Top Wilderness Travel Activities

Nepal is home to the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, standing at 8,848 meters above sea level and home to many view points not found anywhere else. The word Everest in the Nepali language means ‘Sagarmatha’ which translates to ‘goddess of the sky’, and this amazing sight brings visitors back to conquer its peaks year on year.

Nepal, located in the Himalaya region is a territory of rapture for tuned by stunning landscapes, diverse culture and history. The country is bordered by China on its north side and India to the south, east and west, placing it directly in the center of a diverse culture. Nepal is home to such great animals as the One Horned Rhinoceros and Bengal Tiger, a truly once in a lifetime wilderness travel spectacle.

Nepal rich in culture and travel not only offers package travel holidays but today gives adventure seekers the chance to experience wilderness travel adventures such as trekking and activity days out. The landscape provides a perfect setting for hiking and walks through its rich green valleys and hills and gives travelers the chance to experience some great activities.

Some of the favored activities in Nepal are adventure cycling on mountain bikes, paragliding and white water rafting.

Rafting in Nepal is an invigorating activity that passes by deep forests, diverse villages and spectacular valleys in an inflatable raft, normally shared with five others. This birds eye view you will get of Nepal as you navigate your way down the rivers winding path will leave you inspired and exhausted but full of adrenaline. Popular rafting locations will have you visiting Upper Seti and Pharaoh-Kali Gandaki, which give a range of rivers with varying difficulties to suit any level.

If you have a head for heights then the activity of canyoning could see you sliding and abseiling up mountains and jumping into deep pools of water, surrounded by waterfalls and steep canyons. If you have the confidence to experience this sport you will have the freedom to travel to areas not everyone can, taking in breath taking views of rugged landscapes and treasures the Himalayas has to offer. Canyoning is perfect for exploring deep into nature to spots not accessible by car and the excuse to jump from waterfalls and swim pools, often well outside most peoples comfort zone.