Top Places to visit In Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the gateway to Nepal because Nepal has only one international airport. Those who travel by air Kathmandu would be the first destination. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal with historic importance. For enthusiasts of history and culture, it would be the prime destination
to explore. From the ancient king who ruled the city, you can find many sculptures of that time.
Monuments of Malla Kings are still safe and being preserved right now. It has been said that looking at Kathmandu Prithvi Narayan Shah created the idea of unified Nepal. If you’re planning to visit Nepal give at least 2 days to explore the city in detail. Sanctuaries, Forts, and Gardens everything you can find in Kathmandu is of historically significant. 

Kathmandu has a lot of Hindu temples which makes this city, city of Temples. The main temple of Hindus’ Pashupatinath is also located in Kathmandu. Thousands of Hindu devotees visit Nepal just to get the blessing from Pashupatinath. While you’re hovering on the surface of Kathmandu maybe you couldn’t explore whole Nepal. But theirs is plenty of important places to visit on.
Kathmandu offers you wide range of Monuments to explore. Some of them are listed UNESCO world heritage site. The magnificent beauty of Kathmandu is its local culture. Here are some places you’d like to visit the Capital.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: 

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Kathmandu Durbar Square

Out of three Durbar square Kathmandu has got one and named as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar square aka Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the time of partition of Kathmandu, three Malla brothers divided it into three parts and ruled separately. Malla Era is the Golden Era of Nepal in terms of Arts. They built eye-catching monuments in their time. Kathmandu’s Durbar Square was built between the twelfth and eighteenth centuries by the Malla kings and, to this day, remains the focal point of the city, also listed on UNESCO world heritage sites.

Pashupatinath Temple:

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Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple is a famous and sacred Temple of Hindus. It is one of the four main Hindu pilgrimages in Asia. Being listed on UNESCO world heritage sites makes it more important. The temple was created in the 5th century by Licchavi King Prachanda Dev after the previous building was consumed by termites. Over time, many more temples have been erected around this two-storied temple.

Swayambhunath Stupa:

Swayambhunath Stupa

Another heritage which is listed on UNESCO world heritage sites Swayambhunath is the worship place for Buddhist. Apart from Buddhist many Hindu devotees visit this temple to get the blessing from Lord Buddha. You can view the entire Kathmandu city from Swayambhu.

Boudhanath Stupa:

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Boudhanath Stupa

Tibetan style stupa of Kathmandu city listed on UNESCO world heritage site. It was built right after the demise of Lord Buddha during the 5th century AD in the reign of King Manadev (464-505)AD and is the world largest Chhyorten.

Thamel:

Thamel is popular with all who visits Nepal. This is the heart of the tourism area. Where you can find good hotels, restaurants, shops. Most of the tourist stay overnight at Thamel. The restaurants are good, hotels are easy to find and you can buy local goods in shops as well.

Garden of Dreams:

The Garden of Dreams, also, the Garden of Six Seasons, is a neo-classical garden in Kaiser Mahal Kathmandu, Nepal, built-in 1920. Designed by Kishore Narshingh, it consists of 6,895 square meters of gardens with three pavilions, an amphitheater, ponds, pergolas, and urns.

Narayanhiti Palace Museum:

The Narayanhiti Palace Museum is a public museum in Kathmandu, Nepal located east of the Kaiser Mahal and next to Thamel. The museum was created in 2008 from the complex of the former Narayanhiti Palace following the 2006 revolution. In the museum, the belongings of shah
kings preserved and opened for the public to observe them.

Annapurna Base Camp vs. Annapurna Circuit Trek, Which one to choose?

Route Introduction

Both Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit will take you from the different routes varying the trails. Annapurna Base Camp starts from the beautiful city of Pokhara where Annapurna Circuit starts from the Besisahar.

It is the ring trail of Annapurna. You’ll complete one full circle in this trail, starting from Besisahar ends from Nayapool (Near Pokhara). Annapurna Circuit trek takes you from the high passes like Thorunglapass. Tilicho Lake also appears in the path of Annapurna Circuit. With the view of snow-capped mountain high in the hills, you’ll be thrilled while doing this trek.

Annapurna Base Camp starts from Nayapool during the trail you’ll visit two Basecamp Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Base Camp. This has not circular route like of Annapurna Circuit. Trekker uses the same route while returning from the trek.

Which one to choose?

In an ideal world, you may not have to choose between these two magnificent treks, because no one wants to miss any one of this trekking while in Nepal. But there come the circumstances’ that you have to choose between these. The question is which one to choose, Between the High Passes of Annapurna Region and Base of the Annapurna Mountain. Here are some comparisons to make your choice easy.  

Difficulty-Which is harder?

Both of the trekking is in Annapurna Region but it doesn’t mean that both treks are the same. Both treks have got a unique definition. In terms of difficulty sometimes it depends on trekker. But during Annapurna Circuit you need to pass higher elevation of 5416m at Thorong la pass and it is of 20-25 days long. Physical Durability of the body is highly recommended.
 Annapurna Base Camp trek is moderate trek unlike Annapurna Circuit it is not difficult but of course you need to have strength in your body for any type of trek. In ABC trek the Maximum height is 4,130m of Annapurna Base Camp. Annapurna Base Camp trek is an easy trail to Annapurna Sanctuary whereas Annapurna Circuit is a moderate trek but harder than Annapurna Base Camp.

Which is the cheapest?

Both of the treks are in the same region so the cost wouldn’t be much difference but given the gap of duration could make a high impact on the cost of both treks. Annapurna Base Camp could be completed within 10/11 days but Annapurna Circuit takes almost 20/25 days.
Given the duration of both treks with the same amount of cost on everything we include in cost, Annapurna Base Camp is the cheapest trek. 11 days of ABC trek cost about $975 per person whereas 21 days of Annapurna Circuit trek cost about $1600 per person.

What are the Accommodations like? 

Both of the treks are of Annapurna Region and no difference in Accommodations. In both treks, trekkers use teahouse lodges. Accommodations will not be a problem while trekking.

Which route has best scenery /views?

Mesmerizing views of the Annapurna Mountain Range is the main highlight of both trekking. The closer you go to the mountain the better view you’ll get. Scenery wise both of the treks are excellent with a similar type of view. Given the height, you’ll meet at Annapurna Circuit and addition of Tlicho lake Annapurna Circuit could get best views. But Annapurna Base Camp gives neck to neck competition in terms of views with any of the trekking route of Nepal.

Which one is best?

Both of the treks have got their unique specifications, both are excellent trek. It depends upon the mood, physical strength, altitude sickness and many more factors affecting trekker. So, you need to be wise when you need to choose between these treks. If you missed a trick you may also miss the thrill. So, it’s up to you

Trekking in Nepal

Trekking is the most popular tour activity in Nepal. Nepal has three different types of landforms: The Himalayas, the hills and the Terai region. 83% of Nepal is covered by Hilly and Himalayan region. This type of terrain is suitable for any type of trekking. Spectacular view mixed with adventure makes the trip memorable and this is the reason that Nepal is a special place for trekking. Every year Nepal attracts +200,000 trekkers.

Trekking in Nepal 2021

The world is now moving on from the pandemic by Covid19. Like the rest of the world, Nepal is also moving on. Nepal is a country of beautiful mountains and spectacular landscapes. Nobody wants to miss out Nepal from their travel diary. In 2021 we all need to heal the wound given by the year 2020. Nature is the best healer of the Earth. The heavenly beauty of Nepal is waiting for you to heal your scars. Nepal is open for trekking and eagerly looking forward to welcoming you.

Annapurna Base Camp trek

Annapurna Base Camp trek is the famous trekking route of Nepal. It is situated at Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP). From the starting point Nayapool to Annapurna Base Camp you will get to see a splendid view of mountains as well as you’ll get the chance to explore local villages, cultures etc. In this route, you’ll spend around 8 days in Mountain which covers two base camp: Macchapuchre Base Camp (MBC), Annapurna Base Camp (ABC).

Short treks in Nepal

Nature can’t be closed even in this difficult time. For who have a short period can do trekking in a short period. Here is the list of some of the best short treks in Nepal.

  • Everest View Trek (8days)
  • Ghorepani Poonhill Trek (10 days) (Annapurna Region)
  • Panchase Danda Trek (9 days) (Annapurna Region)
  • 3 Days Chispani Trek (Around Kathmandu Valley)
  • Sukute Ukhubari Thokarpa View Tower Trek 4 Days

New Trekking routes in Nepal

Some of the trekking routes have been approved recently by Tourism Board of Nepal is listed below:

  • Budhanilkantha to Gosainkunda Trek – 12 Days
  • Chitwan Chepang Hill Trek-8 Days
  • Machhapuchhre Model Trek – 10 Day
  • Dudh Kunda Khaling Trek (11 Days)
  • Indigenous Peoples Trail Trekking (8 Days)
What are the best treks in Nepal? 

If you’re willing to do trekking in Nepal, first of all, you’ve to set up your mind. Because there are various routes in Nepal varied by its types. Here is the small breakdown of some of the best treks in Nepal.
Everest Base Camp Trek 12 DAYS, 25,000 TREKKERS/YEAR
Annapurna Circuit Trek 13/15 DAYS, ANNAPURNA REGION: +100,000 TREKKERS/YEAR
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 9/11 DAYS, ANNAPURNA REGION: +100,000 TREKKERS/YEAR
Poonhill trek 4/7 DAYS, ANNAPURNA REGION: +100,000 TREKKERS/YEAR
Lantang Trek 7/13 DAYS, 9,000 TREKKERS/YEAR
Manaslu Trek 14 DAYS, 6,700 TREKKERS/YEAR
Three Pass Trek (Everest) 16/18 DAYS, 1,800 TREKKERS/YEAR
Gokyo Pass Trek 10/12 DAYS, 1,000 TREKKERS/YEAR
Upper Mustang Trek 14 DAYS, 4,300 TREKKERS/YEAR
Upper Dolpo Trek 21/22 DAYS, 1,400 TREKKERS/YEAR
Kanchenjunga Trek 20 DAYS, 1,010 TREKKERS/YEAR
Jugal Himal Base Camp 7 Days 1100 TREKKERS/ YEAR

When should I go trekking in Nepal?

You can do trekking any season you want in Nepal. The breakdown of all four seasons:
Spring (March-May)
Summer (June – August)
Autumn (September-November)
Winter (December-February)

Is trekking in Nepal dangerous? The difficulty level of trekking in Nepal. 

The only danger while trekking in Nepal is Altitude sickness. Those who get prepared for this would have less chance of this. Sometimes trekkers slip from the path and get injured. It is a rare instance. There will be several poles with trekking caution poll which will help you from getting an accident.  

How much does it cost?

Prices of a package trek range from $800 up to $2,700+ per person for an average 8 – 12 day trek. Package trek prices include trekking permits, local transportation, accommodation and meals. Prices don’t include your travel insurance, tourist visa fees, trekking equipment and drinking water.

About Mt. Everest

Mount Everest (Nepali Language Called Sagarmatha/Chinese language Qomolangma) is world’s highest mountain above sea level with an elevation of 8848.86 M, situated in Mahalangur Himalayan Range, Nepal. Mt. Everest is the border between China and Nepal. We can also refer Mt. Everest as Roof of the world, referring to the fact it is Earth’s Highest Mountain. 

Previously Mt. Everest has got an elevation of 8848M. 8848.86M is most recently established elevation on 8th December 2020 by both Nepalese and Chinese authorities. 

In Nepali it calls Mount Everest as Sagarmatha (goddess of the sky), this name was given by Nepal Government as recommended by Baburam Acharya, Nepalese historian and literary scholar, in the 1960s. In Tibetan Language Everest is known as Qomolangma. 

Mt.Everest was given its Official name in 1865 by Royal Geographical Society (RGS), as recommended by Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor General of India, who chose the name of his predecessor in the post, Sir George Everest, despite Everest’s objections.

Is Mt. Everest In India?

It is the known fact that Nepal is a landlocked country with two Neighbors China and India. China covers the North Border of Nepal and the rest three directions are covered by India. Nepal has Mountain region in the North part of the country and the map of India never touches the North part of Nepal. Thus, this question unarguably one answer i.e. Mount Everest is not in India. 

Is Mt. Everest in China or Nepal

Nepal and China Border run across the Mountain as Border of Both countries. There are two main climbing routes, one approaching the summit from the southeast in Nepal (known as the “standard route”) and the other from the north in Tibet. But the main Summit is located in Nepal. And anybody who wants to climb Everest usually use Standard route which is in Nepal because the route of China is difficult as compared to Standard route of Nepal. 

How much does it cost to go to Mt. Everest?

The cost depends upon the group size. If you’re a group of 2 persons it will cost about $40,000 per person. The cost can be minimized if the group size is large. It means you’ll have reduced cost for a large group and vice-versa. 

How many people die in Mt. Everest each year?  

People die every year on Everest from falls, storms, avalanches, lack of oxygen, freezing or underlying health issues.
The 2019 season on Mt. Everest is one of the deadliest climbing seasons on record. At least 11 people died this season. 

Who is the first person to Climb on the Mt. Everest? 

Tenzing Norgay Sherpa Nepali Climber and Sir Edmund Hillary New Zeeland Climber made the first official ascent of Everest in 1953, using the southeast ridge Nepal side route.

9 Reasons to visit Nepal in 2020

Government of Nepal has announced to celebrate a grand “Tourism Year in 2020” promoting Nepal, its breathtakingly beautiful mountains and unique culture. In Nepal, Travelers from across the world can experience the ancient temples, beautiful scenic Himalayas,  various adventurous sports and religious festivals all within the same year. Nepal is truly magical to visit for all types of travel enthusiasts.

In a recent article posted by Forbes, Nepal has been listed first on the list of countries recommended as the best travel destination for the next decade.

According to the popular American business magazine, from among six continents and 10 countries, from the jungles of the Amazon to the heights of Mount Everest, Nepal combines adventure with luxury.

A trip to Nepal has been defined as a once-in-a-lifetime experience to book in 2020 under the theme—2020 Travel Goals: Ten Bucket List Trips For The Next Decade.

Gosaikunda Lake with Snow - Langtang Region Trek
Gosaikunda Lake with heavy snow

While any year is a good year to visit Nepal, here are 20 reasons to visit Nepal in 2020. So, what are you waiting for?

1. 10 World Heritage Sites

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World Heritage in Kathmandu

There are 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal. In Kathmandu valley alone there are 7 World Heritage Sites. Lumbini, the birth place of Buddha and seven monuments of Kathmandu valley are cultural heritage sites.and the two Natural Heritage Sites are Chitwan National Park and Everest National Park. Nepal offers incomparable scope to connoisseurs of art and culture to see and study different aspects of fine arts in its paintings, wood carving and architecture. The lists of UNESCO heritage site in Nepal:

  • Boudhanath
  • Patan Durbar Square
  • Swayambhunath
  • Changunarayan
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Pashupatinath
  • Sagarmatha National Park
  • Lumbini
  • Chitwan National Park

2. 8 world highest peak over 8000 meter including Mount Everest- The Highest Point on the Earth

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Mount Everest

With eight of the highest peaks in the world, including Mt. Everest, it is hardly surprising that Nepal has been the stage for some of the most outstanding achievements in the world of mountaineering. Getting the chance to view the highest point is in itself a feat. Standing at the altitude above 8850ml, Everest is the highest point on earth.

3. 30+ Popular Trekking routes

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Everest Base Camp

Nepal is the ultimate destination for trekking enthusiast offering a myriad of possibilities from the short and easy to the demanding challenges of the snowy peaks. Trekking in Nepal is as much a cultural experience as a Himalayan adventure.  If you are a mountain lover and want to see the spectacular view of mountains, Nepal would be your first choice. Trekking in Nepal is a great opportunity to explore the magnificent mountain views, green forest, varieties of local culture, test of local foods, endangered wildlife and more.

Some of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal:

4. Adventure Activities

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Bungee Jump

If you want to experience a vacation that you and your loved ones will surely enjoy, it’d be best to check on holiday deals to the Himalayas. For a young and wild mind, it is all about overcoming the fear inflicted by nature’s cruelty. And for the deadliest of the challenges, no place on earth is better than Nepal.

Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, and the breathtaking mountain biking downhill are just some of the adventurous activities you can try in Nepal. Such adventurous activities are sure to keep you satiated with a constant adrenaline rush.

Each of these adventures will stimulate your mind, body and soul, giving you a fulfilled sense of accomplishment, memories of the once-in-a-lifetime experience and captivating tales to tell to your friends. These are the most fun and popular adventure sports in Nepal.

Also Read: Adventure Activities in Nepal “Unusual Experience”

Some of the Popular Adventure activities to do in nepal:

5. Cultural Variation

Tamang Heritage trek
Buddhist Culture

A majority of Nepalese follow Hinduism. Hinduism can be seen through Nepali people, Big temples like Pashupatinath to small temples around a home. In addition to that, many of Nepal’s big festivals are Hindu festivals like Dashin, Tihar and Chhat.

Despite the majority of Neplese following Hinduism , Buddist make up around 9% of the population . Even though Hinduism and Buddhism are two different religions, these two religions very much overlap in Nepal. 

Famous Cultural Destination in Nepal:

6. Nature and Wildlife

Bardia National Park
Tiger drinking water at Bardia National Park

A major attraction of travelling Nepal is encountering unique wildlife. The Lowland tropical jungle is the best destination for Jungle Safari activities. Nepal has 9 National Parks, 3 Wildlife Reserves, 6 Conservation Areas and 1 Hunting Reserve. The total area covered by these conservation regions is 28,999 sq. km which is 19% of the total land of the country. Some of the National Parks in Nepal are:

  • Chitwan National Park:

Chitwan National Park is famous for One Horn Rhinos. Chitwan national park is also home to 68 mammal species, 543 species of bird and 700 species of fauna. Jungle safari is one of the most popular activities in Chitwan national park. As you have the chance to see the green forest, wildlife, flat landscape of Nepal and many more.

  • Bardia National Park:

Bardia National park is a home for lots of endangered animals such as the Royal Bengal tiger, wild elephant, Greater one-horned rhinoceros, swamp deer, and black buck. Here more than 30 different mammals are residing. The park has over 230 species of birds and several species of snakes, lizards and fish.

  • Sagarmatha(Everest) National Park:

Sagarmatha National Park provides habitat to at least 118 species of birds, including Himalayan monal, blood pheasant, red-billed chough, and yellow-billed chough. It is also home to a number of rare mammal species, including musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear and red panda. Himalayan Thars, langur monkeys, martens and Himalayan wolves are also found in the park

7. Food

Nepali food
Newari Food

A food tour in Kathmandu is perfect for anyone wanting to try local favorite dishes and some more adventurous foods that can only be found in Nepal. The tour is not only a great way to explore Nepal’s food scene but also to learn more about Kathmandu and Nepal’s history.

8. Nepal is Safe.

Nepal is a safe place to travel for international visitors. The trekking paths are clear, guides are available, and any of the dangers are things you can prepare for, like experience level and altitude sickness.

9. Nepal is affordable.

Nepal is a very economic country compared to the rest of the world. Including every commodity you can think of being it hotel, food, drinks, travel, etc. are very affordable.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time to visit Nepal?

Between October and December is the best time to visit Nepal as the skies are generally clear and the views spectacular. The weather remains dry until about April.
January and February can be very cold, especially at night, but will reward you with incredible panoramas and quieter trekking trails as there are fewer visitors. Late spring is a beautiful time to travel as the rhododendrons burst into bloom.

Is it safe to travel in Nepal?

Nepal is a safe place to travel for international visitors. The trekking paths are clear, guides are available, and any of the dangers are things you can prepare for, like experience level and altitude sickness.

Is Nepal is Expensive to visit?

Nepal is a very economic country compared to the rest of the world. Including every commodity you can think of being it hotel, food, drinks, travel, etc. are very affordable.

Why do i visit Nepal?

Nepal is a country that will stun you on many levels. Its variety of landscapes, cultures and people, offer a wide variety of activities for travelers to get engaged in. In many travel reviews, Nepal is the one of the most popular travel destinations in Asia  because of its natural beauties, biodiversity , landlocked , eye catching Himalayan views including highest Mt. Everest , multi-cultural lavishness and different dialects, Birth place of Gautam Buddha, world’s highest lake , world’s deepest gorge, friendly people and their warm hospitality. This all makes Nepal unique country that will stun on many levels in the world context. Nepal is such a travel destination where travelers want to visit time and again because even if they spent one month of holidays it feels like one day. 

Adventure Activities in Nepal “Unusual Experience”

If you want to experience a vacation that you and your loved ones will surely enjoy, it’d be best to check on holiday deals to the Himalayas. For a young and wild mind, it is all about overcoming the fear inflicted by nature’s cruelty. And for the deadliest of the challenges, no place on earth is better than Nepal.

Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, and the breathtaking mountain biking downhill are just some of the adventurous activities you can try in Nepal. Such adventurous activities are sure to keep you satiated with a constant adrenaline rush.
Each of these adventures will stimulate your mind, body and soul, giving you a fulfilled sense of accomplishment, memories of the once-in-a-lifetime experience and captivating tales to tell to your friends. These are the most fun and popular adventure sports in Nepal.

1. Himalayan Glacial White Water River Rafting.

Himalayan Glacial White Water River Rafting, leads you with an exciting adventure full of thrills as the boat encounters bouncy waves and white water rapids and with overnight in sandy beaches within rural villages and sub-tropical forest.

This is one of the most famous adventure sports in Nepal. Trishuli, Bhotekoshi, Sunkoshi, Kaligandaki and Marsyangdi river is famous for white water rafting. Jugal Holidays offers wide verities of rafting packages such as Trishuli River Rafting And Bhotekoshi River Rafting.

2. Bungee Jumping.

The ultimate thrill of a bungee jump can be encountered in Nepal. The most thrilling one is situated at 3 hrs drive from Kathmandu near the Tibetan border. Bungee jump in Bhote Koshi River is one of the top 10 Bungee Jumps in the World.

This remarkable 500ft (160m) drop into the Bhote Koshi river on the Nepal-Tibet border offers one of the longest freefall in the word. It’s an adventure that gives you the feeling of flying for a couple of seconds.

3. Paragliding.

Nepal is one of the most popular destinations in the world for paragliding. The most famous and common destination for paragliding in Nepal is in Pokhara. The Sarangkot hill situated on the outskirts of Pokhara is considered to be the best paragliding spot.

At a distance of 141 kilometres from the capital city, Pokhara is the perfect vacation spot affluent in beautiful lakes and mountain views. Paragliding in Pokhara is full of magnetic scenery on earth such as beautiful lakes, spectacular peaks, stunning overhead view of the city, monasteries, temples, lakes, and jungle. If you don’t have enough time for Pokhara paragliding, you can do paragliding in Kathmandu.

4. Zipline.

Dhulikhel Zipline

At 6,000 feet long, with a 2,000-foot vertical drop, and a speed of 75 miles per hour, Pokhara zip line sounds absolutely terrifying, or exciting depending on how you look at it.

The zip line stands isolated at the top of a hill where the only other sound you will hear apart from the rustling of the trees is the gut-churning mechanical clunk of the zip line in motion. It is breath-taking and terrifying at the same time. It is absolutely exhilarating.

Dhulikhel Zipline


Apart from Pokhara, There is a recently started zip line in Dhulikhel.  The length of the zip line at Dhulikhel is about 1100 meters and it’s above 2, 300 meters from sea level. The Superman flying is the best attraction of this adventure spot along with a Couple zip line adventure.

5.  Sky diving.

Skydiving enthusiast? Put Nepal into your bucket list. Nepal offers skydiving options with a 360-degree view of the Himalayas.

Emerging as an extreme aerial adventure, Everest skydiving is one of the most unique experiences in the world. Skydiving is done from a plane or a chopper onto the world’s highest drop zone at Gorak Shep, Kala Patthar. The skydiving takes place in front of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), and the free fall takes place past some of the world’s highest mountain peaks.

Skydiving in Pokhara is from a height of about 11000-13000ft that gives you the best view of the Annapurna and the Machhapuchhre range. No prior experience is required to skydive, All you need a passion and a strong heart to take that jump into a strange world you have never seen despite having lived in it.

6. Mountain Biking.

Hurtling down dirt roads on a mountain bike and getting a big thrill out of it is for the hardy and the fittest adventure seekers. And Nepal is just the place for such high spirited people. The journey usually begins from Kathmandu and heads towards the Himalayas.