Nepal boasts the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest 8,848 m (29,029 ft), along with the shortest man, Chandra Bahadur Dangi 0.546 m (1 ft 9 in). It has 8 of the 14 highest peaks in the world, and when it comes to Adventure Travel, this small nation of South Asia boasts unlimited activities.
Let’s look at 5 of the most exciting Adventure travel to do around in Nepal.
#1 Everest Base Camp Trek
Located at 5,364 m (17,598 ft), Everest base camp is a rudimentary campsite for Climbers attempting Mount Everest from Southern side (Nepal). The whole experience of entering the Himalaya kingdom of Khumbu facilitated by a risky air flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and 2 weeks of uphill hiking can provide one of most exciting experiences ever.
With safer trek routes and greater hospitality of the locales, Everest region has established itself as one of the most desired trek trails in the world. Edmund Hillary would have find visiting Everest very overwhelming today, as it looks world apart from the time he first came here in 1953.
More than 30,000 adventure enthusiasts trek to Everest every year. The greater experience of mingling with local inhabitants -“Sherpa,” resting in a Tea-House, battling with extreme weather and enjoying some of the most iconic sceneries of world’s tallest mountains can certainly be an overwhelming experience. >>Get more Info.
“Choose to trek Everest during Pre-Monsoon (April-June) or Post-Monsoon (September-November) seasons. Gifted with fair weather, this region comes alive during post-monsoon with traders arriving from China to sell their products in Khumbu markets.”
#2 Annapurna Base Camp / Circuit Trek
Trekking in Annapurna region is considered by many trekkers compared to any other Himalaya regions of Nepal. With availability of quality tea-houses en route, the ease in trekking attracts highest number of the trekkers. Enjoying various short and long treks, almost 70,000 adventure enthusiasts trek to various parts of Annapurna in a year. Ghorepani-Poonhill trek and Ghandruk trek in Annapurna are shorter in nature, whereas, Base camp trek and Circuit trek tends to be longer.
At the base of the 10th highest mountain in the world, Annapurna 8,091 m (26,505 ft), lies a remote region of the mountain gifted with some of the most scenic sceneries; Machapuchre in South, Himchuli in East and Annapurna mountain range in North.
Circuit trek allows traversing almost entire Annapurna region. One can explore every ethnic culture and lifestyle of the region along with Himalaya landscapes. Thorong-La Pass 5,416 m (17,769 ft) is the highest altitude reached during circuit trek.
Ghandruk and Chhomrong are some of the most beautiful ethnic villages found in the region. >>Get more Info.
“Choose to Trek Annapurna during Pre-Monsoon or Post-Monsoon seasons, as good weather prevents accidents during the trek.”
#3 Upper Mustang Trek
Similar to Tibetan plateau, Upper Mustang is covered with sand dunes, high rocks and Buddhist monuments and prayer flags.
Former abode of Bon inhabitants, today it is inhabited mostly by Buddhist population, which arrived coming mainly from Tibet.
Upper Mustang was opened for foreigners only in 1992. Government of Nepal ceased monarchy in the region in 2008. The last monarch of Mustang, Raja Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk, still resides in his palace in Lo Manthang, the capital of Mustang.
Lo Manthang looks like a small island in the vast sea like desert. The flow of tourists in here is highly regulated by the officials, where only handfuls are allowed to enter the region in a year. Similar to Lhasa, Lo Manthang is considered as a Forbidden kingdom.
The region is rich in intriguing cultures and arts, primitive high mountain caves used for burying dead bodies, ancient Bon monuments and scenic landscapes. >>Get more Info.
#4 Climbing Six-Thousander Peaks
Nepal is gifted with 8 of the 14 highest mountains in the world. These mountains are the pride of Nepal; moreover, mountaineering is considered as one of the most sought adventure activities.
Along with some of the mightiest Eight-Thousander, Nepal boasts few of the majestic Six-Thousander peaks in the world. Ranging from Mera peak, Island Peak and Pisang Peak to Lobuche, climbing small peaks is another fascinating adventure activity done by climbing enthusiasts.
Assimilation of both trekking and climbing, the overall experience of countering Six-Thousander can be exhilarating. It also proves to be a gateway for climbing higher mountains in the future.
It suits those who’re looking for more than a trek and tasting mountain summits. >>Get more Info.
“Choose to climb during Pre-Monsoon or Post-Monsoon seasons, as good weather prevents accidents during the climb.”
#5 Wildlife Safari in Chitwan and Bardia
Indian subcontinent is rich is sub-tropical forests and is home to some of the rarest and exotic wild animals. Southern region of Nepal, Terai, possesses a part of these majestic forests and also boasting wildlife scenes consisting of rare species of Royal Bengal Tigers and One-horned Rhino.
Chitwan National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) was established in 1973, whereas, Bardia National park came to existence in 1988.
Previously used as hunting grounds by the Royals and Aristocrats, today, these areas are strictly protected and used as breeding centers.
Both, Elephant ride or jeep safari into deep forest can provide greater experience of exploring wildlife in the regions, and may offer rare sightings of Bengal tigers, one horned rhinos and Mugger crocodiles.
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