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31 Exciting things to do in Nepal

Published On: February 27, 2020

Are you planning a trip to Nepal lately? Have you wondered about the exciting things to do in Nepal?   This post highlights  the most incredible things to do in Nepal other than mountaineering and/or trekking. This helps us promote Nepal for non trekkers who are looking for tours in Nepal and other adventure activities. The most popular places for people seeking for history, adventure and nature are Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan respectively.

This article contains a lot of information about Nepal tour itinerary, trips, best time to visit and  useful travel information. Below are 31 Exciting Things to do in Nepal.

Top things to do in the three major cities

Kathmandu is famous as the city of temples and is immensely rich is its history and culture. We today talk here regarding the most amazing spots for sightseeing in and around Kathmandu.

Explore the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu

Explore the century old heritage of Kathmandu Valley in this half day tour. There are seven world heritage sites in Kathmandu, and exploring them is a must thing to do. These monuments date back to as far as the 5th Century and speak in volume of Nepal’s history and culture. 

A half day tour of the Kathmandu Heritage Tour will bring you to the 4 World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Things to do include exploring Pashupatinath temple, the Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhu Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. We will use a private vehicle tour to reach these places.

Having a guide will help us explore the secret places in Kathmandu and help us learn more about the culture and history.

We start our day by visiting the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the palace of historical kings of Nepal, before they moved to the Narayanhiti Palace (now museum). The Durbar Square has a lot of temples and monuments speaking the rich history of Kathmandu. The main palace is influenced by European architecture. Spending some time to explore the Kumari house, Kalbhairav statue, and Hanuman Dhoka Palace (now museum) are great things to do around the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Souvenir shopping is also popular. During the Indra Jatra, the palace comes to life with crowds and ancient ceremonies.

We head towards Monkey temple (Swayambhunath) afterwards. This temple has a special meaning for Buddhists and Hindus worldwide. We drive up to the main entrance and start our journey by climbing the stairs to the top of the hill. Souvenir buying is a thing to do. They range from nameplates, bracelets and other unique looking items. On the top is the great stupa, signifying the peaceful eyes of Lord Buddha. Pigeons and monkeys are a common view as we circle the main stupa along the prayer wheels. You can also enjoy a great view of Kathmandu valley on a clear day.

Swayambhunath stupa; 31 exciting things to do in kathmandu

We will head towards Boudhanath Stupa, the greatest Stupa in Kathmandu, dating back to ancient times and with its own origin story. The Stupa lies on the ancient Nepal Tibet trading route and is home to various Tibetans that settled in Nepal. You can enter the stupa and climb it to a certain point.

Later, we will drive to Pashupatinath, the greatest pilgrimage site of Hindus. The temple is home to Lord Shiva, with a large area full of temples, shelters for people/animals, monks and so much more. You can enter the temple if you are a Hindu. Open cremation is a sight you would rarely miss, as the Hindus cremate their deceased on the banks of River Bagmati.

Take a Tour to Patan and Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Extending your stay to explore Patan and Bhaktapur is another thing to do in Nepal’s capital. This tour shares insight into two of the old Kings’ palaces and world heritage sites in the Patan and Bhaktapur region of Kathmandu Valley. The valley has three districts, once separate kingdoms ruled by brothers. In their effort to outsmart each other, Nepal was blessed by these ancient and historically important centers.  

The Patan Durbar square is smaller than Bhaktapur Durbar. Both palaces are surrounded by both ancient and modern looking homes, mostly owned by the Newars, the native of the region. Visiting these temples will give us an insight into the rich architecture, history and culture of the valley. Strolling and observing is a thing to do.

Apart from the main palace where the kings used to reside, the area contains several temples, monuments and spots. For instance, the Krishna Mandir of Patan is a religiously popular temple carved out of stone. Nyatapola Temple of Bhaktapur is so strong that it endured the large earthquake of 2015. 

We will climb to its balcony and view the square / courtyard below with visitors and locals. The Newars use this place to celebrate various of their festivals. On those specific days, the show is grandeur and it can be enjoyed by both locals and international visitors. 

The Patan museum will give insight into historical attires, currency, tools and other artifacts interesting to many of us. Gaining these information might be another thing to do while in Nepal. Bhaktapur Durbar square is very well managed and visiting these two destinations will tick the time back to centuries. The Golden Gate, Lion Gate and 55 windowed palace are the highlights of Bhaktapur Durbar.

Patan Durbar is divided into Keshav Narayan Chowk, Mul Chowk and Sundari Chowk. You will enjoy the temple lights and decorations in the evening.

Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

A full day sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley will help you observe the highlights and world heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley. Things to do include visiting Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Squares as well as the temples of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath.

All of the sights mentioned are world heritage sites and reflect the artifact, culture and heritage of Kathmandu valley that dates back to as early as the 5th Century. With the help of a guide, you will be able to understand the story and meaning behind these monuments, and their influence on Nepali culture, festivals and lifestyle.

The Swayambhunath Temple (monkey temple) is the greatest pilgrimage of Buddhists whereas the Pashupatinath Temple is for the Hindus. On top of that, both Hindus and Buddhists visit either of these temples, signifying a greater religious harmony and tolerance, unlike anywhere else in this world. 

Boudhanath temple is the largest Stupa in Nepal, and gives a sense of serenity and peace as you circle along the prayer flags.

bouddhanath stupa; 31 exciting things to do in Kathmandu

Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Squares were once the homes of ancient kings of the valley. Walk along the ancient brick and stone pavers into the main square of these conserved national treasures, understand the culture and tradition of native Newari people, and embrace the century old architecture and infrastructures. These World Heritage Monuments give insight into the rich history and culture of Nepal.

At the end of this tour, you will learn so much about Nepal’s culture and history; getting important insights that goes beyond any words that can be written. After all, Kathmandu is known to the world as the city of temples, and once housed more temples than people.

Bungamati & Khokana Village Tour – Half day

Bungmati and Khokana are two neighboring villages, about 12 kilometers south from the center of Kathmandu. Bungmati is a religiously important place as the birthplace of Rato Machhindranath (God of Rain). 

Lord Machhindranath is said to spend six months of a year in this village, and the rest of it in Patan. Due to this significance, the village remains a significant place to visit in the valley.

Khokana is beautiful and popular for its home based industry to produce oil and sugar products, along with traditional tools useful in agriculture and daily life of people. It’s a mostly agricultural village, which makes it a scene to watch the stretch of fields growing all sorts of cash and food crops such as rice, potato, maize, millet and mustard. 

The village pulls your attention with the activities happening for such production in every other house. The mustard oil extraction cottages are a treat to visit. Traditional harvesting is still practised. Exploring these talents of Khokana is definitely among the top things to do in Nepal.

The newar community comprises both Hindu and Buddhist believers of the same clan. So there is a great communal blend observable in the temples, shrines, prayer flags and stupas for both followers. A tour to Bungmati and Khokana will literally take you back in time, and we will be amazed to observe the tradition and culture preserved through the passage of time. Khokana is also nominated to be listed as a World Heritage Site. 

Rest assured, there’s a lot to see and enjoy on this blissful day trip to the villages.  In this half day tour, you will visit the Karya Binayak Temple, observe the ancient culture and tradition, discover the village lifestyle of native valley residents and experience the native newari culture.

Take a Nagarkot Sunrise Tour

Nagarkot is a quiet hill tucked 29.7 kilometers north east of Kathmandu. It takes 2 hours to reach Nagarkot from the center of Kathmandu. Transportation duration is subject to traffic situations. 

Reaching Nagarkot requires driving through the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, rice fields, hills and an army barrack. At the top of the hill, the altitude is 2175 meters above sea level. From the top, the northern mountain ranges are visible in a panorama. Nagarkot is considered a top destination for sunrise. 

Once reaching the hilltop, we will transfer to our hotel, Club Himalaya Resort, or similar, that has a comfortable and large terrace to view the sunrise. Dinner is served as a buffet of large food choices.

In the morning, we wake up early (wake up call) and move to the eastern balcony. The sun will gradually pierce through the fog to paint the northern himalaya range orange. It will be one of the great sunrise experiences of your life, as that’s what Nagarkot is famous for. After sunrise, we will enjoy our breakfast and head back towards Kathmandu.

On our way back, we will stop by the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, an ancient palace, town and a World Heritage Site. Bhaktapur Durbar is spread over a large area and comprises statues, temples, squares, courtyard and antique architecture. The five storey Nyatapola Temple is definitely one of the greatest products of Nepalese architecture excellence. 

Kakani Mountain Downhill Biking – Full day

Downhill biking is definitely a fun feat for cycling enthusiasts. Kakani is a beautiful hilltop about 22 kilometers north west of Kathmandu Central. It takes about 2 hours to reach Kakani from Kathmandu by vehicle. As you will be traveling to the hilltop, a vehicle will be carrying your bicycles. Upon reaching the top, we will spend some time exploring the park at the top. 

Downhill cycling will begin about two hours after reaching the top. The bicycle provided will be strong made downhill grade. The downhill ride will be a great experience. Your safety will always be your guide’s prime concern. 

Kakani is at the elevation of 1980 meters above sea level. From Kakani, Langtang Range is visible clearly on clear weather. In fact, you can see as far as Annapurna Range of the western Himalaya. Traveling to this beautiful place is really exciting.  Because of road conditions, this activity can only be done during early spring, later winter and fall seasons.

Biking and Water Adventure – Top Things to do in Nepal

Kakani has beautiful evergreen forest blossoming with rhododendron in spring. Oak and pine make up most of the forest. 

The popular Osho Meditation Center, Tapoban is also situated on the way. We will stop by for light brunch in the cafe open for public near the entrance of Tapoban and continue towards the journey. At the end of the trip, a private vehicle will bring you to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Namobuddha Biking (Full Day Tour)

Namobuddha; 31 things to do in Nepal

Namobuddha Biking is a full day adventure, starting from the center of Kathmandu. Bike in groups to get out of the valley early and head east towards the Namobuddha Monastery. 

From Dhulikhel, we continue on the main road and turn towards Namobuddha following the road sign. The journey towards Namobuddha is uphill, whereas the back journey is downhill, flat and more interesting.

Once past the main highway, the trip will be beautiful as we pass various villages, hills, fields and picnic spots to finally reach Namobuddha monastery. The monastery is itself located at the top of the Namobuddha hill. 

At the monastery, we will explore the large Buddhist prayer room, interact with the monks and visit the temples in the area. We will also enjoy our lunch. On a clear day, the Himalaya range is visible in the north. From Kathmandu, it takes around two to two and a half hours to reach Namobuddha by bicycle, and the same amount of time to get back.

Kavre is a popular and historical district in Kathmandu. It’s naturally rich and hence a lot of land is used for agriculture. We will come across huge rice and potato fields. The local people also grow oranges in both homes and fields.

Explore Canyoning in Kakani northeast of Kathmandu

Kakani Canyoning is a 4 hour adventure just 30 minutes drive from Kathmandu. Kakani is a beautiful holiday destination. It provides a great view into the northern himalaya landscapes in an evergreen natural environment. Canyoning in Kakani is a great adventure for rock enthusiasts, looking for an escape while in Kathmandu.

Phung Phung, our destination, is popular as a great canyoning spot, and that’s where we will head. 

We provide all the required equipment needed for canyoning – helmets, ropes, hooks and also the emergency medical kit. Make sure that you are ensured before diving into the great waterfall of Phung Phung in Kakani. 

Nepal is home to the largest hills and mountains. So there is no doubt that you will have a great experience on this trip. You will gradually descend over 400 meters along the falling water, against a slippery rock, testing your skills. The adjoining rope will ensure that you are safe. 

We operate Kakani canyoning in a professional manner with trained guides so that you know what you are headed into. There are also a few climbing centers in Thamel where you can hone your skills before heading into Kakani. It will be a one great adventure at Kakani.

Things to do in Pokhara

Phewa lake

First we talk about how to get to Pokhara from Kathmandu.

Flight to and from Pokhara

There are several flights to and from Pokhara everyday. A flight usually takes 20-25 minutes. The carriers are mini-jets. If you are seated towards the left side of the plane, you can enjoy the view of Langtang Range in the north.  

Airport transfer from / to Hotel: 1-2 Hours

Airport transfer is a complimentary service we provide to all our clients that travel with us. We use Name-Card to easily pick you up once you walk out of the arrival section. From there we drive towards your choice of accommodation in Kathmandu. 

Airport transfer is a swift service that is helpful to clients in a foreign country. Airport transfer is also a preferred choice for many as it’s easier. Comfortable cars are used for this service. 

Airport transfer is an inclusive cost, meaning that it’s already included in the trips we sell. 

Other inclusives are breakfasts, accommodations, permits and monument entry costs. We mention this and more information on our trip-itinerary.

Kathmandu Pokhara Bus Trip – 8 Hours

Kathmandu Pokhara Bus Trip is an amazing fun-filled experience in Nepal. In fact, this journey has been recommended by trip giants such as Lonely Planet. The vehicle is a large comfortable 50 seater coach with A/C. Once you get out of Kathmandu, the trip starts getting exciting as we drive along the Trishuli River. 

The river is itself a popular destination for white water rafting. On top of that, green hills, fields and windy roads add a great experience. This trip is amazing if you have 8 hours to spare instead of a 20 minute flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. 

Kathmandu Pokhara bus trip is also budget-friendly. On all of our trips from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back, we provide air and land options to travel. It’s even possible to make the return trip on flight if you don’t want to travel again by land. We highly recommend this experience. Just make sure that you are seated on the right side of the bus when traveling to Pokhara, and vice versa. 

The coach will stop at various places on the way to Pokhara. From Kathmandu, the first stop point will be just beyond a town called Naubise. Bus will stop at two more places for lunch and short-break.  The landscape changes drastically as we move west. 

From Mugling Bridge, the vehicle turns right, crosses the Gandaki bridge and heads towards Pokhara. The other turn takes you to Chitwan, another district famous for the Chitwan National Park among many other things.

Experience Sarangkot Sunrise View in Pokhara

Sarangkot Sunrise view, Pokhara

Sarangkot is a beautiful hill that can be reached via a 11 kilometer road from Pokhara. Sarangkot hill is situated in the northwestern side of Pokhara. Many people travel here to view the sunrise over the Annapurna Region.

From the hill, the whole front of Pokhara valley, including the main town, Fewa Lake, Tibetan Peace Stupa and several hills of the valley are visible. We start the trip as early as 5 am (at least an hour before the sunrise time). Upon reaching the viewpoint, we will climb in one of the favorable spots available.

You can order tea/coffee while you wait. Bringing a camera is a good idea. The sun will slowly tear the dusk apart and paint the peaks orange. The view is spectacular on a clear weather. 

From Sarangkot, you can view Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Hiuchuli, Machhapuchhre and other peaks. This will start the day in the right mood. 

Later, you can visit handmade souvenir shops and can buy soft shawls, stone/gems, ornaments, and other crafts. Then, return to Pokhara.

Explore Pokhara Valley

Pokhara is a beautiful western town full of things to see and do. A half day tour in the city will ensure that you get to see all of the highlights of the region possible in the timeframe. 

The valley of Pokhara is rich with lakes, hills, stupa, forest and temples. So, we will be spending half a day touring the highlights of this region.

Our Pokhara City Sightseeing starts with the visit to Sarangkot Hill for a sunrise view. Sarangkot is a popular sunrise spot in the valley, and we will wake up quite early (5 am). Our car will bring us to the hilltop in about 20-30 minutes. 

Once at the top, we will spend quite some time watching the sunrise, the valley and the Annapurna mountains in the north. 

After sunrise, we returned back to Pokhara city, visiting the Bajrabarahi Temple on the way. The temple is an old Hindu temple, crowded with pilgrims at certain times of the year. Later, come back to the hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, our Pokhara City Sightseeing activity continues. We head towards the Davis Fall, a mysterious waterfall that seems to disappear underground. We will also visit the Tibetan Refugee Camp, now a Tibetan settlement. 

The village is important for its inhabitants of the Tibetans who fled their home in search of a safer place. The locals set up shops to sell handmade crafts and ornaments, which can be a great souvenir to purchase.

The Peace Pagoda at the top of a south-eastern hill will require some climbing for 20-30 minutes. At the top, the views are amazing, and gives an alternative birds eye view of the valley. Sarangkot hill can be seen on the other side. 

On a clear day, the view of paragliders above the lake is a common sight. The pagoda is both religiously and historically important. After a few moments, we return to the base to drive towards the Fewa Lake. 

We will spend some time there, and hire a boat to visit the Tal Barahi temple in the middle of the lake. The temple is popularly known as island temple and is a holy place of Hindus. 

Later, we arrange your transfer to your hotel in Pokhara.

Take a Full Day for Sightseeing in Pokhara

Take a full day tour to explore all the best highlights of Pokhara. The trip is organized seamlessly as you are picked up and dropped off at your hotel when/after your trip starts. Wake up early at 5 am and get into your car towards the top of Sarangkot Hill. 

Later, visit the Tal Barahi temple, before returning back to your hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, we will spend the whole day visiting the popular destinations in the Pokhara Valley.

Our full day sightseeing will cover Peace Stupa, Tal Barahi Temple, Tibetan Refugee Camp, Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave and Fewa Lake in the region. 

Pokhara is the gateway to Annapurna, so it will come off as a bit touristic, however, there is more to see than meets the eye at first glance. And this full day Pokhara sightseeing is supposed to expose just that.

As you explore, you will get an insight into Pokhara’s terrain, culture, heritage and lifestyle. You will experience the best this valley has to offer. Your guide will explain the backstory of each monument/site you visit in insightful manner. 

We will take a good break for lunch in either the Peace Stupa or other relevant places and break the trip into two parts. At the end, we will reach the Fewa Lake, where we will hire a boat to enjoy a great sunset in the lake.

Evening walk around the lakeside is also a great activity. At the end of the day, you will be glad that you took on this journey to explore Pokhara, one of the most beautiful valleys in Nepal.

Mountain Biking in Pokhara

Pokhara Mountain Biking & Sightseeing is an adventurous activity starting from the Pokhara valley of Annapurna Region. Exploring Pokhara will be somehow easier as the land is flat around the main area.

Once we start on our journey, we will enter the beautiful forests, hill passes and wild zone. Cycle against gravity in various places to reach Muktinath in about 4 days. You will have plenty of time to get off and enjoy breathtaking views in several places. 

There are certain regions where cycling will be difficult, so we will have a vehicle to carry us and the bikes during those times. DMX is used as a standard practice during mountain biking and sightseeing activity. In less challenging places, other variants of bikes will be provided.

The road to Mustang is praised for its landscape view as we move towards the Muktinath temple. This is also the start point of crossing thorong la pass from Mustang to Manang.

Muktinath Temple is revered as a power center of both Hindus and Buddhists worldwide. In fact, it is one of the pilgrimage Hindus want to do during their life. The trip, with breathtaking landscape on both sides of the road, will be memorable. 

At times, the terrain will test the endurance. On the other hand, you will find yourself in the most amazing trip of your life. 

Explore the Annapurna region from the bustling town of Pokhara to the terrain of no man’s land in this epic bike adventure. 

Experience Paragliding in Pokhara

Paragliding in Pokhara

Glide along the lifts brought upon by the mountains of the Annapurna Region above the Fewa Lake. Paragliding is one of the most amazing flight experiences that you can enjoy if you are in Pokhara. 

Of course there are paragliding adventures in Kathmandu, but nothing beats jumping off Sarangkot hill and flying with the most amazing flight crew. You will fly as high as a bird, and the pilot will twist and turn your parachute against the wind. 

Nothing beats paragliding in Pokhara. To get into this flight, you will need to strap yourself in the chute properly. Don’t worry as the team organizing this flight will help you with this. 

Later, you will be instructed on how to run and balance your body while taking off and landing. A few other instructions, are we ready to go.

Look straight across the hill and run, trying not to notice the cliff that you are approaching. Earlier than you’d expect, you’d be in the air. Feel the air rush as the pilot pulls the strings to catch the winds and take you higher. 

Spend a good time observing the lake, temples and towns, fields, forest and the mountains. Get ready for landing when you are asked to do so.

You can also opt to capture this whole experience in a video, using a go-pro camera. The footage will be handed out to you later. 

Paragliding is a great activity for adrenaline enthusiasts. It will remain in my memory for a long time.

Paragliding in Pokhara 30 minute Cloudbuster

Spend about 30 minutes in the air without venturing too far into the horizon. Explore the valley, lakes, hills and mountains from above.

Paragliding in Pokhara 60 minute Cross-country

Want more time in the air? Choose to fly for 60 minute. It’s called cross country paragliding adventure for a reason. You venture far and out, and experience the best the trip can provide. 

ZipFlyer – Zip Line Swing

ZipFlyer is a new addition to adventure in Nepal. You zip along a string for about 1.8 kilometers, about 500 meters off the ground. The activity lasts for about 30 minutes. 

It’s an adventure activity at its core and you can do this trip while in Pokhara, as the transportation to/from the site is arranged from your hotel. 

The team at the release booth will strap you securely on the rope, before you make the first jump. When you do, you will start sliding, reaching upto the speed of 100 kilometers / hour. 

The trip gives Alice in Wonderland feeling to many, but for some it might even trigger scare. Whatever the case, you will surely love this ride above the forest, swinging from one hill to the next. 

Zipline is allowed for 15 years above, and for those under 18 parental agreement is required.

UltraLight Flight

Ultralight Flight is a great flight experience in a small aircraft powered by jet, and carries two people including the pilot.  From Pokhara airport, you ascend to bring in the view of the whole Annapurna Region in the north. 

The most prominent peaks visible being the Macchapuchhre and the Annapurna Peaks. Three different flight options are available. 

The first one, ultra-light flight, gains an altitude over 5000 feet and flies around the inner hills of Pokhara valley. 

The second one, known as “Touch the Fishtail”, is a 30 minute adventure where we fly as close to Mt. Fishtail as possible. 

The third one, and the most exotic, is called Mountain Range Flight. This flight spans over the duration of one hour and flies over the most of Annapurna Mountain Range.

Ultra-light flights are a gift to adventure-thrilled people. You soar up in the sky like a bird and feel as free as a bird. The aircraft is literally a motorcycle on wings. Love some high altitude flight experience? Y should try the ultralight flight in Pokhara.

Our staff will pick you up from your hotel in Pokhara, and bring you to the airport where the flight will take place. The pilot will pass you some safety instructions before you are ready for flying. You can bring your cameras with you. 

Attached gopros are a safer option. Once the trip is over, we will arrange your transfer to the hotel. Taking care of the weather and winds, the flights operate, on a clear day, from 9 am to 2 pm.

Fly with vultures in Pokhara with ParaHawking

Follow trained Egyptian vultures to find the best thermals and fly like a bird in Pokhara. The birds are trained wild beasts and enjoy promoting their conservation projects in various parts of Nepal. Parahawking is a new introduction to thrill experience with parachutes. The Annapurna Region ensures a good flow of wind movements and you will experience this as you soar high above the ground. 

Rise above clouds and be nice to the bird that might want to come and sit on your hands now and then, or fly by your side. Below, Pokhara valley opens wide to few other lakes and surrounding hills. The Annapurna Range is clearly visible with Mount Machhapuchhre (Fishtal) and Annapurna South dominating the horizon.

Parahawking is a great adventure trip that’s both eco-friendly and adventurous. It’s a great experience to miss and not be a part of. 

Before parahawking begins, you will be explained in detail of the flying protocol as your safety will be of the highest priority. 

The birds and your pilot will be your guide during the whole tandem. We will have a vehicle to drive back/forth the flying area from our hotel. This parahawking tandem might be interesting if you are already in Pokhara and have half a day to spare. 

Dive into the rapids with White Water River Rafting in Trishuli

White water rafting is one of the most beautiful water experiences in Nepal. Get on board with 7 other riders against the wild and unforgiving rapids of Trishuli River. This activity is a great team-builder, and is possible to do with friends and family. 

Trishuli River descends from Langtang, the mighty central himalayan region of Nepal. The water is chilly as it is unpredictable. However, with proper gear and training, you must have no problems at all. 

If you are a beginner, try this adventure around fall and before the rainy season starts, when the water current is low, and you will enjoy it as much.

Trishuli Rafting is a popular activity for all age groups except children. From Kathmandu, we board a bus/car that will bring us to Trishuli River in two/three hours depending on the traffic.

Enjoy boating along mighty hills, rivers, animals, a highway and a cable car as you move forward on this epic trip. 

To ensure safety, follow the command of the team leader. H/She is an expert and knows how to face each rapid that the river will bring. As a side adventure, get to jump and swim in the more peaceful areas of the river, when the guide allows you to do so.

At the end of the trip there is a ;beautiful lunch waiting. We take some rest before heading on to our next adventure. There are three options with this trip. 

Trishuli Rafting from/to Kathmandu

With this Trishuli Rafting option, we will take a bus from Kathmandu to the start point of the rafting (2-3 hours). After the trip is successful, we will return back to Kathmandu.

Trishuli Rafting Kathmandu to Pokhara

This is another popular option, where visitors will start from Kathmandu, enjoy the trip and then continue towards Pokhara.

Trishuli Rafting Pokhara to Kathmandu

As you might have expected, you can also do the Trishuli Rafting while traveling from Pokhara. After the adventure is over, you continue towards Kathmandu.

Upper Seti River Rafting: 1 night

Upper Seti River Rafting is a two hour fun-filled water activity in the prominent river of Pokhara Valley. Upper Seti River Rafting is a popular option for people already in Pokhara, as driving to Kathmandu for Trishuli River Rafting might not be feasible. 

As we said before, this trip is best for those looking for less challenging rapids unlike the Trishuli and even difficult Bhote Koshi White Water Rafting. 

Start your activity with instructions from the rafting leader, as he will direct how you should be rowing and positioning in the boat. 

The trip will take you against Class III/IV rapids and will be a lot of fun. You might want to crouch inside, row harder and row forward/backward depending on various situations. 

Some rapids will really test your skills whereas facing others will bring in a sense of achievement. A helmet and a life jacket will provide you safety. Your guide will put your safety in top priority during the rafting activity.

Expect to get splashed by the most irregular blob of water hitting your face as you row against the rapids of the Seti River. You will have a great day in the river. 

We will camp up for the night and wrap up a perfect day under the stars. The trip cost includes dinner and accommodation for the night. You can return to Pokhara in the morning the next day. 

Dinner With Cultural Show in Kathmandu – 3 hours

We provide this service as complimentary to all of our clients that travel with us as welcome and farewell dinners. A dinner at the right place before or after the trip can be a great treat to yourself. 

We will pick you up from your hotel and proceed towards our dinner event. The menu will be rich with a lot of options but we recommend trying the Nepali cuisine. Dancers and singers will be performing traditional and modern Nepali art. The evening will be wholesome. 

As we travel Nepal, we will be curious to know more about this majestic land. The welcome dinner will also be our special time to plan the trip or share our experiences with each other. The cultural shows will continue along with the serving of super delicious food. It will be a great night together.

Nepali Cooking Class with Lunch or dinner

Nepali Cooking Class with lunch is a fun filled activity where we participate from buying the ingredients to service the food in the plates. 

At the start of this tour, we will visit a nearby market/shops to buy the necessary ingredients. This will help you understand the exact materials used to make the final food ready. 

Return to the kitchen and get your aprons on. We are going to cook special Nepali food with guidance from Nepali food experts. We will learn how the Nepalis blend their spice and cook their food. You will love to learn these skills as you go, so you can cook something for yourself later.

Popular Nepali dishes include cooking dal-bhat with curry, Nepali snacks, momo, chowmein, roti and naan. Other food items are also available if the group demands, just in case we don’t have them covered. 

In a matter of hours, you will learn how to cook a few of the Nepali dishes by yourself. Later, we will serve these as lunch for all of us to enjoy. 

We can also start cooking later in the afternoon if we want this activity to end with dinner rather than lunch. What greater way to enjoy Nepali cuisine than cooking themselves too?

Everest Mountain Flight – Day trip from Kathmandu to Everest

Everest Mountain Flight is an one hour adventure that starts/ends at the Kathmandu Airport. Otherwise known as the mountain flight, this trip will take you on an early ride along the northern himalaya of Nepal. It’s a perfect day trip from Kathmandu to Everest.

As soon as you lift off from Kathmandu, you will be greeted by the northern Langtang range. 

Be patient as we move east towards the Everest Region. You will see several of the peaks in Langtang and Everest Region from the sky. It will be a great flight experience to start the day with. 

Mountain flights occur in the morning, so get ready to wake up early this day. The peaks will be clearly seen and not obstructed by clouds. We organize daily mountain flights for our clients in Kathmandu and abroad. 

A vehicle will pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the airport. After a while, we will find ourselves in front of a mini jet to board. 

These mountain aircrafts are smaller and move through the mountains quickly. Passengers on both sides of the plane will be able to view the mountains. The trip is short and enticing. 

If you are looking for more time in the flight, you can book a helicopter trip to Everest, Annapurna and Langtang Region.

 

 

 

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour  – 4 hours

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour is a 3-4 hour helicopter adventure to the campsite of Mount Everest in Khumbu Region. 

The Everest Region is huge, and so it is a great treat to see it from high above. The whole region appears in its entirety throughout the trip. 

Langtang Range appears in the north as soon as we take the flight. Later, we head north and fly over gigantic looking hills and valleys. In about 20 minutes, peaks from the Everest Region start to appear. We quickly stop in Lukla for refueling and then head towards the base camp. 

The Everest Base Camp is at the soaring height of 5380 meters. Getting off the helicopter will feel dizzy if we have never acclimatized at this height. Great Lhotse, Nuptse and Mount Everest appear right before your eyes. You are at the top of Khumbu Valley. It’s surrounded by mountains of various heights and structures. Khumbu Icefall also appears just above the base Camp. This is the route climbers follow to the summit. 

Later, we fly back and land in Syanboche for breakfast. The hotel holds a Guinness World Record for serving at the world’s highest altitude. We will sit outside and enjoy breakfast with views of the large mountain range in the  north. 

The chopper stops at Lukla for refueling before flying back to Kathmandu. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is great for those who want to see the Everest region up close but don’t have time for a full-on 15 day trek. The views are amazing and will leave you with a lifetime memory. 

From Kathmandu, daily helicopter rides are available on favorable seasons. Spring and Autumn are both great seasons for a chopper tour to Everest. Helicopter rides start early. We pick up our clients from their hotel for this trip, and also later arrange the transfer back to Hotel from the airport. 

Chitwan National Park Packages Tour – ⅔ days

one horned rhino, chitwan national park

Chitwan National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Nepal. The conserved area is famous for housing the Bengal tiger, rhinos and various species of rare mammals, birds, reptiles and plants. As a result, Chitwan National Park is a center of attraction for nature lovers. 

From Kathmandu, a 7 hour bus ride will bring us Chitwan, or a 15 minute flight. We stay at the Forest Lodges by the river bank, a favorable spot for sunset view. The resorts arrange charities with native Tharus who showcase their unique culture to the guests. 

Elephant tourism is also a popular activity in Chitwan. It’s possible to do jungle safari with them. A day full of jungle activity includes morning jungle walk, bird watching, boating and visit to elephant breeding center. 

The rest of the time can be spent relaxing the beautiful climate of the region. Chitwan sits at an altitude of just 400 meters above the sea. The landscape is plain unlike the hilly region, and it’s warmer than Kathmandu. 

Chitwan National Park conservation and tourism both go hand in hand. In this package you can also learn about various projects and welfare activities to conserve the area. 

A jeep safari will help you explore the depth of the jungle. If you are lucky, you might also meet one of the 200 tigers roaming in the jungle.They are endangered and receive a lot of protection. You can also view the most stunning sunset of your life.

We hope that you loved  reading blog “31 Exciting Things to do in Nepal” . With this blog in mind and other research, you should now be able to figure out the things to do in Nepal. Happy traveling.

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