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The Himalayas are a life changing experience drawing people from all over the world to visit this mystic place at least once in their life.

The surreal and majestic landscapes of the Himalayan ranges have remained unchanged by time and the modern world. The Himalayas live up to their reputation as a place of great spirituality, with some of the most hospitable and friendly people you will ever meet and more recently an opportunity to experience it all through sustainable tourism methods to provide a conscious and fulfilling trip while minimising negative impact to the environment and local community.

Sherpa Tours have compiled this bucket list of unique activities and attractions for you to consider. These life changing activates have been based on enquiries and feedback from travellers to Nepal. There is something to suit all age groups.

If there is something here that tickles your fancy and sense of adventure, please feel free to contact us for free consultations and advice so that it can be part of your dream trip to Nepal.

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1. Trekking – Everest Basecamp

This is one of the most popular trek in the world. You get eye popping close proximity to the Everest.

Facts

Duration: About 17 days

Seasons: Mid Mar to Mid May & Mid Sep till Mid Dec

Grade: Challenging trek

Options
  1. Everest short trek – it can be a luxury short trek in the Everest region to see the mighty Mt. Everest and culture of Sherpas in the foot of some of the tallest mountains in the world.
  2. Heli Trek – A flight to the basecamp of Everest on a chartered helicopter with gourmet breakfast and lunch in the mountain region.
  3. Extend trek to Amadablam basecamp
  4. Combine Everest basecamp trek to Gokyo lakes to make it a circuit trek

Other Information

Places of Interest - agarmatha national park, Hilarry hospital, school and Tanbochey monastery

Culture - Buddhism and Sherpa traditions

History 

  • trekking is along a historical trade route between Tibet, Nepal and India
  • migration of Sherpas in the area from Tibet
  • spreading of Buddhism in Everest region

Festival - Mani Rimdu festival – around Oct every year

 

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2. Trail Running/Mountain marathon

For those into running, Nepal offers a true physical challenge for the mind and body. The mountainous terrain is home to marathons attracting runners from around the world. The high altitude adds another element to the challenge.

 

Options
1. Everest International mountain marathon is the highest marathon in the world. It starts at Gorak Shep (5,184m) close to the 1953 Everest Base Camp. The finish line is 42km down the track at a Sherpa town named Namche Bazaar (3,446m).

2. Aannapurna - Mountain marathon which is an annual event

3. Manaslu - trail running

4. Mustang -- trail running

This exhilarating competitive run amidst the truly breathtaking landscape of the Transhimalaya/Upper Mustang region will thrill the fitness enthusiast and nature lover no end. This 277-kilometre footrace, with altitudes ranging from 2,900 to 4,200 metres above sea level, is organized into eight manageable stages ranging from 30 to 40 kilometres in length and separated by checkpoints that include caves and age-old buildings rich in Tibetan Buddhist culture and spiritualism.

5. Kathmandu Valley

6. Lumbini (Birth place of Budda)

 

Other Information

There are various events fit for professional trail runners and enthusiasts alike. Please express your interest by contacting us.

 

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3. Live like a monk, or get Buddhist lession and blessing

Find inner peace - live like a monk for a week, and find out more about Buddhism.

 

Facts

Buddha: Was born in Nepal. 

Seasons: Any time throughout the year

 

Options

  1. Living like a monk – You can come to Nepal to become a monk for a week or so
  2. Getting Buddhist lession and blessing from a monk
  3. Learning Yoga and meditation
  4. Visiting Buddhist landmarks in Nepal and India.

Other Information

Places of Interest - Various monastries in Kathmandu city, Lumbini (Nepal), and Gaya (India) 

Culture - Buddhism

Festival - Buddha Jayanti (Buddha's birthday) which happens around May every year in Nepal.

 

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4. Home-Stay experience on a heritage-trail trek

Homestays are a great way to meet and interact with the locals and to gain an insight into their traditional way of life.

 

Options

1.  Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

Combine an exhilarating alpine trek with an authentic hands-on experience of regional culture with a unique chance to interact closely with a local Tamang family by way of a friendly homestay experience.

 

2.  Samari and Nuwakot Home Stay Trek

Combine this short low altitude cultural and scenic trek with an opportunity to stay at a house of ethnic magar people, which has been sustainably renovated providing both comfort and traditional heritage look.

 

Other Information

You can combine the trip with volunteering activities in the villages. Mid Mar to Mid May and Mid Sep to Mid Nov are the best seasons for trekking in Nepal.

 

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5. Volunteering in Nepal

For those interested in volunteering in Nepal, Sherpa Tours can help find options that utilise your time and skills to help a rural community in one of the following ways. Sherpa Tours can also help you incorporate volunteering into your travel itinerary.

 

Volunteering in Nepal is worth considering, a positive boost for all involved.

 

OPTIONS

  • Helping in medical camps.
  • Helping in orphanages.
  • Helping in aged care centres (which are non-commercial and poorly managed).
  • Helping in animal conservation.
  • Helping the INGO-Bird conservation Nepal.
  • Teaching children in schools-this can be for a day, few days or longer to suit you.
  • Participating in volunteering projects such as; developing school buildings, medical camps and painting. These projects generally run for 2-3 weeks. For groups, customised projects with suitable duration can be organised. Participants are required to raise the funds necessary to carry out these projects.

 

Best Season

Any time of the year.

 

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6. Trek the Great Himalayan Trail (GHT), Nepal

Great Himalayan Trail (GHT) is the longest and highest walking trails in the world. Trail stretches to multiple countries including India, Nepal, Bhutan and Pakistan.

 

Options

  • The Great Himalayan high route (GHT HIGH ROUTE) joining each of the various himals, ultimately combining along the entire range that divides India and China.
  • It takes about 157 days to trek the GHT portion in Nepal alone. Alternatively, the trail can be done in portions following 10 legs.
  • There is village-to-village route on lower altitude which is the GHT CULTURAL ROUTE.

 

The TEN LEGS of GHT are:

1. Kanchanejunga Region
2. Makalu Region
3. Solu-Khumbu (EVEREST) Region
4. The Rolwaling
5. Langtang Helambu
6. Manaslu & Ganesh Himals
7. Annapurna, Naar & Phu
8. Mustang
9. Dolpo & Mugu
10. Far west Nepal

 

We provide guided trekking of whole GHT (Nepal) or any leg with required support of crew and arrangement of accommodation or camping.

 

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7. Travel to know, if God is he or she!

Observe the festival of Kumari, Living goddess; a small & cute girl with 32 perfections in life being worshipped as a true god amidst extravagant rituals and community participation.

 

Having its origin in the medieval period of Nepalese history, a golden age of art, craft and architecture, this largely religious celebration is based upon local legends and follow the lunar calendar (beginning in May) which changes from year to year.

 

A tour of Kathmandu city incorporating observation of this festival will provide the perfect package for the culture and tradition enthusiast by offering an exceptional opportunity to observe an indigenous religious festival.

 

When and where

This festival takes place annually in Kathmandu, Nepal around the month of October. The exact date isn't know until May of the year due to the celebration following a lunar calendar.

 

Options

  • - Observing the whole festival which takes place for multiple days or just on two of the most important days.

  • - Observing the festival with a tour guide or a photographer/guide.

 

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8. Expedition Style Trek in less visited areas of Nepal

Enjoy a fully organised expedition style camping trek to wild and lofty places with the comfort of sleeping in tents and eating three hearty meals a day prepared by trained cooks throughout the trek.

 

Options

  • Kanchenjunga - The third highest mountain located on the Indian boarder. It is a strenuous trek up to the base camp. We can arrange transfers from Kathmandu to the start of this trek.
  • Dolpa - Visit the remote Land of Bon also known as Upper Dolpa. Strong Tibetan influences are prominent in this region. Lower Dolpa can be reached by plane.
  • Narr-Phu Valley - Recommended for camping style treks, taking around 9 days from Koto to Ngawal. The Tibetan valley is just north of the Annapurna circuit and was only opened to visitors in 2002.
  • Upper MustangForeign visitors have been allowed to the region since 1992, but tourism to Upper Mustang is regulated. Mustang is rich in Buddhist culture, similar to the area of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China.

     Festival in the area: Tiji Festival -  a three-day ritual known as "The chasing of the Demons", centered around the Tiji myth celebrated in Mustang, Nepal.

      When: May.

 

 

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9. Mountainbiking around classic Annapurna Circuit Trail.

You may think - is this possible? Have people done it? Yes, they have. However, this is only for serious mountain bikers with great physical fitness due to 90% off road riding (also involves carrying bike ).

 

The gentle inclines and well maintained trails make this one of the best ways to get into the heart of the Himalayas on a Mountain Bike. The best of biking and trekking combined, but as progression develops the trail to bring amenities to the remote villages, the way is becoming more and more bike friendly and will certainly offer us the experience of a life time. The route takes us around the massive Annapurna range and back into the Pokhara Valley, passing between the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massifs. The ride is technical and highly challenging and is a journey that we will never forget.

 

Maximum alittude reached is 5416 meters at Thoron La pass.

 

Best seasonMid Sep- Mid Nov, Mid Mar-Mid May.

 

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10. Cycling from Lhasa to Kathmandu

This is one of the dream trip of a cyclist to Follow the Friendship Highway between the historical cities of two countries – Kathmandu, Nepal & Tibet, China through some of the most amazing landscape on Earth.

 

This is a high altitude expedition style trip passing small Tibetan settlements, nomadic herdsmen wandering across the wide arid plains and awe-inspiring mountain peaks.

 

Highlights: cycling beneath the towering north face of Everest, riding over 5000m altitude, cultural city of Lhasa, medieval city of Kathmandu, ancient monasteries and ethnic villages.

 

Best Seasons: May and Sep 

 

 

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11. Introductory Level Peak Climbing

A great destination for introductory climbing is Mera Peak. Standing at 6,461m, Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. Located in the Everest Khumbu Valley on the edge of the famous Khumbu region. Mera Peak is a scenically stunning mountain providing views of the neighbouring ‘eight-thousanders’ (mountains over 8,000m) including; Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu.

 

Mera Peak is not technically difficult with ascending snow slopes rarely exceeding 30 degrees. The altitude can make it physically challenging so acclimatisation is required before climbing. A great opportunity for all physically fit adventure seekers wanting climb in Nepal and witness the breathtaking views over the Himalayas. Although suitable for first time climbing, experienced climbers won’t miss out given the spectacular positioning it offers.

 

Options:

There are many mountains classified by Nepal Tourism Board as trekking peaks. Please inquire for trekking peaks or introductory climbing in Nepal.

 

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12. Adventures (Introductory to Xtreme) at the roof of the world

Nepal is a wonderland when it comes to adventuring with so many activities to choose from. All providing participants inspiring views of the natural surroundings and creating lasting memories. Whether you enjoy soft or hard adventures, there is something for all tastes in Nepal.  Becoming known around the world as an adventurer’s playground, Nepal is particularly enjoyable for ultimate thrill seekers wanting hard adventures around the world’s tallest mountain.

 

HARD ADVENTURE

Involving physically challenging conditions or risks, hard adventure brings thrills and pumps the adrenaline. 

  • Everest Skydiving, Mountain biking, White water rafting, Marathon /trail running and Climbing, Bungy jumping, Paragliding/ Power Paragliding, High rope circuits, Canyoning, Canyon swings, Ultra-light aircraft flights and Kayaking.

 

SOFT ADVENTURE

Soft adventures often require little to no experience and are not as physically demanding.

  • Hot air ballooning, Jungle safari, Bird/ butterfly watching, Yoga/Ayurvedic massage/ Meditation, Golfing, Hiking, Fishing and Cycling.

 

 

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13. Archeological tour of Nepal - Lumbini and Mustang

1.     Lumbini is the birth place of Buddha.

Archeologists have recently uncovered evidence of a structure at the birthplace of the Buddha dating to the sixth century B.C which links to the life of the Buddha.

The place is full of archeological importance. There are few different sites that revolve around the life of Buddha. 

 

Options

A visit to the birth place of Buddha or a full circuit tour of all archeologically important sites in Lumbini.

 

2.    Mustang

“Mustang, a former kingdom in north-central Nepal, is home to one of the world’s great archaeological mysteries. In this dusty, wind-savaged place, hidden within the Himalaya and deeply cleaved by the Kali Gandaki River—in spots, the gorge dwarfs Arizona’s Grand Canyon—there are an extraordinary number of human-built caves.

Some sit by themselves, a single open mouth on a vast corrugated face of weathered rock. Others are in groups, a grand chorus of holes, occasionally stacked eight or nine stories high, an entire vertical neighborhood. Some were dug into cliffsides, others tunneled from above. Many are thousands of years old. The total number of caves in Mustang, conservatively estimated, is 10,000.”

-          National Geographic

 

In addition to these mysterious caves, the region has ancient monasteries, eluding history of ancient Bonpo religion and holy hindu temple.

 

Activities in Mustang: Trekking, exploring old monastries and temples, villages, meeting with different ethnic people of the Himalaya and encounter with traditional Tibetan people.

 

 

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14. Trekking along historical routes

1. GUERRILLA TREK

The first of its kind in Nepal, the ‘Indigenous Peoples Trail’ offers unique, living, exposure to one of the most culturally diverse areas of Nepal. The ‘Indigenous Peoples Trail’ offers scenic trekking at relatively low elevations, below 3000M. This trail presents an incomparable and natural blend of cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity coupled with breathtaking Himalayan panoramas, stretching from Dhauligiri and Annapurna in the West to Numburchuili and Kanchenjunga in the East.

 

In spite of what the name might suggest, the area is very peaceful nowadays.

 

OPTIONS:

13 Days trekking Itinerary in the area;

19 Days trekking itinerary in the area;

27 Days trekking itinerary in the area.

 

2. TRACING THE HISTORY OF BRAVE GURKHA SOLDIERS

 

Until recently recruitment had been mainly from the Nepali hill tribes such as the Magar, Gurung, Tamang, Sherpa, Chhetri, Thakuris, Rai and Limbu, although original Gurkhali soldiers were mainly of Chhetri, Thakuri, Gurung, and Magar ethnics. Gurkhas were thought to be a martial race because they were considered to be naturally warlike and aggressive in battle; to possess qualities of courage, loyalty, self-sufficiency, physical strength, resilience, orderliness; to be able to work hard for long periods of time and; to fight with tenacity and military strength

 

OPTIONS:

Visiting Gorkha Palace, Kathmandu Durbar Square and historical museums in Kathmandu Durbar Square and Chauni;

Interacting with Gurkha soldiers and the ethnic tribes who make brave Gurkha soldiers;

Trekking in Lamjung, Gorkha and Nagarkot.

 

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15. Indigenous people Tour

The rich heritage of Nepal has evolved over centuries. Nepal has around 36 different ethnic groups and 100 dialects. Most of the ethnic and tribal groups have their own distinct language, dress and culture. The diversity of Nepal is reflected in each group’s unique music, dance, art, crafts, folklores, food and drinks.

 

SOME OF THE INDIGENOUS FACES

FROM THE HIMALAYAN ZONE (influenced by Tibetan based languages and religion) - Thakalis, Tamangs, Tibetans (including those seeking refuge in Nepal) and Sherpas.

 

MIDLAND ZONES

  • -Rais and Limbus-Being Himalayan hunter-warriors , they make up some of the Gurkha regiment and have proven to be excellent soldiers.
  • -Newars- Lead a communal way of life and are recognized by their Mongoloid and Caucasian physical characteristics.
  • -Gurungs-Originally migrated from Western Tibet, Gurungs make up a large number in the Gurkha regiment.
  • -Magars-Renowned Gurkha soldiers.

 

TERAI ZONE

  • Tharus-Thought to be the earliest inhabitants if the Terai. Tharu beliefs are largely Animistic.

 

OPTIONS

- You can do a tour to visit one particular indigenous group of people concentrated in an area or visit rural villages where you meet multiple indigenous people.

 

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES TRAIL

The first of its kind in Nepal, the ‘Indigenous Peoples Trail’ offers unique, living, exposure to one of the most culturally diverse areas of Nepal. The ‘Indigenous Peoples Trail’ offers scenic trekking at relatively low elevations, below 3000M. This trail presents an incomparable and natural blend of cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity coupled with breathtaking Himalayan panoramas, stretching from Dhauligiri and Annapurna in the West to Numburchuili and Kanchenjunga in the East.

 

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16. A cultural tour to peek into eluding history of ancient Bonpo religion

Among the many Tibetans who fled their homeland since the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1959, many are Bonpo, followers of Bon, which is the oldest spiritual tradition of Tibet.

 

The ancient roots of pre-Buddhist Bon religion derive from a profound respect for nature and emphasize the healing of physical and environmental as well as spiritual afflictions.

 

Buddhist influences are abundantly evident in Bon religion as it currently exists. The two religions are distinct in many ways but share a strong and identical commitment to bringing an end to all suffering.

 

Separated from the rest of Nepal by high passes to the south including the mighty Dhaulagiri Massif, Dolpo is also known as a ‘ba-yul’ or ‘hidden land’. The area is an isolated Himalayan sanctuary, a marvellously preserved ecosystem featuring a wonderful variety of native flora and indigenous fauna, including bharal (blue sheep), mountain goats, jackals, Tibetan wolves and the legendary snow leopard. Apart from an impressive array of alpine wildlife, this rare jewel of Nepal has preserved one of the last remnants of traditional Tibetan culture, mountain communities in which the pre-Buddhist Bonpo religion is still practised. Time has literally stood still for centuries in this spiritual sanctuary as inhabitants of Tibetan stock continue to live, cultivate and trade the way they have done for hundreds of years.

 

Where: Mustang and Dolpa.

Activities: Visiting ancient Bon monastries in the areas, interacting with people of Tibetan origin who follow this religion and trekking.

 

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17. Luxurious Short trek in Everest/Annapurna

1.     Everest Region

We can take you on a short guided circuit trek in Everest region, staying in modern lodges with creature comforts and traditional Sherpa decor, for the first hand exploration of some of the highest mountains in the world including Everest, and traditional Sherpa culture.

 

The concept of luxury lodges has changed the trekking experience over decades. The group of luxury lodges in the everest region are so located that a long strenous trek hours can be broken down into smaller easier ones , thus making it easy even for trekkers from all age groups. Moreover the facilities including attached bathroom in the rooms, hot shower, high quality cuisine and a warm Sherpa welcome to weary trekkers give an additional significance to the lodges.

 

2.     Annapurna Region

You can stay in luxurious resort in Jomsom, a popular hub in Annapurna region, and take day hike in the area. The region is full of cultural, religious, historical and archeological significance. Alternatively, you can take a few days scenic and cultural hike in the midhills of Annapurna and stay at modern lodges. All meals on trek will be included in the package, and all necessary support of guide and porters will be provided.

 

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18. Scenic Heli-Tour to Mt. Everest and other mountain ranges in Nepal

1.     Everest Heli-Tour

The scenic heli-flight to Everest, over farming hills, alpine rivers and lush forests, will first take us east from Kathmandu Airport, flying parallel to the Himalayan Range before landing at Lukla. The second stage of the flight will take us to Syangboche, from where a spectacular view of the one-and-only Mt Everest can be seen. Our final stop will be at Tengboche at an altitude of over 3,600 metres, offering a panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountains, including the well-known peaks of Tawache, Everest, Nuptse,  Lhotse, Ama Dablamand Thamserku. Upon our return flight, we will be flying close to Mt Langtang.

 

2.     Annapurna Heli-Tour

A scenic helicopter flight will take us to Mustang, a natural and spiritual mecca of the Annapurna region. The area is characterized by traditional monasteries, holy Hindu temples, the Bonpo religion, a fascinating, ancient faith pre-dating Buddhism, and an as yet unsolved archaeological mystery involving potentially thousands of unexplored, man-made caves (known as the Sky Caves) dug in cliff sides centuries agoThe flightwill take us over the world’s deepest valley, situated between the two Himalayan giants of Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Annapurna (8091m), offering great views of them in addition to other mountains including Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri Central (6940m), Baraha Shikar (7647m) and Lamjung Himal (6932m).

 

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19. Birdwatching in Nepal including transcontinental and altitudinal migrants

For best of bird watching in Nepal, we travel from temperate to Subtropical climate, from over 2000m above sea level to just 100m, visit world heritage natural and cultural sites, ramsar site, other wetlands and birth place of Buddha.

Nepal supports over 10% of the world’s bird species diversity. To-date about 860 bird species has been recorded from Nepal in the last 150 years. The corresponding altitude and habitat in the five physiographic zones including special sites such as Mai Valley, Rara Ringmo finger and western Terai contributed to the bird species richness in Nepal.

There are transcontinental and altitudinal migration of birds in Nepal. There are about 150 winter migrants residing in forest and wetlands. The summer migrants (about 62) include cuckoos, crow-billed drongo, pitta, Chestnut headed bee-eater etc.

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20. Do something unique at the roof of the world

Many different people have done many different things at the roof of the world.

 

Talk to us about your interest or to get an idea for you or your group.

 

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21. A tour of High Himalayas to encounter with Samans, tantric healers. Will it cure you!

Samanism still exists in rural Nepal as a form of religion to cure for the illnesses.

 

The ancient wisdom tradition of Tibetan and Nepalese shamans is passed on through pilgrimage type full-moon initiations in which master shamans, like those with whom we work, transmit power (sakti) for the healing of self and the prosperity of the community.

A key feature of the tour is a pilgrimage to a sacred shrine in the Nepal Himalayas outside Kathmandu, for shamanic initiation and empowerment. It is a sacred journey to Nepal for deep immersion into the culture, spirituality, and healing practices of Tibetan, Tamang, and other tribal shamans. 

 

Interact with Shamans, who learned the shamanic ways of divination, extraction, healing and trance from their elders, and hear their stories.

 

Options:

Interaction with Shamanistic Studies & Research Centre, trek to Gosaikunda during a Saman festival or visiting nearby villages from city of Kathmandu to observe Shamanism.

 

Festival: Gosaikunda Festival

Where: Langtang

When: Sep

 

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22. A festival tour of Nepal where a festival takes place every week: Festival of comedy/light/colors and more....

The colourful spectrum of Nepal celebrating festivals creates lasting and cherished memories for anyone involved. Throughout the calendar year, there are many festivals being celebrated. One of the best ways to truly understand the beauty and richness of Nepali culture is through festivals, lively and purposeful; they are a treat to all senses.  A rich display of culture, festivities include rituals, songs, dances, food and performances. 

 

GAIJATRA (Cow Festival): August. It is a carnival lasting 8 days. Highlights include; dancing, singing, comedy and anything that causes mirth and laughter.

 

TEEJ: September. A Hindu festival celebrated by women. Dancing, folksong and the colour red of women’s wedding saris dominate the days of Teej.

 

INDRAJATRA: September. The festival of Indra, the God of Rain is celebrated with great enthusiasm, lasting 8 days. The Chariot of the Kumari, the Living Goddess, is taken out into procession through the main streets of Kathmandu. 

 

TIHAR/DEEPAWALI: November. Known as the festival of the lights, Tihar is celebrated for 5 days during which time houses are illuminated at night and special sweets are prepared and enjoyed.

 

HOLI (Festival of Colors): Celebrates Spring in the most extraordinary display of colour and happiness

 

LOSAR: January-February. Impressively observed by Sherpas who organise folksongs and dances for the occasion.

 

Options:

Just be an observer and capture moments in photographs, or participate in the festivals with locals (e.g. planting rice in the paddy farm and playing with mud, playing with color and water with locals in Holi festival or dancing with locals in Bisket festival).

 

You can time your visit with any of these festivals. You can enjoy a festival with a local expert photographer who will take you to spots from where you can take best photographs.

 

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23. Watching International Elephant Polo Competition

Elephant Polo is a sport which has always punched above its weight and a sport that is fondly known as the biggest sport in the world. So if you are looking for adventure or just curiosity you will not be disappointed.

 

The World Elephant Polo Tournament, held every November in Nepal, features the best teams from around the world. First held in 1982, the five-day championship event is played on a grass airstrip at the northern edge of Chitwan National Park, with players and guests staying at the nearby Jungle Lodge.

 

Activities

Elephant polo, Elephant football, Cart racing, wild life safari, indigenous dances and visiting indigenous people's villages.

 

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24. Elephant-back Wildlife Safari

The Chitwan National Park, another world heritage site of Nepal, is renowned for its elephant jungle safari on which you will discover a lost world of signature species including the one-horned rhinoceros, the Bengal tiger and the mugger crocodile.

Chitwan National Park is the first national park in Nepal, covering an area of 932 km2 (360 sq mi), is located in the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal. In altitude it ranges from about 100 m (330 ft) to 815 m (2,674 ft).

 

Options:

Elephant back safari, dug out canoe ride, visit to elephant breeding centre and crocodile breeding centre, birdwatching and exploring indigenous people's villages. 


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25. Skydiving in Everest

CNN News Channel has ranked it as No. 8 out of 50 best Adventure Events organized throughout the world under the heading, “Try before you die” events. The adrenaline rush you get from the freefall, the eye-feasting view of the picturesque Sherpa settlement with the back drop of world’s highest peak Mt. Everest, along with other equally petrifying sister peaks, and the whole alpine experience can be a lifetime achievement.

 

Option:

Afterwards, trek to Everest Basecamp or climb one of the peaks (introductory climbing) in the region.

 

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26. White Water Rafting in the Glacial rivers from Himalayas

One of the most popular adventure activities in Nepal, white water rafting began here during the 1980’s. The geography of Nepal provides many white water rivers; fed from melting snow and monsoon rains. These rivers run down from the spectacular Himalayan ranges and out to the Great Plains of the Ganges.  The rivers in Nepal are considered to be some of the steepest and continuous of all commercially rafted rivers in the word giving rafters a thrilling ride.

 

Options

There are many rivers on offer, expeditions starting from 1 day up to over 1 week, ranging in difficulty to suit experience levels. Multi day rafting trips include camping on the sandy river banks. Combined with the crashing waves of the white water; these trips create an unforgettable experience.

 

Some of the rivers for white water rafting

  • Trishuli River, Seti River, Bhote Koshi River, Kali Gandaki River, Marsyandi River, Sun Koshi River, Arun River, Karnali River and Tumur River.

 

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