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An adventurer’s delight, Nepaloffers a plethora of outdoor activities, from paragliding near the mountains towaiting for the Bengal tiger in Chitwan’swild. Adventure tourism in Nepaldates back to the early attempts to ascend the world’s highest peak Mt. Everestsome fifty years ago.
The 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest was celebrated in 2004amidst great fanfare and extravaganza. Renowned mountain summiteers Sir EdmundHillary, Ms. Junko Tabei, Mr. Reinhold Messner, Mr. Appa Sherpa, Mr. JamlingNorgay Sherpa took part in the celebrations.
Trekking and mountain climbing are still the most popular sport among visitors.Rafting on white-water mountain streams across the typical cross section of Nepal’sgeography is equally popular. Jungle safari in the Terai is preferred byvisitors interested to see Nepal’srare varieties of animals and birds. Mountain biking, hiking to nearbydestinations, bird watching, canoeing in the rivers, staying in rural homestaysand umpteen other possibilities prevail. Nepal also offers bungy jumping abovethe wild River Bhote Koshi. Canyoning to explore the rugged and under-waterfalllandscape is another option at the site.
Aerial activities include taking off in micro-light aircrafts or paraglidingfor a good view of the mountains. Mountain flights offer the closest possibleviews of Mt. Everest and other peaks. The closeencounter with the tallest mountains of the earth often draws awe-strickensilence from onlookers.