Nepal might sound familiar to you as a south Asian country. Or, as a home to the mighty Mt Everest or the birthplace of Lord Buddha. True to its name as the Himalayan kingdom, Nepal does provide a perfect option for people of all backgrounds.
Nepal has definitely come a long way in developing adventure tourism products. However, it’s true that the country is not in a position to lure a large number of adventure tourists despite having a variety of travel activities – trekking, mountaineering, rock climbing, mountain biking, mountain flights, paragliding, ultralight flights, rafting, kayaking, canyoning, boating, bungee jumping, hunting, honey hunting, jungle safari and bird watching.
Once considered one of the most popular adventure travel destinations in the world, Nepal needs planned international promotion of these adventure products to get benefit from the flourishing adventure tourism in other parts of the planet. As most of the travelers around the world are no longer satisfied with traditional tourism products and are eager for adventure experiences, Nepal needs to promote adventure products keeping in mind the needs and expectations of the modern travelers.
Nepal has a lot to offer to adventure seekers of the world who look for travel activities thrust through adventure tourism. However, the country is yet to realise the potential in this regard.
In a small geographical location, there lies multifold majestic snowcapped mountains, diverse in natural resources, wildlife and flora and fauna. Geographical variation from lowest point of 57 m to world’s highest point 8,848 m makes Nepal a naturally diverse country. The mountain activities such as peak climbing, expedition and trekking started in 1953 at a first glance by the successful summit of Mt. Everest. However the mountaineering activities were properly developed from 1970 onward which has made Nepal true adventure capital of the world.