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Pokhara is a popular city located along the shores of Phewa Lake in central Nepal. Adventure seeking travelers will fall in love with the local charm and enthusiasm for the outdoors . Surrounded by excellent trekking, white water rafting, paragliding and so much more; there is no shortage of adrenaline filled activities to get your heart pumping!

Paraglide Through The Clouds

Did you know that Nepal is one of the best places in the world to try Paragliding? The constant thermals and beautiful scenery make this one of the most popular things to do in Pokhara. While there are numerous paragliding companies; we chose to go with Flying Buddha because of their excellent safety rating and top reviews.

The entire experience was absolutely breathtaking and we felt very safe and confident in our guides. From pick up to drop off it took about 2.5 hours and cost 8000 rupees ($70 USD) per person including photos and videos.

Go White Water Rafting

Nepal is known for its white water rafting and many of these areas are accessible from Pokhara. The rapids are class II to class IV and the scenic river valleys will leave you in awe. Depending on your time and adventure level; you can choose anything from half a day to a 10 or 11 day trip. We took a half day tour through Rapidrunner Expeditions and had an incredible time! The rapids are at there peak during the months of September to early December and March to June.

Trek Through The Himalayas

Some of the best treks in Nepal are found near Pokhara! Highlights include The Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp, and Poon Hill. These treks range from 3 days to over 20 days and you can hike on your own or with a tour group. If you plan to do a longer trek like Annapurna Circuit or Base Camp for the first time; we would recommend hiring a guide and/or a porter. Because of the altitude and physical excursion of these treks; it can be unsafe to travel alone. We chose The Annapurna Circuit with Intrepid Travel and had an absolutely fantastic experience!

Visit The World Peace Pagoda

The World Peace Pagoda (Shanti Stupa) is absolutely stunning and full of history. This Buddhist monument exhibits a serine atmosphere and a panoramic view of Pokhara, Phewa Lake, and the mountains! You can get a local taxi from Pokhara for around $15 USD round trip.

Canoe on Phewa Lake

The colorful canoes on Phewa Lake have become the trademark image of Pokhara. For only a few dollars you can walk down to the shore and rent a canoe by the hour. There are many coves to explore as you paddle around and enjoy the scenery! If possible; be there at sunrise or sunset for some spectacular photos.

Take a Helicopter Ride To Annapurna Base Camp

Wanting to experience base camp without the time or desire to trek for 7-12 days? No problem! You can take a half day helicopter tour from the airport in Pokhara right to Annapurna Base Camp. While it is relatively costly (around $500 USD per person); it`s cheaper and far less physically demanding than the trek. The views are outstanding and it provides you with a must have Himalayan Mountain experience.

We hope you enjoy your time in Nepal! Make sure to check out this post on Our Favorite Restaurants in Pokhara and enjoy your stay! Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comment with your favorite things to do in Pokhara.
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The Best Things to do in Pokhara, Nepal. Click through for the most adventurous activities in Pokhara including paragliding, trekking, Annapurna circuit, Annapurna Base Camp, The World Peace Pagoda, Kayaking on Phewa Lake, white water rafting, and more! Make sure to visit the best destination in Nepal; perfect for budget backpackers! #nepal #pokhara #trekking #annapurna #poonhill #paragliding #worldpeacepagoda
Arriving in Kathmandu can be extremely overwhelming. There are people everywhere. Vehicles everywhere. Even animals everywhere. Prepare for zero personal space in this busy, noisy, wonderfully chaotic city. Once you`ve worked past the culture shock; the capital of Nepal will surely grow on you. The people are extremely helpful and kind, the food is delicious, and the area is full of adventure! Keep reading for the best things to do in Kathmandu.

Learn About Local Cuisine

What better way to get to know Kathmandu than by taking a Secret Food Tour through the busy streets? This tour stops at numerous small restaurants offering you authentic Nepalese food. By experiencing this early on you will have the knowledge and confidence about local cuisine for the rest of your trip! For that reason; we think a Secret Food Tour is one of the best things to do in Kathmandu.

Soak Up The Views From a White Water Raft

Nepal is known for its stunning rivers boasting class III and IV rapids. From Kathmandu you can choose anything from a half day to a 10 or 11 day rafting tour. One of the best rafting locations in the country is north of Kathmandu near the Tibetan boarder. The Last Resort provides transportation from Kathmandu to this area with an option to stay the night. For more information; check out our post on The Last Resort: Finding Adventure in Nepal.

Climb The Steps to Swayambhunath (The Monkey Temple)

This Temple is a 45 minute walk from the main tourist area of Thamel in Kathmandu. After paying the small entrance fee of 200 rupees; you will climb 365 steps to the top. Here you are rewarded by a gorgeous hilltop temple and breathtaking views of the city. Make sure to tuck away any valuables BEFORE entering as the resident monkeys can get quite aggressive.

Get Your Adrenalin Pumping with a Bungee Jump

Bungee Jumping at The Last Resort is a must do while visiting Nepal! Located about 75 km North of the capital; they offer round trip transportation from Kathmandu. If bungee jumping isn’t your cup of tea they also offer many other activities. For more information take a look at our post on The Last Resort!

Shop The Local Market

Exploring the local market is one of the best ways to experience the culture of Kathmandu. Ason Chowk (the local market) and the surrounding area offer a look into local life with shops, fruit stands, religious architecture, and wonderfully friendly people. While Durbar Square is a well known tourist destination in Kathmandu; Ason Chowk is a more authentic and inexpensive (free) option!

Experience Luxury With Dwarika`s Resort

Dwarika`s Group has two locations and is regarded as one of the top hotels in Nepal. While the hotel in Kathmandu is stunning; Dwarika`s Resort in Dhulikel is unlike anywhere else I have ever been. About an hour from Kathmandu the resort offers yoga classes, pottery sessions, meditation, an infinity pool overlooking the Himalayas, unbelievable rooms, and so much more! Make sure to check out our post Dwarika`s Resort: Exceptional Luxury in Nepal for more information!

Go Shopping in Thamel

If you are in the market for cashmere scarves, yak wool blankets, or any sort of adventure gear; Thamel will be your tiny slice of heaven. You could literally spend days browsing these small shops for named brand knock off items like sleeping bags, sports shirts, and hiking boots. Shona’s Alpine Store is a highly recommended shop if your looking for the best quality. Two days before David and I left Nepal we bought a big “North Fake” duffel bag (for about $12) and stuffed it full of gear and gifts to bring home!

TIP: Make sure to bargain! Aim for at least 40-50% of the first price offered and in many cases even less. David once got a Yak Wool jacket down from $250 USD to $30 USD… you don`t know unless you try!


We hope you have a great time traveling to Nepal! Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comment with your favorite things to do in Kathmandu.
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Nepal is a beautiful country filled with jaw-dropping scenery, wonderful people and incredible adventure. Dwarika`s Resort in Dhulikel is the single most spectacular place I have stayed not only in Nepal; but anywhere in the world. This 22 acre resort overlooks a stunning valley within the Himalayan Mountains. You are sure to enjoy an immersive experience at this holistic lifestyle retreat.

Location & Getting There

About 1 hour from the capital city of Kathmandu; Dwarika`s Resort is located in Dhulikel, Nepal. They offer a transportation service to and from the airport or you can arrange a car from Kathmandu for 3,500 NR (about $30 USD). During the check in process you will go over the resorts activities and a map of the property while enjoying a welcome drink. To maximize your time here; plan to leave Kathmandu around 12 PM allowing extra time for traffic and check in. This puts you in your room by 2 PM and trust me.. you`re going to want to soak up every second! For booking information and prices; check out Dwarika`s website HERE.

Shown Above: The views from our room and private balcony at Dwarika`s Resort.


The Resort

We were absolutely blown away the moment we entered Dwarika’s Resort. The property is stunningly laid out over a large hillside. Amenities include numerous activities, a full spa, an infinity pool, and multiple bars and restaurants. Most activities are included with your stay so you can spend your day enjoying yoga, meditation, pottery classes, Himalayan salt rock saunas, and so much more! Please be aware that there are many steps leading you through the pathways of Dwarika`s Resort. The walks are always a scenic adventure; but if you have mobility issues this could pose a challenge.

Shown Above: The villas at Dwarika`s and the view from above our private balcony.


The Rooms

But seriously.. THE ROOMS!! I wish I could have stayed forever in these picturesque villas. Envision a floor to ceiling window overlooking the jaw dropping Himalayan mountains. A heavenly king size bed as well as a daybed to enjoy the view. The bathroom boasts a big soaker tub and a luxurious rainfall shower. All amenities are taken care of from organic shampoo and sun screen to a complimentary bottle of wine. To our delight we even found hot water bottles in the bed after dinner!

So by now you never want to leave this phenomenal room.. right? BUT WAIT.. it gets better. Follow the stairs up for access to your own private rooftop patio! Complete with another daybed, a swinging bed, a lovely sitting area, and a million dollar view; you simply cannot beat it!

Shown Above: Mountain views from the private balcony of The Executive Suite. 


The Infinity Pool

We all ooh and ahh over those photos don`t we? The infinity pool with the view so drop dead gorgeous it’ll take your breath away. Well welcome to heaven my friends! Complete with a beautifully landscaped pool area, a restaurant, 2 hot tubs, and a sauna there is enough here to keep you occupied for days all in itself.

Shown Above: The infinity pool and pool area of Dwarika`s Resort in Dhulikhel.


Yoga & Meditation

Included in your stay are unlimited yoga and meditation sessions. Yoga classes are offered multiple times per day near the very top of the property. Meditation and Pranayama breathing can also be practiced in a beautiful room below the yoga studio. Make sure to sign up for a private Chakra Meditation in one of the 7 sound chambers. These serene meditation rooms are built throughout the peaceful forest.

Shown Above: The Meditation Studio and one of The Chakra Sound Chambers.


Pottery & Art Classes

Also included in your stay are various art classes led by local artists. You can book your session at the reception and explore your creative side in one of these unique studios. The sessions run daily and if you`re staying for multiple days you can continue to build on yesterdays creation.

Shown Above: A few photos from our pottery class at Dwarika`s Resort.


Cooking Classes With The Chef

The cooking class was one of my favorite activities at Dwarika`s Resort. It costs an extra $15 USD per person; but you get to create a traditional Nepalise dish with one of the resorts renowned chefs. We made veggie momos along with a dipping sauce and masala tea. The class was a blast and the momos were fantastic!

Shown Above: The dining area set up for us outside the kitchen and some traditional Nepalese momos.


Ayurvedic Consult

Do not miss your free 30 minute consultation with one of the resident Ayurvedic doctors. This experience was interesting and informative; and our doctor was passionate and intelligent. We covered many areas and he used our questions to move the consult in any direction we so desired. Once finished; you have the option  to build on your consult with spa treatments or extra time with the doctor.

Shown Above: Traditional spices used in Ayurvedic diets.


The Spa 

The Spa area offers numerous treatments that can be booked through the reception of Dwarika`s Resort. One of my favorite things in this area is the Himalayan salt rooms. These saunas made of Himalayan salt rock complete with cozy chairs and a serine atmosphere!

Shown Above: The spa area of Dwarika`s Resort including one of the Himilayan salt rooms.


Hiking & Farm Visits

There are numerous hiking trails in the area surrounding Dwarika`s Resort. You can get trail information from the concierge when checking in if you’re interested. You can also opt for a visit to their very own organic farm!

Dwarika`s Resort in Dhulikhel is a must do during your stay in Nepal. For more information on booking and activities; CLICK HERE. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comment below with your experiences!
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Pokhara is a laid back lake town set amidst the beautiful Himilayas in Nepal. Full of adventure, shopping, and culture you are sure to fall in love with this place. Whether you are staying for 3 days or 3 weeks you will most likely be overwhelmed by the endless food options. Keep reading for our favorite restaurants in Pokhara and why you`ll love them too!

OR2K

OR2K tops the list of our favorite restaurants in Pokhara as a must visit! This cafe offers beautiful views of the lake and an easy going vibe. Picture an internet cafe full of travelers lounging on big comfy cushions and enjoying colorful fresh food. They boast a huge vegetarian menu full of local and foreign dishes. All fruit and vegetables are washed in safe drinking water so you can go wild! OR2K also caters well to vegan and gluten free diets.

Our Recommendations: Pad Thai, Small Combo Platter,  OR2K Salad, Cheese and Spinach Burek, Chocolate Pumpkin Tart, and The Hot Chocolate Cake.


Moondance

A large restaurant with charming ambiance and unbelievable local food. Moondance is a great place to enjoy high quality dishes from Nepal and other areas in Asia; as well as some western dishes. Don`t miss this place during your stay in Pokhara!

 Our Recommendations: Pad Thai, Thai Curry, Garlic Naan, Pizza, Chicken Fajitas, and Tandoori Chicken.


Fresh Elements

During your time in Nepal you will reach a point where you`ve had your fill of Dhal Bhat (trust me.. you WILL get there!) All you`ll want is a well cooked piece of meat and some fresh vegetables. When you find yourself at this point; head over to Fresh Elements! The food is wonderful and the restaurant is modern and beautiful.

Our Recommendations: The Hummus, The Couscous Salad, The Burger, and The Beef Tenderloin.


Med 5

This Mediterranean restaurant is a great place to go when you’re craving something different. They focus on a combination of Italian, Greek, Turkish, French, and Spanish cuisine. Every choice is a good choice at Med 5! The food is outstanding and the restaurant is very cozy. If you order a drink during happy hour (4-7 PM) you get a free slice of pizza.

Our Recommendations: Build Your Own Pizza, The Veggie Kebab, and The Fresh Juices.


The French Creperie

These crepes.. I am still dreaming about them to this day! This sweet two story restaurant is the perfect place to stop in for brunch and enjoy a sweet or savory crepe. They offer loads of gluten free and vegan options and the food is to die for!

Our Recommendations: The Courage Smoothie, The Yak Cheese Platter, The Hot Chocolate Banana Coconut Crepe, and The Savory Crepes!


Little Windows

Little windows is an adorable little place right in the middle of the main strip. They offer tasty fresh food and a laid back vibe in their open aired dining area. The menu isn`t huge; but rest assured that these are all the options you need to thoroughly enjoy your meal. You can`t go without trying one of their famous Freak Shakes!

Our Recommendations: The Fajitas, The Salads, and The Freak Shakes.


The Juicery

A popular hangout for backpackers; this vegetarian café offers healthy and delicious food. Check it out for a wide variety of juices, smoothie bowls, salads, and the best homemade sourdough bread in Pokhara!

Our Recommendations: The PB Chocolate Smoothie Bowl, The Salads, The Avocado Toast, and all the juices!


Tara`s Vegetarian Restaurant

If you’re looking for local food that`s cheap and tasty; this is your place! Tara`s is located on a small side street with only a few tables available. They make all their dishes from scratch AND serve chocolate momos. Guess what folks.. they are freakin` fantastic!

Our Recommendations: The Chocolate Momos, The Yak Cheese and Tomato Bread, and The Fried Noodles. restaurants in Pokhara


I hope you enjoyed our post and have an amazing time in Nepal! Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comment below with your favorite restaurants in Pokhara.
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When planning a trip to Nepal`s Chitwan National Park its easy to be overwhelmed by the selection of tour companies. There are so many options; how can you know which one to choose? Lucky for you we did a TON of research and found one company that stood out in all aspects. They offer excellent tours, knowledgeable guides, and a conservation based approach all at a reasonable price. From our experience; Nepal Dynamic Eco Tours goes above and beyond to ensure you have an unbelievable adventure!

Booking With Nepal Dynamic Eco Tours

Nepal Dynamic Eco Tours is a small business near Chitwan National Park operated by brother and sister Doma and Raj Paudel. I honestly cannot say enough good things about this tour company. They exceeded all of our expectations an gave us the safari trip of a lifetime. Everything was arranged over email where they built us a custom itinerary including all the activities we wanted in the time frame we sent them.

The guides were amazingly friendly and went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed ourselves. From adding on extra time and activities to inviting us into their homes; we were always treated like good friends instead of just customers.

Responsible Tourism

Doma and Raj are extremely involved in the community around them. They have received numerous awards for their conservation efforts and strive to bring awareness to many local issues. Because of their close proximity to the National Park; many local families have lost crops, homes, or even loved ones to these wild animals. Doma and Raj have founded a Wildlife Victims Fund to help support those who have been impacted.

This is also one of the only operators in Chitwan that does’t include an elephant safari ride. Riding around on an elephant sounds awesome right? I mean.. think of the Instagram photos alone. The problem is; by participating in such activities we encourage the harmful treatment of these beautiful animals.

Related: Why I`ll Never Ride an Elephant in Asia

Nepal Dynamic Eco Tours is the entire package making them our favorite tour company in Chitwan. Now that you know a little bit about them; check out some of the activities they offer!

Stay Overnight In A Jungle Tower

This was the highlight of my entire trip to Chitwan National Park! First we hiked in to our tower (about a 40 minute hike) at around 3 PM. We spent some time searching for animals and enjoyed the beautiful sunset. Although the tower is not technically inside the park; its in the buffer zone directly across the river. There are no fences or barriers so the chances of seeing wildlife are the same as they would be inside the park! The picnic dinner was delicious and the view from the bedroom was incredible! The entire experience was absolutely unbeatable and a must do while in Chitwan.

Take a Canoe Ride

The sunrise canoe trip down the Rapti River was a beautiful and peaceful experience. We saw tons of birds, gorgeous views of Chitwan National Park and even spotted a few crocodiles! Our guides made sure we were the first ones in the water gifting us with an undisturbed experience the entire time. This took about an hour and was followed by a jungle walk back to Sauraha.

See The Jungle With a Walking Safari

A walking Safari is one of the best ways to explore the National Park. We spent about 3 hours walking through the forest observing birds, spotting crocodiles, and even sighting a rhino! The guides were so knowledgeable teaching us about different species of plants, insects, and mammals. One of my favorite activities in Chitwan; the jungle walk was thrilling and serene all at the same time. Although we didn`t have any luck with spotting a tiger; we came across tons of fresh tracks and a tiger sleeping area (which was probably close enough for me while on foot!) You can choose a half day or full day jungle walk.

Visit The Tharu Village

The Tharu people are an ethnic group who reside throughout the southern part of Nepal including the area around Chitwan National Park. During this village visit we learned a great deal about their history at the local museum. While walking through the village Doma taught us about how the homes are made and many details about the local lifestyle.

Cruise Around On A Jeep Safari

A jeep safari can be done either inside the park or at the Kumroj Community Forest. We did a safari at each location in order to maximize our chances of seeing animals. You cover a substantial area in a jeep which can really increase the quantity of wildlife you see.

During our safari inside the national park we stopped at the crocodile breeding center which was really interesting. The main highlight of our day however was seeing a rhino. Now this wasn`t just a glimpse or a partial view; he came right out of the bush and took a bath in the river directly in front of us. It was absolutely incredible! Our guide was so skilled at finding these animals and excellent at positioning us for the best views.

So there you have it.. our favorite tour company and activities in Chitwan National Park! We hope you enjoy your time in this beautiful area. Don`t forget to check out Nepal Dynamic Eco Tours for pricing and contact info. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or leave your experience below!
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For the past several years; elephant tourism has been booming all over Asia. At first glance it looks like a pretty awesome experience. Tourists from all over the world pay big money to get that token photo riding on the back of one of these beautiful giants. The part that I hope to shed some light on is what goes on behind the scenes. The part that you don`t see; the dark side of elephant tourism.

Is It Natural To Ride An Elephant?

Lets start from the beginning. In the wild; it would be impossible to get close enough to touch an elephant never mind ride one. They would spend their day roaming the jungle, eating, scratching, and socializing with the herd. So why is it that these elephants are giving rides, doing tricks, and completely submissive to humans? To answer some of these questions we have to take a look at the whole picture.


Elephant Trafficking

First question: how are these elephants obtained? Elephant trafficking is rampant all over Asia with an emphasis on the Myanmar-Thailand boarder. While Thailand has the largest elephant tourism industry; it is prevalent in many other countries including Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Nepal, and China.

There are two main ways to acquire an elephant. Those born into the tourist industry are often sold or traded. The second method is to capture them from the wild. In these cases the mother and surrounding adults are generally murdered. Next the highest bidder will obtain the elephant through illegal trafficking.


Breaking The Spirit of An Elephant

When a baby elephant is born or captured into the tourist industry; it goes through a process called “Phajaan”. Phajaan means “elephant crushing” or “breaking the spirit of an elephant”. First ripped from its mother and placed into a cage or hole; the elephant is completely tied up unable to move. This process goes on for days at a time using starvation, sleep deprivation, and beatings. Many reports include the use of bull hooks, nails, sticks, and chains to beat these creatures into submission.

Terrified of humans and seen only as a vehicle; the elephants are literally driven into the ground. They suffer from high rates of exhaustion, poor nutrition, and untreated infection. Imagine giving tourist rides for 8-10 hours per day and spending the rest of your life chained to a metal post. Pretty terrible, right?


So What Can We Do?

Now I`m sure most of you are as horrified as I was when I began learning about this. The good news is that people like you and I have sparked a shift. The elephant tourism industry relies on one thing alone: the money brought in by those wanting to ride an elephant.

When tourists no longer pay to support this process; other options start to emerge. Some unbelievable people have started to stand up to years of tradition and break this cycle of abuse. Over the past few years; there has been an increase in elephant sanctuaries around Asia. They offer an alternative to riding including education on the industry, feeding the elephants and observing them in their natural habitat. Although its a slow moving process; the change starts with all of us. Our part in this is really quite simple. Love an elephant; don`t ride one.


Reputable Elephant Sanctuaries & Programs

Unfortunately not all companies claiming to be a sanctuary are completely truthful. Here are a few ethical programs we support. Please feel free to comment with other reputable companies or your elephant sanctuary experiences!

We hope you have an excellent trip to Asia! Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comment with your elephant experiences.
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First of all; we are so excited you are planning a trip to Nepal! The country is beautiful, the people are unbelievably friendly and there are unlimited things to do! Nepal is one of our favorite countries to visit and you are going to absolutely LOVE IT!
The Last Resort offers numerous activities including bungee jumping, canyon swinging, white water rafting and canyoning. Located about 3.5 hours drive from Kathmandu; The Last Resort is an amazing way to find adventure in Nepal!

Location & Getting There

The Last Resort is located about 3.5 hours northeast of Kathmandu close to the Tibetan Border. Round trip transportation from the main office in Thamel is included in your activities. You can easily book your trip at the office in Kathmandu. You can also book online and check out a full price list HERE. Once you leave the city, the majority of the road is unpaved but the views of the Bhote Kosi River are remarkable! You will stop halfway for a bathroom break and a chance to buy breakfast or dinner. This will only cost you 150 rupees (about $1.20 USD) and trust me.. you`re going to want to try the food!

Shown Above: A path leading to The Last Resort from the river and the canyon.


The Resort & Food

If you are on a budget; you might choose a day trip from Kathmandu as this will be your cheapest option. If you ask me that’s too much travel time and not enough time to soak in the beautiful scenery! If possible spend at least one night here. The food is superb and the area is stunning. All buffet meals are included with your stay and you are free to explore the trails, chase the surrounding waterfalls, soak in the plunge pool, and enjoy the sauna. As far as accommodation goes; you stay in luxury tents spread throughout the property. They are rustic, charming and very comfortable nestling you right into the forest!

Shown Above: The luxury tent accommodation and the plunge pool.


Bungee Jumping

Measuring in at 160 meters this is the third highest bungee jump in the world! Now if your like me (I always thought there was no way in hell I would ever bungee jump) this place just might change your mind. The scenery is unbelievable and the staff made us feel relaxed and safe. The attention to detail and superb location make this destination one for the books. Everyone was so encouraging and the jump was unlike anything I`ve ever experienced before; so exhilarating!

Shown Above: David and I bungee jumping into the massive gorge from the bridge.


Canyon Swing

The worlds largest swing begins from the same platform as the bungee jump. You can choose to go single or tandem; we loved the tandem because experiencing it together was half the fun! Of all the activities; this was our favorite and also the most thrilling. The 6-7 second free fall is absolutely insane and the swing through the bottom of the gorge along the river is icing on the cake.

Shown Above: Right after we jumped off the platform and swinging along the river on the the tandem swing.


Canyoning

For those of you thinking “what exactly is canyoning?” I was in the same boat as you before we visited The Last Resort. Canyoning here includes rappelling down a series of 8 waterfalls with one short waterfall slide. The scenery is gorgeous with the tallest waterfall being a 45 meter drop. The guides were very safety conscious and made the trip an absolute blast.

White Water Rafting

The Bhote Kosi river offers one of the best river rafting day trips in Nepal and even throughout the world. The locals we have spoken to overwhelmingly agree that if you are going to do white water rafting in Nepal; this is the place to do it!

We hope you enjoyed our post on The Last Resort in Nepal. Don`t forget to check out The Last Resort`s website to book your next adventure! Please feel free to contact us with any questions or share your experience in the comments below. We`d love to hear from you!
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