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    101 Best Things to Do in Nepal 2023

    Balaram Thapa
    Balaram ThapaUpdated: Jun 5th 2023  |  Travel Tips
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    Booked your tickets to Nepal? Need help with what to do on your visit? We’ve got you! We understand that visiting a new country for the first time can be overwhelming. Hence, keeping this in mind, we’ve come up with 101 Things to Experience in Nepal.

    We’ve researched and gathered all the information we could lay our hands on. In this blog, there are activities for everyone, whether it be seniors, adventurers, music & art lovers, cinephile, and also children.

    Let’s get started!

    Trekking Trek along the trails of the ancient Himalayas

    Nepal, known for its Himalayas, offers many exciting adventures, including trekking. Trekking in Nepal will be the adventure of your life. Hence, book your trek and get ready to explore the unknowns!

    Where: Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Everest Gokyo Lake Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, etc.

    Recommended Time: Spring (March-May) and autumn (September- November)

    Mountaineering: Set on an expedition and tighten your crampons!

    Nepal welcomes summiteers to climb some of the highest peaks in the world. Get ready to conquer a mountain by embracing the challenge along the way.

    Where: Mount Everest, Island Peak, Lobuche Peak, Mera Peak, Ama Dablam

    Recommended Time: Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November)

    Paragliding: Soar high into the sky and catch the picturesque view of the valleys and mountains.

    Surrounded by the Himalayas, Nepal offers you to participate in this adventure sport of flying parachutes. This activity is the closest you may come to experiencing what it feels like to fly.

    Where: Pokhara, Chapakharka, Godavari, Bandipur, Phulchowki, Kot Danda

    Recommended Time: November- December

    Boating: Paddle along the lakes of Nepal and embrace yourself for the thrill.

    A leisure activity that will take you to explore the lakes of Nepal via a boat. It is a calming and relaxing experience away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

    Where: Phewa Lake, Begnas Taal, Rupa Taal.

    Recommended Time: All year except the rainy season.

    Hot Air Balloons: Float above the valley in a gentle breeze.

    Drifting on a cloud of warmth and tranquility, a hot air balloon ride is a magical experience that will leave you floating. Enjoy the views of the valleys and rivers 300 ft above the ground.

    Where: Pokhara.

    Recommended Time: 1 hour before sunrise, 1 hour before sunset.

    Cable Cars: Take your adventure to new heights with a cable car ride.

    Hoping on a small cable car offers stunning aerial views and an unforgettable adventure.

    Where: Chandragiri, Kalinchow, Annapurna, Manakamana. 

    Recommended Time: Any time of the year except for the monsoon season.

    Rafting: Raft against the blue waves

    Outdoor recreational activity is best for those who love challenging themselves. Get packed, gather your friends, and try it today!

    Where: Trishuli River, Seti River, Bhote Koshi River, Kali Gandaki River, Marsyandi River, Sun Koshi River, Arun River, Karnali River, Tamur River.

    Recommended Time: September to early December and March to June.

    Water Cruise at Chitwan: Climb aboard a water cruise and let yourself be whisked away through the Narayani River.

    A water cruise in Chitwan offers you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Chitwan. Gliding through calm waters, you’ll encounter exotic wildlife and breathtaking natural scenery.

    Where: Chitwan.

    Recommended Time: All year except for the rainy season.

    Wildlife Jungle Safari: Explore the wilderness and enjoy the wildlife sanctuary.

    A wildlife jungle safari will take you to explore Nepal's National Park in a jeep. As you venture deep into the jungle, you’ll encounter the majestic creatures of Nepal up close.

    Where: Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park.

    Recommended Time: All year.

    Sky Cafe: Sip on your Favorite drink while soaking in panoramic mountain views at a sky cafe.

    Elevate your dining experience to new heights with a visit to a sky cafe in Nepal, where you can indulge in delicious food and drinks while taking in breathtaking mountain views.

    Where: Bungee Jump Chowk, Kusma, Nepal.

    Recommended Time: All year around except during monsoon season.

    Sky Cycling: Pedal your way through the sky above the Kali Gandaki River.

    Embark on a sky cycling journey in Nepal and enjoy an adrenaline-fueled ride above 225 m. surrounded by awe-inspiring mountain vistas and natural beauty at every turn.

    Where: Bungee Jump Chowk, Kusma, Nepal.

    Recommended Time: All year except monsoon.

    Bungy Jumping: Jump into the adventure of a high-altitude thrill.

    Leap courage and feel the adrenaline rush as you plummet toward the ground with the ultimate thrill of bungee jumping in the Himalayas.

    Where: Bungee Jump Chowk, Kusma, Nepal / Bhote Koshi Gorge/ Hemja Pokhara.

    Recommended Time: All year except monsoon.

    Art Gallery: Visit art galleries and admire the artists' work.

    Indulge in the creative spirit of Nepal at its finest as you wander through the intricate exhibits of Nepal's top art galleries.

    Where: Siddhartha Art Gallery, Universal Art Gallery, Sarwanam Art Gallery, Himalayan Art Gallery, etc.

    Rock Climbing: Climb up across the natural rocks of Nepal.

    Conquer your fears and find your inner strength with a thrilling rock climbing adventure amidst Nepal's breathtaking natural landscapes.

    Where: Hattiban, Nagarjun Forest, Bimal Nagar, Nagarkot etc.

    Recommended Time: All time except monsoon season.

    Wall Climbing: Challenge yourself and your friends in this artificially constructed wall climbing.

    Wall climbing is an activity that involves climbing up a specially designed-indoor wall using various holds and grips. Get ready to test your limits with an exciting wall-climbing experience in Nepal!

    Where: Astrek Climbing Wall, Kathmandu Sport Climbing Centre, Crimpanzee Adventure Hub, etc.

    Recommended Time: All year around.

    ATV Quad Bike Tours: Get ready for an off-road adventure!

    Explore the rugged terrain of Nepal on an exhilarating ATV quad bike tour. Riding through dirt, mud, and rocky tracks, you’ll have a new experience of a thrilling drive.

    Where: Lakeside Road, Barahi Chowk, Pokhara.

    Recommended Time: All year around except the rainy season.

    Tour Lumbini Explore the land of Lord Buddha.

    Discover the roots of Buddhism with a fascinating tour to Lumbini and immerse yourself in the spirituality of this sacred pilgrimage site.

    Where: Lumbini, Nepal

    Recommended Time: All year except Monsoon.

    Shopping at Assan: Grab a bag and shop at the historical market at Assan

    Indulge in Assan's vibrant and bustling local market scene for a unique shopping experience in Nepal.

    Where: Asan, Kathmandu.

    Mud Festival

    Experience the mud festival or Ropai Jatra during the monsoon season in Nepal.

    Where: Fields in Khokana, Kirtipur, Bhaktapur, and Banepa.

    When: June 30, 2023 OR 15th Ashad as per Nepali Calender.

    Elephant Rides: Hop on the Elephant’s back and experience the wildlife

    Ride on the back of a gentle giant through the lush forest and experience the beauty of Chitwan National Park.

    Note: We do not organize elephant riding activities. However, if you want to experience this activity, you can book it yourself in Chitwan.

    Where: Chitwan National Park.

    Recommended Time: All year around.

    Historical Museums: Explore the history of Nepal in the museums.

    Step back in time and delve into the rich history of Nepal through a visit to the captivating historical museums.

    Where: Patan Museum, Narayanhiti Palace Museum, Aviation Museum.

    Short Hikes: Make plans for a short hike with your friends!

    Embark on a long walk around Nepal's valleys and witness Nepal's beauty at its best in a limited time.

    Where: Sundarijal, Shivapuri, Nagarkot, Nagarkot, Chisapani.

    Recommended Times: All year except monsoon.

    Zip Flying: Try zip-flying along a long cable from one hill to another.

    Gather your friends and set off on the adventure of the world's most extended, steepest, and fastest zip flying in Nepal.

    Where: Sarangkot, Pokhara, Kaski

    Recommended Times: All year around.

    Barahsinghe Beer Garden: Visit the beer garden and enjoy a fresh draft beer!

    A visit to Barahsinghe beer garden will walk you a peek into Nepal’s finest beer production house and allow you to observe the live making of beer.

    Where: Kurintar, Chitwan, Nepal.

    Visit the SaSa Restaurant: Taste authentic Newari cuisine at its finest.

    With its ancient Newari architecture and food, Sasa restaurant delivers an authentic experience of the Newari culture.

    Where: Kiritipur, Kathmandu.

    Nightlife In Kathmandu

    Grab some drinks and explore the nightlife in Kathmandu!

    For the late-night owls, the capital city of Nepal offers tons of hip options to explore.

    Where: LOD, Karma Bar Club, Senate Club, Thamel Street.

    Kathmandu Fun Park

    Try different rides in this fun park and have a fantastic time.

    Take your family, partner, or kids and visit amusement parks.  Tons of games and rides will make you feel like a kid again!

    Where: Kathmandu Fun Park.

    National Parks of Nepal: Explore the wilderness!

    Visit the different National Parks of Nepal and enjoy its wilderness.

    Where: Bardia National Park, Chitwan National Park, Sagarmatha National Park.

    Recommended Time: Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November).

    Waterpark: Splash into the Summer Fun.

    Enjoy your summer with your friends and family at the waterpark in Nepal.

    Where: Whopeeland Amusement and Water Park, Chobar, Kathmandu.

    Recommended Time: Summer and Spring.

    Ice Skating: Skate your way on ice!

    Whether a beginner or a pro at ice skating, you must visit the ice skating park in Kathmandu.

    Where: Fun Land, Kathmandu.

    Recommend Time: All Year.

    Snowboarding: Ride your way down the Slopes on snowboards!

    Try snowboarding- an outdoor sport that is the closest to flying.

    Where: Kalinchowk, Syanboche, and Mera Peak.

    Recommended Time: April and October.

    Horse Riding: Hold your horses and climb up a saddle!

    Saddle up and enjoy horse riding in Nepal.

    Where: Lower Mustang, Khumbu Region, Langtang Region, Ghandruk Region.

    Recommend Time: All year except winter and monsoon.

    Talbarahi Temple: Row your way to the Talbarahi Temple!

    It is located in the center of the Phewa Tal and is one of Nepal's most famous pilgrimage sites.

    Where: Tal Barahi Temple, Pokhara.

    Visit David Fall: Enjoy the burbling sounds of the waterfall!

    Explore the complex structures and cave surrounding the waterfall located in Pokhara.

    Where: Pokhara.

    Sunrise: Catch the beautiful sunrise from the viewpoints in Nepal

    Witness the ascent of the sun behind the Himalayas in Nepal.

    Where: Nagarkot, Sarangkot, Poonhill

    Bike Tours: Feel the fresh, breezy air of the Himalayas on a Motorbike Tour!

    Explore the beauty of Nepal riding on a motorbike.

    Where: Mustang, Lumbini, Chitwan.

    Cycling Tours: Gather your friends or choose a solo cycle ride in Nepal.

    Where: Kathmandu Valley, Annapurna Circuit, Nagarkot, and Muktinath

    Pottery Making Session

    Bring out your artistic personality in the ancient city of Bhaktapur.

    Try out a pottery-making session on a day trip to Bhaktapur.

    Where: Patan and Bhaktapur.

    Canvas Painting: Paint till your heart desires while sipping wine!

    Experience and unravel the enriching essence of art and life in you at House of Pallets in Nepal.

    Where: House of Pallets, Lalitpur.

    Dry Picnic: Pack your favorite snacks and set off for a day picnic!

    A dry natural picnic is a perfect activity to relax, unwind, and escape your hectic life. 

    Where: Godavari, Tare Bhir Narayanthan.

    Mad Honey Hunting: Be amazed by the speed and courage of the honey hunters in Nepal!

    Visit the eastern part of Nepal and check out the honey hunters.

    Where: Eastern Himalayas of Nepal.

    Pokhara Disneyland

    Hop on the Ferris wheel, try exciting new games, and win prizes in the heart of Pokhara.

    Spend a day at Disneyland in Pokhara and bring out the child in you!

    Where: Pokhara.

    Visit World Peace Pagoda

    Mesmerize in the fascinating view of Fewa Lake and Pokhara Valley.

    Hike or cycle your way to the World Peace Pagoda in Pokhara.

    Where: Pokhara.

    Canyon Swing: Get on one of Nepal's world’s highest giant swings!

    Experience the thrill of adventure in one of the world’s highest canyon swings.

    Where: The Last resort, Kathmandu.

    Yoga Retreat: Connect with your spiritual self and enjoy a nice stretch at the yoga centers.

    Allow yourself on a yoga retreat to improve your strength, flexibility, and balance. It will help you find yourself away from the busy city life.

    Where: Avata Wellness Center, Charak Yoga Studion, Nepal Yoga Home.

    Spas: Pamper yourself with a relaxing massage, hot steam, and a warm sauna.

    Ease your body with a day at the spa on your visit to Nepal.

    Where: Avata Wellness Center,  Mount Heaven Spa, Wellness Organic Spa.

    Visit organic farms: Walk around the organic farms in Nepal and gather your intel on healthy eating!

    A visit to organic farms will give you a quick insight into healthy eating.

    Where: Fresh Farm Nepal, Kapan Organic House.

    Camping trip: Get immersed in nature on a camping trip.

    Gather your camping equipment and favorite snacks, and plan a camping trip with your friends on the weekend!

    Where: Kakani, Chitlang, Nagarkot, Pokhara.

    Chiya Bari in Ilam

    Look in on the tea garden in Illam and enjoy the feel of the countryside in Nepal.

    Witness the green tea gardens in Illam.

    Where: Illam, Nepal

    Mountain Flight: Board a mountain flight and behold some of the highest peaks in the world!

    A mountain flight in Nepal will make you spot the beautiful Himalayan landscape and magnificent mountain vistas.

    Where: Tribhuvan Domestic Airport, Kathmandu

    Cultural Dance: Partake in the cultural dance of different ethnic groups in Nepal.

    Home to different ethnic groups, Nepal welcomes you to participate in the Folk dance of these ethnic groups - Tharu dance, Gatu Nritya, Deuda Nach, Dhan Nach, and Mayur Nach.

    Where: Kathmandu, Chitwan

    Communities Homestay: Experience the authenticity of different communities.

    Get the local taste of the different communities in Nepal by staying at Communities Homestay.

    Where: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Dudhikhel, Chitwan, Patan, Bhaktapur, Ilam

    Natural Hot Spring: Give your body a break at the natural hot spring in Nepal!

    Locally known as “Tatopani,” the natural hot spring in Nepal is believed to have healing features.  Come and relax in the natural hot spring in Nepal.

    Where: Kodari, Myagdi, Jhinu Danda, Machikhola

    Canoeing: Paddle down a river by steering a Canoe!

    Participate in a sport where one gets into a little boat called a canoe and uses a single-bladed paddle to steer the canoe, trying to travel down a river stream.

    Cooking Class: Discover your inner chef!

    Enroll in a cooking class and learn the delicious recipes of Nepalese cuisine.

    Where: Nepal Cooking School, Sarmila's Cooking Course Training

    Archery Nepal: Take an arrow and shoot your goal with Archery Nepal!

    Seize the moment and shoot arrows at the targets.

    Where: Best Archery, Lalitpur

    Ranjana Lipi: Learn the ancient script of Ranjana Lipi.

    Take in the fascinating culture of the Newari people with the ancient script of Ranjana Lipi.

    Elephant Bathing: Take a dip down the river with gentle giants!

    Enjoy the splash of water from the Elephant’s trunk.

    Where: Sauraha Chitwan

    Theater: Try something different from the typical screen movies and watch live acting in Nepali Theatres!

    Watch the surreal acting of Nepalese actors in the theaters.

    Where: Mandala Theatre,

    VR Games: Skip reality and experience the world in a new way!

    Invite your friends and go to the arcades to try out some new Virtual Reality games.

    Where: Fun land, Kathmandu

    Bird Watching: Spot the rare birds in Nepal!

    Catch a glimpse of rare birds in Nepal and listen to their melodies.

    Feed the Pigeons: Buy a bucket full of grains and feed the pigeons.

    Pass your leisure time by feeding the pigeons and capturing their snaps as they flock around to eat.

    Where: Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

    Visit the cheese Factory: Stop by the authentic yak cheese factory in Nepal.

    Take a bite of the famous Yak cheese you can find in Nepal and buy some for your family.

    Where: Langtang Valley, Chitlang.

    Mountain Biking: Take the adventure and try mountain biking in Nepal!

    Partake in this exciting mountain biking activity and explore the unknown.

    Sound Healing: Relax your body, mind, and soul with a sound healing session in Nepal.

    Try out a mindful session of Sound healing in Nepal.

    Where: Lotus Mindfulness, Avata Wellness Centre.

    Aviation Museum: Get a full-on experience of boarding a flight and learn the history of aviation.   

    Visit the aviation museum and enlighten yourself with information about aviation.

    Where: Aviation Museum, Sinamangal

    Try Juju Dhau: Taste the authentic sweet yogurt of the Newari people in Nepal.

    Savor the taste of the delicious Juju Dhau, meaning sweet yogurt.

    Where: Bhaktapur

    Karaoke: Sing your heart out in Karaoke in Nepal.

    Choose your favorite song and sing along with your friends in the karaoke rooms.

    Where: Kimchi Restaurant Boudha, Colors Karaoke New Baneshwor

    Vipassana Meditation: Clear your perspective and relax your mind in the vipassana meditation.

    Take a 10-day residential meditation course at the Vipassana meditation center.

    Where: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, Chitwan, Mechi, Illam

    Tharu Dance: Partake in the traditional dance of the Tharus!  

    Take part in the traditional dance of the Tharus and feel the joyous vibe of this ethnic group.

    Where: Sauraha, Chitwan

    Visit Garden of Dreams: Grab your favorite book and relax at the Garden of Dreams.

    Have free time and don’t know where to go? Well, visit the garden of dreams and snap aesthetic photos in every corner of this garden.

    Where: Garden of Dreams, Thamel

    MoNA (Museum of Nepali Art): Pay a visit to MONA and witness the aesthetic of Nepali arts.

    MoNA occupies a unique position in the world of Nepali art, showcasing traditional and contemporary works.

    Where: Thamel, Kathmandu

    Casinos: Try your luck at the casinos in Kathmandu.

    Experience a different side of Nepal and participate in the posh games of casinos in Kathmandu.

    Where: Casino Royale, Casino Pride Nepal

    Para Motoring: Fly high in the bright blue sky with Para motoring in Nepal!

    Go on an adventure of Para motoring in Nepal!

    Manakamna Temple: Get in a cable car to visit the famous Manakamna Temple.

    Drop by the Manakamana Temple. It is one of the major pilgrimage destinations for Nepali and Indian Hindus.

    Where: Manakamana Temple, Nepal

    Ultralight Flight Experience

    Full fill your imagination of flying through the clouds with an ultralight flight experience in Nepal.

    Uniquely discover the magnificent Himalayas and get an aerial view of Pokhara Valley.

    Where: Pokhara

    Zip Lining: Ride on the ultimate thrill of Ziplining.

    Have a thrilling experience of riding on a zip line.

    Where: Dhulikhel, Pokhara, Kathmandu

    Skydiving: Jump off the helicopter and enjoy the astonishing views of the Himalayas.

    Enjoy the thrill of jumping off into the Everest region.

    Where: Everest Skydive Nepal

    Elephant Polo: Look at the variant of polo played while riding elephants.

    Get a chance to ride the gentle giants as they play polo.

    Where: Sauraha, Chitwan.

    Hang Gliding: Dare yourself to try to hang gliding in Nepal, an adventure like no other!

    Discover one of Nepal's most exhilarating and electrifying flights with beautiful views of Pokhara City. 

    Where: Sarangkot.

    Be Present at the arati at Pashupatinath ( Evening).

    Attend the evening arati (praying session) at a renowned Hindu temple.

    Where: Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu.

    Street Food: Try out different fast foods in the streets of Kathmandu.

    Grab a bite at the local street foods in Kathmandu.

    Where: Chinese Stick Food, Naxal.

    Visit Newari town, Bandipur

    Hike, Walk, and roam around the Newari Town of Bandipur, often known as one of the hidden gems of Nepal.

    Where: Bandipur.

    Pokhara Street Festival

    Attend the biggest street festival at Pokhara and try different Nepalese cuisines.

    Where: Pokhara.

    When: December- January.


    Visit the UNESCO world heritage site- Boudhanath Temple, and walk around.

    Where: Boudhanath Stupa, Boudha.


    Grab your cameras to visit the Swayambhunath Temple, also known as the Monkey Temple.

    Where: Swayambhunath, Kathmandu.

    Kathmandu Durbar Square

    Admire the ancient Newari architecture in Kathmandu Durbar Square.

    Where: Kathmandu.

    Bhaktapur Durbar Square

    Roam around the streets of Bhaktapur, full of art, shops, and ancient buildings.

    Where: Bhaktapur.

    Pashupatinath Temple

    Visit the oldest temple in Kathmandu- Pashupatinath Temple, which is also a UNESCO world heritage site.

    Where: Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu.

    Patan Durbar Square

    Walk around and admire the ancient temple and palaces.

    Where: Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu.

    Changu Narayan Temple

    Hike to one of the oldest temples in Nepal.

    Prayer inside one of Nepal's most famous Hindu temples- the Changu Narayan Temple.

    Where: Changu Narayan Temple.

    Siddha Gufa: A must-visit place while in Pokhara!

    Visit the largest cave in Nepal and the second largest in South Asia.

    Where: Bimal Nagar, Tanahu District.

    International Mountain Museum

    Delve into the rich mountaineering history of Nepal at the international mountain museum.

    Where: International Mountain Museum, Pokhara.

    Janaki Temple

    Look in on the sacred birthplace of goddess Sita.

    Visit one of the most renowned Hindu temples in Janakpur.

    Where: Janaki Temple, Janakpur.

    Visit Narayanhiti Palace Museum.

    Check out the royal palace of the Late King and Queen in Kathmandu.

    Where: Narayanhiti Palace Museum, Durbar Marg.

    Helicopter ride to Kala Patthar

    Hop on an exciting helicopter ride and witness the closest view of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar.

    How: Kalapatthar Helicopter Tours

    Visit Kulekhani: A short drive from Kathmandu!

    Spend a relaxing time with your family in Kulekhani and try out boat rides and many more.

    Where: Kulekhani.

    Visit Gorkha Durbar Square.

    Explore the historical museum inside the Gorkha Durbar Square and learn about the rich culture of Gorkha.

    Where: Gorkha Bazaar, Nepal.

    Haleshi Temple

    Offer your prayers to Lord Shiva at the Halesi Maratika Caves.

    Where: Diktel Sadak, Mahadevsthan.

    Muktinath Temple

    Visit the holy pilgrimage site of the Hindus and Buddhists and relish a spiritual awakening.

    Where: Muktinath Temple, Mustang.

    Wood-crafting class: Learn the skill of wood-crafting in Nepal!

    Flourishing since ancient times, wood-crafting has been a part of the traditional architecture of Nepal.

    Where: Hera Artistic Wood Craving.

    Unwind at Pokhara

    Relax at the shore of the infamous Phewa Lake and visit new restaurants.

    Where: Pokhara.

    Last Word

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