Things to do in Nepal for 2023 and 2024

  • Oct 4, 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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Short Nepal tours and Day tours 

Visit UNESCO world heritage sites

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) identifies and protects significant cultural and natural heritage sites around the world. Nepal boasts four such sites that are recognized by UNESCO namigly Kathmandu valley and Lumbini cultural heritage and Chitwan National Park and Everest (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 Tour

Kathmandu Valley is a densely populated and highly developed city in Nepal that attracts millions of visitor both local and international. 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 "Birth Place of Loard Buddha"

  • 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/ Everest National Park

  • Hiking and Trekking
  • 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

Trekking in Nepal

Trekking in Nepal is an adventure of a lifetime, offering an unparalleled opportunity to explore the stunning landscapes and diverse cultures of the Himalayan region. With a plethora of trekking routes ranging from easy walks to challenging expeditions, Nepal caters to trekkers of all levels. The Annapurna Circuit trek, Everest Base Camp, and Langtang Valley trek are among the most renowned trekking destinations, each providing a unique experience. As you traverse through lush forests, picturesque villages, and high mountain passes, you'll be greeted with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks and immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of local communities. Nepal's trekking season, primarily in spring and autumn, ensures clear skies and pleasant weather, making it the perfect time to embark on this awe-inspiring journey. Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a novice adventurer, Nepal's trekking trails promise unforgettable moments and a deep connection with the natural and cultural wonders of the Himalayas.

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.

Annapurna Base Camp and Circuit trek

The Annapurna region in Nepal is a trekking paradise, and it offers two iconic trekking experiences: the Annapurna Base Camp trek and the Annapurna Circuit trek. The Annapurna Base Camp trek is a relatively shorter and less strenuous journey, taking trekkers into the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary. The trail leads through lush rhododendron forests, charming Gurung villages, and eventually to the base camp, where you're surrounded by towering peaks, including Annapurna I and Machapuchare. It's a breathtaking trek, perfect for those seeking a shorter adventure.

On the other hand, the Annapurna Circuit trek is a longer and more challenging expedition, often regarded as one of the best long-distance treks globally. This circuit takes you through a diverse range of landscapes, from subtropical forests to high alpine deserts. You'll cross the Thorong La Pass, one of the highest trekking passes globally, and witness incredible vistas of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Along the way, you'll encounter a rich tapestry of cultures, as the trail passes through numerous ethnic villages.

Both treks offer incredible natural beauty, cultural immersion, and a sense of achievement, making the Annapurna region a must-visit for trekking enthusiasts. Whether you choose the Base Camp or the Circuit, you'll be treated to unforgettable moments and stunning Himalayan panoramas.

Wildlife Safari In Nepal

Jungle 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

Jungle Safari in Bardia National Park

A Bardia Jungle Safari in Nepal is an exhilarating and immersive experience that takes you deep into the heart of the wild. As you explore the pristine jungles and grasslands of Bardia National Park, you'll have the opportunity to encounter a diverse range of wildlife, including the elusive Bengal tiger, one-horned rhinoceros, Asiatic elephant, and countless bird species. The safari offers a unique blend of adventure and serenity as you embark on jeep safaris, jungle walks, and boat rides along the serene Karnali river. 

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)

Rafting In Nepal

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 In Nepal

The Cable Car ride in Nepal 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.

Popular cable car in Nepal:

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

Enjoy Sunrise view in Nagarkot and Sarangkot

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.

The Sarangkot sunrise is a spellbinding natural spectacle in Nepal. As dawn breaks, Sarangkot, a stunning hilltop viewpoint, offers a front-row seat to the breathtaking sunrise over the Annapurna Himalayas. The first light of day gradually bathes the snow-capped peaks in a warm, golden glow, creating a serene and awe-inspiring moment that leaves an indelible impression on visitors. This experience is a must for those seeking tranquility, natural beauty, and a profound connection with the Himalayan landscape. It's a serene and picturesque way to begin your day in Nepal.

Other popular things to do in Nagarkot:

  • Hiking
  • ViewPoint Tour
  • Mountain Biking

Helicopter Tours in Nepal

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

  • Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp
  • Observe various peaks
  • Know about the civilization and beliefs of the Himalayan people.
  • Hotel Everest View at Syangboche and Breakfast at world's highest hotel
  • Khumbu Glacier and Gokyo lakes


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 spots for Ziplining in Nepal

  • Zipline in Pokhara
  • Zipline in Dhulikhel
  • Yo Yo Zipline - Bhaktapur

Paragliding In Nepal

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.

Popular Paragliding spots in Nepal:

  • Sarangkot (Pokhara) - the most popular paraglidig spot
  • 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.

Popular 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

Nepali Cuisine and Food Tour in Nepal

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 thakali 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

The ideal season for embarking on tours in Nepal is autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) offer the best weather conditions, with clear skies, mild temperatures, and picturesque landscapes. Spring is also the preferred season for mountaineering as well, as the stable weather allows climbers to attempt the world's highest peaks. Additionally, autumn and spring are excellent for paragliding, zip-lining, mountain biking, and rock climbing, with their stable weather and favorable conditions.

For white-water rafting and kayaking enthusiasts, late spring to early summer (April to early June) is the prime time when snowmelt feeds the rivers, providing the perfect water levels.

Winter (December to February) is ideal for jungle safaris and wildlife tours in Chitwan and Bardia National Parks, as the dry weather encourages animal activity.

As this is a Nepal tour with inclusion of some adventure activities, you can take the tour through our the year and enjoy the thrilling moments in Nepal. Each season offers a unique adventure experience in Nepal, catering to a variety of preferences and interests.

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