The idea of drifting amongst the clouds sounds just as magical but to experience it is surreal.
Paragliding, a rich and recreational flying sport in Pokhara offers adventurers an experience to share airspace with Himalayan griffins, vultures, eagles while floating over lakes,monasteries, temples,and forests with a breathtaking view of the magnificent Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges.
Location: Sarangkot, Nepal
How to reach? The launching place (take off site) at Sarangkot, 1600m above sea level is a hill station which is a 25 minutes jeep drive above the lakeside of Pokhara.
Landing site: Lakeside,Pokhara
Average cost : Normally, the cost for a short flight comes around INR 6300 per person and INR 9500 for a long flight.
Duration: Short flight (20-25 minutes),Long Flight (40-50 minutes)
Best time to fly? March, April, May, September, October, and November is considered an ideal flying time as one can get the stunning view of Phewa Lake and Annapurna Range above 8,000 meters.
Other activities: Walk around the lakeside, Hot air Ballooning,Treking ,Helicopter Tour, mountain museum, hiking and boating in Phewa Tal, Camping, Ziplining
Nepal has some of the best rivers for rafting in the world and is one of the major attractions for voyagers. Among them is Karnali river rafting which is Nepal’s longest river journey in the Wild West having some of the most beautiful canyons along with a wide variety of biodiversity including dense forests, and traditional remote villages.It is a class 4 river with challenging monsoon rapids that makes it a unique expedition trip and wilderness experience and takes a week to run.
Location: Dhungeshwor, Nepal
How to reach? Take a 1 hour flight from Kathmandu to Surkhet or a 20 hour bus journey from Kathmandu that departs at about 4:00 in the evening and thereafter reserve a cab to Dhungeshwor where rafting starts.
Average cost ? Varies accordingly (due to equipments necessity) . It may even come around $1200 or more.
Best time: October to November, April to June
Other activities: Kayaking,Jungle Safari
Skydiving with the backdrop of the world's highest peak Mt. Everest is an amazingly unique and extreme aerial adventure that one gets to experience in Nepal.It is also listed no. 8 among 50 adventurous “Try before you die” events by CNN.
Location: Gorak Shep (drop zone)
How to reach? A 30-minute flight journey to Lukla from Kathmandu followed by an hour hike from Namche to Syangboche airstrip
Average cost : For solo jumpers it comes around $25000 (can vary)
Best time: October or November with additional thrilling events sometimes offered in May.
Other activities: If one wishes to further explore the magnificent region of Everest, have the option of extending a trek to Everest base camp. (extra charges apply)