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23 Apr 2020 snowpath

So you suddenly interested in travelling to Nepal for next vacation? And confused about what activities are popular in Nepal. Stop browsing further, you are at the right spot, where we provide every possible list of top things to do in Nepal. Compiling in a single page.

A.Main Activities to do in Nepal

Without creating further confusion, these listed activities should be one of your prime things to do in Nepal. In other word, these activities should be your main objective to visit Nepal. Most of your stay in Nepal revolves around these activities. Though, a small fraction of other activities can be included in the broader and extended itinerary, we will apportion them below separately. For example, most of our online published itineraries have a sightseeing day in Kathmandu.


The word “Trekking” and “Nepal” are symbiotic. Trekking is the main driving force and contributor of tourism activities in Nepal. Why? Well Nepal provides spot on trekking itinerary as per demand of trekkers, very neatly. Rather than pushing certain popular trekking itineraries to you assuming wannabe trekker, local agencies asks your expectations, needs and impulse.

Also Read 10 Best trekking itineraries in Nepal

There are so many possibilities, local travel agencies of Nepal at some point should sub-divide and categorise trekking itineraries depending on number of days, protected areas, permit requirements, transportation available, altitude, mountains and peaks, easy/hard, remote/near, crowded/less crowded, classic/ newly promoted, camping/teahouse, budget/luxurious and so on. Trekking, is at the top of the chart on list of things to do in Nepal without any doubt because of these numerous options available for enthusiastic trekkers.

As a trekker, you really need not constrict yourself whether it is budget, your age, physical stamina you can always customize your trekking itinerary as per your requirement. As earlier said, trekking in Nepal is so vague subject, gathering and accessing definitive information from single source can spin your head. Relying in online search may be helpful but it may not be enough unless you are sure and ready to spend number of hours if not weeks, for example, Everest Base camp is your determined destination. Exactly, nobody searches medical prescription online typing symptoms of your illness instead you visit a doctor. So, is the trekking in Nepal, any doubt, and you may ask the expert.

Also Know Popular Trekking Regions of Nepal (depending on protected areas/conservation area/national park)

Most of the popular and trending trek itineraries comes under these five trekking regions and can be perfect for both amateur/beginner and experienced trekkers. This includes Base camp treks, circuit treks, high passes trek and can range from easy, moderate to hard. Furthermore, Everest, Annapurna and Langtang trekking regions have high possibilities to customize itinerary upon request of trekkers. Rather than overstuffing, we provide short and crispy information that we believe should be able to address curiosity and concerns of huge section of trekkers.

Everest Trekking Region

One of the most popular trekking regions of Nepal, and reasons:
-Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Everest Base camp hotspot for trekkers.
-Mount Lhotse, Mount Cho-Oyu repectively 4th and 6th highest mountains in the world.
-UNESCO world heritage site.
-Interestingly, Everest trekking region is stuffed with mountains and peaks, some are left without proper mapping and naming. So many.
-Beautiful High altitude ecosystem and landscape ranging from forested temperate, sub-alpine, alpine and nival providing home to alpine mammals and birds.
-Unique culture and tradition of Sherpa people.
-Monasteries, Chortens, Manis wall highlighting Buddhist religion.
-Beautiful and fascinating high-altitude Lakes primarily Gokyo Lakes.
-High Altitude trekking passes.
-Popular Viewpoints to summarize landscape of Everest trekking region namely Gokyo ri and Kalapathhar.
-Peak Climbing an additional activity for high degree adventure seeker.
-Expensive, yet Helicopter tour is possible for those not interested in trekking and has tight schedule.

Know Best treks in Everest trekking region

Protected Area
Sagarmatha National Park

Trekking season
March-May and September-November. Trekkers are advised to avoid peak time to elude crowd of trekkers. For example, starting trek in the last week of February can be better option.

Place of Interests in Everest Trekking region
Lukla Airport, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep, Everest Base camp, Island peak, Kalapathhar, Chhukung, Kongma-La pass, Cho-La pass, Gokyo valley, Gokyo lakes, Gokyo Ri, Renjo-La pass, Mirlung, Thame, Mera peak, Hinku valley

Flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu unless, one starts trek from Jiri.

Trekking Permits
Sagarmatha National park permit, TIMS card

Food and Accommodation
Fresh Meals prepared by moderately professional cooks. Menu can vary from local, Continental, Mexican, Italian depending on tea houses. Clean single, twin, triple bedroom in properly built tea houses.

Gadget charging Facility
Available to charge equipment batteries in most of the places upon paying extra charges. Power bank, extra batteries for cameras can be wonder.

Communication Facility
Telephone and mobile service available in most of the places. Wi-Fi available only at Namche Bazaar. If you are trekking as a backpacker, purchasing a Nepali SIM card is advisable can be useful in case of emergency scenario.

Drinking Water
As a responsible trekker avoid plastic bottles. Hot water is available in tea houses. You may not need, but water purifiers can enhance your safety.

Concerns for Trekking in Everest Region
-Altitude Sickness
-Highly crowded. Unlikely, yet may need to spend night at dormitory in upper trekking region.
-Weather, particularly may affect Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flights ranging from single day to weeks. Volatile weather in upper trekking region means, rarely, but it may disappoint blocking the natural scenery in crucial moments, like from Kalapathhar, Gokyo ri.
-Slightly expensive?!! Comparing to other popular trekking regions of Nepal.
-May need experience of trekking. Especially, for those who have spent most of their lives in tropical part of the planet.

Itinerary Flexibility
Not really. We strictly advise you to follow our standard trekking itinerary. Since, most of the transportation relies on flights, adjusting itinerary can be difficult and cannot be guaranteed. Furthermore, instead of getting refund you may need to pay extra depending on scenario.

Our price range for Everest Trekking Region
USD 1165.00-USD 4565.00 per person.

Click here to learn how to make trekking cheap in Nepal

Annapurna Trekking Region

Equal to Everest Trekking region, if not Annapurna trekking region is the second most popular trekking region of Nepal. Here are the reasons,
-Biggest protected areas of Nepal, with lots of trekking itineraries option.
-Mount Annapurna and Mount Dhaulagiri 10th and 7th highest mountain in the world.
-Numbers of easy, moderate and adventurous itineraries makes the trekking region equally appealing to amateur as well as experienced trekkers.
-Highly diversified eco system and landscape including tropical, temperate, alpine, nival and trans-himalaya.
-Highly diversified cultural community living in harmony thorough out the conservation area. Gurung,Ghale, Thakalis, Manangis, Tibetan,Sherpas, Lobas ( in upper Mustang) , are some distinguishable community in upper trekking region.
-Numerous Manis wall, Chortens, Monasteries signifies the cultural, historical and traditional aspects of people living in the region.
-High altitude passes, base camps, high altitude lakes, numerous mountains and peaks in the Annapurna region can make any trekker fully content.
-Peak climbing can be additional activity in regular trekking itinerary to amplify adventure.
-Numerous transportation options, relatively good infrastructures in the region can be bonus for amateur trekkers.

Also for you Best Treks in Annapurna trekking region

Protected Area
Annapurna Conservation Area

Trekking Season
Since Annapurna Conservation area covers a huge area, the trekking region has the longest trekking window. For example, Upper Mustang trek is generally known for off-season trekking in Nepal. However, March-May and September-November are favourable trekking season.

Place of Interests in Annapurna Trekking Region
Besisahar, Pisang, Manang, Tilicho Lake, Nar Phu valley, Thorong-La pass, Upper Mustang( Lo-Manthang), Saribung peak, Muktinath, Jomsom, Tatopani, Ghorepani, Poon hill, Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Annapurna Base Camp, Dhampus, Pokhara, Mardi Himal Base Camp, Khayer Lake.

Road Transportation available from Kathmandu to Besisahar and Pokhara to start trek. Regular daily Flights to Pokhara from Kathmandu can be another fast and easy option. Jomsom Airport plays vital role for some trekking itineraries like Round Annapurna trek, Upper Mustang trek, Kaligandaki valley trek and Tilicho Lake trek. Lots of off-road networks within the conservation area has mixed reviews from trekkers including praises and criticisms equally. Find here details about transportation for trekking in Nepal.

Trekking Permits
Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
TIMS card
Restricted trekking area permit (Upper Mustang trekking, Nar Phu valley trekking)

Food and Accommodation in Annapurna Trekking Region
Wide ranges of food Menu from local, continental, Italian to Mexican prepared by moderately professional cook. Nice clean beds in well-built tea houses.

Gadget Charging Facility
Available in most of the tea houses upon paying extra money. Extra batteries and power bank can be useful as back up.

Communication Facility
Wi-Fi may be available on limited place, especially in lower trekking region. Telephones and mobile works in most of the places. Purchasing a Nepali SIM card can be handy in case to make emergency calls.

Drinking Water
Self-conscious tea house owners in some places have banned plastic water bottles. However, trekker can instantly get boiled water in every tea house. Carrying water purification tablets is always a nice idea.

Concerns for trekkers in Annapurna Region
-Risk of Altitude Sickness in upper section of trekking region.
-Some trekking itineraries are exceptionally crowded in peak trekking season. Annapurna Base camp, Annapurna Round are some example where sometime services provided might not meet your expectations.
-Process of obtaining restricted trekking area permit might disappoint some trekkers. Since, you must have minimum two members in your trekking group, need to issue thorough trekking agency and need to hire local trekking guide to trek in those areas.
-Again, high wind in Jomsom can disrupt flights in between Jomsom, Pokhara. Fast changing weather in upper trekking region may make trekking unpleasant in high altitude beside spoiling scenic views.
-Some trekking sections in Annapurna region are highly remote (more than Everest??!!), so need to be extra-careful while finalising itinerary. Adding Kang-La pass, Mesokanto-La pass Saribung pass in itinerary, trekker needs to pay extra-attention and study few things on their own.

Itinerary Flexibility
Off-road networks in the Annapurna Conservation area makes trekker easy to change and revise trekking itinerary during the trek. Except some trekking itineraries like Annapurna Base Camp, Khayer Lake trekking, Mardi Himal trekking. As we usually say and request trekkers to follow standard itinerary except in case of emergencies.

Our Price range for Annapurna Trekking region
USD 928.00- USD 2248.00
This does not include Saribung trek and Helicopter tour, since the price highly fluctuates depending upon number of persons in group. For further info ask

Langtang Trekking region

Highly biased trekking region, branding, marketing, promoting trekking region with phrases “best trek for amateur trekkers”, “easy trek”, “cheap trek”, somewhat true but not entirely is the case. Learn here why trekkers need to consider Langtang trek. Moreover,
-No 8000m mountains and peaks still, Langtang trekking region is the third busiest trekking region of Nepal. This signifies, there must be something special awaiting for trekkers. Moreover, Langtang Li Rung (7234m), Langtang Ri (7205m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m) along with numerous peaks will surely quench your thirst of mountain madness.
-True, the favourable and easy landscape attracts numerous amateur and beginner trekkers but can be equally satisfying to experienced trekkers as well. Afterall, climbing Tserko ri, trekking to Gosaikunda, crossing Lauribinayak (Gosaikunda) pass is not as easy as it sounds.
-Nearby Tibet, trekker can have glimpse of unique geography, plus can experience reciprocal exchanges of culture, language and tradition between Nepal and Tibet.
-Regular and daily departure of local buses within few intervals from Kathmandu to Dhunche/ Syabrubeshi/ Melamchi/ Sundarijal or any other entry and exit point of Langtang trek minimizes uncertainty  to start and end trek that flight sometime creates in Annapurna and Everest region where you need to rely on flights. Hiring private jeep is another luxurious option for trekkers travelling in group.
-Indigenous Tamang community and their culture is one of the major highlights of Langtang trekking region. So much, an itinerary is named “Langtang Tamang Heritage trekking”.
-Hyalmo community around Helambu is another interesting aspect of Langtang trekking region. Even though, inspired form Sherpa community they have unique culture, tradition and own identity.
-Manis wall, abundance number of chortens, few yet ancient and important monasteries signifies rich culture and tradition of people following Buddhism in Langtang region.
-Like any trekking region, Langtang has diversified ecosystem with tropical, temperate, sub-alpine, and alpine climatic zone. The dense forest provides home to stunning birds and mammals particularly Red Panda. Continuously changing landscape in few interval of trekking hour is amazing.
-High altitude alpine lakes, numerous peaks, viewpoints to summarize landscape of Langtang valley, dense and compact habitats of people, day to day activities of indigenous people are some other highlights of Langtang trekking region.
-Comparing to Annapurna and Everest, there is slight chance trekker may find Langtang region relatively cheap but not as much as hyped.
-Relatively less-crowded comparing to Everest and Annapurna trekking region.
-As a trekker, you might not need exceptionally high trekking experiences to trek in Langtang region if you pay slight attention in itinerary.
-Not satisfied with degree of adventure, adding peak climbing in any trekking itinerary of Langtang region surely completes what you are seeking for.

These are the List of easy and short treks for amateur/beginner trekkers.

Protected Area
Langtang National Park

Trekking season
March-May and September-November is best time to trek in Langtang trekking region.

Place of Interests in Langtang Trekking region
Dhunche, Syabrubeshi, Gatlang, Tatopani, Nagthali, Thuman, Briddim, Sherpagaon, Lama Hotel, Langtang-Kyanjing Gompa, Tserko ri, Thulo Syabrubeshi, Singompa, Gosaikunda Lake, Gosaikunda Pass, Ghopte, Melamchi gaun, Sermanthang

Road transportation to start and end the trek in Private jeep, Local jeep and Local bus.

Trekking Permits
Langtang National park permit, TIMS card

Food and Accommodation
Fresh Meals prepared by moderately professional cooks. Clean bedrooms in properly built tea houses.

Gadget charging Facility
Available to charge equipment batteries in most of the places upon paying extra charges. Power bank, extra batteries for cameras can be wonder.

Communication Facility
Telephone and mobile service available for communication. Wi-Fi available only at Syabrubeshi. For Free Individual trekkers and backpackers buying Nepali SIM card makes easy to communicate in case of emergency situation.

Drinking Water
Avoid plastic water bottles to keep environment clean. Hot drinking water is available in most of the tea houses. Carrying water purification tablet to amplify the safety of health.

Concerns for trekkers in Langtang Region
-The trekking region is not likely to be the first choice of trekkers who are determined to see the highest mountains of the world. That is more than 8000m.
-Not likely to catch Altitude sickness but must be careful while ascending Tserko Ri, Gosaikunda lake and Gosaikunda pass.
-General food menu may contain Italian, Continental, local and Mexican dishes. Animal sacrifice in Langtang is very inauspicious so meat items in the region is very limited.
-Using local bus transportation in off-road to reach Dhunche and Syabrubeshi is quite difficult. Hiring a private jeep for solo and individual trekker can be expensive.

Itinerary Flexibility.
The numerous exits and entry points to start and end trek in Langtang region makes it one of the most versatile trekking region of Nepal. Also, we discourage to change and amend day to day trekking itinerary.

Our price range for Langtang Trekking region
USD 1205.00-USD 1505.00 per person.

Manaslu Trekking Region

Manaslu Trekking region can be great substitute for Annapurna trekking region. Especially for trekkers who already have visited Annapurna and want to increase some degree of adventure. Growing number of trekkers in the region is overwhelming.
-The trekking region is named after mount Manaslu, eighth highest peak in the world.
-Round Manaslu and Tsum valley trek are two popular trekking itineraries in the region. Equally appreciated by trekkers. Both the trekking itineraries can be combined for maximum yield.
-Needless to say, due to circuit itinerary trekker can experience tropical, temperate, sub-alpine, alpine and snowline climatic landscape in the region. In other hands, Tsum valley is popular to explore ancient practices of Buddhism beside landscape itself.
-During Round Manaslu, trekker can explore and see the culture of Nubri community while in Tsum valley trek, trekker can explore highly isolated Tsum community that has few interactions with outside world.
-Both trekking are rich culturally with numerous Monasteries, manis wall, chortens. Despite, some trekkers believe Tsum valley is right spot to understand ancient practices of Buddhism in Nepal.
-Numerous mountains and peaks are indisputable highlights of of Manaslu region. Base camp, alpine lakes, Larkey pass, nearby landscape of Tibet are some other fascinating factors that attracts trekker in the region.
-Trekker also can see some popular mountain ranges of Annapurna trekking region while descending from Larkey la pass.
-Peak climbing can be added in the trekking itinerary. Larkey peak is the most popular and trending.

Protected Area
Manaslu Conservation Area plus a section of Annapurna Conservation Area

Trekking season
March-May and September-November is best time to trek in Manaslu trekking region.

Place of Interests in Manaslu Trekking region
Arughat, Jagat, Bhi, Lho, Samagaon, Pungyen Gompa, Samdo, Dharmashala, Larkey pass, Bhimthang, Tal, Syange, Besisahar for Round Manaslu trek. For Tsum valley, the trek diverges from Gampul to east-north. Lokpa, Chhokangparo, Nile, Mu Gompa, Rachen Gompa, Lungdang Gompa, Ripchet, Sotikhola.

Road transportation to start and end the trek in Private jeep, Local jeep and Local bus.

Trekking Permits
Manaslu Conservation Area Permit
Annapurna Conservation Area permit
TIMS card
Restricted area trekking permit (for both Round Manaslu and Tsum valley trek.)

Food and Accommodation
Fresh Meals prepared by moderately professional cooks. Clean bedrooms in properly built tea houses. Once, considered remote trekking, local people are investing for better infrastructures with great pace.

Gadget charging Facility
Available to charge equipment batteries in most of the places upon paying extra charges. Power bank, extra batteries for cameras can be wonder.

Communication Facility
Telephone and mobile service available for communication. For Free Individual trekkers and backpackers buying Nepali SIM card makes easy to communicate in case of emergency situation.

Drinking Water
Avoid plastic water bottles to keep environment clean. Hot drinking water is available in most of the tea houses. Carrying water purification tablet to amplify the safety of health.

Concerns for trekkers in Manaslu Region
-Risk of Altitude Sickness in upper section of trekking region.
-Slightly expensive, since trekker needs to purchase four different types of trekking permits.
-Manaslu trekking relies on porter and mules for transportation, can be slightly expensive comparing to Annapurna and Langtang.
-May need experience of trekking. Especially, for those who have spent most of their lives in tropical part of the planet.
-Process of obtaining restricted trekking area permit might disappoint some trekkers. Since, you must have minimum two members in your trekking group, need to issue thorough trekking agency and need to hire local trekking guide to trek in Manaslu region.
-Unpredictable snowfall in Larkey pass sometime may need extra equipment like rope, crampons to cross. In worst scenario, trekker might need to abandon the pass and retrace down same path without completing trek.
-Tsum valley trek is still remote trek comparing Round Manaslu. So, sometime trekker might not get sophisticated food menu in tea house and might need to compromise with local food depending.

Itinerary Flexibility
Not really. We strictly advise you to follow our standard trekking itinerary. Both the trekking is sort of one-way traffic that starts from Arughat/Sotikhola. Trekker retraces same path back to Arughat upon completion of Tsum valley trek. In other hand, Round Manaslu can be completed in Dharapani/ Tal/ Syange/ Besisahar depending upon number of days trekker has.

Our price for Manaslu Region
Tsum valley trek USD 1771.00. For Round Manaslu trek USD 1725.00

Find here Short and crispy Information in Round Manaslu

Kanchenjunga Trekking region

When Sele-La pass joins North Kanchenjunga Base camp and South Kanchenjunga Base camp it is known as Kanchenjunga Circuit trekking. Otherwise, people prefer to call Kanchenjunga Base camp. Here are the highlights of Kanchenjunga.
-Mount Kanchenjunga with height 8586m is the third highest mountain in the world.
-Other flanks of Mount Kanchenjunga includes Kanchenjunga West( 8505m), Kanchenjunga Central( 8482m), Kanchenjunga South (8494m), Khambachen (7903m). Mount Jannu, Mount Kabru, Rathong peak, Kokthang peak surely pleases mountain lovers.
-The Conservation area located in Far-east of Nepal means trekker can truly distinguish highly diversified landscape of Nepal with different flavours than rest of trekking regions of Nepal.
-Cultural diversity can be another attractive aspect for trekkers. Rai, Limbu, Kirati, Sherpa are some ethnic community to name.
-Trekking to both North and South Base camp of Kanchenjunga through three different small and big passes, trekker can experience both “ base camp trekking” and “ circuit trek” in single itinerary.
-Less crowded trekking region means, trekker can enjoy the Kanchenjunga trekking thoroughly.
-Trekker might find Kanchenjunga trekking moderately adventurous or adventurous depending upon their experience of trekking in Nepal.
-Peak climbing in the region is not highly popular but still there is possibility to add few extra days for interested climbers.

Protected Area
Kanchenjunga Conservation Area

Trekking season
March-May and September-November is best time to trek in Kanchenjunga trekking region. Highly limited due to long trekking itinerary and lengthy transfer to start and end trek.

Place of Interests in Kanchenjunga Trekking region
Taplejung-Mamankhe-Yamphudin-Chitre-Ramche-Yalung Base camp-Sele-La pass-Ghunsa-Khambachen-Lhonak-Kanchenjunga Base camp-Pangpema-Amjilosa-Chirwa-Bhadrapur

Flight to Suketar from Kathmandu, if there is any available. If not fly to Bhadrapur and drive to Taplejung. Driving from Kathmandu to Taplejung is not great idea unless there is special scenario. Vice-versa to end the trek.

Trekking Permits
Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit
TIMS card
Restricted area trekking permit

Food and Accommodation
The food menu may not contain exceptional food items and may need to rely on local food. No doubt whatever you get is fresh and good for health. Also, not big tea houses as trekkers see in Annapurna and Everest, but again trekker will find clean bedroom to spend overnight.

Gadget charging Facility
Equipment Charging facility is available in the lower section of trekking region upon paying few extra charges. May not available in upper trekking region, so carrying extra batteries for camera is good idea.

Communication Facility
Telephone and mobile service available for communication. For Free Individual trekkers and backpackers buying Nepali SIM card makes easy to communicate in case of emergency situation.

Drinking Water
Avoid plastic water bottles to keep environment clean. Hot drinking water is available in most of the tea houses. Carrying water purification tablet to amplify the safety of health.

Concerns for Trekkers in Kanchenjunga Trekking
-Risk of Altitude Sickness in upper section of trekking region.
-The lengthy transfer (transportation) to start and end trek from Kathmandu to Taplejung to Kathmandu. This makes Kanchenjunga trekking expensive for general trekkers. Besides, Kanchenjunga trekking itself has a long trekking itinerary which can increase trekking price dramatically, in total.
-Basic food and accommodation in Kanchenjunga trekking means trekker needs to spend few extra money to improvise the luxury during trekking, importantly if they want. This may include buying few extra food and carrying sleeping tents.
-Local people migrate from upper trekking region to lower trekking region during winter, so does the tea house owner. So, relying on trekking season/best time to trek to Kanchenjunga to accomplish this particular trek can be huge mistake. Especially for backpackers and individual trekkers.
-Process of obtaining restricted trekking area permit might disappoint some trekkers. Since, you must have minimum two members in your trekking group, need to issue thorough trekking agency and need to hire local trekking guide to trek in Kanchenjunga region.
-Even though day to day itinerary is prepared making suitable for huge section of trekker, it need not necessarily become first choice for amateur and inexperienced trekkers.

Itinerary Flexibility
The trekking itinerary is not really flexible. Few flight is one of the other  many reason that is challenging to change itinerary frequently. Besides, Kanchenjunga trekking itself is a hard (moderately hard if you are experienced trekker). Before changing itinerary, every involved parties ( trekkers, trekking agencies, trekking guide) should carefully assess the gain and loss in doing so.

Our price for Kanchenjunga Trekking Region
Ask for detail price.

Also know Best circuit treks in Nepal

Note: Our total price may vary on customization of trekking days, number of trekkers in group, types of service including modes of transportation. How to obtain restricted area trekking permit in Nepal?

2.Peak Climbing

Peak climbing activity in Nepal is tricky, since trekking and peak climbing co-exits together. Generally, peak climbing is a climax for trekking. Adding 2-3 days in trekking itinerary, trekker can summit the desired peak. Depending upon peak, trekker might need moderate to extensive skills and experiences to summit the peak.

The peak climbing activity is regulated by Nepal Mountaineering association and Department of Tourism. In other word, trekker need to obtain peak climbing permit from either of these organizations.

Including trekking peak in popular trekking itineraries is one of the best way and common way to quench your thirst of peak climbing. For example, Island peak, Chulu Far-east lies in highly popular trekking region of Everest and Annapurna respectively. While few percentages of trekkers may choose off-route and less popular trekking itinerary and attempt a summit. Saribung peak can be such an example. Even though, Mera peak lies in popular Everest trekking region, the trekking route to Hinku valley is not as popular and crowded as Everest Base camp or three passes base camp.

Whatever may be the objective of trekkers/climbers for peak climbing, the numerous easy to highly difficult peaks always attract numerous visitors in Nepal. Plus, trekkers will never be disappointed with the achievement, success, adventure and ultimate scenic view from the top of any peak of Nepal.

Whichever peak a climber/ trekker chooses the trekking itinerary plays pivotal role in peak climbing. Proper acclimatization during trekking is highly necessary for successful summit of any peak. Camping tents in base camp and high camp (campII) may be necessary depending on the altitude of peak. Some popular trekking peaks in Nepal are,

1.Island peak (Imjatse) in Everest
2.Mera peak in Everest
3.Lobuche peak in Everest
4.Chulu West in Annapurna
5.Chulu-Far East in Annapurna
6.Pisang peak in Annapurna
7.Naya Kanga in Langtang
8.Larkey peak in Manaslu

3.Nepal Tour

If trekking is not in your bucket, still one can enjoy the beauty of Nepal. importantly, including short yet memorable glimpse of world highest mountains even without trekking. Beyond that, Nepal tour generally includes historical, cultural, religious tour of Nepal. Jungle safari can be always optional, but we highly recommend not to miss, specially to experience highly diversified eco-system and understand cultural diversification in Nepal.

While, trekking generally focuses with walking activities in northern part of the country, Nepal tour generally means spending and visiting hilly region (middle) and Terai region (southern part) of the country. Most of the Nepal tour itinerary includes major city like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan. Each city with specific characteristics. Kathmandu, the capital city is popular for historical and cultural architectures, Pokhara for its natural beauty. Likewise, Lumbini, birth place of Lord Buddha can be religious a trip. A short drive from Lumbini and one can enjoy jungle safari in Chitwan. Interestingly, it is like a circuit tour.

The other highly appreciable character of Nepal tour is one can control the expenditure and budget. Numerous categories of hotels, transportations are available in popular cities targeting travellers and visitors ranging cheap to expensive. For example, different types of transportation mean travellers can chose depending on budget. Local bus, tourist bus, private car, flight can highly fluctuate the total price. So, can category of hotels.

We have standard itinerary for Nepal tour which can always be modified upon request of client. Other adventurous activities can be included in Nepal tour like bungee jump, paragliding, a day rafting, kayaking. 

4.Jungle Safari and Bird watching

Generally, jungle safari and birdwatching itinerary is prepared including other travel activities like sightseeing of Kathmandu and Pokhara. Or, with religious Lumbini tour. However, there is no doubt, there is section of traveller who are highly interested only in Jungle safari and bird watching. Protected areas in southern part of country is the hotspot for jungle safari.

Depending upon number of days travellers have, jungle safari package can be anywhere in between 2Night/3Days to 10Night/11 days if one combines both Chitwan National park and Bardiya national park. There is always room to extend the stay in Nepal adding other single day activities. Trekker also can-do jungle safari upon completion of trekking. So, Jungle safari is one of highly popular activity in Nepal.

Chitwan National Park and Bardiya National park are the most popular national parks for jungle safari. Spotting Royal Bengal tiger is the main priority of travellers and trip planner. It is very rear and occasional until travellers and visitors skip their regular itinerary and concentrate only for this elusive animal. Endangered one-horned rhinoceros is another attraction in jungle safari. Needless to say, numerous other mammal species and birds in the protected areas will always amaze the travellers and visitors.

Koshi Tappu has been one of the best places for birdwatching, specially migrating bird. The habitat of different species of birds thorough out the country is random. Travellers and researchers may need to skip popular itinerary and places to see some really endangered and unique species depending what appeals them.

General Activities Included in jungle safari,
1.Jeep riding / elephant riding inside the park
2.Cultural programme
3.Visit of Elephant breeding centre
6.Panoromic sunset view
7.Camp fire
9.Elephant Bathing ( in summer)
10.Jungle walk


Cycling is one of the most underestimated sport to do in Nepal. Cycling can range in between a single day around Kathmandu valley to 18 days in Upper Mustang region. Highly flexible activity.

Cycling can be awful inside Kathmandu city because of crowd of traffic. But, take a help from local agency, transport cycle to nearby surrounding like Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Changunarayan, Namobudhha, Chitlang, Chobhar it can be really awesome. Adventure of cycling and eye-catching natural beauty of Kathmandu together.

Want more thrill? Cycling around Upper Mustang and Kaligandaki valley can be really good option. While, trekker enjoys trekking in these regions, rider can enjoy cycling. Trekkers and riders follow same itinerary. The only difference is either ride cycle or walk. Depending on trekking region you choose to do cycling, you may need necessary parks and permits.

Cycling can be,

1.Single day around Kathmandu valley.
2.Multiple days around periphery of Kathmandu valley.
3.A week in trekking region
4.Multiple weeks in trekking region

Depending upon the expectation of cycler, itinerary can be changed accordingly. However, as much as trekker, biker needs to be aware of altitude sickness in trekking region. Also, biker may need to follow the same rules and protocols that trekker follows.

B. Activities that need one Full day or more

These activities may require one full day, more or less depending on scenario.


Most of the trekking agencies include guided sightseeing in Kathmandu valley in general itinerary. If there is not, you can always ask for the arrangement. We advise you not to miss at least Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhha and Pashupatinath. Religiously, historically and culturally significant places. At least it is sure, visitors will like these ancient archaeological structures. Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square are other places of importance. There is always possibility to switch among these places depending upon the taste and need of travellers.

Kathmandu Durbar Square
Believed to be built in 10th century, Kathmandu Durbar Square has seen a lot of transformation depending upon subsequent rulers and regimes. The palace played significant roles for Lichhavi dynasty, Malla dynasty and Shah dynasty. Interestingly, no rulers dismantled the palace, instead more sculptures, statues, carvings and temples were extensively built in different era.

Narayan temple, Hanuman (monkey god) statue, Kalbhairav statue, ashok Vinayak temple, Telegu temple, courtyard of Kumari Bahal, Indrapur and Vishnu temple are some other major sculptures and architects built in different era that makes Kathmandu Durbar Square a highly prestigious landmark of Nepal.

Swayambhunath is one of the oldest religious sites in Nepal, built around 5th century. The architect itself is unique with dome base and cubical structure atop of dome. The conical structure with different rows is ended with gajurs at top signifying numerous theories and mythologies. Again, besides being a religious site for Buddhists, ancient rulers and kings had paid high tribute to Swayambhunath. Co-exitence of numerous Buddhist sculptures and Hindus sculptures side by side shows a great harmony in between people of Nepal.

A beautiful scenic view of Kathmandu from top, Shikhar style temple, Haratidevi temple, Ajima temple, Saraswati temple, beautiful stoned courtyard, numerous small stupas are some highlights of Swayambhunath.

Boudhha is one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world. However, there is still debate in between historians about who built and when. The different mythological versions of Nepalese (Newars) Buddhists and Tibetan Buddhists has worked as fuel on fire to establish exact era of foundation and which ruler of Nepal authorized to build the stupa. The date ranges in between late 4th century and early 6th century.

Widely regarded and worshipped by Tibetan Buddhists, it is surely one of the iconic monuments in Nepal. The stupa highly reflects strong economic, political, cultural tie in between Tibet and Nepal in ancient era. Again, Hindus equally pay tribute and respect to stupa along with Buddhist followers, which itself is a solid proof of religious harmony in Nepal.

Pashupatinath is one of the highly sacred temple of Lord Shiva for people following Hinduism throughout the world. The main temple was built and renovated by Lichhavi king around 5th century. After then, different rulers and kings of Nepal has founded numerous temples and sculptures around the courtyard, that surrounds main Pashupatinath temple. The bank of Bagmati river, that flows by the Pashupatinath is one of the sacred places to perform cremation ritual of Hindus.

Beside main temple itself, Vasukinath temple, Suryanarayan temple, shrine of Budhanilkantha, Hanuman temple, Ram mandir, Virat Swaroop temple are some other sculptures around the temple. Not only during major festivals, Hindu people visit the temple quite regularly citing they get inner peace while spending time around the temple.

Patan Durbar Square
The Durbar square is named after ancient city of Patan. It is unclear when and who built Patna Durbar square, but is highly credited to Malla rulers of Nepal for its current form. It was one of the most luxurious and prosperous courtyards, then. Like any other ancient archaeologies, Patan Durbar Square went numerous transformations under different rulers. The Durbar square highly displays the fine work of Newar people of Nepal. One can see different idols, sculptures equally representing Hinduism and Buddhism.

Krishna mandir, Bhimsen temple, Vishwanath temple, Taleju Bhawani temple are some other ancient buildings and temples around the periphery of main royal palace. 136 small and big courtyards and 55 major temples is a solid proof how rich is Patan Durbar square to see ancient architects along with knowing extensive cultural and religious mythologies.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is another ancient royal courtyard located in town of Bhaktapur. This is also the biggest Durbar square among three others. So big, visitors can easily spend half a day exploring around Bhaktapur alone. The whole Bhaktapur Durbar Square is divided into four section, Durbar square,Taumadhi square, Dattatreya square and pottery square. This is another fine royal palace and complex credited to Malla regimes of Nepal. Succeeding rulers added many other buildings and sculptures over time.

55 windows temple, Vatsala temple, statute of king Bhupatindra Malla, Nyatapola temple, Bhairavnath temple, golden gate, lion’s gate, mini Pashupatinath temple are some important structures of Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Elephant temple, Ugrachandi temple, Rameshwar temple, Badrinath temple, Gopinath temple, Kedarnath temple, statue of Hanuman, Vatsala Devi temple are some important icons in the Durbar square.

2.Rafting and Kayaking

Fast to moderate river current makes Nepal one of the most appealing place to experience highly adventurous sport of rafting and kayaking. Rarely, few travellers and adventure seekers ask for 2-3 weeks of rafting and kayaking in Nepal. 1 Night 2 days package is the most popular package for rafting in Nepal. Further, Trishuli river and Bhotekoshi river are two ideal places to enjoy rafting and kayaking. Nearby Kathmandu, good road transportation, luxurious infrastructures also plays vital role to make rafting and kayaking highly popular in these rivers.

Trishuli river is highly accessible for rafting and kayaking. Since, the river flows by the bank of Prithivi Highway. This implies if you are travelling to Pokhara, Chitwan or any other westside of Kathmandu, you can easily add a day rafting and kayaking in pre-planned itinerary. However, to enjoy the rafting in Bhotekoshi, one needs to travel to east-north of Kathmandu thorough Kodari Highway that connects Chinese boarder. Marshyandi river, Karnali river, Seti river, Kali Gandaki are some other wild and remote places to enjoy the rafting and kayaking in Nepal.

3.Day Hiking

One of the easiest things to do and arrange in Nepal. If you still have spare day, after completing the regular itinerary, you can do day hiking in most of the part of Nepal. Particularly, Kathmandu and Pokhara are popular place to do day hiking. The easy transportation in these cities to start and end day hike is the main speciality.

Nagrakot, Dhulikhel, Changunarayan, Chitlang, Chandargiri, Panauti, Namobudhha, Chisapani, Khokhana are some beautiful and high-altitude places nearby Kathmandu to enjoy day hiking. Sarangkot, world peace pagoda, Lumle, Matepani monastery are some ideal places to day hike around Pokhara valley.


Going for rafting?? you may make a special request to do fishing in the river. Also, without doing rafting, you may enjoy the fishing in the rivers like Trishuli, Bhotekoshi or any other river nearby where rafting is popular. Take an early drive from Kathmandu, enjoy fishing and return back Kathmandu same day.

5.Bungee Jump

There are two places for Bungee jump in Nepal. One in Pokhara, with 75 meters free fall. This can be absolutely thrill to people visiting Pokhara. The other is in nearby China boarder, The Last resort with height of 160m. Bungee jump to the last resort can be combined with rafting in Bhotekoshi river, two adventurous sport in single travel.

6.Helicopter Tour

Expensive, yet helicopter tour can be one of the best thing to do in Nepal. It can be aerial view of cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. If not interested in trekking, you can reach any popular place through helicopter riding. Everest Base camp, Kalapathhar, Gokyo ri, Annapurna Base camp, Langtang Gosaikunda , Lo-manthang of Upper Mustang or any other renowned places can be your options.

One can book a helicopter, eat breakfast/lunch enjoy the stunning view of the region and return Kathmandu. For example, go to Gorakshep in helicopter, climb Kalapathhar enjoy the scenic view of Mount Everest and return Kathmandu upon eating lunch at Gorakshep. The other way is to trek to the final destination and fly back in helicopter or vice versa. Trekking to Annapurna Base camp and flying back in helicopter can be stunning.

7.Visit agricultural farms

Nepal is agricultural country with more than 80% people still involved in this occupation. Some enthusiastic youths are really modernising the traditional way of farming. Entrepreneurs focusing on organic farm is really good thing to see. Beside, people are focusing on mass production of agricultural products with intention of exporting to other foreign countries. Animal husbandry, fish farming, poultry, horticulture, growing seasonal vegetable in greenhouse are some example. Interested travellers can travel to these farms and know one of high GDP contributing factor of Nepal.


Though volunteering can be from single day to several months, at least a single day volunteering in a country like Nepal, you will leave a long-lasting impression among the people. There are numerous sectors where as a traveller you can provide guidance and knowledge for long sustainability of the organization. Education, Economy, health, child welfare, woman welfare, animal shelter are some sectors where you can lend your expertise.

Beside, volunteering can be also great way to know and understand unseen aspects, cultures and traditions of Nepalese people. Mixing with them, you make permanent friend in Nepal, understandably you might not need any help of travel and trekking agency to visit next time in Nepal. If you are planning lengthy volunteering activity in Nepal rather than staying in hotel, we recommend to stay as paying guest to make it economic, beside you will always have fun with Nepalese family.

If you decided to increase number of days to stay in Nepal, you may need to extend your visa from Department of Immigration.

C.Things to do in couple of Hours or in Half Day
There are also few things to do in Nepal which can be done merely in couple of hours and you will enjoy thoroughly.

1.Mountain Flight

Mountain flight allows travellers to enjoy most of the popular mountain ranges of Nepal, in 45-minute flight. Mount Makalu, Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Shishapangma are some of the highest mountains including numerous others. The flights are usually scheduled early in the morning to avoid bad weather. Besides, being adventurous this is the best way to see and capture the beautiful Himalayan landscape of Nepal without trekking and travelling.

2.Paragliding in Pokhara

If you are travelling to Pokhara, we recommend you to book a paragliding, one of the most adventurous things to do in Nepal. Enjoy this beautiful sport along with exceptional view of Annapurna, Fishtail and Dhaulagiri mountain. The aerial view of Pokhara looks beautiful during paragliding.


Tea, herbal medicine, spices, clothes, khukhuris, idols and sculptures, Thangkas, jewellery are some list of things to buy in Nepal as souvenir out of many other things. One should be able to bargain and ask for discounts during shopping. Importantly, general Nepalese people buy things out of touristic place to avoid high cost. For example, markets like Ason, Indrachowk a few meters away from Thamel, is a crazy traditional market for Nepalese people to buy their daily products.

4.Dinner with cultural show

Bored of eating quietly in regular type of restaurant? Going out dinner in local Nepalese restaurant where they provide delicate Nepalese cuisines along with cultural programme can be fun for sure. Most of the time, in organized trek and tour, agency provide you a dinner with Nepalese cultural show as a farewell dinner, if you are travelling alone, still you can have this fun. Lentil, rice, curry, pickles is the main course of Nepalese dish in home, but you may have different sorts of starters if you are dining at restaurant.

5.See and Enjoy nightlife such as club, casinos, pubs

Still an elder generation of Nepalese society is conservative, but this does not imply to young generation of the country. Lakeside of Pokhara and Thamel of Kathmandu are the places where not only travellers enjoy nightlife, the weekend is highly crowded with Nepalese fun-lovers. Numerous lounges, discos, pubs, bars provide high grade services to the customers. The numbers of new lounges and clubs are rising in these popular places with highly extraordinary innovation to entertain people. Nepalese people are not allowed to go casinos, but as a foreigner you may try. However, we urge travellers to remain highly cautious while enjoying nighltlife, for safety reason. Especially if you are alone. 

6.Food Tour

A diversified culture and tradition in Nepal mean, there are multiple cuisines and dishes depending upon cultural and traditional background of people. Beyond that, Kathmandu is home for multi-cultured people. Numerous restaurants run by local people gives authentic taste of various types of food. Newari food makes every Nepalese people go crazy. Sherpa restaurants are equally popular among Nepalese food lovers. Trying different types of local alcohol can be entirely new experience for any traveller. This also can be great opportunity to pull yourself out of congested Thamel and enjoy some spicy and mouth-watering dishes in a peaceful environment along with understanding cultural and traditional background of people.

7.Participate in festivals of Nepal

This is for sure, whatever timeline you visit Nepal, there would be certainly some kind of festival in the country, big or small. Particularly, in Kathmandu. Holi has been one of outstanding festival for travellers to enjoy in Nepal. Also, if you are travelling thorough local agency, the owner will surely invite you to participate in festival. Special cuisines, drinks, ceremonial activities dominate the cultural and religious festivals in Nepal. Hanging out with cheerful Nepalese people during festival will surely change your attitudes toward them.

8.Going Cinema hall

Anywhere else like in the world, some big budget Hollywood movies are generally scheduled to release in Friday at cinema halls of Kathmandu. And they run for couple of weeks. The quality of cinema halls has been improvised dramatically in Kathmandu with lots of innovative luxury. Rather than staying in hotel and watching Netflix, you can kill couple of hours by visiting some good cinema hall to entertain yourself with newly released movie.