Adventure Trekking and Development in Nepal

Adventure trekking and development in Nepal
Updated on May 03, 2024

Adventure travelers are eager to visit some of the world's most remote nations and cultural settings. Adventure tourism generally connects remote rural places and people with broader economically sound traveler systems. Thus, tourism has a positive impact on the local economy.

The primary forms of tourism in Nepal are adventure trekking and climbing in the Himalayas, Jungle safaris in lowland Tarai, whitewater river rafting, and cultural tours to UNESCO Heritage sites, as well as mountain biking, paragliding, and canyoning.

Mountain trekking and climbing have been Nepal's leading adventure activity since it opened its borders to outsiders in 1951. During the past two decades, travelers' arrival in Nepal has increased rapidly with the Visit Nepal Year 1998, Nepal Tourism Year 2011 campaign, and other promotional activities. Unfortunately, the 2015 massive earthquake and the fuel embargo hit the tourism sector badly. However, we are fortunate to have overcome the obstacles through our beloved clients and organizations who have shown their support, love, and affection in times of need to stand on our feet again.

Nowadays, the development of road construction on some trekking routes is shortening the trekking adventure. For example, the Jeep can easily reach Chame and Manang in the Annapurna circuit trekking route from one side and Muktinath from the other side, and the road is up to Sybrubshi now instead of Dunche also makes more accessible access to start the Langtang region trekking. Recently, the road construction has been planned to build the road to Tadapani near Jagat in Manaslu. The trekking route is also due to the shorter adventure journey. These roads should be seen as a part of the overall development of the country's strategic aim to tie the rural areas with the national and regional economic grids. However, it has adverse effects on tourism activities.

With the construction of the road or the air accessibility and the helicopter landing, it has been possible to attract more quality travelers to do such adventure trekking in a shorter duration. The accessibility of helicopter access has resulted in organizing the Around Manaslu trekking in 10 days with the Helicopter in and out to save priceless time and have a great adventure trekking experience simultaneously.

You can join the Manaslu trekAnnapurna circuit, or Mustang trek to see the effect of development on Nepal's tourism.

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