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A Comprehensive Guide to Bungee Jumping in Nepal

Like paragliding, skydiving, whitewater rafting, and trekking, bungee jumping is an adventure everyone should try at least once. The thrill of jumping into thin air gets the heart racing for adventure junkies as well as average thrill seekers. Bungee jumping is known as one of the most adrenaline-pumping sports. While visiting Nepal, you should definitely consider attempting the bungee jump.

Nepal is a country famous for its mountain climbing culture. But, unlike mountain climbing, bungee Jumping is an adventure in which you don’t need any special training or specific preparation. All you need is to book your Jump and enjoy the adventure.

Among Nepal’s three Bungee Jumping locations, one is at Bhotekoshi, another at Pokhara, and a third is at Kusma. You can either enjoy all three or pick one location for the Jump.

You decide! If you, too, are interested in Bungee Jumping, be ready for some of the most thrilling experiences you can enjoy. At Pokhara Info, we can arrange a suitable Bungee Jumping tour, including transportation to and from your chosen location.

Favorable time for Bungee Jumping

There are no restrictions on bungee jumping in Nepal throughout the year, but it halts in the rainy season. The most favorable time to go bungee jumping in Nepal is between March-May and September-November when the weather is dry and cool. You should avoid bungee jumping during the monsoon season, regardless of whether the tour company offers it.

Bungee Jumping Tips and Tricks

  • Do not hesitate to inquire about any questions you have. Your instructor is a trained professional who knows how to handle any emergency situation. Doing a double jump with two people strapped together is possible if you’re too scared for your first Jump but still want to participate.
  • Many tour companies offer a water dunk. Your head goes under the water for a few seconds just before you’re pulled out. As exciting as it sounds, it’s not recommended for beginners. In just a few seconds after being sunk in the water, You must pull your body up with a lot of calculations.
  • You’ll feel free, and your experience will be doubled when you scream and let the wind carry your fear away.
  • As soon as possible, get to the spot to avoid the line.
  • It’s important to feel well before jumping, as gravity plays a role. Don’t overeat or eat something substantial before you jump, and don’t empty your tummy either. That can make your stomach sick, throwing you up in the middle of the Jump.
  • In case you have asthma, a history of a leg injury, or high blood pressure, then you should consult your doctor before attempting bungee jumping. People suffering from spinal or neck injuries, heart problems, or pregnant women may be at risk.
  • There’s a comfort rule when doing extreme sports. A T-shirt and shorts/pants are great choices. A dress or skirt can make things awkward. It is not recommended to wear anything too tight or too loose during extreme sports.
  • Travelers who are pregnant are advised to avoid it.

Age Limit

Jumpers must be over 18 years old. Parents or guardians must accompany anybody under 18 to sign the waiver.

Bungee Jumping Locations in Nepal

Bunjee in Pokhara

Nepal’s Pokhara is one of the most famous destinations for indulging in the most adventurous activities. From paragliding to zipping flying to trekking, Pokhara offers it all. Bungee jumping was added to the list in 2014 and quickly became Pokhara’s most popular adventure.

It is known as the Watertouching Jump since you get to touch a pond below the jumping point. It is an incredible experience you must have at least once in your lifetime. The flat price for a single jump is Rs. 6000. But you can also enjoy a two-person jump for Rs. 10,000.

In the Kaski district, an artificial pond is 20 meters deep and is located next to a steel cliff from which you will jump. The cliff is 80 meters high, and 30 to 40 people can participate in the activity in a single day.

The view of the surroundings is truly mesmerizing, adding to your adrenaline rush once you jump into the water below. Once you touch the water below, you will feel your heart pound like never before.

Whether you jump from the cliff with a friend or alone, you will have a mind-blowing experience. After jumping from the cliff, you will float for a while, then splash into the water below. Upon completion of the Jump and the trip, you will be picked up by a boat and returned back. Nonetheless, the experience will leave you breathless!

Reaching Hemja, Pokhara

It would take around 20 minutes to reach the jumping spot from the Pokhara lakeside. Once you arrive at the lakeside, take a cab, and you will be at the jumping spot in no time.

Bhote Koshi

The first ever bungee jumping activity was in Nepal’s Bhote Koshi gorge. And now, it is one of the biggest and most famous spots for bungee jumping worldwide. It is located near the border of Tibet from Nepal and has a height of 160 meters above sea level. 

In addition, it is one of the highest bungee jumping sites in Nepal. And also the world. The Jump is above the Bhote Koshi River, which will add to the entertainment. 

The Jump takes place from Nepal’s longest suspension bridge which NZ’s famous Bungee consultant designed. Doesn’t it seem amazing? It should and is done under the supervision of experienced operators. The platform ensures that you have a perfect jumping experience. In addition to giving you a heart-thumping experience, it also ensures your safety. The price for the jump is Rs. 6300 for a single individual.

Get ready to experience the world’s highest bungee jumping in Nepal. You’ll feel a drop in your heartbeat just by looking down. Thus, during the Jump, start counting from 5 and Jump. There is nothing quite like this Jump in the world.

Aside from the jaw-dropping views, you can get very close to the crystal clear river below. You will experience bliss and feel as if you’re flying in heaven.

Reaching the Bhote Koshi Gorge

The Bungee Jumping location at the Bhote Koshi Gorge is located 12 kilometers from the Nepal-Tibet border. It can take around 3 to 4 hours to reach the exact location if you are traveling from Kathmandu. You will also travel via the Araniko highway. When you cross the famous friendship bridge, you will arrive at the suspension bridge, where you will jump.

Jumping in Kushma, Parbat

There is arguably no better place in Nepal to experience bungee jumping than Kusma. It is located in the Parbat district, the second-highest and number-one jumping spot in the world. If you want an exhilarating experience, you definitely can’t miss booking your Kusma bungee jump. It is the highest and most expensive bungee in Nepal. The price for a single person’s jump is Rs. 7000. 

The Cliff Nepal operates and maintains the Bungee at Kusma, which has a height of 228 meters, and the Canyon Swing at Kushma, the world’s tallest swing. The Canyon Swing height is 748 feet or 228 meters. The Jump price for an individual can lie within the range of 6 to 10 thousand rupees. 

The official website offers you the option to book your Bungee Jump. But in most cases, Bungee Jump bookings are handled by local firms who already have the experience. Here at Pokhara Info, you don’t need to worry about the booking date.

Finally, Bungee Jumping prices may vary depending on time and situation. Therefore, we request that you contact us through email, phone number, or social media chat for detailed costs.

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Adventure for All Ages: Top Family-Friendly Destinations in Nepal

Due to the country’s natural beauty, cultural attractions, and outdoor adventure options, tourism is a significant industry in Nepal. Along with rafting, paragliding, and mountain biking, trekking and mountain climbing are well-liked pastimes. You can take your family to visit temples, monasteries and other cultural places that allow you to gain a deeper understanding of the history and customs of the nation.

An adventure tour of several amazing locations in Nepal is included in Pokhara Info’s Nepal Family Tour Package. We can also refer to it as a Family-Friendly Tour since it primarily focuses on Family activities. One can participate in a variety of activities on this vacation, including rafting, visiting jungle safaris, and hiking in Nepal. It’s safe to say that this is one of Nepal’s most popular guided family adventure excursions that focuses on excitement and adventure.

Bringing your family to Nepal is one of the best things you can do to have some quality time with them. Nepal is a stunning nation that has preserved its many landmarks in its best condition. Nepal differs from other nations in that it has luxuriant woods, verdant valleys, rolling hills, swift rivers, lakes, rock formations, and difficult terrain.

There are many fun and exciting things to do in Nepal, and in this post, we will explore places you have to add to your itinerary.

About the Tour

Pokhara Info’s Nepal Family Tour Package Journey to Himalaya takes 9 days. It begins the moment you set foot in this Himalayan country. We’ll take you first to some spectacular historical places in and around Kathmandu

The city of Kathmandu is a living example of Nepal’s art, culture, custom, history, and religion. The city’s abundance of historic buildings, sites, and monuments showcase Nepal’s wealth. The historical, religious, and cultural significance of each location varies. Kathmandu is home to seven of Nepal’s 10 UNESCO-listed world heritage sites.

In Kathmandu, there are endless things to do. Therefore, we visit various heritage sites in the capital city, including Boudhanath stupa, Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square, on this Nepal trip.

Tour Itinerary

A guided tour of the artistic, historical, and cultural landmarks in and around Kathmandu that have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site lists is included in a sightseeing tour there. Your tour guide will pick you up today for a city tour after breakfast. The Kathmandu Durbar Square serves as the starting point for a family trip to Nepal. 

This historical palace was built in the 16th century during the Malla era of Nepal's medieval era. The palace is a sizable complex with a palace, courtyards and temples. The building is exquisitely constructed with various stones, metal, and woodwork. We stroll around the palaces outside and then go to a museum inside.

 

We prepare to depart the Kathmandu valley today. Your guide will pick you up from the hotel after breakfast and bring you through the country to Pokhara. The car travels along a stretch of Nepal's countryside-filled Prithvi Highway.

Most of the time, as we go along the Trishuli River, we will be treated to stunning views of terraced fields, old-world villages, and verdant hills. We make a stop along the road at a rafting location on the way to Pokhara. After spending a few hours experiencing white water rapids, we continue our journey to Pokhara, Nepal's stunning tourist destination. We check into the hotel, get ready, and get ready for a leisurely exploration of Pokhara's lakeside neighborhood.

The lakeside city of Pokhara is a lovely location with its clear air, calm lake, and mountains. We'll head back to our hotel in the evening. You should spend the night at the hotel in Pokhara.

 

We travel to Nayapul today by a quick drive from Pokhara. It takes about 30 minutes to get there from Pokhara city. We exit our vehicle at Nayapul and begin walking down a track that takes us to Ghorepani. We first proceed to Birenthanti by walking along the Modi Khola.

Birenthanti is a sizable community with numerous residences, lodges, and teahouses. We proceed past the settlement and continue walking alongside the Bhurungdi river. The trail then ascends to Hile. We travel a short distance from Hile to Tikhedhunga. Spend the evening in a Tikhedhunga guesthouse.

 

After leaving Tadapani, we travel a trail that offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and flora. We descend to Ghandruk while soaking in the magnificent mountain views. Popular Gurung settlement in the area is Ghandruk. Its stunning setting and the kind residents are what make it famous. We tour a museum and several of Ghandruk's surrounding sites in the afternoon. We will have a wonderful dinner at a guesthouse in Ghandruk in the evening. Spend the evening at a guesthouse in Ghandruk.

 

We descend a track from Ghandruk until we reach the bank of Modi Khola. We move in the direction of Birenthanti from here. The trail is beautiful and simple. We proceed to Birenthanti and subsequently Naipaul by way of a beautiful trail lined with picturesque hamlets. We board a van in Nayapul that will deliver us to our Pokhara guesthouse.

We arrive at the Chitwan National Park after around six hours. We participate in a brief introductory program and see the local Tharu village. We stroll to the Rapti river in the evening to enjoy the sunset views. In the late evening, savor genuine Nepali cuisine and a genuine Tharu dance and culture event. Spend the evening in a hotel in the Chitwan National Park.

 

Today, you can take part in a forest walk, a safari in the jungle on a vehicle or an elephant, depending on your preference, and a boat ride along the Rapti river. We spend the entire day exploring the wildlife, taking jungle hikes, and observing birds. If you're lucky, you might come across a variety of creatures in the park's dense jungle. You may encounter deer, monkeys, peacocks, and crocodiles, among other creatures. We go to the elephant breeding facility if the time allows us to.  We spend the evening in a hotel in the Chitwan National Park.

 

We leave for the drive that will take us back to Kathmandu after breakfast. We will deliver you to your accommodation in Kathmandu as we arrive. Spend the evening in a hotel in Kathmandu.

 

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Navigating Nepal: Bheri River White-Water Rafting Guide

Nepal is a nation filled with adventurous locations and gorgeous mountains, rivers, and lakes. A rafting trip through Nepal’s numerous world-class rivers is a fun and exciting adventure. You can enjoy a day’s rafting or choose a trip that allows you to camp on the river and explore the surrounding culture and geography. Nepal is considered a paradise for river runners. There are several grades of whitewater rafting trips available to suit any interest or preference.

Among the best places to white water raft, Nepal has some of the world’s wildest and most spectacular rivers. Beautiful mountains, exhilarating white water rapids, warm water, and fascinating cultural experiences are what make Nepal one of the world’s top rafting destinations.

You can combine the Bheri River rafting trip with a wildlife safari tour in nearby National Parks or the nearby trekking locations for those interested in a long day’s expedition. Please get in touch with us here at Pokhara Info if you have any questions about rafting in Nepal. We will provide you with the best options and packages. 

About Bheri

Bheri River, rising high in the Himalayas in Nepal, is one of the most popular rivers for fishing, as well as one of the easiest rivers to go water-adventuring on. Being situated in the far western part of the country, this river holds many mysteries that should be explored. As part of the Lower Karnali River system in the far western region of Nepal, the Bheri River flows into the Dolpo region through Surkhet Valley.  

In spite of its deep ripples, mellow rapids, and fast flow, it is an excellent river for rafting. It boasts a breathtaking landscape, magnificent blue waters, and beautiful villages. There are many other benefits of rafting in Bheri, including excellent fishing, unspoiled villages, ever-smiling locals, blue water, white sand beaches, and pleasant campsites.

Tour Overview

The breathtaking view of hills and mountains, along with the abundance of flora and fauna, adds to the beauty of the rippling waters of the Bheri River. The river rafting journey starts in Sami Ghats and ends in Jammu. As we complete our rafting journey, we can explore the Royal Bardiya National Park to get a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience. We can explore and trek through the park to enjoy the natural beauty.

This trip can take between 5-7 days, depending on what you are looking for, and it will prove to be a major river journey that has to be considered not only one of the best in the world but also one of the best in the world. Our journey takes us through some of Nepal’s remotest areas, giving you a chance to experience the wilderness.

You will marvel at the most beautiful historical and cultural sites throughout the valley. You will be amazed at the diversity of cultures and traditions prevalent there. Take in as much culture as you can on this day.

We will leave Kathmandu early in the morning for Nepalgunj. After arriving at Nepalgunj, we will take a short drive to Samjhi Ghat. Once there, we will stay in a deluxe resort.

Starting from Samjhi Ghat, the rafting journey begins. After about 20 minutes of rafting, we will come across our first rapid, which is one of many that we will encounter. The Bheri River is relatively unexplored because of its remoteness.  

During the first rafting section, you will experience exciting rapids. Once we finish lunch at the bank of Bheri, you will get to explore more, so take your time lazing around on the sandy beaches. As we raft, we will come across more and more of these beauties until we reach Kumalgaun, where we will spend the night.

 

Our trip will again begin by rafting to Jammu, which is perhaps the most exciting part of our entire journey; filled with narrow gorges and sheer cliffs and interspersed with open valleys where small villages are located. In this area, there are lots of beautiful beaches where we can camp for the night.

After rafting through the river, we reach the confluence of the Bheri and Karnali rivers after an hour of floating. This park is one of the most beautiful and diverse in Nepal. Upon entering the national park from the gorge section, we will enjoy the lush greenery and the variety of flora and fauna found in the beautiful Terai region.

Our journey will begin with Nepalgunj, where it all began, and we will explore its local culture before returning to Kathmandu, where we will relax. If you want, you can spend a few days in downtown Kathmandu looking around, shopping for souvenirs, and chilling in the Durbar Marg area. You will take pleasure in browsing cafe shops and shopping around the downtown area until you leave Kathmandu.

According to rafting experts, Bheri is easier to raft because its rapids aren’t as violent as those on other rafting rivers. Taking a rafting trip in Bheri will allow you to explore some of the remote areas of the region, have an opportunity to experience some unspoiled cultures, and enjoy beautiful views of Nepal’s natural scenery. It’s often possible to observe wild animals in their natural habitats while spending warm and cozy nights on the white sand beaches along the river. This rafting adventure is a good way to escape the polluted city for a week.

When you Plan for a Rafting Trip with us, the package includes the following:

  • Life jacket, helmet, self-bailing raft, and paddles, as well as all the necessary equipment
  • Transportation during the whole tour
  • Meals including Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Medical and First Aid kit
  • Experienced Raft guide and supporter 
  • Necessary permits, paperwork with taxes paid
  • Lodge, insurance, equipment, salary, and food for Porters and Guide
  • Safety Kayaker alongside the rafting boat

However, we do not cover the following:

  • Personal expenses, including beverages, snacks, bar bills, laundry, or souvenirs
  • Personal gear and clothing
  • Travel Insurance

Pokhara Info organizes several procedures for rafting along the Bheri River that are safe and interesting, as Pokhara Info’s main objective is to provide the highest level of safety and enjoyment for its clients, the matter of safety while rafting is also taken very seriously. However, it will surely be a fun experience and full of exploration around the remote regions of that part of Nepal to raft for 5 to 7 days at the Bheri River.

After you’ve enjoyed the thrilling and joyful experience, you can choose whether to visit other beautiful places in Nepal or head back home. No matter what you choose, we hope you have a fantastic time.

We can accommodate group tours for this trip; however, you may also opt for a private tour according to your liking. We can arrange private trips at any time of the year at any date of your choosing. Please let us know what your preferred travel dates are so that we can accommodate you.

Finally, When you are ready to start adventures in Nepal, it is time to begin thinking about what to pack. If you are ready to book but aren’t sure when is the best time to trek or what to stay in, Pokhara Info has got you covered. You can figure out these queries through our site. We can also be found on Facebook and Instagram, and other social media sites. Hope you have a good time in Nepal, and thank you for visiting!

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Whitewater Rafting: Navigating Thrills of Tamur River

A rafting trip through Nepal’s numerous world-class rivers is a fun and exciting adventure. You can enjoy a day’s rafting or choose a trip that allows you to camp on the river and explore the surrounding culture and geography. Nepal is considered a paradise for river runners, with rivers such as Seti, Trishuli, Tamur, Koshi, and more. There are several grades of whitewater rafting trips available to suit any interest or preference.

Among the best places to white water raft, Nepal has some of the world’s wildest and most spectacular rivers. Beautiful mountains, exhilarating white water rapids, warm water, and fascinating cultural experiences are what make Nepal one of the world’s top rafting destinations.

You can combine the Tamur River rafting trip with a wildlife safari tour in nearby National Parks for those interested in a long day’s expedition. Please get in touch with us here at Pokhara Info if you have any questions about rafting in Nepal. We will provide you with the best options and packages. 

About the River and Trip

With Pokhara Info, you can experience a wild rafting trip in Nepal’s faster rivers. This is probably the best way to enjoy both mountain rafting and trekking in Nepal, with spectacular scenery, incredible white water, and an unspoiled valley. 

There are five tributaries of the Tamur that drain the snow of the third highest peak in the world, Kanchenjunga. The Tamur is the sixth largest river in Nepal and has an air of power, but also of being constrained by its valley sides. In 1990, the Tamur was the first commercial run on the river, and there have been relatively few descents since then. It offers exceptional views of the Himalayan range, including Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Everest, and Mt. Makalu. This trip takes you on a 120 km descent through some of the most exciting rapids in the world, with most of them in the 3 to 4 range and some in the five range, making it one of the world’s best white water expeditions.

Overview

Starting in Kathmandu, we take an internal flight or drive to Biratnagar, located in the far southeast of the country. After that, we take a private bus to Basantapur, located in the Tehrathum region, where we camp overnight. On the day following the arrival at the base camp, we start our awe-inspiring trek to Dobhan through the Taplejung region in eastern Nepal. Our journey starts in Dobhan, from where we enjoy a relaxing day on a remote river beach or an optional trek to explore local villages. The Tamur is best explored between October and November and from February to May. In addition, you have the option of returning by private bus or internal flight to Kathmandu.

Tamur River Rafting Itinerary:

The trip is long and includes amazing trekking trails, with rafting as the primary priority.

We will start our trek into the heart of eastern Nepal by trekking for four days via Gupha Pokhari, stopping for lunch and rest while enjoying the views and culture of the local villages on the way. Trek from Milke Danda via Gupha Pokhari to Dovan to begin our rafting trip, where we are surrounded by stunning mountain views, including Mount Everest, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga. Porters will carry most of our gear, including kayaks and rafts. Camp is made.

We start our white water adventure at Dovan. Your expedition leader and raft guide will give you a detailed safety briefing, and then for the remainder of the day (outside of the lunch break), you're in a turquoise blue class 4 white water paradise.

 

There is no better day to experience Himalayan water than this one. It is large and continuous. We enter the Jungle Corridor, which is a narrow, jungle-clad canyon. Team building techniques are put into action, and when the guide calls out, "all forward," he really means it. Enjoy the rides all day and camp at the amazing God-house.

 

We will see more of the same, including the notorious GOD'S house rapid, then spend some relaxing time at the Seti Dovan.

 

There's still more action ahead! Don't give up! You are experiencing the best of western adventures on yet another day of a great adventure with breathtaking scenery and camping in Jamuna Village.

 

As this is a very remote area for white water rafting, the starting and ending points are not mentioned since we will be passing through villages and observing wildlife that is unique to this area the whole day.

 

As it is a remote area for white water rafting, no specific places are mentioned. We have managed the day as a rest day to enjoy the beach life or to trek to the local villages, where you will always find people who are so welcoming and enthusiastic.

 

From Rai Ghat to Bander Ghat, rafting takes approximately 6 hours. However, the experience does not end there. After Sap Su Khola, there is a rapid with the greatest drop, and the rapid is filled with 'holes,' 'eddies,' and churning 'stopper waves' that demand teamwork and hard paddling.

 

Our rafting excursion for the day runs from Bander Ghat to Bonjur Ghat for approximately 6 hours. We take to the rapids again, active all morning and eager for the lunch break. After emerging from the Mardheku gorge, the river is less agitated after being enclosed between steep cliffs and gorges.

The 16th day of the tour takes us from Bonjur Ghat to Barachhatra. The rafting is approximately six hours in water mixed with fun-filled rapids along with calm water floating.

 

The final day of the rafting takes us to Chatara, where we conclude the tiring yet thrilling couple of weeks. Afterward, we travel to Biratnagar in order to fly back to Kathmandu.

 

Pokhara Info organizes several procedures for rafting along the Tamur River that is safe and interesting. Pokhara Info’s main objective is to provide the highest level of safety and enjoyment for its clients. The matter of safety while rafting is also taken very seriously. However, it will surely be a fun experience and full of exploration around the remote regions of that part of Nepal to raft for 17 days at the Tamur River.

After you’ve enjoyed the thrilling and joyful experience, you can choose whether to visit other beautiful places in Nepal or head back home. No matter what you choose, we hope you have a fantastic time.

We can accommodate group tours for this trip; however, you may also opt for a private tour according to your liking. We can arrange private trips at any time of the year at any date of your choosing. Please let us know what your preferred travel dates are so that we can accommodate you.

Finally, When you are ready to start adventures in Nepal, it is time to begin thinking about what to pack. If you are ready to book but aren’t sure when is the best time to trek or what to stay in, Pokhara Info has got you covered. You can figure out these queries through our site. We can also be found on Facebook and Instagram, and other social media sites. Hope you have a good time in Nepal, and thank you for visiting!

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Adrenaline Unleashed: Marshyangdi River Rafting Expedition

Nepal is a nation filled with adventurous locations and gorgeous mountains, rivers, and lakes. A rafting trip through Nepal’s numerous world-class rivers is a fun and exciting adventure. You can enjoy a day’s rafting or choose a trip that allows you to camp on the river and explore the surrounding culture and geography. Nepal is considered a paradise for river runners. Several grades of whitewater rafting trips are available to suit any interest or preference.

Among the best places to white water raft, Nepal has some of the world’s wildest and most spectacular rivers. Beautiful mountains, exhilarating white water rapids, warm water, and fascinating cultural experiences are what make Nepal one of the world’s top rafting destinations.

You can combine the Marshyangdi River rafting trip with a wildlife safari tour in nearby National Parks or the nearby trekking locations for those interested in a long day’s expedition. Please get in touch with us here at Pokhara Info if you have any questions about rafting in Nepal. We will provide you with the best options and packages. 

About Marshyangdi                                           

According to regional surveys, the Marshyangdi River is one of the most enraged rivers in Nepal and one of the biggest whitewater rivers in the world. This is one of the world’s best grade 4 rafting rivers with continuous, invigorating whitewater and breathtaking mountain vistas. The landscape is majestic, with every curve of the river revealing panoramic views of some of the world’s tallest mountains.

On this voyage, you will experience a vigorous escapade on one light hiking day and five intensive days of rafting. Newly opened to commercial rafting (many rapids are yet to be named), the Marshyangdi is one of the most precipitous rivers in Nepal, with a much more abundant quantity of rapids. The Annapurna region’s raging river, which winds its way off the north side of the Annapurna range, is sheer, professional, and one not to be underestimated! This remarkable whitewater adventure has some of the most thrilling rapids in the world and breathtaking views of virgin terrain. With multiple days of challenging, exciting, and never-ending crystal clear rapids, it is no wonder that this trip has been one of the most successful.

Overview of the Trip

Getting to Nagdi or Bhulbhule, the put-in spots for Marshyandi River Rafting is about a 5- or 6-hour drive west of Kathmandu by our private van. The ride from Nagdi will take around 2 hours with porters carrying all the rafting gear, etc. Riding from Pokhara can also be arranged. The 35 km of river activity takes two days to reach Bimal Nagar’s endpoint.

The Marshyangdi River is an excellent option for those desiring a more intense rafting experience and is more suitable for those who have had previous rafting experience. The half-day hike adds to the uniqueness of this tour. The Marshyandi River is an impressive combination of scenery and adventure. Rafting/kayaking on the Marshyandi River is regarded as a top whitewater adventure.

Marsyangdi Rafting Itinerary

Take advantage of your time to explore some of the city's greatest cultural and historical heritages. Enjoy your time to the fullest and prepare for your rafting by buying some of the essential equipment. Upon reaching Khudi, the equipment is cast, and we embark on a short hike. We then head to Bhulbhule, where a camp is set up that affords magnificent views of the Himalayas. We then stay the night in Bhulbhule.

On this day, you will begin by trekking to the put-in point, Ngadi. The sights and sounds on this hike are impressive. After an energizing lunch, the action will get underway. Marsyangdi is full of fun and spills, anyone who has paddled it will tell you. Several rapids kick off the expedition as soon as it starts. Rapids, Instant Karma, Twinkie, Adrenaline, etc., are indescribable thrills. The river will punish you with a whack down if any mistake is made. At Khudi, we set up our campsite on the river bank. We stay in Khudi overnight.

Each day the river gets bigger, so the ride is more jarring, and more maneuvering must be done. The area is surrounded by a jungle dense with greenery, and the boat lurches through gorges. After five hours of fun, getting off the rapids and ravines is followed by a stop for lunch at a sandy shore. Thereafter, rafters continue their adventures in the marshyangdi waters and camp before the middle marshyangdi hydro dam on one of the many artistic and plentiful sandy beaches of Middle Marshyangdi.

Firstly, we are moving to Paundi, which is behind the Dam. As a result of the dam being in the way, we end up with a crack in the river, and all supplies are transported to a different point. A pleasant excursion ends at Turture, although those wishing to continue further down have the option of an arbitrary fifth day.

The next put-in spot is at Paundi, from were another three hours of rafting begins against Class III rapids. This thrilling trip ends at Paundi. Turture to Bimalnagar is a delightful picturesque float without rapids today. The day brings an end to our rafting expedition.

It's time to say goodbye to Nepal. Enjoy your last moments of the trip in Kathmandu, whether it is breakfast in a café, a stroll through the city, or a shopping souvenir of Nepal.  

Which are the most suitable months for rafting in Nepal?

The best time to go rafting is between September and early December and between March and early June. Whitewater rafting is most popular in October. With proper precaution, the Trishuli, Seti, and a few other rivers are good for rafting, even in monsoon season.

When was rafting started in Nepal?

About 100 Nepalese were trained in 1976 to become rafting agents, and some of them started their own firms. In 1989, the Government recognized the Nepal Association of Rafting Agents. 

Finally, When you are ready to start adventures in Nepal, it is time to begin thinking about what to pack. If you are ready to book but aren’t sure when is the best time to trek or what to stay in, Pokhara Info has got you covered. You can figure out these queries through our site. We can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites. I hope you have a good time in Nepal, and thank you for visiting!

                              

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SunKoshi Rivers Rafting Extravaganza

A rafting trip through Nepal’s numerous world-class rivers is a fun and exciting adventure. You can enjoy a day’s rafting or choose a trip that allows you to camp on the River and explore the surrounding culture and geography. Nepal is considered a paradise for river runners thanks to rivers like Sunkoshi, Seti, and Karnali. Several grades of whitewater rafting trips are available to suit any interest or preference.

Among the best places to white water raft, Nepal has some of the world’s wildest and most spectacular rivers. Beautiful mountains, exhilarating white water rapids, warm water, and fascinating cultural experiences are what make Nepal one of the world’s top rafting destinations.

You can combine a SunKoshi and Karnali rafting trip with a wildlife safari tour in nearby National Parks for those interested in a long day’s expedition. If you have any inquiries about rafting in Nepal, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will provide you with the best options and packages.

Overview

Rafting on the Sunkoshi River will be very exciting indeed, as we can view the fascinating scenery as the water passes through the beautiful gorges. The River is referred to as the “river of gold” for a reason. Through the Mahabharata Range Mountains, the River flows from the Himalayas to eastwards in Nepal through the great valley. The River fulfills the significant demand for water in many parts of eastern Nepal through its tributaries.

Sunkoshi River rafting is one of the most benign activities in the world. With each increase in distance, the rafting becomes bigger and bigger. Our rafts will take us further down the Sunkoshi River, which becomes bigger after it confluences with numerous tributaries. Getting to the Sunkoshi River will be both interesting and tiring since we have to trek through remote regions and stay at tented camps for several nights, but you can expect the interesting parts to be visible while hiking and enjoy them to the fullest.

Rafting Tour

Pokhara Info organizes several procedures for rafting along the Sunkoshi River that is safe and interesting. Because Pokhara Info’s main objective is to provide the highest level of safety and enjoyment for its clients, the matter of safety while you must also take rafting very seriously, it will be fun and full of exploration around the remote regions of that part of Nepal to raft for nine days at the Sunkoshi River.

On our way to the Ratemate, we will take the river raft to cross three rapids and then spend the night at a campsite near Dolalghat. The rafting towards the Ratemate will be exciting, crossing three rapids.

We may enjoy the stunning scenery while overcoming the hardships of the rushing River as we raft from Ratemate to Harkapur. At Harkapur, we will spend the night in a tent camp after rafting for perhaps 4 to 5 hours.

Our two-day rafting trip begins from Harkapur. We will raft for four hours following the flow of the River and then sleep at the tented camp the next night. We will enjoy the evening at the tent camp along with a bonfire if you wish for a relaxing evening.

Following the previous day, we will continue our rafting through the fast-flowing River for another four hours until we reach Rasuaghat. We will spend our night in a tented camp.

We will raft from Rasuaghat, following the flow of the River and challenging any obstacles that we encounter. Rafting is thrilling, challenging, and river-based. There will be about four rapids on our rafting expedition. On the sand along the Sunkoshi River, we'll set up camp in a tent for the night.

After breakfast, we will resume our rafting trip on the second morning. During the rafting trip, we will challenge the river flow to reach the destination of today. We will raft through the big dipper and will rest at the tented camp at the sand beach of the River for the night.

The rafting trip to the Chatara will take only about two hours today, and you will spend the rest of the time visiting and exploring the region. We will spend our night sleeping at the Chatara after spending the day rafting and exploring the surrounding areas during the leisure time we have.

Our journey back to Kathmandu will begin in Chatara. We will drive several hours on the main trail and see the roadside settlements of the local people along the way. After roughly nine days of rafting down the Sunkoshi River, you can enjoy a night in Kathmandu with your friends.

After you’ve enjoyed the thrilling and joyful cycling experience, you can choose whether to visit other beautiful places in Nepal or head back home. No matter what you choose, we hope you have a fantastic time.

We can accommodate group tours for this trip; however, you may also opt for a private tour according to your liking. We can arrange private trips at any time of the year at any date of your choosing. Please let us know what your preferred travel dates are so that we can accommodate you.

FAQs

Which are the most suitable months for rafting in Nepal?

The best time to go rafting is between September and early December and between March and early June. Whitewater rafting is most popular in October. With proper precaution, the Sunkoshi River is good for rafting even in monsoon season.

When was rafting started in Nepal?

About 100 Nepalese were trained in 1976 to become rafting agents, and some of them started their own firms. In 1989, the Government recognized the Nepal Association of Rafting Agents. 

Where can I get the local currency for personal expenditure during the trip?

The banks and money exchanges are the two best places to exchange foreign currencies. Money exchanges also offer a legitimate service, and you can exchange cash at your hotel if it is small amounts. Kathmandu offers money exchange facilities. Money changers are located primarily in Thamel. Prices are often displayed on boards in the front of the stores. The Nepali Rupee is the official currency of Nepal.

Furthermore, When you are ready to start your Nepal trekking adventure, it is time to begin thinking about what to pack. If you are ready to book but aren’t sure when is the best time to trek or what to stay in, Pokhara Info has got you covered. You can figure out these queries through our site. We can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites. Hope you have a good time in Nepal and thank you for visiting!

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Adventures on Tamakoshi: A Rafting Odyssey

Nepal is a nation filled with adventurous locations and gorgeous mountains, rivers, and lakes. A rafting trip through Nepal’s numerous world-class rivers is a fun and exciting adventure. You can enjoy a day’s rafting or choose a trip that allows you to camp on the river and explore the surrounding culture and geography. Nepal is considered a paradise for river runners. Several grades of whitewater rafting trips are available to suit any interest or preference.

Among the best places to white water raft, Nepal has some of the world’s wildest and most spectacular rivers. Beautiful mountains, exhilarating white water rapids, warm water, and fascinating cultural experiences are what make Nepal one of the world’s top rafting destinations.

You can combine the Tamakoshi River rafting trip with a wildlife safari tour in nearby National Parks or the nearby trekking locations for those interested in a long day’s expedition. Please get in touch with us here at Pokhara Info if you have any questions about rafting in Nepal. We will provide you with the best options and packages. 

About Tamakoshi

In the vicinity of 7181m, the glaciers of Mount Gaurishankar feed the Tse Rolpa Lake, from which the Tamakoshi River originates. The Tama Koshi River is a perennial river fed by snow and glaciers and is a tributary to the Sun Koshi River, which is, in turn, a tributary to the Koshi River. As far as thrilling adventure goes, Tamakoshi River Rafting takes the biscuit. The Tamakoshi rafting is an extremely difficult rafting trip more suitable for experienced rafters.

Kayaking and rafting in the Tamakoshi start from a bridge along the road to Jiri called Busti. The upper reaches of the Tamakoshi River are in the Tibetan Himalayas. There are various major tributaries of the river, such as Astonishing Rolwaling, Jugu, Gumu, Singati, Tineku, Charang, Gopi, Andheri, Khare, Jhyaku, Dholti, Maren, Milti, Khimti. The Tamakoshi River (Copper River) holds a volume almost double that of Bhote Koshi, which makes it an extremely challenging river to raft on. It is generally considered rafting only for those who have a good understanding of the technicalities of sturdy water.

This river is considered dangerous as it is far from the main trekking routes and away from the main trekking routes, but it is still a challenging whitewater challenge. Rafting and kayaking are both popular activities on this river. There might only be a few numbers of people who enjoy rafting on this river. This is a high-risk rafting spot and is not recommended for beginners. However, if you are an experienced rafter, you can test your skills here.

Tamakhosi Rafting Itinerary

Kathmandu and Dolakha Districts are two districts that are separated by 70km of aerial distance and 148.8 km of highway distance. You can easily take taxis or take public transport to get to Dolakha while enjoying the scenic beauty of the route.

You will be able to see perfect mountain panoramas from the Rolwaling and Khumbu areas when we reach the put-in. This is an incredible drive through villages, and if the weather cooperates, you will be able to see Ganesh Himal, Langtang, etc. The rafting equipment will be ready for you in a matter of minutes. Ask questions and enlarge your horizons. And let the thrill begin.

The second day starts with a quick breakfast and packs up (about 9-10 a.m.), and you run your grade 4-5 rapid again. You will have a second chance to show how well you can handle that class 4-5 rapid. You get to enjoy most of the rafting of the trip on the second day. Lunch is served on the river, and we continue down the river until the take-out point at Dolalghat Bazaar, around 3 to 4 p.m.

After the exciting trip, we can either take the bus or fly back to Kathmandu. You can also choose from many other adventures in Nepal, like bungee jumping, peak climbing, and much more. We wish you the best as you conclude your journey to Nepal. Relish your final moments in Kathmandu, whether they're breakfast in a cafe, strolling around, or shopping for mementos.

Pokhara Info organizes several procedures for rafting along the TamaKoshi River that is safe and interesting. As Pokhara Info’s main objective is to provide the highest level of safety and enjoyment for its clients, the matter of safety while rafting is also taken very seriously. However, it will surely be a fun experience and full of exploration around the remote regions of that part of Nepal to raft for 5 to 7 days at the Tama Koshi River.

After you’ve enjoyed the thrilling and joyful cycling experience, you can choose whether to visit other beautiful places in Nepal or head back home. No matter what you choose, we hope you have a fantastic time.

We can accommodate group tours for this trip; however, you may also opt for a private tour according to your liking. We can arrange private trips at any time of the year at any date of your choosing. Please let us know what your preferred travel dates are so that we can accommodate you.

Which are the most suitable months for rafting in Nepal?

The best time to go rafting is between September and early December and between March and early June. Whitewater rafting is most popular in October. With proper precaution, the Trishuli, Seti, and a few other rivers are good for rafting even in monsoon season.

When was rafting started in Nepal?

About 100 Nepalese were trained in 1976 to become rafting agents, and some of them started their own firms. In 1989, the Government recognized the Nepal Association of Rafting Agents. 

Where can I get the local currency for personal expenditure during the trip?

The banks and money exchanges are the two best places to exchange foreign currencies. Money exchanges also offer a legitimate service, and you can exchange cash at your hotel if it is small amounts. Kathmandu offers money exchange facilities. Money changers are located primarily in Thamel. Prices are often displayed on boards in the front of the stores. The Nepali Rupee is the official currency of Nepal.

Finally, When you are ready to start adventures in Nepal, it is time to begin thinking about what to pack. If you are ready to book but aren’t sure when is the best time to trek or what to stay in, Pokhara Info has got you covered. You can figure out these queries through our site. We can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites. Hope you have a good time in Nepal and thank you for visiting!

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Double Delight: Rafting Tour in Trishuli and Kali Gandaki Rivers

A rafting trip through Nepal’s numerous world-class rivers is a fun and exciting adventure. You can enjoy a day’s rafting or choose a trip that allows you to camp on the river and explore the surrounding culture and geography. Nepal is considered a paradise for river runners. Several grades of whitewater rafting trips are available to suit any interest or preference.

Among the best places to white water raft, Nepal has some of the world’s wildest and most spectacular rivers. Beautiful mountains, exhilarating white water rapids, warm water, and fascinating cultural experiences are what make Nepal one of the world’s top rafting destinations.

You can combine a Sun Koshi and Karnali rafting trip with a wildlife safari tour in nearby National Parks for those interested in a long day’s expedition. Please get in touch with us here at Pokhara Info if you have any questions about rafting in Nepal. We will provide you with the best options and packages.

Trishuli Rafting

Visitors to Nepal often want to go rafting because of the rivers that originate from the high mountains and flow with the great currents. These rivers are some of the best rafting rivers in the world. Located just three hours away from Kathmandu, the Trishuli River is one of Nepal’s most popular places to raft. Its scenic beauty and the best rafting experience make Trishuli rafting one of Nepal’s most popular rafting rivers.

It will be fun and equally thrilling to raft on the Trishuli River with the views of the gorgeous forest, gorgeous surroundings, wildlife, and the white water. The huge waves and the striking waters of the river will be an unforgettable experience for you and your friends. During the monsoon season, the water flow will be fast at the river, so the rafting experience at the river will vary from season to season. The flow of the water at the river will directly relate to the season and rainfall.

Overview of the Trishuli Rafting

On the Trishuli River overnight rafting trip, we will set up our camps at the banks of the river. Riding rafts on different rivers in Nepal will be quite a fun experience. We will raft the Trishuli River for several hours, and then we will travel back to Kathmandu on the main road to Kathmandu, or we can make our way towards Chitwan, viewing the picturesque surroundings. However, it is totally up to you whether you wish to travel back to Kathmandu or head on to enjoy the Kaligandaki rafting via Pokhara subsequently or even visit Chitwan, as mentioned earlier.

On the next day, we will struggle with the challenging water flow on the Trishuli River. After an hour of rafting, we will reach Mugling. Once we've had our fill of rafting, we will return to Kathmandu, depending on the package you choose, on the same trail for several hours. 

Kali Gandaki Rafting

Due to the fast-moving water and the magnificent scenery, rafting on the Kali Gandaki River is one of Nepal’s most exciting rafting experiences. In this context, rafting on the Kaligandaki River is also exciting from the point of view of sightseeing because we will be able to see the magnificent Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna. You can reach this after a drive of about 3 hours from Pokhara.

As we trek along the beautiful river at Kaligandaki, we’ll be able to view the high mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Himalchuli, etc. As we trek to the Kali Gandaki River, we will pass through remote regions, changing the trek to an extended or short trek. In addition to passing through deep gorges, this beautiful river will also pass through glorious waterfalls, jungles, and the traditional and cultural villages and localities of Magar and Chhetri. Rafting on the Kaligandaki River is a bit risky, though. Rafters thus have to carry several things to ensure their safety, but Pokhara Info is always vigilant for their safety.

Overview of the Kali Gandaki Rating Tour

Rafting on the Kaligandaki River will be an exciting experience right from the beginning as we enter the fast-flowing waves of the river. There are several grades of rafting on the Kaligandaki River. A grade of III or IV is generally given to the rafting on the Kaligandaki River because there are lots of black stones on the river. We can spend several days exploring the Kali Gandaki River to learn more about the region.

All in all, Pokhara Info’s crew members will make rafting on the Kali Gandaki River an adventure as well as safe.

In the morning, we will have breakfast at the tented camp before beginning our rafting trip to the Modi Khola. While rafting on the fast-flowing river, we will enjoy the magnificent views of Annapurna Peak (8091m) and Himalchuli Peak (7893m). Having rafted all day on the river, we will retire to a tented camp at Purti Ghat for the night.

The final day of rafting at the Kaligandaki River will be from Purti Ghat. After breakfast and rafting the river for several hours, we will walk through the villages of the areas settled by different groups of people following their own culture and traditions before returning to Pokhara. We conclude the trip as we return back to Pokhara, where we will spend the night. 

Pokhara Info organizes several procedures for rafting along the Trishuli and Kali Gandaki River that are safe and interesting as Pokhara Info’s main objective is to provide the highest level of safety and enjoyment for its clients. The matter of safety while rafting is also taken very seriously. However, it will surely be a fun experience and full of exploration around the remote regions of that part of Nepal to raft for two days at the Trishuli River and three days at Kali Gandaki.

After you’ve enjoyed the thrilling and joyful cycling experience, you can choose whether to visit other beautiful places in Nepal or head back home. No matter what you choose, we hope you have a fantastic time.

We can accommodate group tours for this trip; however, you may also opt for a private tour according to your liking. We can arrange private trips at any time of the year at any date of your choosing. Please let us know what your preferred travel dates are so that we can accommodate you.

Finally, When you are ready to start adventures in Nepal, it is time to begin thinking about what to pack. If you are ready to book but aren’t sure when is the best time to trek or what to stay in, Pokhara Info has got you covered. You can figure out these queries through our site. We can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites. I hope you have a good time in Nepal, and thank you for visiting!

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The Nagarkot Dhulikhel Cycling Tour in Nepal

It’s no wonder Nepal is a top traveling destination for tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers alike. The incredible beauty of Nepal provides travelers with heavenly experiences without having to visit heaven itself. However, suppose you’re planning to travel to Nepal soon or are originally from the country. In that case, you may be surprised to know all the places you can go to experience the best out-of-doors experiences in the South-Asian region. Furthermore, activities such as paragliding, ultralight flight, cycling tour, and sightseeing add to the country’s beauty.  

About

If you want to enjoy Nepal’s hills and mountains, one of the best things to do is to organize a cycling trip with friends or family. Nagarkot Dhulikhel Cycling Tour is a trip into the countryside of Nepal’s city-periphery. It showcases the beauty of Nepal’s rural areas, which are embellished with natural beauty.

During your Tour to Dhulikhel, when you navigate the lush tracks stretching across the city circumference and venture into the mostly-pastoral routes, you will be charmed by the tranquility of village life and the lush surroundings. As a consequence, it is difficult to feel rejuvenated while surrounded by the noise and traffic of the city. But a cycling trip into the tame wilderness outside the city is the ideal way to refresh and relax. Discover the famous destinations of Nepal that can be reached quite easily from the capital. Experience the natural beauty of the woodlands and mountainous terrains outside the city. Refresh your senses amid the fresh air of Nepal’s hilly regions.

Overview

Nagarkot, one of Nepal’s most popular hiking destinations near Kathmandu, is a major highlight of the Nagarkot Dhulikhel Cycling Tour. Nagarkot has become one of Nepal’s most popular hiking destinations as a former royal retreat for the country’s royal family. While riding through the tracks at Nagarkot, you will have the opportunity to see the Himalayas off in the distance. It is an absolutely beautiful destination, blessed with an undisturbed natural landscape and a Himalayan tapestry as its natural art. Moreover, the view from Nagarkot’s view tower is known for its breathtaking views of sunrise and sunset amidst the mountain peaks. Besides the natural beauty, you’ll be riding along the captivating shadows of the Himalayas.

Similarly, Dhulikhel is another feature of the Tour. By bike, you will witness an absolutely stunning Himalayan panorama as you ride to the edge of Dhulikhel hill. As you pedal your way along the verdant landscape, you will catch glimpses of prominent mountain peaks, including the Langtang Lirung, the Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, and Melungtse. Cycling along the temple-lined streets of Dhulikhel’s village will also give you a taste of Dhulikhel’s Newari ambiance. Thus, the Nagarkot Dhulikhel Cycling Tour blends together the natural beauty of the hill enclaves of Nepal and the cultural and religious treasures that this country has to offer. In addition, it’s a wonderful way to enjoy the view of the distant mountains from a very intimate setting.

Nagarkot Dhulikhel Cycling Tour Itinerary

Pokhara Info organizes several events for cycling along the Dhulikhel-Nagarkot area that is thrilling and interesting. 

As Pokhara Info’s main objective is to provide the highest level of safety and enjoyment for its clients, we take the matter of safety while cycling very seriously. However, it will surely be a fun experience and full of exploration around the countryside of that part of Nepal, cycling for 2 to 4 days at Dhulikhel.

As we travel from Nagarkot to Namobuddha, you will have the opportunity to cycle through stunning natural scenery and quaint villages. It is a great adventure that allows you to get a sense of the country's rural atmosphere and ethnic culture. The trail from Nagarkot cuts through remote villages with a small number of ups and downs. Tropical vegetation and hilly woodlands adorn the pathway, offering an enjoyable journey. The trail also offers views of the Himalayas.

Our route will also take us through Nala, Banepa, and Dhulikhel. We will have lunch in Dhulikhel and then proceed towards Namobuddha, an important Buddhist pilgrimage site. It is known for its legend about a spoiled prince who sacrificed himself to a tiger and her cubs, who hailed him as the New Buddha and adorned the site with his name. From Dhulikhel, the trail ascends uphill through lush forests. We will spend the night at a hotel in Dhulikhel.

 

Our journey takes us on mostly flat, paved roads to Balthali. This is a traditional village boasting ancient sculptures, buildings, and innumerable temples. The verdant farms and lush green environments that decorate our journey provide a pleasant experience. Furthermore, Balthali is situated behind the forests of Panauti, a fact that lends it a sense of ethereal natural beauty and makes it a popular, naturally, and culturally opulent destination that one can easily reach from Kathmandu.

Upon arriving in the village, you will find that it is a charming farmstead surrounded by green rice terraces, green hills, and faint shadows of the Himalayan peaks to the north. We will have lunch here and then head back before riding to Khopasi. After that, we will travel by private vehicle to Kathmandu. 

 

When you choose the Pokhara info cycling package for the Dhulikhel Nagarkot cycling tour, the package includes:

After you’ve enjoyed the thrilling and joyful cycling experience, you can choose whether to visit other beautiful places in Nepal or head back home. No matter what you choose, we hope you have a fantastic time.

We can accommodate group tours for this trip; however, you may also opt for a private tour according to your liking. We can arrange private trips at any time of the year at any date of your choosing. Please let us know what your preferred travel dates are so that we can accommodate you.

Finally, When you are ready to start adventures in Nepal, it is time to begin thinking about what to pack. If you are ready to book but aren’t sure when is the best time to trek or where to stay in, Pokhara Info has got you covered. You can figure out these queries through our site. We can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites. Hope you have a good time in Nepal, and thank you for visiting!

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Botanical Wonderland: Exploring Godawari Botanical Garden

Godawari Botanical Garden is a great place for a day trip with nature in Kathmandu. Despite being close to the heavily populated city of Kathmandu. It is often overlooked when we think of places to visit in Kathmandu, even though it is so close to the town.

The drive to the garden from Kathmandu only takes an hour and a half, making it an excellent day trip; however, there are resorts in the area, making it a convenient weekend or overnight trip.

Even in the winter, Nepal’s botanical garden was a peaceful and relaxing escape from the city! After seeing Nepal’s central zoo, my expectations for Nepal’s botanical garden weren’t too high. However, the garden was much better than what I expected.

Overview

Godawari is one of Kathmandu’s most popular and well-known sites due to its mix of stunning scenery and plant-life. Godawari’s botanical park and Godawari temple are both well-known (Kunda and navadhara). Mount Phulchowki, the tallest mountain in the Kathmandu Valley, is located in Godawari.

Despite being a popular attraction for many people, the botanical gardens are somewhat out of the way for people visiting Nepal on a short trip. Though there are mesmerizing trekking destinations throughout Nepal, the botanical garden can be a good break despite its small scale.

Furthermore, there’s nothing like a walk through a park to get a breath of fresh air without having to drive for hours or walk for long periods of time. 

The facility is well known for a wide variety of activities, including plant conservation, education, research, displays, and recreation. There are 82 hectares with varying topography, of which 40 hectares have been converted into various garden units. Schima-Castanospsis and Alnus dominate the area’s natural evergreen forest.

Getting to the Botanical Garden

As of 2022, a large section of the road is under construction due to widening, so the ride is bumpy. Getting to Godawari is best by private vehicle or hired car. It may be uncomfortable to take a bus, especially since local buses don’t always have shock absorbers to manage the road work.

In addition, it’s extremely dusty, so I wouldn’t recommend taking the buses with their windows open. Also, I wouldn’t recommend taking a motorbike.

Godawari is about 1.5 hours away from Kathmandu’s central business district, though it will be much quicker once the road is widened and black-topped. I’m told this should be completed in a year, which normally means a year and a half in Nepal.

Best time to visit the Garden

Godawari Botanical Garden is open all year round, but it’s best to visit in the spring since it’s a botanical garden. In spring, most plants will be in full bloom, making the visit much more worthwhile. You will also have wonderful weather since it won’t be too cold like during winter or too wet like during summer. In Nepal, spring is from late February to early April.

The Godawari Botanical Garden is usually open from 9 am to 5 pm, except during special events. Unless there’s a special occasion, the garden remains open throughout the week and on weekends. Additionally, the entry price varies depending on whether you are from Nepal, South Asia, or any other country.

However, the entry price depends on your age and nation. This can range from 20 rupees (around 20 cents) to 500 rupees (about $5). Parking costs between Rs 25 and Rs 100, so the entry is not too expensive considering the experience you’ll have.

About the Botanical Garden

The Godawari Botanical Garden (officially known as the National Botanical Garden) is the only botanical garden in Kathmandu. It was established by King Mahendra in 1962 AD. The garden’s design was developed by two British botanists, G.A.C Herklots and Tony Schilling.

Also, working with the Royal Botanical Gardens in the UK, Tony Schillings brought back plants from all over the Himalayas for them to be planted and studied there.

Over 200 acres of the garden are dedicated to cultural, educational, and research purposes. The gardens are not just beautiful to see but contain various plants and has great botanical significance. The National Botanical Garden is located in the Lalitpur district in Godawari. It has 66 distinct species of fem and more than 500 species of different plants.

Examples of plant species include cacti, ferns, succulents, gymnosperms, decorative and medicinal plants. The Park is home to six varieties of plants that are exclusive to Phulchowki, in addition to exotic flora like Khareto and Chaitya flowers, which are only found in Nepal and nowhere else in the world.

They also have educational centers where local students come to learn about the indigenous plants of Nepal. The Godawari River runs through the garden, giving it its name.

The southern part of Lalitpur is most famous for its Botanical Garden, where you can see numerous types of plants and trees and various birds. It is also a popular hiking destination because of its many wildlife species and large space area.

To Enjoy:

You can see various birds flying around in the botanical garden, and the plants and trees are also beautiful. Among the thematic gardens are arboretums, biodiversity education gardens, conservation and education gardens, coronation ponds, ethnobotanical gardens, etc.

In addition, they have fern gardens, lilies gardens, physic gardens, rock gardens, taxonomic gardens, rose gardens, sand gardens, terrace gardens, tropical gardens, Japanese-style gardens, and VVIP plantation gardens. A total of 1026 plant species can be found in this botanical garden, including angiosperms, gymnosperms, ferns, and others.

Approximately 70 thousand students are among the 400 thousand visitors this botanical garden attracts yearly. As mentioned earlier, students come here on their educational tours. Plant scientists come here to observe living plants. Families and people come here for peace and relaxation to spend their holidays.

Naturalists come here to observe birds and enjoy the greenery, and all kinds of shooting crews come here to shoot videos and films.

Traveling Tips for Visiting the Godawari Botanical Garden

  • As the garden is quite large, walking around and enjoying it takes at least three hours. Be sure to take in all the different experiences available during the trip.
  • It is common for people to enjoy a picnic in the garden or eat a light snack there. I recommend bringing your lunch instead of eating at nearby food stands. However, you can get your lunch from a local restaurant as well.
  • In the summer, I recommend bringing a book and a sitting blanket to read outside on the grass with a view of the garden. You can enjoy a whole day in the sun by finding a nice place to sit.
  • Most Nepalese have only one day off each week, which is Saturday. The place is popular with locals on weekends, so pick a weekday to avoid crowds.

Finally, the botanical garden of Godawari is a great outlet for locals and foreigners looking to unwind from the stressful and busy life in Kathmandu. If you know what to do in Nepal as a foreigner, arranging this trip by yourself would also be ideal; if not, Pokhara Info is here for you.

You can plan for a hike within the confines of the garden or set up a mini picnic tour with your friends and family. Whatever you decide to do, I hope you have an amazing day and enjoy the garden as much as we.

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Safari Expedition in the Heart of Nature in the Chitwan National Park

The first national park of Nepal, Chitwan National Park, covers 932 square kilometers and is located in the subtropical Terai lowlands of southern Nepal. Established in 1973, the park sheaths approximately 932 square kilometers (360 square meters). A world heritage site, the Chitwan National Park contains multiple buffer zones to protect many species of animals in the region and nature itself. 

The national park has over 30 years of experience in managing the park and preserving its inhabitants. Furthermore, the park stretches from 330 feet in the river valleys to 815 feet in the Churia Hills.

The Chitwan National Park is a natural jewel of Nepal. This, along with the beautiful village of Sauraha and all the activities it offers along with the nearby areas within the Chitwan district, makes for an excellent location for Safari for tourists and visitors from all over the world. In addition, there is a successful breeding program for one-horned rhinoceros. Visitors on Safari often spot these magnificent creatures and other wildlife.

Wildlife in Chitwan National Park

The park is especially popular among animal lovers for its protection of One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tigers, and Gharial Crocodiles, which are among the 68 species of mammal recorded there. It also boasts 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fish.

The park is home to one of the world’s largest land mammals, the wild elephant and the smallest land mammal, the pygmy shrew. In addition, the park has recorded 634 different species of birds, including 22 critically endangered species, since its creation. This includes the critically endangered Red-headed Vulture, the Bengal Florican, the White-rumpled Vulture, and the Slender-billed Vulture. So, it’s kind of a paradise for birdwatchers as well.

Safari in the Park

Safaris in the Chitwan National Park is one of the best ways to escape the monotony of everyday life. The scenic locations, festival-like hospitality, friendly people, and cultural diversity make for a great getaway. There’s a good chance you’ll see a rhino, various types of monkeys and deer, and perhaps even a tiger, even if you stay in an air-conditioned hotel facing the Jungle. And the Safari as well is worth every penny you spend.

Several resorts offer their own Safari tours with different price ranges in the Chitwan National Park Safari resorts. In addition, there are multiple resorts offering safari packages throughout the Sauraha region. Most of the Safari majorly consists of a Jeep ride through the Jungles within the Park area.

The Jeep Tour

A Jeep Safari is an exciting ride through the dense forest of the Jungle in an open-top jeep. It allows you to observe wildlife as well as take photographs of them. Jeep Safari is relatively safe from wild animals. The wilderness in Sauraha is used by jeeps carrying tourists. Generally, it does not run away when the jeep is approaching. So, Jeep Safaris are frequently conducted inside the Jungle without many obstacles and interference.

Safari operators stop their vehicles if any wild animal is spotted from afar. Jeep safaris are thus a great way to observe the wild animals and to travel through the jungles of Sauraha. Furthermore, the drive into the park’s heart provides a good opportunity to spot wildlife, taking you along long time-worn trails with excellent chances to view big animals.

Further along, the tour, keep in mind to visit Kasara, the park’s headquarters, and the Crocodile Breeding Center while you are there. You can find breeding and hatching boxes at the center of the park. They rear the animal until it is ready for release in nature. However, during the Jeep Safari, you are required to pay the National Park entry fee as well as Jeep Safari fees as per the requirement of the tour provider.

While riding the Safari Jeep with your friends or family, you’ll be able to observe countless species of animals in their natural living habitat, which will surely enhance your intimacy and love with nature. However, wearing off-white, black, grey, or dark green when on a jeep safari is recommended. Bright colors will scare the animals.

Activities throughout the Safari

Aside from the Jeep Safari, a primary activity of the tour, there are numerous other activities you can try out during your stay in Chitwan. Some of them are mentioned below:

Canoe Ride in the River:

The canoe ride is great if you come to Chitwan to relax. A guide will explain what you need to know about the creatures during the trip. Of course, you do not have to paddle yourself because a boatman can join you if you wish. During the journey, you will slowly pass the shores of rivers filled with gorgeous crocodiles and beautiful birds.

Bird Watching:

As mentioned earlier, the park has been considered one of the best places in Nepal for bird watching due to its habitat of 555 species. The 942 hectares of National Park and its buffer zones are filled with birds chirping and flying all around, and there is when we can see them, their varieties, and their identification. Chitwan National Park is home to many birds, including Kingfishers, Peacocks, Storks, Bulbul Birds, Eagles, and Ruddy Shelducks.

A birdwatching tour is organized where an experienced Nature Guide will assist the guests on this tour. You can spot these types of birds during jungle safari activities. People normally go inside the Jungle, along the riverbanks, and across the plain grasslands for birdwatching tours. There is a greater chance of observing the birds.

Elephant Safari in Chitwan National Park:

The elephant safari offers one of the best opportunities to observe close-up wildlife, making it a popular activity during a tour. Elephants can approach other animals very closely without noticing that people are on their backs. This allows you to get within one meter of the animals. A tour of the elephant breeding center is also a great use of your time during the trip.

Trek through the Jungle:

You need to take a Jungle Walk with professional jungle guides if you want to experience the wild plains along the Sauraha and Chitwan regions. This walk gives you an ideal chance to view the animals up close with a more natural experience. However, despite all the different activities, the best way to spot and identify the different kinds of birds, both locally and from abroad, found in Nepal is on foot. The specialists along the tour will assist you in determining both migratory birds and local birds and animals.

Another fun activity you can undertake is a trip to the Tharu village in Sauraha. Spending a few days in the town gives tourists a new perspective on life. Aside from that, the hospitality and the whole experience of living in unfamiliar territory will help you learn and educate yourself about the cultures of the unknown community.

As a final point, the trip to Sauraha and the Chitwan National Park is a rare opportunity to escape away from the stress of daily life. Although that’s true, it is also a great way to enjoy a week off with people you love. We are here for you to make sure you have an incredible trip. 

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Skydiving in Nepal

Nepal offers many adventurous sports that easily attract tourists to the country without a second thought. One of those activities is skydiving in Nepal. If it is not on your bucket list, you should consider visiting Nepal. Nepal’s skydiving differs from skydiving in other countries because the country offers a spectacular view of all Himalayan peaks. At the same time, the thrill of floating in the air like a bird is unparalleled.

Skydiving

Skydiving in Nepal

While skydiving is an excitingly intense aerial sport, you can feel the rush of adrenaline as you jump off the helicopter. No one can compare to the thrill of free fall and a joyful parachute landing in a drop zone. Besides providing fun and adventure, sky diving has a number of health benefits as well.

About Skydiving 

Skydiving is a sport that stimulates the mind. Since the sport cleanses your mind, many people see it as meditation since it makes you focus on one thing at a time. In an effort to provide people with extremely thrilling experiences and a healthy lifestyle, the Nepal government has enlisted skydiving in Nepal as a major sport for adventure seekers. In 2022, there will be two major skydiving spots in Nepal.  

It is possible to skydive in two different ways, and they are:

Group or Tandem Skydiving:

It is the most popular way for beginners who want to experience the thrilling experience of skydiving for the first time. After harnessing a qualified skydiver, a novice skydiver jumps alongside them. A Tandem flight can be easily performed by clients with limited flying knowledge as soon as they jump. Because it is well-known that only healthy individuals should participate in adventure tours and travels, there is also a weight limit for people who wish to take this flight of 95 kg.

Solo Skydiving:

Skydiving solo is quite different from tandem flying, as here the diver has to fly all by himself if he has experience & training in freefall. A solo skydiver leaves the plane at a certain altitude without anyone’s assistance and freefalls at a speed of about 200 kilometers per hour. After opening his parachute, the skydiver descends to the landing zone. However, only experienced pilots and those with a license for this flight should take this flight.

Skydiving in Nepal

For a few decades, Nepal has given considerable importance to recreational activities like paragliding and skydiving as they are a major source of income in the tourism sector. In addition to the arrival of the visit Nepal 2020 campaign, skydiving hype grew even more. However, the pandemic had an effect as well. No exact statistics exist on how many people come to Nepal just to skydive, but the number of people flying in the air like a jet is rising. The increase in tourists has certainly improved Nepal’s economic condition. Currently, skydiving is only available in two places in Nepal: Everest and Pokhara Skydiving. 

Skydiving in Everest  

This is arguably the world’s most exciting aerial adventure, flying from 7010.4 ft and landing on the dreamy land of Syangboche (3761.232m) and Amadablam Basecamp (4572 m), just below Everest. Nepal is the best place to experience free fall around the world’s highest mountain.

During the skydiving in Nepal event at Everest, people jump in front of the highest mountain on Earth, Everest. For many thrill-seekers since 2008, skydiving on Everest of Nepal has been a dream come true. Out of 50 other sports in the world, skydiving has ranked as the 8th best Adventure sport. It was also referred to as “Things to do before you die” by CNN and Forbes.  

Furthermore, if you wish to indulge in Everest Skydiving, a company such as Earthbound Expedition Himalayan Adventure Travel and Tour, Yeti Trail Adventure, or Everest Skydive provides these services. We here at Pokhara Info can manage all the processes and reduce the hassle of booking the trip. So, sit back, relax and enjoy skydiving in front of the highest peak in the world.

Expenses

There are a number of drop zones around Everest for skydiving enthusiasts. Depending on the company you choose and the drop zone you choose, the dive can cost you differently. For two single jumps in a single drop zone, the average cost is approximately $25,000, while the tandem jump costs about $35,000. The Everest region has admittedly high prices for skydiving. However, you’ll get your money’s worth with the dive near Everest. On the other hand, the service included with the package is impressive.

Skydiving costs include food, lodging, travel system, gears, videos, and government permissions. Make sure you speak with your company and learn everything about the package before signing up for the plane.

Skydiving in Pokhara

Pokhara is the best alternative to skydiving from the top of a mountain for those who are not ready. During the dive, one of the most captivating sights is the view of the Annapurna range and the Fewa Lake below. Your skydiving trip to Nepal will be less terrifying and more joyful with qualified pilots with the aircraft’s skydiving scores.

Pokhara only began the thrilling sport in 2010 after two years of Everest skydiving. It has been doing well economically ever since Pokahara’s Skydiving started. Hundreds of people visit Pokhara and its neighboring villages each year for trips and tours, including this antic stunt. Furthermore, skydiving is available in the Pokhara area from a number of companies.

In comparison with Everest, Pokhara has a substantial number of skydiving companies. We here at Pokhara Info can book your flight for you via Travel and tour companies such as Nepal Skydive, Lonely Planet, Explore Himalaya, and Earthbound Expedition Himalayan Adventure Travel and Tour.

Expenses

You can get a similarly thrilling experience for far less money if you’re unwilling to spend thousands on Everest skydiving. Even though skydiving is not necessarily cheap, skydiving in Pokhara offers an affordable service compared to Everest. Nepalis can enjoy the dive in Pokhara for Rs 70,000, while foreigners should pay about $1000.

Additionally, the cost varies based on the type of flight you choose. It costs a couple of hundred dollars more for a tandem skydive than a solo dive. Hence, if you have enough experience, you can fly alone without spending any more money.

How to book a Skydiving flight in Nepal?

Several travel companies provide skydiving services throughout Nepal. During the booking process, you only need to consider your health (you cannot jump more than 95 kilograms) and the cost. Pokhara skydiving is a good place to start if you aren’t ready to jump above the highest peak in the world. You can easily book skydiving flights with the companies mentioned above in both Pokhara and Everest. 

However, for your convenience, we here at Pokhara Info can book your flight for you without you having to worry about all the hassles involved.

Best time for Skydiving in Nepal

Skydiving is a high-risk sport and the best time to skydive is during October and November. A skydiver can choose to rest anywhere between Syangboche Airport and Ama Dablam while skydiving at Everest.

Despite the devastating 2015 earthquake, Nepal has done well in the fields of tourism and skydiving. Finally, when you decide to experience the joy of skydiving, I hope you have the best experience.