With its array of organized adventure activities and fitting diverse natural landscape, Nepal is gradually becoming the hotspot for adventure addicts and thrill-seekers. But choosing the right and safe areas for a particular adventure sport in Nepal is not an easy task, as there are only a few areas specific for few adventures to be attempted safely. Listed below, here are few not-to-be-missed adventure sports and the related locations to experience Nepal with an adrenalin rush.
The thrill and excitement of rafting in the ferocious Himalayan rapids of Nepal is a not-to-be-missed once-in-a-lifetime experience. This particular water sport is best to enjoy in groups but is not at all for minors and faint-hearted. Trishuli River is the best location for quite moderate and quickest rafting. White River Rafting in the Seti River offers a more adventurous experience. Bheri and Karnali rivers of West Nepal, Maryangdi, Bhotekoshi, and Tamur rivers are some of the popular choices for rafting among adventure lovers. There are few professional companies like GRG’s Adventure Kayaking, Holy Sherpa Vision, Himalayan Joy Adventure, and White Water Nepal, which offer safe and guided rafting to the tourists.
Though commonly considered as a calming and recreational outdoor activity, Paragliding has its fair share of adventure, depending upon the chosen location. Nepal has plenty of adventurous spots perfect for paragliding, like, Kot Danda, Surkhet, Godavari, Bandipur, Phulchoki, and hills around Gorkha. Several Pokhara-based paragliding companies provide professional instructors to guide novice and beginners.
Ice climbing is gradually becoming popular in Nepal, though only two places are providing the opportunity so far. These are Thame in Khumbu and Humde in Manang. Though mostly done by experienced mountaineers, nowadays adventure lovers also have started to indulge in this thrilling activity. The Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA), and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) are there to provide professional instructors and active gear if needed.