Top 6 Things to Do In Nepal for Adrenaline Junkies
If you are an adrenaline junkie, and you need something to do near Kathmandu, here are the top 6 day trips you don’t want to miss in Nepal.
Find the World’s best Whitewater Rafting in Nepal!
Whitewater Rafting – Nepal has many rivers for rafting, but if you can only go for one day choose the Bhote Kosi or Trisuli. Both feature class IV rapids (the occasional class V) and offer beautiful views. While the Trisuli is the more popular river because of its easy access, Bhote Kosi rafting offers a bit more of a secluded feeling as the river is narrower in the upper sections.
So you want to jump from a MILE HIGH bridge near the border of Tibet?>
Bungee Jumping – If you are rafting at the Bhote Kosi, you might as well jump into the gorge from the mile high bridge at Last Resort. Okay, it’s not actually a “mile,” but at 160 meters, it’s one of the tallest in Asia. Check out this hardcore bungee jumper http://youtu.be/ARJfVNdTR8k.
How can this ultimate adrenaline vertigo trip be a best seller? YIKES!
Canyoning – Or canyoneering as it was original called as become a mainstay day trip for Hardcore Nepal Adventures. When we opened in 2009 and started offering canyoning trips, we had no idea that abseiling into ice cold water falls would become our most day popular trip. But, travelers to Nepal our a special type, and they like things that are extreme (that’s why they come here!).This is super adrenaline loaded fun. It’s not just the scary stuff either, you get rock slides, natural swimming pools and a giant jump plunge. Try this one! (But not if you are afraid of anything.)
Did you know that this is one of the L-O-N-G-E-S-T caves in Asia? Includes Bats!
Caving – This is a great trip to do near Bandipur. Again for the rock and rope enthusiasts, take a trip down to Bandipur and while you are there visit Siddha Gupha (cave). But don’t take that walk up tourist entrance… go higher! From the top, you will find a series of caves that lead to a 70 meter drop into an enormous cavern. This can (and should) only be done with a very experienced guide. The caves are dark and the danger is real. You can book caving with Hardcore Nepal in combination with rock climbing at Bimal Nagar.
Best Thing to Do in Kathmandu – Bike Around the Valley
Mountain Biking – This is one of the best ways to get out of Kathmandu for the day, and if you head up toward Sundarijal, you will find some tricky single tracks that will give you a challenge. You can also take a whole bike hike from Kathmandu, to Sundarijal, past Nagarkot, and back through Bhakatapur. But that would take a few days! Bike trips around Kathmandu can be booked with several companies. We like Himalayan Single Track and Epic Mountain Bikes.
Climbing in Nepal is a “must-do” – Rock Climbing near Kathmandu
Rock Climbing – Well, we wouldn’t be Hardcore Nepal if we didn’t mention Rock Climbing! It’s what we do. But if you want some extreme climbs off the beaten path and not where we teach beginners, then head out to Hattiban. This crag is about 1 hour outside of Kathmandu, and offer multi-pitch and single pitch routes. If you are a beginner, and just learning rock climbing is extreme enough for you, then join our rock climbing lessons at Nagarjun Forest.
You can do any or all of these Nepal day trips at Hardcore Nepal Adventures! Book online or email us for a custom itinerary.