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Guide to Nepal Outdoors

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Nepal is often described as the adventure capital of Asia. This guide will give you details of all the adrenaline rushes you can have in Nepal, from rafting to biking, bungy jumping to paragliding!

Good for
  • Solo
  • Friends
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller

8 Places

3 City Tips

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8 Places

Himalayan Single Track

Private Tours

Paddle Nepal - Day Tours

River Rafting & Tubing, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Kayaking & Canoeing

The Last Resort

Other Outdoor Activities

ZipFlyer Nepal

Theme Parks

Parahawking

Sightseeing Tours

Chhango Adventure Canyoning In Nepal

Sports Camps & Clinics

Hardcore Nepal Extreme Adventures - Day Tours

Climbing Tours, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Hiking & Camping Tours, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, River Rafting & Tubing

Mountain Monarch Adventures - Private Day Tours

Climbing Tours, Walking Tours, Hiking & Camping Tours, Other Outdoor Activities, Sightseeing Tours

Chrissy112244's City Tips

  • If you are booking an adventure holiday, make sure your insurance covers you for the specific activities you plan to do.
  • Some of the activities (like rafting) may only be open at certain times of the year.
  • For a lot of these activities, it is worth booking in advance to avoid disappointment.
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    Himalayan Single Track
    Private Tours
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    Chrissy112244 Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Reserve the bike that you would like early, as bikes are in high demand in Nepal.
    • If you prefer to go on your own rather than on tour, you can hire good quality mountain bikes at a reasonable price.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #78 of 590 Tours in Kathmandu
    • Life-changing trip with amazing guide. 13/03/2017
    • Amazing Mtb ride! 06/03/2017
    • Himalayan Single Track
    Address:
    Sathghumti
    Kathmandu
    Nepal
    Phone:
    +977 980-3343098
    Hours:
    Sun - Fri
    09:00 - 19:00
    Other:
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    Paddle Nepal - Day Tours
    River Rafting & Tubing, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Kayaking & Canoeing
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    Chrissy112244 Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The best time of year for expeditions is Sept-Nov, while April-July is the second best season.
    • Book ahead for the expeditions, as a minimum number of people is needed in order for these trips to depart.
    • You can choose from one-day to two-week trips for all levels.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 48 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Pokhara
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • perfect Ultimate 2 day Adventure getaway 16/03/2017
    • Amazing and fun experience 16/03/2017
    • Paddle Nepal - Day Tours
    Phone:
    +977 61-465736
    Other:
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    The Last Resort
    Other Outdoor Activities
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    Chrissy112244 Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Save money by booking the Bungy and the Canyon Swing together.
    • A video of your jump is available at an additional cost.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Tatopani
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing Experience 30/12/2016
    • Only WoW 16/12/2016
    • The Last Resort
    Address:
    Naya Pul, Arniko Highway
    Ward 5, Listikot VDC
    Tatopani 45302
    Nepal
    Phone:
    +977 1-4701174
    Other:
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    ZipFlyer Nepal
    Theme Parks
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    Chrissy112244 Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    Tips
    • There is a nice cafe at the bottom of the line, where you can have a tea or coffee whilst you wait for the rest of the group to come down.
    • You will also find a bungy jump in this area — why not try both at the same time!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 64 things to do in Pokhara
    • Oh my God!!! 09/03/2017
    • Meh 18/02/2017
    • ZipFlyer Nepal
    Address:
    Sarangkot
    Pokhara 00000
    Nepal
    Phone:
    +977 61-466349
    Other:
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    Parahawking
    Sightseeing Tours
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    Chrissy112244 Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You need to book in advance, as parahawking is extremely popular.
    • If you don't fancy flying with the birds, normal paragliding is also an awesome adventure, and there are many providers in Pokhara Lakeside.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 108 Tours in Pokhara
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Unforgettable, amazing, unique experience! 26/01/2017
    • Highlight of our trip! 12/01/2017
    Address:
    Maya Devi Village
    Kapaudi, Lakeside
    Pokhara
    Nepal
    Other:
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    Chhango Adventure Canyoning In Nepal
    Sports Camps & Clinics
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    Chrissy112244 Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Make sure the company you book with provides you with the correct equipment.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #79 of 173 things to do in Kathmandu
    • Rock climbing 25/11/2016
    • Awesome and Extreme adventures! An agency that fit your needs 25/10/2016
    Address:
    Thamel
    (Next to Kathmandu Guest House)
    Kathmandu 44600
    Nepal
    Phone:
    +977 984-1283385
    Other:
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    Hardcore Nepal Extreme Adventures - Day Tours
    Climbing Tours, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Hiking & Camping Tours, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, River Rafting & Tubing
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    Chrissy112244 Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • It is possible to go on your own without a guide, but you will need a permit to enter Nagarjun Forest.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #24 of 72 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Kathmandu
    • Such a fun thing to do in Nepal 11/12/2016
    • Awesome fun 14/07/2016
    • Hardcore Nepal Extreme Adventures - Day Tours
    Address:
    Thamel Chowk, Thamel 29
    Kathmandu
    Nepal
    Phone:
    +977 980-3010011
    Other:
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    Mountain Monarch Adventures - Private Day Tours
    Climbing Tours, Walking Tours, Hiking & Camping Tours, Other Outdoor Activities, Sightseeing Tours
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    Chrissy112244 Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Make sure your insurance covers you for the altitude that you will travel to.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 403 Outdoor Activities in Kathmandu
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful Annapurna circuit in winter! 03/03/2017
    • EBC via Gokyo Lakes...absolute magic with the Mountain Monarch Team! 21/02/2017
    • Mountain Monarch Adventures - Private Day Tours
    Address:
    Hattigauda
    Kathmandu GP0 980
    Nepal
    Phone:
    +977 1-4373881
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 20:00
    Other:
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