When you've seen the sites and shopped the stores, what more can be done in Nepal? Plenty! Here are our top 5 recommendations.
Nepal. Many think that a single visit is enough, but spending even a week in this breathtaking area is only enough to scratch the surface. There are many natural and man-made wonders to see, cultures to learn about, and activities most tourists never considered. Here are 5 activities that are worth the return visit to Nepal.
Plunge into the depths of the valley over the raging river Bhoti Kosi. This activity is not for the faint of heart, but it is operated by experienced jump masters who follow all safety protocols to the letter. You can experience the sinking feeling of falling off a cliff, only to have the relieving bounce back as the elastic cord pulls you from a certain death at the very last minute. Try it once ... try it several times - it's up to you, but don't forget to pay attention to the beauty of the area as well.
When people hear the word "safari", thoughts usually go to the Serengeti or the Amazon jungle. The Terai reservation area of Nepal is a tropical jungle that is home to many species, including rare breeds like the red panda, one-horned rhinoceros, and the snow leopard. Whether you tour the jungle by jeep or on the back of an elephant, you will have the opportunity to discover natural treasures that simply don't exist within the cities of Nepal.
Experience the Himalayas from above as you ride in the comfort of a small plane to get an up-close view of the area's famed mountain peaks. The tour usually lasts about an hour and offers great opportunities for stunning photography.
There are many well-known pilgrimage sites in Nepal, and each has a story to tell. You will find many of these legendary temples throughout the Kathmandu Valley. Take time to visit as many as you can and learn about the intriguing belief or history of each one.
If white-waters peak your interest, then you'll be happy to discover the rapids that flow through the mountainous terrain of Nepal. The water will keep you engaged, but during your adventure you will also discover the natural wonders of the land, such as the gorges, plains, and valleys, as well as old-style man-made structures and homes. You can sign up for a one-day adventure, or commit to 2 weeks to really appreciate the experience and all it has to offer.