Things to do in Nepal for 2023

  • May 29, 2023
  • Prathana

Nepal is one of the most interesting countries to travel to here you can find countless fantastical places to see and explore. It is well known for its enthralling natural beauty, historical sites, temples, and monasteries. In addition, its travel destinations draw a lot of people. Here are a bunch of things to do over the year. Nepal offers you various activities starting from A simple visit to temples to trekking to the Base camp of the highest peak in the world Mount Everest. You can additionally sum up other adventurous activities like trekking, hiking, rafting, rock climbing, and many more.

There are numerous things to do in Nepal that offers plenty of activities. Nepal has several sites with cultural significance like temples, Durbars, and many other places. Nepal is a homeland of various mountain ranges that adds to the list of activities to do in Nepal like camping, paragliding, trekking, and many more.

Here is a list of things you must do when you're in Nepal.

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Visit UNESCO world heritage sites

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) identifies and protects significant cultural and natural world heritage sites. Nepal boasts four such sites that are recognized by UNESCO namigly Kathmandu valley and Lumbini cultural heritage and Chitwan and Sagarmatha national park as natural heritage sites. These attractions draw global travelers and offer a wealth of activities and exploration opportunities. This article presents a rundown of Nepal's UNESCO world heritage sites and their highlights. 

Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu Valley is a densely populated and highly developed city in Nepal that attracts both local and international visitors. The valley is recognized as a cultural heritage site and features seven distinct sub-sites that are registered as UNESCO world heritage sites.

  • Patan Durbar Square, Patan
  • Changu Narayan, Bhaktapur
  • Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu
  • Bouddhanath Stupa, Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu
  • Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur
  • Lumbini Monastic Site
  • Lumbini Museum
  • Tilaurakot
  • Lumbini Crane Sanctuary
  • World Peace Pagoda

Chitwan National Park

  • Jungle Safari (Jeep safari or Elephant back safari)
  • Canoeing down the river
  • Bike ride
  • Witness Tharu Culture 
  • Bird Watching
  • Visit Elephant Breeding Center

Sagarmatha National Park

  • Hiking
  • Camping at Gokyo Lake
  • See Mount Everest view from Kala Patthar
  • River view
  • Visit the highest point of Monastery MT. Taboche
  • Trekking/Mountaineering/Climbing
  • Cultural visit and meet the peoples
  • Observing the beautiful landscape
  • Birds, animals, plants watch
  • Helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp trek is an amazing experience that takes you through various wonderful mountain vistas. This trek also provides a prospect of an incredible journey. Further, you will pass through the trials that provide you with an outlandish opportunity to stroll through beautiful forests, monasteries, and cliffs.

Other popular things to do in the EBC trek:

  • Camp Exploration
  • Attend the Prayer ceremonies in the Monastery
  • Explore the Mani wall at Dingboche
  • Write names on the stones
  • Everest Expedtion

Wildlife Safari at Chitwan National Park

The dense landscape of Chitwan spread more than 332 square miles is a natural surrounding to a huge assortment of reptiles, well-evolved creatures, and birds. A wildlife safari through the Chitwan National Park is one of the most intriguing activities in Nepal. You can pick either Elephant Safari or Jeep Safari.

Other popular things to do in Chitwan:

  • Visit Ranipokhari
  • Canoe Rides In Rapti
  • Visit Jalbire Waterfall
  • See the Sunrise from Chiraichalai Hill
  • Crocodile Breeding
  • Elephant Breeding center
  • One Horn Rhino spotting

Bungee Jumping from world's second-highest Bungee Jumping site

Searching for a spot for Bungee jumping in Nepal? Kushma (264.3 km away from Kathmandu) astonishes all adventure enthusiasts with the choices of activities it offers, one of them being the world's second-highest Bungee jumping site. Imagine yourself jumping from the 500 meters long suspension bridge across the Kaligandaki gorge. This activity will liven up your adrenaline and give you goosebumps.

Other popular things to do in Kushma:

  • Exhilarating Swing
  • World's longest pedestrian suspension bridge
  • Rafting in Kaligandaki river
  • Visit Iron Hill
  • Gupteshwor Cave
  • Alpeshwor Cave
  • Cable Car
  • Kalika Temple (Baglung)


Most probably, Nepal is renowned as a country in the lap of the Himalayas. Yet, assuming you're going rafting in Nepal, you will be up for the absolute best rafting trips on the planet. Nepal is considered the World's Best Destination for White Water Rafting and Kayaking. Moreover, it offers an irresistible rafting endeavor encounter with the sensational slopes in the background and terraced paddy ranches, and enchanting towns running along.

Best locations for Rafting in Nepal:

  • Whitewater Rafting in Bhote Kosi River (Sindhupalchowk)
  • Whitewater Rafting in Trisuli River (Malekhu)
  • Whitewater Rafting in Upper Seti River ( Pokhara)
  • Rafting in Kali Gandaki (Kushma/Beni)
  • Rafting the Sun Kosi River (Dumja)
  • Rafting the Karnali River (Sauli)
  • Rafting the Tamur River (Basantapur)

Cable Car ride

The Cable Car ride is one of the most leisurely routes to cross the ascending mountains in Nepal. Along with adding comfort to the day-to-day life of local people also offers varieties of natural and memorable adventures during your holiday trip in Nepal.

Best locations for Cable car rides:

  • Manakamana Cable Car ( Kurintar)
  • Chandragiri Cable Car ( Kathmandu)
  • Kalinchwok Cable Car ( Dolakha)
  • Kushma Balewa Cable Car (Kushma)

Enjoy Sunrise view in Nagarkot

Nagarkot is one of the favored hill stations of Nepal, situated 2,195 meters over the bottom. It is arranged toward the east of Kathmandu and is the second most elevated peak in the valley. Some of the mountain ranges encompassing the town are Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, Mahalangur, and Number. Because of the all-encompassing views on snowcapped slopes and its hypnotizing setting, Nagarkot has arisen as the most well-known destination in Nepal.

Other popular things to do in Nagarkot:

  • Hiking
  • ViewPoint Tour
  • Mountain Biking

Mount Everest Helicopter Tour

Everest Helicopter tour is one of the must-do activities in Nepal. The helicopter ride over Mount Everest and trips over Himalayan pinnacles and ranges should be on the top list of must-dos. The experience of a 3.5 hour-long helicopter ride will offer stunning views on the world's most elevated apex and an all-encompassing trip for an hour over other significant pinnacles.

Major highlights of Everest Helicopter Tour

  • Observe various peaks
  • Know about the civilization and beliefs of the Himalayan people.
  • Kala Patthar
  • Hotel Everest View at Syangboche
  • Khumbu Glacier


Ziplining is the ultimate experience to partake in Nepal with an amazing view in the background. There are various sites in Nepal where you can experience this thrilling experience. If you're hoping to encounter a remarkable and exciting Zipline trip in life, then you must attempt Zipline in Nepal. Nepal zipline can do on High Mountain and the thick timberland as well as over the lake.

  • Best places for Ziplining in Nepal:
  • Zipline in Pokhara
  • Zipline in Dhulikhel
  • Yo Yo Zipline - Bhaktapur


Paragliding in Nepal offers a chance for ethereal views of the Himalayas. This adventure will take you over the absolute best landscape on the planet, as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, kites, float over towns, cloisters, sanctuaries, lakes, and wilderness, with amazing views on the incredible Himalaya.

Best Paragliding sites in Nepal:

  • Pokhara
  • Chapakharka (Kathmandu)
  • Kot Danda (Kathmandu)
  • Godawari (Kathmandu)
  • Phulchowki (Kathmandu)
  • Bandipur


Canyoning in Nepal is one of the most famous experiences in sports and sporting exercises. Canyoning in Nepal is one adventurous sport for the adrenaline seeker and water sports lovers while visiting Nepal. Many experienced sports specialist organizations take visitors and adventure pleaders to different spots for canyoning in Nepal. Canyoning is the game of repulsing down cascades in Nepal.

Best Canyoning sites in Nepal:

  • Jalbire
  • Raindi Khola
  • Jagat Khola

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is truly a thrilling experience across natural and artificial stones to reach the summit or the endpoint. There are various spots in Nepal for Rock climbing. If you are in search of a stimulating experience, Nepal offers exhilarating spots for rock climbing. There are some awesome, confounding spots for the individuals who get their kicks from slithering up vertical ridges. Rock climbing additionally is enhanced with bird watching, and encountering a portion of the wilderness.

Best Rock climbing sites in Nepal:

  • Nagarjun Forest – a 20-minute drive from Kathmandu
  • Hattiban – 1-hour drive from Kathmandu
  • Bimal Nagar – a 20-minute drive from Bandipur
  • Nagarkot – This climbing area is hard to find without a guide.
  • Namche Bazaar- Sagarmatha National Park

Try Nepali Cuisine

Nepali food has the most delectable and unique style of taste. Nepali food isn't just rich in taste but also reflects the wide range of cultures and customs. A typical Nepali thali is a full course Nepali meal that includes Daal (lentil soup), vegetables, meat items, Achar (pickle). But Nepali staples are more than just Daal Bhaat. One of the most popular fast foods, widely sold on the street, is momo, a steamed dumpling with meat or vegetable filling, which has become a traditional delicacy in Nepal.

Popular Nepali Cuisine:

  • Daal Bhaat Tarkari
  • Sel Roti
  • Achaar (Pickle)
  • Dhido and Gundruk
  • Juju Dhau (Sweet yogurt)
  • Yak cheese
  • Newari cuisine
  • Thakali khana

Best time to visit Nepal

A steadily expanding number of voyagers visit Nepal in winter and summer, and justifiably. The Spring and autumn seasons are considered the best seasons to visit Nepal. Since the weather conditions, in general, is moderate and stable, with clear skies. The best and ideal opportunity to visit Nepal is in October and December. The weather conditions stay dry until about April, with temperatures fluctuating between areas.

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