Nepal is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and an ultimate holiday destination for every nature lover. It is a landlocked Himalayan country in South Asia and it covers an area of 147,181 square kilometers. With breathtaking landscapes, incredibly rich heritage and heartwarming culture, Nepal welcomes its visitors with open arms. It has a captivating landscape with an incomparable diversity of flora and fauna. Visitors are mesmerized by various shades of green graceful water bodies, elegant landscapes and local charming people of Nepal.
Access to Nepal:
Nearest Airport: You can land into the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal from airports in Kolkata & Bagdogra.
Nearest Vehicle Stand: The bordering town of Kakarbhitta is just an hour away from Bagdogra from where you will get hired taxies or cars to reach Nepal.
Taxi fare: Approx 1400 (From NJP to Kakarbhitta)
Approx 800 (From Kakarbhitta to Kathmandu)
Nearest Railway Station: There is only one train that connects Nepal to India at the border of Uttar Pradesh, the Janakpur-Jayanagar Train.
Cost per person: 2000-3000 approximately per person
The distance from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station to Nepal is 466km
Visitors to Nepal must hold valid passports, visas, two passport size photos, and a Photo ID Card (Adhaar Card excluded).
Exit Visa: Tourists will have to present their passports at the point of exit.
Longitudes: 85°19′ E / 85.317° E
Best time to visit Nepal: September to November is the best time as during these seasons, Nepal welcomes beautiful clear skies and amazing views.
Best local food in Nepal: Dal-bhat-tarkari, Momos, sweet etc.
Famous festivals in Nepal: Rato Machhendranath, Gai Jatra, Teej, Dashain, Tihar etc.
Amidst the Best sightseeing places near Nepal, some of them are the most popular places for its stunning and eternal beauty which are mentioned below:
4. Namche Bazar
7. Pashupatinath Temple
8. Boudhanath Stupa
For a young and wild mind, it is all about overcoming the fear imposed by nature’s ferocity. And for the deadliest of the challenges, no place on earth is better than Nepal. These are the fifteen most thrilling adventurous activities in Nepal which have been listed below-
1. Paragliding: It is one of the most adventurous activities in Nepal
Ever wondered how it feels to be a bird and then see the earth down under while soaring above the highest peaks in the world? This activity is a unique, fun and adventurous thing to do in Nepal.
A spot for Paragliding: Pokhra
Best time to visit: September to June
Prices: 7500 rupees per person for 30 minutes of a standard fight.
Note: During the take-off and the landing time, you must be conscious. At that time, there is a risk due to the sudden change in the wind.
2. Rock Climbing: It is one of the most popular adventure sports in Nepal
It is one of the exciting sports that is gaining popularity in Nepal due to the astonishing natural rock faces. Nepal is the perfect place for beginners, intermediate and professional climbers.
The spot of Rock Climbing: Nagarjuna and Khumbu Mountain
Best time to visit: Spring is the best season for this sport
Prices: Approx 1381 rupees per person including transport, lunch & equipment.
Note: You have to be physically fit for this adventure sports.
3. Paramotoring: This is another amazing Nepal adventure sports
During this adventure activity, you can explore the breath-taking view of some most beautiful sights in Nepal. The paramotoring activity was discovered during that time when paragliders were finding it extremely difficult to take off from a flat ground.
The spot for Paramotoring: Pokhara
Best time to visit: October to May
Prices: 30,000 rupees per person for 5 day basic course
Note: You should always listen to the instructions given by your trainee who will accompany you.
4. Take an Ultralight Flight Experience: It is one of the most heavenly experiences you can ever have
Through this flight experience, you can explore the serenity of the lush green trees along with the picturesque beauty of mountains in Nepal. It is an amazing feeling to view the whole world beneath you. This adventure sport gives you an opportunity to see the beauty of nature.
The spot of Flight Experience: Pokhara
Best time to visit: Autumn and Spring
Prices: 5180 rupees per person
Tip: You can get trained by professionals to make it easier for you.
5. Hang Gliding: It is one of the most popular sports in Nepal
You might have entered a plane many times but it’s the time to explore Hang Gliding which will let you experience riding your own plane. You will get a chance to witness the picturesque landscape on your own. This thrilling adventurous activity allows you to explore the scenic beauty of Nepal.
The spot for Hand Gliding: Sarangkot
Best time to visit: November and December
Price: 10,170 rupees per person
Tip: The most important consideration for Hang Gliding is the weather. Weather is more important than the skill-sets for this sport.
6. Mountain biking: It is a famous adventure activity in Nepal
This adventure activity is ideal for sport-lovers. During this activity, you can explore some deadliest routes as well as the most gorgeous, amazing and spellbinding beauty of nature. Several mountain biking events organized by many biking clubs are present in Kathmandu.
The spot for mountain biking: Kathmandu and Pokhara
Best time to visit: February and April
Price: 40,536 rupees per person including transport, food etc.
Note: You must try this adventure activity after a rigorous training.
7. White Water Rafting: This activity gives the visitors most thrilling experience
Nepal is considered as one of the richest countries in freshwater bodies. If you are getting bored of your life, then this is an ideal for you to give you an adrenaline rush and will make it memorable for the lifetime. Nepal offers an electrifying rafting experience with the stunning hills in the backdrop.
The spot for White Water Rafting: Trishuli River
Best time to visit: Throughout the year (Except Rainy Season)
Price: Approx 4000 rupees per person
8. Canyoning: It is a completely beautiful and unique adventure activity
If you want to explore the deep crevices and the thrilling experience which you will never experience anywhere else, then Canyoning is ideal for you. This is a highly demanding sport in Nepal.
The spot for Canyoning: Rupa Taal
Best time to visit: November and December
Price: Approx 5695 rupees per person
Note: This adventure activity depends upon the physical strength of adventure seekers.
9. Zip Flyer: It is another entertainment sport of Nepal
The fastest and the tallest zip line is situated in Pokhara, Nepal. The flight starts from Sarangkot at a height of 2000ft at a speed of 100 miles per hour.
This activity is more thrilling and exciting experience for anybody than any other activities. The blood pumping ride will leave you completely thrilled in the end.
The spot for Zip Flyer: It starts from Sarangkot.
Best time to visit: Winter months are the most preferable season for this activity.
Price: 5025 rupees per person
Note: The weight of the individual passenger should be less than 120kg.
10. Sky Diving Above Mount Everest: It is one of the most terrific experiences in Nepal
The fact which makes skydiving in Nepal better than any other country is because of the height of Mt. Everest which happens to be the highest ground any man can stand on. This Skydiving is also known as ‘The Everest skydives’.
Best time to visit: October is the best month for this activity
Price: 3, 35,000 rupees per person
Note: if you have any medical condition, it is preferable to consult your doctor about your health conditions.
11. Bungee Jumping: It gives an extreme adventurous feeling to every adventure lover
The most dangerous one is situated at a 3hrs drive from Kathmandu near the Tibetan border. The Bridge is built at a height of 160 m. If you are in Nepal then you shouldn’t miss the experience of Bunjee Jumping. It can give you real goose bumps at the start but once you are done it makes you feel jubilant.
The spot of Bunjee Jumping: Bhote Koshi River
Best time to visit: November to February
Price: 8576 rupees per person
12. Jungle Safari and Trekking: Having rare and endangered animals, it is the most unique adventure activities
Chitwan and Bardia are two main National Parks in Nepal. Covering 968 sq. km, the Bardia National Park is known to be the largest National Park in Nepal. Tigers, elephants, rhinos (one horned), crocodiles, Gangetic dolphins etc are the main attractions of the Jungle Safari.
Best time to visit: July to September is the best season for the Safari
Price: 1000 rupees per person
Opening hours: 8 am to 5:30 pm
Frequent questions to be asked:
1. Are food and water on the trek hygienic?
Yes, they are hygienic but it is recommended not to take heavy meals during trekking.
2. How many days will I need for experiencing all the adventure activities?
It takes more than two weeks to complete all the adventure activities in Nepal.
3. Where will I stay during trekking in Nepal?
You will either stay in lodges or in tents during trekking in Nepal.