Located in South Asia in between India and China you will find Nepal, home to eight out of the fourteen highest mountain peaks in the world including Everest. Nepal is also a top destination for adventure seekers from all over the world, whether you come here to try and climb Everest or on a more spiritual quest, Nepal is an amazing country. With the Himalayas in the background Nepal has capitalized on adventure tourism and there are plenty of activities for you to try, no matter your level of fitness and fearlessness.
You can try rock climbing, mountaineering, peak climbing, white water rafting, kayaking, paragliding, trekking and of course adventure hiking. When you are not our pitting yourself against the rugged but beautiful mountain ranges in Nepal there is also a rich heritage and culture here among the Nepalese. You can visit many of the Buddhist temples and other cultural attractions.
Let’s Go Hiking
While trying to scale the peaks of Everest may be the biggest reason people come to Nepal then adventure hiking is a very close second. Hikers from all over the world come here for some of the finest and most challenging trails you will ever encounter. This is truly the adventure hikers paradise and there are plenty of organized trips that will get you out into the Himalayas. Don’t overlook the spiritual aspect of walking around literally on the top of the world. Take the time to explore the smaller villages, appreciate the eye catching scenery and snowy mountain passes.
Hitting the Trails
There is no shortage of hiking trails but not all are suited for every level of fitness, remember that Nepal has been recognized the world over as one of the most popular adventure hiking trails in the world. The Annapurna and Langtang regions are probably the most popular, the Langtang region is easily reached from the capital region in Kathmandu. There is also the Everest region, you don’t have to scale the peak to get an amazing hiking experience. There is also Arun Valley, Gokyo Trek and countless others. It would take you years to hit all of them.
If you truly want adventure and the local trails near your home just aren’t working for you anymore, then set aside some time, pack your hiking boots and gear and come to Nepal. There is a reason this is one of the most popular adventure destinations in the world. It will be life changing and you won’t regret it!