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Hot air ballooning is very popular with tourists for it offers the most spectacular bird's-eye view of the Kathmandu valley and the Himalayan ranges towering in the background. On a clear day it's a superb way to view the Himalayan (from over 6000m up), and the view of the valley is equally breath-taking.
Rafting is one of the best ways to explore the typical cross section of natural as well as ethno-cultural heritage of the country. There are numerous rivers in Nepal which offer excellent rafting or canoeing experience.
For all those cliff-hangers out there, Kathmandu offers a roster of stonewall that makes up for an experience of a lifetime. Rock climbing has become a popular sport in Kathmandu, and offers some really terrific places for rock climbing. Nagarjun, Balaju, Shivapuri and Budhanil Kantha are some of the places where you can try this sport.
Honey hunters can set out on a perfect holiday package collaborating honey hunting activity with a scoop of trekking at Shangri – La valley. Honey Hunting has been a traditional activity for the indigenous Gurung and Magar community, which has been practiced from generations to generations especially in the areas of Bhujung and Pasgaon. Aside from these places, other hotspots for honey hunting are Annapurna region, Dhading, Jharlang across Ganesh Himal, Arun vallaey in Makalu. You will be fascinated by the techniques used by the tribesmen to collect the honey. Honey hunters climb uphill to cliffs at staggering altitude of 3500m, onlookers never cease to be amazed by watching how the hunters with their minimal traditional hunting gear gather honey. Huge honeycombs are built by Apis Laboriosa, the world's largest honey, and honeys are usually collected twice a year. A documentary shows a hunter ascending a 200 foot rope, balancing a basket and a long pole to chisel away up to 2 million bees from their combs.
National Parks located specially in the Terai region in Nepal attract visitors from all over the world. A visit to these parks involves game- stalking by a variety of means-foot, dugout canoe, jeep, and elephant back. One is bound to sight a one - horned rhino or two at every elephant safari. Besides the rhinos, wild boars, samburs, spotted deer, sloth bear, four-horned antelope are also usually seen. A Royal Bengal tiger may surprise you by his majestic appearance.
Take a bird's eye view hovering over the picturesque landscape and majestic mountains of Nepal from a helicopter.
Paragliding in Nepal gives the opportunity to experience an aerial view of the Himalayas. Pokhara, the beautiful lakeside, town at the foot of the Annapurna mountains offers paragliding services. There are various deals offered for the paragliding veterans and novices. Three- day introduction course is offered to beginners, and tandem flights where one can fly with instructors are also offered.
With less than one percent of the world's land Nepal contains 10% of its birds, or 801 species. Some of the exotic birds found here are: plumbeous redstart, satyr tragopan, Himalayan tree pie, hoary barwing, and coal tit. For bird watchers we recommend you to visit the Royal Botanic Gardens, Chitwan National Park, Kosi Tappu and Wildlife Reserve.
A relatively new and exclusive sport, Para Hawking in increasingly getting popular. First introduced by British falconer Scott Mason, can now be performed in Pokhara. The Para Hawking package is a complete treat for thrill seekers and bird lovers. Para hawing is basically an adventure sport, where birds of prey are trained to guide Para gliders to the best thermal currents. During the sessions, you will learn about falconry and paragliding.
Hire jeeps from Toyota's prado, Mitsubishi's Pajro to Land Rover for the ultimate 4 x 4 challenge, driving through some of the toughest roads of the world. Tours by Jeep provides an ideal opportunity to explore Nepal. In this bold expedition, you will accompanied by a professional guide to navigate you throughout the expedition.
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