Adventure Sports in Nepal
Adventure tourism in Nepal dates back to the early attempts to scale the world's highest peaks. It has come a long way since. While trekking, mountaineering and game watching have long been popular, an entire range of other possibilities have been explored in recent years – rafting, biking, fishing, rock climbing, paragliding, ultra-light aircraft, hot air ballooning, mountain flight, boating, pony treks, jet scooter, boating, and bungy jumping. This varied landscape has some of the best sites for these activities, raging rivers to run, mountains to scale, clear blue skies, challenging treks, fine lakes, and rivers to boat, fish and raft down, and a wild terrain to ride. Go trekking in the lower slopes where along with forests of rhododendron, isolated hamlets, villages, temples, monasteries and breathtaking landscapes, you will also encounter friendly people of different cultures offering a fascinating taste of traditional rural life. Pokhara is famouse for paragliding, trishuli and bhotekoshi is famouse for rafting, Last Resort in Nepal is famous for Bunji Jumping, Kathmandu has a roster of stone walls which creates a chance for you to practice and hone your skills before taking on the real thing. Nagarjuna, Balaju, Shivapuri, and Budhanilakantha are the best places around Kathmandu where you can climb the rock faces.