Immerse yourself in Nepali culture and thrilling adventures with these unique activities
Kathmandu and its adjoining areas are a very common stop for tourists and visitors. Being the capital of Nepal, it garners the greatest number of tourists in the country. Needless to say, everyday there are new activities and thrilling experiences opening up in order to ensure the tourists have an enriching stay and memorable trip. Although mostly known for its archaic architecture and spiritual temples, these are the top four fun unique things to do if one is looking for a cultural or adventurous day out!
1. Hanging by a Thread - Ziplining
A few hours away from Kathmandu, Dhulikhel offers the solace that the busy streets of Kathmandu often fail to give. Ziplining is the perfect activity of adventure seekers who also want to do away from the hustle of the city. ‘World Wide Adventures’ in Dhulikhel offers Ziplining with a view that will surely take your breath away. On a clear day, one can spot Mount Annapurna, Mount Ganesh Himal, Mount Langtang, Mount Phuribichyachu, Mount Gaurishankar and Mount Lhotse among a few others. A panoramic view of the hills along with the lush green trees, this experience is bound to put your soul at ease! Three different types of Ziplining is offered here: Classic Zipline, Superman Zipline and Couples Zipline. Bookings can be made online through their website.
World Wide Adventures
Contact: 01-5713110/ 9808036922
2. Palates of Nepal - Authentic Cooking Classes
Have you ever eaten a delicacy and wondered what went into the making of it? All cultures have dishes that have a certain uniqueness to them- making it a delicious enigma for people from other cultures and countries. ‘Cook Like a Local’ is a restaurant/company that helps crack this enigma by providing cooking classes. The food items taught to cook are Momos, Daal-Bhaat and Aloo Paratha. Based in Thamel, this company takes two to three hour lessons where in the clients are taught how to make the above mentioned food items from scratch. The hard work pays off as along with skills to make a new dish, you also consume the meal prepared- killing two birds with one stone. Prior Bookings can be made on their website- Cook Like a Local. Unfurl the culinary secrets of other cultures.
Photo Credits: Jay San
Cook Like a Local
3. Beyond the four walls - Open Air Cinema
After a day of heat and humidity, when the sun finally sets in Kathmandu, the sombre breeze appears. A movie under such breezy conditions would be the perfect way to unwind. Lavee Garden in Boudha is one such place that hosts movie nights on certain days. The event is usually posted on their website prior to the screening. Enjoy a classic movie with a view of the stars and your favourite people!
4. On the road with two wheels - Night Cycling
Cycling is considered healthy, environment friendly and of course, extremely fun. Exploring nature on foot is one thing, but on two wheels is a different trip altogether. Cruising through the dark lit trails on two wheels could be one of the best ways to explore. Himalayan Single Track offers a few packages to explore the unexplored. Shivapuri and Nagarkot are both areas away from the city that allow for the perfect weekend getaway with minimum city hustle and more nature friendly. Kathmandu as seen through the dark is a completely different scenario as opposed to the day light. Another option for thrill seekers is Night cycling through the city. Usually teamed with a group of people, professional guides accompany the enthusiastic cyclists thus ensuring their safety. Himalayan Single Track is one such company that provides night cycling activities. Bookings can be made through their website.
Himalayan Single Track
Contact: + 977-1-2200910 / 4700619