Top Adventure Sports in Nepal

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Along with some tallest peaks in the world, Nepal has deep canyons, long waterfalls, ever-flowing rivers, and zigzag landscapes which are perfect for adventure sports. Diverse geographical topography supports organizing Adventure Sports as rafting, sky diving, paragliding, canoeing, rock climbing, and several other adventurous activities in various ways. 

Not only for the expedition in the mountain and trek in their foothills but chiliads of adventure enthusiasts also visit Nepal to experience different thrilling sports. These sports are practiced in gorgeous nature, overwhelming sceneries, and some carry historical and cultural values as well. some of the incredible adventure sports which can be organized in Nepal are as described. 

White Water Rafting

rafting-in-nepalThe best popular rivers for rafting in Nepal are enlisted.

  • Upper Seti
  • Kali-Gandaki
  • Trishuli
  • Bhotekoshi
  • Karnali, and
  • Marsyangdi

Nepal is the second richest country in water resources after Brazil. It offers frequent boundless white rivers that follow from the highest mountains of the world offering the most thrilling rafting and kayaking involvement in the world.

 There are adequately white-water rivers that keep epinephrine high, with more calm bounces in between allowing time to replicate the richness of natural beauty. You can find the rivers for every rafter from easy rivers to challenging ones.

While rafting in the rivers you can have scenic views of deep forests, gigantic peaks, delightful valleys, stunning rivers, and assorted villages in a bird’s eye view


paragliding-in-nepalThe best places for paragliding in Nepal are;

  • Sarangkot Pokhara
  • Godawari, Kathmandu

Another most popular adventure sport in Nepal is paragliding. It is flown mostly in the Annapurna section of Nepal especially in Pokhara. Having the first rays of the sun over giant Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, travelers can fly from the top of Sarangkot.

It offers breathtaking views along with safe takeoff and landing zones. Situating on the outskirts of Pokhara, Sarangkot is measured to be a perfect paragliding spot. If you want to do Paragliding in Kathmandu, can do it from Godawari as well.

Flyers can experience scenic views of the mountain ranges, vistas, gorgeous landscapes, pristine waters of the lakes, river gorges, temples, jungles, and religious monuments in bird's eye views.

Spending half an hour in flight you reach around 3000 m above the land seeing the mountains afar. Looking towards the grounds is more thrilling.  

Rock Climbing

rock-climbing-in-nepalThe best places for rock climbing in Nepal are;

  • Thamel, Kathmandu (artificial)
  • Hattiban, Lalitpur
  • Kakani, Kathmandu
  • Nagarjuna, Kathmandu
  • Bimal Nagar, Tanahun
  • Pharping, Kathmandu

Nepal is the land of the Himalayas. Several hills are made up of an amazing rock formation. Rock Climbing in Nepal has gained popularity among adventure lovers because of its splendid natural rocks' formation.

This Adventurous sport leads you to the top of the rock via climbing. Reaching the top, one needs sound physical fitness, balance, agility, and endurance along with psychological control. Climbers should have authentic knowledge regarding the proper usages of climbing equipment.   

Bungee Jumping

The best places for bungee jumping in Nepal are:

  • Bhote Koshi river,
  • Hemja, Pokhara
  • Kusma Parbat (the tallest)

Another heart-pounding, incredible, and thrilling activity that Nepal offers is Bungee Jumping-a free fall diving down towards river gorge.

Although only a couple of places offer Bungee Jumping in Nepal, you will have an unbelievable experience while dropping 160m into the Bhote Koshi river.

While falling, well-experienced and friendly jumpers ensure you have a safe freefall in the combination of an exciting epinephrine flash.

Another Bungee Jumping in Nepal is possible in Pokhara, which is the eldest and only tower bungee in Nepal. You will have 3 seconds of free fall having 70 meter's vertical height. 

The latest newly constructed, the tallest bungee jumping of Nepal lies in the Parbat district.  Making the second tallest bungee in the world, it is 224 meters tall and is made 520-meter tall suspension bridge on the gorge of the Kali Gandaki river.  

Mountain Biking

mountain-bike-in-nepalThe best places for mountain biking in Nepal are:

  • Kathmandu valley and its periphery
  • Pokhara valley and its periphery
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Annapurna Circuit
  • Upper Mustang

Nepal is not only famous for trekkers and mountaineers; it is famous for mountain biking as well. With the panoramic views of the giant Himalayas, vistas, exotic landscapes, religious monuments, bikers get plenty of time to explore rural villages and lifestyles there. 

The number of choices is in Infront of you. With the diversity of landscapes and geography, Nepal offers can go for biking from the plane area of terai to subtropical valleys and further up to the bases of the giant peaks. 

If you are eager to go biking in and around Kathmandu, can go to Sankhu, Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel, Namo Buddha, Budanilkantha, and Nagarkot. You can cycle around Phewa Lake in Pokhara. Concerning the bikes, you can rent them in the Cycle shops throughout the valley. 

Zip flyer

zip-flyer-in-nepalThe best place for zip flyer in Nepal is:

  • Pokhara

Another platform for a thrilling experience is the Zip flyerIn Pokhara, there is the longest, steepest and tallest zip flyer where you can experience a 1.8 km long zip inclining 56 degrees and decreasing 600 meters vertically. 

While flying for around two minutes, one can sightsee mountains, green forests, and terrains along with a thrilling experience. 


canyoning-in-nepalThe best places for canyoning in Nepal are;

  • Waterpark at Jalbire
  • Bhotekoshi valley
  • Marsyangdi valley
  • Kakani
  • Sisneri

A water sport canyoning is a thrilling and alluring activity. Using ropes, helmets, and other equipment, canyoners slide, abseil, and jump in the waterfalls. The waterfalls cascading into shallow pools make canyoning memorable and more excited.  

As it is done in the river, travelers get close-up experiences of nature. Along with the Canyoning, they can explore diverse flora and fauna. Being wet with the pristine streams and visiting lustrous nature, one can get mysterious alcoves and crevices of the Himalayas. 

Ultralight Flight

ultraflightThe best place for an ultralight flight in Nepal is:

  • Pokhara

If you want to fly like a bird having a scenic glimpse of the Himalayas, Pristine Lakes, and lustrous greeneries, Ultralight Flight is the best option. It is a small cab like a plane where a sit for the pilot and another for you are available. 

Once you take off, moves upward up to 5000m offering you the scenery of the Himalayas as Machhapuchhre (fishtail) Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and several others. Phewa Lake and Pokhara valley seem awesome from the height.

Sky Diving

sky-divingThe best places for sky diving in Nepal are:

  • Mount Everest
  • Pokhara

Flying independently as a bird from the highest peak of the world may be a dream for adventure lovers. This is the most thrilling activity which offers an extraordinary experience.

In Nepal Sky diving was started in 2008 and around 200 people have experienced it. The plane leaves you around 9,000m, above Mount Everest and you will fly towards Everest Base Camp seeing the dazzling mountains, lakes surrounded by mighty peaks, and alpine settlements. Another sky diving is organized in the sky of Pokhara.

Final Words

Most of the Adventure activities are of a short period and can be combined with other tours, trekking, and safari. Having long days' trek, you can afford these activities. 

Not only the aforementioned activities, but visitors can also do other activities as Mountain Flight, Elephant Safari, Heli Tour, Kayaking, Ice climbing and many more in your Nepal stay.

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