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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.
Take a bird's eye view hovering over the picturesque landscape and majestic mountains of Nepal from a helicopter.
The best way to explore the Kathmandu Valley is on a mountain bike. Nepal's diverse terrain is a mountain biker's dream adventure comes true. Mountain biking offers an environmentally sound way of exploring this magnificent country, its landscape and living heritage. There are plenty of dirty roads and trails in Nepal to meet every mountain biker's wildest fantasy. Mountain biking is specially recommended if you wish to explore urban centres of Nepal such as Pokhara and Kathmandu as well as the countryside. You could even do the entire length of Nepal across the plains. Mountain bikes are readily available for rental or buying.
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.
The ultimate thrill of a bungy jump can now be experienced in Nepal at one of the best sites that this sport has to offer in the world. The site is located at a distance of a 3 hour drive from Kathmandu and 100km northeast within 12 km of the Tibet border. Nepal's first bungy jumping site is situated 160m over Bhote Koshi River.
Nepal is home to some of the highest peaks in the world, including the highest mountain Mt. Everest (8848m). Special permits and physical fitness along with training are strictly required to climb mountains.
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.
Ultralight aircraft takes off from Pokhara and offers spectacular views of the lakes, mountains and Pokhara valley. This is an ideal way to see life from a new perspective. The choice of Pokhara Valley for ultra-light aircraft is appropriate chiefly because of the proximity of the mountains, and the scenic lakes
You do not necessarily have to trek or climb mountains just to enjoy panoramic view of world's highest peak. Instead you can board on to a mountain flight to get a bird’s eye view of the towering mountains. Mountain flights offer the closest possible aerial views of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga and the Tibetan Plateau.
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.
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Arriving in Kathmandu in the morning fog, before the cars and rickshaws traversed the narrow streets you forget in what century you are. Kathmandu means “wooden temple” and if you watch fine wood carvings on windows and doors of ordinary houses, they all seem to be temples of everyday life. The people standing at these [...]
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