Top 20 Things to Do in Nepal

Many Nepalese people have been working in India, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan. Brunei, UAE, Cyprus, Yemen, Oman and Saudi Arabia. At the same time, Nepal has been actively participating in varied such programs as education, health, child and women welfare, conservation of natural heritage, culture and so on with some Asian countries.

The Asian countries have formed various regional organizations of the south and southeast Asia. In turn, Nepal has been receiving different types of help from many countries of the Asia. Nepal attracts the largest number of tourists from Asia. The tourism plays a vital role in maintaining the economy of Nepal.

Top 20 Things to Do in Nepal

Nepal is a small country in the southern lap of the Himalayas. It covers_Q.03% of the total land area of the earth and 0.3% of the total area of Asia. However, it is the world in itself. It is divided into three geographical regions. The Terai region lies in the south.

Many kinds of crops are grown here. This region produces crops more than the requirement of this region. The surplus crop can be exported to other regions. This region also has the dense tropical evergreen forest. Timber for construction is supplied from here.

The rich biodiversity of this region attracts many tourists. River basins, gentle slopes, valleys, tars and low hills also can produce enough grain in the hilly region. Some areas of this region are covered with valuable forests.

They are the habitation of wildlife. About 6,000 rivers and rivulets flow through this region. We can use these rivers and rivulets to run water mills, generate hydro-electricity and irrigate the cultivable land. Famous mountain ranges like Mahalangur, Kumbhakarna, Langtang, etc., and mountain peaks like Mt. Everest. Mt. Kanchanjungha, Annapurna, and so on lie here.

They attract, many mountaineers and trekkers. The coniferous evergreen forest of this region is suitable for pulp and paper factories. There are vast grasslands on the lap of the Himalayas. They can be used as grazing land for livestock. Many kinds of herbs found in this region can be used as medicine. Strong winds blow in Manang and Mustang.


Nepal is a country of diverse landforms, raging rivers, and high mountains. Extreme sports is defined as “Extreme sports (also called action sports and adventurous sports) is a popular term for certain activities perceived as having a high level of inherent danger.” and is perfect for thrill-seekers, extreme sports athletes as well as adventurers.

Some of the extreme sports available in Nepal are white water rafting, kayaking, mountain marathons and mountain biking at extremely high altitudes and much more.

This post is about top ten (10+3) things to do in Nepal. Here we try to give you information about best 10 things to do in Nepal. Most of the tourists want to visit America, Europe, Canada, France, Singapore etc. There are many things to do in Washington DC.

There are numerous things to do in NYC. There are uncountable things to do in London. Several things to do are there in France. Likewise, here, we have tried to top 10 things to do in Nepal, although there are hundreds of things to do.

Top 10+10 Things to Do in Nepal

1. Canyoning in Nepal

Canyoning is one of the top ten things to do in Nepal. Canyoning is abseiling down a waterfall by the help of a rope. This involves trekking abseiling, swimming, jumping and sliding. It is a total water sport doing different types of water activities.

For the purpose of this fully-fledged adventure, Borderlands Resort situated near the Nepal – Tibet border has done a detailed study of Kaule Khola and its waterfalls and canals. Read More about Canyoning in Nepal

2. Mountain Flight

Mountain flight is one of the top ten things to do in Nepal. For the travelers who are unable to make a trekking trip, the mountain flight is there to simulate the experience.

The one-hour flight from Kathmandu to Kathmandu flies parallel to eastern Himalaya of Nepal. The flight shows the highest peaks in the world. Read More about Mountain Flight…


3. Cable Car in Nepal

Cable car riding is one of the top ten things to do in Nepal. The royal patronage temple of Manakamana – The Wish-Fulfilling Goddess, is located south of the historic town of Gorkha and 6 km north of Mugling.

The cable car takes 10 minutes to cover the distance of 2.8 km. The temple situated at hilltop (1302 m) offers the breathtaking view of Manaslu, Himalchuli and Annapurna and the Trishuli and Marshyangdi river valleys. Read More about Cable Car in Nepal…

4. Wave Running in Nepal

Wave running is one of the top ten things to do in Nepal. Now the adventure of a jet scooter ride is possible in Nepal. The 6 km Wave Running in Nepal ride is operated in the Narayani River from Riverside Resort.

There is currently an only one agency offering the sport. They have two Yamaha scooters that can run at the speed of 60-70 km per hour. The agency’s driver operates the scooter carrying two passengers. Read More about Wave Running in Nepal…

5. Hunting in Nepal:

Hunting is one of the top ten things to do in Nepal. Nepal has allowed controlled and planned hunting, though, it looks unbelievable. Hunting is allowed in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserves (1325 sq. km.) and that is Blue Sheep and the Himalayan Thar.

Honey Hunting Nepal
Honey Hunting in Nepal

Blue sheep is a highly prized game animal. Controlled hunting is allowed with a proper license and is restricted to certain times of the year only. There are only few license agencies that make all arrangement for hunting expedition in Nepal.

Top 10+3 Things to Do in Nepal

6. Mountain Biking in Nepal

Mountain biking is one of the top ten things to do in Nepal. A famous quote by pro cyclist Edward Abbey, “May your trails be crooked, winding, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.

May your mountains rise into and above the clouds” mountain biking is a massively growing sport that uses specialized and durable bikes to traverse through off-road, rough terrains. It is a sport that requires years of practice and skill development. Nepal’s diverse terrain from Himalaya to low river valleys, terraced fields, and dotted thatched houses have made Nepal a bikers’ dream.

Since Nepal is a country full of uneven topography and also three different geographical regions, Himalayan, hilly and Terai, it is perfect for mountain biking. Nepal also holds various competitions as well as cycling events for amateur cyclists, rookies as well as pro cyclists from all around the world.

An example of it is the yak attack which features cycling from hilly region to the Himalayas, which is believed to be one of toughest challenges in the world.There are plenty of dirt roads and trails to meet every wildest fantasy of the mountain bikers.


Pokhara and Kathmandu valleys are the best-recommended urban centers. Mountain biking is done through the entire length of Nepal or to Namche Bazar. Read More about Mountain Biking in Nepal…

7. Rock Climbing in Nepal

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Nepal rock climbing

Rock climbing is one of the top ten things to do in Nepal. Nepal also offers some hair-raising spots for rock climbing. Some exciting spots have been explored in the Kathmandu valley.

Most easy accessible sports are situated near the Nagarjun Royal forest and in the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. Pasang Lhamu Mountaineering Academy, Maharajgunj offers artificial wall for the beginners. Read More about Rock Climbing in Nepal…

8. Rafting in Nepal

Rafting is one of the top ten things to do in Nepal. Nepal is a river runner’s paradise. River Rafting is to tread a river that provides torrential currents in an inflatable rubber boat. Rafting, in general, is defined as “A recreational outdoor activities which use an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other body of water.”

No other country can provide such a great choice of multi-day trips away from roads. In such magnificent mountain surrounding with warm rivers, a semi-tropical climate, impressive geography, exotic cultures, wildlife and friendly welcoming people and no nasty biting insects.white water rafting

Rafting provides a unique chance to see a natural beauty, flora, and fauna. Rafting provides the enjoyment of the beautiful landscape in the most memorable way. The unique geographical structure of Nepal has created the most exciting rafting rivers in Nepal. Nepal contains one of the most diverse topography.

It is also gifted with many rivers that flow from the Himalayas. These rivers naturally have high current and at white waters. White waters are those waters that move extremely fast and have a high current that makes them look white. Read More about rafting in Nepal

9. Mountaineering in Nepal:

It is the known fact that Nepal is the mountainous country with the beautiful landscape. Because of this fact, the adventurous activity, mountaineering is popular in Nepal. Literally, the term mountaineering is the sport concerning the mountain climbing.

Mountaineering related activities are categorized into skiing, trekking in mountains, hiking in mountains and also the climbing of mountains. People perceive mountaineering as indoor climbing; outdoor climbing and bouldering too, along with the above-mentioned activities.

But most people perceive mountaineering as climbing (now referred as sports climbing or adventure climbing) and trekking too. Hiking can also be defined as a category of mountaineering.

Mountain climbing in Nepal or mountaineering in Nepal became famous and became the adventurous treat to the mountaineers when the door to climbers was opened in 1949. Soon after the successful climbing of Mt. Everest, the appeal of mountaineering grew and thousands of mountaineers from various countries visit Nepal to get indulge in this mountaineering activity.

Despite the hardships and difficulties to be faced on the way of mountaineering, adventurers are making their way to the summit so that their dream comes true. Nepal has eight of the world’s highest fourteen peaks over 8000m, including the highest of them all, Mt. Everest. With the assistance of experienced Sherpa climbers, people can carry out this mountaineering activity.

People when equipped with top-notch equipment, with the assistance of highly experienced, people can experience mountaineering expeditions to 8000 meters and peak above 8000 meters. Despite mountaineering, innumerable trips to trekking peaks below 6500-meter peak can be carried out.

The mountains of Nepal are categorized depending on their height and the authorized body. For the expedition of the peaks above 6500 meter, the authority is to be granted by the Ministry Of Tourism whereas, for the peaks or the mountains that are termed as the trekking peaks, the Nepal Mountaineering Association is responsible.

Peaks below 5800 meter do not require climbing permits though permission is required to enter specific regions. All mountaineers are required to pay refundable garbage deposits for peaks above 6500metres and Liaison Officer is also to be employed.

The best time for mountaineering is pre-monsoon when the weather is moderate at altitude, as the clear view might be restricted. Autumn is good for lower peaks. Today in Nepal it is possible to book while attempting larger mountains and to attempt a trekking peak; booking should be made with one of the many Nepalese Trekking Agents.

The procedures shall be followed as required under the Nepal Tourism Act i.eProvisions relating to Mountaineering.

Mountaineering in Nepal is one of the prime activities which positions Nepal as ultimate in high altitude mountaineering with no substitute and the support crews are highly trained.

Since Nepal is blessed with beautiful landscape and heavy to low altitude peaks, mountaineering in Nepal is highly demanding by the international tourist as well as internal tourist. Highly professional team of experts are there to handle all the issues related to mountaineering.

So, mountaineering is one of the top ten things to do in Nepal. Mountaineering is another prime tourism activity for the Mountaineers. Nepali is one of such place for being the great attraction to the mountain climbers.

The mountaineering expeditions are been famous adventure sports in all over the world since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay scaled the Mount Everest, Highest summit in the world, in May 1953.

Himalaya of Nepal is unique. It is a highland of our globe. Since it is so high above the sea level, scientists like to compare it with the north or south poles. That is why Nepal is ‘third pole’ of the world. Read More about in Mountaineering in Nepal

10. Visiting Tourists Attraction Places in Nepal

Visiting tourist attraction places is one of the top ten things to do in Nepal. There are 100s of tourist attraction places to visit in Nepal. There is UNESCO 10 world heritage site in Nepal. National heritages comprise legendary artifacts,   history,   cultural relics and monuments created by our forefathers.

The primary goal of preservation is to] prolong the existence of cultural, natural and historic properties. These national heritages affirm our identity as people because they create a comprehensive framework for the preservation of cultural heritages including cultural sites, monuments, national parks, shrines and landmarks that have cultural significance and historical values.

As a human, we can ensure effective coordination among concerned agencies in order to avert the diminution, depletion, and destruction of the country’s heritage. This should be done by instituting a mechanism for better management of cultural properties such as the creation of categories and privileges for historical values, an institutionalization of heritage zones and documentation of traditional and contemporary arts.

Besides that, there are many natural, cultural, religious beautiful places to see in Nepal. Read More visiting tourist attraction places in Nepal

Jitendra Sahayogee

I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a writer of 12 Nepali literature books, film director of Maithili film & Nepali short movies, photographer, founder of the media house, designer of some websites and writer & editor of some blogs, has expert knowledge & experiences of Nepalese society, culture, tourist places, travels, business, literature, movies, festivals, celebrations.

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