Top 10 Extreme Sports you can enjoy in Nepal

Though smaller in geographic size, the greater Nepal is rich in multitudes of terrain and landscape, facilitating some of the best extreme sports (adventure sports) to take place every year.

List of Extreme Sports

 

#1 Mountaineering (Climbing)

A climber attempting Mera peak climb
A climber attempting a climb of smaller peak, Mera peak

The high rising mountains; 7 of 14 Eight-Thousander, and small but challenging peaks create  a wide opportunity for mountain climbing throughout the year in Nepal. Well guided by professional Sherpas and expert climbing organizers, mountaineering may be the most accessible form of extreme sports in the Greater Northern regions of Nepal.

Read more >>List of popular peaks to climb

 

#2 Skydiving

Everest Skydive
Everest Skydive

Skydiving is the most elitist extreme sport to do out in Nepal. There are merely any locations for regular skydiving in Nepal, however, whenever one takes place it’s sure enough to create a unique stir of emotions and excitement.

Skydiving from over the summit of Mount Everest is one of the most desired elite sports in Nepal. Started in 2008, there has been almost 194 jumps till now. The next Everest skydive will take place in the October (2014). Well, the cost may exceed your regular budget, $25,000 for solo jumps and $35,000 for tandems, but the once in a life experience is guaranteed to be the most cherished moment of your life.

Read more >>Everest Skydive in 2015 

#3 High Altitude Trekking

Annapurna base camp trek

Trekking is undeniably the most enjoyed extreme sports in Nepal. Nepal is known for its high-altitude trek zones, and trekkers, as many as 100,000, visit Nepal almost every year.

Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu and Mustang are some of the most desired trek destinations in Nepal. Because of its commercialization in recent decades and huge availability of trained experts in the field, the costs for trekking comes easily under your regular budget, and the time involved in completing the trek may last from only 7 days to 21 days in total.

Read more >>List of popular trek destinations

#4 Paragliding

Paragliding in Pokhara
Paragliding in Pokhara

Started back in 2007, paragliding has been the most desired of sports in Pokhara. The flights take off from Sarangkot 1,592 m (5,223 ft) and lands on the heart of tourists’ haven —Lakeside, Pokhara. With flying experts hailing from different parts of the world and their years of experience in-hand, it is assured to be the best time of your life on Air. The cost is inexpensive compared to other sports in Nepal, where you can fly for a mere $60-$70.

Read more >>Paragliding in Pokhara

#5 Rafting

White water Rafting
White water Rafting

Nepal is a nation rich in water sources. The water flowing down straight from the Himalaya produces high-current river and rivulets. While there are many options of rafting to choose from, the river grades start from 4- up to 4+Pirouetting, high sliding and troying are few of the usual techniques used during rafting in here.

Read more >>Rafting in Nepal

#6 Rock Climbing

Rock climbing Nepal

Rock climbing is a common form of sports in Nepal. With commercialization of mountain climbing, the sport has flourished like anything. Climbing enthusiasts, including local inhabitants, enjoy the sport throughout the year.

One can enjoy climbing rocks in some of the most exotic and least explored Northern regions of Nepal. Also, an amateur course is provided to anyone doing a mountain climbing in Nepal.
 

#7 Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

This small south east Asian nation is home of Himalaya. The basic landscapes include from high Himalaya, hills to flat Terai.

Biking on the hills of Nepal can be a very adventurous experience. The uneven hilly terrains facilitate best mountain biking experience along with cultural excursions of varying ethnic tribes residing in the hills.
 

#8 Bungee Jumping

Bungee jump at Bhote Koshi
Bungee jump at Bhote Koshi

Located near the Nepal-China border, Bhote Koshi is the ultimate place for Bungee jump enthusiasts. The first and may be the only bungee jump site, it is located just above the Bhote Koshi river at an elevation of 160 m (525 ft), making it the 2nd highest bungee jump site in the world.

The cost is inexpensive and you can also try other forms of extreme sports during your visit; Swing, canyoning, white water rafting etc.

Read more >>Bungee Jumping in Nepal

#9 Snow Skiing

Snow skiing in Nepal
Snow skiing in Nepal

The Himalaya facilitates a unique snow skiing experience. One of the elitist sports, Skiing was first introduced by the Europeans in Nepal. Unlike the alps of Europe, the Asian Himalaya can be a quite unique for skiing.

Fairly a new sport in Nepal and organized only during winter, one can enjoy Alpine, Freestyle and Boarder cross styles of skiing.
 

#10 Whitewater Kayaking

 

Similar to river rafting, whitewater kayaking is another popularly known water sports in Nepal. With unimaginable high grades of river, one can enjoy the most adventurous sort of kayaking.

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