand tour of Annapurna in 3 weeks. Read also « Trekking routes in Nepal »

 

Learning nepalese in Pokhara: Learning nepalese is an aspect that should not be overlooked as long as you want to make a genuine encounter with the people of Nepal. Indeed, the Nepalese are proud of their language and despite its exotic rythm, the nepalese language school located in Pokhara provides quality education to students with a practical knowledge of Nepali. We suggest you download the Nepali lessons available on the site and continue your learning in Nepal, at the School of Cosmic Brontausaurus language.

Visit temples of Nepal: Kathmandu is the biggest city in which there are numerous temples, both Buddhist and Hindu. The visit of stupas and temples is always an unforgettable experience. There are temples in several parts of the country.

Climbing in Nepal: With the great mountains of Himalaya, there are many places to climb. Be ready for a great adventure in Nepal.

Flights around the high mountains in Nepal: For about $ 100-150, it is possible to take a tour of an aircraft or helicopter to observe the high mountains of the Himalayas. You can see Everest and the mountains of Annapurna. Read also « Flight to Everest Mountain »

Washing an elephant: It is possible to live this experience in the Chitwan National Park.

Tour in the jungle (Chitwan National Park): A walk in the jungle is always an incredible adventure. You can cross exotic animals and walking in tall grass because sometimes fear of unwanted encounters. But for lovers of adrenaline, the experience is worth it! Read also « Elephant Back Riding in Chitwan »

Plane tour around Everest and Annapurna: Many companies offer the possibility of a flight of 45 minutes / 1 hours around the famous mountain Everest. It is possible to live the same experience while admiring the mountains and Annapurna Machhapuchhare. The cost is about $ 100 / $ 140 depending on business.

 

Climbing the Everest: reaching the top of Everest is not an adventure for everybody. If you want to make this dream a reality and conquer the top of the world, make sure that you are very healthy and you have a good experience of high mountain. If you think you fill the requirement, feel free to contact us to organise your trip climbing to the Everest Peak.

 

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What Are the Activities to Do During Travel in Nepal?

By Bijaya Shiwakoti

 

Here are some general ideas on what to do in Nepal, if you are clueless (I doubt you will be if you are in Nepal)

 

    * Trekking hills

    * Mountaineering

    * Sightseeing

    * Adventure travel

    * Cultural

    * Recreational Activities

    * Religious tourism

    * Gambling

    * Others

 

Trekking and mountaineering:

 

    * Trekking is one of the most popular means of spending your time in Nepal. Various trekking routes are widely popular such as the Annapurna Circuit, Everest Base camp trek, Mustang trek, Langtang trek, Annapurna base camp trek. More information on all these treks are available here.

 

    * You could attempt to summit the Mount Everest, other mountains that are above 8000 meters or try smaller mountains and other trekking peaks.

 

Sightseeing:

 

    * The Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square represent the arts and architecture of the the Kathmandu valley during the reign of the Malla kings. They were the capitals of the fragmented Kathmandu valley at that time. The temples, stupas like the Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Bodhnath have gone through the changes of several centuries. They are landmarks and cultural heritages. There are some other cultural and historical heritages like Janaki Temple in Janakpur and Gorkha Durbar in Gorkha outside the Kathmandu valley.

 

    * Taking an hour long mountain flight in the morning (October to June) to view up close the Mount Everest and other mountains on the Khumbu region.

 

    * Organizing a jungle safari (jeep and elephant rides) and spotting the One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger, countless birds. You can also take a cultural tour of the of Tharu community in Chitwan National Park and take a look at the Elephant Breeding Centre, Gharial Breeding Center and enjoying the elephant bathing in the Rapti River.

 

    * Bird watching in the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve and Rara Lake in Rara National Park, Mugu. Both of these places are the resting places for the migratory birds during the winter in the northern hemisphere.

 

    * Viewing the spectacular sunrise and sunset from Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Sarangkot (Pokhara), Daman, Sauraha (Chitwan National Park) and any other vantage points.

 

Adventurous Activities:

 

    * Rafting and kayaking in Bhote Koshi, Sunkoshi, Trisuli, Karnali, Marshyangdi, Seti and many more rivers which offer different kind of challenges which are suitable for people with a wide range of interests and capabilities.

 

    * Hire a boat or kayak from the shores of Fewa and Begnas lake in Pokhara and enjoying the sailing.

 

    * If you want to experience the Bungee jumping on a 160 meters deep gorge made by Bhote Koshi near border with China then contact The Last Resort. They also offer canyoning at the Last Resort.

 

    * You could also enjoy the stunning views of Fewa Tal and the himalayan peaks while paragliding and parahawking from Sarangkot in Pokhara

 

    * Take a ultralight (microlight) flight from Pokhara Airport to take a view of the mountains of the Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna ranges and the surroundings of Pokhara

 

    * Mountain biking is also a means of enjoying your stay here. There are many routes in and around Kathmandu, Pokhara and other destinations as well.

 

Cultural Activities:

 

    * Participate in at least one of the many nepalese festivals that take place around the year.

 

Recreational Activities:

 

    * Bars, discos are available in Kathmandu and other major cities like Pokhara. Nepali Folk Song (Dohori) restaurants provide uniquely look into Nepali folk music.

 

    * Just roam around the cities and enjoy it. It is a way too different from what you used to experience back home.

 

Religious Tourism:

 

    * Nepal is a destination for religious tourism all round the year for both the Hindus and the Buddhists. Hindus visit temples like Pashupatinath, Budhanilkantha and also stupas like Swayambhunath and Bodhnath. They also visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. Buddhists mainly visit the stupas and Lumbini. The sites are major hub for people during festivals like Shivaratri and Buddha Purnima.

 

Gambling:

 

    * Recreational services like casinos are popular among the tourists, mainly from India.

 

Others:

 

    * You could taste the Nepali (rice, lentils and curry), Newari (chatamari) and the Tibetan (mo mo, thukpa) dishes that are popular in Nepal

 

    * You could try volunteering in the monasteries, orphanages, schools, health posts and hospitals, and communities. Combine volunteering with activities mentioned above.

 

    * Buy curios, pashminas, thangkas, handicrafts and other souvenirs in shops and stalls in Thamel in Kathmandu and around the places tourists visit for your loved ones back home.

 

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Trekking and Hiking in Nepal

by: Subash Kc

 

Ever since Nepal’s tourism door was opened to the foreigners, it has been most well known most famous trek destination in the world. There are Several routes to choose for trekking but some routes are very popular. Langtang, Everest Annapurna are probably the most popular trekking routes in the world. There are many reasons to be these routes most popular. This reason were introduced to trekkers specially foreigners long time before. There are many proves where tourists trekked before 1950. There reason are easier to access. One can drive or fly to starting place easily. Clean comfortable lodges are also available along the routes. It is not necessary to bring own tents foods while doing trek. The tea houses serve fresh, delicious hygienic meals drinks throughout trekking. It is also easier to organize these trekking as the trekkers don’t need special trekking permission from ministry of tourism civil aviation. Remotes restricted routes required special permit that costs US$ 90 to US$ 700 per weeks but the popular routes such as Langtang , Annapurna Everest don’t required it so that it lower expenses on tourists also. There routes are possible to trek in all seasons. Still tented accommodation private kitchen can be your option to avoid disturbances from the crowd .

Most popular regions for trekking in Nepal are

Everest Region, Annapurna Region and Langtang Region

Everest Region

Everest trekking offers you great opportunity to have unique experience.

The Everest area is situated in eastern Nepal. It is protected by the Sagarmatha National Park, established in 1976 with an area of 1148 square kilometers. The park is largely composed of the rugged terrain and gorges of the high Himalayas. Altitude ranges from 2845 meters above sea level (9,330ft) to the top of the world, Mt. Everest at 8848 meters (29,028ft). Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, which is known in Nepal as"Sagarmatha" the goddess mother of the world, has long been the greatest attraction for nature lovers and trekkers alike. Solukhumbu, the heartland of the Everest Region and an integral part of the Himalayan mystique, thus provides a welcome destination for these adventurers Throughout this trek trekkers are overwhelmed with views of unbelievable peaks, Buddhist monasteries, and friendly Sherpa villages. Perhaps some may even have a glance of the Yeti! The local people believe that the Pangboche Monastery actually has in its possession the real scalp of this Himalayan legend. As we proceed slowly to allow for maximum acclimation, we will have plenty of opportunity to visit monasteries and sherpa homes of this region. Most of our Sherpa crew come from the Sherpa households of this area. Incredible views of Everest and the surrounding peaks are the inescapable fare while we ascend Kala Patthar.

Annapurna Region

Annapurna trekking has been wildly recognized as a naturalist's paradise. The upper sub-alpine steppe environment harbors some of the rare snow leopards and blue sheep. Other areas of the region protect bird species such as the multi-coloured Impeyan, kokla, blood pheasant amongst a multitude of other birds, butterflies and insects. Many plants native to Nepal are found in this forest. The conservation area has 100 varieties of orchids and some of the richest temperate rhododendron forest in the world.

For thousands of years people of diverse ethnic backgrounds have scratched a livelihood out of its steep hillsides. The advent of tourism and the phenomenal rise in human population has triggered a process of environmental deterioration. In 1968 Nepal's King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation launched the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. With international help, the project aims to integrate environmental conservation with development that can sustain the area's reserve base. The project aspires to improve local living standards, protect the environment and develop a more "sensitive" form of tourism. One of its most important function has been to develop and teach courses on environmental education in local schools.

Langtang Region

Explore the upper reaches of the scintillating Langtang Valley. The challenging crossing of the exciting Ganja La Pass Pass through remote Sherpa and Tamang villages in the delightful Helambu region.

The Langtang region is closer to Kathmandu and a little less populated than other trekking destinations in Nepal. We take you to the Langtang Valley that lies just south of the Tibetan Border. Your trek starts from the village of Dunche, walking on the open and fertile valley. Nepal's national flower, the Rhododendron looks amazing with the backdrop of snow-capped mountains and photo opportunities on this trek are endless. You will see and hear a multitude of birds and might be able to spot other wildlife such as Wild Boar and Languor monkey. As you move up the valley you will notice the Tibetan influence in the villages and lifestyle of the people. The ascent up to Tserko Ri (4,984m) is a challenging climb, however it offers some of the most spectacular Himalayan views and the mountain passes are overpowering, which is a definite highlight of the trip! Another option is to undertake a shorter walk up to Kyanjin Ri or walk further up the valley. The pristine Gompa at Kyanjin is set in midst of the Himalayas and the views from all directions are phenomenal. Our relaxed itinerary allows for two days at Kyanjin where we you are able to acclimatize yourselves to higher altitudes as you trek up to Langshisha Kharka for a glimpse of Tillman’s Col and the peaks near the Tibetan Boarder. You might also be able to climb Tserko Ri a relatively easy trekking endeavourer, which offers unrivalled views of the high summits.

After Kyanjin Gompa you will spend the next few days trekking over the magnificent Ganja La (5400m. /17712ft), a challenging pass situated on the flank of the Naya Kang (5846m. /19175ft) where high camp is set up on grassy meadows at the foot of the pass before you make the crossing. The last few meters of ascent to the prayer flags on the pass require a modest amount of scrambling, though it is not difficult at any stage. Fabulous views of the Ganesh and Jugal Himal peaks greet you as you traverse across to the delightful Helambu region. Gentle trekking through pleasant

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