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Holiday options in Nepal

 “Heaven is a myth, but Nepal is real”. The tiny Himalayan nation is a paradise for all kinds of travelers as it has something to revitalize everyone’s soul. With eight out of the ten highest peaks in the world and many other smaller peaks, Nepal is a gold mine for a mountain lover. 

Climbing a whole mountain sounds a bit too much for your likes. No worries! You can always go on extended treks to various places that will reveal views like no other. Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Langtang, Manaslu, etc. are a handful of places where you can trek to and enjoy the magnificence of the Himalayas right from its feet. With altitudes ranging from below the sea level to the highest point on Earth Nepal offers a huge diversity of topography, natural resources, floras, faunas, culture, etc. The geographical diversity also provides incredible opportunities for adventure sports. Amongst the plethora of options, Nepal has to offer, here are a few things that makes heaven a living reality in Nepal;

Trekking in Nepal
A traveler can find treks of all distances, lengths, and difficulties in Nepal. The Annapurna Base camp trek which takes about 9-10 days to complete, depending upon the route, is one of the most famous destinations for trekking. It takes you up to a staggering height of around 4200 meters and reveals the traditional Gurung lifestyle on the way. It costs around 1000 US$. Some other famous treks in Nepal are the Everest Base Camp trek which is about 12-14 days, the Langtang trek about 10 days, etc. You can also always find shorter treks if you have restrictions on time. The major trekking are; 

Everest Basecamp Trek 

Annapurna Basecamp Trek 

Langtang Valley Trek 

Everest Panorama Trek 

Upper Mustang Trek

Peak Climbing in Nepal 

Nepal has not only some of the highest peaks in the world such as Everest, Annapurna, and Lhotse etc. but also provides smaller peaks for beginner climbers. Island Peak (“Imja Tse” in Nepali) is a mountain towering at around 6000 meters that can be climbed by a beginner. Some other peaks are the Mera Peak at around 6400 meters in the Everest Region, Chulu Far East at around 6000 meters in the Annapurna Region, etc. The major peaks for climbing are; 

Mera Peak Climbing

Chulu Fast East Peak Climbing 

Island Peak Climbing  

Expedition in Nepal 

The Himalayas are one of the most untouched places on Earth and home to infinite natural resources. Expedition groups from all over the world come to Nepal to ascend the Himalayas and uncover its secrets and beauty. The major mountain expeditions include Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain on the earth, the Kanchenjunga expedition in the eastern part of Nepal, and the famous Manaslu Expedition in the western part of Nepal. 

Hiking in Nepal 
Nepal is also known for its hiking destinations. There are many hot spots around the country where visitors can go on a short hike. Sundarijal, a village located at a height of 2100 meters in the hills of North Eastern Kathmandu is an ideal spot for a day’s hike. The whole trip is 17 km and takes around 12 hours from Kathmandu. Once up there, you enjoy majestic views of the city and the mountains with an option to relax in waterfalls that originate from the snowcapped Himalayas. Some other hikes from the capital include Shivapuri National Park, the ancient Newari village of Khokana, etc. Similar spots are also found in other cities around the country. Some of the fascinating hiking around Kathmandu are; 

Chisapani, Dhulikhel and Nagarkot 
Sundarijal Hiking 
Changunarayan Nagarkot Hiking
Shivapuri National Park Day Hiking

Tours in Nepal 
There are many travel agencies in Nepal that prepare pre-planned tours according to your interests, with all the required services. Apart from the Kathmandu Valley, other famous destinations that are included in tours are Pokhara dubbed “Heaven on Earth” which is a city of lakes and boasts stunning Himalayan views. Lumbini, the birth Place of Lord Gautam Buddha is one of the holiest sites of Buddhism. Chitwan is home to one of the biggest national parks in the country with many rare species found only in Nepal. These tours can be of a wide range of days depending on travelers’ time availabilities. The most appealing and unforgettable tours are, 

Kathmandu Valley Tour 
Kathmandu Tour 
Day tour to Patan Durbar Square 
Pashupatinath Tour 
Lumbini Tour 

Adventure Sports in Nepal 
Nepal provides ample opportunities for thrill seekers to be engaged in extreme adventure sports. The Bhote Koshi River Bungee is the second-highest natural Bungee Jumping spot in the world at a height of around 160 meters (500ft). Situated in a gorge with white waters underneath, this jump from a 166 m-long suspension bridge is sure to make you skip a heartbeat. The spot is just three hours away from the capital Kathmandu and a day trip including the jump costs around US$80. Furthermore, people can choose to go rafting and kayaking in the white waters of the same river. Moreover, Pokhara provides an incredible opportunity to paraglide above the Phewa Lake with stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range. The thrilling adventure sports are; 

Trishuli River Rafting 
Paragliding in Pokhara and Kathmandu 
Bungee Jumping 

Besides that, Nepal tourism has a wide option for different activities that include, Mountain flights, Heli flights to Everest and Annapurna Basecamp, pilgrimage visits to famous temples, and off-road mountain bike tours to name a few. Malung Treks and Expedition is running different tourism activities in Nepal for a long time. Follow the link to know our best tourism activities. 

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