Kathmandu is itself the capital city of Nepal where you can enjoy with many tourism activities and sightseeing of UNESCO world heritage sites such as Pahupatinath, Boudhanatha, Swyambhunath and many others. Kathmandu is center point of business, trade and employment; that is why the streets are crowded than rest of Nepal.
Beauty of Himalaya can be seen from the rooftops of Kathmandu. Mountain range like Annapurna, Ganesh himal, Manaslu, Langtang are very far from Kathmandu but still visible that one can easily point out them. The grounded nature of Kathmandu is not live anymore; because of modernization there are very few open fields and greenery. However shivapuri national park and paddy field in Bhaktapur and Bungmati Khokana has entertained the ground nature of Bhaktapur.
Culturally the city of Kathmandu is iconic among any other tourist destination of Nepal. Temples, Chaityas, Mosque, Church and antique monuments of Kathmandu has made this city as a best place to read Asian architecture and artifacts.
3 Palace of Kathmandu which dates back to centuries has made visit to Kathmandu a must do thing in Nepal. Although Nepal is famous as trekking or mountaineering destination – all those mountaineers or trekkers stop by Kathmandu for a day or 2 and do Kathmandu city tour. Kathmandu tour tells a lot about Nepal.
Accommodation in Kathmandu ranges from top level 5 star hotels to small homestays. If you are interested in staying in boutique hotel or heritage 5 star hotels in Kathmandu the luxury is available.
Getting around Kathmandu is not as easy as you would think but definitely not hard, if you know how to use Google map in unplanned cities. In some part of the cities those Google maps might not works and might lead you to dead ends. There are many trekking agencies or travel agencies which can help you to take you around Kathmandu in an organized tour. But still there are options to bike around the city on your own.
1 Day Trip
Nepal is a small country, so day trip means big exploration in Nepal. There are many day tours as best Nepal tour package. For example – day trip to Everest basecamp is famous as “Everest basecamp helicopter landing tour”. In this basecamp tour you can explore the best of Nepal which millions of people trek for more than 2 weeks to get there.
By far, day tours have been popular in the cities. Pokhara tour or Kathmandu tour are majorly famous as day sightseeing tours. But there are many new and interesting destinations inside the country, yet to be explored. Kathmandu walking tours are some of the major 1 day activity – trending in Nepal holiday.
Also there are many 1 day hiking destinations in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, Chitwan or nearby many other cities of Nepal. These hiking routes are best way to explore Nepal – belter in short time frame. Kathmandu to Everest basecamp helicopter tour is considered as luxury holidays in Nepal, however.
To get the best insight of a day tour – it is recommended to take tour with local guides from local trekking companies or tour agencies in Nepal. Obviously the local folk keep better insights and can show you the hidden gems inside narrow alleys. All the guides in Nepal must be registered in Nepal tourism board and registered guide means trained people.
If you are in Nepal (anywhere) and looking for a day trip nearby – Nepalgram will give you some best options in the location and make sure your get the best experience. Our passionate tour guides and hikers will take you for the best experience in your day tour, hike, adventure or anything you want to experience. For your information – there are many adventure sports nearby cities, which are suitable for day tours in Nepal.
Cycling aka Mountain Biking
Cycling in Nepal is one of the famous adventure activities for the foreign tourist whereas the locals have been using cycle for the work. As a poor country there are many people who just afford cycle as their vehicle and do so whereas at the mean time there are huge amount of tourist who love to cycle in the traffic of Kathmandu or in nearby hills of the cities like Pokhara or Kathmandu.
Mountain biking is differently attractive in contract with motorbike tours in Nepali Himalaya trails or in the cities with crowd and randomly urbanized narrow alley.
Famous as mountain biking – cycling has been an adventure over the high passes like Thorong la or larkey la pass. People also cycle to upper mustang, pikey pike trail cycling and Langtang valley as new trails of cycling adventure in Nepal.
Road cycling or cross country – any kind of high altitude or low altitude cycling are famous in Nepal. Tourist who have been on a trekking in the Himalaya and want to cycle in their free time while at the cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu can do cycling trip like Chitlang cycling tour for 2 days, one day cycling in Nagarkot Changunarayan trail, pilot baba ashram cycling tour.
Safety is our concern so when Nepalgram designs a trip we recommend you in the proper trail even if the cycling is cross country type. However, cycling sightseeing tour of cities is beautiful and a unique way of exploring cites of Nepal.
Apart from the multiday cycling, most of the day trip for cycling or Say Mountain biking is trip extension program of multiday sightseeing tourist or trekkers. It is also a fun thing to cycle inside the crowded old city of Kathmandu where you will find wild adventure in-between thousands of people and the crazy crowd.
Helicopter tour in Nepal is regarded as a luxury tour where you will join a group for helicopter travel of charter yourself a helicopter to go to different part of the country. By far helicopter tour is famous in few destinations as to Everest basecamp, Annapurna basecamp, Langtang, Nagarkot and Gosaikunda Lake. Another major helicopter tour of Nepal is Helicopter tour to Mansarobar. All these helicopter tours in Nepal are affordable and scenic.
The capital city of Nepal – Kathmandu has view of the snowcapped mountains. With this being stated – when you fly on helicopter to different tour destinations, you will get great view of those mountains – the aerial view.
Most of the Trekking agencies or tour companies in Nepal have at least one helicopter tour as their travel product. Because of this price are fair and affordable. Also the competition among helicopter companies has made Heli tour in Nepal affordable. Some short helicopter tours like Gosaikunda lake helicopter tour is famous among locals as well. However, Everest basecamp helicopter tour is famous among the westerners.
Apart from Helicopter tours – Heli treks has been of great influence among trekkers and climbers, these days. Nepalgram has both helicopter treks as well as heli tours. However, we are still looking for more destinations and best routes for helicopter tours.
Helicopter tours can be a day tour or multiday tour activity. However, 1 day helicopter tour is famous by far.
You can opt for helicopter tour that starts from Pokhara or from Kathmandu. Most of the Annapurna region helicopter tour operates from Pokhara; like – Annapurna basecamp Helicopter tour, mustang or Muktinath helicopter tour etc.. In contrast Everest basecamp helicopter tour, Gokyo lake Helicopter tour, Gosaikunda lake Helicopter tour, Langtang helicopter tour Rara lake helicopter tour etc.. operates from Kathmandu.
Trekking is one of the major activities among many things to do in Nepal. Apart from hiking tours, there are many other sightseeing tour options in Nepal. However walking tour is a world admired as hiking to Everest or Annapurna region of Nepal Himalaya are famous around the world.
When someone talks about their holidays in Nepal, all imagine they are going to the mountains and it is all about trekking in the Nepal. Believe it, Everest base camp trek is one of the famous bucket list item.
However our trekking tour category has diversity of trekking trips in Nepal. New destination trek to hiking route finding trips in Nepal, are listed under the tour tag of trekking.
Again, as Nepal is a small country with tallest peak of the world Everest, she is famous among hike lovers & nature hikers. Mountainous terrain of Nepal makes lots of ups and down and hiking here is great adventure. Hike in Nepal starts from the altitude of 1100 meter or 1968 feet to 6500 meters or 21320 feet.
Nepal Hiking Altitude profile in general
Lowest altitude for the hiking is from Besisahar which is the gateway of Annapurna Region treks to Annapurna circuit or manalsu circuit hiking and highest altitude that takes you to the height of 6500 meter or 21320 feet to the famous trekking peak called Mera peak. Mera peak starts in Everest region but the peak is on the other side of Everest Base Camp hiking that is in Makalu Barun conservation area. Very few people go for this trekking peak in the Makalu Barun National park.
Trekking in Nepal is under the bucket list of all most the entire traveler around the world. Nepal is famous for trekking activity. But trip extension like Peak climbing, Rafting, Paragliding, Para Hawking, Kayaking, day tours are famous. Nepal has four seasons. All of them are suitable for any of the activity. But each activity needs to design the itinerary as per the season. For example hiking during monsoon in Nepal needs to be short and starts early for the day, like start early stop early. We have lots of hiking package in numerous trekking region of Nepal for all level of fitness. Hiking in Nepal can be short as 3 days and more than a month long.
Nepal conserves huge area of forest and helps in controlling global warming by cutting carbon production. Greenery in Nepal is conserved in the form of national parks, conservation area, wildlife reserves, community forest, hunting reserves and wetland areas. Trekking in those protected forest is a part of jungle trekking we do in packages of Nepalgram.
Apart from those conserved area there are other auto protected region which can be discovered along the trekking route of remote Himalayas in Nepal. While trekking in the remote trekking destinations of Nepal there are many villages with barren lands and those lands are private but after not farming there for years, these lands are now forest.
Trekking has always been through the jungle, in Nepal. If you want to trek all the time inside the jungle you can choose trekking like Mard himal trek or other new trekking routes. If you want to trek in the dense forest then you have to choose something similar to Jattapokhari camping trek or similar camping treks.
Either you trek to famous Annapurna base camp or Everest region trail – forest trekking is partially available in all the regions. The concern among most of the travelers coming to Nepal is either they will want to be in the jungle for most of time or they just want to experience the jungle trekking partially.
Trekking in Nepal has always been into the nature. And jungle has always been inseparable part of trekking activity. But in few cases, there are some trekking destinations like upper mustang and Upper Dolpo where all you see is deserted landscape. Those trekking trails are rain shadow zone and are not for jungle trekking.
In Nepal, Jungle trekking is not possible when you get above the altitude of 4000 meters. From this height no tree zone starts and all you see is bushes and the towering mountains.
Rivers in Nepal has verities of water current and thus there are different experiences on rafting in different places. Rafting is an adventure sport like trekking or peak climbing which is done using a special boat and paddle to travel distance on the river floating on the splashing water. There will be life guard and guides for rating wherever in Nepal. There are one day trip to weeks long rafting trip in Nepal.
Nepal is famous for river rafting destination in the summer, rafting is often called by name “white water Rafting” as well. Most of rafting spots of Nepal are overwhelmingly booked by local tourist in the summer. However international tourist enjoys this adventure all around the year as even in the sunny day of winter – rafting in Nepali river will be awesome experience. River rafting is a part of trip extension to most of the travelers either before or after trekking or tour.
Accommodations for multiday rafting is in the camping tent whereas for day rafting tour you can stay in your preference – either in the riverside resort with pool or star hotels as per your preference.
Second richest country in water resources, Nepal has many rivers where rafting paddles still has to be introduced. So many people love to find new rivers to raft in the unknowns. However, this exploration needs a best navigator, guide and the rafters.
By far rafting in few rivers such as; Trishuli rafting, Bhotekoshi river rafting, Karnali rafting, Seti rafting are famous in Nepal tourism.
Either you are at Pokhara, Kathmandu or in Chitwan – you can surely have great time rafting as a day trip in the river nearby. You can book the trip with any of the local trekking companies or travel agencies. Booking with trekking companies might sound strange but yes that works. However, booking in advance will keep your spot safe and make sure you are in your schedule.
Rock Climbing in Nepal has been a trip extension program for trekking or mountaineering travelers. But there are many people who come Nepal for comfortable sightseeing tours and sign-ups for an adventure of rock climbing before they get back to home.
When you are in the famous cities like in Kathmandu or in Pokhara there are multiple indoor rocks climbing destinations. You will surely see those places busy in the peak season of tour in Nepal. But there are very few natural rock climbing site around the capital city Kathmandu and adventure city Pokhara. But whatsoever, there are few and to find those natural rock climbing sites you have to connect yourself with trekking companies in Nepal or any of the local travel agencies in Nepal.
As Nepal is famous for the towering peaks like tallest Mount Everest herself, climbing destinations are not scares at all. But the interest of rock climbing in Nepal has been replaced by mountaineering. People rather climb the beautiful peaks in Nepal than climbing rocks.
Interestingly there is few rock climbing sites in Everest base camp trekking route itself. At Lukla and at Khumjung there is rock climbing center where you can pay to climb in the fixed rock climbing site. Apart from those commercial sites- the nature has given beautiful climbing sites; if you are freelancer of rock climbing and can conquer the rock with your best technical; then there are surely plenty of site in every step of Nepal Himalaya.
Rock climbing in Nepal comes along with the peak climbing in many of the peaks like Lobuche peak climbing on route to Everest base camp trekking trail, Yala peak climbing in Langtang or Khumbila peak of Everest.
Climbing has always been a broad side of Nepal travels but rock climbing is least explored in Nepal. Or say, rock climbing is shadowed by towering and beautiful peaks of young Himalayas in northern Nepal. But whatever – mad Himalayan honey hunters has made their normal life as a part of adventure rock climbing, which proves there are enough of those rock climbing sites if you would love to do so.
Day tour or multi day tour which involves visiting different landmarks for different architecture, monuments, nature or wildlife is called sightseeing in Nepal. The famous sightseeing tour for Nepal is Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour for a day. Sightseeing tour are either one day tour or combination of many day tours in a compact package which last for more than one day.
Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, Palpa, Chitwan, Bardiya, Jiri are the famous sightseeing destinations of Nepal. But these are very old and explored like 100 years ago. There are many new places of interest for sightseeing tour which Nepalgram has includes in multiday tour itinerary. Places like Chandragiri hills, Rampur, Bandipur are other beautiful landmarks for sightseeing tour in Nepal.
Tour in Nepal has versatile options from low lands in Terai as Lumbini to high Himalaya’s base camps like Everest base camp. Nepalgram has itineraries which includes both Himalayan base camp as well the lower flat sightseeing destinations. This has given travelers a different taste while traveling in South Asia. In the small area of Nepal the mountains and low lands has made this kind of sightseeing tour possible, and because of the size of country these kind of multi-dimensional sightseeing tour doesn’t need many days.
A short holiday or a weekend trip to Nepal might sound short but surely there are verities of experience in Nepal. Traveling will not be time consuming as country is small and landlocked, but if the money is not a issue.
Sightseeing tour also includes bird watching, photography tour, religious tours, jeep tours or motor biking in the off roads of Nepal. The versatile land of Nepal has given wilder as well as luxury prospect of travel inside the small boundary for wider sightseeing and exploration. Nepal is small but diversifies which make sightseeing go wider than you imagine.