Here’s Why You Should Add Nepal To Your Adventure Bucket List

Especially if you're a trail runner or hiker.

Jazz Kuschke |

The Himalayan mountain range is something to behold for any self-respecting trail runner or hiker. Its rugged, remote beauty is what attracts most visitors, but they go also to pit themselves against the steep slopes and extreme altitude.

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Fortunately you don’t need to be Ryan Sandes to enjoy this wilderness. A guided trek with tour company Intrepid Travel will take you through the spectacular Annapurna Ranges, through jaw-dropping glacier, across mountain pastures, and through remote mountain villages. You’ll be accompanied by experienced guides and porters, who will not only lead you along the way, but also introduce you to the rich local Sherpa culture.

Want to pack as much adventure into your trip as possible? Go Zip Flying. The starting point of this adrenaline inducing ride is at the peak of the Sarangkot, Pokhara. At 600metres high and 1.8km long, it’s the world’s highest and longest zipline. Flying through the air at 140km per hour, you’ll take in breath-taking views of the Annapurna Range, while looking down on the Pokhara Valley below.

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Extend your trip beyond your adventure through the mountains by spending a few days before or after exploring Nepal’s capital city, Kathmandu. Forgot to pack some gear? Head to the Thamel Neighbourhood. It’s the oldest part of the city, and the perfect place to find trekking gear at affordable prices.

Voted the Best Value Destination by Lonely Planet in 2017, the country has plenty to offer travellers besides adventure. Marvel at the architecture of the temples found throughout the city of Kathmandu, visit the antique stores or watch the sunset from the city’s hills. After a few days in the country you’ll understand why their tagline is ‘Once is never enough.’

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Take advantage of Intrepid Travel’s pre-packaged trip to take the stress out of planning your escape, while still getting the most out of your adventure.

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