7 Things to do during a week in Nepal
Visiting Nepal for a week and searching for the best things to do during a week in Nepal? You have come to the right place. We have brought you a list of things you can do during your stay in Nepal for a week.
Traveling to a place for only a week does not have to mean missing out on great adventures and exciting places. You can have the best adventures and memories in Nepal even within a week. With proper planning, you can achieve having crossed many things off your bucket list in Nepal.
Being the main attraction of Nepal, you have to give yourself a chance to visit the Everest Base Camp. Worried you won’t be able to visit the Everest Base Camp within your 7 days time? With the Everest Helicopter tour, you can cross this off your bucket list on the first day.
Apart from the base camp tour, fishing is also a popular activity in Nepal these days. You can get to enjoy fishing in various rivers in Nepal like Karnali, Betrawati, Koshi, and Trishuli. While you’re at it, you can enjoy rafting in the Trishuli river.
Visiting the country rich in beauty and cultural diversity, you can not exclude the cultural tour of the country. Visiting the major cultural heritage sites listed under UNESCO in Nepal is a great way to kick start your week in Nepal.
Along with the above-mentioned activities, we have prepared a list of things to do during a week in Nepal to get the best experience.
If you have less than a week, you may also like to read: How to spend 3 days in Kathmandu
7 Things To Do During A Week in Nepal
1. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
One of the most popular activities to do while you are in Nepal is the Everest Base Camp Trek but takes 2 week to complete. Well with the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, you can accomplish your dream of reaching the Everest Base Camp within a day.
Imagine flying in a helicopter surrounded by the highest peaks of the world with the best views of the mountains, glaciers, and small valleys along the way. With the helicopter ride, you can finish touring the entire Everest Region within 4 hours.
You will stop at Everest View Hotel to enjoy a cozy lavish breakfast among the highest mountains in the world. Is that not how you want to spend your days in Nepal? Well, the helicopter tour is the best for people with limited time and also the best for a comfortable view of the mountains.
2. Fishing in Nepal
Another rising sport in Nepal is fishing. Fishing in Nepal has become a popular outdoor activity in the past years. Being the second richest country in water resources, Nepal has many rivers with clear running water which are best for fishing.
What’s more relaxing than enjoying the great views of the place while fishing in nature? Spending a day in nature fishing with your friends and family is a great time to bond and make new memories.
One of the famous spots for fishing in Nepal is the Trishuli River. Some of the major fish you can find here are the Golden Mahseer, Trout, and River Eel. The environment of the fishing location is peaceful with great vegetation surrounding the area.
Apart from fishing, the riverside provides you with a great camping site so you can enjoy your fishing experience more comfortably.
While you are at the Trishuli River for fishing, you can also enjoy rafting. The river of Trishuli is a famous rafting destination. What’s a vacation without a little adventure, right? With the Trishuli River Rafting, you can experience the thrilling adrenaline rush through your veins.
The Trishuli River rafting is an easy rafting site with straightforward rapids. The rafting experience here is a short and exciting experience without any difficulties. It provides you with the best views and other facilities like kayaking. You can enjoy this beautiful and thrilling experience with your friends and family.
The rafting experience during the monsoon season is different from other times of the year. The currents are intense making the whole rafting experience intense and thrilling. So if you are up for a short yet thrilling experience in the water, Trishuli rafting is the best thing for you.
4. Short treks
Traveling in vehicles is not always fun. As a traveler, you must want to experience the roads and the lifestyle of the people and their ways as well. For that, you can turn to some short treks in Nepal. For your limited time in Nepal, you can find some really interesting treks that will provide you the best experience in only a week.
You can invest in a short trek that takes around 5-6 days of your time or you can also choose a short trek of a day or two. Either way, you will get to enjoy the best views and a close up on the lifestyle of the local people.
If you are planning on a short trek of a week-long, Jomsom Muktinath trek 6 days will do you justice as you get to visit the lower Mustang region. The trekking route will expose you to the lifestyle and culture of the locals along with great views and the infamous Muktinath temple.
However, if you are someone who wants a short trek in the Valley or around the Valley, you can choose the Nagarkot trek or the Kathmandu Valley Rim treks. With these treks, you will trek for a day or two and be back soon for more activities to come. Both the treks provide you with great views of the valley and around the valley along with great exposure to the real conditions of the Nepalese locals and their lifestyle.
If you have more than a week, you can go for other popular treks in Nepal which last upto 2 week or 3.
5. Cultural Tours
Traveling to a country rich in cultural diversity, it is only natural to have a short cultural tour. You will be surprised by the diverse culture and their presentation in Kathmandu Valley alone. You can find so many different cultures blending in the Valley itself.
With the Kathmandu Valley cultural tour, you get to visit the world heritage cultural sites like Swayambhunath temple (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, the Durbar squares, and many more. Kathmandu Valley is also known as the city of temples. Every cultural site will provide you a mix of different cultures. For example, visiting Boudhanath stupa, you can enjoy the Tibetan culture while the visitors of the stupa are also other Buddhists and Hindus. This blend of culture is extremely beautiful.
6. Go on a foodventure
The valley is not only filled with temples but different cultures and traditions as well. So what more can you find here? Food. a wide variety of food from different cultures and traditions. In the Kathmandu valley itself, you can enjoy the traditional Newari food along with a wide range of other street food.
However, this is not the main hub for food lovers. You will find food lovers all over the streets in Thamel. You can find unique fusions of food never seen before and if you are in Nepal you cannot miss the iconic infamous momo of Nepal. Also known as the traveler’s ghetto, you can find why Thamel is the traveler’s food paradise. From street food in the narrow alleys to aesthetic restaurants for the vibe, you will find it all in here.
7. Mountain biking
If you are more on the adventurous side of traveling and not into walking and going on bus rides to places, mountain biking might just be the thing for you. Nepal provides the best terrain and trails for mountain biking.
A country surrounded by hills and mountainous roads sounds just about right for mountain biking. The views from the final destination of the mountain biking trails along with the terrain are mesmerizing to attract many mountain bikers every year.
Some of the famous mountain biking sites in Nepal are Shivapuri National Park, Kathmandu to Nagarkot route, Godavari, and also Dakshinkali. Apart from that, you can also explore some remote routes.
With the above mentioned 7 things to do during a week in Nepal, I hope you have a blast in Nepal during your week stay. If you are not satisfied with the things mentioned above, you can always take a short stroll and find some street market and fill your shopping bags with unique items. Food and shopping will never fail to amuse you. We hope you have the best time and make great memories of your stay in Nepal.
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