ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES IN NEPAL
Few destination in the world can match Nepal in the variety of world-class experience- be it mountaineering, trekking, mountain biking, nature tours, pilgrim tours, white-water-rafting, cannoning,(cascading), Kayaking, canoeing, mountain flights, pony trekking, jungle safaris, bird watching ,angling, paragliding, ultra light aircraft ride, bungy jumping; we have it all. Special interest tours like orchid tours, culture trek, honey hunting, village tours, fossils hunting, meditation course, Shamanism-Animism tours, cave tours, snow leopard and blue sheep trek and other kinds of tours are carried out for select groups throughout the year.
We offer mainly two types of trekking programs in terms of its operation method. We offer Tea house or lodge trek in all major grand classic region such as Everest region, Annapurna region and Langtang region where lodging & food facilities along with communications and general medical care facilities are well developed and do not requires tents. The trails are well maintained and every basic for trekking are easily available. There are hotels, Tea houses established since these areas attracting millions of trekkers each year. The Tea houses or also called lodge trek is simple and less expensive in terms of budget.
Camping Trek in other regions such as Dolpo, Mustang-lo-Manthang Trek, Nar & Phu Valley Trek, Tsum Valley Trek and Manaslu and Larkya Pass Trek, Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek, Ankhu Khola Valley Trek, Thupten Choling Monestary Trek to Ngumbur-Pekya Trek require organized camping Trek. In a Camping Trek, we establish our own Tents for shelter and a team of Kitchen staffs assures daily meals during the trek. Camping treks requires a lot of staffs and porters and costly comparing with Lodge Trek but it is unique and it’s quit different in many terms. We have to pass high passes or pass through the hidden treasures of non tourists areas and you’re completely wild far from modern life. This gives you an opportunity to refresh yourself from the daily hustle & bustle and completely lost in the Himalayan Nirvana for a while. Such a Camping Trek in the Nepal Himalaya with our experienced guides and their porters and assistants team will provide excellent service as well as a sense of humor and entertainment every possible evening.
“Nepal is the ultimate destination for the trekking enthusiast- offering a myriad of possibilities from the short and easy to the demanding challenges of the snowy peaks. Easy, moderate or rigorous- there is something for every one. Nepal has aptly been called “a Trekker’s Paradise” as her terrain – mountains, hills and the Terai- offer some of the most spectacular trekking routes in the world. The immense contrasts in altitudes and climates found here support an equally spectacular mix of lifestyles, vegetation and wildlife. Trekking in Nepal is as much a cultural experience as a Himalayan adventure. In the shadows and foothills of the icy pinnacles of the Himalayas, one passes picturesque charming villages inhabited by diverse ethnic groups. Treks vary from expeditions, high altitude treks to simple easy paced walks. We SWTT provide trekking services to all type of trekkers from grand classics to newly developed trekking routes.”
With eight of the highest peaks in the world, including Mt. Everest, it is hardly surprising that Nepal has been the stage for some of the most outstanding achievements in the world of mountaineering. The dauntless ice peaks have since decades challenged the bodies and spirits of the daring ones. All inquiries and arrangements for expeditions have to be made well in advance at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation, Mountaineering Section, Bhrikutimandap where the guidelines have been laid down (web site: www.nepalmountaineering.org ).
Village tours allow visitors to experience stay in a typical Nepali village, Observe the rich Nepal culture tradition from close quarter and intermingle with the locals. Besides, any experiences made at that level directly contribute to the welfare of the local community, hence giving the visitors a sense of satisfaction. Village tours are conducted in Bandipur, Sirubari, Briddim, Ghalegaun, Ilam and other places.
RIVER RAFTING, KAYAKING & CANYONING
Few rafting in the world can match the thundering course of the rivers of Nepal originating from the snow meltdown of the Himalayan terrain. The river gush through the twisted canyons, winding through calm valleys where small settlements are perched on the banks, taming out only as they spill out into the Indian plains to merge with the Ganges. River trip, with our world-class white-water thrills, is one of the best ways to explore the typical cross section of the country’s natural heritage. Cannoning is another popular water sport among adventure lovers. This extreme sport involves, sliding, climbing along waterfalls and steep cliffs to deep pools giving the participants the freedom to explore beautiful under-water landscapes.
For those who cannot withstand the rigorousness of mountain climbing there are mountain flights which fly around Mt. Everest and other summits providing a close-up view of the top of the world. For others, Pokhara, the lake city of Nepal provides endless opportunities for fishing, swimming, canoeing and boating along Phewa Lake with majestic panoramic views in its background.
Chitwan National Park, Bardiya National Park and Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve offer exciting safari holidays. Jungle activities here includes venturing into the deep jungle on an elephant back or four-wheeled drive to view wild animals in their habitat, canoe rides along the jungle rivers, nature walks, bird watching and ethnic village tour excursions to observe their tradition and culture.
Nepal Airlines has an extensive network of air services to major parts of the country. Other domestic airlines (more than 18 in operation) provide regular and charter services popular domestic destinations. Budha Air, Yeti Air, Sita Air, Star Air and Agni Air are major Domestic airlines companies operating in Nepal. Many domestic airlines operate one-hour, early-morning mountain flights every day round the year.
Metered taxis are easily recognizable by the taxi sign and black number plates and can be hailed off streets. Micro buses and battery-run EV tempos, cheaper than taxis are also available. No tips are expected. Regular bus services operate within the three cities of kathmandu valley from Ratna Park bus terminal. Scheduled bus services for outside the valley operate from the Gangabu Bus Terminal. It is also possible to hire mountain or motor bikes at nominal rates.
Nepal has every category of accommodation facilities, ranging from international standard star hotels and resorts to budget lodges. Most of the Hotel/Guest houses have online booking service.
Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. It is known as the city of temples and gods. It is also popular for its UNESCO historical monuments and cultural splendor.
Pokhara is famous for Para gliding sports, ultra light aircraft flying for close –up Mountain view, boating in the sparkling lakes such as Phewa and Begnas, walking/trekking to explore pristine nature, exploring limestone caves such as Gupteswor, Manhendra Gufa, deep gorges and waterfall of Seti Gandaki river.
Chitwan is popular for world known natural heritage site. Its famous parks with varieties of animals such as one horn rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger, Elephants breading centre, Gharial Crocodiles breading centre and jungle safari as well as lowland-life experience.
On a clear day, the hill resorts of Dhulikhel (30 km from Kathmandu), Nagarkot (28 km east from Kathmandu) and Daman (80 km southwest of Kathmandu) afford magnificent views for Himalayan range. These hill stations are very popular among nature lovers and honeymooners.