The ultimate thrill ride and Nepal experience Have your very own private helicopter flight to see Everest and the Himalayas up close and personal. Fly up to Gokyo and Everest Base Camp. Land at the famous Everest View Hotel for breakfast and be back in Kathmandu for lunch. Private helicopter charter flights to other locations are also available. From $4000.
Jump on board one of the daily early morning mountain flights into the Himalayas with a guaranteed window seat to view the highest mountains in the world. Flights to see Everest are from Kathmandu, and flights to see the Annapurnas are from Pokhara.
From Pokhara, take to the skies in a piloted microlight and see the entire Annapurna range and beyond. A bit more 'real' than from inside an aeroplane. In a micro-light, you'll see a whole lot more, taking fun and excitement to a whole new level too.
Flying with a difference Take a tandem paragliding flight from Pokhara and soar like a bird with a bird. A trained bird of prey, to be precise. Jaw-dropping views of the entire Annapurna range and down below too. Now that's what we call flying Himalayan style.
Bring out the daredevil in you in a race down what is claimed to be among the world's fastest and longest zip wire's at Pokhara. It's reckoned that you can experience speeds up to 90 MPH on the mile-long, 850-metre descent down the Sarangkot hillside. There are great views too, if you can bear to look!
Pokhara is fast becoming the paragliding capital of Nepal, and with the entire Annpaurna range on view and a couple of good takeoff sites with vehicle access, it's easy to understand why. Try a tandem paragliding flight with a qualified pilot and lift off on your holidays
OK, so we do have mountain biking already in some of our Multi-Activity Adventures. But there's no reason why you can't have just a day of mountain biking on your custom Nepal holiday. There are some great day rides in the Kathmandu Valley and around Pokhara, too. Try downhill biking with vehicle uplifts if you don't fancy lung-bursting climbs.
Again, although we offer some serious, committed rafting expeditions, you can easily enjoy a one-day rafting experience on a Himalayan river. From Kathmandu or Nuwakot, you can take to the waters of the Trisuli River for the day, and from Pokhara, the Seti River makes an ideal day excursion.
If you really want to give yourself a big thrill, then a bungee jump may be just the thing. There are a couple of places you can hurl yourself off a bridge in Nepal. From either just outside Pokhara or a full-day round trip from Kathmandu, close to the Tibetan border.
You'll never learn how to make authentic, traditional Nepalese food in a catering school. The best way is to learn how to cook tasty Nepali dishes with a local family. So, if you want to impress your friends with a Nepalese dinner when you get home, we can arrange for you to learn how from the locals.
For a truly authentic and genuine cultural experience, and most definitely without any 'tourist frills, you can stay with a Tharu family in their very own home in the Chitwan region. Spend just a night or more and immerse yourself in Tharu family life.
Engage in prayers and chants with the Buddhist Monks at the delightful Neydo Monastery in the Kathmandu Valley, and spend a night or more there too in a very comfortable guest house in the monastic complex itself.
A day trip from Kathmandu with a difference Located atop Druk Amitabha Hill outside of Kathmandu, the Druk Gawa Khilwa Nunnery has a secret. The nuns here practise Kung Fu! Come and see for yourself.
In the evenings, most tourists are busy dining, drinking in the many bars, or shopping. But it's at night and away from the touristy Thamel district that local life emerges in Kathmandu. Enjoy a guided tour of Kathmandu at night, either on foot or in a cycle rickshaw, and discover the real Kathmandu.
It's one of those 'looks easy until you try' crafts, and here in Bhakatpur, their renowned terracotta pottery is all done the hard way, by ancient, traditional methods. So, what better place than to come to Bhaktapur and observe the masters of their art and learn from them 'hands-on"?
You can spend a day or a few days attending Yoga classes at a Buddhist Yoga & Meditation centre. In fact there are not surprisingly, quite a few Yoga options in Nepal. We can arrange Yoga sessions for you dependent upon your desires from just a day to a complete holiday.
Farming in Nepal is nothing like farming in Europe and the USA. Just about everything is done the hard way, often without any mechanisation. Whether you're interested in traditional farming methods or just fancy trying it out for yourself for a day, we can arrange for you to spend time at a typical Nepalese farm in the Chitwan region, on the outskirts of Pokhara, or in the Kathmandu Valley. You will be expected to get your sleeves rolled up and work hard.
Why not spend a day learning and observing the traditional art of Tibetan carpet weaving? Nepal is home to many Tibetan refugees, and it's a fascinating experience watching the women painstakingly make hard-wearing, ornate rug designs in the time-honoured fashion. Certainly, if you're thinking of taking a rug home with you, then buying direct means a better price and being safe in the knowledge that the weavers are getting a better deal too.
Usually visited in the daytime by tourists as part of their 'Kathmandu Tour', why not visit Pashupatinath in the evening instead? The faithful congregate for evening prayer; the tourist masses are gone, and it becomes a much more personal and spiritual experience.
If you're in Pokhara and fancy a very different sort of evening, then how about having dinner in the company of a retired Gurkha soldier at a local restaurant? Entertaining, informative, and enlightening. A wonderful evening of storytelling, friendship, and a unique insight into the life of the Gurkha.
Seemingly nothing happens in Nepal without consulting an astrologer. Whether you're just curious or a firm believer in all things auspiscious, you can combine and pass some time whilst in Kathmandu by visiting a Nepalese Astrologer to see what the future holds for you.