Nepal Sport, Activities, Culture
Apart from Nepal's many cricket victories, many other sports are very popular there. Extreme sports such as white water river rafting, mountain climbing, skiing, heli skiing, and trekking are becoming very popular nowadays.
Nepal is one of the best destinations in the world for trekking. Having 8 of the 14 highest mountains in the world, there is no better place really to engage in this popular activity. There is something for everyone on the trekking trails of Nepal, from the greatest snow covered stretches in the world to discoveries of animals and small mountain towns and villages.
Nepal’s mighty mountains and the glaciers of the Himalayas are the source of Nepal’s fast flowing rivers. These rivers lie in perfect picturesque landscapes and meander through beautiful deep gorges and valleys. These waters offer canoeing and rafting opportunities for both the adventurous and the beginners. There are all different types of tours available ranging from only a few hours to about a week. Nepal has an abundance of water sport shops that hire and sell canoeing and river rafting equipment.
Nepal is well-known for being the world’s best destination for mountaineering and ice climbing, as well as the increasingly popular sport of canyoning. This country is home to 8 of the 10 highest mountain peaks in the world, including Mount Everest. These peaks attract more than 500 expeditions per year with a total of 153 Himalayan peaks available to the climbers.
The peaks and mountains of Nepal become a skier’s paradise in the winter months. Heliskiing is a fairly new sport in Nepal, but is becoming more and more popular everyday. It is said that the skiing area in this country is so big that it will take you a lifetime of skiing before you skied the same run twice. Nepal also has some 5-star world-class skiing resorts with outstanding facilities and luxuries.