Best Things to do in Nepal
by Jayaram Thapaliya · Updated August 18, 2023
Nepal is a small country where you will get numerous adventure activities. Though it is a small landlocked country, there are many things to do.
Today, I am going to show you some of the popular outdoor activities which are insanely popular to Nepal visitors.
Those outdoor activities which are suitable for tourists are outdoor activities. Nepal has so many touristic places where tourists can spend their holidays 1 day to 3 months with different types of tourist activities.
What are the best things to do in Nepal in 2023?
Here is the list of outdoor activities ( Best things to do ) in Nepal in 2023 for everyone.
- Trekking in the Himalayas
- Try out Mountain Flight
- Experience the Ancient Culture of Nepal
- Go Rafting and Kayaking
- Visit Chitwan National Park
- Visit Pokhara
Trekking, Hiking, Tour, Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, Rafting, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Jungle Safari, Ultra flight, SkyDiving, Mountain Biking, Yoga, and Meditation, etc. is known as the best things to do in Nepal.
Ever since Nepal opened its borders to foreigners, it is attracting millions of tourists each year. Nepal has been a hotspot with adventure sports.
If you are planning to make a trip to Nepal, here is our list of the top 6 best outdoor activities in Nepal for 2023.
1.Trekking in the Himalayas
Since Nepal occupies dozens of tallest peaks, it is well-known for adventure lovers. Every year millions of tourists visit for trekking and hiking. Since Nepal has Everest(top of the world), many people makes plans to visit Everest Base Camp once in life. Thus Everest base camp trekking might be one the best outdoor activities for the tourists.
Being a country of the Himalayas, there are countless trekking and hiking trails in Nepal. Nonetheless, you will get here very short hiking to the longest trekking routes known as Great Himalayan Trails.
2. Try out the Mountain flight
Trekking is the best way to explore the heavenly Himalayas but it does not mean trekking is one and only way to explore the Himalayas. Because there are so many other alternatives which provide you mountain experience.
A mountain flight is the best way to catch the Himalayas in a very short span of time ( in a single day). It features the beauty of the Himalaya with very close distance in a comfortable way. If you don’t have time to make Himalayan trekking, a mountain flight is the best choice for Nepal visitors. Here in Nepal, Everest mountain flight and Annapurna base camp helicopter tours are highly demanded. Along this , Langtang Helicopter Tour is also demanding.
3. Experience the Ancient Culture of Nepal
In Nepal, there are many religious sites in Nepal where you can visit for religious purposes. Not only that there are dozens of places to see in Kathmandu Valley. Some of these sites are listed as world heritage sites.
There are seven world heritage sites where you can visit as things to do in Kathmandu, Nepal. Among the list, Pasupatinath, Syambhunath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Changunarayan are the 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites where you can visit in Nepal.
4. Go Rafting and Kayaking
If you love rating and kayaking, Nepal is perfect for you. Since Nepal is 2nd richest in Water resources and has a diversified landscape, it has many rivers for rafting and kayaking. You will get here grading 1 to grading 6 level river for Rafting.
Among the trishuli river rafting is most demanded as it is nearest to Kathmandu. Likewise there are numerous rivers for Kayaking as well.
Although Rafting and Kayaking are the half-day/full day trip, you can make a multi day trip too. It means you can spend overnight on the bank of Nepal’s river. So river rafting in Nepal is suited for multi days only. So all in all you can go Rafting and Kayaking if you wants to do some outdoor activities in Nepal.
5. Visit Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is the first national park of Nepal and placed at lower parts ( Terai Region – Sup Tropical Land ) of Nepal. Since it is home to more than 500 species of birds, Royal Bengal Tiger, Asian Elephants, and the One-horned Rhino, Chitwan national park is considered a must to see destination in Nepal.
To experience these activities, you can buy 2 nights 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari Package from a travel agency.
6. Visit Pokhara
If you visit Nepal for the holidays, you must see Pokhara. It is an extremely beautiful city in Nepal and very easy to get to Pokhara from Kathmandu.
When we talk about its beauty, it is required to mention that it is highly natural beauty. Because, from this city, you can see Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Manaslu and many more mountains in close proximity. To get a glimpse of Pokhara, you can do Pokhara City Tour (1 day is enough).
Apart from this, in Pokhara, you will see 7 beautiful lakes, Davis falls, Kaves, World peace stupa, and Sarangkot. There are dozens of things to do in Pokhara, but short treks around Pokhara, Boating, Paraglings, Sarangkot sunrise tour, and Strolling around Lakeside are the main activities that tourists try out while visiting Pokhara, Nepal.