Lives in Pokhara, Nepal
Since Oct 2012
25-34 year old female
I've been living in Nepal for 7 years now. I am an avid traveler and I love rafting, trekking, really any form of adventure. I have set up several of my own businesses which I run with my Nepali partner. We try to focus on responsible travel and leaving minimal impact on this beautiful country we are fortunate to call home. http://www.grgadventurekayaking.com http://www.highhorizonsnepal.com http://www.grgfoundation.com
Kayaking & Canoeing, River Rafting & Tubing, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Other Outdoor Activities
Sports Camps & Clinics
River Rafting & Tubing, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Climbing Tours, Hiking & Camping Tours, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Sightseeing Tours, Walking Tours, Climbing Tours, Hiking & Camping Tours, Other Outdoor Activities
Imagine mountain biking in the shadow of the Himalayas. With some incredible single-track trails, Nepal is a great place for biking. There are many different tour options — from day trips out of Kathmandu city to multi-day biking tours in the Annapurna Region — or you could be really adventurous and do a tour around the Mustang region.
Nepal has more than 6000 rivers and is one of the best places in the world for rafting and kayaking. For rafting you need no previous experience (as the guide is in control of the boat and will give you all the instructions you need), and for kayaking there are trips for beginners or experienced kayakers. If you have only a short time, check out the Trisuli river, or if you are looking for an expedition the Sun Kosi, Karnali, or Tamur rivers are some of the best options.
One of the largest in the world, the bungy swing on a 160m suspension bridge is definitely an adrenaline rush. This can be done as a day trip from Kathmandu, or if you want to extend your trip you can stay overnight in the resort.
ZipFlyer Nepal is the longest, highest, and fastest zipline in the world. Although it is over and done with in less than two minutes, it's well worth the view you get of the Annapurna mountains when you are zipping down the valley. This is about an hour's drive from Pokhara, but Zipflyer Nepal can arrange your transport for you.
This is paragliding with a difference. Not only do you get the thrill of flying through the sky among the Himalayas, with a view of the Fewa Tal (Pokhara Lake) beneath you, but you get to do it whilst flying with eagles...I can't think of anything better! By doing this activity, you will also be supporting an ongoing project helping to protect birds in Nepal.
There are many places where you can go canyoning in Nepal, one of the best being Jalberi alongside the Trisuli river (half way between Kathmandu and Pokhara). You will be expected to abseil, jump, scramble, and make your way through gorges — this is most certainly an adventure, and a great way to cool down in the hot months.
There are some fantastic places to go rock climbing and caving in Nepal, and you don't need to travel to far out of Kathmandu to do so. There is a great natural rock in Nagarjun Forest, just 20 minutes from the city, as well as an indoor wall not far from Thamel, the main touristy area in Kathmandu. Here you will find climbs for all levels.
What could be more adventurous than Peak Climbing?! It is no surprise that Nepal has more than its fair share of peak climbs for different level of mountaineers — there are many different peaks to choose from. Make sure you tell your operator about your previous experience and expectations so he or she can recommend the best climb for you.