Top 10 Adventure Sports in Nepal

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From mountain expeditions and trekking, to mountain biking, rock climbing, rafting, bungee jump, Nepal is a haven for those who love extreme adventure. Here are some of the adventurous things that you can do in Nepal.

#1 Mountain Expedition

Nepal is a Himalayan country. Some of the world’s highest mountains are in Nepal. If you are a mountaineer, you can go for Everest, Annapurna, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and many other summits which are above 8000 meters.

Everest Expeditions

If you are a hardy mountaineer, you should definitely try Everest Expedition, which begins from Everest Base Camp at 5356 meters. Before you begin actual climbing, you have to acclimatize by climbing uphill and downhill for few days and reach Kala Patthar (5545 m). Kala Patthar offers breathtaking view of Everest and other adjacent peaks. The first major hurdle to Everest ascent is Khumbu icefall (5486 m). If you are lucky enough to survive Khumbu icefall, you will have to climb further to the South Col (7906 m), the Hillary Step (8760 m) and finally to the summit (8848 m).

Annapurna Expeditions

Annapurna is a mountain range where there are numerous mountains; some of the popular mountains in Annapurna range are Annapurna I, Annapurna II and Annapurna III. Tilocho lake, a lake in the world’s highest altitude and Thorang La pass, the world’s highest pass are in Annapurna mountain range.

Mount Everest

#2 Trekking

About 40 percent people who come to Nepal come to trek Nepali mountains. Nepal is world’s top destination for trekking.

Trekking to the Everest Base Camp

A 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu will take you to Tenzing-Hillary Airport, in Lukla (2,860 metres), which is one of the ten deadliest airports in the world. You have to walk for eight days to reach Everest Base Camp. The alternate Everest Base Camp Trek, a 11-days walk, is from Lamosangu village, which is three hours drive from Kathmandu.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp begins from Pokhara. It takes about 8 days to reach Annapurna Base Camp.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal and the world. Annapurna Circuit Trek, which circumnavigates, the entire Annapurna Range, takes almost 21 days to complete. The highest elevation in Annapurna Circuit Trek is 5416 meters at the Thorung La pass.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

You can reach Annapurna Sanctuary via walking through a narrow pass between Hiunchuli (6,441 m) and Machapuchare (6,993 m) mountains. Annapurna Sanctuary is a plateau, which offers the view of entire mountains in the Annapurna Mountain Range.


#3 Hunting in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

Nepal allows legal hunting in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. All you have to do is get permission from Wildlife Conservation Department by paying US$ 500. Hunting can be expensive because access to Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is difficult, and you have to cover expenses for helicopter.

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, which is located in western Nepal, was established in 1982 and spreads over 1325 square kilometres. At least 32 species of wildlife including wild boar, red panda, snow leopard, bear, stag, blue sheep etc. are found in Dhorpatan. However, you are not allowed to hunt other animals except blue sheep and wild boar.

There is also a trekking route from Dhorpatan to Dolpo, which is called Guerrilla Track, named after the Maoist guerrillas who traveled through this route during the armed insurgency (1996-2006). Recently, Nepal government has announced Dhaulagiri-Dhorpatan as the new travel destination. Dhaulagiri (8167 m /26,795 ft) is one of the eight highest mountains in Nepal.

#4 Peak Climbing

Almost 18 peaks are opened for alpine Climbing in Nepal. You can obtain permission from Nepal Mountaineering Association, and the charges differ depending on the peak. However, you must be aware that climbing these minor peaks – sometimes also known as Trekking Peaks – require snow climbing experiences. Most of these peaks provide challenging snow and ice climbing of high standard. Some of these minor peaks are Chulu East (6584 m), Mera Peak (6654 m), Yala Peak (5732 m), Imja Tse (6183 m), Paldor Peak (5896 m), Tharpu Chuli (5663 m) etc.

#5 Bungee Jump

Want some adrenaline rush, try bungee jump. Bungee jump in Bhote Koshi River is one of the top 10 Bungee Jumps in the World. The bungee site is situated near Nepal-Tibet boarder above Bhote Kosi River.

Mountain Biking

#6 Mountain Biking

Nepali terrain consists of flatland, hills and mountains thus providing wonderful adventure for mountain bikers. Whether you choose a bicycle or a motorcycle, you can find numerous routes to explore Nepal. Depending on your stamina and interest, you can choose either short routes or long routes. If you dare, you can even try motor biking in the Himalayan plateau.

#7 Jungle Safari

There are numerous national parks and wildlife reserves in Nepal where you can do jungle safari. Some of the popular destinations for Jungle safari are Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park, Banke National Park etc.

Chitwan National Park is UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to 2011 census, there are 501 rhinos and 125 tigers in Chitwan National park.

Bardia National park is a home to tiger, wild elephant, rhino etc. Bardia National park is considered one of the best places on earth to watch Royal Bengal Tiger.


#8 Rock Climbing

If you love adventure sport, rock climbing is for you. You can climb either artificial walls or natural hills. Artificial rock climbing wall in Kathmandu is in Chabahil and maintained by Pasang Lamhu Foundation. In Pokhara, artificial rock climbing wall is at the Mountaineering Museum.

Nagarjuna forest and Shivapuri forests also serve as rock climbing destinations. Rock climbing itinerary to Nagarjuna and Shivapuri can be combined with hiking and bird watching.

#9 Paragliding

Some people who love extreme adventure have done paragliding from the mountains, however, if you think this is too risky, you may paraglide from Sarangkot over beautiful Pokhara valley or towards Annapurna mountain range. Paragliding from Sarangkot hill near Pokhara is one of the best ways to experience mountains and Himalayas. There are two options for paragliding, you can take a free-flying foot launched aircraft or a non-motorized foot launched inflatable winded glider. In both cases, you will have a trained pilot to assist you. Alternatively, you can also take a 10-day course and do paragliding alone.

#10 White Water Rafting and Kayaking

Nepal is a mountainous country, and hence the ideal place for white water rafting and kayaking. There are many long and short river routes for rafting and kayaking in Nepal.

Rafting in Nepal





86 Responses

  1. Raj

    These activities are too risky, however, I might try one of these someday. Possibly white water rafting.

  2. Shyam Kumar Ray Yadav

    I am just waiting for a day to come so I can fulfill my dreams of these adventures.
    Love you Nepal.

  3. Navaraj Timalsina

    Nice places in nepal to visit.Nice post that you are sharing with us.

  4. shilja

    omg some are toooooo risky even though i want to try one of them ..may be jungle safari will be my choice

  5. fazlija muharokuric

    It’s very beautiful for people who likes extreme sports, always a little risky but beautiful, and amazing nature too.

  6. Muhammad Sajjad

    This is the first post on the internet which interacted me with Nepal’s culture, very informative

  7. raj sharma

    its is dangerous activities and risky but one day i might bear those risk for life memories.

  8. Yamini Bangde

    Nicwe post … with good information we will try to reach this place once… good for holidays….

  9. joe

    Nepal looks amazing to me, I’m going to save up for a big mountain bike adventure and when I have enough it would be great to join the Paragliding.

  10. shahid

    this practice is most difficult and risky for the life .take full attention on way and life with still life care and environment change should be in mind .

  11. sarita dhakal

    oh!! very nice place, so silent & beautiful area. i like it

  12. Maricel Samson

    That’s a great adventure. too risky but at the same time it is so much fun!

  13. Maricel Samson

    That activities was so amazing. it is risky but it so fun at the same time.


    Thank you for this informative article. Nepal is a perfect place for adventurous people.

  15. gemalie lugtu

    I wanna try this! This is so great! I love mountain trekking! This is absolutely amazing!


    This article described and given excellent information and presentation about all these adventurous games. I am too much interested for these type game. I will give a special thanks for this article.

  17. PhilCee

    Nepal is a beautiful country, I wish I would go there and try some sports there.

  18. Sanjay

    Its a beautiful and required information to hang around and enjoy the trip in Nepal.

  19. Sanjay

    Its a beautiful information to hang around and enjoy the trip in beautiful country Nepal.

  20. saurav sarraf

    These activities are too intresting,becouse they are many long and short river routes for rafting and kayaking in nepal

  21. iso22

    I like to be climb the mountains but i’m busy because I have exams.

  22. shibu

    i love adventure but rock climbing is to risky i might try one of this someday in my life

  23. akmal hazim

    all the activity is very worth it and fun to try, glad to have these recommendations.

  24. maria escobar

    es muy interesante este deporte me gusta su informacion , gracias

  25. Muhammad Asdar S

    I think its very fun if i can try one of these someday. i want to travel and adventure in Nepal.

  26. Shubham dhuri

    seems exiciting…and gonna try it next time i visit to Nepal

  27. Deepson Tamrakar

    Nepal is a land-lock country.It is located mainly in the himalayas so there are many option of adventures in nepal. So visit Nepal for adventurous things.

  28. med imad

    What is the most beautiful of these adventure-free sports like climbing in the chilly mountains

  29. Manish Sapkota

    Those Adventure sports mentioned above are really very dangerous but I would like to try all of them , so whenever I get the chance I will never go backward for those sports

  30. Saurav Ranjit

    Nepal is best country for experiencing all the adventerous activities. people all over the world should definetly visit.

  31. jeevan kumar

    Nepal is the best place to visit and enjoy the beauty of nature.

  32. cul8r-

    I would like to go for rock climbing as i love the adventerous sports…

  33. huseyin ozbaykan

    Nepal is awesome. And great blog. Thanks for infos. Hope some day ill go there too…

  34. neha vandekar

    wow its is very good and beutifull place l love this place I am definately go on this place

  35. igorpovolski

    nice places for adventure, i love that but montain is dangerous

  36. dej

    through this post, i came to know that there are very beautiful adventurous places in nepal to visit. i would love to visit these places very soon. thankyou for sharing.

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