If you are an adventure lover then you must go on a trekking tour in Nepal. The best trekking season is between September and early December, although March and April are also popular. The best way to experience Nepal's unbeatable combination of natural beauty and cultural riches is to walk through them. One can take trekking tours along the beaten trails or virgin tracks. Either way you are in for an experience for a lifetime. For a trekking tour you need to have spirit for adventure to explore the untouched and unspoilt hills of Nepal. The magnificent scenes of the world's highest peaks, green valleys with turbulent rivers, rhododendron forests teeming with countless wildlife seen during trekking are memorable. Hindu and Buddhist temples, shrines, monasteries and religious sacred places along the trekking routes give insight into the spiritual life and history of Nepal and will be an enriching experience in life. The popular treks from Kathmandu include Everest Base Camp, Helambu and langtang treks. The Khumbu region of Nepal is one of the best-known treks in the world. This is the land of the Sherpa people and the world's great 8,000-meter peaks. From Pokhara the most popular trekking tours are Annapurna circuit and Jomsom trek.If you want to try other alternatives then you must go Kanchenjuga base camp trek,the Dolpo region, Mustang and Rara Lake.The mighty Himalaya will change your perception as gaze on far more picturesque summits that you may never have heard of - Kantega, Ama Dablam, Machhapuchhare and Kumbhakarna. The Central, Western and Eastern regions offer exciting trekking opportunities.
Rafting and Kayaking Tours
The recent years have witnessed a big bloom in rafting and kayaking tours in Nepal. The number of tourists visiting the Himalayan kingdom specifically for river rafting is increasing in geometrical progression. The reason is not far to seek. Home to the biggest mountains, Nepal is endowed with exciting, big and scenic rivers. As a result, the country has some of the best and exciting whitewater in the world. Therefore, if you ever thought of trying rafting or kayaking, then Nepal is the perfect place to do it. These are incredibly popular especially on the Trisuli River near Katmandu and Sun Kosi in Dolalghat.If you want more challenge then go to Karnali and Tamur.Other activities include mountain biking in the Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara and near the Tibetan border.
Jungle Safari Tours
While the high Himalayas makes up Nepal's northern region, the southern lowland Terai is covered with dense tropical jungles teeming with diverse wildlife and exotic birds. Here you will find some of the most exciting safari destinations in the world. You will be going into deep jungle on elephant back or four-wheel drive vehicle to view wild animals in their natural habitat. Among the 14 national parks and wildlife reserves in the Kingdom, the Royal Chitwan National Park (932 sq km) is the most popular safari destination. More than 43 species of animals are found in Chitwan. The endangered one-homed rhino, Royal Bengal tiger, Gharial crocodile, four-horned antelope, striped hyena, and the Gangetic dolphin are the main attractions here. The walled Nagarjun forest reserve, northwest of Kathmandu, is filled with pheasant, deer and other animals. This is one of the last significant areas of untouched forest in the Kathmandu Valley. You can head on tour to the nearby popular Buddhist pilgrimage site, a number of limestone caves with commanding views over the countryside. The main entrance to the reserve is a 20-minute bicycle ride from Thamel; the walking trails begin just inside the gate.
Mountain Flying Tours
Experience the wonder and thrill of a mountain flight to encounter the tallest mountains of this earth. Mountain fly-bys have become a popular tourist attraction in Nepal. Four airlines offer regular flights taking you over the snow-capped peaks of the Himalaya offering a panoramic view of the Himalaya in just one hour. As the aircraft lifts up and heads towards the east, you can see the mountain peaks of Gosaithan, also called Shisha Pangma, standing at the majestic height of 8,013 m. Immediately to the right of Gosaithan, there appears Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m), a mountain that looks like the number 8 lying down and covered with snow. To the right of Dorje Lakpa is Phurbi-Ghyachu, which looms over the Kathmandu Valley.As the plane moves along; the mountains come closer and closer. Next on the vision is Choba-Bharnare, the smallest one of the lot at 5,933 m. Gauri-Shanker mountain is sharp and very conspicuous during the mountain flight. As the plane moves towards the land of the rising sun, the eastern Himalaya, a succession of glorious mountains follow. Melungtse, a plateau-like mountain, stretches up to 7,023 m. Chugimago at 6,297 m is still a virgin, waiting to be climbed. Next is Karyolung, an intensely white mountain that at 6,511 m gleams with the rising sun. Cho-Oyu is the eighth highest mountain in the world. At a height of 8,201 m, it appears stunningly beautiful from the aircraft. Next is Gyachungkang, at a majestic height of 7,952 m, considered an extremely difficult climb. To the right of Gyachungkang is Pumori (7,161 m). As passengers get closer to Everest, there is Nuptse (7,855 m), which means West Peak, signifying its direction from Everest. Finally, there is Everest (8,848 m) itself, known as Sagarmatha by the Nepalese and Chomolungma by the Tibetans. Much has already been written about Everest, it remains an enigma, the highest spot on earth.