Nepal Travel/Trekking activities
Nepal has a wide range of Travel, Trekking and Tour activities to offer for its fellow visitors. Ranging from a simple activity like bird watching on the plains of Chitwan National Park to the life-threatening climb on the Mount Everest, Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Manaslu, Mount Sisapangma, Mount Annapurna there are countless ways for a visitor to entertain with. Broadly these activities can be classified under the following categories, Including Trekking in Himalayas of Everest Base Camp, Langtang, Annapurna base camp and Upper Mustang trekking.
For wildlife enthusiasts, spending some time within the jungle of some National parks and sanctuaries might be the best way to quench their thrill. Nepal is a habitat to around 1624 species of plant species and 208 species of mammals, 900 species of birds, 100 species of reptiles, over 600 species of butterflies. The most popular national park is the Chitwan National Park with an area of 932 sq.km that is home of an elephant, the royal Bengal tiger and rare one-horned rhino. Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is the haven to birds and enthralls wildlife photographers. For visitors looking for a hunt, Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is a place to be.
2> Whitewater adventures
Nepal is considered the second richest country in the world for freshwater resources. The melting snow from the Himalayas gives rise to tributaries of varying depths and intensities that flows through the deep gorges in the lap of these mountains until they all merge to the Ganges in the South. These rivers offer an exclusive site for water activities including Rafting and Kayaking. Rafting can be as simple as in Trishuli River to more demanding Bhote Koshi river.
Although Nepal is a Hindu nation by origin, it is also a host to the motley of religious ethnic minorities among them the more pronounced are the Buddhist (9%), Muslims( 4%), Kiratist followed by Christians, Sikhs, Jains and others in that order. Among the most popular Pilgrimage sites away from the capital is the Muktinath, a Hindu temple, in Jomsom which is the temple for Lord Shiva. The other site popular among Hindu pilgrimage is the Gosaikunda in the Langtang National Park area. This region consists of the Gosaikunda Lake and is considered to be the abode for Lord Shiva and Gauri as per Hindu mythology. Lumbini, a birthplace for Buddha, which lies in the southern border of Nepal, is a die to see place among the Buddhist pilgrimage.
4> Aerial activities
Among other adventurous activities include the adrenaline rushing Bunjee jumping, which includes a jump from a bridge 160m above the ground into the deep canyon of Bhote Koshi River. Similarly Zip flyer at Sarangkot, Pokhara also provides a thrilling experience as it drops vertically below 2000 ft and covering a distance of 1.8 km, making it the world’s tallest and scariest zip flyer. Paragliding over Sarangkot is also a good way to view the Machapuchhre and the Annapurna range while overseeing the Fewa Lake. For the tourist with less amount of time for trekking, one can opt for an early one-hour mountain flight. This flight departs from Kathmandu airport and takes the visitors to close proximity of the Himalayas including the Everest. It is a quick and cost-effective way to enjoy the Himalayan panorama.
Nepal is also known as a country of gods and goddesses or country with thousand temples. Among the temples, Swayambhunath (also known as the monkey temple), Pashupatinath and Boudhanath fall under UNESCO World Heritage sites. An eagle eye view of the Kathmandu valley from 2000 years old Swayambhunath stupa is really mesmerizing especially when the wind blows over the countless prayer flags. The cremation ground in the Pashupatinath temple where dead bodies are burnt according to Hindu rituals is a must visit attraction site for the person having cultural and religious affairs. The stupa of Boudhanath is considered to be the largest of its kind in the world and is a great place to enjoy an hour-long meal while watching over the tantalizing stupa. On ceremonies, mass prayer chanting by the Buddhist monks adds another peace to the soul that is unachievable elsewhere. The medieval ages old city of Bhaktapur, Patan and Lalitpur are also some contemporary sites to visit where old pagoda structured temples with wooden carvings of elephants, peacock and deities wait impatiently. The Kathmandu durbar square that is a venue for major religious and cultural ceremonies is also a place to encounter the only living goddesses in the world “The Kumari”.
Nepal also was known as “the Trekkers’ paradise” is no doubt an ultimate place for hiking and trekking lovers. The gradual increase in altitude from the south towards the North provides one with a wide range of choice for activities ranging from hiking, trekking and mountaineering. For visitors with a short stay in Nepal, hiking through the hills of Shivapuri, Nagarkot or Dhulikhel can still offer a glimpse of mountain ranges and an effective viewpoint for sunrise and sunset. For those with longer days to stay in Nepal, trekking ranging from week long to over month can be planned depending upon one's budget. Most popular of the treks are those to the Everest base camp (EBC), Annapurna Base Camp and the Langtang region. At EBC one can experience Tibetan culture in Sherpa village settings and observe Mount Amadablam, Lhotse, Gaurishankar and Mt. Everest itself among others. The rugged pavement that leads to this majestic base camp comes across five Gokyo Ri emerald lakes that are simply breathtaking. In Annapurna trek, one can expect to come across the paddy fields of Nayapul to the cold desert of Kaligandi in Jomsom. Passing across the world’s highest Annapurna circuit -Thorong-La pass (at 5416m) is a litmus for testing one’s trekking competency level.
Anyone enjoys uncountable cascades of waterfalls while crossing over countless suspension bridges observing the Machapuchhre and the Annapurna range of mountains and enjoying Gurung and Magar cultural experiences. The Langtang trek which starts from Kathmandu is a great choice to study Tamang community and be near to some great mountains like Langtang, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Gang Chhenpo. This is the best option for someone having less time of stay and willing to pay a lower cost for the trip.
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Our trekking was 14 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. The trekking was Annapurna Sanctuary up to nearly 4200m.Damber provide our guide He was excellent and his service as well. Dambar was highly recommended to us some of our friends and now we know why, these last two weeks have been an experience of a lifetime! The Annapurna base camp was very nice place. We were very enjoying with our trip. If, anybody would like to go to Nepal, please try to catch up for Annapurna base camp trekking with Boundless Adventure Company. Our guide Bhoj has taken excellent care of…View more
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It is an adventure, fun filled trek through the around Annapurna region, with many jokes being told and beautiful mountain views. Our story begins on Nov 24/2012.The super guide (Damber) arrives exactly on time at our hotel.He suggests that we lighten our packs- we should of listened, The super guides makes super our back packs and locked awa on the bus, For our safety. Damber immediately, started explaining Nepali culture to us, which was very interesting. The actval trek started from Besishar, and he started with a slow pace to slowly get us. use to trekking, The Guest house he…View more
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It was 14 days Annapurna trekking. On our trek you an enlightened us with your experience and healthy out look to your beautiful country and lovely people from Nepal including your great service. Even though we would return Nepal ten years time and if we are Lucky, we will be able to have you Dumber to escort us again. We had no idea what we were in for coming to Nepal and with your help, I feel we will leave with an understanding you could not receive walking without a guide. Thank you Dambar for your help and kindness. Please,…View more
1) What a trek in Manaslu It was a second time of my Himalayan trip in Nepal. Last time I did Annapurna and this time, we did Manaslu Circuit Trek, which was an incredible journey through the jaw-dropping landscapes. The route is picturesque on all day with breathtaking views of the majestic mountains with lots of flora & fauna at lower altitudes. The Charm of the antique monasteries and Chhortens are outstanding. Having a group of 8 people, we had a good teamwork, while walking. We enjoyed exploring around Samagaun, Birendra Lake and Manaslu Base camp, including Larkey-Pass. Our guide…View more
I was fortunate to have Dambar act as guide for my wife and myself for our tour of Nepal. My son, who had used Dambar's guiding services the previous year, has recommended him. We wanted to see Nepal's beautiful scenery and to enjoy some walking but we also wanted to see the country's wildlife and historical sites. We asked Dambar to help us over two week period during which we enjoyed seeing the cultural and historic sites (Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur, Boudhanath etc), the beautiful Annapurna region (Pokhara and Sarangkot) and the wildlife of the Chitwan game reserve. Throughout the two…View more
We were used Dambar's services as a guide on three occasions over the last 12 years to the Annapurna and Everest regions and most recently to Upper Mustang. I would be happy to recommend him to others looking for a reliable, well organized and conscientious arranger and guide for their trek in Nepal. He gives good advice on itineraries and can plan and reserve internal flights and hotels in advance as required. He also has good knowledge of the formalities (trekking permits, insurance) that you need and has arranged these without any problems at all. On the trek, he has…View more
"I travelled to Nepal in October 2010 and my friend and I hired Dambar to provide a guide and porter for us on the Everest base camp trek. We were in communication before we arrived in Nepal and everything was arranged for us at a reasonable price. Our package included flights, accommodation, food, guide and porter as well as passes and some equipment like trekking poles, sleeping bags and down jackets. The whole experience was amazing; we were able to go at our own pace and were confident at all times with our guide and porter. The guide gave us…View more
We came to know Dambar through a friend of ours who used him as a guide on a hike in the Annapurna Circuit about five years ago. Our friend had nothing but good things to say about Dambar's experience, professionalism and friendly personality. As it was our first time hiking in Nepal, we were happy to receive the recommendation. Prior to our travel to Nepal, we exchanged numerous emails with Dambar, making plans for our hike. Dambar provided excellent advice and answered all of our questions in a thorough and timely manner. When we had to change our hiking route…View more
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Youko and Kentaro Sawa.We had great trekking with (Dambar) Boundless adventure (p) Ltd before we saw you ,we were very nervous about spending 14 days Annapurna base camp, with somebody who we did not know. However, you did such a great Job. We are very glad of you. I thank you for being with our slow pace.View more