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10 Things You Should Not Miss While volunteering in Nepal

A volunteer Practicing Clean plates in a village

While Volunteering in Nepal you will have ample options to explore and get the experience of a number of attractions. As all know, Nepal is a treasure of natural beauty. On the other hand, diverse and unique culture makes Nepal more beautiful.

  1. Mountain Trekking

Mountains! These are the pride of Nepal.  Hundred thousands of people visit this country from around the world every year. They spend valuable time money for a glance of mountains. Why would we miss to grab this opportunity once you are in Nepal?

There is a number of ways to explore Mountains, Himalayas, that you can organize a day trip to a week-long tour. It just opts for you. Like a budget, your time, fitness, and the main thing is interest. There are many trekking routes in Nepal. Each route has its own attraction and charm. Most famous trekking routes in Nepal are Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake. Similarly, Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Ghorepani Poon Hill, and Langtang Valley trek secure at a highly visited route list. The above routes require a week or longer time. For 1 to 3 days trip Chisapani to Nagarkot, Dhampus to Australian Camp and Pokhara to Poon Hill hiking routes are ideal.

  1. Jungle Safari

This tour requires two to three days a long time. There are many national parks in Nepal. But Chitwan National Park, most visited, and easy to access is the best option for Jungle safari. The Safari tour includes various activities, such as Local Tribal Dance, Elephant Back riding to safari, Jeep riding to safari, Tharu Village Tour, Elephant Breeding Centre visit, Canoeing, and Bathing with Elephants. In the safari tour, we will have the opportunity to see different kinds of animals and their habitat. The jeep or elephant back riding safari takes us into the deep forest. We see different kinds of wild animals, one-horned rhinos, and various species of deer, crocodiles, porcupines, macaques, and birds. Sometimes, royal Bengal Tigers appear while they come to hunt in wide grass-land and deep forest.

  1. Heritage Site Visit

Kathmandu, an accredited city of Temple, is famous for its heritage sites and Temple. There are numbers of UNESCO listed as heritage sites; including Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square. Swayambu Nath, Pashupati Nath, and Bauddha Nath also come in most visited attraction list. Except for places, many other temples, not listed UNESCO, are existing in the city and outskirts.

It will be a great opportunity visiting these places to know closely about the spectacular art of Licchabi and Malla dynasty who ruled over Kathmandu for years. The then dynast built temples and palaces that influenced with traditional Hindu and Buddhist Art. The picturesque sites visit will give you information about Nepalese history, culture, practices of Hindu and Buddhist.

  1. White Water Rafting

There are some water sports activities on freshwater rivers that flow from the mountains.  The white water river rafting is the most famous tour rather canoeing and kayaking.  You do this trip from 1 day to several days, it depends on your interest. We recommend going rafting for a day trip that you can combine with other activities like safari and hiking. On the rafting tour, you won’t experience only river rafting, more than this you get time to acquaint with nature and local people. For day-tour rafting Trishuli, Seti and Bhote Koshi Rivers are best.

  1. Paragliding

Paragliding is another adventurous activity which is newly flourished in Nepal. There are two places in Kathmandu from where flights are operated. Comparing to Kathmandu Pokhara is more popular for gliding, as it has more natural and beautiful scenery. Most of the gliders begin flight from the top of the hill, Sarangkot, and land at the bank of Phewa Lake. This tendon flight, someone escorts, takes you over the open sky for 30 to plus minutes. You will have an exhilarating view of the snow-capped mountains, fishtail, and Annapurna. You will see many other enticing views of the beautiful valley, lakes, forest, settlement, landscape etcetera.

  1. Bungee Jumping

If you are a daring person, then you should not miss this activity. There are two places for Bungee Jump activity in Nepal. One is close by Nepal and China border, nearer from Kathmandu than Pokhara.  The one is in Pokhara.

  1. Yoga

Yoga is getting popular day by day in Nepal. It seems Nepalese are getting more cautious in fitness. Many veteran yoga instructors, Gurus, from India come to Nepal to organize Yoga camps since long ago. Nowadays, there are many Nepalese Yoga teachers set up institutes, that offer nominal fees or free yoga classes. Some Buddhist Monasteries offer yoga sessions from hours to server days.

  1. Meditation

If you are looking for peace of mind, then no doubt meditation will give you relief. It makes you happy and teaches you about the way of life. The massive influx of travelers to Nepal combines this course with other holiday activities then why you miss this chance. There are many meditation centers in inner town or in a quiet location. Some centers cost you a fee and some centers are free like Vipassana.

  1. Country Tour

Outside of the capital city Kathmandu, there are many places to see and things to do while you are in Nepal. You can do this tour solo or organize it as per your interest. The places you should not miss are; Pokhara, the most tourist visit town which is known n as nature blessed city. Another city Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, has many beautiful temples and monasteries. There are more places like Bandipur, Gorkha, Nuwakot, Tansen, Dharan, Ilam, etc.

  1. Village stay

This is activity is to go and stay with a local family in the countryside.  You will have time to see culture, practices and their day-to-day lifestyle, and livelihood, etc. You will get time to be acquainted with local people which other travelers and holidaymakers rarely do. As a paying guest or family member, you can stay a day to several days in sharing food prepared prepare locally. Sometime, if there is an event like a wedding or festival you won’t miss this incredible opportunity to observe closely.