Adventure sports are a great way to get out of your comfort zone and do something you never thought you would do. They are also a great way to see the world and experience new things.
Nepal is one of the best places to go for adventure sports in the world. With a mountain top setting, Nepal has a unique and varied range of adventure sports that are both challenging and fun. But what are the most popular adventure sports in Nepal? This post will cover the top five adventure sports in the country and how they have impacted Nepali society.
What are Adventure Sports?
Adventure sports are a broad category of sports that typically involve physical, mental, and/or emotional challenges. They can take place in a variety of environments and on multiple surfaces, such as water, land, snow, or ice. They range from the relatively tame to the extraordinarily risky and dangerous and are often a blend of activities. Some of the most popular adventure sports include paragliding, rafting, canoeing, Bungee jumping, etc.
Top 10 Most Popular Adventure Sports in Nepal
Bungee Jumping is one of the most popular adventure sports in Nepal as it is very thrilling and cheap to go with. Most Nepali people dream of Bungee Jumping at least once in their lifetime. Nepal is rich in mountains and high suspension bridges, Bungee Jumping has become very easy to set up. Even tourists visiting Nepal love to bungee jump here as it gives entertainment and a thrilling experience in just a couple of bucks. Pokhara, Tatopani, Kushmi, etc. are some of the most popular bungee jumping spots in Nepal.
Just after Bungee Jumping comes paragliding as our second most popular adventure sport in Nepal. Yes, it is equally or more thrilling than Bungee Jumping but it is a little costlier than its counterpart. The cost is justifiable as you will be in the air for a longer period of time than in Bungee. Most paragliders will swift you in the air for more than 30 minutes and it is worth every penny. Pokhara, Kathmandu, Sarangkot, etc. are some of the most popular places in Nepal where you can enjoy Paragliding.
Nepal being rich in fast-flowing rivers, Rafting is another evenly popular adventure sport in Nepal. Rafting is considered equally dangerous as the flow of water could make your Raft upside down. This being said, rafters are provided with a live jacket so they won’t sink in the fast-flowing river. Also, all these acts are done under the supervision of well-experienced rafters, so no need to be afraid. Karnali, Trishuli, Sun Koshi, Kali Gandaki, etc. are some of the most suitable rivers for rafting.
Not only fast-flowing rivers but Nepal is also known for a huge number of beautiful lakes. As a result, canoeing becomes our alternative option to rafting. Canoeing is less risky than rafting but is equally fun and entertaining. Unlike rafting, canoeing will have 2,3 persons in the boat. Canoeing can also be performed in fast-flowing rivers if you want more thrill.
Unlike Canoeing, Kayaking is also performed in fast-flowing rivers. But the difference here is that the boat will only contain one rider. With this being said, it is very hard and more dangerous than rafting to perform. Only experienced persons can do Kayaking as there will be no supervisor to play with you. All the rivers that are popular for rafting are also popular for kayaking in Nepal.
Hill Climbing/ Rock Climbing
Most of Nepal’s land is covered by hilly areas. That means it is one of the richest countries with hills and rocks. Although it doesn’t seem fun to do rock climbing, those who love it are always doing it. Especially tourists from different countries who are experts in rock climbing normally perform these activities in Nepal.
Recently trekking has become more popular than ever in Nepal. The reason being more and more access to mountain base camps at affordable prices. Some of the most popular base camps for trekking in Nepal are Annapurna base camp, Everest base camp, Poonhill trek, etc. Trekking gives more fun as it takes days to complete the trek and provides unlimited access to nature.
Zip lining is another most fun adventure sport played in Nepal. There are multiple zip-lines places in Nepal where you can perform this sport. It involves riding on a steel cable with a protective seat or a belt. Some of the popular Zip lining places in Nepal are Dhulikhel, Sarangkot, Pokhara, Kavre, etc.
Yes, you read it right. Skydiving is performed in Nepal and is one of the most loved adventure sports. In skydiving, the diver will take a flight and jump from it with a parachute. It is the most dangerous adventure sport to do in Nepal and requires training before you perform it. Some of the most popular skydiving places in Nepal are Everest base camp skydiving, skydiving in Pokhara, etc.
A less popular but most enjoyable adventure sport to perform in Nepal is Canyon Swing. Just like bungee jumping, it also includes jumping from high altitude with a rope but you will swing back and forth. This is more fun than bungee jumping as you will be swinging for a longer period of time that provides ultimate entertainment. The Last Resort in Nepal provides the service for canyon swings.
Adventure sports are fun and provide a thrilling experience. But they aren’t the only sports preferred by sports lovers to play. General sports like football, cricket, kabaddi, and many others are the most popular sports in Nepal. These sports have become more exciting to play and to watch, all thanks to 1xbet Nepal. With 1xbet users can not only have fun while watching the game but also earn extra cash by betting on the winning team. Register and Download the 1xbet app now at NPSports Nepal.