A country in the lap of the Himalayas – Nepal’s diverse natural setting makes it a breathtaking destination for all adventure adorers. The holy mountains have been a centerpiece of attraction for as long as we can remember. Journeys to Everest, Annapurna or other massifs are likely to exceed anyone’s expectations. Due to the mountainous terrain and the river system flowing from the glaciers, other extreme adventure activities have spurted up voluntarily. Here are a few you might not want to miss for that crazy adrenaline rush:
Adrenaline rush adventure in Nepal
The river system in Nepal adds natural adventure settings for many outdoor ventures. The main river systems include Koshi, Gandaki and Karnali which have been mapped to the puny details by rafting guides. Grading for rivers has been done properly which can be enjoyed by rafters of all levels. Though the flow becomes tough and scary at places, proper acquisition of instructions to paddle from the guides properly gets you going rather par excellence. Single or multi day trips are possible, often combining them with hiking and trekking which makes way for manifold adventures in one package.
This rather tempting sport pumps your adrenaline so quickly that people pine for more after they finish. Jumping from a high point with a rope tied to the body may only represent the crazy youngsters; until you see what Nepal offers at The Last Resort, a bungy jumping site at Barabise 3.5 hours drive from Kathmandu. Jumping from a bridge 160 meter above the ground that is built over Bhote Koshi River makes this an ethereal adventure. Another jumping site has recently been opened up in Pokhara 20 minutes from the Lakeside.
Imagine descending streams on a rope and jumping down to pristine pools from canyon walls. Canyoning is undoubtedly a daring adventure to experience the thrills of nature in the wild. Nepal’s perfect natural setting for this sport gives exploration a new definition. Akin to rafting, you can get special packages that combines canyoning with trekking, hiking or other adventures. Canyoning sites are available at Kulekhani, Marsyangdi, Kakani, Sunkoshi, Bhotekoshi, Sundarijal etc and are conducted by experienced guides who give safety the utmost care.
Mountain biking in Nepal has seen a lot of enthusiasm in the recent years. The Kathmandu valley rim is best toured on a mountain bike as nearby hills offer great views and routes range from easy to extreme – fit for any kind of rider. Pokhara, Dharan and other cities are also on the rise in the scene. The terai belt sees bicycles as its major mode of transportation due to its flat terrain. Cycling tours around Annapurna, Upper Mustang, from Muktinath to Pokhara, Lumbini etc have been favored by many. These teahouse trek routes are best enjoyed on a mountain bike as it takes less time than walking and gives more freedom, proximity to nature and comfort. Hiring a bike from Kathmandu and Pokhara is a practical solution if want to avoid bringing your own.