Adventure travel is a type of tourism, involving exploration or travel with perceived risk, and potentially requiring specialized skills and physical exertion. Adventure travel is one of the fastest growing travel all around the globe. Are you ready to challenge your limits with the blood pumping, heart racing, and breathtaking, thrilling adventure? For some travelers, sightseeing, shopping and relaxing just won’t do it. True adventure seekers are looking real and extreme adventure. Adventure travel include activities such as mountaineering, trekking, bungee jumping, mountain biking, rafting, paragliding and rock climbing etc.
Adventure tourism is a rapidly growing in popularity. Adventure travel is anything which includes any of two the following activities.
Type of Adventure travel
Ecotourism is define as responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education.Eco tourism is a form of travel whereby the adventurer explores undeveloped natural and culturally sensitive area with a desire to experience it while leaving it intact and unchanged.
Accessible tourism straddles the line between hard and soft adventure tourism, providing excursions for the moblity challenged that can take the form of cultural exploration and extreme activities such as bungee jumping or water rafting.
Thrill tourism is the best known type of hard adventure tourism. Bungee jumping, mountaineering, base jumping, rock climbing all are popular forms of thrill tourism.This type of adventure tourism is generally done through an established company that provide appropriate safety and training, since most thrill tourism activities are extremely risky.
Ethno Tourism is a form of soft tourism that brings participants into contact with culture and diverse people around the globe. It involves long treks into undeveloped areas. Ethno tourism does involve a certain amount of risk, but reputed ethno tourism companies take these consideration into account to ameliorate risk factors, such as exposure to disease social or political upheaval, food safety issues and physical demand.
Nepal is truly the great place for adventure travel
Bungee jump is an extreme sport or activities which involves jumping from higher ground or the tall structure such a bridge with large elastic cord. Bunjy Jump is one of the famous sports in Nepal. Nepal's first bungee jumping site is situated 160m over the wild Bhote Kosi River, and located close to the Nepal-Tibet border, a three-hour bus ride from Kathmandu.
Rafting | Kayaking
Rafting or white water rafting is a challenging recreational outdoor activity using an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is usually done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers. The development of this activity as a leisure sport has become popular since the mid-1970s. It is considered an extreme sport, as it can be dangerous. Nepal is second richest country in terms of water after Brazil and an obvious river-runners paradise. It offers some of the best conditions for rafting and kayaking. White water cascades from the mountains and, since some of the highest peaks in the world happen to be here, they give rise to some of the best rivers for rafting and Kayaking one could dream of. One need not necessarily be a professional or a thrill seeker to enjoy rafting or Kayaking in Nepal. The rivers of the country offer a wide range of possibilities.
Trekking is an activity in which people take multi-day hiking trips through rural, often rugged territory. Many people who are trekkers engage in longer trips through entire regions of the world, using trekking as a way of getting from place to place. It also can be incorporated with other outdoor sports, such as rock climbing or backpacking.
Rock climbing is an activity in which participants climb up, down or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls. The goal is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route without falling. Rock climbing competitions have objectives of completing the route in the quickest possible time or the farthest along an increasingly difficult route. Rock climbing is similar to scrambling (another activity involving the scaling of hills and similar formations), but climbing is generally differentiated by its sustained use of hands to support the climber's weight as well as to provide balance.
Paragliding is a fun, exciting and relatively easy way to fly. An inflatable wing and harness are used to experience this free form of flying. Paragliding is the best way to see the country like a bird fly. Nepal forms a rectangle on the southern slopes of the Himalaya and is without exception, the most stunning country is imaginable.
Mountain biking is the sport of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, using specially designed mountain bikes. Mountain biking can generally be broken down into multiple categories: cross country, trail riding, all mountain (also referred to as "Enduro"), downhill, freeride and dirt jumping. Travelers can choose to take biking experiences in the surrounding hillsides of Kathmandu valley or even may go for tremendous experiences of biking throughout Nepal. The mountain biking adventure comes with a fascinating world of breathtaking scenery, timeless grandeur and unique tradition of Nepalese villages. This adventure offers will remain as per excellence in your life attained in the Himalayas.
For those who are restricted by time or other consideration from going trekking, there are mountain flights that offer a panoramic encounter with the highest peak on earth. The plane departs from Kathmandu and flies alongside the Himalayas to give you eye-level views of the snow peaks and then brings you back in one hour. Cruising close to the awesome massifs of rock and ice, the flight presents a mind-boggling sight.
A new era of recreational aviation has landed in Nepal. Discover the magic of this simple, elemental, pure flight. Feel the wind in your face, observe clear, unobstructed views and explore the stunning landscapes, surrounded by a backdrop of lofty mountain peaks. Ultralight flight operate from Pokhara and offer spectacular views of lakes, mountains and villages located in a unique blend of both mountains, deepest valley in the world and plateau area featuring two 8000m giants Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
The latest adrenaline cocktail of choice is canyoning, an activity that involves abseiling, sliding, jumping and climbing down canyon walls alongside waterfalls to deep pools below. Thanks to the unique topography, high altitude and large quantities of fresh water straight from the mountains, most of Nepal´s Rivers offer a great Canyoning adventure. Canyoning in Nepal is an astonishing full body and mind experience filled with stunning scenery of jungle, karsts rocks and multiple cascading waterfalls dropping one after the other into refreshing pools.